December 2014- Database users are increasingly interested in using Flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) to speed up application performance. For many database administrators (DBAs), increased database performance directly impacts their user experience and bottom lines. Accelerating a single MySQL instance may allow DBAs to avoid painful sharding exercises, with all their attendant administration, application changes, and high capital and ongoing costs. With the wide range of SSDs available today, choosing any one can be difficult. This paper aims ...
February 2015- The world is undergoing a series of economic, societal and environmental changes that will require companies to be more innovative and more agile than ever before. Technology can be an enabler for much of this organizational reinvention, with one caveat: the way technology works within the organization also needs to change.
February 2015- 3 reasons (and 4 steps) for consolidating your file transfer infrastructure now! Legacy connections, disjointed file transfer mechanisms, and redundant or expensive VANs/VPNs and FTP servers can cause weaknesses in your file transfer infrastructure, leading to escalated costs, increased risk and even damaged business relationships. This white paper details how consolidating your file transfer infrastructure can save money and drive core revenue, reduce complexity and risk, and improve service.
January 2015- Protect your critical data from criminal intent outside your organization, as well as from insiders that may put your information assets at risk. Many security solutions are overly dependent on 'technology' alone. A critical weak link has always been the end user. Whether by accident or malicious intent, companies need to protect themselves from employees who will inevitably make profound errors of judgment. They need a solution that provides real-time feedback to educate and motivate ...
Like any high performance, revenue generating online business, electronic trading is exposed to operational and compliance risk - the chance that critical systems will malfunction, leading to financial loss, regulatory noncompliance and reputational damage. Recent events remind us that such losses can quickly become very serious, and have led to a renewed focus on safety and reliability in the sector.
This industry white paper delves into the operational risk that trading firms must ...
The 2014 State of DevOps report--based on a survey of 9,200+ people in IT operations, software development and technology management roles in 110 countries--reveals:
- Companies with high-performing IT organizations are twice as likely to exceed their profitability, market share and productivity goals.
- IT performance improves with DevOps maturity, and strongly correlates with well-known DevOps practices.
- Job satisfaction is the No. 1 ...
September 2014- With a market capitalization of more than US$6 billion, Singapore Exchange (SGX) is among the world's largest exchanges and is Asia's second-largest listed exchange. SGX needed to enhance operating efficiency and update its mission-critical security clearing, settlement and depository applications. To achieve that, the company selected Dell's Application Modernization Services and mainframe re-hosting technology to migrate its entire mainframe environment. The global exchange migrated its entire mainframe environment (including key applications, third-party tools and utilities, ...
July 2014- Recent breaches have targeted a fatal flaw in the way organizations have approached security over the last two decades. While the focus has been on investing in multiple preventive security technologies-centralized authentication, desktop virus prevention, automated patching, next generation firewalls, sandboxes for zero-day malware, and security event management-adversaries have taken advantage of blind spots that have widened as the IT landscape has evolved. The recent breaches occurred not because of unknown weaknesses in the defensive ...
September 2014- The era of Big Data has begun demonstrating to information security that there is more that can be done to identify threats, address fraud and improve compliance monitoring activities by bringing better context to data for actionable intelligence.
September 2014- benchmarks that you can use to confirm that Big Data has indeed arrived in your organization, along with some suggestions about how to proceed. The intended audience for this book includes executives, IT leader and business analysts.
September 2014- The data engineering challenges inherent in IoE are profound. Companies need to ensure they have adopted the right IoE architecture to take advantage of the real-time insights IoE data provides.
September 2014- Big data has rapidly progressed from an ambitious vision realized by a handful of innovators to a competitive advantage for businesses across dozens of industries. More data is available now-about customers, employees, competitors-than ever before.
September 2014- This Buyer's Guide presents a series of guidelines that you can use when searching for the essential Hadoop infrastructure that will be sustaining your organization for years to come.
A strong technology partner can help companies put focus back on their core business. Scivantage, a software company, needed just this type of partner, so they could focus on effectively serving the financial services industry.
In order to improve operational efficiency for their customers, Scivantage has to be up and running 24/7 and meet a rigorous set of requirements, making their need for scalable IT infrastructure that is always secure, reliable and available, imperative ...
Whether or not IT Operations is considered strategic within any individual organization, it has become a mission- critical aspect of business processes and business results for the vast majority of modern companies, especially high-performance online businesses, where even microseconds matter to revenue.
This NEW one-of-a-find white paper by Enterprise Management Associates and Corvil, delves into the pros and cons of traditional IT monitoring technologies, and how they can provide operational insights for assuring ...
April 2014- VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution built on vSphere, which empowers government customers to leverage existing investments in applications and infrastructure. As a result, government agencies can avoid the cost and complexity of re-architecting and retraining staff for public cloud infrastructure that is radically different from what is in place today. Instead of operating a combination of onsite and offsite IT environments and struggling to maintain both new ...
August 2013- Powered by an intelligent agent architecture, Endpoint Manager delivers real-time visibility and control to arm IT operations with near zero-day protection across heterogeneous environments and wherever laptops roam. It includes leading analytics capabilities that provide insights for hardening the infrastructure against attacks to the network, servers and endpoints.
August 2013- This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat which highlights the industry move to private cloud technology and hybrid cloud environments through dual-source virtualization wherein companies value security, performance and support in a quest to build the new IT paradigm.
The benefits of self-service business analytics are unlimited. However, setting up a self-service business analytics environment takes discipline, a strong plan, the right tools and more.
In this new McKnight Consulting Group white paper by Dell, discover the top five things to consider when discussing self-service BI - and why each is important for success.
July 2013- What good is raw data if it isn't understood? Find out how to turn your unstructured data into actionable analytic insights. The Dell Kitenga Analytics Suite's easy-to-use platform combines natural language processing, search and visualization technologies to unlock the real value of your big data. Learn more in this technical brief.
Running multiple data centers can be costly and complex. While using shared WAN links is a viable option for cutting costs, many organizations would rather incur the additional expense of private lines than sacrifice performance.
This resource details the challenges of sharing WAN links and explores how WAN optimization - which employs a set of technologies to improve the bandwidth, latency, and loss characteristics of WAN links - can help you achieve the ...
May 2013- Solid-state disk (SSD) technologies are top of mind in most discussions of enterprise storage infrastructure today-but there are still IT planners who have postponed the adoption of flash memory-based storage due to questions about acquisition cost or early adoption risk. Learn the four critical questions to ask before adopting flash technology in your data center.
A new report from Gartner Research tells the real-life story of a large enterprise that needed to improve its data center availability and continuity. It was a major undertaking, and there are lessons to be learned from all aspects of the project -- from setting the objectives, to formulating the strategy, all the way through to implementing the project.
In this report, you will learn:
Who was responsible for data center ...
In the financial services industry, success often depends on timely reaction to market shifts and minimizing the time to assess current positions and make decisions. High Performance Computing (aka Grid Computing) delivers computing power and speed, helping financial institutions to accelerate innovation and improve business success by delivering fast transactions and analyses, even when those involve processing large data volumes.
This white paper discusses the benefits of leveraging a specialized Infrastructure as a ...
October 2012- Healthcare providers are beginning to leverage big data as an increasingly important asset. But the explosion of data, fueled in large part by the growth of electronic medical records (EMRs), is presenting significant challenges for healthcare IT organizations, including how to manage and store all of this data and siloed storage infrastructures that make it difficult for institutions to share medical records across various departments. Fortunately, solutions are available to help healthcare organizations better manage ...
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