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Whitepapers


VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM

Cisco has joined with IBM to create the world’s first integrated infrastructure based on the IBM Storwize family of virtualized storage technologies and the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS).


Working Smarter with Automation

Faster, better, cheaper. When it comes to how government users want to access IT resources, it’s practically a mantra. Add to that mandates such as Cloud First, the Digital Government Strategy and the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, and it soon becomes clear why automation is so critical to agencies today. Download this whitepaper to learn the best practices in automation.


Mining Gold from Machine Data

Holistic visibility is more important than ever because most IT services— including email and web services— consist of a series of connected applications and infrastructure components. Download this whitepaper to learn the best ways to enhance your IT operations management strategy and gain insightful understanding and visibility into your organization’s data center.


Breaking through the Security Cloud

Although many organizations are in the process of planning and executing cloud adoption, security remains to be a major barrier. Download this special report to learn more about cloud computing threats, the benefits of hybrid cloud and managed cloud services as well as how to stay compliant.


Finding the Right Storage Balance

New virtualization techniques and emerging flash technologies are giving data center operators more control over how they manage storage systems, speed backups and reduce costs. Download this article to learn how storage management can improve the economy of your data centers.


Storage for VDI Environments: Planning and Considerations

Storage is often cited as the item most often responsible for performance success or failures, and also has the largest impact on total costs. Achieving good cost-performance levels requires a storage architecture optimized for VDI. Download this guide to learn the top issues your organization should consider before embarking on a VDI implementation.


Flash Storage for Virtualization for Dummies

Organizations are virtualizing server and desktop resources more aggressively than ever, which dramatically changes the performance demands on storage. Download this whitepaper to learn how to overcome storage issues, balance capacity and optimize performance.


New Hybrid Storage Solutions Can Help Organizations Meet a Variety of Challenges

Many enterprises today are grappling with a dramatic increase in the amount of data they need to manage and store. And with the ongoing growth of mobile applications, social media, and big data and analytics initiatives, the data storage challenges will only become greater over the coming years. Download this informative brief to gain further insight into hybrid storage and what to look for in a solution.


Cloud Solutions and the One-Size-Fits-All Fallacy

While it may be tempting to make an all-or-nothing decision when it comes to the cloud, it’s not that simple. Download this Q&A to gain further insight from industry experts on how to choose the right cloud strategy for your organization.


IBM Emergency Management Brochure

IBM Smarter Cities Emergency Management solutions incorporate a range of technologies from IBM and IBM Business Partners to address emergency management challenges. These solutions assist cities in collecting, analyzing and distributing key information amongst key stakeholders.


21st Century Emergency Management

Today, the societal needs have become very interconnected. Many complexities exist for the societal infrastructure such as power, water, and medical services – as well as the most basic economic activities.


VMware's First Hybrid Cloud Integrates Existing, New Applications

Federal mandates on cloud use are changing the face of government information technology. But challenges to using cloud still remain. To help ease cloud migration, VMware has created a product that lets customers move existing infrastructure using the same management tools as vSphere.


Hybrid Cloud for Dummies

IT organizations need the right tools and technologies to make hybrid cloud strategies a flexible and efficient reality for their organizations. Learn how to address inhibitors to cloud adoption, recognize data challenges in the cloud and seamlessly move data in the cloud.


A Cloud Roadmap: From Implementation to Innovation

The government IT infrastructure must evolve. The traditional approach to delivering IT services is proving incapable of keeping up with either the growing complexity of the IT enterprise or the increasing demand for innovation. This pressure to provide an infrastructure that is more manageable, scalable and flexible is pushing government agencies to accelerate their adoption of cloud solutions. Learn how your agency can benefit from a complete cloud offering from the Oracle global cloud infrastructure, supporting a comprehensive suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions.


Infographic: Software-Defined Enterprise

Moving to a fully software-defined enterprise takes time, and is typically done in steps: virtualization, cloud, software-defined storage, software-defined networking, the software-defined data center, and then full SDE. Slowly but surely, organizations are making their way. Download this infographic to learn how to overcome challenges and lower costs through SDE.


GameChanger: Microsegmentation

In less than a decade, more than 87 million records with sensitive or private information have been exposed due to cyber-incidents on federal networks alone. Increasingly, organizations are beginning to realize that perimeter-based security just isn’t enough anymore. Download to learn how for many data centers, the solution is microsegmentation.


Partner with the Leader in Windows Server 2003 Migrations

Migrating your enterprise to a modern Microsoft® Windows® operating system is a complex process that can strain IT resources. That’s why Dell is focused on helping customers meet the deadline of the decade: On 14 July 2015 support for Windows 2003 will cease. The strategic value to efficient Windows migration is application, hardware and deployment readiness. There are many different approaches to server migration, and Dell has the systems and expertise to determine the most efficient approach for each workload. Download this white paper to learn how Dell can help efficiently migrate your enterprise to a modern Microsoft® Windows® operating system.


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.


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.


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.


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 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!


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.