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Secure Printing Using ThinPrint, Citrix and IGEL: Solution Guide
This solution guide outlines some of the regulatory issues any business faces when it prints sensitive material. It discusses how a Citrix-IGEL-ThinPrint bundled solution meets regulation criteria such as HIPAA standards and the EU’s soon-to-be-enacted General Data Protection Regulations without diminishing user convenience and productivity.

Print data is generally unencrypted and almost always contains personal, proprietary or sensitive information. Even a simple print request sent from an employee may potentially pose a high security risk for an organization if not adequately monitored and managed. To put it bluntly, the printing processes that are repeated countless times every day at many organizations are great ways for proprietary data to end up in the wrong hands.

Mitigating this risk, however, should not impact the workforce flexibility and productivity print-anywhere capabilities deliver. Organizations seek to adopt print solutions that satisfy government-mandated regulations for protecting end users and that protect proprietary organizational data — all while providing a first-class desktop and application experience for users.

This solution guide outlines some of the regulatory issues any business faces when it prints sensitive material. It discusses how a Citrix-IGEL-ThinPrint bundled solution meets regulation criteria such as HIPAA standards and the EU’s soon-to-be-enacted General Data Protection Regulations without diminishing user convenience and productivity.

Finally, this guide provides high-level directions and recommendations for the deployment of the bundled solution.

High Availability Clusters in VMware vSphere without Sacrificing Features or Flexibility
This paper explains the challenges of moving important applications from traditional physical servers to virtualized environments, such as VMware vSphere in order to take advantage of key benefits such as configuration flexibility, data and application mobility, and efficient use of IT resources and highlights six key facts you should know about HA protection in VMware vSphere environments that can save you money.

Many large enterprises are moving important applications from traditional physical servers to virtualized environments, such as VMware vSphere in order to take advantage of key benefits such as configuration flexibility, data and application mobility, and efficient use of IT resources.

Realizing these benefits with business critical applications, such as SQL Server or SAP can pose several challenges. Because these applications need high availability and disaster recovery protection, the move to a virtual environment can mean adding cost and complexity and limiting the use of important VMware features. This paper explains these challenges and highlights six key facts you should know about HA protection in VMware vSphere environments that can save you money.

Understanding Windows Server Cluster Quorum Options
This white paper discusses the key concepts you need to configure a failover clustering environment to protect SQL Server in the cloud.
This white paper discusses the key concepts you need to configure a failover clustering environment to protect SQL Server in the cloud. Understand the options for configuring the cluster Quorum to meet your specific needs. Learn the benefits and key takeaways for providing high availability for SQL Server in a public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google) environment.
Implementing High Availability in a Linux Environment
This white paper explores how organizations can lower both CapEx and OpEx running high-availability applications in a Linux environment without sacrificing performance or security.
Using open source solutions can dramatically reduce capital expenditures, especially for software licensing fees. But most organizations also understand that open source software needs more “care and feeding” than commercial software—sometimes substantially more- potentially causing operating expenditures to increase well above any potential savings in CapEx. This white paper explores how organizations can lower both CapEx and OpEx running high-availability applications in a Linux environment without sacrificing performance or security.
Controlling Cloud Costs without Sacrificing Availability or Performance
This white paper is to help prevent cloud services sticker shock from occurring ever again and to help make your cloud investments more effective.
After signing up with a cloud service provider, you receive a bill that causes sticker shock. There are unexpected and seemingly excessive charges, and those responsible seem unable to explain how this could have happened. The situation is critical because the amount threatens to bust the budget unless cost-saving changes are made immediately. The objective of this white paper is to help prevent cloud services sticker shock from occurring ever again.
Lift and Shift Backup and Disaster Recovery Scenario for Google Cloud: Step by Step Guide
There are many new challenges, and reasons, to migrate workloads to the cloud. Especially for public cloud, like Google Cloud Platform. Whether it is for backup, disaster recovery, or production in the cloud, you should be able to leverage the cloud platform to solve your technology challenges. In this step-by-step guide, we outline how GCP is positioned to be one of the easiest cloud platforms for app development. And, the critical role data protection as-as-service (DPaaS) can play.

There are many new challenges, and reasons, to migrate workloads to the cloud.

For example, here are four of the most popular:

  • Analytics and Machine learning (ML) are everywhere. Once you have your data in a cloud platform like Google Cloud Platform, you can leverage their APIs to run analytics and ML on everything.
  • Kubernetes is powerful and scalable, but transitioning legacy apps to Kubernetes can be daunting.
  • SAP HANA is a secret weapon. With high mem instances in the double digit TeraBytes migrating SAP to a cloud platform is easier than ever.
  • Serverless is the future for application development. With CloudSQL, Big Query, and all the other serverless solutions, cloud platforms like GCP are well positioned to be the easiest platform for app development.

Whether it is for backup, disaster recovery, or production in the cloud, you should be able to leverage the cloud platform to solve your technology challenges. In this step-by-step guide, we outline how GCP is positioned to be one of the easiest cloud platforms for app development. And, the critical role data protection as-as-service (DPaaS) can play.

Ten Topics to Discuss with your Cloud Provider
Find the “just right” cloud for your business. For this white paper, we will focus on existing applications (vs. new application services) that require high levels of performance and security, but that also enable customers to meet specific cost expectations.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of cloud services available to organizations. In many cases, the capabilities of the service, adjusted for cost, matter more to decision makers than the infrastructure itself. As an example, the underlying infrastructure that supports common business software such as Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365, is rarely scrutinized, as the products are trusted solely on the brand’s reputation.

Choosing the right cloud service for your organization, or for your target customer if you are a managed service provider, can be time consuming and effort intensive. For this paper, we will focus on existing applications (vs. new application services) that require high levels of performance and security, but that also enable customers to meet specific cost expectations. Topics covered include:
•    Global access and availability
•    Cloud management
•    Application performance
•    Security and compliance

Step-by-Step: Configuring Amazon EC2 for Business-Critical Applications
In this eBook, the author describes in great detail what is needed to prepare the EC2 infrastructure to support business-critical applications clustered with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC).
AWS guarantees that if two or more instances are deployed in different availability zones (AZs), at least one of those instances will have external connectivity. The SLA does not guarantee that the application running inside the instance will be available. To address availability of the application, users will need to take additional steps to monitor the application and recover it should a failure occur.

In this eBook, the author describes in great detail what is needed to prepare the EC2 infrastructure to support business-critical applications clustered with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). In order to qualify for the 99.99 percent availability, instances must be deployed across multiple AZs. Readers will learn how to design EC2 infrastructure to support cross-AZ failover clustering.
Get a Grip on Your Local IT with Edge Computing
Edge computing provides a reliable, easy-to-manage, and affordable infrastructure for your remote locations. New technologies are constantly changing the IT landscape. These developments force organizations to critically review their technical architecture. This is particularly true for businesses with remote locations. In this white paper, you will learn what edge computing is, how it helps you modernize your infrastructure, and how it enables you to get a grip on your remote IT resources.

Edge computing provides a reliable, easy-to-manage, and affordable infrastructure for your remote locations.

New technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), are changing the IT landscape. IoT deployments enable businesses to make more intelligent decisions, help streamline business processes, and improve the customer experience. These developments force organizations to critically review their technical architecture. This is particularly true for businesses with various remote locations. For these organizations, IoT technology requires local data processing, as direct-to-cloud communication may not be reliable or fast enough to process vast amounts of time-sensitive data. Therefore, the local IT infrastructure is becoming just as critical as the IT resources located at central locations or in the data center.

Unfortunately, the resiliency, scalability, security, and availability at central locations do not inherently exist remotely. In addition, remote locations often lack skilled IT staff.

To innovate, local infrastructures need to evolve to match the criticality of the new workloads.

Regardless of size, businesses need a solid and simple infrastructure that is scalable and easy to manage, both remotely and locally.

Edge computing can make this happen. In this white paper, you will learn what edge computing is, how it helps you modernize your infrastructure, and how it enables you to get a grip on your remote IT resources.

What is Edge Computing?

Edge computing is a physical computing infrastructure intentionally located outside the four walls of the data center. Therefore, storage compute resources can be placed where they are needed.

Running on a small hardware footprint, an edge computing infrastructure collects and processes vast quantities of data, which can then be uploaded to a centralized data center or the cloud. Edge computing acts as a high-performance bridge from local compute to both private and public clouds.

Build a Better vSAN
This white paper explores the development of a next-generation virtualized storage area network (vSAN) that provides high performance, data integrity, and cost-efficiency. Addressing the limitations of traditional VMware vSAN, it emphasizes the need for a solution that integrates seamlessly into a hypervisor, supports deduplication at the core, and offers robust data resiliency, including maintaining access during multiple hardware failures.
Building a superior Virtual Storage Area Network (vSAN) involves addressing traditional solutions' performance, resilience, and cost shortcomings. The next-generation vSAN, like VergeIO's VergeOS, integrates storage and hypervisor functionalities into a single efficient code base, matching the capabilities of dedicated storage arrays while maintaining the cost advantage of vSANs.

Key improvements include:
  • Hypervisor Integration: Seamless integration for better performance and scalability.
  • Cost Efficiency:  Eliminates expensive server hardware and storage controllers.
  • Built-in Deduplication: Core-level deduplication for minimal performance impact, maximum efficiency, and significant cost savings.
  • Intelligent Hardware Failure Protection: Enhanced resilience with data copies across multiple nodes and drives.
  • Advanced Snapshot Capabilities: Unlimited, efficient and independent snapshots.
The white paper "Build a Better vSAN" offers an in-depth analysis of these advancements, providing insights on improving vSAN performance, ensuring data integrity, and reducing storage costs. This approach sets a new standard in virtualized storage solutions, offering the reliability of dedicated storage arrays at vSAN prices.