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VMware® Horizon™ 6 for Public Safety First Responders

Government organizations are transforming the way they deliver IT resources to better protect and serve the public in today’s highly mobile, multi-device world. Departments and agencies are increasingly dynamic, requiring secure “anytime, anywhere, any device” access to critical applications and information for improved public safety presence and response time. The diversity of environments, devices, and workers — in an age of increasing cybersecurity threats — presents many new challenges that are modernizing the way government manages technology services.


How Today’s Campus Can Benefit from a Software-Defined Data Center

Data center consolidation provides an opportunity for academic institutions to make modest investments in people, processes and technology in exchange for reductions in IT capital and maintenance costs, and substantial gains in IT agility, reliability and security. Download this brief to learn more.


Virtualization, the Cloud and HPC: Powering Research Agility

Over the past several years, virtualization has made major inroads into enterprise IT infrastructures. And now it is moving into the realm of high performance computing (HPC), especially for such compute intensive applications as electronic design automation (EDA), life sciences, financial services and digital media entertainment.


Data-Center Microsegmentation

The software-defined data center is beginning to reveal some benefits beyond agility, speed, and efficiency to government agencies. One critical area is security. Read this brief to find out how VMware is making micro-segmentation operationally feasible in the data center for the first time.


Snapshot: Successful Mobile Strategies

While the use of mobile devices and apps provide federal workers with much more flexibility than ever before, it also presents new challenges for agencies. In this report, find out what’s going on with mobility in the federal government, along with changes that promise to impact government’s device management, infrastructure and policy.


Flash Performance for Oracle RAC with PCIe Shared Storage

This paper talks about this unique offering that makes it possible for Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) database to run on PCIe Solid State Disks. The RAC cluster need not have any other shared storage, yet it still achieves the best performance, availability, scalability and cost savings for building out blocks of databases for the public or private cloud.


New Economics of Storage with Dell Flash Optimized Solutions

Flash storage is the leading technology that enables IT to turbocharge I/O intensive applications and deliver the low latencies and ultra-fast response times that they need. But until recently, flash storage has been too expensive for most customers to deploy on a large scale. Learn how Dell is making flash storage affordable and accessible to a broader segment of the market, by offering solutions that can provide performance at the capacity and price of a rotating disk.


Redefining the Economics of Storage Analyst Report

Storage is changing faster than ever before. New products and technologies are entering the market all the time in an effort to keep up with modern capacity and performance demands as well as new trends such as virtualization. So how do you determine what you need to keep up? This white paper explains how to assess the potential impact of new storage solutions. You’ll also learn how a new approach that combines the latest storage software with solid state hardware allows you to consolidate, standardize, and automate your storage – without breaking your budget. Read on to explore a comprehensive portfolio built to meet your enterprise workloads.


Embracing FlashStorage Executive Brief

Flash Storage can deliver impressive performance, especially for random I/O, but not all flash storage drives are created equal.


Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Demands, Cyberscope and Beyond

To assist federal agencies with CyberScope reporting and the transition to Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring programs, IBM Endpoint Manager provides insight and control for endpoints with streamlined, automated capabilities for real-time monitoring and remediation of security risks.


Big Data Integration and Analytics for Cyber Security

Conventional methods for mitigating cyber-attacks are no longer sufficient. Big data analytics — along with an advanced, more strategic approach to network security — is needed to disrupt adversary tools and techniques, and render them ineffective.


Prepare for IT as a Service with the Right Storage Architecture

As companies transition from traditional, infrastructure-focused deployment architectures to cloud-ready, cloud-enabled and service-centric delivery models, they need to change the way their storage is architected as well. Check out this informative paper to learn how to prepare for IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) with the right storage architecture. Discover the answers to your most burning questions surrounding the private cloud and ITaaS. Read on to learn more.


Stepping Up the Battle Against Advanced Threats

Cyber-attackers continuously develop sophisticated tactics and evasion techniques to bypass the latest protection methods, requiring the security industry to find a different approach to malware protection. Read this whitepaper to learn where the traditional cybersecurity measures fall short and how your agency can adopt a new approach to defend against advanced threats.


The Intelligent Integrated Enterprise Advantage

Read this paper to learn how you can create an intelligent, integrated enterprise that dramatically increases both customer satisfaction and profitability. By leveraging business intelligence to integrate and manage widely distributed systems, your organization can meet and exceed enterprise commitments to customers.


Is an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You?

If you are considering deploying business process management (BPM) solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download this white paper to see how the increased availability of highly functional open source BPM technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach.


A Guide to Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Most organizations know they need to protect their business critical information to minimize downtime in the event of outages, failures, disasters and other disruptions. But not all companies have the budget, expertise, or time to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. Fortunately, the landscape of disaster recovery solutions is shifting to accommodate changing IT needs. Download this whitepaper to learn the Top 5 benefits of vCloud Air Disaster Recovery.


In-Memory Data Grids

As IT departments struggle to design and implement solutions to manage exponential data growth and meet strict requirements for application scale and performance, many of them are turning to in-memory data grids. Read this whitepaper to learn how in-memory data grids address the scalability challenges posed by big data. This paper will also present a use case example of its benefits.


Blue Skies for Your Cloud with IBM XIV Storage

IBM XIV Storage is the ideal storage foundation for cloud computing, with optimal resource sharing, best of breed virtualization, cost-saving ease of use, and maximum elasticity.


Keeping up with Mobile Demand

There are many areas that government agencies should consider when working to improve mobility infrastructure and strategy. In the year 2016, the use of BYOD in government is expected to climb to 74 percent as agencies work to take advantage of this phenomenon. Based on the analysis of results from a new survey conducted by FCW and Beacon Technology Partners, here are some best practices that may help agencies achieve their mobility goals.


Lenovo's webNetwork for Government

Looking for smarter solutions for anywhere agency productivity? Watch webNetwork for Government and learn how webNetwork Unified Workspaces are the right choice for secure, reliable, mission-ready mobility.


State of California Technical Case Study

California is the world’s eighth-largest economy, and its IT challenges exceed those of many national governments. That was particularly true during the budget crisis that began in 2008. In the face of severe budget cutbacks, state agencies needed to radically change the way they operated to keep meeting their missions to serve citizens. The State of California sets a new standard for IT with Shared Services. Learn how the California Natural Resources Agency harnessed the power of cloud computing to reduce IT capital costs by 42% and speed up service delivery by 70%.


BYOD & Consumerization In Government: Separating Myths From Megatrends

This paper begins with an examination of BYOPC and its shortcomings. It closes with a look toward the future – Consumerization – and how cloud and web services are combining to finally deliver on the advantage of the new realities of BYOD.


Cybersecurity: Evolving Threats, Evolving Solutions

Cyber threats are no less abundant than in the past, but they’ve evolved to where the most dangerous easily circumvent traditional defenses. To cope with them — and an expected blizzard of threats against mobile and other information technology — government organizations will need to use a mix of old and new security technologies, and change how they think about cybersecurity.


It’s Not Public Versus Private Clouds - It’s the Right Infrastructure at the Right Time with the IBM Systems and Storage Portfolio

In this whitepaper, you will learn about state of the art dynamic hybrid cloud deployments as well as IBM’s Systems and Storage offerings that represents a complete set of hardware, software, and hosted offerings to meet the needs of the modern enterprise and emerging cloud service providers.


Cloud Control: Moving to the Comfort Zone

As cloud deployments accelerate, there's no question that Federal agencies are reaping the benefits – improved agility, less IT complexity, and greater collaboration through shared services. But, while the benefits are clear, concerns around data stewardship and management can stop migrations in their tracks. So how are Federal agencies dealing with the control challenge? To find out, MeriTalk surveyed 153 Federal IT professionals closely involved in their agency's cloud implementations.


A New Era of Transparency: 5 Best Practices for Open Data in Government

Modern transparency enables data insights to action for the greater good. This paper outlines 5 ways for government agencies to utilize, understand and share open data with the public.


Where VDI Ends & The Cloud Begins

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) works best for smaller centrally located user bases that share a core set of application and file needs. As the world moves to the web and the cloud, is VDI still a good fit for emerging mobility and BYOD needs? Download this informative infographic to learn more.


Lenovo and webNetwork: One Workspace, All Data, All Devices

Download this solution spotlight to learn how the webNetwork from Lenovo unites data center, cloud resources, and local application and file needs, seamlessly serving these resources to diverse operating systems, devices and users. Case workers, first responders, and knowledge workers get a consistently superb experience, and agency IT gets easy deployment and administration.


Navigating Your VDI Decisions

What are you really trying to deliver when you choose VDI? Renewed interest in Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) comes largely from the need to solve needs around mobility and BYOD. Even as traditional VDI vendors bring their own solutions to market, is it time to consider smarter alternatives? By focusing on where VDI excels, where it falls short, and where web and cloud services make more sense, we can take a smarter approach to these difficult decisions.


IBM i2 National Security and Defense Intelligence

The defense and national security environment has changed dramatically in recent years. While the government agencies involved in defense and in national security remain the key national lines of defense, the threats that these agencies face are now more sophisticated. Read this whitepaper to learn how agencies can keep pace with ever more sophisticated attacks.


Data Center Micro-Segmentation

The software-defined data center is beginning to reveal some benefits beyond agility, speed, and efficiency to government agencies. One critical area is security. Read this brief to find out how VMware is making micro-segmentation operationally feasible in the data center for the first time.


Contract Guide NetCents-2: Air Force Builds a Bridge to the Future

In this special report, we offer insights into the program as a whole as well as the individual contracts. The information is timely. Although the NetCents program has been around for many years, the Air Force has made significant changes since the first iteration. In many ways, it’s a whole new ballgame.


Top 7 Benefits of an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government

VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud service that delivers the tried and tested VMware capabilities widely used by government organizations today, with the added security and compliance assurance of FedRAMP authorization. Download this infographic to further explore the many benefits of hybrid cloud service.


6 Reasons to Consider SDN for Campus Networks

Did you know that SDN can deliver immediate advantages to your campus network today? This new eGuide reveals six valuable benefits of deploying SDN sooner rather than later.


Is Your Enterprise Campus Network Ready for SDN?

SDN in the enterprise campus? IDC reports that now is the time to embrace the simplicity of SDN in campus network architectures—and explains why it’s critical to adopt it sooner rather than later.


The Current and Future Benefits of SDN in the Campus

For the last two years, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has been the hottest topic in networking. There is tremendous interest in SDN on the part of vendors and a wide range of user groups including hyper-scale data center providers, service providers and enterprises of all types and sizes. While most of the discussion of SDN focuses on its use in the data center, The 2013 Guide to Network Virtualization and SDN1 highlights the fact that enterprise IT organizations are interested in deploying SDN broadly throughout their environment, including in their WAN and campus networks.


Three Ways to Harden the Security of Your Campus Network

Fiction. Nearly 70% of security breaches actually originate within campus networks. Aberdeen explains why campus network security is essential to your overall data security.


5 Hybrid Cloud Starting Points

Did you know that more than 50% of organizations are already using or planning a move to hybrid cloud? And that these same IT leaders expect to double their hybrid cloud budget over the next two years? VMware customers are seamlessly extending their on-premises data center built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere® to hybrid cloud. Take a look at the top five most common ways you can get started with hybrid cloud migration within your organization.


Detailed Mapping of Vormetric Data Security Platform Controls to NIST 800-53 Requirements

Critical to certification for meeting FIPS, is the implementation of security controls from NIST 800-53, Appendix F. Focusing on the capabilities needed to meet these requirements, this paper provides background about the Vormetric Data Security Platform and the Vormetric Transparent Encryption product that is delivered through that platform.


All About Self-Encrypting Drives

With data security risks on the rise, an influx of government mandates and regulations for securing data have been implemented and are becoming the norm. Eliminating exposure of private data is now simply viewed as a mandatory and sound business practice. To avoid the high costs associated with these types of data compromises, organizations must put in place a comprehensive security strategy. Read this whitepaper to learn how self-encryption is achieving this initiative.


Effects of Unexpected Power Interruptions on Embedded Flash Media

Use of NAND flash storage continues to proliferate throughout many industrial segments and applications due to declining costs per gigabyte, high performance, and low power requirements. However, one of the main challenges of current NAND flash technology is its susceptibility to data corruption during unexpected power loss. This white paper seeks to explain the specific effects of unexpected power failure on flash media, as well as highlight “best practices” for mitigating data corruption as a result of power loss.


Government Cloud: A New Era in Collaboration

Collaboration is a constant in government. By its very nature, much of the work done in government requires employees to collaborate, either with their co-workers, their colleagues in other agencies or with outside partners. It is not a question of whether feds will collaborate or not-it’s only a question of how effectively. That is why the new generation of online collaboration tools is so important. A new survey by the 1105 Public Sector Media Group shows that agencies are finally ready to move beyond their reliance on e-mail and calendaring and enter a new era of cloud-based collaboration.


Next Generation Data Centers: Agencies Find New Options For Flexibility, Efficiency and Power in Data Center Operations

Change often has come slowly to the federal data center, and for good reason. Given the importance of the data center, agencies prefer to stick with traditional designs and solutions. Unfortunately, with the increasing complexity of the IT enterprise, those designs have proven inefficient and inflexible and are not likely to meet future needs. Fortunately, the next generation of data centers, based on new technologies and innovative processes, is quickly taking shape. Download this special report to learn more.


Mobile Apps Make Gains in Identity and Security

The government is transitioning its mobile app offerings from straightforward informational to more complex transactional setups. As more agencies embrace mobile apps, their possibilities become apparent and their security policies necessary. Read this informative Digital Dialogue to learn how agencies can take advantage of emerging mobile solutions while maintaining data security.


Boost Business Agility and Insight with Flash Storage for Analytics

Applications, servers and IT resources are all waiting for the same thing—data. But data access depends on the response of storage. Now with IBM FlashSystem storage, you can eliminate wait times and accelerate critical applications for faster decision making. FlashSystem includes advanced technologies to help your organization effectively support analytics workloads with compelling data economics, enterprise resiliency and easy infrastructure integration. Download this solution brief to learn more benefits of IBM FlashSystem.


Infographic: Big Data Solutions on System x

This infographic on IBM System x Reference Architectures for Big Data provides concise and compelling statistics in an easily consumable graphical deliverable. Download now to learn how IBM System x can improve platform flexibility and more.


The Rising Threat of Enterprise Cybercrime

Cybercriminals are leveraging vulnerabilities of the Internet, browsers, operating systems, and applications to secretly and proficiently gain access to information assets. Compromising employee endpoints with malware has become the preferred method; a far simpler path into the network than a direct network attack. Agencies need to recognize and address this growing danger.


Staging the Deployment of Private Clouds with IBM SmartCloud Foundation

IBM is in a strong position to facilitate the deployment of private clouds. A key component of IBM’s cloud solutions is SmartCloud Foundation, an integrated set of technologies for deploying private and hybrid clouds. These hardware and software technologies are built on a common architecture, giving customers a smooth upgrade path as they advance along the maturity curve of deploying private clouds.


Cloud without compromise for the US Federal Government

Now enhanced for FedRAMP and FISMA compliance, SoftLayer, an IBM company, offers US Federal agencies a robust cloud foundation for a wide range of agency missions. The latest capabilities allow for federal agencies to deploy solutions designed precisely for their needs, on-demand or in near-real time. Download this FREE whitepaper to discover how SoftLayer is designed for federal standards and how it can provide the cloud without compromise.


The ViewPoint | Going Mobile: How to Boost Productivity and Data Integrity

Download this Q&A to gain further insight from industry leaders addressing the challenges faced by many government agencies as they struggle to balance both security and efficiency.