More than 10,000 customers are using VMware vSAN to quickly adopt hyper-converged infrastructure to accelerate their IT modernization initiatives, reduce their total cost of ownership, and increase their businesses agility in preparation of future needs. Read some of their stories and see how hyper-converged infrastructure powered by vSAN can ease the burden of infrastructure management and create new possibilities for your business.
The new requirements for application delivery mean adopting the principles behind cloud, DevOps, and SDN, and enabling emerging security models. Now you must provision apps in minutes instead of months, and with significantly reduced operational costs. Read this whitepaper to learn how you can manage every delivery aspect of users, applications, systems and infrastructure with an elastic, dynamic infrastructure designed to support these requirements.
VCE VxRail Appliances enable organizations to create IT certainty by eliminating complexity and collapsing cost structures while leveraging their existing VMware investments. Based on VMware’s VMware's market-leading Hyper-Converged Software, VxRail delivers a known and proven building block for the software defined data center. It provides IT organizations with a full range of options to create a flexible, optimized infrastructure that dramatically simplifies their IT operations while reducing costs.
Despite all the excitement about clouds, only a handful has yet been built, mostly because infrastructure is such a challenge. Before cloud-type systems can bloom, businesses need ready access to the kind of infrastructure Google had to cobble together itself: high scale, low-cost and mass customized. Read this online article to learn how these extreme scale-out infrastructures will not only seed clouds, but nourish Web 2.0 and high-performance systems while inspiring business models we can't yet imagine.
"As the rapid rise in the number of mobile devices and users creates an explosion in data and virtual machine instances, datacenter transformation becomes imperative for many enterprises. It is essential enterprises move to consolidate resources and cut both capital and operating costs while still providing support for distributed applications.
This brief white paper delves into a Q&A with Eric Sheppard, research director of IDC’s Storage Software program, on integrated systems and whether you should buy compute, network, and storage resources together. Read on as you will discover:
What integrated systems are, and its benefits
The differences between an integrated platform and integrated infrastructure
How datacenters are leveraging these new systems today
This Forrester study was commissioned by NetApp and highlights the costs and benefits of deploying a cloud infrastructure using Data ONTAP across the enterprise. The results of this study can be used as a guide for enterprises to determine the appropriate benefits for their particular environment. Read on to learn more
Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: May 25, 2016
Today in the United States, employer-sponsored health benefits are the source of coverage for more than 149 million individuals.1 Fueled by many factors, including rising costs, legislative changes, new provider models, and evolving market forces, the health care industry is undergoing a transformation. And as health care evolves, so must the employer’s role in it. What has not changed, however, is employers’ belief that health benefits are a key differentiator for talent. In fact, most large employers plan to continue offering coverage in spite of the uncertainties in the health care market. To keep pace with the changing environment, employers must rethink their role in health coverage: how they sponsor, structure, and deliver health benefits, and how they manage costs while keeping employees healthy, productive, and satisfied.
Selecting the right single sign-on solution (SSO) for your organization can be a daunting task. Competing solutions offer varying levels of application support, management overhead, and potentially confusing (and counter- productive) cost structures. But the upside in terms of improved security, manageability and user productivity enhancements provided by the right SSO solution can be dramatic.
The questions contained within are intended to help you collect and organize the critical information you need to make a well-informed decision for your organization. Please use them as a guide during your due diligence and vendor selection process. Please download the white paper to learn more.
Published By: Xangati
Published Date: Sep 14, 2015
Efficiency is not about maxing out utilization, nor is it about achieving the highest possible MIPS, IOPS or any other standard metric. Technically, efficiency is about the ratio of useful work performed to the energy expended in doing that work. You want the greatest amount of output from your IT infrastructure for the lowest possible cost. It’s a bit like long-distance driving and working to achieve the highest possible miles per gallon through constant observation of time, speed and gas consumption in the face of varying traffic and weather conditions. Flooring the gas pedal is not always the best option. What can you do to optimize your converged infrastructure efficiency? While there are no 10-second, quick-fix answers, here are five strategies you can start implementing right now to bring your organization much closer to optimal efficiency and long-term cost savings.
Published By: Staples
Published Date: Jun 01, 2017
Where IT departments were once considered a cost of doing business, today's data center is part of the strategic planning that drives the company forward and increases return for stakeholders. Creating a roadmap for your IT strategy and infrastructure requires careful planning, along with a thorough evaluation of your current state and a detailed view of what you wish to accomplish. Read this white paper to get the big picture of what is necessary to create the best cooperative experience for your data center, office operations, and end users.
More and more businesses are embracing workplace mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies as a method to reduce costs and stimulate productivity. These initiatives give employees, contractors, and business partners the power to remotely contribute, collaborate, and communicate with team members from familiar devices, anywhere around the world. To implement these strategies effectively however, IT teams must provide access to applications, business systems, collaboration platforms, and development environments without sacrificing end-user experiences, hindering their organization’s security posture, or inducing excessive costs. What many are finding is that traditional methods of desktop and application delivery and on-premises Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) often cannot live up to this task, as they introduce new challenges upon implementation.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud computing has ushered in a golden era for software companies. The cloud’s low barrier to entry allows
creativity to flourish, especially for software developers who are creating applications directly on cloud-based
infrastructure. Cloud-based infrastructure enables developers to do what they love: solve business problems and
bring innovative new ideas to life, using their choice of tools. In a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, applications
can easily be deployed to a cloud service, and delivered to clients who appreciate the ease of access and low cost.
The cloud model relieves the developer and the enterprise IT professional from the burden of managing or
maintaining capital-intense infrastructure.
But the cloud’s low barrier to entry also allows competing software providers to enter the market every day,
from every sector. Independent software vendors, or ISVs, are pressured by increased competition to deliver
their applications faster, with greater functionality and ease of
This report describes how improving the efficiency of data storage, deduplication solutions has enabled organizations to cost-justify the increased use of disk for backup and recovery. However, the changing demands on IT storage infrastructures have b
Kaspersky Lab has created an eBook to help you calculate the true cost of protecting your business infrastructure, intelligence, and reputation. Download "IT Security by the Numbers: Calculating the Total Cost of Protection" to learn more.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 08, 2017
Changing business needs and the drive toward cost efficiencies and performance mean an end to reliance on traditional, proprietary storage approaches. Modern storage infrastructure enables CIOs to tackle some of their biggest pain points and put their data to work rather than viewing that data as a cost center. Driven by a desire to be flexible and “do more with less,” IT leaders are embracing things like software-defined storage, because it emphasizes freedom and openness.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 08, 2017
TransUnion, a leading global risk and information solutions provider, used mainframe computers to support its global business. To improve IT performance and costs, the company launched an initiative, Project Spark, to migrate all of its applications and systems to a Red Hat® operating environment. With the new infrastructure—based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Red Hat JBoss® Middleware, and other Red Hat products—TransUnion achieved faster time to market, greater competitive advantage, improved employee satisfaction, and significant operating cost savings.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 19, 2017
IT leaders are looking to deliver agile, scalable and cost-effective storage for ever-increasing amount of unstructured data. This research assesses the key attributes, vision and executional prowess of distributed file systems and object storage vendors.
Virtualization provides opportunities to reduce complexity, improve service levels to the business and lower capital and operating costs to provide and maintain IT infrastructure. This paper for senior IT managers is intended as a starter guide for virtual infrastructure technical design, project planning, scoping, and implementation.
More than likely you’ve heard quite a bit about service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how it holds the promises of quicker response to market trends, improved customer services and lower application development costs. From an infrastructure perspective, an SOA implementation contains all the same pieces and parts as your traditional environment.
The dominant provider of investment processing services in the U.S., DTCC sought to parlay its record of service innovation and cost leadership by expanding globally. DTCC teamed with IBM to re-architect its core processing infrastructure to enable it to push its already world-leading transaction capabilities even further to accommodate DTCC's global growth vision.
Energy costs are rising. Floor space is shrinking. And demand for IT capacity continues to grow. In this white paper, IBM reveals the next generation data center: scalable, modular data centers (SMDC). Brief case studies illustrate how specific SMDC solutions helped solve critical business issues, such as outdated infrastructure and scalability.
Increased processing needs means increased energy costs. In fact, power costs can often exceed hardware costs. Read this white paper and see how the pairing of new IBM System x and BladeCenter servers with the new Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series can reduce costs and improve performance.
With the economy in constant fluctuation, this white paper is especially timely. “Enhancing your infrastructure in an uncertain economy to support your SOA business initiatives” defines the challenges facing IT executives, and outlines actions they can take now to cut costs, increase productivity and get more out of existing IT investments.
With ever-increasing data growth worldwide, organizations must find smarter ways to store and manage their massive volumes of data. Learn how IBM® Tivoli® Storage Management software solutions help to maximize your current storage environment and reduce operational and capital costs while improving service and managing risks.
Web conferencing tools ensure that face-to-face meetings can still take place while removing the costs associated with business travel. Now available as a service with no infrastructure costs, these solutions are being used by savvy companies to go more places than boarding a plane or getting in a car allows.
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