Organizations that automate their highly-virtualized infrastructure environments discover that they are able to introduce new forms of self-service and on-demand IT delivery models. As a result, they’re far better positioned to compete in a world where the quality and performance of applications increasingly dictates success and failure.
On the journey to agility, the ultimate destination remains infrastructure defined by software and operating in a way that’s both application-aware and self-healing. For enterprises competing in the digital economy, deploying a CMP to manage increasingly complex infrastructure has become an indispensable part of that journey.
Learn more about vRealize Suite and our strategy for the Software-Defined Data Center.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
Today’s mega IT trends – cloud computing, big data, mobile and social media –have dramatically altered how enterprises work, requiring datacenters to find new, more flexible and cost effective ways to meet computing demands.
For most datacenters, the path toward tomorrow's compute paradigm mandates an investment in standardization and consolidation as well as a more robust adoption of enterprise virtualization software, along with cloud system software to extend that virtualized infrastructure into a true private cloud environment.
Linux has emerged as one of the key elements to a modernization program for a datacenter.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
In June 2016, CyrusOne completed the Sterling II data center at its Northern Virginia campus. A custom facility featuring 220,000 square feet of space and 30 MW of power, Sterling II was built from the ground up and completed in only six months, shattering all previous data center construction records. The Sterling II facility represents a new standard in the building of enterpriselevel data centers, and confirms that CyrusOne can use the streamlined engineering elements and methods used to build Sterling II to build customized, quality data centers anywhere in the continental United States, with a similarly rapid time to completion.
Today’s enterprises face new requirements for their datacenter
and cloud architectures, from keeping pace cost-effectively with
fast-growing traffic to ensuring optimal application
performance no matter how quickly business needs or the
enterprise environment evolve. At the same time, IT must reduce
costs and datacenter sprawl, ensure security and uptime, and
prepare for a new generation of cloud computing initiatives.
While many Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solutions
promise to meet demanding customer needs, the reality often
falls short. Taking a closer look at the available options and how
they measure up against the criteria that matter most, it
becomes clear that NetScaler beats the competition—providing
better performance and scalability than F5 Networks, Inc.
In preparation for disasters, it’s critical to have a backup site that can be used if your primary location goes down. Does your business have the right procedures and equipment to recover after a disaster? Get answers. Download this article about a new enterprise data center and learn more about protecting your IT infrastructure.
Server sprawl can divert valuable time and resources away from pursuing your core business goals. This white paper will show how System z can give you the visibility, control and automation your business needs to become more successful.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Feb 11, 2014
These new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers bridge the gap between software-defined flexibility and the true business potential of the Software-Defined Datacenter.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
In this paper, we outline the need for “Software-Driven Control” – the intelligence or “control plane” that can take advantage of these new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers to bridge the gap between software-defined flexibility and the true business potential of the Software-Defined Datacenter.
It is clear that we live in a land of the survival of the fittest. This same scenario is certainly not news to the CIO of any enterprise data center, especially in the data center with a mission-critical infrastructure.
In a relatively short time, cloud computing, specifically Infrastructure-as a-Service, has shifted from a new but unproven approach to an accepted, even inevitable, model. Driven by flexibility and efficiency, the question facing most organizations is not whether the cloud is part of their infrastructure plans, but which applications and workloads to move to the cloud and when. But even as the benefits of cloud and hosted models have become apparent, concerns persist about security, and an assumption lingers that the cloud is inherently less secure than an enterprise data center environment.
This white paper explains the why's and how's of data center transformation. It reveals the breakthrough IBM approach that supports dynamic, service oriented applications and consolidates systems, servers and networks for decreased operational costs on all fronts—freeing up funds for business innovation. Download white paper on new data center.
New business demands and technology trends are changing the role of IT and introducing new challenges to
application availability that yesterday’s data centers were not designed to address. By upgrading to Cisco Nexus®
switches—purpose-built for today’s data center needs—you can:
? Increase performance and scalability to meet the demands of virtualization, cloud computing, and modern
? Radically simplify management and operations
? Quickly adapt infrastructure to align the data center network with the needs of your business applications,
today and in the future
Modern hybrid data centers, which embrace physical, virtual, and cloud servers, require a new security mindset. The biggest challenges faced by IT in this type of environment is workload discovery, comprehensive security with minimal performance impact, and management. This white paper offers insights into how McAfee Server Security Suites tackles all of these challenges and provides better visibility across the entire enterprise data center.