Deploying Cloud with IBM System x

As a small or medium-sized business, knowing which infrastructure investments you need to make to improve your business is easy. The struggle is being able to apply your finite resources for long-term benefits when the day-to-day demands of your business keep your IT assets more than busy. A private cloud is one of those solutions that deliver immediate and impactful benefits with minimal pain. Read this brief e-guide to see how a private cloud on IBM® System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, can accelerate the journey to smarter computing for your enterprise.

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Gartner: Get Past the Confusion surrounding Hybrid Cloud

In the already overhyped cloud computing market, hybrid cloud computing is emerging as the next big thing. To get past the hype, IT leaders should assess how hybrid cloud computing fits into their road maps, and determine which of its many forms makes sense (and which don't) for their enterprises.

This informative resource provides insight into getting past the confusion surrounding hybrid cloud computing. Find out how to move toward an accurate understanding of this technology and discover how to leverage it for success in the future. Read on to learn more.

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Cloud benefits for the IT Service Management Market

Analysts predict that soon, half of all new IT service desk tools will be adopted as cloud-based services. While shifting to an on-demand model can be a complex decision that requires organizations to carefully assess the potential impact on business operations, a growing number of companies are clearly finding the move worthwhile.

This paper explores the reasons for the rapid growth of cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solutions and the benefits they offer for enterprises.

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Pervasive technology trends shaping the business and the implication for your data center

Four technology trends - cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics - are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBM's predictive analytics are helping companies build more accurate, forward-looking data center strategies and how those strategies are leading to more agile, efficient and resilient infrastructures.
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Top Considerations for Moving to a Cloud Delivery Model for ITSM

Software-as-a-service is more than just a cloud-based delivery model - it's a new approach to service that lets companies optimize utilization of in-house IT resources while providing service more effectively. But is SaaS-based IT service management (ITSM) right for your organization? This paper discusses key considerations for moving from a traditional software delivery model to SaaS.
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Cloud benefits for the IT service management market

Analysts predict that soon, half of all new IT service desk tools will be adopted as cloud-based services. While shifting to an on-demand model can be a complex decision, requiring organizations to assess carefully the potential impact on their business operations, a growing number of companies are clearly finding the move worthwhile. This paper explores the reasons for the rapid growth of cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solutions and the benefits they offer for enterprises.
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Seeding Clouds on Power Systems with IBM SmartCloud Entry

Although many organizations recognize the benefits of private clouds, they may need to progress gradually to sophisticated cloud deployments. IBM® SmartCloud™ Entry on IBM Power Systems™ servers fill this need for a scaled-down cloud solution. It leverages PowerVM virtualization software to enable quick and easy deployment of private clouds.
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Reinventing Antivirus: How cloud architecture and behavior recognition are changing the security game and making traditional antivirus obsolete

Traditional Antivirus is Becoming Obsolete. Have you seen a lot of articles and blog posts with titles like "Is Antivirus Dead?" If so, there is a good reason: Traditional signature-based antivirus technology is rapidly heading toward obsolescence. But there are new approaches that can make antivirus effective and practical again. Here we will look at three of them: Client/cloud architecture; Behavior recognition; and Journaling and rollback.
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What to Look for in Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

Many enterprises are beginning to view desktop virtualization as a critical enabling technology for agility, mobility, security and a wide range of applications and use cases that will help to define their next-generation compute environments. Desktop virtualization gives IT organizations unprecedented control over the user experience throughout the enterprise, while at the same time simplifying many of the tasks and processes involved in supporting a wide range of workers using a variety of devices. With a successful desktop virtualization initiative, the IT department and workers across the organization can be far more productive and flexible.

But what does it take for an enterprise to successfully implement desktop virtualization, and what are some of the key features, functions, use cases and opportunities that are enabling companies to reap the many benefits of desktop virtualization? Read this whitepaper to understand some of the questions you may have.

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Top 10 Reasons to Implement Desktop Virtualization Now

IT professionals have been hearing about the potential benefits of desktop virtualization for a number of years. Despite a large number of successful deployments, there have also been projects that never left the pilot stage. The momentum is starting to shift, however, and the groundswell of demand for desktop virtualization is becoming more and more apparent.

Two factors have come together to cause this shift: (1) less-expensive and simpler-to-deploy desktop virtualization solutions, and (2) the demand on IT to manage the proliferation of new devices as part of BYOD initiatives. There are now more reasons than ever to try desktop virtualization. Read on to see the full list of 10 reasons.

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Dell DVS Enterprise Builds on Strong Momentum with Solutions for 3-D Graphics, Unified Communications and More

Desktop virtualization is now part of a converged infrastructure. It supports high-end 3-D graphics and enables simplified unified communications, which represent a series of important breakthroughs that have the potential to not only accelerate desktop virtualization adoption, but also significantly expand the use cases and user groups that can leverage its benefits. If you've been considering adopting desktop virtualization, or if you have a single pilot project and are considering expansion, now is the time to take a closer look at the offerings available from Dell and Citrix.
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Build a Business Case

When you think about many of the key challenges facing IT departments these days, you can see why there is continued excitement and pent-up demand for the benefits promised by desktop virtualization. Trends such as BYOD, the consumerization of IT, the rise of social media and increased mobility are making it more incumbent upon the IT department to exert control over what devices are attached to the corporate network and what applications users are deploying. Now, with state-of-the-art appliances such as the Dell DVS Simplified Appliance, IT professionals have a new opportunity to cost-efficiently and simply deploy desktop virtualization solutions. See how the Dell DVS Simplified Appliance can help you bring desktop virtualization into your organization.
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What to Look for When Evaluating Next-Generation Firewalls

Traditional firewalls fail to provide adequate security against today's threats. Next-generation firewalls provide greater protection, but because they are more complex, they are more difficult to evaluate. This paper summarizes the results of three independent tests conducted by Network World, ICSA Labs and NSS Labs comparing NGFW performance, cost and functionality. You'll get insights into what to look for when evaluating next-generation firewalls. The paper also provides links to the portions of the research that have been made public. Learn why not all next-generation firewalls offer the same level of protection and why Dell™ SonicWALL™ next-generation firewalls are critical to your organization's security.
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