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Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today announced the publication of a free white paper that provides best practices for successfully transitioning data to new storage platforms. While upgrading and/or expanding storage can deliver a number of benefits, it can also result in stalled applications, lost data, business disruptions, and immobilized end users. Understanding the challenges in advance can ensure a smooth migration process for better performance, utilization & cost-savings. The white paper - Moving data successfully: Take 10 for a smooth transition to new storage (http://www.sanpulse.com/content/white-paper-10-steps-best-practices-migrations) - provides 10 steps - six before, two during, and two after performing a migration - to ensure success. Following this guide can red... (more)

Queplix Data Virtualization Platform Integrates with NoSQL Databases

Queplix Corp., a provider of data virtualization, on Tuesday introduced new Application Software Blades for Hive, HBase and Cassandra. Queplix is the first vendor to deliver a NoSQL data integration environment expanding the opportunity to leverage data from any database technology regardless of its structure - relational, object-oriented, XML, or NoSQL. Intelligent Application Software Blades enable the Queplix Virtual Data Manager platform to securely connect to many different source applications and data. The new software blades for NoSQL databases can identify and extract ke... (more)

MDM and the Big Bang

Perhaps the biggest problem to consume organizations over the past few years was to target the implementation of MDM as the Big Bang deliverable. The Big Bang deliverable is any MDM project where the goal of the project is the total integration of all consuming operational systems by one date. I am personally not aware of a single project where this goal was achieved without delay for one reason or another. Not one. I visit many accounts and I always ask the question and I almost always get the same answer. I’m not asking for the formal reference and the customer story that the v... (more)

SAP UEM by Knoa Change Management

This product overview of SAP User Experience Management by Knoa details the advantages, performance and functionality of one of the leading products in the user experience management space as presented to ASUG in June 2012. View the video overview here [YouTube]. This specific video covers Change Management and Risk Reduction and is presented in two parts: PART 1 is the presentation that defines best practice in change management and associated risk reduction. PART 2 DEMO is the live demo that shows the various analytics dashboards that power the process from beginning to end. ... (more)

Insider’s Guide to Evaluating Virtual Server Backup Software

For the first time, users have a comprehensive Buyer's Guide for Virtual Server Backup Software to assist them in the all-important buying decision while removing the mystery behind which choice is best suited for their needs. Designed to take out the heavy lifting needed to best understand what solutions exist that are ideally suited to handle key management and technology functions in virtualized server environments, this first Annual Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide is an "at-a-glance" comparison of the vendor landscape and will serve as a complement for deep evalu... (more)