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      • Zero backup plus traditional backup equals improved data protection

        Many shops today struggle with growing backup data sets, slow restore times and shrinking backup windows. Using snapshots with replication for a "near-CDP" solution can ease these issues. There are a number of ways this approach can be performed, each with strengths and weaknesses. This drill down offers information about using snapshots and replication to complement your traditional backup strategy.

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      • Electronic discovery management in the age of big data

        Electronic discovery management can be a daunting task as data volumes grow exponentially. Many organizations find themselves completely reworking their information management strategies in response to legal and regulatory requirements that dictate their responsibility for information that might -- or might not -- be needed for litigation purposes. In this SearchCompliance handbook, learn cutting-edge e-discovery strategies to avoid legal complications in the big data era.

        The first piece looks at how information classification is the essential first step to e-discovery in the age of big data. The second piece discusses data management policy must-haves to ensure effective e-discovery if information is needed for litigation purposes. Our third piece offers key strategies to ensure cloud provider contract agreements meet the organization's e-discovery management and legal requirements.

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      • API management connects apps and platforms, fosters collaboration

        Expect sparks to fly and software professionals to gobble up API management advice. APIs, a set of tools and resources to connect applications and platforms, have been the talk of IT town for a while and, according to Forrester Research analyst John Hammond, there's no end in sight. In fact, the market is expected to grow by a minimum of $100 million a year.

        This three-part guide looks at how software developers are making use of APIs to address long-standing issues with application connectivity. It also examines how APIs -- through enhanced integration and interoperability -- are opening doors to increased software collaboration in the enterprise. First, IT journalist Crystal Bedell highlights the advantages of what's called an "API-first approach" to software development. Next, enterprise architect Todd Biske gets serious with an in-depth look at some of the most important aspects of API management: instrumentation, analytics and reporting. Enterprise architect Michael Ogrinz closes with a business case for selecting different development languages for application development and API construction.

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      • How to manage and monitor the converged network

        The network is converging. Voice, video, and storage and data networks are already converged, and more recently networking pros have had to tackle virtual networks, mobile devices and cloud services. Up next: software-defined networks. It's a lot to manage and monitor, and our tools must keep up.

        In this Technical Guide, our experts consider all these convergences and how best to manage and monitor them. The focus is largely on mobility and SDN, but it also includes a chapter focused on the user perspective and, hence, concerns about how to best manage and monitor application performance.

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      • Simplifying branch office management

        Branch IT managers face a very dynamic environment. The number of branches is rising, telecommuting is increasing, and the demand for applications is expanding. You need to take a proactive approach, classify branches, and establish SLAs that tie to each class and can then be met through the deployment of various technologies. Get answers to your toughest branch office management questions and more in this e-book.

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      • Three new takes on WAN optimization

        Once considered new technology, WAN optimization is now widespread, and enterprises are including it in their networks from the start. Now that WAN optimization is mature, what's the next step for WAN management? Application delivery optimization and WAN aggregation are now on the radar, as is an all-in-one solution that integrates WAN optimization with management and security.

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      • The ultimate guide to WAN optimization technology

        Today’s businesses rely on wide area networks (WANs) more than ever before, placing unprecedented demands on geographically dispersed networks that must function 24x7. This e-book explains the drivers leading to the WAN’s critical role and examines the strategies and technologies you can employ to manage traffic, increase performance and get costs under control, whether you do it yourself or use a service provider. Learn how to overcome these challenges with WAN optimization technology.

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  • Enterprise Hadoop: Ready for prime time?

    Many vendors are pitching Hadoop as the foundation for enterprise data management environments that delivers information and insights to business users and serves as a hub for other data systems and applications. In the era of big data, the case for Hadoop is strong: Hadoop provides a cost-effective way to ingest, store and process large volumes of multi-structured data. With Hadoop, organizations can store all data in its original format and provide a system of record for the enterprise. Even more, they can bring the applications to Hadoop and process the data in place.

    But does reality square with the promise today? Are companies willing to trust their enterprise data to Hadoop? The big question is whether Hadoop is ready to support enterprise-scale, production environments where data can't be corrupted or inconsistent. Does Hadoop have adequate management, monitoring, backup, recovery and security features? What are the major gaps today and what are vendors doing to plug the holes? At what point can companies trust production computing environments to Hadoop? This report, based on a comprehensive survey of business intelligence professionals and interviews with experts in the field, addresses these questions.

  • Overcome today's disaster recovery challenges

    The use of devices not connected to a local network is a challenge for IT staffs tasked with protecting data on those devices. Completing backups within a reasonable timeframe has become an issue for organizations. Some organizations are opting for alternatives to traditional backup to address these challenges. The cloud has been pushed as an alternative to tape for offsite storage for disaster recovery. However, there are challenges with this approach and with protecting applications running in the cloud.

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  • Zero backup plus traditional backup equals improved data protection

    Many shops today struggle with growing backup data sets, slow restore times and shrinking backup windows. Using snapshots with replication for a "near-CDP" solution can ease these issues. There are a number of ways this approach can be performed, each with strengths and weaknesses. This drill down offers information about using snapshots and replication to complement your traditional backup strategy.

  • Electronic discovery management in the age of big data

    Electronic discovery management can be a daunting task as data volumes grow exponentially. Many organizations find themselves completely reworking their information management strategies in response to legal and regulatory requirements that dictate their responsibility for information that might -- or might not -- be needed for litigation purposes. In this SearchCompliance handbook, learn cutting-edge e-discovery strategies to avoid legal complications in the big data era.

    The first piece looks at how information classification is the essential first step to e-discovery in the age of big data. The second piece discusses data management policy must-haves to ensure effective e-discovery if information is needed for litigation purposes. Our third piece offers key strategies to ensure cloud provider contract agreements meet the organization's e-discovery management and legal requirements.

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