"Storage system architectures are moving away from monolithic scale-up approaches and adopting scale-out storage – providing a powerful and flexible way to respond to the inevitable data growth and data management challenges in today’s environments. With extensive data growth demands, there needs to be an increase in the levels of storage and application availability, performance, and scalability.
Access this technical report that provides an overview of NetApp clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 and shows how it incorporates industry-leading unified architecture, non-disruptive operations, proven storage efficiency, and seamless scalability."
"As IT continues to implement advanced capabilities, as well as traditional services such as server virtualization, storage systems become more complex. The complexity only increases because of the rapid growth of data that needs to be managed.
View this resource to learn the results of ESG Lab hands-on evaluation of NetApp storage systems with a focus on those enterprise-class capabilities required to manage increasingly large and complex storage environments."
"Today’s data centers are being asked to do more at less expense and with little or no disruption to company operations. They’re also expected to run 24x7, handle numerous new application deployments and manage explosive data growth. Data storage limitations can make it difficult to meet these stringent demands.
Faced with these challenges, CIOs are discovering that the “rip and replace” disruptive migration method of improving storage capacity and IO performance no longer works. Access this white paper to discover a new version of NetApps storage operating environment. Find out how this software update eliminates many of the problems associated with typical monolithic or legacy storage systems."
Few companies can afford operational disruption, yet IT budgets remain flat and can’t encompass the growing need for additional
resiliency measures to protect critical-business applications. The recovery-as-a-service offering from VMware, VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery, helps you fulfill the need to implement or supplement your organization’s continuity plans while addressing
budget, time, and resources constraints. It provides simplified replication and recovery based on the VMware vSphere® platform.
For a successful setup of your disaster recovery service, keep in mind the following tips when getting started.
Published By: Noction
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
Service Providers have unique networking challenges as compared to other environments. Factor, differentiating Service Provider`s network from others, is the requirement for 100% uptime. The network stability is crucial to their customers’ business and is, therefore, intolerant to disruptions or outages, which may damage the company`s reputation and market position, or even affect it irreversibly. Downtime risks can no longer be mitigated by simply over-engineering the network, but rather deploying network optimization solutions, based on the intelligent monitoring and automated response, versus manual network troubleshooting and brute force time spending.
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud is providing a revolutionary approach to ERP upgrades by using a continuous update process that is unique to cloud-only software. Remove the need to do manually ERP uprgrades that are disruptive to an orgranization and can cost millions of dollars.
However, here at SAP we have identified four broad technology trends that are currently having a major impact on how retailers conduct business and engage with consumers. They are Big Data, social media, seamless retailing and disruptive technologies. Read this report for an analysis and overview of each trend area, why they are important and what the future likely holds.
Download this whitepaper to discover how global companies are using innovative technologies such as beacons, dynamic pricing and adaptive analytics to flourish in the modern-day, next-generation retail world. Learn what they believe they’re doing well and where they’re struggling as they adapt to today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. These insights can help your business thrive in an increasingly disruptive retail landscape.
With a secure foundation in place to manage internal IT, many IT leaders are thinking about a foundation for the entire business. In the new world of mobile apps, cloud services, and the Internet of Everything, people, processes, data, and devices are all converging to reshape how day-to-day business is done. Companies are reaching out to customers and partners—and even intelligent objects like connected cars and monitoring systems—and modifying the products and services they bring to market as a result. To an unprecedented degree, the future of an enterprise lies in the hands of the CIO and her IT staff who orchestrate these connections and act on the benefits they bring.
IT leaders are finding new opportunities in an era of digital disruption. This executive brief provides a quick overview of how they are driving growth and increasing efficiency by securely connecting the digital enterprise with customers, partners, suppliers and distributors.
You’ve created a great game, so why do players keep abandoning it? The answer is frictions— the obstacles and flaws that erode player satisfaction, disrupt immersion, and ultimately cause players to look elsewhere. This abandonment not only impacts your game and revenue but also your studio’s reputation for years to come.
In “Understanding Frictions” Akamai’s Nelson Rodriguez, a gaming industry insider who’s helped launch successful titles like Halo 3, will explain how to minimize frictions so you can maximize player enjoyment, loyalty, and revenue.
Read “Understanding Frictions” so you can analyze your game’s points of friction using our matrix and learn how to manage, reduce, or eliminate frictions at every development stage.
Digital transformation has had a powerful impact on retail. It started with global supply chain, then online shopping. The next chapter is workforce performance. Competition for the best people is heating up. It isn’t just about cool technology. Learn how to get and keep good people who add to the bottom line, with these best practices for retail.
Want to succeed more often as a small business
owner, and take your enterprise to the next level?
Consistently innovating and evolving business plans,
marketing strategies, product lines, and even entire
brand images is key to getting ahead in today’s
fast-moving, hugely disruptive business world.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
IT admins tasked with restoring servers or lost data during a disruption are
consumed with a single-minded purpose: successful recovery. But it shouldn’t
take an adverse event to underscore the importance of recovery as part of an
overall backup strategy. This is especially true with large datasets. Before you
consider how you’re going to back up large datasets, first consider how you
may need to recover the data.
Most businesses have experienced an IT or technology outage in the past five years. Outages and disruptions result in business and IT challenges. Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans ensure a company's ability to continue business uninterrupted and survive unforeseen disruptions. By adopting network diversity, IT pros expect to experience a variety of business and IT benefits, including protection against unexpected disruptions. Check out this easy-to-absorb infographic, based on Forrester survey data, to learn how your peers view the importance and structure of BCDR strategies.
Regardless of the industry, your customers are digital and always on; your business should be, too. As such, today's forward-thinking business has increased its use of digital channels and ecosystems to engage with and serve its customers. To do so, a well-crafted business continuity / disaster recovery (BCDR) plan can ensure a company's ability to keep its business uninterrupted and maintain its survival, despite unforeseen disruptions. Read this Forrester technology adoption profile to learn the mission-critical nature of and how to maintain an always-on business presence.
After developing the blockbuster video games Wing Commander and Freelancer, Chris Roberts spent 10 years in Hollywood making movies. In 2012, Roberts founded Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) and launched development of Star Citizen using crowd funding from fans eager to participate in shaping the new game. To facilitate Roberts' disruptive model for video game development, CIG needed ultra high-speed Internet connectivity. Read this case study to learn how CIG leverages blazing Internet speeds and capacity to engage players directly in creating the movie-quality gaming world of Star Citizen.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 17, 2017
In May of 2013 McKinsey & Company published their now famous report which outlined twelve disruptive technologies that would have a big impact by 2025. 3D printing was one of them and consumer products were a driving force.
In the report, they noted that, “3D printing could have meaningful impact on certain consumer product categories, including toys, accessories, jewelry, footwear, ceramics, and simple apparel.” They predicted that “global sales of products in these categories could grow to $4 trillion a year (at retail prices) by 2025.”
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 17, 2017
Three-dimensional printing of useful objects and machine parts is becoming a reality. 3D printing offers the ability to produce—both rapidly and at low cost—short runs or one-of-a-kind parts. HP’s development of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology includes new HP Jet Fusion 3D Printers and an Open Platform that will revolutionize the design, materials, manufacturing, and distribution of 3D parts to drive the digital transformation of manufacturing.
This technical white paper provides details on HP Multi Jet Fusion and HP’s strategies and vision to introduce a new era of digital manufacturing.
Agile and innovative companies like Netflix, Instagram, Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber have used exponential technologies to completely disrupt their industries. But some of the largest industries in the world have fallen prey to these and other disruptive companies. And most of them didn’t even see it coming. The convergence of exponential technologies, along with bold thinking and the willingness to take risks, is completely altering the business landscape. And that landscape is changing at an accelerating pace.
Disruption is occurring far more quickly than ever before. On average, an S&P 500 company is being replaced every 2 weeks, and over 40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies on the S&P 500 will no longer exist within 10 years. The only options are to disrupt yourself or be disrupted by your competition. Which will you choose? If you choose the former, do you know how to proceed? This guide shares strategies you can employ today to start future-proofing your company.
Don't let the risk or cost of ransomware storm your organization's castle. it will wreak havoc on your valuable data and impact business continuity. Instead, employ a multi-layer security strategy that not only includes anti-malware, firewall, and hard disk and file encryption, but also data loss prevention technology and standards- based data protection. Each are critical to mitigate cyber security risks and protect vital information so you can avoid business disruption without ever paying a king's ransom.
In today’s competitive environment, it’s more important than ever to find innovative ways to grow your business. Studies show that adopting a digital mindset is a key requirement to ensure this growth: Companies that engage in digital transformation (DX) are disrupting their industries and gaining competitive advantage. Whether you are just starting your journey or an expert and want to do more, this eBook will outline four key areas of DX that will help you grow your business.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Dec 12, 2017
Few topics garner more headlines today than artificial intelligence, and for good reason. Despite the fact tech luminaries can’t seem to agree if it’s the world’s greatest existential threat or saviour, there is little debate about its ability to fundamentally transform everyday life and the business models that support it. As Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach, Board member of Dun & Bradstreet, recently put it, “The internet disrupted 20% of all business models. Artificial intelligence will disrupt the remaining 80%.”
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 19, 2019
Disruption to data availability has the ability to cripple an organisation, and in the consumer goods market, restricted access to data could cause goods to take longer to get to market. To prepare for data outages, it is imperative that businesses have effective backup and recovery solutions in place to minimise downtime and maintain functionality.
This case study examines how PT Wings Surya, a leader in the Indonesian consumer goods market, was able to increase business uptime, cut the time taken to run backup jobs from 8 to just 2 hours, and reduce backup costs by 60%.