Mein Schiff Fleet Stays on Course With SANsymphony

July 2016 saw the launch of Mein Schiff 5, the newest cruise ship in the TUI Cruises fleet. The IT infrastructure for the first five members of the fleet was designed on land by BSH IT Solutions, implemented on board within a very narrow time frame, and maintained at sea via the BSH data centers in Greven.DataCore’s software-defined SANsymphony™ storage platform delivers highly available and high-performance storage capacity for VMware, SQL and Exchange,

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Octo Consulting Group

At Octo, the difference is clear. It's in our DNA. We're a want-it-more, obsessed-with-client-success consulting firm. We're hungry for results and stop and nothing to deliver on every engagement. We founded Octo Consulting Group in 2006 as a fresh alternative to the traditional consulting choices. We all have backgrounds from big firms and big schools. Today, we're all at Octo because we believe in creating the biggest impact.

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The Modern Data Center Report

whitePaper | February 25, 2020

To understand the current data center landscape and what’s changing-and to pinpoint the challenges and solutions available to IT leaders as they rethink their data centers-Forbes Insights surveyed 150 senior IT executives and data center managers for their perspectives on the future of the data center. Read this report to learn more.

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Data Center & Infrastructure Report

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

IT professionals continuously tackle new and ongoing challenges in connection to the operation and performance of their infrastructure. Managing an organization’s IT infrastructure is a demanding responsibility requiring experience, strategic thinking and the ability to balance current technology challenges and future opportunities.Service Express surveyed IT professionals on a variety of topics from changing technology to plans regarding the use of a hybrid approach to finding the optimal solutions within their data center environments. We think you will find these insights useful in understanding how IT professionals are prioritizing and acting on current and future needs and opportunities.

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Overcoming IT Monitoring Tool Sprawl with a Single-Pane-of-Glass Solution

whitePaper | January 8, 2020

For years, IT managers have been seeking a single-pane-of-glass tool that can help them monitor and manage all aspects of their IT infrastructure – from desktops to servers, hardware to application code, and network to storage. But many fail to achieve this as they do not know how to implement a single-pane-of-glass solution.

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Cisco ACI and F5 BIG-IP Design Guide

whitePaper | May 12, 2022

The document discusses load balancer design considerations and deployment options in Cisco ACI, specifically with F5 BIG-IP from three aspects: network design, F5 design, and multi-tenant design. This document covers features up to Cisco ACI Release 5.2. One of the key considerations of the network design with load balancer is to ensure incoming and return traffic go through the same load balancer (one exception is direct server return (DSR), which doesn't have this requirement). There are various options you can use to insert the load balancer. One way is to use the load balancer as a gateway for servers or as a routing next hop for routing instances. Another option is to use Source Network Address Translation (SNAT) on the load balancer or use ACI Policy-Based Redirect (PBR) to make the return traffic go back to the load balancer.

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Migration Strategies for the Core Infrastructure of Telco Operators

whitePaper | March 3, 2020

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand, operators are considering network migration to meet this growing demand. As a result, the NFV/SDN market is growing considerably, with Ovum estimating that the market will reach $48.2 billion in 2023. There are undoubtedly many benefits to network migration, including:

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The Gorilla Guide to Converged Infrastructure

whitePaper | January 7, 2020

Discover the Power of Converged Infrastructure and learn how Converged and Hyperconverged Infrastructure Compare and Contrast. The more automated the delivery of the right storage to the right data, and the delivery of the right protection, preservation and privacy services to the right data, the more appropriate the infrastructure option is. This was supposedly what the storage vendors were working on when the SAN world was disrupted by the virtual server crowd. Converged Infrastructure is intent on returning us to that course. The purpose of this guide is to provide the IT planner or server administrator with background information that will assist them as they consider alternatives for hosting their mission-critical workloads and their data.

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