UPS Basics: The Benefits of Uninterruptible Power Supplies

An uninterruptible power system (UPS) is the central component of any well-designed power protection architecture. This white paper provides an introductory overview of what a UPS is and what kinds of UPS are available, as well as a comprehensive guide to selecting the right UPS and accessories for your needs. Download our whitepaper to learn more!

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Power Management for Server Virtualization and Integrated Environments

This white paper discusses how the latest power management solutions enhance server virtualization’s impact on business continuity and help virtualized data centers, including those using integrated infrastructure, more effectively cope with utility failures. At the same time, cutting-edge software solutions hold the key to increased control, productivity and responsiveness, while reducing infrastructure requirements and operating costs.

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Quick Guide to Power Distribution

Rack power distribution units, also known as rack PDUs, are a key component to any IT environment . They do exactly as the name suggests and distribute power to network equipment within racks . A common misconception is that they’re just power strips, and at first glance, they even look like it, but modern rack PDUs provide benefits a simple power strip cannot . Some of the valuable features include network connectivity, environmental monitoring and remote access, but we’ll get more into that later . This guide should help you get familiar with power distribution, gain interesting insights and learn some key considerations for future IT investments . Download our whitepaper to learn more!

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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 Value of Connectivity

Everywhere you turn there’s another thought leader or business strategist talking about the importance of digital transformation. In an IT survey conducted by MuleSoft, more than two-thirds of IT decision makers (ITDMs) said they were undertaking digital transformation initiatives.

One of the key factors to achieving digital transformation is organizational agility. In this whitepaper we will discuss the measurable and quantifiable benchmarks to achieving greater agility and show how, by implementing an application network, companies in numerous industries were able to meet and, in many cases, exceed those benchmarks.

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Building a Digital Platform to Lead in the API Economy

The enterprise world is changing faster than ever. To compete, it is now necessary to do business at an almost unprecedented size and scale. In order to achieve this scale, winning companies are establishing digital platforms that extend their organizational boundaries. But what is the right way to build these platforms?

Read this whitepaper to discover:

  • Why establishing a digital platform is important for today's hyper-competitive business environment
  • How to build a digital platform by creating and integrating APIs
  • Case studies of how organizations built digital platforms and the successful outcomes they experienced
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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.

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  • 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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APIs and DevOps – Great Alone, Better Together

Every enterprise recognizes the need to change the way they work to deal with today’s hypercompetitive business environment. That’s why DevOps has become so important to enterprise IT; a DevOps model increases reliability and minimizes disruption, with the added side benefit of increasing speed.

But that isn’t enough. DevOps must be balanced with a focus on asset consumption and reuse to make sure the organization is extracting maximum value out of all the newly built assets. And that’s where an API strategy comes in.

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  • The right way to create a DevOps model in your organization
  • How to use an API strategy called API-led connectivity to complement and enhance a DevOps model
  • How Anypoint Platform can help your organization get the most out of adopting DevOps
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Closing the IT Delivery Gap

IT decision makers told us in the 2017 Connectivity Benchmark Report that they were finding it harder than ever to achieve their digital transformation goals. There is a delivery gap between what the business is asking IT teams to deliver and what can actually be accomplished. How can this IT delivery gap be closed?

Read this whitepaper to find out:

  • Why the IT delivery gap will only get worse
  • What to do to close the IT delivery gap
  • Case studies of organizations that made their IT teams more productive and scale faster
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