Getting the Most Out of the Network Closet

While network closets take on all shapes and sizes, they are essentially an arm of the data center and as an important component of all mission-critical environments, must be organized, protected, and managed efficiently and effectively. IT professionals are charged with keeping the technology infrastructure functioning, even in the face of constrained resources and increasing complexity. By selecting the correct rack and power infrastructure, paired with management hardware and software, organizations can keep their businesses up and running. In this white paper, we go beyond simple how-to advice for keeping IT equipment operational, and discuss how efficiently managing, organizing, and operating network closets saves time, saves money, and avoids risk utilizing the existing space and equipment. Download our whitepaper to learn more!

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Enhance Hyperconvergence With Infrastructure Management

Hyperconvergence collapses the physical components of IT with its virtual aspects into a single appliance form factor. Servers, storage and virtualization layers are bundled into one scalable pool of resources and completely integrated for easier, faster and more cost-effective management. With HyperFlex™ Systems, Cisco® went one step further by including integrated network fabric for faster deployment, simpler management and easier scalability. Still, vital to the operation of all hyperconverged solutions is the fundamental reliance on power infrastructure, and to realize the full benefits of hyperconvergence, it is critical to deploy effective monitoring and management of the power infrastructure. This paper demonstrates ways to improve resiliency against power disruptions and make IT resources easier to manage and scale. Download our whitepaper to learn more!

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The Eaton Rack and Enclosure Fundamentals Handbook

Not so many years ago, network closets, server rooms and data centers were designed from a “room to rack” standpoint. Deciding specifically where to store your technology typically came later in the design process. However, rapid technology refresh cycles, the need to rackmount more equipment and the desire for increased cooling capacities in an enclosed rack (known as an enclosure), have all begun to reverse that trend. Today, IT professionals are designing these critical workspaces with more of a “rack to room” methodology.

Traditionally, any structural support used to rackmount equipment was appropriately called a rack whether it was a two- or four-post structure. As time progressed and form factors of servers, network, storage, and power equipment have changed, the terms enclosure and cabinet also came into the mix as four-post racks were enclosed with front and rear doors and side panels.

This handbook is meant to help you choose, organize, and manage your racks and enclosures. As such, we will refer to them only as racks and enclosures throughout. In an effort to help you make the best selection for your requirements, we’ll cover some of the components within racks and enclosures as well as some tips on deploying them. Everything is interconnected, so the more you plan in advance, the better prepared you will be. For instance, it is important not to overlook power and data cables. Tangled cables can cause downtime or impede productivity, and the more racks and enclosures you are deploying, the more important an effective cable management strategy becomes.

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The Eaton UPS and Power Management Fundamentals Handbook

From plug and receptacle charts and facts about power problems to an overview of various UPS topologies and factors affecting battery life, you’ll find a wealth of pertinent resources designed to help you develop the optimum solution.

This handbook is your one-stop source for essential information ... whether you need power protection for small, medium or large data centers; health care facilities; or other environments in which ensuring uptime and safeguarding data are critical. Download our handbook to learn more!

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The Top Six Microservices Patterns

For the last several years, microservices has been an important trend in IT architecture, and many architects and IT executives experience pressure to jump on microservices as the new hot thing. But there is a feeling that microservices must only be implemented in a certain way, or it is being done incorrectly.

This simply isn't so. This whitepaper discusses how microservices presents itself as a series of patterns, and outlines how organizations should select the microservices pattern that makes sense for their own business, goals, and culture.

Read this whitepaper to discover:

  • The top six microservices patterns and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Foundational best practices to make sure your microservices implementation is successful
  • How Anypoint Platform can help you implement a microservices architecture in a workable way
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Accelerating Government IT Innovation

Evolving citizen and constituent expectations have created the imperative for government to digitally transform. Delivering on these expectations grows more challenging by the year, as the proliferation of modern technologies (e.g. SaaS, mobile, IoT) forces IT teams to rethink how to best deliver projects to their constituents and deliver on their mission.

Microservices have emerged as a means through which government IT teams can increase project delivery speed without compromising on security. This whitepaper discusses the role microservices can play in government, and how API-led connectivity helps agencies to more effectively and securely implement a microservices architecture.

Readers will learn:

  • How agencies have increased IT agility with reusable microservices
  • Why government IT teams must move beyond point-to-point integration
  • How microservices enable secure data sharing within and across agencies
  • How API-led connectivity supports microservices adoption in government
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DELL EMC Modern Infrastructure for Dummies

Modern businesses are increasingly embracing digital transformation — leveraging new technologies to reinvent core processes, business models, product offerings, and the customer experience. As businesses embark on the digital transformation journey, they need to modernize their underlying technology infrastructure to enable a more agile, customer focused, flexible, and innovative digital workplace. For more information, visit www.DellEMC.com/GetModern.

  • Over 60 pages of content
  • Covers a broad spectrum of Dell EMC solutions including: Flash, HCI, Data Protection, and SDS.
  • Evaluates current challenges faced by businesses
  • Reviews the Dell EMC solutions to combat the specific situation
  • Provides a comprehensive guide to #GetModern in a simplistic manner

Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.

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How to Solve the Top IT Issues at Remote Locations

IT teams can run into many challenges when supporting remote office users, especially that they’re not physically able to see the problem and might not have a colleague on site to help.

This whitepaper identifies five top issues to watch for when you're in charge of offices, users and technology that you can't actually see. You'll learn how to solve challenges with remote locations like:

  • Integration issues, especially with shadow IT
  • Lack of visibility into the WAN
  • Service delays due to gaps in tech staff resources

Download the whitepaper and start improving remote location end user experience today.

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Application Performance Management for App-Driven Businesses

Software applications are essential in today’s business environment, where internal and external services are delivered across mobile, social, collaboration, and cloud technologies. Application Performance Management (APM) is strategically important for companies that need to ensure the performance and availability of business-critical software applications -- if an application has problems that impact customers, a business can lose revenues or incur damage to its brand.

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12 Reasons You Don’t Need to Monitor Your Apps

Still wondering what all the application monitoring hype is about? Read more to find out all the reasons why you still don't need to monitor your apps, no matter what everyone else says!

  • You already know your application is doing great and everyone loves it.
  • You can't even remember your last outage; It was probably before you were born.
  • All those nasty messages on Twitter about your app are just people being silly on the Internet.
  • APM provides no real value to you or your business: it's about as informative as tabloid magazines.

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Brocade Workflow Composer Network Automation Platform

To unleash new levels of business innovation and competitive advantage, customers are embracing digital transformation. Success depends on building an agile business. In the digital era, IT agility is key to business agility. However, IT infrastructure is only as agile as its least agile component.

The lack of network automation and the inability of the network to align with IT operations and tool chains today is the single biggest inhibitor to an organisation’s ability to capitalise on digitalisation. In fact, 75 percent of CIOs say the network is an issue in achieving their organization’s goals.

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Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Accelerating government innovation, supporting government missions

Public-sector leaders at every level are embracing a vision of government that is transparent, accessible, and responsive to citizen needs. However, this vision often runs up against the reality of existing IT infrastructure. Too often, legacy middleware is locked into proprietary software and systems that do not integrate well or scale effectively across the enterprise.

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Deliver Better Results for Mainframe Cost Reduction Initiatives

In this white paper, you’ll learn how you can leverage BMC’s mainframe cost optimization solution to avoid unnecessary MLC expenses and risks while focusing on projects that offer the greatest opportunity to deliver the highest ROI. What you’ll find in this white paper:
  • Understand why past cost reductions failed to deliver expected savings
  • Learn how to identify projects with the best chance of success
  • Discover how to save significantly on MLC costs
  • See how to avoid unnecessary changes to applications
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