Organisations face a juggling act with the need to improve backup and recovery, increase server virtualization, manage data growth, while remaining in operation. Virtualization has complicated the protection landscape, as protecting virtual environments can be a challenge, especially as VMs are quickly and easily created, moved, and deleted in data centres and in the cloud. This white paper explores how new backup systems have been invigorated with future-proof functionality aimed at today’s virtualized environments, offering the backup “fountain of youth”.
Modern trends in IT are changing how data centres are being designed and managed. Data centres continue to evolve from an environment based on physical servers and storage to one based on virtualization platforms. Data management solutions need to evolve and adapt to these shifts. This white paper discusses how new software can provide unprecedented scale and server consolidation capabilities in evolving a cloud based data centres, providing the automation, flexibility and scale needed to meet increasingly challenging business needs.
Backup is becoming more complex. In addition to protecting physical servers, solutions must handle virtual environments and efficiently manage growing volumes of data. This white paper provides analysis on the cost and performance of “champions” in the heterogeneous backup software market, and help mid to large sized enterprises choose the software and vendor that will best meet their specific backup and restore objectives at the lowest possible cost.
In this digital age, validating identities and controlling access is vital, which is why multifactor authentication has become such a fundamental requirement in so many organisations. This survey looks at the authentication landscape in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and offers insights into how it is expected to change in the coming years.
All businesses and organisations rely on an 'always on' IT infrastructure to provide a competitive advantage and create unique customer values. Since today's data centres are rarely built on platforms form a single vendor, multiple tools and operations processes are required to mitigate any downtime. Find out how to build robust efficiency and cost efficiency that isn't tied up to a specific hardware vendor.
When big retailers and manufacturers want to better understand their customers' preferences and buying patterns, they look to market research. In this case study we look at how NPD Group, a leading market research firm, enhanced their visibility into its multi-vendor, multi-platform server and storage environment, as well as build a file syustem that would allow concurrent access to shared storage in a distributed environment. Download for more.
For many years, businesses and customers have expected “mission-critical” applications to be available on a 24x7 basis. However Applications which were once considered complimentary such as email and social media are now all critical to business success. Read about how to deliver continuous availability of critical applications in order to maintain an organisation's profit and market position. Click to download!
Modern business-critical applications demand availability and uptime, a requirement with direct implications for underlying databases, operating and storage management systems. Find out what approaches provide a complete, simple and cost effective high availability fail-over solution for single-instance databases. Click to Download!
When organisations face the challenges in maintaining their competitiveness in a dynamic business environment, their ability to meet their time-to-market goals all depend on deploying agile and efficient IT infrastructure. In this whitepaper, we explore the choices in deploying mission-critical applications and how to deliver an open and flexible environment. Click to download
While “free” open-source applications still carry unavoidable costs of installation, management, and usage, some costs can be controlled or even eliminated by smart use of appropriate applications, management technology, and best practices. In this whitepaper, we analuse the total cost of owning, managing and using full-disk encryption in large organisations. Click to download!
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