IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration helps tackle the challenges presented by big data. It delivers analytics at the speed of thought, always-available transactions, future-proof versatility, disaster recovery and streamlined ease-of-use to unlock the value of data.
In considering the four principal options of data center modernization, keep in mind that each option need not be treated as a separate and distinct approach. Data center stakeholders may want to combine options in order to better accommodate a particular migration timeline. Or cautious executives may want to simply dabble with the outsourcing option by piloting only a few select applications while still maintaining a core corporate data center. The key critical success factor is the recognition that data center modernization is not a one-time fi x, but rather a critical piece of an ongoing strategy to better service customers.
Most successful data center migration projects share similar practices, such as expertise, preparation, management, execution, communication and business alignment. The purpose of this research is not to provide an extensive examination of each one of these practices. Rather, it is to provide a pragmatic list of best practices. This list was derived from observations of numerous Gartner clients involved in data center migration projects over the last six years.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 05, 2017
Not long ago, the biggest concern for IT decision makers considering moving workloads to the cloud was security. That’s no longer the case. Today, the main obstacle to cloud adoption is different but familiar: the pain of migrating data.
Traditional data migration causes major headaches:
• Hours or days of downtime while servers replicate and stakeholders verify functionality
• Data loss and migration failures due to inadequate tools and inability to test
• Key internal resources diverted from strategic initiatives
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Data is the foundation of the digital economy, but managing data growth poses a big challenge as organizations ramp up cloud adoption. Whether your organization is adopting a hybrid cloud strategy or building modern apps in the cloud, there are many challenges that can limit your effectiveness. With Isilon CloudPools and ECS, you can take advantage of cloud capabilities without a disruptive time-consuming migration of your data. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how Dell EMC puts you in control with a flexible cloud design, allowing you to take an application-centric approach to your data platform.
Data center migrations are often complex and risky. These best practices will help I&O leaders invest the appropriate amount of time and money into planning, execution and testing in order to protect the business and maximize the chances of a successful data center migration.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
Every day, a new product launch promises speed, efficiency or savings for businesses eager to stay a step ahead. But if you’re an IT pro, and it’s your job to onboard the new system, the allure gives way to practical considerations: How are you going to move all that critical data—including dependencies, settings and custom configurations—from one system to another so it all talks to each other the way it’s supposed to? Whether you’re tackling a oneoff project or looking to improve your in-house skills, these eight tips for mastering migration will help you form a strategy, determine costs and find technical solutions to ensure successful migration no matter what platform you’re on or which one you’re moving to.
To compete in today’s fast-paced business climate, enterprises need
accurate and frequent sales and customer reports to make real-time
operational decisions about pricing, merchandising and inventory
management. They also require greater agility to respond to business
events as they happen, and more visibility into business activities so
information and systems are optimized for peak efficiency and performance.
By making use of data capture and business intelligence to
integrate and apply data across the enterprise, organizations can capitalize
on emerging opportunities and build a competitive advantage.
The IBM® data replication portfolio is designed to address these issues
through a highly flexible one-stop shop for high-volume, robust, secure
information replication across heterogeneous data stores.
The portfolio leverages real-time data replication to support high
availability, database migration, application consolidation, dynamic
warehousing, master data management (MDM), service
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
The shift to SaaS is gaining momentum and there are clear business benefits that can be derived. To optimise success, transformation strategies need to encompass all elements of people, processes, technology and organisational design. Adopting SaaS technologies drives significant change to the way organisations operate – from business processes to support model design and company culture. The implications of cloud adoption and technical challenges such as integrations, data migration and configuration must be fully understood and addressed from the outset.
Published By: Winshuttle
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
Uploading bulk information to SAP doesn’t have to be time consuming and complex. Rather than rely on SAP’s Legacy System Workbench (LSMW) which was designed for IT professionals for data migration projects, business users can leverage a non-technical alternative in a few simple steps to create and update data in SAP for everyday business transactions and data projects. This white paper provides a side-by-side comparison of LSMW’s 14 step process and Winshuttle Studio’s 3 step process to upload/download data and highlights why Winshuttle’s business led, IT enabled solution provides many benefits to the organization.
Apache Hadoop technology is transforming the economics and dynamics of big data initiatives by supporting new processes and architectures that can help cut costs, increase revenue and create competitive advantage. An effective big data integration solution delivers simplicity, speed, scalability, functionality and governance to produce consumable data.
To cut through this misinformation and develop an adoption plan for your Hadoop big data project, you must follow a best practices approach that takes into account emerging technologies, scalability requirements, and current resources and skill levels.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
An an Enterprise Architect (or an aspiring one), your job is to help define, build, and manage your company's technology architecture for its single most important asset - its information - in order to meet the company's business goals.
Read this comprehensive guide to learn how all the key areas of database design, creation, security, object management, backup/recovery, monitoring and tuning, data migrations, and more - are carried out in a NoSQL database.
Data migration strikes dread in the hearts of IT admins everywhere. It’s expensive, time-consuming, and often results in data loss. As the amount of enterprise data on laptops increases, the time and burden it takes to manage the continuous tech refresh process increases as well. But it doesn’t have to.
Organizations considering moving enterprise applications to the public cloud should ensure that they also move the application delivery services their applications rely on in the data center. In addition, cloud migration presents an opportunity to organize and rationalize security and access, gain visibility into cloud-based application traffic, and architect a strong disaster recovery plan. Download to read the 5 rules to follow when lifting and shifting apps to the the cloud.
Download this case study today to learn more about how ARA was able to complete a datacenter migration in a compressed window, and how they continue to use ZVR to deliver aggressive service levels across their infrastructure with a product that is very easy to use.
"Is ‘Integration’ becoming a barrier to cloud adoption and preventing you
from getting there fast?
With Cloud adoption gaining momentum, the diversity as well as complexity of
cloud integration use cases is on the rise. The right integration strategy is the single most important determinant
of success. IBM’s leading cloud integration offering—IBM Cast Iron—is constantly evolving to address the changing cloud
landscape. Cast Iron has been an integration platform of choice for enterprises of all sizes, across different
industry verticals. Its simple configuration-based ‘no coding’ approach and extensive pre-built connectors and
templates make it suitable for emerging bi-modal IT teams. Cast Iron supports the complete spectrum of Cloud
Integration use cases—from data migration to bi-directional sync, from API centric invocation style to eventbased
Join us to learn the newer platform features and enhancements and how IBM Cast Iron can help you embrace
cloud, paving the way fo
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
State agency and higher education CIOs are under intense pressure to modernize their legacy IT systems. Whether that requires moving from one infrastructure to another, or moving to or from the cloud, the chief challenge remains: How to migrate data and applications without disrupting critical operations, ensure improved performance and avoid pricing and other traps that often accompany virtualizing in the cloud.
Learn what’s made the difference in overcoming the impediments to workload migrations from IT leaders who’ve lived through big data and application moves. Topics include:
Preparing workloads for cloud on-boarding – and off-boarding
Tools for simplifying the consolidation and migration of apps and supporting services
Forecasting workloads, and planning for associated testing, training, and other costs
BACKUP ISN’T JUST A COPY IN THE CLOUD.
IT’S THE ANTIDOTE TO EVERYTHING.
Be it user error, natural disaster, hardware failure, malware, theft
or litigation—there’s a countermeasure to restore your business to normal. Skeptical? Click through the eBook to ?nd out how backup makes the enterprise impervious.
Today’s organizations face a ballooning data management and risk problem. The use of laptops, tablets, workstations, servers and smartphones in the enterprise to create and store critical data is growing at an alarming rate.
Many companies still rely on a legacy, platform-specific data backup solution, even though it doesn’t provide consistent backup across the enterprise. This outdated approach becomes especially risky when IT faces a data migration initiative. Whether migrating to a new version or brand new hardware on the client or server—organizations risk immense data loss and an expensive, intensive disaster recovery undertaking if they launch a data migration effort without first properly securing their data.
Continuous, real-time data backup is the only viable solution for protecting all enterprise data while providing for a seamless migration process. But how do you achieve it?