An Introduction to Brocade VCS Fabric Technology

Industry discussions of server virtualization, SDN, and cloud computing abound, for one simple reason: agility. Every year, CIOs are asked to support more—often much more, in terms of data and traffic—with less, and more quickly. In addition, a number of regulations have arisen in the last decade, forcing a stronger focus on data security and control. These business realities, along with improvements in WAN/LAN performance, have contributed to a retrenchment of IT operations and investments back into the data center. Brocade® VCS® Fabric technology is designed to meet these challenges by enabling next-generation virtual data center and private cloud computing initiatives. VCS fabrics, delivered on Brocade VDX® switches, were designed specifically to meet the needs of cloud environments and scale-out data center architectures being driven by an explosion of information

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Barracuda offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems efficiently and cost-effectively, while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. While we maintain a strong heritage in email and web security appliances, our award-winning portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions that support every aspect of the network - providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and hybrid deployment options.The Barracuda Cloud is the first ecosystem that leverages on-demand cloud computing to simplify data security, storage and IT management. Our cloud is a complementary component of all Barracuda products, providing an added layer of protection and scalability. You have the option to choose how much of the Barracuda Cloud capabilities you need while keeping on-premises control over your digital information.

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"Trends in Cloud Computing in Higher Education"

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"How are higher education institutions using cloud computing? Which services and applications are most popular? How do institutions pay for cloud services? What benefits and challenges do technology decision-makers and purchasers see as they move to the cloud? What are their plans for the near future? To answer these questions, eCampus News conducted an online survey of key technology decisionmakers and purchasers in higher education institutions. The survey, sponsored by ViON Corporation, gathered information from people in leadership roles including chiefs, directors, and managers of information technology (IT), information systems (IS), and academic or educational technology"

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Cloud Storage for Cloud Computing

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The Cloud has become a new vehicle for delivering resources such as computing and storage to customers on demand. Rather than being a new technology in itself, the cloud is a new business model wrapped around new technologies such as server virtualization that take advantage of economies of scale and multi-tenancy to reduce the cost of using information technology resources. This paper discusses the business drivers in the Cloud delivery mechanism and business model, what the requirements are in this space, and how standard interfaces, coordinated between different organizations can meet the emerging needs for interoperability and portability of data between clouds.

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Continuing Your IT Journey to the Cloud, Part 1: A Guide to Addressing Legacy Applications

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Your IT journey to the cloud could be relatively easy – if it weren't for the legacy applications that support major portions of your business. Legacy applications complicate your path in terms of scale and capacity limits, outdated coding, complex dependencies, data usage, cloud choice and more.

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A Cloud Computing Handbook for Business

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This white paper has introduced cloud computing exploring its origins, enablers, key characteristics and abilities. Cloud computing promises to revolutionize how computing solutions apply to a wide range of business demands. It will prove a valuable tool in the effort to manage costs and maximize organizational efficiency. Cloud computing combines multiple business relevant and proven management approaches, enterprise integration strategies and technologies to a new and unique solution for companies in a fast paced business world. It’s about cost efficiency and transparency of IT, but equally important about agility and sustainability for business. Cloud computing based on a mature IT and business strategy enables enterprises to adapt IT resources quickly and efficiently. At the same time, enterprises can reduce the risk of change for their IT systems, by minimizing the upfront costs (CapEX) and on demand scaling.

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DELL EMC TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER

whitePaper | July 1, 2018

In the digital economy, applications are both the face and the backbone of the modernenterprise.For the digital customer, user experience trumps all. Customer-facing applications must be available anytime, anywhere and on any device, and must provide real-time updates and intelligent interactions. For the business, the insights gleaned from the data collected from theseinteractions inform and drive future development needs. Applications and the underlying infrastructure are strategic to the business. Business that can efficiently leverage modern data center technologies to rapidly deliver innovative capabilities to customers are positioned for real success.

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Performance Testing Meet The Cloud

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Clouds by definition are highly attractive IT systems. You only pay while you actually use them, and you only need an Internet connection to do so. Bides, they are perfectly scalable, so if many users are using the service, the cloud automatically utilises a greater number of computers to ensure high performance.

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Barracuda

Barracuda offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems efficiently and cost-effectively, while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. While we maintain a strong heritage in email and web security appliances, our award-winning portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions that support every aspect of the network - providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and hybrid deployment options.The Barracuda Cloud is the first ecosystem that leverages on-demand cloud computing to simplify data security, storage and IT management. Our cloud is a complementary component of all Barracuda products, providing an added layer of protection and scalability. You have the option to choose how much of the Barracuda Cloud capabilities you need while keeping on-premises control over your digital information.

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