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  • Using the Network to Optimize a Virtualized Data Center
    Source: Dell Inc.
    White Paper: Enterprise IT has gone through several major shifts over the past several decades. The 1960s and 70s saw the rise of the mainframe. The mainframe ceded control in the client/server era, which in turn gave way to Internet computing. Today, the industry finds itself in the midst of another major computing transition: the shift to virtual computing. For the purposes of this report, virtual computing is defined as a computing model where all IT resources are virtualized and then tied together with the network. Virtual computing is the most network-centric computing paradigm to date (Exhibit 1). Virtualization technology has already reshaped the face of computing and applications, and now, for organizations to optimize the benefits of virtualization, the network needs to evolve.
  • Fabric that Fits: Matching the Network to Today's Data Center Traffic Conditions
    Source: Dell Inc.
    White Paper: In today's data centers that support virtualization, Big Data, and cloud, the network can be a prime contributor to efficient operations or a bottleneck preventing a company from realizing the full benefits of these critical applications.
    What many IT departments find when managing the large environments to support today's workloads is that old approaches to network infrastructure are often costly and hard to administer, make inefficient use of data center space, and can introduce latencies that degrade application performance.
  • Accelerating Network Convergence in Virtualized and Cloud Data Centers
    Source: Dell Inc.
    White Paper: Unifying disparate storage and data networks is a natural progression in many virtualization and cloud deployments. Dell™ converged networking innovations offer advanced switching capabilities and intelligent traffic management for these environments.
  • Better Security in the Cloud
    Source: Qualys Inc.
    White Paper: With high-profile data breaches continuing to occur across industries, security leaders are revamping their strategies to keep pace. Organizations in highly regulated industries need to ensure they are partnering with the right cloud security service provider. Read this paper for new insights into how to address these challenges, based on new research from IDG.
  • Rules Of Engagement: A Call To Action To Automate Breach Response
    Source: BMC Software
    White Paper: Discover how to quickly remediate aggressive security threats. Read this report from Forrester Research and get the facts about new automated compliance processes and how they will reduce your organization's vulnerability and risk. Learn to:

    * Adopt a set of cyber "Rules of Engagement"
    * Define the appropriate response through the "Response Index"
    * Create actionable response metrics
    * Ensure multiple levels of audit and reinforcement

    Plus, find out how to better align security and operations teams and put the right security tools in place.
  • Dell Networking Solutions Overview
    Source: Dell Inc.
    White Paper: By offering end-to-end solutions, including highly integrated, yet scalable options for mission-critical business workloads, Dell provides the flexibility, visibility and tools IT managers need to meet their most important business requirements. Download this paper for an overview of Dell's networking portfolio and learn more.
  • Tablets are Transforming the Way Government Works
    Source: Samsung
    White Paper: Federal government mandates are changing the ways in which public employees work, emphasizing flexible workplaces that encourage people to work from home, the road or nimble satellite offices. As the government looks to address key trends in the 21st century, it is emphasizing policies that reduce emissions through shorter or eliminated commutes, support an improved customer experience for its citizens, and allow employees greater work/life balance. Agencies must find cost-effective ways to improve processes, speed decision-making, increase customer satisfaction, and drive results from all areas of the organization.

    Frost & Sullivan research shows that the applications and devices that employees are using to do their jobs are increasingly designed to support a remote and virtual workforce management, while enabling advanced communication and collaboration - the very tools necessary for the new mobile workforce.
  • The Total Economic Impact of IBM Storwize V7000
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: This Forrester paper examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Storwize V7000 with Real-time Compression. Prior to Storwize V7000 with Real-time Compression, customers had limited storage virtualization/compression technologies within their environments.
  • ESG Lab Validation Report : Next Generation IBM Storwize V7000 Disk System
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: This report documents the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of the IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System. It focuses on the powerful, enterprise-class features and functionality offered by the next-generation hardware platform including real-time compression with hardware acceleration, heterogeneous storage virtualization, tiering, capacity-efficient point-in-time snapshots, and unified storage capability.
  • Infographic: IBM Storwize Family for Cloud
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: IBM Storwize family is cloud ready. IBM Storwize family is where IBM is integrating together the best of our technologies to speed time to market and improve efficiency.
  • Choose a Storage Platform That Can Handle Big Data and Analytics
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: IBM Storwize family systems provide the qualities required to support analytics workloads, delivering the efficiency to reduce data storage demands, the performance to accommodate ever-changing workloads, and the resiliency needed to provide reliable access to data for analytics.
  • Transform Your Business with Cloud-Ready Storage
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: The IBM Storwize family of storage systems is ideal for organizations needing a robust and flexible technology infrastructure they can rely on, providing cloud-ready storage components that can access, manage, back up and archive the vast amounts of data generated by cloud workloads.
  • Capacity Management for Hybrid Environments
    Source: BMC Software
    White Paper: Gain real-time visibility into IT capacity under even the most dynamic business demands. In this analyst commentary, find out how BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization helps you:
    *Manage current and anticipated usage in a single holistic view
    *Time the delivery of services for optimal cost efficiency
    *Reserve capacity for planned initiatives to speed time-to-value
  • Forrester Study: Capacity Management Benefits for the Cloud
    Source: BMC Software
    White Paper: In this study conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by BMC, you'll find out why 93% of US and UK IT decision-makers surveyed consider capacity management important or very important to their cloud strategy. Learn how using capacity management to manage workloads in the cloud can help Increase flexibility and continuity for your organization.
  • Digital Business Requires Application Performance Management
    Source: BMC Software
    White Paper: As digital business operations transform your products, customer experience, and workplace, it becomes critical to manage the rising complexity of application delivery.
    In this Forrester study sponsored by BMC, learn how IT leaders are using application performance management (APM) to address their top business priorities.

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