IT Management: Virtualisation

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Protect your Virtual Servers

Since deployment of new virtual servers is much easier than deployment of physical servers, they can sprout quickly, everywhere. After deployment, administrators are asked to protect servers that were put into production without the normal careful planning for security risk. There are limited resources available on these shared systems, making it imperative to look beyond traditional security software to find innovative ways to protect virtual servers without compromising performance.

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Optimizing Security Management with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

Chief information officers (CIOs) at enterprises worldwide are facing a major struggle today: how to balance competing priorities from business units and IT. They have been mandated to protect the enterprise from every angle and maintain compliance while supporting business momentum and reducing costs. To compete in today’s economy and minimize compliance pressures and the risk of security threats, more and more CIOs are taking a good, hard look at optimizing security with a centralized integrated management system based on an open architecture. A centrally managed approach to security makes the enterprise security infrastructure more agile, effective, and proactive. It enables businesses to make security teams more efficient, which drives down the costs of managing security across the infrastructure.

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Expand Virtualization, Maintain Security

This whitepaper looks at how McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments AntiVirus (McAfee MOVE AntiVirus) tailors security systems to the special technical and management requirements of virtualization.

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Complexity Ate My Budget

What is becoming a significant, if not the main, operational problem today is the complexity of the data protection infrastructure…

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Meeting Business Data Protection Needs in a Mixed Physical/Virtual Environment

Virtualisation has without doubt enabled IT organizations to obtain maximum efficiency from their physical hardware, but virtualisation has also increased the complexity these organisations have to manage, and that includes data protection…

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CA Technologies Announces Unified Data Protection Solution

This IDC Flash discusses the arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) platform announced on May 7,2014, by the arcserve business unit of CA Technologies. A consolidated data protection platform,arcserve UDP comprises interesting recovery tiering features targeted at the midmarket and, now, managed service providers (MSPs) also.

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The end of data protection as we know it? Defining a next generation architecture

My friends, the end is near. Good news/bad news: backup and data protection architectures as we know them are about to undergo a drastic set of changes in the next few years. The backup and recovery market is quickly morphing as end users weather a perfect storm hitting their infrastructure, affecting the efficiency of their operations.

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CA arcserve Unified Data Protection virtualization solution Brief

Server and desktop virtualization have become very pervasive in most organizations, and not just in the enterprise. Everybody agrees that server virtualization offers many advantages, saves money, offers more flexibility, etc. Although server virtualization helps reduce IT infrastructure costs, it also adds complexity to protecting the wide range of applications installed on the virtual machines and the ever-increasing volumes of data created on shared storage devices…But it can also help in disaster recovery scenarios and can offer some level of high availability.

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Unified Data Protection Solution Brief

Fueled by data growth and technology advancements such as virtualization, current data protection architectures come up short in a number of areas and essentially perpetuate data protection islands or silos. Today’s IT is about the interdependence of its systems and applications in the context of service delivery. Understanding and proving that you can recover in a business-reasonable amount of time with a business-acceptable currency of data is crucial. Metrics such as Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) have become synonymous with business availability. Current architectures make overall poor use of their resources due to a lack of ability to measure, process inefficiencies, obsolete solutions with expensive licensing, or niche data protection solutions that only compound the problem by adding complexity on top of complexity. Until now.

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Vulnerability Management Evolution: From Tactical Scanner to Strategic Platform

Organizations have traditionally viewed vulnerability scanners as a tactical product, largely commoditized and only providing value around audit time. But with limited resources and a real need to reduce risk, organizations need the ability to pull in threat-related data, combine it with an understanding of what is vulnerable, and figure out what is at risk. This report from Securosis outlines how yesterday’s vulnerability scanners are evolving to meet this need, emerging as a much more strategic component of an organization’s control set than in the past. Learn how vulnerability scanners are evolving to provide real value beyond vulnerability reports for auditors - emerging as a strategic component helping organizations effectively lower risks.

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Eight Keys to Cloud Friendly Systems Management

At the same time that organizations are moving many of their IT assets to the cloud, the problem of how to manage all of an organization’s IT assets has, in many ways, become more complex. Scenarios include public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, BYOD, the mobile workforce, software-by-subscription, and more — in most cases existing side-by-side with legacy LAN-based client/server architectures that look a lot like they did in the 1990s.

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Challenges of Virtualization: Keeping your eye on the ball.

The introduction of virtualization has shifted much of IT business focus to new philosophies when it comes to managing the data center. While the original idea of virtualization consisted of outsourcing to cloud-based servers and services, virtualization has now transformed to include insourcing private clouds. This, as infrastructure and operations centers strive to utilize virtualization as a tool to help make their organization more agile and affordable.

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