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Infrastructure Management White Papers

Infrastructure Management white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing Infrastructure Management strategy, solutions, Infrastructure Management products, and more.

Edison Group - Economic Advantages of SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from VMware on Intel. It discusses the benefits of private cloud solutions, including reduced labor and hardware/software costs, ease of implementation and adoption, scalability, organizational flexibility, security, improved efficiency, as well as allocation of and access to IT resources.

Sponsor: IBM


Clipper: Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

The Cloud may be a panacea for some, but for others, it is real work that needs to be done (where "the rubber meets the road", so to speak). If that point of friction is what you do for a living (i.e., you manage and optimize IT infrastructure) then you can't assume away the issues of real assets, no matter how many times you use that
"cloud" word each day. Read this white paper to learn why the underlying cloud assets really matter, especially to enterprises but also to many smaller businesses, as well.

Sponsor: IBM


Transform Your Data Center from Basic to Strategic by Increasing Operational Efficiency and Optimizing Intelligence

Inefficiency in power and cooling can raise costs to unacceptable level and increase the challenge of running a strategic data center. Find out how data center and facilities management are able to use DCIM solutions and a pioneering "zone" approach to bridge the information gap and drive energy reduction and operational efficiency.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Pre-Configured Physical Infrastructures Save Time, Aid Validation When Building or Expanding the Data Center

To optimize data center deployments many companies are turning to Pre-Configured Physical Infrastructures that arrive on-site ready to be deployed, reducing the time required for planning, designing, procurement, and installation. This white paper discusses benefits including predictable performance, pre-defined and tested racking strategy designed to optimize power, stability, cooling and space.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Thermal Management Delivers Business Gains

By creating ever-greater rack density, virtualization and cloud computing are changing the game of thermal management in the data center. What's needed is a strategic, rather than tactical approach that utilizes computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyze the interdependencies between power, space and cooling. The result: higher efficiency and lower total cost of ownership of data center infrastructure.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure: A Predictive Approach to Energy Efficiency

As energy costs rise increasing energy efficiency is vital in the data center and across your facilities. Cooling is the largest energy cost that can generate ROI when remediated. Panduit SmartZone™ Solutions provide real-time visibility to manage energy and physical infrastructure efficiency in your enterprise through a range of software, hardware and services.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


451 Research: Panduit builds out DCIM, now a centerpiece of its datacenter strategy

451 Research highlights Panduit's strong DCIM solutions and services along with its pioneering 6-Zone™ Methodology approach to bridge the information gap between IT and facilities. Evaluations include Panduit SmartZone™ software and hardware, which monitor energy, assets, connectivity, capacity and thermal conditions.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


A Zone Approach for Energy and Physical Infrastructure Management

Using DCIM solutions to assess "zones" from building point-of-entry for utilities to individual devices in data center cabinets bridges the information gap between IT and facility managers. Increased visibility and accurate real-time data helps maximize energy efficiency, reduce costs, improve capacity, and increase the resilience of the facility.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Optimizing the Energy Efficiency of the Modern Data Center

Rising energy costs, needs around energy efficiencies, increased compute densities, and big data demands are driving data center managers to conserve electricity and make the most of what they expend. This white paper addresses the importance of utilizing technologies that are able to meet the needs of your environment in order to optimize your data center.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Impact of Air Containment Systems - Reducing Energy Consumption in the Data Center

Data centers are mission-critical facilities and surging demand for processing power, work load virtualization and consolidation combined with pressure to reduce OpEx and improve asset utilization are making thermal management challenging. This white paper addresses thermal issues that were once ignored, but now must be addressed to reduce cost and increase capacity.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Physical Infrastructure Optimization: A Foundation for Growth

According to Gartner, the rise in big data is one of the forces that will change IT. The proliferation of data is accelerating, and most IT departments are not prepared to handle the demands of managing and storing so much data. At the same time, corporate data centers are ill-equipped to handle the flood, driving the need to consolidate and optimize the physical infrastructure.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Manage Your Network Infrastructure for Optimal Application Performance

This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA) white paper examines the drive behind and requirements for ANPM solutions, so that network engineers, managers, and operators can recognize, characterize, troubleshoot, and communicate details of how applications and services perform as they transit the network.

Sponsor: Ca Technologies


Unified Infrastructure Monitoring and Management Increases Availability, MTTR, and IT Staff Productivity

This IDC white paper describes important infrastructure monitoring and management challenges facing IT managers today. It discusses how IT operations teams can improve end-to-end infrastructure performance and availability and work more efficiently by taking advantage of integrated infrastructure monitoring and analytics solutions.

Sponsor: Ca Technologies


Data Center Insight: 6 ways to prevent mistakes that have cost others millions

Think you know about data center transformation? Think again. It's not that costly, and it really is necessary, despite what others may tell you. This white paper sponsored by HP and Intel® lists six common and costly myths that surround data center transformation.

Intel® and the Intel® logo are trademarks of Intel® Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

Sponsor: HP and Intel®


Bridging the IT Gap: A Fresh Approach to Infrastructure Management

To overcome today's IT management gap, your organization needs a fresh approach to infrastructure management. There are three key requirements for this new approach to IT management. In this paper, you'll find that three key requirements create the foundation for a management environment that is poised to meet the challenges of a new era in IT.

Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

Sponsor: HP and Intel® Xeon® processors


Delivering IT as a Service With Software-Defined Data Center

The pace of IT change is increasing remarkably. Mobility, cloud computing, social media, consumerization, big data and analytics have all become deeply interwoven within today's enterprise. The result is a paradigm shift in the way organizations use and consume IT resources. Today, new and dynamic service delivery models promise to revolutionize business and transform IT.

Sponsor: VMware


A Unify Perspective: Gartner's Engagement Initiative Report Affirms the New Way to Work

IT leaders must move beyond traditional core competencies such as infrastructure and operations, and purposefully respond to workplace changes brought about by consumerization, according to Gartner's recent "Engagement Initiative" report. A more consumer-like work environment yields a more agile and productive enterprise. Find out how Unify's solution portfolio measures up.

Sponsor: Unify


HP HAVEn: See the big picture in Big Data

HP HAVEn is the industry's first comprehensive, scalable, open, and secure platform for Big Data. Enterprises are drowning in a sea of data and need a trusted partner to help them. HP HAVEn has two primary components: a platform and an ecosystem. Together, the platform and the ecosystem provide the capability to handle 100 percent of your enterprise data-structured, unstructured, and semi-structured-and securely derive actionable intelligence from that data in real-time.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

Sponsor: HP


Axeda Platform Technical Overview

This paper discusses the core components of an IoT platform and architecture. It summarizes the major features and explains how they simplify and speed the process of developing and deploying IoT/M2M solutions while minimizing infrastructure and development costs.

Sponsor: Axeda Corporation


Video moves into IT's sweet spot

Moving onto shared IT infrastructure, as well as mobile devices, video technology is finding its way into a wide range of organizations and applications.

Sponsor: CDW