Data Center

The continued growth of Internet of Things (IoT), the rising volume of digital traffic, and the increasing adoption of cloud-based applications are key technology trends that are changing the landscape of data centers. Large or extra-large cloud data centers now house many of the critical applicatio...


Over the last several years, we’ve seen a digital transformation take place in which organizations have gone from building project-to-project websites to building a digital factory platform to support delivery and management of digital experience content and applications across their entire organiza...


Cloud computing has become so omnipresent that organizations are adopting it at almost every layer of their business. While these cloud investments deliver immeasurable benefits, they’ve also had unintended side effects—creating complexity and introducing risk. This cloud sprawl is a major IT pain p...


Even when you’re confident that a move to the cloud is good for your business, it’s natural to have questions and concerns about making the change. After all, if your business is running effectively with on-site technology, you’ll likely want to learn more about the security and payoffs from a cloud...


Cloud computing has ushered in a golden era for software companies. The cloud’s low barrier to entry allows creativity to flourish, especially for software developers who are creating applications directly on cloud-based infrastructure. Cloud-based infrastructure enables developers to do what they l...


Automated asset discovery and application dependency mapping is a critical capability for today’s IT teams. A deep understanding of the software and services across your entire infrastructure—from the data center to public, private, and hybrid clouds—enables IT to play a more strategic role in the o...


Think moving to the cloud will save you money? Maybe it’s time to think again. Unfortunately, the early excitement that accompanies cloud strategies often turns into disappointment for many enterprises, and sticker shock is a big reason why. Despite performing the due diligence of estimating upfront...


To address the growing need for business users to harness the benefits of data while being shielded from technological complexity, data solution providers are developing graphically-driven products that allow business users to manage and manipulate data through point and click interfaces. Data integ...


This paper presents a design methodology suitable for applications that process large amounts of data in an enterprise environment. For a reliable enterprise approach, it’s very important that applications be robust, scalable, and extensible. To ensure such requirements are met, we propose an improv...


I&O leaders responsible for storage must rethink their backup procedures to realize cost savings and improve backup infrastructure resource utilization. Cloud services can help your infrastructure modernization initative, as they alleviate the burden on the data center backup infrastructure.


In reality, many applications are far from cloudready, and some never will be. But almost every new application will be cloud-enabled. So how do you evolve your data center into a private cloud and drive hybrid IT by connecting to public clouds, yet still cater for the needs of your legacy software?...


The forces that gave rise to data warehousing in the 1980s are just as important today. But from then until now, history reveals the benefits and drawbacks of the traditional data warehouse, the NoSQL options once seen as the replacement for data warehousing and, more recently, the cloud versions of...


When evaluating architectures for an enterprise big data platform and data analytics, Hadoop often makes the shortlist. Hadoop burst onto the data processing and analytics scene a decade ago with great fanfare. The promise of this open source, Java-based programming framework was threefold: • Rewri...


As an executive, manager, or analyst, you’re well aware that knowledge is power and that data properly analyzed on a timely basis provides the insight necessary to make wellinformed decisions and achieve a competitive advantage. Today, companies have a much greater collection of more relevant data ...


As enterprises become more distributed and migrate applications to the cloud, they will need to diversify their network performance management solutions. In particular, the network operations team will need to complement its packet-based monitoring tools with active test monitoring solutions to enha...


Moving from a traditional on-premises delivery model to a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service strategy is a high-stakes, bet-the company game for independent software vendors — these are the secrets to winning it all


Cloud computing has ushered in a golden era for software companies. The cloud’s low barrier to entry allows creativity to flourish, especially for software developers who are creating applications directly on cloud-based infrastructure. Cloud-based infrastructure enables developers to do what they l...


TIBCO Cloud Integration is a Digital Integration Platform that’s hosted on the TIBCO Cloud. It serves two principal audiences: ‘citizen integrators’ and integration specialists. It’s also a seamless part of a broader TIBCO integration capability set.


Organizations can now grow and pivot with previously unimagined agility. Enticed by the promises of the cloud, businesses of all sizes race toward digital transformation. Since 2009, spending on cloud computing has grown at 4.5 times the rate of IT spending—exploding from $67 billion in 2015 to a pr...


Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Without standardization, applications, products, and entire businesses are vulnerable to the success and decisions of a singl...


In recent years, it seems like technology is changing faster than it used to in decades past. As employees devour newer technologies such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices, and as they become more comfortable with solutions such as Dropbox and Skype, their demands on enterprise I...


For enterprises running SAP, the data security challenge has never been more pressing. GDPR has ushered in new guidelines for managing sensitive data—and significant penalties for mishandling it. It’s why enterprises are re-examining their roles, processes, and policies for handling it across their ...


Cloud computing introduces a significant shift in how technology is obtained, used, and managed. It also shifts how organizations budget and pay for technology services. Cloud computing benefits organizations by giving them the ability to trade capital expense for variable expense, gain advantage fr...


Big data is a big deal. More than half of enterprises globally view big data as an opportunity, and plan to increase their investments in big data in the next few years. But big data’s value doesn’t come from the collection of information; that’s just the starting point. The real value of big data ...


When public cloud services began to catch on rapidly in 2009, many executives saw the potential for saving money on licensing, support, hardware, and management. Others saw opportunities for innovation without the burden of on-premises infrastructure. Attracted by promises of IT power, flexibility,...


Data is the currency of the digital age, and most organizations understand the imperative of leveraging their data to drive business growth. But several considerations impact the success of data management and business analytics efforts. In this Q&A, Stan Christiaens, co-founder and CTO at Collibra,...


Today’s organizations are tasked with managing multiple data types, coming from a wide variety of sources. Faced with massive volumes and heterogeneous types of data, organizations are finding that in order to deliver insights in a timely manner, they need a data storage and analytics solution that ...


When looking at the characteristics of the successful retailer of the future, you are hard-pressed to find a more important function than a consistently positive customer relationship across all the channels in which they want to shop. The modern consumer engages with retailers online via desktop, m...


It’s impossible to turn left or right these days without hearing the words “big data” or “cloud”—and for good reason. In order to be competitive in today’s marketplace, companies must make informed business decisions that will produce real results, whether those results are increasing revenue, retai...


As organizations are collecting and analyzing increasing amounts of data, traditional on-premises solutions for data storage, data management, and analytics can no longer keep pace. Data siloes that aren’t built to work well together make storage consolidation for more comprehensive and efficient an...


Are you considering data virtualization for your organization today? If so this whitepaper synthesizes the 10 things you need to know as you commence your data virtualization journey.


Data has become the fuel of business innovation in proportion to the increase in the amount of data available. Sensors, video, news and social media streams, and weather data are only a few of the sources of data available to an enterprise, in addition to their private stores. The organization that ...


Introduction – The Modern CFO’s New Climate Much has been written about the modern CFO and the new, modernized finance and credit department. In the past few years, the winds of change have pushed finance leaders out of their roles as cost controllers, and they’re now seen as key drivers of business...


When it comes to new regulations, most organizations aren’t usually in possession of the ball. More likely, they’re scrambling to organize a good defense – building a solid wall in response to an onslaught of new challenges. And that’s a great place to start – especially when you’re dealing with th...


Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled By Flexera’s Data Platform Flexera commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Flexera. The purpose of this study is to provide r...


Data is everywhere It’s embedded in our social media, streaming across the Internet of Things, and stored in the cloud. The volume of data available globally is now being calculated in zettabytes—an almost incomprehensible measure. All kinds of data inform our decisions—and new data sources are bein...


“WATER, WATER, EVERY WHERE, NOR ANY DROP TO DRINK.” In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Coleridge famously describes the agony of sailors in a becalmed sea surrounded by water they’re unable to drink. To be sure, data lakes hold an ocean of possibility for organizations eager to put analytics to ...


70% of data center outages are directly attributable to human error according to the Uptime Institute’s analysis of their “abnormal incident” reporting (AIR) database. This figure highlights the critical importance of having an effective operations and maintenance (O&M) program. This ebook describes...


Despite the tech industry’s collective best efforts to bolster secure application development practices, half of all applications remain vulnerable to attacks. The Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals that in 2017, there were more than 2,200 confirmed data breaches—and those are ju...


So you’ve decided to consolidate your data center. You’re in good company: Nearly two-thirds of enterprises (63%) “either have consolidated data centers or are consolidating data centers today,” according to ESG Research. A major driver behind data center consolidation is the outsourcing of enterpri...


Data is everywhere. And every day we generate more of it. Organizations are looking for new ways to use that data – what some have called the fuel of the future – to drive value, define new growth opportunities, and transform the business. But getting that done isn’t as easy as it looks.


WHAT IS COLLECTD? COLLECTD IS A DAEMON THAT COLLECTS SYSTEM AND APPLICATION PERFORMANCE METRICS. Metrics are measurements that provide a regular data point around a given metric, such as CPU utilization. Metrics data sources generate measurements on regular intervals and consist of: * A timestamp ...


Introduction: Treat data movement as a continuous, ever-changing operation and actively manage its performance. Before big data and fast data, the challenge of data movement was simple: move fields from fairly static databases to an appropriate home in a data warehouse, or move data between database...


Organizations are faced with providing secure authentication, authorization, and Single Sign On (SSO) access to thousands of users accessing hundreds of disparate applications. Ensuring that each user has only the necessary and authorized permissions, managing the user’s identity throughout its life...