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Published By: IO     Published Date: Dec 31, 2015
These are all marketing terms being used to describe data center colocation offerings. (IO is no exception.) But what do these terms really mean to an organization? What does “next-generation” or “2.0” or “future proof” or “hybrid” do for those people who are responsible for data center operations? Why should a CIO or data center manager care if his data center is “next-generation”? Why look for a provider with an “enterprise hybrid solution”? In this Solution Guide, we cut through the marketing hype and answer those questions.
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Published By: IO     Published Date: Dec 31, 2015
The primary focus of any data center is the critical applications that form an enterprise’s business and operational core—its commercial and technical heart. Last-generation facilities, which were often designed using traditional methods created during the mainframe era, simply aren’t capable of handling the requirements of today’s businesscritical applications. Additionally, deploying a data center with inadequate or inappropriate resources, or placing the facility in the wrong location, can negatively impact application performance and, in turn, enterprise success.
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Published By: FORTRUST     Published Date: Aug 12, 2015
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) has become more vital than ever to data center operations as efficiency and technology advancement cycles move at an increasingly rapid pace. The insight provided by these essential systems has historically only been accessible to the data center operations team, not the end user or for that matter – the colocated customer. Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments.
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Published By: FORTRUST     Published Date: Aug 14, 2015
This eBook examines operations and the most likely causes of outages in a data center along with organizational strategies that can eliminate or minimize the potential for unplanned downtime in a data center.
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Published By: FORTRUST     Published Date: Aug 14, 2015
When companies evaluate potential data centers and colocation service providers, they normally compare them using some kind of criteria or checklist. However, many such efforts fail to sufficiently evaluate the breadth and depth of detail necessary to make a well informed decision. This white paper examines several key criteria as they relate to service delivery from a data center or colocation provider. Specifically, this paper examines the importance of factors such as risk mitigation, operational processes and service assurance, combined with maintenance and lifecycle strategies that directly contribute to “high-availability service delivery.”
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Published By: Compass Datacenters     Published Date: Mar 02, 2016
The demand for more efficient and cost effective computing has driven organizations large and small to reevaluate their strategies. This examination can incorporate many aspects, encompassing system architecture and software platforms, as well as the IT hardware, and of course the data center facility. Moreover, there are many strategic options for the enterprise CIO and CTO to consider, such as the possibility of direct or indirect ownership and operation of their own data center facility, as well as colocation, cloud, or hybrid combinations thereof. Nonetheless, the IT hardware must ultimately reside in a physical data center that will provide conditioned power and safe environmental conditions for the IT equipment.
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Published By: Digital Realty     Published Date: Dec 02, 2015
A comprehensive approach to security requires much more than simply installing locks and hiring security officers. While these remain important aspects of an effective security plan, they are part of a broader, more integrative approach to security in today’s dynamic environment. For data center operators, ensuring the security and continuity of their clients’ business operations is a key and compelling imperative. This paper has examined the elements and organization of a holistic approach to security. Digital Realty views security as an integrated process, consisting of the subprocesses of physical security, information security, incident management, business continuity and compliance, enabled by the systems, processes and people providing quality of delivery and reliability of performance. Absent any of these elements, security becomes a series of loosely related tasks lacking in cohesive effectiveness.
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Digital Realty
Published By: CyrusOne     Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Data centers help state and federal agencies reduce costs and improve operations. Every day, government agencies struggle to meet critical cost controls with lower operational expenses while fulfilling the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative’s (FDCCI) goal. All too often they are finding themselves constrained by their legacy in-house data centers and connectivity solutions that fail to deliver exceptional data center reliability and uptime.
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place. These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
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it infrastructure, operations professionals, digital experience, time to resolution, cloud, iaas
    
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
This book helps you understand both sides of the hybrid IT equation and how HPE can help your organization transform its IT operations and save time and money in the process. I delve into the worlds of security, economics, and operations to show you new ways to support your business workloads.
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hpe synergy, api, infrastructure, hybrid it, workloads, code
    
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprises—but with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. That’s why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
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digital environment, hyper competitive, business goals, hybrid it, technology, hpe
    
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Nov 06, 2017
This IDC white paper reviews important market trends that have driven a dramatic increase of real world hyperconverged infrastructure deployments. This paper also provides results of in depth interviews and a global IDC survey of SimpliVity customers, many of whom have experienced considerable operational efficiency gains resulting from the use of SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure.
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data efficiency, wan optimization, data protection, global scale-out, unified global management, caching and tiering
    
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Nov 06, 2017
Hyperconverged infrastructure is radically shaking up the IT landscape, creating huge operational and economic benefits. Tier 1 applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, Oracle and others are among the many beneficiaries of this new generation of infrastructure. However, there are many vendors jumping on the market bandwagon, and not all systems that are marketed as hyperconverged really fit the criteria. IT organizations need to do their homework to ensure they are selecting true hyperconverged solutions.
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hyperconverged, infrastructure, virtualized, environments, sql, it landscape
    
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Published By: Oracle Dyn     Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
DDoS attacks can impair your website, tarnish your brand, and impact your bottom line. Conventional security products like firewalls and intrusion prevention systems and newer cloud-based scrubbing services can’t protect your DNS infrastructure against today’s increasingly sophisticated attacks. The best way to defend against DDoS attacks is to trust the operation of your DNS infrastructure to a managed service provider that lives and breathes DNS. Best-of-breed managed DNS providers operate global anycast networks that mitigate DDoS threats to keep your online business up and running.
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dns, provider, global, anycast, network, customer, pop, business
    
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Published By: Carbonite     Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure. Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver affecting IT spending in 2016.
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Published By: Cloud Direct     Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
Azure Site Recovery replicates your on-premises physical servers and virtual machines to Azure. If an outage occurs in your primary location, you failover to the DRaaS platform within minutes and your applications and workloads will be available. When normal operations resume, you can failback to your primary location. For added reassurance, Cloud Direct is a Microsoft Gold Partner. This means in addition to our own 24/7 support, we also benefit from direct access to Microsoft support for a range of hosting scenarios – including SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint.
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business, cloud solutions, data centre, smb, systems, technical
    
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Published By: AppDynamics     Published Date: Dec 08, 2017
It’s principally about the importance today of ensuring application performance and reliability at unprecedented scale. Conventional IT Operations teams are increasingly unable to ramp their manual activities to keep up with the rapidly growing extent and complexity of modern software applications – and the demand placed upon them by users.
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AppDynamics
Published By: AppDynamics     Published Date: Dec 08, 2017
It’s principally about the importance today of ensuring application performance and reliability at unprecedented scale. Conventional IT Operations teams are increasingly unable to ramp their manual activities to keep up with the rapidly growing extent and complexity of modern software applications – and the demand placed upon them by users.
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Published By: Red Hat     Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Once upon a time, several generations ago (in technology years), IT departments were internal departments, focused on maintaining infrastructure and services within the company. Some companies may have had external-facing services, particularly web services, but this was still generally a narrow and restricted area. IT wasn’t a revenue-generating or strategic department; it was a supporting environment viewed as a cost center. One of the outcomes of an infrastructure-focused environment is that developers lost a sense of what their code was doing. Release cycles were long, and changes were slow. A developer would work on something and throw the code into testing or operations, and it would be released months later. Because of that long lead time, engineers lost the joy of being a developer—of creating something and seeing it work in real life. One of the great, powerful changes with digital transformation and related cultural and technology changes like DevOps is that it reintroduce
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Published By: Group M_IBM Q1'18     Published Date: Dec 21, 2017
Are you ready to tackle Business Process Management (BPM) for your enterprise? Do you want to improve efficiency, enhance agility, and also be more profitable? If so, you’ve come to the right place. BPM is an approach toward managing how an organization operates so it better meets the needs of clients. BPM enables organizations to be more efficient and more capable of change. BPM is exactly what your organization needs to meet the challenges of the modern business climate.
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bpm, business process management, business climate, operation
    
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Published By: Group M_IBM Q1'18     Published Date: Dec 21, 2017
More so than ever before, agility matters. A shifting competitive landscape along with heightened customer demands, technological transformations, digital disruptions and a host of other trends, combine to create distinct challenges for business operations executives. Achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in this climate requires an advanced framework for pivoting whenever needed—with minimal cost, maximum efficiency and optimal outcomes. The question for every enterprise in the current environment: Do we have the required agility to drive decision-making capabilities that will continuously sharpen our competitive edge?
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operational agility, technological transformations, digital disruptions, decision management
    
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Published By: FICO     Published Date: Jan 11, 2018
Many organizations consider optimization only for their largest or most challenging business problems, often utilizing a small number of Operations Research professionals. But in our age of Big Data, market globalization and increased competition, many organizations are successfully making the case that optimization can be applied to a wider variety of business and operational decisions, and be developed by a new group of users — the organization’s business analysts. With a proven track record of results demonstrating that organizations can increase profitability with business analysts applying optimization to many types of business problems, FICO’s proven development methodology is giving organizations the confidence to extend optimization practices across their enterprises.
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business analyst, optimization, fico, partnership, credit, collections, banking, finance
    
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Published By: Virtela Communications, Inc.     Published Date: Oct 12, 2011
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs. Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
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health, global management service, cloud services, technology
    
Virtela Communications, Inc.
Published By: Red Hat     Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
The pace and scale of digital business innovation is increasing. Organizations are trying to optimize resources, speed development, and adapt faster to market changes. However, this places an extra burden on IT operations teams, who are now asked to move faster, yet manage increasingly complex IT environments. Automation can help. Read this e-book to learn more.
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Published By: Red Hat     Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
IT organizations must deliver better applications faster to stay relevant and seize business opportunities. And to promote growth and digital transformation, organizations must find the right balance between developer effectiveness and operational efficiency. This checklist helps assess business needs and impacts to help you choose a Linux® container. It also details the features and benefits of Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform.
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