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Seattle Children's Accelerates Citrix Login Times by 500% with Cross-Tier Insight

Seattle Children's is a leading research hospital with a large and growing Citrix XenDesktop deployment. With ExtraHop, the IT team at Seattle Children's accelerated Citrix launch times by 500%. "I've never seen anything comparable to ExtraHop," says Bruce Fulton, Senior Systems Infrastructure Team Engineer. "It's our way to see how a transaction flows from start to finish through these various applications."

Sponsor: ExtraHop Networks


 

Data Protection eGuide

For enterprises, the task of protecting data has become more complex than ever. Innovative technologies and systems of engagement are introducing new risks that threaten to expose crucial corporate information. Cyberattacks grow increasingly complex and sophisticated, making it easier for attackers to find and exploit weaknesses in corporate security strategies, and insiders have the power to intentionally or unintentionally expose sensitive information. Meanwhile, the negative impact that data breaches can have on companies is at an all-time high.

In this eGuide, CSO and sister publications IDG News Service, Computerworld, and CIO pull together news, trend, and how-to articles about the increasingly difficult task of protecting corporate data. Read on to learn about the issues surrounding data protection today and the strategies you can use to help protect your organization.

Sponsor: AT&T


 

Best Practices in Enterprise Data Governance

Data governance combines the disciplines of data quality, data management, data policy management, business process management, and risk management into a methodology that ensures important data assets are formally managed throughout an enterprise. SASĀ® has developed a cohesive suite of technologies that can be used to implement efficient and effective data governance initiatives, thereby improving an enterprise's overall data management efficiency. This paper discusses data governance best practices. It explains where and how SAS capabilities (such as the Business Data Network, Reference Data Management, Data Federation, Data Quality, Data Management, and Master Data Management) can be used to ensure that data governance initiatives remain successful, continue to deliver overall return on investment, and gain buy-in across the enterprise.

Sponsor: SAS


 

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Launching Your DG Program

Good judgment and sound decision making are at the heart of data governance. From failing to define data governance, to premature launch, or expecting too much from a sponsor, this white paper explains ten common mistakes that can be avoided when launching your data governance program. Read this white paper to learn more.

Sponsor: SAS


 

Agility & Scalability for Oracle EBS R12 and RAC on VMware vSphere 5

Customers want to know that running Oracle EBS in a virtualized production environment will meet the needs of their business SLAs. This white paper outlines extensive performance and scalability testing of Oracle EBS applications on a Vblock™ Systems with vSphere 5.

Sponsor: VCE


 

Oracle and VCE: The Next Step in Integrated Computing Platforms

In order to keep up with today's insatiable demand for data, high performance databases require high throughput, low latencies, and flexible scalability. In this ESG Lab review you will learn how a VCE system driven by Oracle, delivers the perfect blend of high performance and reliability.

Sponsor: VCE


 

Migrate Oracle Apps from RISC/UNIX to Virtualized x86

Ready to move Oracle to a virtualized environment? This brief explains how true converged infrastructure can help you migrate from a RISC/UNIX environment and achieve the availability and scale your applications require. Learn how VCE VblockTM System helps ensure SLAs are maintained during migration, quality of service is improved and that licensing costs are reduced.

Sponsor: VCE


 

Warning: Cloud Data at Risk

Experts agree that relying on SaaS vendors to backup and restore your data is dangerous. Yet that's exactly what huge portions of the business world are doing, according to the results of an exclusive new survey from IDG Research. This white paper will discuss that survey, describe the risks that relying on SaaS vendors for backup can expose you to, and explain how cloud-to-cloud backup and restore services with the right features and capabilities mitigate those risks.

Sponsor: Spanning


 

Improving IT Efficiencies: Four Advantages of Multi-Tenant Data Centers

Increasing demands on IT are forcing organizations to rethink their data center options. For many organizations, that means turning to the flexibility afforded them by outsourced cloud solutions, which can provide exponential cost savings.

Sponsor: Coresite


 

Accelerating Cloud Deployment and Operations with Managed Services

Companies that do not have sufficient in-house expertise to either deploy or maintain an IaaS cloud should turn to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to accelerate the planning, deployment and maintenance of their corporate cloud.

Sponsor: Datapipe


 

Rethinking IT Operations in the Cloud

This paper breaks down the challenges that often prevent the cloud from delivering the fast, flexible and affordable infrastructure companies seek - and then details the secret to achieving success with cloud solutions.

Sponsor: Datapipe


 

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North America

Cloud-enabled managed hosting brings cloudlike consumption and provisioning attributes to the traditional managed hosting market. It represents an evolution of a mature market in which the wide variety of offerings and capabilities means vendors must be chosen carefully.

Sponsor: Datapipe


 

Accelerating the Delivery Microsoft Office 365

Many organizations use Office 365's cloud-based mail, collaboration and communication services as the dominant workload. However, as services move to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, and end-user experience can suffer. A congested Internet connection will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage. Learn how to address these performance issues.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

Accelerating the Delivery Microsoft Office 365

Many organizations use Office 365's cloud-based mail, collaboration and communication services as the dominant workload. However, as services move to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, and end-user experience can suffer. A congested Internet connection will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage. Learn how to address these performance issues.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

Data Center Projects: Project Management

In data center design/build projects, flaws in project management and coordination are a common - but unnecessary - cause of delays, expense, and frustration. The ideal is for project management activities to be structured and standardized like interlocking building blocks, so all parties can communicate with a common language, avoid responsibility gaps and duplication of effort, and achieve an efficient process with a predictable outcome. This paper presents a framework for project management roles and relationships that is understandable, comprehensive, and adaptable to any size project.

Sponsor: APC by Schneider Electric


 

The Truth About Virtual Computing for CAD

If you're a user of graphics-intensive software such as 3D modeling, simulation and analysis, and visualization, you might be skeptical about moving to a virtualized computing environment. However, the Citrix XenDesktop virtualization solution with HDX 3D Pro graphics acceleration technology is not only delivering an excellent user experience, it's also delivering benefits that don't come standard on a traditional desktop computer.

Sponsor: Citrix | IBM


 

Enable secure remote access to 3D data without sacrificing visual perfomance

Design and manufacturing companies must adapt quickly to the demands of an increasingly global and competitive economy. To speed time to market for products, they need to be able to collaborate and manage design lifecycles effectively with offshore, mobile and remote employees. At the same time, they have to maintain security and control over intellectual property even as their workforce becomes more mobile and distributed, and their computing environment becomes more diverse.

Sponsor: Citrix | IBM


 

Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology

IBM is a leader in Gartner Inc's Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology. IBM received the highest positioning in the ability to execute and completeness of vision categories. Gartner reports that data masking should be mandatory for enterprises using copies of sensitive production data for application development, analytics or training. They also believe the market is expanding into production and unstructured data protection. Read the full report to learn about IBM.

Sponsor: IBM


 

5 Ways Dropbox for Business Keeps Your Data Protected

Protecting your data isn't a feature on a checklist, something to be tacked on as an afterthought. Security is at the heart of Dropbox for Business, informing not only how we approach new features and enhancements, but also how we've designed the product itself. Download here to find out how we've built Dropbox for Business to keep data safe for all our users.

Sponsor: Dropbox


 

Evaluating File Sync and Share Solutions: 12 Questions to Ask about Security

File sync and share can increase productivity, but how do you pick a solution that works for you? There will likely be a number of factors guiding your decision, and if you're like most businesses, security is high on the list. Download to learn some important questions to ask file sync and share vendors about security.

Sponsor: Dropbox