As software continues to ‘eat the world’ in today’s app economy, companies need to adapt to changing business models, globalization, and increasing regulatory compliance. Under pressure to support strategic business objectives, IT is rapidly embracing cloud technologies. Cloud adoption has steadily gained acceptance because it promises to help you achieve your business goals faster, more efficiently, and more cost effectively.
Cisco Metapod™ is an excellent solution to some of your organization’s biggest business and technology challenges. This infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offer delivers a reliable and programmable infrastructure for your application development and operation teams while providing a public cloud experience behind your firewall, on your premises, and with full remote management.
Published By: Gomez IT
Published Date: Dec 04, 2009
Any business considering cloud computing to support its customer-facing Web applications must
look beyond the cloud's cost savings and scalability and evaluate how cloud adoption will impact
the end-user experience. This whitepaper addresses the Web experience challenges companies
must address when adopting the cloud. It offers perspective and best practices to achieve world class Web performance and assist in the evaluation of cloud providers and development of cloud performance SLAs.
Successful mobile apps, especially enterprise mobile apps, typically need to interact with a well-architected set of back-end services, but most mobile app developers are more skilled at client-side front-end development. Enter mobile back-end-as-a-service (BaaS), a new set of hosted platforms that addresses the gap between front-end development proficiency and back-end infrastructure requirements. Enterprise-class back-end-as-a-service addresses scalability while providing an integration platform into existing enterprise services. Use this research as your guidebook to navigating the emerging BaaS landscape.
"For existing applications to gain the agility, scalability, resilience, and cost benefits of cloud computing, organizations need to adopt cloud-native architectures. By making this switch, you’ll be better suited to scale more quickly, so you can help meet your ever-changing user demands. The challenge is how to make this transition to a cloud-native architecture, quickly and easily.
Download this complimentary white paper to learn how your organization can help simplify the transition to cloud computing by leveraging Amazon Elastic Container Service and TIBCO®. You’ll learn:
• Best practices for agile development
• New platforms for deployment
• The right tools for digital business agility "
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 20, 2014
ApplicationHA leverages more than 12 years of development of well-known Symantec Cluster Server technology to provide an application monitoring package that runs inside a Hyper-V guest operating system, with full integration for Failover Clustering and the Heartbeat monitoring service.
Oracle Exalogic is a standard data center building block of integrated compute, storage and network components designed to provide a ready to deploy, out of the box platform for a range of enterprise application workloads. Learn more now!
If you work in IT, you can’t escape the buzz about containers. Containers are a lightweight way of building and deploying applications as a set of composable microservices that abstract away the underlying infrastructure.
As containers and microservices become more mainstream, you need to understand the path to adoption, and which tools come into play.
Download this guide to get an introduction to containers, explore their value, and see how configuration management applies to containers. We also discuss how to:
• Adopt and scale containers faster.
• Move existing services to containers.
• Eliminate the friction between development, QA, and production environments.
With deep integration of matching and linking capabilities, application development tools and workflow components, IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management can help deliver a seamless transition from a virtual architectural style to a physical architectural style.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Jun 05, 2018
Understanding the terms and techniques that promise to help you build, test, and
deploy applications more efficiently. This guide reviews each of these strategies, how
they relate to one another, and how incorporating them into your application
lifecycle can transform your software development and release practices.
Effective Competition Depends on Continuous Delivery of Quality Software In today’s application economy every company is a software company, no matter what industry it is in:
• Shipping companies depend on logistics software to efficiently route packages, arrange drivers and automate warehouses.
• Retail companies rely on software to manage inventory, engage with customers online and to give in-store associates the tools they need to answer customer questions on the spot.
• Marketing firms lean on applications to gather consumer data and parse it, automate communication with prospects and effectively manage advertising campaigns. The examples are endless.
The point is that in order to compete today, every business must be able to quickly build and tweak software to adjust to always evolving market demands. Ultimately, business success depends on faster development iterations while still maintaining the high quality of service expected by customers, stakeholders and end users.
This white paper highlights Cenzic’s recommendation of a process of continuous assessment for applications in development and production environments -- a process that can equally apply to Intranet and public facing applications alike. Continuous testing can now be easily and safely done in a virtualized environment; no longer putting production web applications at risk. Companies can now easily and quickly, add vulnerability testing to their list of activities for all of their Web applications including production applications. Using a testing methodology across a company’s Web application portfolio will significantly enhance the security of all Web applications.
The primary purpose of containerized applications is to improve the effectiveness of software teams, making it easier for people to work together while lowering the communications overhead. In large enterprises, applications such as ERP or CRM software suites often begin as simple projects, but as time passes, they quickly become clunky and inefficient, with a monolithic code base that slows progress for development teams.
Published By: Sauce Labs
Published Date: May 30, 2018
Today’s modern development disciplines -- whether Agile, Continuous
Integration (CI) or Continuous Delivery (CD) -- have completely transformed how teams develop and deliver applications. Companies that need to compete in today’s fast-paced digital economy must also transform how they test. Successful teams know the secret sauce to delivering high quality digital experiences fast is continuous testing. This paper will define continuous testing, explain what it is, why it’s important, and the core elements and tactical changes development and QA teams need to make in order to succeed at this emerging practice.
With a growing number of marketing application available, marketing terms are struggling to see differences among them. Meanwhile, IT teams are bogged down with development and maintenance requests to migrate or manage the use of multiple platforms already in use.
Choosing a marketing technology partner is a total-revenue-performance decision. Ask questions about integration and scalability. Find partners whose marketing automation is built to scale with your business, and select vendors whose teams provide the critical support and services you'll need along the way.
With a growing number of marketing applications available, marketing teams are struggling to see differences among them. Meanwhile, IT teams are bogged down with development and maintenance requests to migrate or manage the use of multiple platforms already in use.
Gartner’s 2016-2017 CMO Spend Survey found that marketing departments are spending 38% of their tech budgets on external development services and cross-charges from internal IT teams. Strategic marketing and IT leaders are looking for ways to streamline technology and eliminate solutions that limit integrations and scalability. It’s important to look at the resources required to maintain the marketing applications you use and compare them to other options available in the marketplace.
Choosing a marketing technology partner is a total-revenue-performance decision. Ask questions about integration and scalability. Find partners whose marketing automation is built to scale with your business, and select vendors whose teams pro
New business demands and technology trends are changing the role of IT and introducing new challenges to
application availability that yesterday’s data centers were not designed to address. By upgrading to Cisco Nexus®
switches—purpose-built for today’s data center needs—you can:
? Increase performance and scalability to meet the demands of virtualization, cloud computing, and modern
? Radically simplify management and operations
? Quickly adapt infrastructure to align the data center network with the needs of your business applications,
today and in the future
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 03, 2016
Data security is a top concern these days. In a world of privacy regulation, intellectual property theft, and cybercrime, ensuring data security and protecting sensitive enterprise data is crucial.
Only a data masking solution can secure vital data and enable outsourcing, third-party analysis, and cloud deployments. But more often than not, masking projects fail. Some of the best data masking tools bottleneck processes and once masked, data is hard to move and manage across the application development lifecycle.
Mobility services are frequently being positioned as part of broader application transformation offerings, enabling enterprises to support the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach, with the development of enterprise app stores and the ability to leverage personal devices for business functions.
This white paper describes software and services that accelerate and simplify the creation of internally developed or “in-house” enterprise mobile applications. It also describes how to deploy and manage these mobile apps on both company-provided and “bring-your-own” smartphones and tablet computers. Solving the complete mobile app lifecycle means transforming enterprise apps for multiscreen devices; facilitating design, testing, security, performance, management, and compliance to reach new customers and employee expectations.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Jun 27, 2014
Packaged application development teams frequently operate with limited testing environments due to time and labor constraints. By virtualizing the entire application stack, packaged application development teams can deliver business results faster, at higher quality, and with lower risk.
Applications are the modern lifeblood of the enterprise, and the desire to keep up with market demands has elevated most enterprise IT strategies from purely on-premises to hybrid and multi-cloud. But the desire to be even more agile and productive—and connect with end users in new and exciting ways—is pushing investments even further into new application environments, development processes, and management tools all leveraging cloud-native technology. In this executive brief, we home in on one component of the cloud-native movement, Kubernetes, and break down its role in achieving enterprise agility, experimentation, and innovation for competitive gain.
Cisco's Virtualized Multi-tenant Data Center (VMDC) system defines an end-to-end architecture, which an organization may reference for the migration or build out of virtualized, multi-tenant data centers for new cloud-based service models such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).