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10 Ways to Stretch your storage budgets in virtualised, consolidated environments
By Oracle | 8/3/2012
Everyone’s heard the line about the only inevitabilities in life being death and taxes. IT managers, however, would quickly assert a third absolute – higher storage needs. There’s no question data storage requirements continue to skyrocket, and there’s absolutely zero likelihood of that ending any time in our lifetime. Enterprises have successfully controlled their IT budgets and server sprawl issues with the help of virtualisation technologies, but what’s next? Increasingly, organizations are turning to storage consolidation for virtualised server environments in order to reduce data center costs and inefficiencies.
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2012 Data Backup Strategy Guide
By IDG Communications | 13/1/2012
Articles include: 10 best cloud backup strategies for biz continuity, Disk or tape? How about both, Protect Your Backup Data from Murphy’s Law, Back up without crashing.
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3PAR Storage: Tailor-Made for Virtual Infrastructures
By HP | 14/9/2011
Virtual infrastructure users are on the verge of a breakthrough. Up until now some major storage challenges have stood in the way of enterprises virtualising their critical production applications. As Taneja Group’s recent survey on virtual server storage practices revealed, users are facing, among other problems, some significant storage capacity, performance, provisioning and management issues, which taken together, considerably drive up the cost and risk of virtual server deployments.
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8 Critical Requirements for Secure Mobile File Sharing
By Accellion | 24/1/2012
With more and more employees downloading free, consumer-grade apps to access work files from mobile devices, your enterprise may be at risk for a security breach. Learn the requirements to ensure mobile file sharing does not jeopardize your organization's data security or compliance mandates.
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Accelerating Billing Infrastructure Deployment While Reducing Risk and Cost
By Oracle | 17/12/2012
Today, integrated revenue and customer management solutions not only enhance revenue stream capture for service providers, but also they build the brand of their services. Find out more on why Oracle is a premier provider of billing and revenue management solutions for the global communications, media, entertainment, information services and cloud markets.
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A Data Center Fabric Is Critical to a Next-Generation Unified Data Center
By Cisco | 16/3/2012
The data center has gone through several major evolutionary changes over the past several decades, and each change has been defined by major shifts in computing. The shift to a virtual data center will be the single biggest transition in the history of computing. This transition will reshape all the major data center tiers: applications, storage, servers and the network. This paper examines the drivers of this transition, provides real-world case studies and includes data centre fabric best practices.
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A Data Protection Taxonomy
By SNIA | 5/8/2011
The purpose of any taxonomy is to enable the subject matter to be studied better. This paper presents a data protection taxonomy, that is, a classification of aspects relevant to data protection, that the industry is encouraged to use as a reference when asking and answering questions about data protection. This taxonomy is defined in terms of who, where, what, why, and how. Read on.
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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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A Foundation for Database Simplification, Consolidation and Cost Reduction
By IBM | 7/11/2011
Over the past decade the trend in infrastructure design has been towards scale-out architectures based on the x86 processor, where many machines are clustered together in order to create a virtual mainframe. In this paper we set out to challenge this approach and to demonstrate that modern mainframe technology represents a viable scale-up alternative to the current vogue for racks filled with blades, looking in parti cular at the way organisations can benefit in terms of improved agility, increased reliability and cost savings by consolidating Oracle databases onto IBM’s zEnterprise and Enterprise Linux Servers (ELS).
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A Governance Guide for Hybrid SharePoint Migrations
By Quest Software | 8/2/2012
Cloud-based computing represents a powerful new option for managing enterprise content, offering increased flexibility, efficiency, and reduced cost for IT infrastructure, data storage, and applications. However, for a variety of business and technical reasons, most organisations will take a phased approach to adopting cloud-based services, which will require them to continue to maintain their on-premises SharePoint environments during the transition. This white paper, written by Chris Beckett from SharePoint Bits, discusses some of the benefits and risks of hybrid SharePoint deployments, and presents governance considerations that are essential for ensuring a successful migration.
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