KernSafe iStorage Server High-Availability iSCSI SAN for Windows Server 2008

KernSafe iStorage Server is an IP SAN solution that allows for quick exporting of existing storages, such as disk images, physical disks, partitions, etc., to a client’s machines. The software thus delivers immediate benefits, allowing storage to be consolidated, virtualized, and centrally managed. This document gives you detailed step-by-step instructions on KernSafe iStorage Server configuring for Windows Server 2008.

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Databases and ERP Selection: Oracle vs. SQL Server

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The database is an essential component of enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM). This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database platforms. How do the two compare when it comes to reliability, scalability, and total cost of ownership (TCO) when integrated with enterprise software? Read More

Guide to IT Best Practices in Application-Aware Network Performance Management

Businesses are constantly striving to do more with fewer resources, and information technology (IT) departments are subject to the same pressures. They must contend with a growing number of applications and an increasingly complex infrastructure. The IT department’s arsenal includes tools for monitoring network, application, server, database, and end user performance, but typically they are not integrated with each other. That means that it’s end users who are detecting poor application performance, and the role of the IT team is reactive.

A modern performance management solution must be easy to use, include comprehensive alerting, and offer reporting that correlates data from each component of an application and the underlying infrastructure. Application-aware network performance management (AANPM) tools aim to provide a holistic view of the performance of interdependent applications, servers, and networks. Such cross-platform visibility enables the IT department to ensure high-performance delivery of critical business applications.

This white paper describes the trends in application performance and network diagnostic tools and the drivers of AANPM. You’ll learn about best practices for implementing AANPM and discover some enterprise use cases. Read More

Skelta BPM and High Availability

Companies are now adopting cloud for hosting their business process management (BPM) tools. BPM on cloud can help control costs, optimize business processes, and improve organizational agility all while achieving a high level of service availability.

High availability is a system design approach for analyzing and managing the impact of planned and unplanned outages. High availability solutions provide a robust backup capability so that applications keep running without disruption, even during system outages.

A robust BPM solution, which is agile as well as responsive to changing business needs, is very much required to deliver reliable and highly available services. This whitepaper discusses high availability (HA) in conjunction with BPM and cloud computing, including the benefits of highly available BPM solutions, and examines how Skelta BPM enables high availability.  Read More

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