IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure

Today, employees expect the workplace to come with them wherever they go and on whatever device they use. This anytime, anywhere “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) mindset poses a dilemma for organizations. If these challenges sound familiar to you, read this solution brief to learn how IBM® SmartCloud™ Desktop Infrastructure, built on pay-as-you-grow IBM System x® servers and powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, can provide more cost-effective and manageable virtual desktop capabilities to help increase business flexibility and staff productivity while reducing IT complexity and simplifying security and compliance.

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Private Clouds: Easing Deployment and Management

What are the key drivers of private cloud, and the requirements for effective deployment? This paper from IDC describes how IBM® System x® cloud solutions, featuring the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, offer a wide range of entry points to each individual customer, from those new to cloud computing and just getting started, to experienced users seeking higher-level capabilities.

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Agile Masking Transforms Data Security

Most data masking products can create masked data copies but not distribute or update them, resulting in projects that fail to live up to expectations. Learn why Delphix’s Agile Masking solution is the only product that solves both masked data creation and delivery challenges.
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Mitigate Risk and Accelerate Time to Value

Making your IT organization more elastic and efficient is hard. Doing it while staying in compliance with regulations is even harder. Download this white paper to learn how your IT organization can accelerate business, introduce new services, and reach new markets, all while staying in compliance.
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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.
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Evaluator Group – IBM Storwize Family: Scaling Capabilities and Value

IBM has used the Storwize architecture to produce multiple storage systems across different usage segments to meet different customer needs. The ability to scale with a common underlying architecture has proven to deliver multiple benefits to IBM customers. Features developed for high-end enterprise systems now meet customer needs in other, more price conscious segments. The leverage from a common base for systems helps reduce development and support costs which are reflected in product costs for customers. The Storwize architecture also builds on Intel-based hardware, which provides continued advances with each new generation yet retains the same fundamental architecture. Download this white paper to learn more about the key benefits from a consistent storage architecture.
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What Smart Businesses Know About Devops TechInsights report

DevOps is real. DevOps is here. Yet DevOps finds itself in a unique position; a majority of IT organizations are doing it and seeing quantifiable benefits from it, yet not everyone agrees on what is the best path to DevOps. Now more than ever DevOps, a process which helps foster collaboration between the teams that create and test applications with those that maintain them in production environments, is poised for widespread adoption across IT organizations worldwide. New research commissioned by CA Technologies and conducted between May and July 2013 by Vanson Bourne shows many organizations are achieving significant and measurable benefits from DevOps—anywhere from between 17% to 23% improvement in key business metrics such as revenue, time-to-market and new customer acquisition.
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DevOps for Dummies

Today’s fast-moving world makes DevOps essential for any business aspiring to be agile and lean in order to respond rapidly to changing customer and marketplace demands. This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it. You'll also discover how a holistic view of DevOps that encompasses the entire software delivery life cycle - from ideation and the conception of new business capabilities to implementation in production - can bring competitive advantage in a continuous delivery world.
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Forrester research: The total economic impact of IBM Integration Bus

Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying IBM Integration Bus. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Integration Bus on their organizations and compare that impact with other existing alternatives. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an Integration Bus implementation, Forrester interviewed an existing enterprise customer with multiple years of experience using IBM WebSphere Message Broker, an earlier version of IBM Integration Bus. Download this study now to review the key findings.
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Agile Computing: The Time is Right for DevOps

Can your organization rapidly deliver quality applications? For 60% of your peers, the answer is no. In this research report from CA Technologies and IDG, read how many IT leaders are finding help through the DevOps movement: a discipline with the mission to improve IT service delivery agility and quality.
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Meeting Market Demands for Delivery of Innovative, New Application Services

In today’s fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months—or even years—building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. This is because customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release—nor are they willing to deal with glitches and defects when it arrives. In response to this change in the marketplace, many enterprises have begun focusing on ways they can accelerate their application release life cycle without sacrificing quality and cost—while establishing shorter feedback loops with the market and their customers.
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Application Release Automation with Zero Touch Deployment™

Today’s agile organizations pose operations teams with a tremendous challenge: to deploy new releases to production immediately after development and testing is completed. To ensure that applications are deployed successfully, an automatic and transparent process is required. We refer to this process as Zero Touch Deployment™. This article reviews two approaches to Zero Touch Deployment—a script-based solution and a release automation platform. The article discusses how each can solve the key technological and organizational challenges faced by agile organizations when they set out to implement an automatic deployment system. The article begins by recounting the business and technological contexts that drive agile organizations to seek deployment automation solutions.
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Requirements for an Application Release Automation Platform

Why do we need an Application Release Deployment solution? The IT world is evolving at a rapid pace. Data center and homegrown applications are increasingly complex, application changes are rising in volume and frequency, and operations are deploying across multiple environments and infrastructure models (physical, virtual and cloud). In order to keep up with increasing business demands, development teams are adopting agile methodologies, and QA is employing automated testing. This white paper discusses why application release and deployment automation platforms are becoming increasingly vital for IT operations in global enterprises and explores the specific requirements of such a platform in order for it to prove beneficial, and effective, and offer a substantial return on investment.
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The New RAS: Reliability, Availability, Security – on the Cloud

In today’s rapidly evolving business climate the need to turn information into action is paramount. As the shift to highly virtualized and hybrid cloud environments accelerates, enterprises need to adopt cloud-based infrastructure strategies that support the increasing need for a zero-downtime world. Achieving these lofty availability levels has not been easy, but that may be changing as new cloud-based approaches allow organizations to virtualize disaster recovery to reduce both RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) that may eventually enable “dial-tone” levels of availability for mission-critical and customer-facing applications.

This IT Managers Journal will discuss the key trends and best practices in achieving these new “RAS” goals and highlight research papers from key industry analysts that demonstrate how to architect for today’s business needs – and why you should start planning today for tomorrow’s changes.

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