The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility

With the arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility; the data center must evolve to function optimally. At the same time, IT is being challenged to be more responsive and cost-efficient. To meet both of these challenges, this IDC Market Spotlight explains how a data center network fabric can provide a foundation for the automated provisioning, configuration, and ongoing management of network-based services in this new era of IT agility.
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Competitive Landscape: Data Center Ethernet Fabric

Get Gartner's recommendations for selecting the right Ethernet fabric for your data center network. This report highlights the competitive landscape of leading vendors in the data center Ethernet fabric market and provides insight into why vendors are pursuing strong end-to-end-data center network integration.
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Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric

Deploying the correct Ethernet fabric is integral to any organization, but selecting it can be daunting. Fortunately, the Lippis guide Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric reports the findings from a recent study of several types of Ethernet fabric and provides recommendations based on the results.
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The Top 5 Requirements of a Next Generation Storage Network Architecture

This document dives into the five key requirements that enterprises of all sizes should consider when upgrading their storage networking architecture to consider that infrastructure worthy of the label "next generation". It looks at the speed, bandwidth, control, visibility, scalability and reliability minimums that must be met to ensure compatibility with tomorrow's networking and storage demands in the age of cloud and big data. IT Planners need to understand the essential requirements of a storage network architecture so they can choose between an IP protocol based on 10Gb Ethernet, like NFS or iSCSI or 16 Gbps Gen 5 Fibre Channel with 100% backward compatibility to prior generations.
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Is Your SAN Architecture Ready For Flash?

This white paper looks at how flash based storage, whether it is added to an existing hard drive system or a dedicated flash array, can enable data centers to attain a greater ROI on virtualization and database application infrastructure. It looks at the ways flash supports higher levels of density, more virtual machines per host and more users per database instance, and the weaknesses exposed by a near-zero latency storage architecture to the limitations of legacy IP and Fibre Channel storage architectures.
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Health Check Tool – Is Your Storage Network Infrastructure Efficient?

Is your storage network infrastructure running at its peak efficiency? The Brocade SAN Health Diagnostics Capture gives you an easy, accurate, and FREE check-up on the vital statistics of your SAN fabrics and associated multi-vendor components - including switch, topology, and performance benchmarks, allowing you to take inventory of devices, switches, firmware versions, and SAN fabrics. You can capture and display historical port data, compare your zoning and switch configurations with industry best practices, and assess performance statistics while generating detailed reports and diagrams.
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The Cost of Maintaining the Storage Network Status Quo

What drives storage upgrades? Typically, it has been the obsolescence of the prior architecture. The move to Gen 5, however, may be driven by the adoption of solid-state drives (SSDs) and the desire to quickly take advantage of these assets. This document looks at the implications of new storage technologies on the enterprise network, and how increasingly performant servers are driving the need for ever increasing levels of network performance, even if it breaks the traditional price-performance curves.
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Boost IT Visibility and Business Value With Service Catalog

Decision makers at many organizations question the investments made in IT. This is often because they don't fully understand the value delivered by IT service management (ITSM) or by compliance with recommended best practices such as those defined by the IT Infrastructure Library or ITIL®. This often pressures CIOs to demonstrate the value of IT to the business. Learn how creating a great service catalog can help alleviate these pressures and why many consider it to be fundamental to any IT improvement initiative.
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Powering Transformation – The IT Revolution is Now

The IT Revolution is happening and the time for change is now - don't settle for inflexible systems built on legacy technology. Download the white paper to find out how next-gen IT solutions are flexible, intuitive, social and powerful - and how IT in the cloud will help your organization not only keep up with today's complex IT ecosystem, but manage it more efficiently than ever before.
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Customer-Centric Cloud Provisioning

Looking to increase your organization’s competitive agility, IT's value to the business, and end-user satisfaction and productivity? Have your administrators been overwhelmed managing huge numbers of virtual machines? Do you want to leverage public and private cloud technologies to address these challenges but struggle to understand what this means? Instead of asking what cloud means to you think about what cloud means to your customers. Download this white paper and learn why understanding your customers and these expectations is key in understanding how to deliver on them.
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Lessons from Successful Mobile Initiatives

Whether you have embraced it or not, mobile is already part of your business. To remain relevant, IT must reinvent itself and become more of a technology advisor and less of a technology traffic cop. Download this white paper and learn how progressive organizations everywhere use mobile technology to reduce support costs, improve service quality and eliminate expense leaks.
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Scanning on the Web

In an enterprise situation, paper documents are plentiful and in many locations. Capturing those documents into a digital enterprise imaging solution can be complex. Download this white paper to learn about the four methods used for capturing documents into a digital enterprise imaging solution.
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Beginners Guide to SSL

Whether you are an individual or a company, you should approach online security in the same way that you would approach physical security for your home or business. It is important to understand the potential risks and then make sure you are fully protected against them. This guide will de-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
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The Power to Destroy: How Malware Works

Nearly a quarter of IT managers simply don’t know how secure their website is. However, with the number of web-attacks blocked per day rising year over year, it's vital for businesses to understand the part their website plays in the distribution of malware to clients, customers and the wider online community. As a website owner it’s your responsibility to not only protect your business and customers, but the safety of the Internet too. Register now to read more about how you can protect your business and your brand from infection.
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