Taking the Leap to Virtualization

Read this whitepaper to learn how virtualization offers dramatic benefits for midsize companies, including efficiency, cost savings, and increased reliability and performance. Find out the best way to implement a virtualization solution to allow you to do more with less and free up IT staff to focus on strategic projects that help your company grow.
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10 Ways Wire Data Can Help You Conquer IT Complexity

The need for IT business intelligence is well-known, but equally important is the need for IT operational intelligence. That is, the ability to see and know everything that is happening in your IT environment right now, at any moment. That is a very tall order considering that today's IT environments have unprecedented levels of scale, complexity, and dynamism.

Wire data is an incredible source of operational intelligence. It is the record of everything that is happening in your IT environment in real time, and provides an unmatched, in-depth view into the performance, availability, and security of your environment, including issues that you otherwise might not know about.

Download this white paper to read 10 ways wire data can help conquer IT complexity.
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Outsourcing Everywhere

Are you outsourcing application development or considering outsourcing your new IT initiative? This interactive video discusses key considerations to help you keep your outsourcing projects on track and ensure you get what you paid for.
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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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Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery: Five Critical Decisions

This paper explores the five critical decisions organizations must adhere to when building a backup and recovery plan to prevent the complexity of virtualization that complicates IT services and the day-to-day of IT professionals across industries. It covers complete backup and recovery solutions, purpose built for organizations with specific virtualization requirements.
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Accelerate your Success through Virtualization

This executive summary provides insight into the challenges organizations face when moving to a virtualized environment and covers best practices and solutions to help. Learn more about Symantec's unique solution to IT environments looking to take full advantage of virtualization.
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Stepping Into the Cloud: A Practical Guide to Launching a Successful Cloud Strategy

There's no such thing as "the cloud", says this Frost & Sullivan executive brief. It's more useful to think of the cloud as shorthand for a range of service and deployment models. This practical guide offers steps for moving your company into the cloud, at whatever pace you prefer, with a focus on the SmartCloud Services portfolio offered by IBM and its partners. Read the executive brief for usable advice on selecting the right cloud computing vendor to maximize your chance for success–one that allows you to build on your cloud strategy as your company grows.
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Choosing a partner for enterprise cloud production workloads

This white paper discusses the ongoing challenges of cloud, the issues to consider before migrating to it, and the benefits that a migration can bring. The white paper also describes what to look for in a managed third-party cloud: Automation/standardization capabilities Configuration options Security levels Client control features Management features Ability to fulfill client organization's business needs
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Defending Against Increasingly Sophisticated Cyber Attacks: HP TippingPoint Bolsters Enterprise Data Center Protection

The modern cyber threat landscape requires enterprise organizations to be more vigilant than ever in their mission to protect sensitive data and network resources. There are several new IPS (intrusion prevention system) products, technologies, and features available in the market that can have a notable impact on security efficacy, cost, scalability and usability. Whether replacing an existing IPS deployment or evaluating an initial purchase, enterprise organizations must evaluate the solution that best meets their security and business requirements. This paper will outline the top factors that enterprise organizations should consider when evaluating an IPS deployment.
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Not Your Father’s IPS: SANS Survey on Network Security Results

In today's security landscape, IPSs are in the process of radical change. Established IPS companies are rapidly improving the look and feel of their IPS devices, making them much more management friendly. IPS inputs were once confined to direct packet capture, but now the packet capture function, while still critical, is in many cases being moved to a sensor platform. The IPS proper is now moving toward what many would call a 'Next-Generation IPS' (NG-IPS), Because of changes in network security, SANS asked our community of security professionals to let us know about their network security practices today, their use of IPS, their technical and management capacities, and how they expect their IPS to be integrated into their overall security strategy in the years to come.
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IBM PureApplication System for IBM WebSphere Application Server workloads

"Businesses that depend on web applications are constantly looking for ways to increase the efficiency of developing new applications and reduce the complexity of administering the environment. But many of the tasks required for application development, configuration and deployment are time consuming and expensive. IT is under pressure to control these costs while ensuring that applications will run smoothly and web-based interactions will be fast, responsive and secure. The complementary capabilities of IBM® WebSphere® Application Server and IBM PureApplication™ System can help address these challenges. This paper describes how organizations can save time and money through consolidation and acceleration of applications onto a flexible IBM PureApplication System environment with built-in expertise."
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Empowering your organization through patterns of expertise

The skills needed to quickly design, test, configure and integrate solutions into today’s complex IT environments can be costly and scarce. IT managers may find themselves unable to develop and deploy applications and supporting systems as quickly and efficiently as they would like, even in virtual and cloud environments. As a result, businesses may lack the agility needed to be successful in a fast-paced, competitive environment. To address these challenges, IBM® PureSystems™ offerings provide patterns of expertise designed to deliver: Faster time-to-value; reduced costs and resources; lower risk and reduced errors; Essentially, a pattern is a recurring solution to a standard problem. This paper is intended to give business decision makers and IT executives an understanding of IBM PureSystems patterns—what they are, how they work and why they can provide exceptional value to an organization.
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