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Comparison of Open Source Software vs. IBM Spectrum LSF Suite for Enterprise

Today, the onslaught of data and the corresponding need to process it quickly has created significant demands on traditional IT infrastructure. To meet that need, high-performance computing (HPC) has become an integral part of the workload mix. To complicate matters,… Continue Reading →

All-Flash Array Portfolio Comparison – Dell EMC vs. HPE

This whitepaper contrasts and compares the All-Flash portfolio of Dell EMC to HPE. When looking to leverage AFA solutions to enable IT transformation, several vendor-related criteria need to be considered: Organizational stability and future-proof technology point to the long-term strengths… Continue Reading →

Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage and SwiftStack

This white paper explores the differences between Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) and the SwiftStack implementation of the OpenStack Swift object storage module. It is clear that ECS has distinct advantages over SwiftStack as ECS is built from the… Continue Reading →

IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5 versus Apache ActiveMQ 5.9: Failover, Transactional Integrity and Administration

This paper provides a comparison of IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5 and the Apache Software Foundation’ʹs ActiveMQ 5.9, with detailed analyses of technical factors including stability, reliability, ease of use, performance, and operational capabilities. ActiveMQ and WebSphere MQ both meet very… Continue Reading →

SolarWinds Network Performance Manager 12 Function, Feature and Cost Advantages over HPE Network Node Manager i

Network Performance Monitoring is a critical part of an enterprise’s infrastructure. It is responsible for maintaining service levels for the business and the customer. Ideally, network performance monitoring solution should: Manage network performance monitoring functions from one central point. Monitor… Continue Reading →

Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage and Red Hat Ceph

In the last half century, data storage has evolved from raw data blocks through structured files. Conventional file systems can only scale so far and even the best clustered file systems have size and performance limits. With the explosion of… Continue Reading →

Advantages & Efficiencies of Oracle SPARC S7 Server Over Commodity Alternatives

This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this offering to a similar x86 offering.

The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:

Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5 processor
Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration and security

The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.

EMC VCE VxRail Appliance Cost & Maintenance Advantages

While there are significant potential benefits when an organization migrates to a hyper-converged system, true cost and real life experience are critical to the decision making process. In order to effectively establish a case for going to one platform vs. another, strong fact-based analytical methodologies and approaches are needed.

In this paper the case for Hyper-Converged Appliances, and in particular the EMC VCE VxRail Appliance, is made from both cost and measureable effort perspectives. Strict reliance on measurables was used in lieu of anecdotal observations or customer quoted benefits in order to provide realistic and repeatable analysis.

Oracle Software in Silicon

A key challenge for enterprise IT is maintaining high performance, while meeting increasingly stringent requirements for security and reliability. In addition, budget constraints, and a seemingly endless sprawl of physical and virtual systems, increase delivery complexity. Enterprise IT managers continue to face difficult decisions on how to deliver enterprise performance, security, and reliability to users within their budgets.

Considering the value added by Big Data, Cloud, Database Farming, and blazing application speed on purpose-built platforms, business managers and IT executives considering solutions to run increasingly complex applications face a dizzying array of vendor platforms.

This technical/business white paper assesses new infrastructure choices from Oracle, and how they can help organizations meet their performance and security requirements without tradeoffs.

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Economics Justification Evaluation

Hitachi Data Systems commissioned Edison Group, Inc. to conduct a Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) economics study to evaluate the total cost of ownership (TCO) and total cost of acquisition (TCA) that could be realized from migrating self-build deployments, including… Continue Reading →

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