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Application-Aware Storage for Virtual Environments
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
The main benefit of an application-aware storage model is that it allows the storage for each individual application to be managed and optimised independently, regardless of what other workloads and applications are present. Storage system features like high performance, balanced scalability, data reduction, and an application-aware management paradigm are critical to the efficient use of storage resources.
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Tintri VMstore: Application-Aware Storage
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
Server virtualisation brings tremendous value in terms of adding operational agility and significant cost savings through consolidation, increased utilisation, and workload portability, but storage can be an inhibitor to realising that value. Traditional storage systems were not designed to be shared between applications, and the gyrations required to do so, such as mapping LUNs, volumes, ports, and zones, introduce complexity without solving the entire storage challenge related to supporting virtual environments. This is because they cannot provide sufficient quality of service to ensure the right applications get the right amount of resources. What is needed is a solution that is application-aware in order to ensure application quality of service. That is the approach Tintri took with its VMstore.
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IT transformation enabled by Hyperconverged Systems
By EMC Corporation | 2/3/2015
Today's IT leaders are faced with a decision: run the status quo or transform the IT infrastructure. This whitepaper looks at how IT executives can how can leverage hyperconverged systems to realise the most material benefits with the least disruption to people, process, and technology. <br> <ul> <li>IDC research highlights that more firms are deploying hyperconverged solutions to not only keep up with business objectives but also satisfy budget and operational demands</li> <li>Four major challenges companies looking to address: improving resource utilisation, staff productivity, disaster recovery and ensuring business agility </li> <li>The differences between reference architectures, integrated systems, and hyperconverged solutions in transformation strategies</li> </ul> </br>
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How to find the lowest risk path to End User computing success
By EMC Corporation | 23/2/2015
Organisations are facing the challenges associated with delivering a high performance end-user computing environment that meets the demands for data and application access for hundreds of desktop users. This whitepaper looks at how to meet high performance requirements including availability and simplified management, how to deliver and manage virtual or remote desktops in a converged appliance and why risk level is an important factor in determining success.
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Top reasons: How a virtualised system can redefine simplicity
By EMC Corporation | 23/2/2015
This whitepaper looks at how mid-market, enterprise and MSPs are looking for solutions that align IT resources and present low risk paths to a fully virtualised environment. Find out: eight ways a dynamic infrastructure and meet the changing business demands, the advantages of consolidating compute, network, storage and management into a single appliance and the importance of predictable performance.
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State of Hybrid Cloud
By InFront | 19/2/2015
This report looks at the state of hybrid cloud based on a 600-organisation survey across the APAC region, focusing on their current usage and attitudes towards on and off premise, private and hybrid cloud service provision. Find out the top rated perceived benefits for adoption, the major barriers that are holding organisations back and what the future holds for investment in this technology.
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How virtualization complements Shoretel’s highly reliable distributed architecture
By Shoretel | 20/1/2015
Enterprises of all sizes adopt virtualisation as a way to improve the efficiency of IT infrastructure and decrease total cost of ownership. This whitepaper looks at how customers who adopted virtualisation achieved better server utilisation, increased application uptime, and greater IT agility and responsiveness by enabling private cloud computing.
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Solve the application visibility challenge
By Citrix Systems Asia Pacific | 12/1/2015
This report demonstrates how enterprises can leverage their existing footprint of market-leading application delivery controllers for both instrumentation and policy enforcement. · The ability to observe, diagnose, and subsequently improve the performance of business-critical applications is essential · The challenge of establishing an effective application visibility and control function is only growing as tech trends become more widespread · A next-generation application visibility solution can efficiently and economically deliver unprecedented insight into virtual desktops, mobile and cloud services
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A foundation for next-generation data centre security
By Citrix Systems Asia Pacific | 12/1/2015
This whitepaper discusses the need for an application delivery controller that addresses new and traditional challenges present in highly dynamic enterprise cloud architecture. · The ever-present budgetary pressures to do more with less means the foundation for stronger security must be built using existing data centre infrastructure · One particular ADC delivers an extensive portfolio of essential data centre security capabilities · The net result is a strong foundation for next-generation data centre security that is also cost effective
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Long-distance IT: Driving efficiency in remote offices
By Citrix Systems Asia Pacific | 12/1/2015
In this paper, IDG research highlights the many ways WAN optimisation solutions with a built-in Windows Server lead to more efficient branch office it. · Supporting branch offices is a costly, time-consuming job made tougher by having no one on-site to do it · WAN optimisation solutions mostly do a good job of improving remote office performance and lowering network costs but are now facing new demands · There is currently only one on the market with all of the capabilities that businesses with branches need
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