Data Centre Whitepapers


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40/100 Gigabit Ethernet: The foundation of virtualized data centre and campus networks
By Anixter Australia | 29/9/2014
This whitepaper explains how effective planning and implementation for 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet can allow organizations to remove potential road blocks and take full advantage of virtualized environments. ·With virtualization, considerations must be made regarding users, resources, and infrastructure investment ·40/100GbE is gaining traction as a foundation for building next generation virtualized data centre/campus environments ·Discover how to improve capacity and enjoy a smooth upgrade path with the increasingly dominant standard
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How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets
By APC Australia | 6/5/2014
Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events.
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How DCIM software improves planning and cuts operational costs
By APC Australia | 28/7/2014
Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centres from cost centres into producers of business value. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data centre infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery. · Data centres can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands · The systems which allow management to leverage real savings consist of modern data centre physical infrastructure (i.e., power and cooling) management software tools · Some data centre operators do not use any physical infrastructure management tools. This can be risky
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Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
By APC Australia | 20/3/2014
While many who invest in Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership / knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. This paper describes these common pitfalls and provides practical guidance on how to avoid them.
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Enabling and Protecting the Open Enterprise
By CA Technologies | 29/5/2014
A decade or so ago, security wasn’t nearly as challenging as it is today. Users, data and applications were all centralized in data centers that, in effect, kept them contained within a network perimeter. This eBook outlines how the open enterprise has changed the role of security.
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Unlock the business value of archived data
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014
This report shows how success in an ever-competitive data-driven market requires flexible, massively scalable data management systems that grow with your business. - Unstructured data, much of it generated by machines or sensors, accounts for more than 90% of data today - Organisations often struggle to manage that data in Hadoop despite its benefits - The enterprise data hub is a transformative active archive solution helping enterprises gain more insight across all their data to make more informed decisions
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Big Data must become a first class citizen in enterprise
By Cloudera | 29/10/2014
Big Data within the enterprise is about having more access to data to gain insight into competitive, strategic, or operational issues facing the organization. •Big Data must integrate with the IT organization, the data center and the business •Enterprises must look to find the best way to analyse and use data •Data operations should cover manageability, security, and integration
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The business value of an enterprise data hub
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014
With so many organizations seeking a reliable, real-time, and affordable Big Data solution, this whitepaper asks: what is the barrier to full adoption and production? • Enterprises are planning full-blown multi-workload data hubs at the heart of the data centre. • A Sand Hill Group survey found 62% of respondents anticipated advanced analytics becoming a top use case for Hadoop, but only 9% were primarily using it that way today • Learn how a platform approach ensures superior performance aligned to a wide variety of use cases and additional functionality.
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Advancing Customer Intelligence Capabilities in Asia-Pacific
By CMOC | 14/10/2013
Many Asia-Pacific organisations lack or are hindered in their ability to integrate, analyse, and extract insights from multiple internal and external databases. When it comes to big data, Asia-Pacific organisations lag behind the U.S. and Europe in data warehouse, business intelligence, and analytics investments. But don’t expect that to last. Download to find out the big shifts in marketing strategies to improve behavioural targeting and personalisation.
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Slow backups got you down? The business value of data domain boost
By EMC Corporation | 21/5/2014
Traditional backups are just too slow, inefficient and unreliable for the typical data centre of today. The data being protected is growing dramatically and backup windows are often shrinking. This whitepaper discusses how you can effectively manage your backups when IT budgets are flat.
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