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Converged Systems: Gaining Steam

Government IT managers are beginning to see the value in converged systems for some of their workloads. They are finding that they not only save money and reduce complexity, but help IT better align with agency priorities. Converged infrastructure can increase application availability, centralize and simplify management, enable rapid provisioning of new systems and virtual machines, lower operation and maintenance costs, improve visibility and control, and reduce hardware footprint.


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.


ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 NASCAR Challenge

The ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 was built for fast deployment across your agency. We challenged a NASCAR pit crew to a friendly race: Watch our video to see if they can beat the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One in a contest of speed and efficiency.


Navigating Your VDI Decisions

Renewed interest in VDI for agency mobility and BYOD needs is understandable, but is it wise? This executive summary discusses tradeoffs and alternatives to help agency IT provide secure access and extend across diverse networks, devices, and OS's.


Flexibility Plus Security

Download the flyer to learn more about the new ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23. Built for lightning-fast setup, strong integrated security, and legendary Lenovo reliability, it’s the perfect solution for agencies looking for next-gen desktop flexibility.


Lenovo ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 for Government

Download the eBook to learn more about the new ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23. Built for lightning-fast setup, strong integrated security, and legendary Lenovo reliability, it’s the perfect solution for agencies looking for next-gen desktop flexibility.


ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 Product Tour Video

Agencies need desktop solutions optimized for today’s government. Watch our ThinkCentre® Tiny-in-One 23 product video to see breakthrough space efficiency, integrated security, and superior ease of use – up close.


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

webNetwork by Lenovo helps end users easily and securely access their files, applications and reports from any device, whether those resources live in the private cloud, the public cloud or on the local device. The best part? Say goodbye to VPN!


Where VDI Ends & The Cloud Begins

VDI plays an important role in how agencies connect users to the applications and data they need. It can be an ideal solution for managing very specific types of user bases, but is it right for mobile productivity? See our infographic to learn more.


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.


The Viewpoint: The Enterprise Security Shift

Download this Q&A to gain insight into how Government agencies are approaching mobile technology and the ways that agencies can support and secure their mobility initiatives.


VMware Works to Better Meet Data Center Needs

The vRealize Suite contains updates and new offerings that can streamline and automate operations, leading to more efficiency and fewer problems. Download this informative digital dialogue to learn more highlights from a recent webcast on software-defined data centers and cloud management.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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%.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight on cloud computing.


Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.


Stopping Zero-Day Exploits for Dummies

Cyber attacks are growing every day and can become serious threats to your organization, but how do you know and understand the threats out there? Download a copy of this book, and you will discover the zero-day exploits and threats used to compromise your agency.


Data Flows Faster at Montgomery County Dept. of Liquor Control

With the implementation of backup and recovery solutions, the Montgomery County, MD, Department of Liquor Control has reduced backup times from up to 16 hours under their old system to just one to two hours. Learn how.


Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.


Journey to the Hybrid Cloud

Cloud adoption continues to expand beyond the base of cutting-edge early adopters and is now reaching the "early mainstream" stage, increasingly being looked at by enterprises as a viable model for agile, cost-effective IT delivery. However, the prevailing binary paradigm of cloud infrastructure (public versus private) limits the extent to which enterprises can fully leverage the on-demand, self-service, elastic resource provisioning attributes of public cloud while maintaining the same security, reliability, performance, and management frameworks present in current private cloud implementations. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how hybrid cloud solves this problem.