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Most Popular WhitePapers

  • Ensuring Business Continuity with Last-Mile Diversity and Redundancy
    In support of their business continuity and disaster recovery plans, many midsized companies endeavor to avoid putting all their eggs in one basket. Understanding the critical role of last-mile connectivity and always available Internet access for their enterprises, savvy firms utilize redundant connections from multiple service providers. Despite the good intentions, their Internet connectivity risk may still be in a single basket. That is because internet service providers (ISPs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) may operate using leased infrastructure from the same incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC). When the ILEC network fails, so do the services of alternative providers utilizing the same network. Internet service outages may result from myriad causes: from sabotage, natural disasters or terrorist attacks, to unexpected utility line cuts and regularly scheduled network repairs, as well as equipment or application software failures. Additionally, IP network configuration errors, hacker attacks or congestion can severely degrade Internet services, undermining service availability. Whatever the cause, when the flow of Internet data stops, business does too. Mediums-size firms experience an average of 32 hours of network downtime each year due to service provider failures with an estimated cost of $189,000 in lost revenue and productivity. Increasingly, companies are turning to cable providers to ensure business continuity. Cable's infrastructure is physically separate from the telephone company networks at the local last mile, metro and regional levels, enabling genuine network redundancy and diversity. Additionally, by owning and operating their networks and construction teams, cable operators may more quickly provision and better monitor services than can CLECs or ISPs that merely resell ILEC capacity. To support business continuity and disaster recovery companies need to select multiple providers which reduce risk resulting from a single point of failure. Furthermore, providers that can rapidly scale extra bandwidth when needed and deliver cloud-based backup, storage and alternate site support are preferred partners.
  • Hands-On Teams: Computrace Protects the Laptops of the Intelligrated Mobile Workforce
    The Intelligrated IT Department was concerned about potential laptop theft, and needed a solution that would allow them to track and secure laptops in the field. After researching available options, they chose Absolute Computrace.
  • Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud
    Agile methodologies give development and test teams the ability to build software at a faster rate than ever before. Combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architectures give teams not just the principles, but also the technology necessary to achieve their goals. By combining hybrid cloud and DevOps: IT departments maintain control, visibility, and security Dev/test teams remain agile and collaborative Organizational barriers are broken down Innovation and automation can thrive Download this white paper to read more.
  • Secure OpenStack Cloud Storage Delivers Cost Savings, Reliability
    Open source and cloud computing have long promised cost efficiencies, yet many organizations have shied away from these technologies due to security and reliability concerns. Now, open source has proven itself stable, and the cloud has become as secure—or even more secure—than on-premises implementations. Read this white paper to learn how you can get the accessibility of open source and the flexibility and affordability of cloud computing combined in a compelling storage option for companies looking to save money without sacrificing security or reliability.
  • IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Service Desk Management Software 2014 Vendor Analysis
    The rapid proliferation of tablet, mobile, and BYOD devices accessing corporate IT resources deployed on dynamic virtualized and cloud infrastructures is significantly increasing the volume and complexity of the service desk's tasks and process. In response, service desk management software is evolving rapidly in order to provide IT practitioners with the tools necessary to deliver service and support for cloud, mobile, social, and big data technologies. If you're in the market for service desk management software, read this IDC report for a vendor assessment using the IDC MarketScape model.
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
    Get Gartner's NEW Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays. Selecting new storage or just researching? Simplify your vendor evaluation with Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays. This report covers: Strengths & cautions for 12 vendors Assessment of each vendor's completeness of vision and ability to execute Key criteria for evaluating Solid-State Array vendors
  • IDC Report: Optimize IT and Business Gains
    Data is increasingly critical to driving business. This IDC Whitepaper outlines how CIOs can understand what the "total cost of data" is across their entire organization and how Delphix can assist them in managing the data that drives the business forward.
  • Top 5 Reasons to Deploy VMware with Tegile
    The demand for data and the rapid rise of virtualization is challenging IT departments to deliver storage performance, scalability, and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency and costs. Intelligent flash storage arrays can help deliver this by boosting storage utilization and efficiency while delivering superior storage savings and performance. Read this technology brief to learn the top five reasons to deploy VMware with this type of storage solution, which include reducing the total cost of ownership, ensuring high availability, and providing comprehensive data protection.
  • Data on the Move = Business on the Move
    It's not unusual for a company to use a variety of formal and informal file-sharing methods. Many methods are fraught with significant operational, financial, and legal risks in addition to other potentially negative business consequences. Strategic managed file transfer (MFT) software and services help connect the business "dots" between the various ad hoc and more systematic ways that files are moved. Read this white paper to learn how the right MFT solution, can bring order, structure, and, importantly, visibility to complex, large data and file transfer environments. "Data on the Move = Business on the Move" is the property of GlobalSCAPE
  • Consolidate your MySQL Master/slave Servers by Half While Preserving Availability and Redundancy
    On-demand Event Event Date: October 23, 2014 Consolidate your MySQL master/slave pairs by up to half, and go full-flash using HGST Virident Solutions. MySQL slave replicas are a wonderful way of preserving data and service availability. But they're also incredibly wasteful and expensive. They double the initial cost of deployments, and they're always on, burning power and heating your datacenters. HGST has developed a unique way of speeding MySQL servers while preserving data redundancy and service availability with much less hardware and power. HGST Virident Solutions provides an ultra-performant, shared, highly available data store for MySQL that enables the creation of a full-flash, full-performance N+1 high availability cluster for MySQL. In this webcast you will learn: The solutions architecture and management operations of this solution How to present metrics to demonstrate how such a cluster could save you both capital and operational expenses How to enable the creation of a full-flash, full-performance N+1 high availability cluster for MySQL Feature Speakers: Walter Hinton, Director of Field Marketing Earle Philhower, Senior Manager of the Solutions and Benchmarking Lab