Virtual Data Center in a Box

Although all organizations today face challenges managing and mining their data for our new data-centric world, when IT budgets are constrained, these challenges are even more daunting. To break through these barriers, four vendors – Cisco®, Pure Storage®, VMware® and Veeam® – have combined their development efforts to provide a cost-effective converged solution ideal for entry-level data centers or branch office deployments.

Virtual Data Center FlashStack™ Mini includes compute, networking and Pure Storage flash storage, combined with Veeam data availability software, to safely deploy up to 500 to 1200 VMware vSphere® virtual machines with less than 1 ms response time for the most demanding applications.

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All-flash Availability for the Always-On Enterprise

Together, Pure® Storage and Veeam® enable the Always-On Enterprise™ to meet service level agreements (SLAs) for ALL applications and data.

The Pure Storage data platform powers virtualization by allowing administrators to consolidate workloads without sacrificing performance and to achieve 100% virtualization with confidence. Pure Storage enables scale from hundreds to thousands of VMs without disruption, and is completely managed inside vCenter.

Pure Storage FlashArray provides fast and reliable block storage for your production data, as well as local snapshots for rapid restore. FlashBlade™, a highly dense all-flash data platform designed for big data and concurrent workloads, enables you to store large data sets in a small data center footprint and restore them rapidly.

Veeam Software leverages virtual machine capabilities, Pure Storage snapshots, image based backups and cloud technologies that enable the Always-On Enterprise to achieve recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs), of <15 minutes for All applications and data. Veeam simplifies IT operational management, mitigates risk and dramatically reduces capital and operational costs.

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Veeam and Pure Storage Integrated Deployment Guide

In this deployment guide, we guide you through the installation of the Veeam® and Pure Storage integrated solution. Starting with Veeam Backup & Replication™ 9.5 update 3, new integrated features are available for Pure Storage systems by installing the Pure Storage Plugin. The integration features are:

  • Backup from Storage Snapshots
  • Veeam Explorer™ for Storage Snapshots
  • Veeam DataLabs™ for Storage Snapshots

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2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis

The Black Duck by Synopsys Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report provides an in-depth look at the state of open source security, license compliance, and code-quality risk in commercial software. Each year, the Black Duck OnDemand audit services group conducts open source audits on thousands of applications for its customers—primarily in conjunction with merger and acquisition transactions. This year’s analysis was done by the Synopsys Center for Open Source Research & Innovation (COSRI) and examines findings from the anonymized data of over 1,100 commercial codebases audited in 2017. Industries represented in the report include the automotive, big data (predominantly artificial intelligence and business intelligence), cyber security, enterprise software, financial services, healthcare, Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturing, and mobile app markets.

The OSSRA report includes insights and recommendations intended to help organizations and security, risk, legal, development, and M&A teams better understand the open source security and license risk landscape as they strive to improve their application risk management processes.

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Application Security Buyers’ Guide: Managing Application Security Risk Requires a Comprehensive Toolkit

Today, 85% of security attacks target software applications, according to SAP. Not surprisingly, there is an array of application security tools on the market to help companies address security risks, and they vary in both approach and coverage. For example, traditional application security tools—dynamic application security testing (DAST) and static application security testing (SAST)—are very effective in finding bugs in the application code internal developers write. However, they are not effective in identifying open source software vulnerabilities. Given that open source is an essential component in application development worldwide, effective open source vulnerability management is imperative.

This guide provides a comprehensive overview of application security risks, discusses the types of solutions available, and looks at where each excels or falls short. It discusses why organizations need a comprehensive application security toolkit to stay secure throughout the product life cycle.

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Building Application Security Into Production Container Environments

Organizations are leveraging containers on a massive scale to rapidly package and deliver software applications. But because it is difficult for organizations to see the components and dependencies in all their container images, the security risks associated with containerized software delivery have become a critical topic in DevOps.

This puts the spotlight on operations teams to find security vulnerabilities in production environments without sacrificing the efficiency of containers.

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Amadeus innovates customer service with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Amadeus is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions for the global travel industry. To meet changing customer demand, the €4 billion company needed a new computing platform that was highly available, flexible, and tolerant to infrastructure fluctuations. Amadeus chose Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform® as the foundation for its new application infrastructure. When the project is complete, Amadeus expects the cloud solution to decrease system latency for better customer service, increase platform availability, streamline operations through automation, and reduce time to market for new services.
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The path to cloud-native applications

For the majority of organizations, digital business means pivoting to a culture of organizational agility, where the rapid pace of demand can only be satisfied by faster and more flexible development and delivery models. As most organizations do not have the luxury of completely rebuilding their technology foundation or immediately adopting new practices and mindsets, they are embracing gradual yet fundamental shifts in culture, processes, and technology to support greater velocity and agility. Learn 8 steps to guide your journey to cloud-native application development, including Red Hat® customer success stories.
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Agile integration: A blueprint for enterprise architecture

As applications and services become more central to business strategy, and as distributed methodologies like agile and DevOps change the way teams operate, it is critical for IT leaders to find a way to integrate their backend systems, legacy systems, and teams in an agile, adaptable way. This e-book details an architecture called agile integration, consisting of three technology pillars—distributed integration, containers, and APIs—to deliver flexibility, scalability, and reusability.
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Visa Case Study

Visa needed a reliable solution to manage and update product content for 300,000 worldwide merchants depending on Visa Checkout. The solution Visa chose is the Qordoba Strings Intelligence Platform.

Visa Inc. is one of the world’s largest financial services corporations. It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world. Visa’s global network processes over 100 billion transactions with a total volume over $8 trillion annually.

In 2013 Visa launched Visa Checkout, an online payment system that removes the need to share card details with retailers. The Visa Checkout service allows users to enter all their personal details and card information, then use a single username and password to make purchases from online retailers. The service accepts credit, debit, and prepaid cards of all major payment networks.

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TCO Report – NAS File Tiering

Every organization is under pressure to meet the exponential growth in demand for file storage capacity. Surveys show, however, that 60% or more of data on Tier 1 storage is either dormant or rarely used. Organizations can now achieve significant savings by moving that inactive content to a secondary storage tier.

While the concept of storage tiering is well known, it has not been widely adopted in the past due to various limitations. New storage technologies now overcome those limitations, making tiering an attractive option to reclaim capacity on Tier 1 storage systems and reduce backup costs and time requirements — often resulting in overall file storage cost savings of 50%.

Of particular note, new solutions now enable these savings with zero impact on user data access.

In this paper, we compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) of traditional NAS to the TCO of traditional NAS augmented by file tiering with Cloudian object storage.

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TCO Report – Tape vs. Object Storage

We are living in an age of explosive data growth. IDC projects that the digital universe is growing 50% a year, doubling in size every 2 years. In media and entertainment, the growth is even faster as capacity-intensive formats such as 4K, 8K, and 360/VR gain traction. Fortunately, new trends in data storage are making it easier to stay ahead of the curve.

Historically, many studios and broadcasters have relied on LTO tape as the most economical option for long-term media archiving and backup — but that is beginning to change. The increasing costs of maintaining and expanding aging tape libraries are prompting many businesses to explore other options. At the same, the costs of more modern and flexible solutions like object storage now make them a cost-effective alternative to LTO tape.

In this paper, we will examine how object storage stacks up against LTO tape for media archives and backup. In addition to a detailed total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis covering both capital and operational expenses, this paper will look at the opportunity costs of not leveraging the real-time data access of object storage to monetize existing data.

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TCO Report – Cloudian HyperFile

A new class of storage promises to revolutionize file data management with scalability, simplicity and cost benefits that together represent a step function improvement from traditional NAS.

With unstructured data growth rates exceeding 50% per year, the need for such a solution is clear. Files have become more numerous, much larger and they’re being retained and accessed over longer periods of time. For 30 years now, Network Attached Storage (NAS) has been the go-to technology for file storage, but the changing nature of data is straining the ability of NAS to scale, deliver adequate performance, and do so economically.

Cloudian HyperFile offers a new approach that addresses both the scalability and cost concerns. It is the first to combine traditional NAS features with a limitlessly scalable, fully modular storage environment that reduces CAPEX costs by 2/3 while simplifying management and eliminating storage silos.

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How to choose the right CRM (Bonus Сhecklist Included)

These days a CRM isn’t just a luxury — it forms the cornerstone of your entire workflow, helping (or hindering) the effectiveness of your sales process.

That’s why choosing the right customer relationship management solution can feel like a huge undertaking. You’ve got to think about whether the functionality fits the way you work, how to get your team on board and if it’s a worthwhile investment of time and money. Pair that with the fact that there are literally hundreds of CRMs to choose from, and shopping for a CRM can be downright overwhelming.

But don’t put it off. The sooner you find a CRM, the sooner you can start enjoying the perks of a more systematized and transparent sales process. If you follow the tips below, you’ll find that searching for the right CRM can not only be painless, but even enjoyable.

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A Manufacturer’s Guide to Growing Profitably

This eBook and research identify five key factors that growing manufacturers believe contributed to their business growth last year, and five risks that manufacturers believe may prevent or weaken growth in the following year.

Even if you do your best to try to plan for future growth, there will be surprises along the way . This eBook highlights the importance of being able to plan accurately for growth, and suggests areas of your business that you can critique to assess your ability to effectively plan for growth . It also identifies the risk factors and consequences that manufacturers who don’t plan for growth leave themselves open to .

The eBook concludes that, whether addressing risk factors or embracing growth factors, it’s their IT systems that will make or break manufacturers’ growth ambitions . With the right IT in place, they’ll be able to make better and faster decisions, helping them provide better and faster service to customers even as they grow, increasing their agility and their profitability .

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