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The Challenges of Managing Virtualized Server Environments (PDF, 1.4 MB)

This whitepaper will explore the application and service delivery management challenges created by server virtualization. It will describe how the IT organization must deploy management functionality inside of a virtualized server in order to regain the visibility that was lost due to virtualization. Click here to access the whitepaper.

F5 Storage Tiering Best Practices (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Storage tiering helps businesses cut costs by automatically migrating aged or reduced-value files to lower-cost storage. Combining file virtualization with deduplication storage provides a simple, fast, and economical path to effective storage tiering. This paper reviews best practices for integrating Data Domain and F5 solutions for long-term archiving and data protection. Click here to access the whitepaper.

Best Practices of Data Domain and Symantec NetBackup (PDF, 1.1 MB)

The scope of this whitepaper focuses on how the Data Domain deduplication storage solution integrates with standard NBU architectural and operational environments in order to overcome the growing gap between what is actually being accomplished and what needs to be accomplished. Click here to access the whitepaper.

Overview on Boosting Performance Through Flash Drives (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Enterprise flash drives represent a huge leap forward over traditional mechanical drives. When deployed in storage arrays, these drives can dramatically boost storage performance for targeted data center workloads while helping increase resource utilization, enhance energy efficiency, and reduce total cost of ownership. Click here to access the whitepaper.

Building an Adaptive Infrastructure with HP and VMware (PDF, .75 MB)

Virtualization can assist with cost savings, increased IT agility and improve business outcomes. This paper will look into how HP and VMware can help. Click here to access the whitepaper.

Why Fibre Channel over Ethernet? (PDF, 1.3 MB)

This overview will look into Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and why it's not a replacement for conventional Fibre Channel (FC), but is an extension of Fibre Channel over a different link layer transport. Click here to access the whitepaper.

Backup 2.0: Simply Better Data Protection (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Traditional backup methods are reaching their technology end-of-life. Designed more than two decades before current datacenter infrastructure, these systems use inefficient methods for data collection and transmission, and offer limited recovery options. Click here to access the whitepaper.

10 Security Concerns for Cloud Computing (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Cloud computing gets its name from the drawings typically used to describe the Internet. Cloud computing is a new consumption and delivery model for IT services. The concept of cloud computing represents a shift in thought, in that end users need not know the details of a specific technology. The service is fully managed by the provider. Users can consume services at a rate that is set by their particular needs. This ondemand service can be provided at any time. Click here to access the whitepaper. Click here to access the whitepaper.