The software-defined data center (SDDC) holds tremendous promise forenterprise IT. Within the SDDC, the benefits of server virtualization areextended to storage and networking, so the entire infrastructure can beabstracted and centrally managed under a unified platform. IT teams areable to leverage unprecedented levels of virtualization, orchestration, andautomation to achieve the services-based delivery model that enables truedigital transformation.
The software-defined data center (SDDC) holds tremendous promise for enterprise IT. Within the SDDC, the benefits of server virtualization are extended to storage and networking, so the entire infrastructure can be abstracted and centrally managed under a unified platform. IT teams are able to leverage unprecedented levels of virtualization, orchestration, and automation to achieve the services-based delivery model that enables true digital transformation.
This white paper sponsored by HP and Intel (circle R) separates fact from fiction, reality from myth, and, in doing so, will aide senior IT executives as they make decisions around cloud computing. While dispelling cloud computing myths, we will answer tough questions: How hard is it to adopt a private or hybrid cloud? How difficult is it to maintain and secure a cloud? How will the cloud transform my business? Do I have the right skill sets in place? What are some of my cost considerations? HP and Intel are committing extensive resources to helping customers with all of their questions and concerns around cloud computing.
Server virtualization has transformed corporate IT -- companies have enjoyed major cost savings and have gained flexibility and efficiency. But this has also led to a proliferation of virtual machines and servers that threaten to overwhelm data movement and storage technologies. In this IDG Tech Dossier, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while improving their ability to respond to fast-changing needs of business units.
This IDC paper “Business Value of Blade Infrastructures” indicates the considerable cost savings and the improved agility of the IT infrastructure by migrating to an HP BladeSystem environment. In fact, HP BladeSystem cut data costs by 68%. Customers participating in this study were able to pay back their initial investment in just over 7 months, a significant factor given the financial constraints most IT organizations are facing.
Learn how Edmonton Catholic School District uses HP servers, storage, and networking to ensure performance and redundancy. Download this white paper that presents how a school district developed a converged infrastructure to ensure high performance and redundancy.
In this IDG Tech Dossier sponsored by HP and Intel®, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while optimizing business agility.
This ESG paper outlines the considerations for architecting an efficient SAN data storage infrastructure with a focus on the NetApp solutions for increased utilization, improved performance and streamlined protection to reduce operational costs.
This paper addresses the many Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint implementations running on inefficient storage infrastructures, limiting scalability and complicating what should be fairly simple storage management tasks.
Public institutions—particularly government and higher education—need cost-efficient, flexible computing and storage solutions just as much if not more than corporations do. The time for virtualization is now.
In this part II of Enhancing Server And Desktop Virtualization With SSD, Storage Switzerland focuses on the next challenge of integrating SSD into a virtual server or desktop infrastructure and effectively using the technology in this environment.
In this final piece on server virtualization and SSD, Storage Switzerland discusses the power of performance, specifically, the dramatic impact that latent-free storage can make on the virtual environment. Read on to find out more!
This Taneja Group paper outlines a new technology that addresses increasing virtual complexity and radically simplifies IT infrastructure, without sacrificing functionality. Get your complimentary 17-page report now.
Seksui Diagnostics servers diagnostic manufacturers and clinical laboratories worldwide with a unique product portfolio comprised of diagnostic intermediaries or critical raw materials, finished reagent kits for use on clinical chemistry analyzers, and point of care rapid tests. With the demand for accurately scaling infrastructure requirements, they turned to EMC.
In this whitepaper, learn the challenges needed to rapidly build a new data center from scratch and how EMC software can help create a new data center build-out in 3 months.
In this brief 23-minute on-demand Webinar, opinion leaders from Pillar Data Systems and industry experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., break down the challenges that today's organizations face and help them to select a flexible storage platform that will adapt to changing business and application requirements while minimizing risks and reducing management complexity.
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 begun to strain the capabilities of initial deduplication products. To meet these demands, a new generation of deduplication solutions is emerging which scale easily, offer improved performance and availability and simplify management and integration within the IT storage infrastructure. HP refers to this new generation as "Deduplication 2.0.
Flash Storage For Dummies explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From server cache and back-end storage cache to hybrid and all flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures. It also reduces energy and real-estate costs in the data center.
The environment of stable growth has been replaced by one of explosive growth, and the IT infrastructure needs to be updated accordingly. This eBook will help you understand how new storage solutions can address these and other challenges facing organizations today.
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
Infrastructure simplification is a concept popping up very often lately with IT managers across all kinds of organizations. But it’s nothing new for small, and budget constrained IT shops that have
always looked at ways of keeping their infrastructure simple, very manageable and highly serviceable. Unalaska City School District (UCSD) is no exception; in fact, its needs are even more constrained due to its particular position on the map.
Located on the Aleutian Chain, approximately 800 air miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, Unalaska is home to 4,000 permanent residents and boasts the U.S’s most productive commercial fishing port of Dutch Harbor, which is also well-known as the home of successful TV show “The Deadliest Catch”.
Accessible only by airplane or boat, there are no roads to Unalaska. The deep water and ice-free International Port of Dutch Harbor serves cargo ships and large container vessels throughout the year, making this port one of the busiest transportation hubs in t
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
Object-based storage (referred to as OBS throughout this document) platforms continue to perpetuate cloud and enterprise IT infrastructure. As businesses move toward petabyte-scale data storage, OBS solutions are turning out to be the right choice for balancing scale, complexity, and costs. By way of their core design principles, OBS platforms deliver unprecedented scale at reduced complexity and reduced costs over the long term. Early OBS platforms suffered from "necessity crisis," were too
cumbersome to deploy and, in some cases, caused a platform lock-in because of their proprietary access mechanisms. In spite of their from-the-ground-up design, a departure from how traditional SAN and NAS arrays are deployed and, more importantly, a lack of standard interfaces made it difficult for
IT organizations to deploy OBS solutions in the infrastructure. Thanks to Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift becoming de facto access interfaces, this situation has changed.
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