Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.
An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server ""footprint""
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat, which highlights the industry move to OpenStack and benefits of moving to OpenStack cloud technology, wherein companies see promise and a need for implementation expertise.
The data center is challenged. Many midsize businesses simply do not have designated personnel to care for their data center; they have only a standard room to host the company server and storage infrastructure and have no luxury to expand. In short, they must work within their constrained space.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 09, 2013
Linux has proven to be a key element for successful datacenter modernization. Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers cross-architecture standardization to a single operating system (OS) and provides a target platform for migrating mission critical workloads. For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux datacenter modernization watch the webinar here.
Partners and customers expect instantaneous response and continuous uptime from data systems, but the volume and velocity of data make it difficult to respond with agility. IBM PureData System for Transactions enable businesses to gear up and meet these challenges.
Data workloads are rapidly evolving and changing. Today's enterprises have many different types of applications, with different usage patterns, all constantly accessing data. As a result, data services need to be more robust and scalable. IBM PureApplication System and IBM PureData™ System for Transactions are designed to meet these needs. This paper shows how the latest technology and expertise built into these systems gives businesses an innovative approach to rapidly create and manage highly scalable data services, without the complexity of traditional approaches.
IBM DB2 offers multi-platform flexibility and optimized capabilities for a variety of workloads. This e-book highlights some common scenarios where DB2 helps businesses derive unprecedented value from expanding data stores—affordably and reliably.
Nimble Storage’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) is the industry’s first flash-optimized storage designed from the ground up to maximize efficiency. In this product brief, you’ll learn how Nimble Storage customers run more workloads with less storage infrastructure, protect more data, and streamline data management so they can focus on higher-value projects.
It’s easy to underestimate the performance and capacity requirements for VDI storage, and missteps now can lead to expensive problems later. In “Risk-Free Storage for VDI,” you’ll learn how Nimble Storage delivers responsive performance to handle peak VDI workloads, integrated data protection, and instant backups and restores—all for dramatically less than you’re paying now.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Oct 24, 2013
This paper details VMTurbo’s approach to controlling workloads and the virtualized infrastructure in the desired state, leading to significant improvements in infrastructure efficiency and operational cost savings while assuring the storage performance of virtual workloads.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 18, 2013
Three IT transformations can help IT get its own house in order to
become the proactive partner of the business. By applying these
concepts, IT departments at major enterprises are changing the
way they engage with their business peers.
"Virtualization has changed the data center dynamic from static to fluid. While workloads used to be confined to the hardware on which they were installed, workloads today flow from host to host based on administrator-defined rules, as well as in reaction to changes in the host environment. The fluidic nature of the new data center has brought challenges to resource allocation; find out how your organization can stay ahead of the curve.
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Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
How to effectively troubleshoot your VDI deployment Virtual desktop infrastructure has come a long way since the first steps were taken a decade ago to run desktop workloads in the data center.
While more pervasive today, VDI technologies are latency-sensitive, and wholly dependent on the network. Complaints of poor end-user experience persist, especially over the WAN at branch offices where bandwidth constraints and latency delays are common.
But there is a way to ensure consistent and reliable VDI performance to deliver:
Enhanced planning and control
Read this brief to learn how the Riverbed® Cascade® application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution unlocks VDI visibility.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Apr 11, 2013
VMTurbo is the only vendor that provides a closed-loop management system capable of holistically assuring workload QoS while maximizing infrastructure efficiency. Our solution continuously identifies inefficiencies, resource contention and bottlenecks in the system and is able to determine—and automate—the necessary actions that control the environment in the optimal operating zone. It changes the economics of managing virtualized data centers and delivers operational savings and productivity gains across the organization. And, it is a better approach to IT operations management in today’s virtualized data center.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Feb 26, 2013
This survey and research report discusses shifts in the data management landscape and the movement to align data with operational and analytical workloads creating the best possible unified data architecture platform. Read on to learn more.
Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation PowerEdgeT family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.
Download "Why Privileged Identity Management Implementations Fail" to learn how to quickly implement a solution that can both lower your IT staff's workload and protect access to your organization's most sensitive data.
The benefits of server virtualization extend far beyond infrastructure savings and server consolidation. An emerging technology trend is for IT managers worldwide to deploy virtualization to keep applications online and protect their businesses.
This online eBook provides insight and advice on how to build an effective disaster recovery strategy in the evolving world of virtual infrastructures, while mitigating the impact of so-called 'Black Swan' events in the datacenter.
Administrative demands leave HR practitioners with time for little more than keeping up with growing workloads. A voice at the strategy table requires efficient HR information systems to and create real value in the HR function.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 21, 2011
Chuck Dubuque - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat Server and desktop virtualization technologies, which bring cost and agility advantages to enterprise IT, have become mainstream in most datacenters. However, after nearly 10 years, virtualized servers still only represent about 30 percent of x86 production workloads due to technology limitations and the expense of proprietary virtualization platforms. In this session, Chuck Dubuque will cover:
* The benefits of datacenter virtualization
* Technologies in the open source community that will enable pervasive virtualization
* The move to the cloud
* The particular advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and the Red Hat subscription model