Many IT professionals are drawn by the savings Linux can bring to the data centre but are concerned about the potential uptime and data protection risks that arise from trysting business-critical applications to 'free' or native software. In this collection of case studies, we look at what the biggest challenges of a Linux deployment are and how to best deliver a comprehensive disaster recovery solution that is enterprise class.
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.
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
Migrating to the cloud can be a challenging process for organisations and IT executives tasked with leading the project. This guide leads you through the three key steps you should take to:
1. Assess your workload and select the most appropriate cloud model.
2. Understand what you should look for in a cloud provider
3. Ensure your cloud provider’s migration methodology stacks up!
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Increasing agility and automation in the data centre to optimise application delivery requires a complete, end-to-end, coordinated virtual infrastructure. This infrastructure will allow applications and the physical network to collaborate, thereby providing a high quality experience for users and enabling optimisation of resources. The ideal solution should follow a Software Defined Networking (SDN) approach. Learn more.
IT virtualisation, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data centre physical infrastructure. The particular effects of virtualisation are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered. Download to learn more.
How can you avoid making major mistakes when operating and maintaining your data centre(s)? The key lies in the methodology behind your operations and maintenance program. This whitepaper explores the top ten mistakes in data centre operations. Read now.
To stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing business world, companies must update the way they view the value of their investment in data centre physical infrastructure (DCPI). This whitepaper discusses how companies can succeed in a changing global market. Read now.
With many backup and recovery strategies not keeping up with rampant data growth and increasing migration to virtual environments, many in-house IT budgets are stretched to breaking point. This whitepaper outlines the best practice in delivering a backup strategy that is efficient, effective and affordable. Click to download!
Virtualisation is never ‘a once size fits all’ proposition. Particularly for SMBs who are looking for third-party solutions, there is no shortage of vendors offering solutions. This whitepaper is a how-to guide for identifying what you need and how to determine which solution would deliver the perfect fit for your organisation. Click to download!
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