Infrastructure Whitepapers


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Web-scale infrastructure at any scale
By Dell | 23/3/2015
Consolidate compute and storage into a single chassis with Dell XC Series web-scale converged appliances, powered by Nutanix software. XC Series appliances install quickly, integrate easily into any data centre, and can be deployed for multiple virtualised workloads including desktop virtualisation, test and development, and private cloud projects.
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Network virtualisation with Dell Infrastructure and VMware NSX
By Dell | 23/3/2015
Companies with limited IT staff and budget are looking for simple, integrated and validated architectures. Dell and VMware have teamed to provide a converged infrastructure solution to meet these requirements. The solution is tested, validated and supported by Dell, providing customers a single trusted partner that can streamline procurement and services. To simplify deployment, Dell and VMware deliver a validated reference architecture.
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Building the Next-Gen Data Centre
By Dell | 18/3/2015
What’s wrong with enterprise IT today? Most IT leaders agree that it’s infrastructure that’s too expensive, inflexible and difficult to manage. This whitepaper looks at: why the top concern among IT leaders is that they “can’t implement fast enough to meet business goals”, which three common IT problems cause the inability to meet business needs on time, and how to use optimised converged infrastructure to reduce both staff and budget pressures.
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Storage configuration guide: choosing the right architecture for the application and environment
By Nexan | 5/3/2015
The pace at which server and storage technology is advancing, particularly in the area of virtualisation, has left large gaps in knowledge among general IT departments. This whitepaper looks at: <br> <ul> <li>How to simplify the process of choosing and deploying a storage system in a fast moving IT marketplace</ li> <li>Why storage is often viewed as a minor consideration within the infrastructure and why this should change</ li> <li>Which common factors cause poor performance and inefficient storage design</ li> </ul> </br>
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Citrix NetScaler - A foundation of next-generation datacentre security
By Citrix Systems Asia Pacific | 12/1/2015
The need for robust data centre security has never been greater. This whitepaper looks at the traditional challenges and concerns as well as the new in the evolving requirements for security. •Traditional firewalls lack the visibility and control required to protect against the more the 70% of internet attacks •The capabilities of your data centre security should cover application, infrastructure, identity and security fabric •Mounting budget requirements means organisations look to do more with less
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NFS and vSphere best practices
By Tintri | 9/1/2015
Tintri VMstore offers advanced features, extreme performance and high-availability. The use of VLANs, Ethernet jumbo frames, and redundant networks, affords flexible configurations that will meet or exceed the performance, security, and availability requirements of most customers if a consistent set of practices and configuration settings are applied across vSphere ESX/ESXi hosts, the physical network infrastructure, and Tintri VMstore.
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Full-fidelity analytics and regulatory compliance in financial services
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014
This report discusses how the key to optimizing business operations in the financial services sector is maintaining an efficient and comprehensive Big Data infrastructure. • New regulatory compliance laws mean financial services organizations are required to be able to access years of historical data in response to regulators’ requests for information • Federal stress tests have increased the demand for predictability and integrated solutions for capital asset management. • The size, expense, and complexity of data management at this scale easily overwhelms traditional systems
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Intel and Cloudera: Accelerating enterprise Big Data success
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014
This whitepaper explain how uniting leading enterprise analytic data management software with an Intel data centre is the fastest way to achieve industry adoption of Big Data solutions. • In the past few decades, Intel has been a pioneer and the force behind major shifts and advances of technologies • Today, Big Data is one of the most innovative trends in data management and Apache Hadoop is the primary technology. • The power to drive the inflection points in data centre technologies lies with the ability to have software and silicon co-evolve to deliver dramatic gains.
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Three factors entrenching Big Data in financial services
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014
The definition of Big Data is rapidly changing within the financial services industry—pivoting from a measure of volume, variety, and velocity to an evaluation of systems-enabled strategy. - The most important issues relate to the potential of analysing full data sets spanning multiple silos - Successful data-driven firms use modern infrastructure to go beyond future-proofing the data centre against larger operational efficiency demands - Technology and competition are forcing wholesale banks to prioritize core competencies and market fit
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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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