White Papers

Powering The Public Sector’s Next Generation Data Center with Flash Storage

The next-generation data center will be a more agile, scalable and automated infrastructure, enabling enterprise users to respond quickly to changing requirements and expand capacity and performance on demand without downtime. To that end, data center managers need storage systems that will let them deploy new applications faster and with greater agility. Flash drives are…

Flash Storage for Dummies

Learn to: Optimize storage performance Leverage flash in hybrid array storage with intelligent caching Identify workloads well suited for all-flash storage Reduce the footprint of your storage infrastructure

Getting a Single View of Your Federal IT Enterprise

The advent of technological advances such as cloud services, mobility and virtualization have contributed significantly to helping federal agencies do more with less. But as federal agencies adopt these emerging technologies and new architectural models, they also are increasing the complexity and diversity of the IT infrastructures they must maintain and operate.

Storage Solutions Optimized to Meet Data Center Demands

Across most organizations, advances in storage and network solutions are being leveraged to modernize IT operations. The combination of multi-tier storage, including primary and secondary storage devices, along with sophisticated data management capabilities such as snapshots, mirroring, and vaulting, and ubiquitous IP connectivity is enabling public and private sector organizations to integrate and manage IT…

Conquering Modern Day Cyber Threats

Cyber-attacks continue to be a huge challenge for the federal government. While much progress has been made, keeping up with the sophistication and pace of these threats requires more effective analytics, security workflow, and infrastructure needs. Find out what ThunderCat’s Cyber Security Solutions Architect, Justin Robinson, thinks about the current state of these threats and…

Wrangling Actionable Insights from Organizational Data

Needless to say, flourishing data growth challenges organizations as they struggle to find ways to derive meaning from all of the information generated. The struggle is especially difficult for those in the public sector because the data is: 1) growing exponentially; 2) arriving from multiple channels; 3)gaining in complexity; 4) requiring strictly mandated security controls.…

Step-by-Step Guide to Success in the Next Wave of the Data Center Consolidation

[two_third] This guide will review what was discussed in the previous webcast: Learn from the CTO of the Nuclear Security Agency how the NSA met the unanticipated challenges of their data center consolidation Understand and anticipate the changes in IT staff roles and skills that consolidated operations will require Recognize the impact of consolidation and…

Cybersecurity Research Report: Agencies Battle Cyber Threats, Budget Cuts

[two_third] Many government officials fret about their agency’s approach to risk assessment or the need for continuous monitoring and more holistic security solutions. Many also believe that their agencies are ill-prepared to deal with these challenges, and complain about understaffing or inadequately trained IT staff. And budget dollars are increasingly hard to come by in an…

FDCCI Strategy Guide

A  whitepaper by ThunderCat and Knight Point, to help set up your data center consolidation and asset management strategy. You’ll find out how their unique consolidation tool, Hercules, can help you use the principles and components of active asset management to: Understand key drivers for the initiative Define the requirements and goals Execute the project successfully…

Top 5 Data Center Consolidation Lessons Learned

This document contains five helpful hints, including things to look for and pitfalls to avoid when going through data center relocations and consolidations. These common mistakes and easy-to-implement ideas are based on real world experiences of a variety of agencies in the Federal space.