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Resource Library

Corporate Backgrounder (731 KB pdf)

IT products and services. OEM/embedded computing solutions. New and used test equipment sales, rentals, and leasing. From the friendly professionals at Continental Resources.

Case Studies

E-Books

Multimedia

Video: F5 Security Vignette: iHealth

Security is a never ending battle. The bad guys advance, we counter, they cross over ... you're just never done. To give our side an edge we do a lot of research.

Video: F5 Security Vignette: Hacktivism Attack

If we were going to sum up the role of security in corporate IT today we'd have to say it's to "be prepared." This series looks at many of those security concerns which can be addressed proactively, before they are exploited or become a fire drill.

Video: F5 Security: The Changing Threat Landscape

The global security threat landscape is rapidly evolving and has changed dramatically in ways unfathomable just a few years ago. Due to this growing complexity and the rise of many unknown forces in the battle for information and causes, customers must rethink how they protect their network, applications, and data from ever-changing threats.

Webinar: Oracle: Discover What the World's Fastest Database Machine Can Do for You (29270 MB flv)

Oracle’s customers are saying that Oracle Exadata is helping them exceed their own expectations—pushing database performance, facilitating decision-making, and cutting budgets thanks to new levels of efficiency. Join Ben Muise, ConRes Senior Systems Engineer, for an in-depth update on Oracle Exadata's game-changing technology. Ben has been with ConRes for 25 years supporting Fortune 1000 companies, government and academia. In this informative webinar you'll learn why a database machine that delivers extreme performance for online transaction processing and data warehousing applications can revolutionize your business.

Webinar: Oracle Exadata Forrester (37752 MB flv)

Join Forrester Research for an informative webinar on how Oracle Exadata Database Machine provides faster reporting and just-in-time queries and scalability to meet future storage requirements.

Video: ConRes HP Capabilities (28023 MB flv)

Join Laura Leonti, ConRes HP Product Specialist as she gives an overview of the HP Solutions and Services ConRes offers.
Video: ConRes: Dynamic Data Center

Video: ConRes: Dynamic Data Center (50297 MB flv)

In this video learn how a Dynamic Data Center (now called FlexPod) is an IT architecture that offers a comprehensive strategic solution to a range of data-storage and management headaches—which, in turn, generates rapid and robust ROI.

Video: ConRes: Exchange Server Migration (40012 MB flv)

Join Paul Begley, Solution Architect, as he discusses how to leverage ConRes' strong partnerships with NetApp and Microsoft in an Exchange Server Migration.

Video: ConRes: Advanced Capacity Management (31470 MB flv)

Ben Muise is a Senior Systems Engineer with Continental Resources. He has been with ConRes for 25 years and has spent the last 5 years specializing in server consolidation and virtualization. In this informative video Ben talks about how Oracle's M4000/5000 series can help you address server consolidation.

Webinar: Oracle: Boost Data Storage Efficiency with Open Storage (42337 MB flv)

Oracle's Sun Open Storage solutions offer more flexibility and superior storage economics than traditional data storage architecture, and allow IT teams to quickly find and fix issues, minimize downtime, and reduce the cost of deployment. Join us and learn more about how you can leverage the benefits of open storage to meet today’s challenging storage requirements.

Webinar: ConRes: The Role of Tape in Today's Enterprise (ConRes and Forrester Research) (61387 MB flv)

If you think tape is dead, think again. Despite the perception that tape is an older technology, tape, tape drives and libraries continue to develop with new technology, performance and ROI. Join Continental Resources (ConRes) Solutions Architect, Mark Marro and Rachel Dines from Forrester Research as they answer the question "What is the role of tape in today’s enterprise?"

Webinar: Open Storage - A High Performance Solution That Fits Your Budget (42815 MB flv)

Is exponential data growth challenging your IT managers to scale storage capacity while delivering high performance and staying within tight IT budgets? Join Continental Resources (ConRes) and Frost & Sullivan experts for an in-depth discussion on how Open Storage solutions combine the benefits of open-source software with industry-standard hardware – reducing your reliance on high-priced systems and saving up to 70% on storage costs.

Brochures & Catalogs

Partner Profiles

Partner Profile: HP (395 KB pdf)

HP & ConRes are Specialist Partners. HP specifications; solution offerings; and key customer segments.

Partner Profile: NetApp (325 KB pdf)

ConRes and NetApp partner to offer efficient,high performing storage solutions. Leverage our 45 professional service engineers and over 300 certifications to implement an end to end data center solution.

Partner Profile: Hitachi (367 KB pdf)

ConRes is a Hitachi Data Systems Platinum Partner, delivering performance, availability and scalability — supporting business critical applications and strengthening competitive advantage.

Partner Profile: IBM (350 KB pdf)

ConRes is an IBM Premier Business Partner with certifications and professional service capabilities across a broad spectrum of IBM hardware and software solutions.

Partner Profile: VMware (369 KB pdf)

ConRes is a VMware Premier Level Solution Provider, the highest partner level a VAR can achieve and one of only a handful in the United States.

Partner Profile: Cisco (477 KB pdf)

ConRes is a Cisco Systems Gold Partner (National) with specializations such as advanced data center networking infrastructure, mobile Internet technology and advanced data center storage.

Partner Profile: Oracle (423 KB pdf)

Oracle (and Sun) & ConRes have been partners since 1995. Oracle (and Sun) specifications; solution offerings; and key customers segments.

Partner Profile: Symantec (317 KB pdf)

Symantec & ConRes have been partners for over 15 years. Symantec solution offerings & practices; technical accreditations; Symantec sales solution accreditations and Symantec implementation capability.

Presentations

Solution Sheets

Data Sheet: Managed Services Solutions (816 KB pdf)

ConRes provides an assortment of remote services to monitor, administer and manage your systems and networks on a 24/7 basis using ConRes hired engineers.

Solution Sheet: Cisco TelePresence Experience (540 KB pdf)

Cisco TelePresence delivers a more social, more visual, more virtual way to communicate and collaborate with an experience so lifelike and natural it feels like you’re in the same room.

Solution Brief: HP CloudSystem: Exploit the Cloud (823 KB pdf)

HP Converged Cloud is the industry’s only hybrid delivery approach and portfolio based on a common architecture that enables you to build, manage, secure, and use cloud services that span private, managed, and public clouds, as well as traditional IT.

Data Sheet: HP StoreAll Storage (520 KB pdf)

HP StoreAll Storage massively scales to billions of files and objects without the limitations or complexity of a traditional NAS system.

Data Sheet: Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches (788 KB pdf)

The Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series is the next generation of enterprise-class stackable access-layer switches that provide full convergence between wired and wireless on a single platform.

Data Sheet: Oracle SL150 Tape Library (373 KB pdf)

The StorageTek SL150 emphasizes simplicity and reduces costs through exceptional
scalability, common storage management tools and do-it-yourself installation and upgrades.

SmartRes: Cisco First Call Service (667 KB pdf)

SmartRes service is a solution driven approach to customer service that allows us to better understand your network, respond faster, and reduce your support costs.

Data Sheet: Cisco Unified Computing Systems Hardware (583 KB pdf)

Mainly focusing on the Cisco UCS C-Series and B-Series blade servers, this at-a-glance sheet charts other Cisco UCS hardware, such as Cisco UCS 6200 fabric interconnects, virtual interface cards, R-Series racks, 5108 blade server chassis and fabric extenders.

Data Sheet: Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server (548 KB pdf)

The Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server is designed for performance and expandability over a wide range of storage-intensive infrastructure workloads, from big data to collaboration.

Data Sheet: Hitachi Content Platform

Data Sheet: Hitachi Content Platform (1038 MB pdf)

Hitachi Data Systems simplifies and accelerates cloud and other distributed IT environments to accommodate your shifts in business, economic and regulatory demands.

Data Sheet: HP: QuickSpecs HP StoreEasy 5000 Storage (704 KB pdf)

HP StoreEasy 5000 Storage is a new breed of efficient, secure, and highly available storage to simply address the file and application storage challenges of customers’ medium to large business and branch office environments.

Solution Brief: HP Data Protector QuickSpecs

Solution Brief: HP Data Protector QuickSpecs (471 KB pdf)

HP Data Protector is the industry's first unified meaning based data protection solution that utilizes an intelligent data management approach to seamlessly protect and harness data based on its meaning from edge to data center, and across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Solution Sheet: Cisco Cloud Connected Solution

Solution Sheet: Cisco Cloud Connected Solution (1043 MB pdf)

Organizations are migrating to cloud-based applications and services to solve some of their biggest business and technology challenges: reducing costs, reaching new levels of efficiency, and creating innovative business models.

Solution Brief: HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization Software (801 KB pdf)

HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization Software is a granular, policy-driven, autonomic storage tiering software solution delivering service level optimization for enterprises and cloud data centers reducing cost, while increasing agility and minimizing risk.
Solution Sheet: HP 3PAR Storage

Solution Sheet: HP 3PAR Storage (1725 MB pdf)

With a range of models, HP 3PAR Storage delivers the efficiency and agility required by virtual, cloud, and IT as a service (ITaaS) environments.

Data Sheet: Cisco TelePresence TX9000 Series (533 KB pdf)

With modern design and advanced functions, the TX9000 Series enables business transformation through natural and effective communication with enhanced collaboration tools.

Solution Sheet: Oracle ASM Database (718 KB pdf)

The integration between F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) and Oracle Database Firewall provides richer forensic information on SQL injection attacks through correlated reporting.

Data Sheet: F5: VIPRION Product Datasheet (1147 MB pdf)

Add more power! Each VIPRION platform is a single Application Delivery Controller (ADC) with modular performance blades you can add or remove with no disruption to your applications

Solution Sheet: ConRes: Cloud Computing (791 KB pdf)

Overview of cloud deployment models: public, private, hybrid and community along with the preparation, security and control issues involving a movement to the cloud.

ConRes: Desktop Management (728 KB pdf)

Desktop management, OS Deployment/migration, Mobile device management, and server management solutions.

Solution Sheet: ConRes: Microsoft (757 KB pdf)

Microsoft solutions ranging from active directory to exchange server to SQL server, desktop management, virtualization, staff augmentation and security.

Whitepapers and Briefs

White Paper: HP Moonshot System (1585 MB pdf)

HP Moonshot System is the world’s first software defined server accelerating innovation while delivering breakthrough efficiency and scale with a unique federated environment, and processor-neutral architecture.

White Paper: Cisco Bring Your Own Device (1609 MB pdf)

This paper discusses how the BYOD trend will affect your business, explore the challenges it creates for IT, and outlines the Cisco technologies that are part of the solution.

Data Sheet: Cisco UCS C420 M3 Rack Server (468 KB pdf)

The Cisco UCS C420 M3 Rack Server (Figure 1) is a high-density, 4-socket, 2-rack-unit (2RU) rack server designed for computing, I/O, storage, and memory-intensive standalone applications.

StorageTek SL150 Data Sheet (1171 MB pdf)

The StorageTek SL150 emphasizes simplicity and reduces costs through exceptional scalability, common storage management tools and do-it-yourself installation and upgrades.

White Paper: F5: The DDoS Threat Spectrum (1044 MB pdf)

This DDoS threat spectrum includes conventional network attacks, HTTP and SSL floods, and an emerging wave of low-bandwidth threats, plus the new threat vectors likely to target emerging service platforms.

White Paper: Cisco FlexFlash (1416 MB pdf)

This document describes the use and management of Cisco FlexFlash drives, an onboard SD card that allows users access to utilities and drives without the use of virtual media (vMedia) or an optical drive.

White Paper: HP Converged Storage (1194 MB pdf)

This paper discusses the continuing development of HP’s strategy for delivering Converged Storage that improves the ability of your business to capitalize on information.

White Paper: PS: Beyond Technology Backup Recovery Best Practices

White Paper: PS: Beyond Technology Backup Recovery Best Practices (591 KB pdf)

Backup and recovery is not a “set it and forget it” proposition. It’s a living entity – an ongoing program that you regularly test and refine to match your evolving environment. Consider these best practices before you call your backup and recovery plan complete.

White Paper: HP ProLiant Gen8 Smart Buy Flyer (1383 MB pdf)

The HP ProLiant family transforms your entire server experience through integrated lifecycle automation, system architecture and design, automated energy optimization and proactive service and support.

White Paper: F5 & VMware Solution Guide (3344 MB pdf)

Unlock the power of virtualization and cloud computing with F5 and VMware solutions and boost application availability, scalability, and manageability with F5 products.

White Paper: ConRes: Inside the Cloud: Your Key Questions Answered (123 KB pdf)

As seen on Amazon. The benefits seem clear. But CIOs and IT leaders evaluating cloud technology often express concerns about this new computing paradigm—and perhaps you’re struggling with some of the same issues. Let’s address some of the most commonly asked questions about cloud computing.

White Paper: ConRes: Getting to the Cloud: Your Practical Guide (121 KB pdf)

As seen on Amazon. Cloud computing holds the potential to help you meet today’s toughest IT challenges. Companies everywhere are looking to the cloud to help them provision resources on demand, control costs, reduce waste, improve their productivity, and enhance their decision making.

White Paper: Server Consolidation (688 KB pdf)

Server Consolidation and Virtualization Efficiency studies offer a first step toward optimizing your infrastructure investments, lowering costs and improving your business flexibility.

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