This comprehensive white paper applies automation and ITIL best practices to the data center and reviews current industry trends, server automation energy usage issues and a variety of optimization strategies for data center improvement. The effects of virtualization are explored in-depth. Includes detailed sections on increasing operational efficiency using workflow analysis, automating and optimizing server change management, reducing infrastructure complexity and developing security, disaster recovery and business continuity procedures. Step by step instructions for developing metrics and a business case to justify data center and server automation are included.
Each year, organizations around the world go through the ritual of performance appraisal. Many see it as the company's main event, in terms of performance management - the time at which most, if not all, feedback and guidance to employees is given. Progress is evaluated.
Rewards are distributed. Goals are set. Then that is it, until next year. Managers often open the process with a mixture of resignation, dread and the question, Why are we doing this again?
There are many difficult issues related to WAN complexity, cost, and performance. However, many of these issues can be solved through device consolidation. Download this white paper to learn how to achieve efficiencies and competitive advantages through affordable, yet feature-rich WAN optimization technologies.
Join this informative web event to hear from experts at Forrester Research and HP discuss the top ten challenges for effective disaster recovery planning, how to quantify the cost of downtime as well as tips on selecting and implementing disaster recovery solutions.
Ensuring immediate access to business critical data following a disaster event is a top priority for IT management. More organizations are replicating their backups to remote locations for disaster recovery.
Mid-sized businesses have long struggled to protect their IT systems. Many firms are inadequately protected and mistakenly think that a disaster is rare and won’t happen to them anytime soon. This custom Yankee Group Report uses customer interviews, statistical data and Yankee Group SMB survey results to examine disaster recovery (DR) issues.
Published By: Unitrends
Published Date: Mar 30, 2010
Clouds are all the rage right now. And the truth is that cloud-based computing can be a tremendous value. Cloud-based computing is not just an opportunity for a bunch of venture capitalists hanging out at Sand Hill Road, it's a wonderful chance for small and medium businesses to take a step toward aligning their information technology spend to increase their focus on revenue-generating opportunities.
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
More than 54% of companies have experienced a downtime event that lasted more than 8 hours – one full work day – in the past 5 years. And the risk of major disruptions to business continuity practices looms ever larger – primarily due to the troubling dependencies on the location, topology and suppliers of data storage.
Download this infographic and see how you can preserve proven Business Continuity practices despite inevitable changes to your data storage infrastructure.
Managing the security and uptime of a Windows network requires you to master your Active Directory, the brain and heart of the network, with maximum efficiency. Active Administrator makes it simpler and faster than native Windows tools to exceed compliance regulations, tighten security, increase productivity, and improve business continuity.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
The core technology behind Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has evolved for decades. More
recently, DRaaS has linked to the cloud, and finally hit its stride. Today it can provide unprecedented
availability options to companies who don’t have secondary data centers dedicated to business
continuity. Before now, only IT teams with additional IT budget, staff and geographic locations could
effectively hedge against downtime, and disasters.
But today’s DRaaS means that businesses of all sizes have the peace of mind that comes with knowing a
replica of their data and systems is hosted at a remote site that they can fail over to—without bearing
any of the infrastructure costs or maintenance responsibilities. All infrastructure and maintenance is
the responsibility of the DRaaS provider. And the technology ensures that a replica is not only available,
but always current and immediately available. This attractive value proposition led Gartner to predict
that global DRaaS revenue will rea
This paper introduces a brief explanation of digital continuity and the opportunities and threats that it faces.
The movement of product information to the digital domain in the 21st century has meant that we do not have physical items, like pieces of paper, which we can authenticate as being reliable information for decision making. Digital continuity is meant to remedy shortcomings of the digital environment by ensuring that information is unique, authoritative, current, and consistent, or more simply, has the characteristic of singularity.
This paper includes:
• Digital continuity within the Product Lifecycle
• Digital continuity within manufacturing
• Threats to digital continuity
If we implement digital continuity correctly, we have all the advantages of the singularity of paper documents, but with the instantaneous and simultaneous ability to access the latest, updated information.
Offered Free by: Dassault Systemes
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
Knowing where to look and what to watch out for is half the battle. Download this report to understand the most pervasive types of email threats, how security professionals perceive them and what they’re doing to combat them. Most importantly, you’ll walk away with actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Gain valuable insight from 1,025 global IT decision makers on email-based attacks, cyber resilience, business continuity, awareness training and threat intelligence.
Enterprises worldwide rely on network high availability for business continuity. Find out how the capabilities that are part of your next-generation firewall can help ensure that your network is up and running all day, every day.
Is a lack of availability costing your business thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars? Assessing the true financial impact of unplanned downtime may surprise you. Placing a dollar amount on this issue is often the first step and biggest motivator to meeting your ongoing availability requirements.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
Email is one of the most critical applications in use in business today: it is embedded in many business workflows, it is used by engineers to inform them of infrastructure issues and it is used to communicate with customers and business partners. In short, the modern organization has email at the heart of its communications and business processes. This makes it critical to minimize both the downtime and loss of email upon the outset of a business continuity event.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 10, 2010
Continuity and archiving services may prove more cost effective for email than high availability
clustering, especially when considered in the light of continued governance, risk mitigation and compliance.
Enterprise IT organizations are challenged by accelerating data growth and increasing reliance on the data. This requires a fundamental rethinking of how data is protected and accessed. HP StoreOnce backup and CommVault Simpana deliver an integrated, end-to-end data protection and rapid recoverability solution to enhance business continuity and resiliency.