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Unleashing the Power of the Service Processors
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

In today’s Internet-driven economy, the enduring business imperatives of cutting costs and improving availability – are as crucial as ever. In this marketplace, the success and competitiveness of many enterprises is increasingly dependent on the performance of their IT infrastructure. An organization’s IT infrastructure needs to be continually up and running in order to ensure continual service availability. In this guide we look at the best practices for how to secure, consolidated remote server management.

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Corporate EPP Comparison Test
By Westcon Group | 10/7/2013

The ability to block exploits is one of the most significant tasks required of an Endpoint Protection Product (EPP). In this test, NSS Labs compares 11 competing solutions that deliver intrusion prevention systems and next generation firewalls for enterprises. This is targeted to CIOs who are investigating ways to protect their organisation from exploit driven attacks against desktop PCs and laptops, especially in a BYOD setting. Download now. NSS Labs is a leading independent provider in IT security research.

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Product Comparison Test For Zero-Day Attacks
By Westcon Group | 10/7/2013

IT Security infrastructure needs to not only protect companies from known exposure to threats, but also their unknown vulnerabilities. In this comparison test, AV-Test looks at the performance of competing security solutions on which product could best pro-actively protect an organisation’s capacity from so called zero day attacks. Click to download the results!

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How to Manage the Data Centre Power Problem
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

It wasn’t that long ago that IT organisations hardly gave power a thought. But these days, most data centres consume at least 10 times more per square foot than the average office building and sometimes far more than that. Getting a handle on power means installing tools that help you not only measure consumption but also right-size your electrical infrastructure and increase uptime. In this whitepaper, we look at how to curb costs and mitigate power-related problems that cause system failures. Click to download!

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Achieving Control Over Data Centre Implementations and Operations
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

Out-of-control data centres that lack reliability and proper security often result in systemic instances of lost productivity and operational cost overruns. By proactively enabling services for controlling access to the infrastructure and monitoring for activity, management decisions can be made to improve data centre services that more effectively meet organizational requirements. In this whitepaper, we compare data centre management products, which provide both access control and holistic monitoring services to ensure reliable, secure, and cost effective data centre implementations. Click to download!

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How to to Control Your Data Centre
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

Distributed enterprises and network operating centres require powerful, centralised, and remote control of computer systems, serial-based devices, and power distribution products. To effectively manage all of these disparate devices from a single console, a comprehensive user interface is necessary to provide point-and-click connectivity and enforce strong access and control. In this whitepaper, we look at how to best deliver secure access to any server or network device from a single interface.

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The Best Practices in Data Centre Power Management
By Westcon Group | 16/8/2013

Power management techniques for reducing IT energy consumption can provide significant opportunities for operational cost savings and other business value. To maximise effectiveness in the data centre, however, a holistic approach must be employed that identifies, monitors, and addresses all applicable energy-consuming components. Utilising the appropriate tools, enterprises can overcome the most challenging inhibitors to implementing “green IT” initiatives. In this white paper, we explore the best approaches to developing, deploying, and managing an effective data centre power management solution.

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Integrated Computing Platforms: Infrastructure Builds for Tomorrow’s Data Centre
By Westcon Group | 10/5/2013

Integrated Computing Platforms, such as EMC VSPEX RAs, provide a solution by eliminating the time (and cost) of designing, testing, and engineering integrated environments with components built independently of one another. These validated architectures are ready for production environments upon delivery, and offer a single point of support should IT require it. Learn more on how a leading IT vendor has aligned product innovation with an IT market need to improve efficiency, performance, and value for SMBs.

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Corporate EPP Comparison Test
By Westcon Group | 10/7/2013

The ability to block exploits is one of the most significant tasks required of an Endpoint Protection Product (EPP). In this test, NSS Labs compares 11 competing solutions that deliver intrusion prevention systems and next generation firewalls for enterprises. This is targeted to CIOs who are investigating ways to protect their organisation from exploit driven attacks against desktop PCs and laptops, especially in a BYOD setting. Download now. NSS Labs is a leading independent provider in IT security research.

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Saving Time and Money with Savvy Use of Flash in Automated Storage Tiering
By Westcon Group | 14/5/2013

In a sluggish economy, getting the best ROI on every IT dollar spent is the top priority for almost every business. Storage budgets in most IT environments continue to remain flat or are capped as a percentage of the overall IT spend, while data storage requirements continue to grow at an unsustainable pace. Download now to learn about the benefits of using flash in automated storage tiering.

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