Continuous data availability is a key business continuity requirement for storage systems. It ensures protection against downtime in case of serious incidents or disasters and enables recovery to an operational state within a reasonably short period. To ensure continuous availability, storage solutions need to meet resiliency, recovery, and contingency requirements outlined by the organization.
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites: consider the local culture and the people, prioritize basic needs and requests, work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments, and consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system. A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovation, and su
Innovation requires many ingredients: a great idea, creativity, persistence, the right data, and technology. Governments around the world are taking advantage of the cloud to reduce cost and transform the way they deliver on their mission. The expectations of an increasingly digital citizenry are high, yet all levels of government face budgetary and human resource constraints. Cloud computing (on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing) can help government organizations increase innovation, agility, and resiliency, all while reducing costs. This whitepaper provides guidelines that governments can use to break down innovation barriers and achieve a digital transformation that helps them engage and serve citizens.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
While flash storage can enhance the performance of your applications, there are three potential roadblocks to realizing the full value from a flash investment:
• Storage network capacity
• Storage architecture
Vish Mulchand is Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for Storage, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
To meet the work challenges of the future, business leaders need to create resiliency by connecting their employees.
But they also need to make sure those employees are bought in to the strategy. That’s why the IC department has a huge role to play. Workplace connects everyone in an organization using familiar tools like instant messaging, posts and video calling.
We’ve identified six attributes that are critical to building connected organizations, and which act as the cornerstones for digital transform initiatives.
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Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
The data growth explosion facing most organizations today is coinciding with the mounting demands of stagnant IT budgets and an increased need to retain data for both governance and resiliency needs. At its core, data must not only be retained but also efficiently accessed and analyzed to unlock its embedded value.
Organizations increasingly require IT infrastructures that support the speed at which their businesses must operate through simplicity, efficiencies, agility, and strong performance. Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, which enable organizations to minimize or nearly eliminate inefficiencies and complexity associated with maintaining storage and compute silos, have emerged as a strong potential solution for such organizations. IDC’s research demonstrates that organizations running workloads on Nutanix solutions such as Dell XC are benefiting are benefiting from cost and staff efficiencies, the ability to scale their infrastructure incrementally, very high resiliency, and strong application performance. This is helping interviewed Nutanix solutions customers better meet business challenges and has led many of them to establish plans for expanding their hyperconverged workload environment with Nutanix solutions.
Enterprises currently face challenges regarding
the price, performance, and flexibility of traditional
wide area networks (WANs). Aggressive growth in
the adoption of public cloud services (a projected
86% spike between 2014 and 2018)1
organizations to look elsewhere for a more effective
network solution to address distributed traffic across
remote sites and branch offices.
Some of the specific issues organizations face with
their traditional WANs include:
- High total cost of ownership (TCO)
- Lengthy provisioning cycles
- Performance degradation with the growth of cloud
- Inadequate redundancy and resiliency
- Lack of application-aware connectivity
To better manage WAN investments, enterprises are
adopting a new approach for their distributed branch
office networks. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN)
offers improved performance, agility, and operational
flexibility plus significant cost savings. But not all SDWAN
solutions are created equal.
Many companies that need to deliver content online at scale use Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to improve performance. However,
even with a reliable CDN, there can be issues with service quality in different regions, insufficient capacity during peak periods, and lack of
resiliency and diversification. To address these concerns, some companies distribute their delivery load across more than one CDN, a concept
often called a multi-CDN implementation. In this paper, we’ll explore frequently-asked questions and best practices for implementing
multi-CDN workflows based on extensive experience.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
According to recent ESG research, 70% of IT respondents indicated they plan to invest in HCI over the next 24 months. IT planners are increasingly turning toward HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions to simplify and speed up infrastructure deployments, ease day-to-day operational management, reduce costs, and increase IT speed and agility.
HCI consists of a nodal-based architecture whereby all the required virtualized compute, storage, and networking assets are self-contained inside individual nodes. These nodes are, in effect, discrete virtualized computing resources “in a box.” However, they are typically grouped together to provide resiliency, high performance, and flexible resource pooling. And since HCI appliances can scale out to large configurations over time, these systems can provide businesses with investment protection and a simpler, more agile, and cost-effective way to deploy virtualized computing infrastructure. Read this paper to learn more.
For nearly a decade, Cisco has published comprehensive cybersecurity reports that are designed to keep security teams and the businesses they support apprised of cyber threats and vulnerabilities—and informed about steps they can take to improve security and cyber-resiliency
For nearly a decade, Cisco has published comprehensive cybersecurity reports that are designed to keep security teams and the businesses they support apprised of cyber threats and vulnerabilities—and informed about steps they can take to improve security and cyber-resiliency.
In these reports, we strive to alert defenders to the increasing sophistication of threats and the techniques that adversaries use to compromise users, steal information, and create disruption.
Download this whitepaper to find out more.
Discover the best practices for securing and protecting your Hybrid IT environments from HPE’s Advisory Consulting services. Businesses and organizations are building new hybrid infrastructures to deliver new IT services that require agility, resiliency and security. Success will require more automation, integration and end-to-end visibility supported by threat intelligence and threat analytics. This blueprint provides proven strategies and approaches based on the IT digital transformation experience and many customer engagements. It will help customers determine where to start and how to approach this topic
Splunk® has become a mission critical application. Thousands of organizations are gaining insight from their machine data and transaction logs using Splunk, and many more are planning to deploy Splunk. No matter what stage you’re in, having guidelines to follow can help improve the Splunk experience. Since a mission critical data application deserves a mission critical data platform, Pure Storage® built the solution on the Pure FlashStack™ converged infrastructure solution. FlashStack is a joint offering from Cisco® and Pure Storage. This paper is intended to provide a framework for designing and sizing a high-performance, scalable, and resilient Splunk platform. Pure Storage is a leading all-flash array provider focused on reducing storage complexity while improving Splunk performance, resiliency, and efficiency. To assure that your Splunk platform is sized appropriately, Pure Storage tested Splunk Enterprise on Pure’s FlashStack platform. The top takeaways from these efforts are tha
Splunk® has become a mission critical application. Thousands of organizations are gaining insight from their machine data and transaction logs using Splunk, and many more are planning to deploy Splunk. No matter what stage you’re in, having guidelines to follow can help improve the Splunk experience. Since a mission critical data application deserves a mission critical data platform, Pure Storage® built the solution on the Pure FlashStack™ converged infrastructure solution. FlashStack is a joint offering from Cisco® and Pure Storage. This paper is intended to provide a framework for designing and sizing a high-performance, scalable, and resilient Splunk platform. Pure Storage is a leading all-flash array provider focused on reducing storage complexity while improving Splunk performance, resiliency, and efficiency.
To learn how to improve business agility and your network architecture, download the Whitepaper on building a business case for virtualization. Find out how your network can deliver new levels of performance and resiliency.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
There are five essential steps to protecting data and
applications from the most common causes of data loss and
downtime. IT pros who follow these steps can feel confident
in their long-term organizational plan. Read this expert
guide from Ben Maas, an independent consultant and system
architect who has guided many companies through backup
and disaster recovery (BDR) deployments.
With nearly 80% of businesses experiencing four or more disruptions to their site each month, Aberdeen Group recently conducted a study to get to the root of today's internet performance challenges.
Read the findings and discover how companies:
Improve resolution times resulting from web outages - 65% of companies experience an hour or more to repair an internet related outage
Increase customer satisfaction by 30% - A consistent, reliable and fast web experience is your key to happy, loyal customers
Protect revenue - 60% of businesses record a minute of downtime resulting in a $1,000 loss in revenue
Are your online services and sites built for resiliency or destined for the headlines? Get the report to find out how leading organizations are bucking the stats and implementing Internet Performance Management (IPM ) tools to boost time to resolution and improve site performance.
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