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Data Center Consolidation and Rationalization for the Federal Government

Learn how to easily accelerate data center consolidation projects by up to 50% while eliminating up to 90% of data center migration testing cost and effort. Transform the economics and risk profile of Federal modernization projects.


Delphix for Amazon Web Services for the Federal Government

To achieve better integration & agility, federal agencies are under mandate to migrate to cloud services like AWS. Cloud migrations however, are complex, disruptive, and time consuming projects that face security and compliance-related challenges.


The Time is Right to Move to a Hyperconverged Infrastructure

The federal government continues to ask more of its IT resources. All of these mandates and requirements mean existing infrastructure needs an overhaul. Many have taken steps by implementing a converged infrastructure, but the next step is moving toward a hyperconverged infrastructure, which combines the best of convergence and the software-defined data center. Download this gamechanger to learn more about the many benefits of hyperconvergence including efficient VDI deployment and an easy path to the cloud.


Keep up with Data Demands

Government agencies are becoming increasingly dependent on using analytics to detect fraud, enhance cyber security and improve business operations. As these government agencies gather more and more data, their existing infrastructures can't keep up with demands. Download this article find out this problem can be addressed.


Guide to Selecting Flash for Virtual Environments

Performance and user experience concerns have prevented certain enterprise applications from being virtualized. The high performance and low latency of flash can enable these applications to be virtualized. In order to maximize your return on flash investment however the total number of Virtual Machines per physical server must increase dramatically.


Mobility and Security: On the Cutting Edge

Every year, more federal employees use mobile devices to collaborate with coworkers, engage with citizens, collect and transmit data, and remain productive while out of the office. According to Mobile Work Exchange, 90 percent of government employees use mobile devices today, and that number is expected to rise even further over time. With the increased use of mobile devices, agencies need to increase their security measures. Download this article find out how your agency can maintain high mobility while maintaining a high level of security.


Internet Security Threat Report

Symantec has established the most comprehensive source of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 57.6 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. This network monitors threat activity in over 157 countries and territories through a combination of Symantec products and services such as Symantec DeepSight™ Intelligence, Symantec™ Managed Security Services, Norton™ consumer products, and other third-party data sources.


Cloud Services: Host of Benefits for Federal Agencies

Cloud services represent a new relationship between enterprises and service providers that may save the enterprise money, reduce contract terms and provide the agility to get new services and resources up and running instantly. Download this article to find out more about factors to consider when selecting a cloud service.


Feds: You Have a BYOD Program

Lookout conducted a survey of 1,002 U.S. federal government employees and learned that many federal agencies have a "shadow BYOD" program despite agency policies against BYOD. Read this report to learn more about what federal government employees are actually doing on their mobile devices and how your agency may be at risk.


Why Mobile Security Matters

The modern government agency has recognized the need to embrace mobile devices in the workplace. Whether you’ve already adopted a mobility program or are just starting to consider it, this whitepaper discusses the five critical questions modern CISOs are asking about mobile security.


Federal Mobile Threat Report

This report examines the current state of security threats to iOS and Android devices in the federal workplace. Download this insightful report to learn more on threats such as malware on Android, side loaded applications on iOS, rooting on Android, jail breaking on iOS and OS vulnerabilities on both iOS and Android.


Unified Approach to Cybersecurity Decreases Chances of Error

The Federal Government is a prime target for cyber-attacks. The valuable information it stores and dependence our citizens place on their services gives it a unique level of vulnerability. This digital dialogue covers the key points of the 3 part webcast covering cybersecurity and protecting sensitive information from hackers and cyber attacks. Download this now to find out how you can better protect your system.


NetApp AltaVault Cloud-Integrated Storage

Traditional backup and recovery solutions can be slow, expensive and risky. As storage grows, organizations struggle to find a strategy that meets their needs. Download this whitepaper to learn about a storage solution that can boost recovery, cut costs and increase security.


NETCENTS-2: Jetting Toward Higher Potential

The Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) contracts provide the Air Force with a primary source of netcentric and IT products, services, and solutions. Use of the NETCENTS-2 contracts (except ITPS) is mandatory for Air Force organizations as the contracts are awarded. NETCENTS-2 is a follow to the successful NETCENTS-1 program, on which ordering stopped at the end of fiscal 2013. With a total contract ceiling of more than $24 billion, the seven-year contract is more than twice the size of NETCENTS-1 and carries more than 12 times the number of vendors. Download this guide to learn more about the improvements and changes of NETCENTS-2.


The Anatomy of a Connected Government

Modern technology has been helping all kinds of businesses and organizations become more connected to their employees, stakeholders, and data for years—and government agencies are no exception.


Get Connected: A Checklist for a Smarter, More Effective Government

It’s been said that throughout history, the only constant is change—and nowhere is that more true than within the government. Demands change on a daily basis, and only the most well connected agencies will be able to keep up.


How-to-Guide: Lenovo Solutions for Creating Connected Government

With promises of higher productivity, greater data utilization, and a stronger IT infrastructure, it’s no surprise that so many government agencies are adopting the connected government model.


Datacenter Infrastructure: Opportunities for Government Agencies

See why federal and defense organizations are adopting Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure to reduce costs, improve security and to leverage a practical and effective solution to managing heterogeneous infrastructure elements. Get started today!


Nutanix Acropolis

For the first time, infrastructure decisions can be made entirely based on the performance, economics, scalability and resiliency requirements of the application, while allowing workloads to move seamlessly without penalty. Download this brief to learn the three main components of Nutanix Acropolis, including how it differs from traditional approaches to virtualization.


Taking an Enterprise-Wide View of Service Delivery

To modernize their IT services, federal CIOs are moving away from email and spreadsheets to manage their business. They are consolidating disparate and legacy systems onto a common platform, automating manual tasks and standardizing work processes. Download this whitepaper to read more on how to find the right IT service delivery solution for your organization.


Executive Insights: Clearing the Compliance Hurdle

Working with FedRAMP-certified vendors, agencies can leverage pre-approved expertise, facilities and resources to get the most benefit from the cloud. Download this whitepaper to learn more insights on cloud computing, including how to overcome obstacles to compliance.


Best Practices: Health IT in the Cloud

It’s no coincidence that so many healthcare organizations are turning to the cloud to host their applications, processes and workloads. Download this whitepaper to learn how the cloud model can help your organization increase patient and provider access, improve agility, cut costs, and more!


Understanding Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM)

As sophistication of cyberthreats and the risk of damaging breaches have increased, so has the relevance for continuous monitoring in IT security. Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) combines, in an automated way, the ability to dynamically monitor networks and systems and assess security risks. Download this Contract Guide to learn more on why CDM is so important in the war against cyberthreats.


Software-Defined Storage: An Answer to Growing Data Needs

As the volume of data explodes, and looks set to continue to grow for a long time to come, finding solutions for how to manage and store that data has become a major headache for organizations. Download this whitepaper to learn how simply adding capacity is no longer an answer and the turn to cloud computing and the use of more dynamic applications is clearly outstripping the capabilities of current storage arrays.


Solving the Cybersecurity Threat Puzzle

The insider threat is a pervasive security problem for all organizations, and has been from the beginning of the Internet age. While various technology solutions have been used to deal with threats from outside the enterprise perimeter, little seems to have worked to counter those from the inside. Download this special report to learn more on how object-based intelligence can help with your agency’s cyber defense initiatives.


Mobility and Your Remote Workforce: What to Consider Before Deploying New Laptops

Older PCs are a risk due to a lack of robust hardware-based security, older processors, and outdated operating systems. This Cheat Sheet paper discusses the points you should consider when selecting notebooks and laptops for your mobile and remote workforce. Download this paper today to learn about how combining the right hardware upgrades with newer OS options and endpoint management software can provide the needed protection against today’s security risks.


Ultimate Tech Challenge: OS Migration

IT professionals face interesting and complex challenges on a daily basis, and often need to come up with creative, on-the-fly solutions to fix problems and keep a business running. Operating system migrations are no different, and can present a handful of situational complexities to overcome.


Mobile Security: Confidence Ebbs as BYOD Booms

Security risks have grown roughly in proportion to the meteoric growth in employee-owned mobile devices within the workplace. Meanwhile cyber-attacks are growing in sophistication and severity. According to data from a new IDG Research survey, these dynamics have IT decision makers scrambling to tighten and revise BYOD policies while addressing the holistic issue of endpoint security.Download this two-page paper detailing the IDG Research results for expert advice on securing your organization’s data on Dell devices with Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family in an increasingly mobile world.


Old PCs Put Your Business at Risk

With hackers working around the clock to identify the next potential victim, it’s more important than ever for you to prioritize security. And if your business is using PCs even just a few years old, the chances of a successful attack are even greater: Virus protection and other software security solutions cannot sufficiently reduce the risk. Download this informative white paper to learn how to protect against hackers by upgrading to new desktops featuring Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family and supporting software.


Migration Insights

The Migration Insight eGuide summarizes five IT Professional's real-world advice about managing migration, both on the client and server. It provides insight into their business decision to migrate, the migration process, training, and the business improvements achieved as a result of their decision to migrate.


Making the Case for Hybrid Cloud

Despite major strides and easier paths to cloud authorization, many agencies remain reluctant to adopt cloud for fear it will introduce new risks and added layers of complexity. This issue brief explores why a hybrid cloud model is the best answer for those risk averse agencies.


Maximizing TCO For Electronic(or Tablet-Based) Field Inspections

Though there are hurdles to overcome, enterprise-grade devices—including Windows-based tablets—enable agencies to capitalize on the full benefits of mobility.


Amazon Web Services for the Federal Government

Federal agencies are increasingly mandated to migrate to cloud services like AWS to achieve integration and agility. Cloud migrations however, can be complex, disruptive, and time consuming projects that also face many security and compliance-related challenges.


Data Center Consolidation & Rationalization

eGov initiatives and widespread digitization have multiplied application portfolios in the government. TO reduce the associated technology debt, agencies are scrambling to deliver on consolidation and rationalization initiatives. Yet, most projects are over budget and behind schedule.


Quantifying the Total Cost of Managing Data

Data is the lifeblood of any federal agency but the explosive growth of data has made data management a growing challenge. Struggling to meet shrinking project schedules and declining resources, agency CIOs are looking for new ways to reduce their total cost of data and accelerate IT projects.


GameChanger: 5 Things You Need to Ask When Planning for the Hybrid Cloud

Cloud spending is big business for agencies. IDC recently reported that federal spending on cloud technology will top $9 billion by 2017. But if agencies don’t plan carefully and use the right technologies, providers, and integration strategies they may be throwing away money and causing more work than benefit, especially when it comes to the hybrid cloud.


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.


The NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is complex. This digital white paper helps clarify the intricacies, discussing the need for the Framework, how it can benefit your agency, the five main Framework functions, and related Dell solutions.


Consolidate and Simplify Your Security Environment

A 3-pronged platform approach for building a cybersecurity program that is more agile, robust, and cost-effective. Conduct cyber operations more efficiently with your agency’s current set of security tools while also generating cost savings to acquire emerging technologies, such as behavioral analytics and outlier detection, which are becoming essential for defending against modern threats.


Create a Better Government Through Professional Development

Create a better government through professional development. See how the DoD, the VA, and others improved learning outcomes. If you're involved in employee training and education, this new eBook is a must-have.


Preventing Insider Threats Starts with the Basics

Recent statistics show that almost 87% of organizations have experienced a security breach in the last 12 months. Download this informative event summary based on the recent event titled "Insider Threat Detection and Mitigation" to learn what you need to do to protect your organization from potential threats.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.