|Author||: Tony Bishop|
|Release Date||: 2009-09-02|
|ISBN 10||: 0080959369|
|Pages||: 224 pages|
Financial markets are witnessing an unprecedented explosion in the availability of data, and the firms that survive will be able to leverage this information to increase their profit and expand their opportunities in a global world. Financial firms have two options: to build their own data centers or to outsource them to hosting services such as Google and Amazon ‘cloud’ services. While outsourcing data centers is a trend for small firms, it is not applicable to bigger firms who want more control over their huge amounts of data. Large firms thus build their own data centers. In such an environment, the CIO’s ability is crucial to lead an effective data strategy to capture, process and connect data to all the relevant lines of business. At the core of this strategy lies the data center – the repository of all information. In recognition of the importance of information, firms are rushing to invest in data centers, but they are finding that just throwing technology at the problem is not good enough. Despite the investments, data centers prove frustrating in terms of inefficiencies and rising costs, directly cutting into the profitability of lines of business that they serve. While there are books that discuss the mechanics, hardware and technicalities of data centers, no book has yet made the connection between enterprise strategy and data center investment, design and management. This book is a solution driven book for management demonstrating how to leverage technology to manage the seemingly infinite amount of data available today. Each chapter offers cutting-edge management and technology solutions to effectively manage data through data centers. • Feature: Presents cutting-edge technology solutions not available in one place until now • Benefit: Saves time going to numerous websites, calling vendors, going to conferences • Feature: Includes step-by-step instructions on how to implement a data center strategy based on the author’s recent success with Wachovia’s data center • Benefit: Readers can follow these steps with confidence that they will work and not have to re-invent the wheel • Feature: Demonstrates how business and IT can be aligned in financial services • Benefit: Demonstrating this alignment is crucial for any proposal for IT related resources today
This document brings together a set of latest data points and publicly available information relevant for Financial Services. We are very excited to share this content and believe that readers will benefit from this periodic publication immensely.
|Author||: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government|
|Release Date||: 2012|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
A resource for information executives, the online version of CIO offers executive programs, research centers, general discussion forums, online information technology links, and reports on information technology issues.
|Publisher||: Information Gatekeepers Inc|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Cisco® Nexus switches and the new NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming the new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking. NX-OS builds on Cisco IOS to provide advanced features that will be increasingly crucial to efficient data center operations. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching is the definitive guide to utilizing these powerful new capabilities in enterprise environments. In this book, three Cisco consultants cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the data center. They review the key NX-OS enhancements for high availability, virtualization, In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU), and security. In this book, you will discover support and configuration best practices for working with Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols and networks, implementing multicasting, maximizing serviceability, providing consistent network and storage services, and much more. The authors present multiple command-line interface (CLI) commands, screen captures, realistic configurations, and troubleshooting tips—all based on their extensive experience working with customers who have successfully deployed Nexus switches in their data centers. Learn how Cisco NX-OS builds on and differs from IOS Work with NX-OS user modes, management interfaces, and system files Configure Layer 2 networking: VLANs/private VLANs, STP, virtual port channels, and unidirectional link detection Configure Layer 3 EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs) Set up IP multicasting with PIM, IGMP, and MSDP Secure NX-OS with SSH, Cisco TrustSec, ACLs, port security, DHCP snooping, Dynamic ARP inspection, IP Source Guard, keychains, Traffic Storm Control, and more Build high availability networks using process modularity and restart, stateful switchover, nonstop forwarding, and in-service software upgrades Utilize NX-OS embedded serviceability, including Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Smart Call Home, Configuration Checkpoint/Rollback, and NetFlow Use the NX-OS Unified Fabric to simplify infrastructure and provide ubiquitous network and storage services Run NX-OS on Nexus 1000V server-based software switches This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.