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  • Technology Refresh with Flash Storage for MS Windows 2003 R2 Servers
    Source: SanDisk
    White Paper: In July, 2015, Microsoft will end support for the Windows Server 2003 R2 operating environment.This SanDisk Solution Brief outlines Tech refresh options and discusses drivers for change in the Data Center as well as how SanDisk transforms your Data Center and your Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Journey to the Hybrid Cloud
    Source: VMware
    White Paper: Cloud adoption continues to expand beyond the base of cutting edge early adopters and is now reaching the "early mainstream" stage, increasingly being looked at by enterprises as a viable model for agile, cost effective IT delivery. However, the prevailing binary paradigm of cloud infrastructure (public versus private) limits the extent to which enterprises can fully leverage the on demand, self service, elastic resource provisioning attributes of public cloud while maintaining the same security, reliability, performance, and management frameworks present in current private cloud implementations. Hybrid cloud solves this problem.
  • Moving to Hybrid Cloud: Top 5 Considerations
    Source: VMware
    White Paper: Businesses are embracing public cloud because it promises increased agility and scalability. But it can also introduce complexity, interoperability, and security concerns. Hybrid cloud is emerging as a way to mitigate those concerns by providing the right combination of internal controls with the ability to securely scale to meet business demand for IT resources.
    As you contemplate moving various pre-production and production workloads-and your mission-critical and sensitive data-to the cloud, be sure to develop a strategic approach based on your business and IT objectives.
    Here are the top five considerations to keep in mind as you begin evaluating hybrid cloud for your workloads.
  • Tech Tips: How to Get Started with VMware vCloud® Air Disaster Recovery
    Source: VMware
    White Paper: Few companies can afford operational disruption, yet IT budgets remain flat and can't encompass the growing need for additional resiliency measures to protect critical-business applications. The recovery-as-a-service offering from VMware, VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ - Disaster Recovery, helps you fulfill the need to implement or supplement your organization's continuity plans while addressing budget, time, and resources constraints. It provides simplified replication and recovery based on the VMware vSphere® platform. For a successful setup of your disaster recovery service, keep in mind the following tips when getting started.
  • Top Three Reasons to Use vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
    Source: VMware
    White Paper: Traditional disaster recovery solutions are expensive and complex. That's making disaster recovery in the cloud a compelling alternative for many small-to-mid sized companies. Cloud solutions are more affordable, require less commitment, and offer more capacity-an ideal combination for resource-strapped organizations.
    VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery is easy to deploy and offers flexible terms and scalable resource options. It enables you to improve upon your existing disaster recovery plans-or put a new plan into operation-with minimal cost and resources.
    Here are three great reasons to get started now with VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery.
  • Top 5 Reasons for Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery
    Source: VMware
    White Paper: Every business wants to protect their operations from downtime and loss of data. But many companies don't have the internal expertise or budget to implement the disaster recovery plan they need. Traditional solutions are typically costly, complex and often unreliable. Consider these top five reasons why you should look to the cloud for your disaster recovery needs.
  • 15 Minute Guide: Redefine Flash
    Source: PC Connection | EMC
    White Paper: Flash is transforming the way we think about storage. Ubiquitous in data centers at all levels, it's enabling innovation across IT. Powerful flash arrays such as EMC's industry-leading XtremIO deliver superior response times for consistently high application performance.
  • 2014 Report: SAP Performance Challenges
    Source: Dynatrace
    White Paper: This survey sheds light on the challenges facing companies when using multiple tools to monitor SAP performance vs. a unified approach that delivers a holistic view of performance across all tiers and supporting infrastructure on a single pane of glass.
  • Intelligent Compliance: Establishing Trust in the Data Center
    Source: BMC Software
    White Paper: With the average cost of a data breach reaching $3.5 million, the pressure is intense to maintain the security and compliance of your data center. It only takes one breach and the cost to your organization can spiral out of control.

    In this whitepaper, you will discover how your organization may be at risk and how you can protect your data center from costly and highly visible breaches. Through the Intelligent Compliance process, you will learn how to:

    * Automate the discovery process for your infrastructure
    * Continuously assess risk and compliance
    * Proactively prevent problems from recurring
    * Cost-effectively automate remediation, including exceptions

    Read the whitepaper today to take the stress out of security and compliance - and put the trust back into your data center.
  • Optimized Data Engineering
    Source: MapR and Cisco
    White Paper: How often do $19 trillion opportunities come around? The question isn't outlandish. Whether businesses realize it or not, we are undergoing one of the most monumental shifts in the way we work and live since the advent of the Internet. Comparisons to the invention of the printing press and Gutenberg's Bible might be slightly exaggerated--but only slightly. The era of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is upon us and IoE will inevitably change the way companies operate.
  • Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture for Big Data with MapR: Delivering Advanced Performance for Hadoop Workloads
    Source: MapR and Cisco
    White Paper: Despite the compelling power of big data technology, deployment of successful, reliable, and high-performance infrastructure for Apache Hadoop can be daunting. The MapR Distribution for Hadoop provides critical technology advances to make Hadoop implementation easy, dependable, and fast for production deployments. MapR has made crucial investments to improve the underlying technology while maintaining the Apache Hadoop API and application compatibility for broad applicability. The combination of MapR and Cisco UCS CPA brings the power of MapR to a dependable deployment model that you can implement rapidly and customize for either high performance or high capacity using Cisco Unified Fabric and powerful and efficient Cisco UCS rack servers. Whether you are deploying a large data center or buying single racks through the Cisco SmartPlay program, you can size the Cisco UCS CPA with MapR solution to meet the challenges of Hadoop.
  • Edge Consolidation Delivers Peace of Mind for IT
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: As organizations consolidate backup and disaster recovery operations, WAN optimization plays a key role in mitigating risk without sacrificing performance. Discover a new architectural approach that extends the virtual edge of the data center to the branch for complete server and data consolidation without a performance compromise.
  • Taneja -- Converging Branch IT Infrastructure The Right Way - Riverbed SteelFusion
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: In this Taneja Group Product Profile we review Riverbed's SteelFusion (formerly Granite), and examine how it marries together multiple technical advances to deliver innovative branch converged infrastructure. SteelFusion supports distributed IT by addressing traditional branch challenges -- providing simplified deployment, resiliency in the face of network issues, improved protection, fast recovery from the central datacenter, and a greatly lowered OPEX.
  • Eliminating the Challenge of Branch Office Recovery
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: In today's global economy, companies are increasingly distributed. That puts IT in a precarious position, especially when it comes to disaster recovery. It can take days to restore branch operations. Branch converged infrastructure delivers local performance, stores data safely in the datacenter, and enables instant recovery. Learn how to recover faster, reduce risk, and save money.
  • Converging Branch Infrastructure for Simplicity, Efficiency and Lower Costs
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: Branch office IT deployments exist as isolated islands of infrastructure that are difficult to manage. This approach is expensive and puts your data at risk. Branch converged infrastructure lets you transform the provisioning and recovery of data and applications in branch offices, centralizing data to reduce risk of downtime and data loss without adversely impacting end-user performance in branch offices.

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