Virtualizing disaster recovery using cloud computing

Nobody likes to think about disaster recovery. But even with a flat IT budget, you need to have seamless failover and failback of critical business applications. Read this white paper to learn how cloud-based business resilience can provide cost effective alternatives to traditional disaster recovery.
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The case for cloud based disaster recovery

In an around-the clock business world, you need nearly instantaneous failover and failback of your critical applications. Otherwise, you risk business losses and brand damage in the event of disruption or disaster. But how can you improve your existing disaster recovery operations? Read this brochure to learn how the power of cloud technologies can help you increase recovery speed, reliability and scalability.
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The Risks of “Do It Yourself” Disaster Recovery

Are you considering in house disaster recovery management? In the last five years, many companies have. But did you know that without the proper resources in place, managing disaster recovery yourself can put a strain on your budget, your staff and your disaster preparedness? Read this IBM-Forrester global study "The Risks of Do It Yourself Disaster Recovery" to learn the critical components that make a disaster recovery strategy successful, and the key questions you need to ask before bringing disaster recovery in-house.
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Develop an intelligent disaster recovery solution with cloud technologies

If you are unhappy with the state of your current disaster recovery operations, IBM is offering a must read Q and A. In this interview, IBM cloud experts share their insights on how cloud computing can provide nearly instantaneous failover and failback of critical business applications. This type of speedy recovery keeps your organization running in the event of disaster or disruption, limiting the risk of business losses and brand damage. You'll also learn about the value of IBM SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery, and how it can benefit organizations ranging from large enterprises to small businesses.
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5 Ways To Solidify Your APM Strategy With SaaS

SaaS-based APM solutions with operational analytics are dramatically simplifying the optimization of enterprise applications.

Analytics-Driven APM solutions delivered via the cloud can pave the way for faster, smarter and more profitable application management.

Download this whitepaper and learn how an analytics-driven approach to SaaS APM can provide unparalleled end-to-end application visibility.

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The ServiceNow Service Automation Platform

Learn how savvy enterprises, like Tickets.com, Verisign and Omnicare, use ServiceNow as a platform to enable business users to rapidly create applications with IT's full guidance and support. During this webinar, you will discover how ServiceNow is enabling organizations to increase their competitive agility, user satisfaction and productivity, all while enhancing IT's value to the business.
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Hitting Your Targets with Service Catalog

Providing a good online shopping experience starts with understanding customer needs and expectations in order to deliver suitable goods and services. Employees expect a similar experience with a Service Catalog. An effective business service catalog captures employee needs and communicates negotiated service offerings and service level agreements. However, hitting service level targets requires more than just listing services. It's essential to provide an automated self-service portal and open communication.
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Software Asset Management

Unauthorized software, painful software license compliance audits, long fulfillment times, limited visibility, unaccountability... if these issues sound familiar, you are not alone. These are real challenges faced by many IT organizations - with serious consequences if not properly addressed. During our Software Asset Management webinar you will learn how having asset, configuration and other service management processes together in one system of record provides the control and visibility you need to overcome these challenges.
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Fall in Love with Configuration Management

A robust configuration management database (CMDB) is the heart of a successful service knowledge management system. It is the faithful source of configuration details and relationships people rely on to manage services throughout their lifecycle. Like personal relationships, building and maintaining an effective CMDB is a commitment that requires care and attention to get the best value.
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Building a Business Case for Service Management & Automation

As an IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leader you understand the business and IT impact of service management and automation (SMA). SMA done right will improve staff productivity, increase the quality of services, reduce operational costs, and improve the overall IT organization's reputation with the business. That is why building the business case to secure funding and executive support for SMA is critical.
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Firm Foundations – Picking the Best Platform for Custom Enterprise Apps

Every enterprise relies upon multiple custom applications - to do things that you just can't get packaged solutions to do and, in some cases, to provide competitive advantage. But those custom applications can be an Achilles heel as business needs and underlying technologies evolve. One size does not fit all, and not every available platform is appropriate for every custom application. So how to choose the best platform for each of your enterprise's.
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IBM Ready Pack for Cloud: Helping SMBs Manage Growth and Costs

Virtualized infrastructure deployment has become an integral discussion within most dynamic IT environments, where shrinking budgets and overtaxed IT staff members are the norm, regardless of organizational size and complexity. A private cloud is a combination of virtualization and management software, physical servers, storage and networking hardware. Physical resources in the cloud are virtualized into pools of shared resources that IT can use to deliver capacity on demand to the business. The IBM Ready Pack for Cloud enables small and medium businesses (SMBs) to achieve operational efficiencies and faster time to market. This solution empowers small IT staff to rapidly deliver a virtualization infrastructure, manage multiple workloads across the cloud, and increase overall business efficiencies.
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Reduce costs and improve manageability with an IBM System x NAS solution

IBM® System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, offer the efficiency, simplicity and performance that will fit both your needs and your budget. Read this solution brief to discover how System x servers, preloaded with Microsoft® Windows Storage Server, offer a complete solution that is easy to manage, reduces risk and gives you better insight into your data, so you can focus valuable IT resources on your core business goals instead of time consuming administrative tasks.

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Cloud for Dummies, IBM Midsize Company Limited Edition

Midsize companies need to understand how cloud computing is valuable to many different constituents within their organization. The benefit of cloud computing for IT leaders is that it actually is an invitation to the boardroom for the IT manager who learns how to leverage the cloud to enable the business to be more flexible and responsive to client needs and new market opportunities. This book gives mid-sized companies insights on what it means to create flexible pools of computing resources that break down silos in your company so you can perform in a smarter and more proactive manner.
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