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Building The Foundation For Customer Insight: Hadoop Infrastructure Architecture
7/16/2014 4:44:06 PM
The proliferation of customer-facing data-intensive systems in almost every modern enterprise has catalyzed the rapid deployment of big data environments, commonly with Hadoop as the underlying processing environment. Unfortunately, many IT professionals have had little guidance in understanding how to configure and manage the underlying infrastructure to support Hadoop and its ecosystem of tools and applications.
This complimentary report from Forrester Reseach, Inc. helps IT professionals understand the basics of Hadoop infrastructure and includes guidelines for system configuration, rough data sizing, and suggestions on how to plan for the inevitable growth of the Hadoop big data environment.
Download this report to learn the three primary components of a Hadoop environment, how to architect the right infrastructure for Hadoop and how Hadoop will become a critical part of core enterprise business.
Cloud Spectator Report: Benchmarking a NoSQL Database on Bare-Metal and Virtualized Public Cloud
7/16/2014 4:41:20 PM
Many organizations using NoSQL databases for the real-time collection and analysis of massive amounts of data have opted to host their environments in public clouds. However, the hypervisor layer and resource-contention from "noisy neighbors" in a virtualized public cloud environment can severely affect performance.
Cloud Spectator's latest report demonstrates substantial performance and price advantages for "fast big data" workloads when running Aerospike's NoSQL database on Internap's bare-metal servers compared to popular, high-performance virtual public cloud configurations for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers.
Download this report to see the detailed comparison of throughput speed, latency and price for three different types of workloads on Internap's bare-metal servers and AWS EC2 I2 class and Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers virtual instances.
6 Critical Criteria for Selecting the Right Service Provider
7/14/2014 11:40:56 AM
When it comes to replacing your existing PBX system with a UC solution, challenges include:
- Changing users' behavior to align with new workflows, capabilities, and standards
- Understanding and gaining visibility into current system usage
- Accommodating various technical and business requirements for all users and customers across all departments and lines of business
Enterprises need a trusted service provider that partners with their organization throughout the entire UC lifecycle - from defining business requirements to solution design and deployment to ongoing enablement and day-to-day management. This paper will outline six critical criteria that every enterprise should evaluate when choosing a UC service provider.
End-to-End Service Management for Unified Communications
7/14/2014 11:12:43 AM
As part of Riverbed Performance Management solutions, Riverbed OPNET Unified Communications Xpert allows continuous monitoring of voice and video quality so you can catch and fix problems before they become an issue.
ZK Research - Lifecycle Management is the Key to Successful Unified Communications
7/14/2014 11:12:43 AM
To maximize the value of UC deployment and enjoy a rapid ROI, it's critical organizations also invest wisely in UC management. A robust UC management platform that addresses the needs of the UC lifecycle can speed up initial deployments but also give IT the tools it needs to predictively and proactively manage the environment.
The '5 Ps' of Digital Asset Hosting
Host in Ireland
7/14/2014 10:55:12 AM
Host in Ireland is an industry-led initiative with the goal and purpose to promote Ireland as an optimum location to host digital assets. By understanding the key concerns of companies, particularly in the U.S., the initiative proposes clear and comprehensive, timely and accurate information for companies seeking to expand their presence by considering Ireland to host their digital assets. This is all made possible by Ireland's extensive benefits rooted in the '5 Ps' of digital asset hosting.
Mobile Test Automation That Works for Paychex
7/14/2014 10:29:58 AM
Learn how Paychex, a $2.3B provider of human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing services to more than 600,000 clients, iteratively built a Web and Mobile app automation architecture.
Unlocking the Mobile Security Potential: The Key to Effective Two-Factor Authentication
7/10/2014 9:47:24 AM
SMS-based two factor authentication (2FA)- or the process where your asked to register your mobile phone number and confirm your identity via a One-Time Password (OTP) is becoming the security "go-to" method. In a recent survey, 90% of global IT managers said they plan to or are considering adopting the use of OTPs in 2014 to validate end-users, increase conversion rates and better the customer experience. Find out why companies are making effective two-factor authentication a priority.
Next-Generation Colocation Drives Operational Efficiencies
7/9/2014 11:30:21 AM
Download this white paper to learn how high power density, remote management and hybridized infrastructure are changing the data center and colocation services landscape.
While colocation traditionally has meant standardized space for servers with provided power, cooling and network connections, emerging data center services now enable businesses to connect internal, cloud and colocation services into a seamless configuration. This white paper provides a detailed understanding of new data center developments and how they can help you better serve your end users and drive operational efficiencies.
Frost & Sullivan Report: A Non-Virtualized Cloud Option for Performance-Sensitive Workloads
7/9/2014 11:28:57 AM
Download this complimentary Frost & Sullivan report to learn why organizations are now questioning the virtualized cloud hype and turning to bare-metal cloud for increased application performance.
Frost & Sullivan details how bare-metal cloud provides the flexibility and scalability associated with virtualized offers, while eliminating the challenges of virtualized servers, such as the hypervisor tax and "noisy neighbor syndrome." In addition, the report provides an evaluation of the two leading providers of bare-metal cloud services, Internap and SoftLayer, and a head-to-head comparison of their respective bare-metal cloud offerings.
Mobile Content and Document Management Best Practices and Decision Checklist: Enterprise-Grade Solutions Give IT Much-Needed Security and Control Over Company Content
7/8/2014 2:48:22 PM
A typical executive will store her business group’s budget, product road map, customer database, and dozens of presentations, Word docs, and spreadsheets on her mobile phone, tablet, or laptop. Accessing, sharing, and updating her mobile work content is status quo. That’s how she and her peers stay productive. What she probably doesn’t realize is that the business content she’s taking into airports, client sites, doctor offices, restaurants, and home is a ticking time bomb.
Simplify the Software Experience on Any Device with Consumer-Style Apps
7/8/2014 2:23:04 PM
The way people work, consume content, and experience technology to get things done is rapidly changing. There are growing expectations and demands in the workplace for consumer-friendly interfaces. SAP is redefining how business users perform daily tasks by creating a more intuitive format and user experience – similar to the way they interact with technology in everyday life.
NETWORK ANALYTICS - EXPECT VISIBILITY & CONTROL
Alcatel Lucent Enterprise
6/25/2014 9:48:58 AM
This Infographic describes process to create "application harmony" starting with intelligence and enforcement at the network edge, gaining application visibility with a unified view of the wired and wireless network, and controlling application enforcement and policy management per application. The resulting Application Fluent Network prioritizes business critical apps, stops harmful/non-compliant apps, and creates a harmonious coexistence of business and personal apps.
RTL II FERNSEHEN GMBH & CO. KG
Alcatel Lucent Enterprise
6/19/2014 5:24:55 PM
RTL II is a TV production and broadcasting company specializing in entertainment TV. Their challenges included a need to unify the separate voice and data systems offered by different vendors as well as outdated systems that needed to be replaced to solve performance and failure issues. The integrated communication solution that Alcatel-Lucent offered provides more transparency and better internal administration. Communication is future-proof by implementing most modern technologies like smartphones, tablets-PCs, and private Cloud.