White Papers by Topic: Systems management

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Solving the ADC Market Share Riddle: Why Citrix NetScaler is Winning the Data Center

Quarterly market share reports usually make for dry reading, but Gartner Inc.'s final 2012 application-delivery controller (ADC) market share report was something of an exception.

Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centers

This paper investigates the constraints, reviews all available containment methods, and provides recommendations for determining the best containment approach.

Virtually Delivered High Performance 3D Graphics

"A picture is worth a thousand words." That old phrase is as true today as it ever was. Pictures (i.e., those with heavy graphical content) are still too large to easily transfer using the Internet or company wide area networks (WANs).

13 Reasons to Move to Adobe Creative Cloud

One of the big advantages Adobe Creative Cloud for teams offers over Adobe Creative Suite 6 perpetual software is the ability to continually innovate. With Creative Cloud, there's no more waiting 12-18 months for upgrade cycles.

How to Get Started with Unified Computing

Like many organizations, you may be exploring the complex world of server virtualization, and you need solutions to help avoid VM sprawl, simplify data center infrastructure, and streamline how you manage the whole thing.

It's Time to Refresh Your Data Center

Want to discover the health of your data center infrastructure in a single question? Call someone in IT and ask, "How old is our server?" Seems simple enough, right? But be ready to be asked which server you're specifically asking about.

IBM FlashSystem At-a-Glance

The IBM FlashSystem V840 Enterprise Performance Solution accelerates applications with enterprise-class advanced storage capabilities for less than the cost of disk.

Use Cases: Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware

Many VMware customers running Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 are already taking advantage of the benefits offered by virtualization to improve their organization's messaging capabilities and effectiveness. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 includes a number of enhancements in areas such as availability, architecture, remote access, operational efficiency, and improved end-user experience. For organizations not already using vSphere, the upgrade cycle from previous versions of Exchange to Exchange 2010 presents an ideal opportunity to begin leveraging the power and flexibility of virtual machine technology. This guide provides use cases and explains the primary technical benefits that can be achieved by deploying Exchange 2010 on VMware vSphere."

Guidelines for Specification of Data Center Power Density

This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of power and cooling infrastructure for data centers.

Redefining the Economics of Networking

This paper provides an overview of the challenges businesses face today and how IT addresses the explicit need to manage network costs, provide choice and flexibility and reduce complexity. In addition, this paper highlights the difference between proprietary and standards-based networking and how innovative networking solutions that embrace a standards-based approach allow organizations to break free from restrictive proprietary networking solutions and enable better business outcomes.

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