IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Provides Enterprise-Class Value in a VMWare Environment

Server virtualization from VMware provides a powerful environment for consolidating a large number of physical servers, thereby delivering cost savings, asset optimization and enhanced flexibility to the data center. The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software from IBM Tivoli, provides an ideal complement to VMware vSphere deployments by providing a highly virtualized storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of virtual server environments.
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Virtualized Security is Different

In this short paper, we will look at six dos and don'ts for security in virtualized Data Centers. These best practices can help enterprises and service providers come to grips with the security challenges that apply to virtualized environments.
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Managing Data in Today’s Information Overloaded World

Increasingly demanding IT requirements are necessitating change to the data center network. The amount of data that is being collected is increasing and changing, organizations are finding new ways to analyze, evaluate, and use the information that they collect. Hardware trends are making it cost effective to capture new information sources and to automate data management. In the hardware arena especially, falling prices and increasing capacity for memory devices are reshaping the storage industry. Solid-state drives, large amounts of RAM, and new I/O technologies influence raw system performance. Read this paper to learn how system virtualization can improve the utilization of hardware, software, net-working and storage resources.
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Tracked, Hacked and Attacked

A new research study, based on real world production data from 79,360 customer sites, "Comparing Virtualization Alternatives - What's best for your business?" is now available. The paper reviews quantitative business differentiators between x86, Unix, and System z virtualization technologies.
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Development and Test on Amazon Web Services

An easy way to get started using Amazon Web Services is by deploying development and test workloads. This solution briefing outlines some of the challenges that customers face with these workloads, and how AWS can help address them. In addition, it provides an overview of AWS, highlights some key services for these scenarios and provides links so that you can obtain more information about any service that you are interested in.
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Amazon Web Services: Overview

Managing the unique and groundbreaking changes in both technology and business over the past decade has created an ongoing IT infrastructure challenge for many senior technology executives. Indeed, over the past ten years, the typical business application architecture has evolved from a desktop-centric installation, then to client/server solutions, and now to loosely coupled web services and service-oriented architectures (SOA). Each evolutionary step has built on the previous one while adding new challenges, dimensions, and opportunities for IT departments and their business partners.
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Amazon Web Services: Security Processes

Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers a scalable cloud computing platform with high availability and dependability, offering the flexibility to enable customers to build a wide range of applications. Helping to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our customers' systems and data is of the utmost importance to AWS, as is maintaining customer trust and confidence. This document is intended to answer questions such as, "How does AWS help me protect my data?" Specifically, AWS physical and operational security processes are described for network and server infrastructure under AWS's management, as well as service-specific security implementations.
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Managing Storage in Virtualized and Cloud Environments

Unparalleled growth. It's hard to find two words that better describe what's happening today in the world of digital storage and virtualization. In an industry report on storage growth released in December, research firm IDC predicted the amount of storage deployed will more than double every two years, reaching over 40,000 Exabytes by the end of the decade. Growth is just one part of the puzzle. Major changes for storage deployment are taking place today and perhaps the most prominent of which is the move to the cloud. What are the latest technology trends having impact on this dynamic marketplace? This whitepaper will give insight in a number of areas, including; A contextual look at the evolution and history of virtualized storage in the enterprise; A breakdown of current market forces and trends impacting the industry; Details and overview of major offerings and solutions from the top vendors in virtualized storage today.
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A Rational approach to intergration testing.

Developers must deliver high-quality applications while limiting their testing expenses. In this challenging environment, a combination of automated integration testing and test virtualization can enable test teams to improve software quality and keep up with the rate of change.
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Mapping Security for Your Virtual Environment

Is management of a virtualized environment a major concern? Does your business need a technology that helps you secure your virtual environments? With the growing popularity of virtualization in enterprise data centers, you need a virtual security solution that allows you to confidently adopt virtualization throughout your data center without compromising on your existing security postures. Read this white paper to learn more.
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5 Ways to Move From IT Resilience to Cloud-Based Business Resilience

By now most IT departments have some form of resilience strategy in place and is likely already out of date. Many of these legacy plans rely on expensive remote locations and duplicate facilities, concepts that are no longer feasible in today's business environment. Learn five ways your organization can better utilize cloud computing to build a better, holistic resilience plan that will cover the entire business, not just IT infrastructure and systems. This IT Managers' Journal covers all the topics for cloud-based resilience, including cloud-based offsite backup and data protection, service-level agreements (SLAs), disaster recovery, virtualization and more.
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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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Successfully Managing VDI Services

This document offers an overview of F5(r) BIG-IP(r) system specific to support for heterogeneous virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) architectures that have unique challenges around performance, end-user experience, security and scalability. BIG-IP unites all the components required to make a complete and secure VDI services delivery solution in one integrated and consolidated platform that meets VDI challenges and to give organizations the flexibility, manageability, and agility necessary to meet user expectations of a physical desktop experience while being served virtually.
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Taking the Complexity Out of Single Sign-On with Active Directory

Providing SSO across applications deployed on heterogeneous platforms can lead IT organizations to implementing a complex set of interconnections between disparate solutions that are fragile and not easily adapted to support emerging technology and devices such as smart phones and tablets. This can become increasingly problematic for organizations seeking to deliver on the promise of IT as a Service (ITaaS). This paper examines how to implement Kerberos-based single sign-on with Active Directory across heterogeneous applications, while simultaneously providing flexible and highly scalable web access management.
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