It’s no big news that enterprise data center environments are in the midst of multiple transformations. Intersecting trends like mobile, Big Data, advanced virtualization and cloud computing have caused many IT organizations to rethink how they can deliver their IT services faster, better and more affordably to both internal and external users. As part of these efforts, many have chosen to redefine their data center’s traditional hardware “stack” of underlying compute, network and storage resources. This involves the increasing use of converged infrastructures (CI) and hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI).
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Whenever I visit customers who are seeking to get SSH user key and access management challenges under control, I see them approaching the issue from one of the three angles. The project is being led as an extension of a cryptography team, which may already be managing certificates and other PKI related issues, or the issue is being addressed as an extension of a privileged access management project or, in some cases, I see customers attempting to address the issue as part of their configuration management system processes.
ESG Lab Review: IBM Data Protection for Virtual Environments: Extending IBM Spectrum Protect Solutions to VMware and Hyper-V EnvironmentsAugust 22, 2016 No Comments
This ESG Lab Review documents remote hands-on testing of IBM Spectrum Protect solutions for virtual environments.
ESG Lab Validation Report: IBM Spectrum Protect – Simplified Data Protection for the Modern EnterpriseAugust 22, 2016 No Comments
This ESG Lab Validation documents remote hands-on testing of IBM Spectrum Protect.
It is clear that traditionally built brick and mortar ultra-high performance data centres in African environments are increasingly a thing of the past. Prefabricated facilities represent the future of data centre design worldwide. That said, what exactly is a prefabricated data centre?
As every marketer knows, it is extremely important to generate inbound links not only for directly generating inbound traffic but also to become more visible to search engines that factor in the number and quality of such links to arrive at a search page ranking. Among the more popular ways of creating backlinks is to promote guest blogging. Consistent blogging can lead to the generation of almost double the organic links that would have otherwise been generated.
With hybrid IT paving the way to the cloud, organizations have more options than ever before to provision and deploy workloads in a way that will best benefit business and end-users. However, IT budgets are expected to decrease throughout this year, according to Gartner, and as IT professionals look for the best place to host their application workloads—whether on-premises, in the cloud or both—it is critical to strategize around maximizing available funds to realize the full benefits of a hybrid approach and leave money for other important projects.
According to research from Ericsson, we’re on pace for 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Underpinning this Internet of Things ecosystem will be a sea of fixed and wireless networks that require the flexibility to deal with a huge diversity of use cases, network resiliency demands, and operating models. And yet the IoT represents just one of many applications that Software Defined Networking may well be called upon to address (and at the moment, the technology is still very much in an early stage of adoption).
This IDC Flash discusses Nimble Storage’s introduction of an all-flash array (AFA), the AF-Series, as an addition to the company’s already very successful CS-Series line of hybrid-flash arrays (HFAs), on February 23, 2016. This Flash discusses Nimble’s entry into the AFA space and updates IDC’s view of the company’s competitive position in the overall enterprise storage market, based on this announcement.
Business users expect immediate access to data, all the time and without interruption. But reality does not always meet expectations. IT leaders must constantly perform intricate forensic work to unravel the maze of issues that impact data delivery to applications. This performance gap between the data and the application creates a bottleneck that impacts productivity and ultimately damages a business’ ability to operate effectively. We term this the “app-data gap.”
Achieving the all flash data center is like climbing a mountain: it takes planning, organization and hard work— but it doesn’t have to be painful. If you’re ready to set out for the summit, keep reading.
Every four hours, InfoSight collects and analyzes more sensor data points from our customers’ arrays than there are stars in our galaxy. Predictive Analytics are then used to correlate vast amounts of information to find the needle in the haystack and solve your most complex issues. It’s like having an army of IT experts keeping your infrastructure running perfectly, 24×7, without you lifting a finger!
Nimble Labs report outlining the top causes of the app-data gap.
Want to ensure that your systems remain up and running smoothly all the time? Is downtime making it difficult for you to align your computing resources with growing business demands? If you are managing multiple data centers and have a cluster of servers then employing a load balancing software will divert all your incoming connections to the healthiest cluster while ensuring compliance with region-specific laws. The benefits of global load balancing extend across several app deployments offering an end-to-end view into delivery and SLAs for the efficient handling of workloads and improved end-user experience.
In other words, there doesn’t have to be one supreme ruler of this landscape. And that’s fine. Think about any other technology sector out there – there are always multiple solutions in every space. The same goes for container technology. When you create something that is super scalable, the drawback is that it’s not going to be a one-size-fits-all approach. However, one person’s drawback is another person’s advantage.
The EPR market across different countries has observed an average of about 12% growth, each year since 2007. Current economic slowdown, will affect the growth pattern of this sector negatively. However, research analysts at Allied Market Research (AMR) reveal that investing in ERP would be a safe bet as the overall trend would sustain. For those worried about Eurozone crises will be glad to know that the EPR industry will bounce back surprising as soon as the quandary subsides, explain AMR researchers eyeing the growth, share and size of the sector.
Does your wired or wireless LAN access solution have the right capabilities for your enterprise? See how Gartner ranked 14 vendors in six common enterprise use case scenarios in this report.
Big data is becoming much more than just widespread distribution of cheap storage and cheap computation on commodity hardware. Big data analytics may soon become the new “killer app” for high performance computing (HPC).
with Jerry Melnick, SIOSIn this interview, SIOS Technology President and CEO Jerry Melnick speaks with IT Briefcase about optimizing infrastructure operations and application performance in complex VMware environments. Read More >>>
Automation, cloud technology, and mobile business solutions are the latest tech tools in the corporate arsenal for streamlining operations, improving efficiency, and holding the line on skyrocketing costs. The proliferation of content management systems (CMS), customer relationship management (CRM), marketing automation, and integrated applications reflect the widespread belief that companies who embrace innovative business tools will gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Keeping your business data safe is crucial to the success of your business. The last thing you want is for your competitors to gain insight into your product secrets or for sensitive client information to be leaked. Protecting your data is not only important to the success of your business but can also keep you from hefty fines and lawsuits. How can you keep your data safe? This post looks at a couple of things you need to use in order to keep your business data secure.
Python has evolved over the years to become one of the most loved open source language by programmers. Among the many reasons for this is its flexibility, ease in using and its massive library that provides for powerful data analysis and manipulation. Thanks to the simple syntax and easy compilation feature, Python has reduced the development time by 50%.
Business used to be simpler. It used to be possible—in fact, it was the norm—for enterprises to run their Domain Name Service (DNS) from just one data center. They placed their servers within its confines and went on their way without a care. After all, if their one data center went down, the DNS server would be useless.
In retrospective – the key desired goals for consolidation, CAPEX and OPEX optimization, have not been met. In fact, it can be said that consolidation contributed to VM sprawl and in many cases worsened performance issues. Container technology has been around for a few years and in fact, heavily used in large scale production by Google.
with Dan Schiappa, SophosIn this interview, Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of Enduser Security Group at Sophos, outlines some of the current IT security topics being addressed by businesses today. Read More >>>