2018 Hybrid Cloud eBook: The New Normal

Where once Operations teams built extensive, high-availability data centers, today they extend their capabilities with the elastic storage, compute, and delivery capacity of public cloud services. In this eBook we look at some of the considerations Ops - and especially the newly-minted DevOps - teams must keep in mind as they integrate public cloud services into their hybrid cloud environments. From the serious - to the quirky, this collection of perspectives provides a window into the challenging world of the hybrid cloud operation.

Chapters Include:

  • The problem lurking inside your hybrid IT strategy
  • SaaS comes at you fast
  • 10 ways to make outage mitigation fun
  • Cloud capabilities turn developers into operational experts
  • Self-sourced data won’t get you where you want to go
  • Metrics that beat Murphy’s law
  • Cloud-first + DevOps-first = 81% competitive advantage
  • Optimizing for resources and consumers alike

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Managing Deployment and Ensuring Security throughout the PC Lifecycle

To successfully navigate workforce transformation, you need to consider both IT and end-user needs. Upgrading your hardware, and “right-sizing” it to fit your workforce only solves half the issue. On this video meetup we discuss the logistics, both operational and security that you’ll need to consider when managing your organization’s PC lifecycle, as well as how Dell can help get you there. This panel includes, Ian Haynes, Product Marketing Manager for Dell EMC and Jason Christensen, Dell EMC Product Development Manager.

Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside.

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RFP Guide: 6 Must Include Topics

Changing technology vendors is an important process. But, understanding the details is critical to ensure your organization is making the best decision – especially when it comes to secure web gateways, the first and last line of defense for your network. Given the gateway’s mission-critical nature and the evolving security landscape, there are a handful of questions everyone should be asking their potential secure web gateway solution vendors. Read this whitepaper to learn the six must-include topics for your Secure Web Gateway RFP.

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Secure Web Gateway as a Service: Simplifying the Path to Network Security

Software as a service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are just a few of the now commonplace solutions that have been born through the cloud. Rather than forcing companies to expend resources on deploying and maintaining certain IT functions, “as-a-service” products can be leveraged as subscriptions and hosted off-premises in a provider’s data center or virtual environment.

The iboss Distributed Gateway Platform is the first and only Web Gateway as a Service that provides predictable pricing and can be tailored to the needs of almost any network configuration. Read this whitepaper to learn how your company can benefit from a Web Gateway as a Service.

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Control Your Cloud: The Pitfalls of Shared Cloud Strategies

The conversation around the cloud has been booming of late, with the topic showing up everywhere from IT back offices to Fortune 500 C-Suites. Despite cloud's ubiquity, it remains a somewhat abstract concept for many users, a lot of whom don't understand that there isn't just one single cloud - and, for that matter, that not all clouds are created equal.

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  • The benefits of cloud cybersecurity
  • The difference between multi-tenant cloud and non-shared cloud environments
  • How to leverage the power of the cloud in a non-shared manner
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