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Why Fibre Channel over Ethernet? (PDF, 1.3 MB)

This overview will look into Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and why it's not a replacement for conventional Fibre Channel (FC), but is an extension of Fibre Channel over a different link layer transport. Click here to access the whitepaper.

Backup 2.0: Simply Better Data Protection (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Traditional backup methods are reaching their technology end-of-life. Designed more than two decades before current datacenter infrastructure, these systems use inefficient methods for data collection and transmission, and offer limited recovery options. Click here to access the whitepaper.

10 Security Concerns for Cloud Computing (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Cloud computing gets its name from the drawings typically used to describe the Internet. Cloud computing is a new consumption and delivery model for IT services. The concept of cloud computing represents a shift in thought, in that end users need not know the details of a specific technology. The service is fully managed by the provider. Users can consume services at a rate that is set by their particular needs. This ondemand service can be provided at any time. Click here to access the whitepaper.

The Benefits of Cloud Computing (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Cloud computing is a style of computing whose foundation is the delivery of services,software and processing capacity using private or public networks. The focus of cloudcomputing is the user experience, and the essence is to decouple the delivery of com-puting services from the underlying technology. Beyond the user interface, the technol-ogy behind the cloud remains invisible to the user, making cloud computing incrediblyuser-friendly.Click here to access the whitepaper.

IT Consolidation with HP and VMware (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Not only does virtualization help you reduce the total cost of ownership of IT assets, in terms of both capital and operating expenses, but it also offers dramatic and immediate return on investment (ROI)—offering increased utilization of up to 75 percent. And it does this by enabling greater use of your physical resources,evolving from high-cost technology silos to low-cost,pooled assets.Click here to access the whitepaper.

HTML 5's Privacy Problem (PDF, 1.3 MB)

The worries about security and privacy in HTML 5 started a few weeks ago, when Evercookie, a very difficult to remove tracking cookie, was released. Evercookie uses standard long-standing web capabilities, plus new data storage features in HTML 5, to store several versions of the cookie on a browser and also restore deleted copies of the cookie.Click here to access the whitepaper.

Mobile device boom sparks US Net address shortage (PDF, 1.3 MB)

The United States could run out of unique Internet addresses to assign to new devices by the end of next year, a telecommunications official said....The recent profusion of mobile devices like Research in Motion's BlackBerry and Apple's iPad, and the expansion of Internet services to more homes have quickly depleted available addresses.Click here to access the whitepaper.

A Guide to Understanding and Deploying Cloud for the Enterprise (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Representing a paradigm shift in the way organizations can reduce capital and operational costs (CAPEX and OPEX), cloud computing transitions conventional storage methods to a utility-type service model. Similar to an electric company that charges customers based on consumption,cloud offers a way for IT organizations to subscribe to on-demand capacity and usage services, and it can be metered either internally or through an external provider.Click here to access the whitepaper.

Prepare for Windows 7 in Three Phases (PDF, 1.3 MB)

The tepid corporate response to Windows Vista indicates that for most organizations, Windows 7 will be the first major OS migration project in more than six or seven years.Click here to access the whitepaper.

Changing the way you purchase storage. (PDF, 1.3 MB)

More often than not, organizations still buy storage solutions that deliver the most space for the least money. This used to work when buying more capacity solved performance, data protection, and other IT challenges. It was also feasible when IT did not face data center space constraints, restricted power budgets, and limited capital and operating resources to fund purchases. These limitations are now a reality, but fortunately for storage buyers, there are now solutions with capabilities that address these concerns and help improve responsiveness. Click here to access the whitepaper.

Shifting to the Revolutionary Cloud. (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Private or Public? If you can answer what’s the best approach, you have most of your direction figured out for the next three to five years. Industry watchers expect private clouds to become widely used, if not predominant, within the enterprise portfolio of computer models. This portfolio also includes public cloud as well as traditional computing and virtualized resources. Most companies will move toward their private clouds in a slow, steady course, methodically adapting and evolving their infrastructure and virtualization efforts toward a cloud environment capable of being shared among any number of corporate applications and users. Click here to access the whitepaper.