Considerations for Owning versus Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure

When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing; however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be overwhelmed by a business’ sensitivity to cash flow, cash crossover point, deployment timeframe, data center life expectancy, regulatory requirements, and other strategic factors. This paper discusses how to assess these key factors to help make a sound decision.

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Converging Branch Infrastructure for Simplicity, Efficiency, and Lower Costs

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Many organizations have invested in converged infrastructure for data centers. In remote offices however, servers and storage exist as isolated islands of disparate infrastructure that require management through separate operational processes and procedures. This approach is expensive and puts your data at risk.

However, branch converged infrastructure architecture allows IT to consolidate in the branch office to minimize the IT footprint needed to run branch applications—all the while... Read More

Eliminating the Challenge of Branch Office Recovery

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In today’s global economy, companies are increasingly distributed. That puts IT in a precarious position, especially when it comes to disaster recovery. It can take days to restore branch operations. Branch converged infrastructure delivers local performance, stores data safely in the datacenter, and enables instant recovery. In this document from IDG and Riverbed, learn how solutions like Riverbed allow IT to protect data centrally and restore branch operations in a matter of minutes versus days.  Read More

Edge Consolidation Delivers Peace of Mind for IT

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To increase agility while lowering costs, information technology (IT) organizations are using virtualization and cloud-based infrastructure services to consolidate and reduce the number of physical servers and data centers across the enterprise. As organizations consolidate data backup and disaster recovery operations, wide-area network (WAN) optimization plays a key role in mitigating risk without sacrificing performance. Find out how to balance data protection and application performance, and... Read More

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