Converged Solutions: Platforms for 21st Century Enterprises – PART 2

Sponsored by Dell and Intel®

This TechByte series looks into three pillars of converged solution success – speed of deployment, lowering TCO through automation and increasing flexibility through modularity – and demonstrates how your business will benefit from a converged solution approach to infrastructure.

Watch this webcast to learn:

• How virtualization has led to converged infrastructure
• How to speed deployment of new applications and services
• Why converged solutions bring overall IT costs down
• How convergence can enable powerful analytics to help drive business decisions
• What you should do now to prepare for converged solutions in your business

Intel Inside®. Powerful Data Center Outside.

**Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.**

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Converged Solutions: Platforms for 21st Century Enterprises – PART 1

Sponsored by Dell and Intel®

This TechByte series looks into three pillars of converged solution success – speed of deployment, lowering TCO through automation and increasing flexibility through modularity – and demonstrates how your business will benefit from a converged solution approach to infrastructure.

Watch this webcast to learn:

• How virtualization has led to converged infrastructure
• How to speed deployment of new applications and services
• Why converged solutions bring overall IT costs down
• How convergence can enable powerful analytics to help drive business decisions
• What you should do now to prepare for converged solutions in your business

Intel Inside®. Powerful Data Center Outside.

**Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.**

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2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe

The "2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe" is available now and there are some important insights that will inform your strategy for bringing cloud like consumption and provisioning attributes to the traditional managed hosting market.

Read the full report for an in-depth analysis of the European market for cloud-enabled managed hosting and the vendors to watch out for.

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Systems Management Getting Complicated? Consider Converged Infrastructure Solutions

One of the hidden - but deeply felt - challenges IT organizations face is systems management. As infrastructure, applications, services and workloads become more complex and intertwined, there is increased pressure on IT staffs to find ways to make systems management easier, less time consuming and more affordable. Download this paper for insights into the ways your organization can consolidate multiple management tools into a single solution.

**Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.**

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Quick Take: Dells FX Architecture Holds Promise to Power Modern Services

Everything you need to do to apply technology, systems, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers - is built on the shoulders of infrastructure. This report reviews the underlying pressures on server architecture, introduces the Dell FX against this backdrop, and shows why it can be valuable to your future infrastructure strategy. Additionally, this report highlights the need for architects to open their lenses and consider alternatives to the standard 19-inch rack server that dominates enterprise deployments today.

**Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.**

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Making Smart Decisions in Evaluating and Selecting a Supplier of Converged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructure is one of the fastest-growing segments of the IT industry. Integrated infrastructure “bundles” ease deployment challenges, reduce capital equipment expenses, facilitate scalability and reduce management complexity. What should IT organizations look for—and demand—in a converged infrastructure supplier? Register now and learn about the must-have capabilities and additional considerations in evaluating and selecting suppliers.

**Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.**

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6 Tips for Building a Future-Ready Infrastructure

Big data, mobility, compute-intensive apps, virtualization, and cloud computing tax enterprise servers. This guide prepares decision-makers to choose servers that meet their current needs, while building a flexible, reliable, scalable infrastructure to handle future requirements.

**Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.**

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Build or Buy TCO Online Tool: Colocation

When deciding whether to build or buy infrastructure, the choice is simple when the potential savings are substantial. Compare your potential 10-year costs using CenturyLink’s TCO Comparison Tool – and decide with confidence.

Calculate your data center TCO now – and see how you can:

• Reduce upfront costs

• Increase efficiency of IT staff

• Scale power, bandwidth and space on-demand

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Hybrid IT: The Best of All Worlds

Download “Best of All Worlds” now and fast-forward your business’ agility with a hybrid IT solution.

In “Hybrid IT: Best of All Worlds,” you’ll learn why this situation is leading many IT decision-makers to re-evaluate and re-imagine their core infrastructure. And, as a result, they’re outsourcing a growing proportion of it, utilizing a hybrid array of different approaches – such as data center colocation, managed services and cloud solutions. This allows decision-makers to focus more of their resources on delivering business applications – not managing the day-to-day operations of data centers.

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Focus on Core Businesses and Innovations

A strong technology partner can help companies put focus back on their core business. Scrivantage, a software company, needed just this type of partner, so they could focus on enabling financial institutions to improve operational efficiency with their full suite of powerful applications.

To effectively serve the financial services industry, Scrivantage has to be up and running 24/7 and meet a rigorous set of requirements. Their need for scalable IT infrastructure that is always secure, reliable and available is imperative to meeting their customer’s demands.

Read “Scrivantage Experiences Rapid Growth and Speeds Time to Market with CenturyLink” now, and learn how Scrivantage partnered with CenturyLink to attract new clients and promote growth.

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Devops Unlimited Migrates its Clients’ into the Cloud

DevOps Unlimited needed to provide application infrastructure for a start-up client which was enjoying rapid growth with its new financial services product. Neither DevOps nor the client wanted to invest in, or manage, its own IT hardware, so a cloud service was the ideal solution. It would give the client the ability to grow rapidly without tying up time, resources and capital expense deploying dedicated IT hardware.

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Smarter Process for Dummies

IBM's Smarter Process approach can help you reinvent your business operations for top-line growth and make your organization more customer centric .In this e-book, you will learn:

- What is a Smarter Process?
- Understand IBM’s Smarter Process portfolio
- The ABC of making your business operations more customer centric
- What are Smarter Process industry accelerators?
- Ten Repeatable Smarter Process Industry Use Cases

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Server Managed Services – Integrated Managed Infrastructure

Around the globe, organizations are struggling to manage their increasingly complex IT infrastructures, putting them at risk of downtime, lost revenues and a damaged brand reputation. Read the service profile to learn how IBM’s Server Managed Services—integrated managed infrastructure offers an array of server management support, from single tasks to end-to-end management that can help you drive down infrastructure management costs, rapidly respond to changing business requirements, improve availability while keeping your assets within your premises and enable you to choose and pay for only the services you need.
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