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

F5 Data Center Firewall Aces Performance Test

Huge data center, check. Multiple 10G Ethernet pipes, check. Load Balancer, check. Firewall? Really? Do network architects need to buy yet another box and likely take a performance hit? Not according to F5 Networks, which says its BIG-IP 10200v with Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) can handle traffic at 80-Gbps rates while screening and protecting tens of millions of connections and simultaneously load-balancing server traffic. In this exclusive Clear Choice test, Network World put those claims to the test. Read how F5 performed.

Sponsor: F5 Networks


File Sync And Share Platforms, Q3 2013

Sharing files is something that nearly every business in the world does on a daily basis, and IBM has built a robust set of file sharing and sync tools that makes sharing information extremely easy, efficient and secure. Many solutions in market are designed for consumers and are lacking the security and controls that businesses require. Where IBM stands apart is by tightly integrating file sharing into the social collaboration experience and with external systems of record. Download this Analyst report to read why IBM SmartCloud for Social Business was cited as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: File Sync And Share Platforms, Q3 2013 report.

Sponsor: IBM


Datacenter eGuide

Today's enterprise data center is characterized by innovative technologies that are significantly improving IT performance, reliability, and efficiency. As these technologies evolve, they are becoming the cornerstone of modern IT infrastructures that support new and better ways of doing business. And data center technologies of tomorrow promise to build on today's advances.
In this eGuide, InfoWorld along with sister publications CIO and Computerworld look at some current and future trends in data center innovation. Read on to learn what technologies are essential for high-performing data centers today, and to get a glimpse of what the data center of tomorrow may look like.

Sponsor: MoreDirect


Reducing the cost and complexity of endpoint management

IBM now offers simpler, more affordable solutions for improving endpoint security, patch compliance, lifecycle management and power management within midsized organizations - helping provide continuous visibility, control and compliance while reducing costs and the burden on IT staffs.

Sponsor: IBM


Information Lifecycle Governance Leaders Reference Guide

Data is growing at unprecedented rates. But how much of it is useful to your business? Read this leader guide from CGOC to learn how to deal with excessive data, get more value from information assets, ensure compliance, and reduce risk.

Sponsor: IBM


Disposing of Digital Debris - Information Governance Strategy and Practice in Action

Read this report from the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) to learn how to reduce costs and increase performance by disposing digital debris.

Sponsor: IBM


A CIO's Need to Know Guide to Improving Information Economics

Read this whitepaper to learn how CIOs can reduce costs and lower risks by driving improved information economics.

Sponsor: IBM


Business Benefits of Running SAP on True Converged Infrastructure

Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examined the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by replatforming SAP on factory-integrated systems. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact on their organization of implementing a VCE converged infrastructure solution for SAP.

Sponsor: VCE


Cloud-Enabled Data Center Infrastructure: Maximizing Cloud Provider Revenue; Building a Firm Migration Foundation

Cloud-Based Delivery of IT infrastructure and Applications is radically changing the way businesses buy and use technology. But the cloud won't deliver full value to providers and users unless close attention is paid to physical infrastructure in the cloud data center. A trusted partner like Panduit can assist in designing and building the optimal cloud infrastructure.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


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.