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Intelligent Compliance: Establishing Trust in the Datacenter

Maximize your data center by automating all of the processes that are included with running a data center by utilizing BMC’s product INTELLIGENT COMPLIANCE. Intelligent Compliance proposes to automate the entire process, from understanding the current state of the environment, through defining a desired state, comparing that desired state with the actual state, correcting the discrepancies, and creating the required reporting and logs.


Executive Insights: Data Managment
Creating an Analytics Culture

Are you drowning in data? Get the executive insight in being able to make fast and effective decisions and learn how to make the most of your data by putting analytics first.


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.


Harnessing the Cloud at U.S. Federal and Defense Organizations

The more federal agencies learn about vCloud Government Service, the more confident they become that the hybrid cloud solution will alleviate cost pressures, increase agility, and improve performance, while increasing productivity and enabling faster time-to-value. With virtualization and vSphere as a foundation for many federal agencies today, adopting a hybrid cloud model based on that same platform mitigates risk. Download this recent solution brief to learn more.


IT Executive Insights: Managing the Transition to the Virtual Enterprise

Agencies are embracing virtualization as a cost effective, more efficient and flexible way to deliver applications and services to their users, and they see it as a good first step to get to the cloud. Migrating to a virtual enterprise requires a methodical, holistic approach based on trust and standards and a robust network, according to speakers at a February 11 Face-to-Face event titled, “Managing the Transition to the Virtual Enterprise.” This eBook highlights their insights and videos from the conference.


Hybrid Model Eases Path to Cloud Adoption

Although the federal government has made a strong commitment to cloud computing, individual agencies are at varying levels of cloud adoption. It’s not that they question the advantages of cloud – those are broadly recognized. It’s just that the process of adopting the technology has proven to be a challenge. Download this digital dialogue to learn how to successfully conquer the challenges of cloud adoption.


Cloud Paves Way for Big Changes

Several technologies are driving big changes at federal agencies, but at the forefront is cloud computing. Cloud – the use of remote, Internet-hosted servers for storing, managing and processing data in place of on-site technology – is helping along technologies such as those related to collaboration and enabling new ones, such as the analyzation of big data. Download this digital dialogue to learn more on the benefits that come with adopting cloud computing for your organization.


FedRAMP Sets Sights on the Future

Industry and government observers are optimistic that plans to streamline and enhance a government program designed to boost adoption of secure cloud computing will encourage more agencies to commit to the program. This eBook highlights insights and videos from a January 22 conference on FedRAMP and includes articles that dive further into the future of this program.


The Future of Convergence is Here!

Hitachi Data Systems Federal Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is a portfolio of converged infrastructure services and solutions. Download this whitepaper to learn how this platform combines best-of-breed storage, servers, networking and software management.


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.


Information Exchange, Mobility Revolutionize Healthcare

The health care industry is late to the game when it comes to information sharing–understandably so, given the highly personal data involved. Download this digital dialogue to learn how the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT has been working to make it easy and secure for health providers to exchange patient information in order to provide better care.


Getting Cloud Migration Right

Under federal mandate, government agencies must migrate information, applications and systems to the cloud. But that doesn’t mean the job is simple or easy. Download this digital dialogue to learn best practices for agencies to meet mandates while securing information and building relationships with cloud providers.


Compliance Made Easy

Federal agencies must abide by various mandated standards in order to secure information, but compliance isn’t as easy as marking off a checklist. Download this digital dialogue to learn what tools exist to help your agency simplify the process.


The Viewpoint: Supporting Secure Mobile Technology Inside Government Agencies

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.


Cloud Under Control: How to Virtualize More by Virtualizing More Securely

Enterprises have reached an inflection point. The value of datacenter virtualization is undeniable. However, many companies reach a security roadblock when it comes to virtualizing mission critical applications. Download this whitepaper to learn how to maintain compliance and security, while reducing the chance of datacenter failures.


Benefits of Flash for Database Workloads

IT leaders are required to deliver improved performance and increase efficiencies while maintaining an enterprise-class infrastructure for their customer’s database environments. A complete portfolio consisting of flash in the storage controller, flash in disk shelves, and all-flash arrays is the best way to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels in your environment. The NetApp flash portfolio is capable of solving database performance and I/O latency problems encountered by many database deployments.


Preventing Insider Threats with HyTrust’s ‘Two-Person Rule’

The NSA response to the Snowden breach includes closely monitoring privileged user activity and implementing the “two person rule” to stop rogue operations. Download this whitepaper to learn how HyTrust CloudControl™ enforces the two man rule for administrators in virtualized infrastructures, adding a critical layer of security to protect sensitive operations, in addition to providing real time, role-based monitoring and granular access controls.


Transformation that Drives Business and IT Agility

Over the last decade, server virtualization has provided healthcare organizations around the world with significant cost and efficiency benefits. Now many providers are looking to extend this proven technology foundation to enable enterprise private clouds that will improve the quality and delivery of patient care.


A Guide to Healthcare IT Disaster Recovery

The goal of every healthcare provider is to deliver the highest quality patient care. To provide that care, healthcare IT depends on its datacenter infrastructure and applications to work securely and reliably not just some of the time, but all of the time. Download now to learn how to prepare for and mitigate unforeseen events in your datacenter.


VMware vCloud® for Healthcare and HIPAA/HITECH

Not all cloud solutions are designed to deliver what is truly needed—and only one solution provides a complete and integrated cloud infrastructure that can help meet stringent HIPAA and HITECH requirements. VMware vCloud® for Healthcare transforms the cost, quality and delivery of patient care and provides the necessary control and transparency for regulated healthcare organizations to establish and maintain HIPAA and HITECH compliance in their virtual and cloud environments.


Cybersecurity's Maginot Line: A Real-World Assessment of the Defense-in-Depth Model

This first-of-its-kind study examines data from more than 1,600 FireEye network and email appliances in real-world settings. Download this study to learn about the uncovered flaws in the defense-in-depth model and discover more findings on today’s cyber threat landscape.


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.


Cloud Security Made Easy

Cloud computing has gone from being the stuff of science fiction to a very real and highly sought-after solution. Its benefits are widely known, but so are its challenges. Download this digital dialogue to learn how to achieve a secure hybrid cloud solution for your organization.


Helping Secure Your World Using the Power of the Network

Knowledge, they say, is power. This is especially true in cybersecurity. Companies that wish to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their systems and data must remain constantly vigilant against an ever-expanding array of threats. Unfortunately, while the body of known threats expands greatly every day, it remains paradoxically dwarfed by threats that have yet to be discovered. Download this whitepaper to learn further insights into threat data capabilities and solutions.


A Guide to Hybrid Cloud for Government Agencies

Government customers are in need of a secure, compliant enterprise-class hybrid cloud service. Download this informative guide to learn an inside-out approach for extending your agency’s data center to the cloud.


Health IT: Some Pain, Some Gain

Health information technology is the right prescription for a health care system that is struggling to manage huge troves of health-related data and provide better and more affordable services to patients. Although the path to implementing electronic health records and achieving meaningful use has not been without some rough patches, speakers at a September 17th health IT conference in Washington, D.C., agreed that short-term pain is worth the long term-gain. Download this executive summary of the event to learn more.


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.


Moving Away from Windows Server 2003: The Time is Now

If your agency still relies on Windows Server 2003, the time to think about migrating is now. Waiting is dangerous; Microsoft will stop supporting the operating system in July of 2015, and the company estimates that an average Windows Server migration takes at least 200 days to complete. Yet according to a survey by HP and Microsoft, 60 percent of impacted customers don’t have a plan for migration. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how to best plan and prepare for your migration.


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.


Cybersecurity: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

Cyber attacks on government networks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, underscoring the importance of fortifying cyber defenses to protect agency data and applications. Developing a cyber posture that appropriately counters these threats has been a challenge, however, since agencies have traditionally relied on piecemeal, manual methods to secure their networks. The good news, however, is that agencies have taken steps toward embracing risk-based, automated approaches to cyber security so that they are able to react to threats in real time, according to speakers at an August 20th conference on Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM). Download this executive summary to learn more.


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.


Migrating to an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government: Top 5 Considerations

Most cloud offerings are not designed to run both legacy and new applications on a common cloud platform. As you expand your IT environment to the cloud, you could face compatibility issues with your existing IT infrastructure and the need to rewrite your applications for specific public cloud platforms. Download this information brief to discover how to address the top five considerations for migrating basic workloads and sensitive data to the cloud.


Combatting Insider Threats in the Federal Agency with Endpoint Security Analytics

Federal agencies are under attack from insider threats. Download this whitepaper to learn about what defines an insider, how to gain visibility into your endpoints, how to establish a baseline and look at real-world scenarios.


GameChanger: Secure Hybrid Cloud for Government

There are many good reasons why agencies choose to put their data, infrastructure or applications in a private cloud; resources are dedicated only to that agency or group of agencies, and security and content are fully controllable. In fact, the majority of federal cloud projects rely solely on private clouds. Yet there are many situations when the hybrid cloud model makes more sense, both from the financial and flexibility perspective. Download this informative gamechanger to learn how to implement a secure hybrid cloud for your agency.


The Devil You Know: Mitigating Insider Security Threats

Do you know what your virtual and cloud admins are doing? Is your agency safe from insider threat? Download this whitepaper by Jill Singer, former CIO of NRO, to learn how to deploy a layered defense.


Aerospace and Defense: An Industry in Transition

Dynamic market forces such as globalization, technology advancements, declining defense budgets, economic power shift towards growth markets, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the industry are forcing transformation upon both large and small A&D companies. Read this whitepaper to learn about the 3 industry-wide imperatives driving this transformation.


Cloud Paves Way for Big Changes

Several technologies are driving big changes at federal agencies, but at the forefront is cloud computing. Cloud – the use of remote, Internet-hosted servers for storing, managing and processing data in place of on-site technology – is helping along technologies such as those related to collaboration and enabling new ones, such as the analyzation of big data. Download this digital dialogue to learn more on the benefits that come with adopting cloud computing for your organization.


Hybrid Model Eases Path to Cloud Adoption

Although the federal government has made a strong commitment to cloud computing, individual agencies are at varying levels of cloud adoption. It’s not that they question the advantages of cloud – those are broadly recognized. It’s just that the process of adopting the technology has proven to be a challenge. Download this digital dialogue to learn how to successfully conquer the challenges of cloud adoption.


New Trajectories for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Today, aerospace and defense (A&D) companies find themselves at potentially perplexing crossroads. Given the simultaneous drive for profitable operations and innovation, operational strategies require rethinking to ensure both imperatives are met. Read this whitepaper to learn about the challenges and trends driving the need to transform operational strategies.


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.


Face-to-Face: Big Data

There are some high achievers in government when it comes to managing big data, but many agencies are struggling to stay on top of the vast and varying amounts of information they collect every day. To learn more about big data, download this event overview featuring highlights from the recent event titled "Big Data Management and Analytics: Lessons from Mission Driven Initiatives.”


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.


2020 Agenda: Are You Ready?

It’s the year 2014 and we live in the time of an unprecedented technologic disruption. From wearable technology to the Internet of Things, today’s digital and technological disruptions are impacting every facet of the enterprise and changing the rules of business. And, by the year 2020, that impact will grow, making it imperative to actively address these challenges today.


The Viewpoint: Balancing Security and Efficiency

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.


Connected Governments and Agile Militaries: Meeting the Security Requirements of Today’s Evolving Government

For agencies, the evolving IT infrastructure requires a cybersecurity portfolio that is both flexible and advanced enough to combat sophisticated cyber threats. Whether reducing their data center footprints, virtualizing existing services to reduce costs and “go green”, or advancing security to thwart today’s advanced attacks in the field or at home, agencies have different requirements of their cybersecurity solutions. Read this whitepaper to learn how your agency can implement diverse security solutions to help address these pressing needs.


A Modern Framework for Network Security in Government

Agencies are undergoing change in their data centers, virtualizing more services in their network and overall pursuing more efficiency. As such, their cybersecurity needs are changing to demand greater performance, more flexible security policies and enforcement and solutions that understand data center applications. Read this whitepaper to learn the several key steps agencies should consider when implementing their cybersecurity tools.