Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Dataflow is increasing at a rate unseen in history. Network managers are tasked with enabling massive quantities of
new data in a secure and highly available fashion, all while facilitating access to new types of form factors and data
stores. This challenge is often met with layers of networking
hardware and tools resulting in a complex mess, or even worse, a
culture of network protectionism that inhibits business innovation.
We have now strengthened the scope of our Unified Computing System by expanding our data centre management capabilities. Download your free white paper and learn how we have become the key supplier of converged technology and services in this space.
Datacenter improvements have thus far focused on cost reduction and point solutions. Server consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, and the implementation of flash storage capabilities have all helped reduce server sprawl, along with associated staffing and facilities costs. Converged systems — which combine compute, storage, and networking into a single system — are particularly effective in enabling organizations to reduce operational and staff expenses. These software-defined systems require only limited human intervention. Code imbedded in the software configures hardware and automates many previously manual processes, thereby dramatically reducing instances of human error. Concurrently, these technologies have enabled businesses to make incremental improvements to customer engagement and service delivery processes and strategies.
As agencies continue to modernize data center infrastructure to meet evolving mission needs and technologies, they are turning to agile software and cloud solutions. One such solution is hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), a melding of virtual compute, storage, and networking capabilities supported by commodity hardware.
With data and applications growing exponentially along with the need for more storage capacity and flexibility, HCI helps offset the rising demands placed on government IT infrastructure. HCI also provides a foundation for hybrid cloud, helping agencies permanently move applications and workloads into public cloud and away from the data center.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Five false assumptions about SD-WAN
By now, almost everyone knows something about software-defined-wide-area networking (SD-WAN). SD-WAN is getting a lot of buzz over its MPLS counterpart, but every innovation in tech comes with certain misconceptions—it’s just part of the territory.
Can SD-WAN take the place of internet? SD-WAN doesn’t require on-premises hardware, right? Outside of cost, is it really better than MPLS?
Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN Myths” for answers to these questions and more, clarity around SD-WAN’s advantages and limitations, and how Forcepoint can help you implement secure SD-WAN for your distributed enterprise.
And yes—SD-WAN really is better than MPLS.
In this whitepaper Gartner evaluates a variety of networking vendors providing access layer connectivity. Vendors must have an end-to-end hardware solution, but increasingly, vendor differentiation centers on network services, including guest access, onboarding, security and management tools.
Read this whitepaper for more information.
Published By: CDW-Lenovo
Published Date: Oct 15, 2015
This document is the Lenovo reference architecture (RA) for OpenStack from Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The RA focuses on achieving optimal performance and workload density using Lenovo hardware while minimizing procurement costs and operational overhead. The document shows different operational models using a variety of Lenovo servers and networking products with design considerations and guidance on how to size each part of the solution. Some examples of different reference designs are provided together with an appendix containing the hardware bill of materials.
Virtual appliances have recently been gaining notoriety with IT organizations. These pre-packaged ready to deploy instances of an applicationcreated in a virtual machine or environment can provide significant management savings. While they can be a powerful IT tool, not all virtual appliances are created equally.
HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that is enabled for cloud management. Read this techincal whitepaper to learn more.
HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that can support multiple hypervisors and is enabled for cloud management. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
For business organizations who desire to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing but are limited in the time, expertise and available resources to adapt to a cloud methodology, HP offers the HP ConvergedSystem series of solutions. The HP ConvergedSystem is a complete turnkey solution containing the necessary hardware and software components in a factory-assembled pre-racked and cabled configuration, especially designed to establish a total on premise virtualized environment ideal for supporting today’s most popular business applications. This document addresses the considerations for deploying Microsoft SharePoint 2013, with an emphasis on virtualization, on an HP ConvergedSystem 300 solution; supporting an SMB-sized population running a broadly applicable collaboration and document management workload, and requirement for HA.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 02, 2006
IT administrators need to minimize downtime for critical IT services by rapidly recovering entire systems to dissimilar hardware platforms or virtual environments. Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition combines the speed and reliability of disk-based, bare-metal Windows system recovery with dissimilar hardware restoration and lights-out operation.
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