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  • Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: F5 Networks is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers for the eighth consecutive year. The application delivery controller (ADC) is a key component within enterprise data center and public cloud architectures, and according to Gartner, enterprises should evaluate ADCs based on how they integrate with key applications and cloud/virtualization platforms.
    Access this report now to see how Gartner evaluates vendors based on ability to execute and completeness of vision. You'll learn:
    * Strengths and weaknesses of vendors
    * Vendor placement on the MQ, with descriptions of leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players
    * Gartner's evaluation criteria for inclusion on the MQ


    *Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose
  • ESG Lab Validation: Symantec Backup Exec 2014
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: Server virtualization has taken IT by storm and many IT organizations now struggle to find the best methods for protecting their physical and virtual servers. For customers looking to address VM data protection, certain best practices can ensure optimal protection and recovery characteristics. Learn how ESG Lab would rate Backup Exec 2014 in terms of these best practices and why Symantec comes out on top.
  • Conquering the Top 5 Enterprise Data Protection Challenges
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: How are today's CIO's overcoming today's datacenter challenges? Data protection, server consolidation, and disaster recovery coupled with the demand of end users and strict service level agreements (SLA) lead IT organizations to do more with less without losing productivity. Only by having the right data protection solution and tested procedures in place will enterprises be prepared to overcome these challenges. Learn why IT must push for 100% virtualization, simplified disaster recovery systems, and efficient data protection solutions to achieve greater administrative efficiencies and meet these demands.
  • Data Protection: Solve the Complexity with Practical Strategies
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: It could be argued that data is the lifeblood of any business yet many organizations continue to struggle with keeping their data safe. There are two major factors preventing most businesses from adequately protecting their data: complexity and inefficiency. Learn how the combination of complexity and inefficiency leads to increased risk for the organization and how Symantec can help tackle the often overwhelming task of protecting today's IT environments without increasing complexity, creating silos, or distracting the IT staff from other critical tasks.
  • Security and Backup Considerations in the Virtual Environment: Taking the Leap to Virtualization
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: Many mid-market companies have invested significant time and resources to secure and back up their servers, client computers, data, and overall network infrastructure in what was the traditional client-server setup. Now, what were considered emerging technologies just a few years ago, cloud computing and virtualization have arrived on the scene, bringing both significant benefits and new challenges. Read more about this transition to get the most out of your virtual environment and discover the key considerations when choosing a virtualization technology for your organization.
  • HP Desktop Mini: The Desktop Has Evolved
    Source: PC Connection
    White Paper: With the ever increasing pace of business, streamlining of workloads and workflows, shrinking technology, network file storage, and the cloud, the desktop PC is evolving. No longer does every task require a power-centric, large, expandable PC chassis with massive hard drives. Performance, simplicity, versatility, space-saving, and power efficiency are the demands of today's business desktop PC. Yet, in the enterprise, security and manageability are still critical. With desktop virtualization just emerging, a powerful business PC is still where the majority of daily work gets done. HP's newest and smallest business desktop platform, the HP Desktop Mini, fits the bill without filling the space.
  • Solving Your Top 5 Email Archiving Challenges
    Source: CommVault
    White Paper: According to IDC, sixty percent (60%) of business critical information is now stored, sometimes exclusively, in email. It's more important than ever to establish an email archiving strategy that ensures business continuity and information availability. Modern email archiving solutions are changing to accommodate the new realities of the digital workplace and can intelligently store, manage and discover email content to meet business and compliance requirements.  Read this paper to learn how to solve your top email challenges.
  • IDG MarketPulse Research Paper: Lighting Up Dark Data CIO Research Paper
    Source: CommVault
    White Paper: A recent survey of business and technology leaders reveals that, on average, just 28 percent of organizational data is stored because it has clear business value. Ominously referred to as dark data, those information assets grow and soak up resources without returning any business value. Until enterprises get a handle on dark storage, though, they're only adding to an existing problem, reaping the costs without the rewards. Read this whitepaper to learn more about the dangers of Dark Data and how you can avoid it.
  • Dealing with the Complexities of Application-centric Data Management
    Source: CommVault
    White Paper: Data management used to be a fairly straightforward proposition. The relationship between IT and the business, however, has changed. Protecting, recovering and managing the business critical data in applications is posing new challenges for IT. Learn more from this UBM Tech study about what IT decision-makers are worried about and focused on as they look to simplify the increasingly complex work associated with application data management - and, by doing so, to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness with which it meets the escalating demands of the business.
  • 5 Steps to Application-Aware Data Protection
    Source: CommVault
    White Paper: Many IT organizations have had the same data protection tools and practices for years, even decades, and see no need for that to change. But Application Owners need to know that they'll be able to recover their data at the application level when disaster strikes, and yesterday's solutions are simply not up to this job. It's time for modern, application-aware data protection - and here's how to get there. Learn more about how to create application-aware protection.
  • Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances
    Source: CommVault
    White Paper: Enterprise backup is among the oldest, most-performed tasks for IT professionals. Gartner provides analysis and evaluation of the leading providers that offer a range of traditional to innovative recovery capabilities.
  • eBook: Strangers in Your Servers: Make Working with IT Contractors More Secure
    Source: ObserveIT
    White Paper: The threat of user-based attacks has never been higher, with 76% of all breaches coming from accounts with access to sensitive data. With the exploitation of remote vendor access a huge concern, learn how to make working with your contractors more secure with this free e-Book from ObserveIT.
  • Business Benefits of Running SAP on True Converged Infrastructure
    Source: VCE
    White Paper: Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examined the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by replatforming SAP on factory-integrated systems. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact on their organization of implementing a VCE converged infrastructure solution for SAP.
  • Report: Your Critical Missing Security Vantage Point
    Source: ObserveIT
    White Paper: IT security personnel spend time protecting against external attacks, but often miss the biggest source of data breaches - user-based threats including account hijacking, stolen passwords, insiders and more. Learn more about the need for a user-centric security strategy with this free Gartner report.
  • Game Changer: Unlocking Employee Access to Information
    Source: CommVault
    White Paper: Business is wholly driven by data today, with users demanding anytime, anywhere access. Still, a recent study by IDG Research Services concludes that data complexity severely impacts that access, while unduly burdening IT. This paper offers in-depth insight into the challenges and benefits of effective data management-and how an integrated solution can help you capitalize on the data explosion.

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