Tandem Installation of Storwize V7000 &Tivoli Endpoint Security Optimizes Server Function - It can be a bleak day for the CIO, CFO, or both, when he or she realizes that the business’s servers are getting beyond their capacity, and must soon be replaced. Judicious selection of IT appliances may solve the outgrown server problem at far less cost to the company, while still allowing the company to grow its data storage capacity, maintain or restore computer speed of function, and adopt improved security measures.
Tandem Installation of Storwize V7000 &Tivoli Endpoint Security Optimizes Server Function
By Chris Devlin
Feb 2, 2012 - 12:14:12 AM
The biggest IT developments for 2011
and 2012 are looking to be security related. On the one hand, IT
security threats to average and ordinary businesses are increasing,
as hackers become more numerous and prolific, and as the amounts of
electronic data available increases. On the other hand, the surging
business demand for security products has brought a lot of new
security programs and devices onto the market, at more and more
Many security solutions are installed
onto or integrated with the company’s servers, and consequently
consume a certain amount of server capacity. Tivoli, however, is an
endpoint security device, not requiring server reconfiguration. It
can cost as little as $39 or $40 per endpoint which makes it easily
scalable if a company anticipates changes in its number of devices or
users over time. Also, when at some point a server must be upgraded,
the Tivoli security can stay in place through the server transition.
Another way to delay the evil day when
the costs of new servers must be faced is to install the appliance
called Storwize V7000 between the server and the end users. Storwize
V7000 compresses data in real time, right as it is entered. At a
minimum, Storwize can be expected to half the amount of storage space
required for uncompressed data, and some companies have seen it
decrease the storage used to between one quarter and one fifth of the
storage capacity used to store their data. This has the functional
effect of doubling or quadrupling the servers’ storage capacity,
for much less than the cost of a new server.
Tandem installation of a security
system and a data compression appliance is advised because the more
data your business has stored in a single unified or interconnected
IT system, the more vulnerable your business is to hacking and IT
intrusion. Depending upon the nature of your business, the legal
notification requirements regarding whom a business must inform, and
how a business must inform them, regarding a data breach that might
have exposed customers or business partners’ credit card numbers,
bank account numbers, or other personal or financial information, can
be costly and embarrassing.
If your company is hoping to continue
to use older servers, while adopting up to date IT security and
electronic record keeping, the tandem installation of a data
compression appliance such as Storewize V7000, and end point security
such as Tivoli storage manager,
is a cost effective, prudent, and efficient solution to explore.
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