Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances can appear complicated, but finding a solution that best suits your company doesn't mean becoming an expert yourself; you just need to know how to approach Reserved Instances and where they can make the biggest impact.
This free guide delivers a collection of proven best practices to help you successfully manage Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances. The benefits include:
A breakdown of reservation types and offerings, including Convertible Reserved Instances
How to calculate the payback period
How to modify and exchange existing reservations to match cloud usage over time
How to maximise savings with automated RI management and optimisation
Whether you’re a leader of Infrastructure & Operations for a large enterprise or a mid-sized business looking to scale, you’ll likely have similar questions about multicloud that need answers.
Read this eBook for a better understanding of multicloud architecture, and get answers to questions such as:
What’s the difference between hybrid cloud and multicloud?
What are the top benefits and challenges of multicloud?
What is the value proposition of multi cloud management?
What is a multicloud strategy?
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IBM Cloud Private for Data is an
integrated data science, data engineering
and app building platform built on top of
IBM Cloud Private (ICP). The latter is intended
to a) provide all the benefits of cloud
computing but inside your firewall and b)
provide a stepping-stone, should you want
one, to broader (public) cloud deployments.
Further, ICP has a micro-services architecture,
which has additional benefits, which we
will discuss. Going beyond this, ICP for Data
itself is intended to provide an environment
that will make it easier to implement datadriven processes and operations and, more
particularly, to support both the development
of AI and machine learning capabilities, and
their deployment. This last point is important
because there can easily be a disconnect
between data scientists (who often work for
business departments) and the people (usually
IT) who need to operationalise the work of
those data scientists
"IT needs to reach beyond the traditional data center and the public cloud to form and manage a hybrid connected system stretching from the edge to the cloud, wherever the cloud may be. We believe this is leading to a new period of disruption and development that will require organizations to rethink and modernize their infrastructure more comprehensively than they have in the past.
Hybrid cloud and hybrid cloud management will be the key pillars of this next wave of digital transformation – which is on its way much sooner than many have so far predicted. They have an important role to play as part of a deliberate and proactive cloud strategy, and are essential if the full benefits of moving over to a cloud model are to be fully realized."
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 05, 2018
This Technology Spotlight highlights the tangible benefits achieved by early SD-WAN adopters across key use cases and outlines a vision for sustained ROI and value creation from the solution.This paper also looks at the role of Cisco in the strategically important SD-WAN market.
SD-WAN has arisen as the WAN's response to the migration of enterprise apps to the cloud. As the march of enterprise apps to the cloud gathers momentum,it is inevitable that SD-WAN gets the spotlight.
The IDPA DP4400 provides modern and powerful data protection for midsize organizations allowing companies to leverage the benefits of the cloud within their existing environments. The DP4400 can help transform your environment for the future, laying the technical foundation for the data center while modernizing your data protection for the cloud.
Despite momentous benefits, cloud computing has its own set of challenges that must be addressed. The primary concern that many enterprises and end users have is related to security, especially data protection and privacy and loss of control. This article discusses the several challenges associated with security for cloud-based video conferencing and how organizations can remove these barriers by adopting solutions that implement security as a key tenet.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: May 18, 2015
This white paper explores how CIOs and business leaders need to think much more broadly about how their technology fits into a global network of services due to the rise of cloud infrastructure, software as a service, the global data footprint, and mobile apps.
This white paper from Symantec™ Health provides a guide for IT departments as they examine their current image archiving strategy and explore new options. It summarizes challenges, existing approaches, and the benefits of cloudbased archiving approaches.
Making the decision to move to cloud accounting is one step in the right direction; understanding the best approach and how you'll get there is half the battle. But guess what? It doesn't have to be difficult. The purpose of this ebook is to provide you with details on how to best plan your cloud accounting implementation, the benefits of a single cloud approach, and offer some key insights and recommendations when evaluating solutions that will make the implementation process so much easier.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Enabling greater flexibility and productivity without the need for large capital investment, the benefits of Cloud Communications enable businesses to free themselves from the limitations of traditional, office-based phone systems.
IT Transformation enables IT to become a service-centric partner to the business, helping deliver new products and services more quickly. An IDC study of 16 global companies shows the financial benefits.
Today’s always-on business environment relies on IT to deliver a competitive advantage. IT Transformation is the key. Transform your IT with leading hyper-converged, cloud, data storage, servers, open networking and data protection from Dell EMC and Intel®.
In this executive Q&A, Cloud Luminary and DonorsChoose.org CTO Oliver Hurst-Hiller discusses the importance of being able to seamlessly and quickly switch to a cloud service, the benefits of having all aspects of your company moved to the cloud, and more.
Employees, devices, and applications are no longer locked away inside the corporate perimeter. They’re on the web and on the go. Providing security for a new breed of anytime, anywhere workers and cloud-based applications requires a novel approach: a zero trust security model.
Assuming that every user, request, and server is untrusted until proven otherwise, a zero trust solution dynamically and continually assesses trust every time a user or device requests access to a resource. But zero trust offers more than a line of defense.
The model’s security benefits deliver considerable business value, too. Read this white paper to learn more about:
-Protecting your customers’ data
-Decreasing the time to breach detection
-Gaining visibility into your enterprise traffic
-Reducing the complexity of your security stack
-Solving the security skills shortage
-Optimizing the end-user experience
-Facilitating the move to the cloud
This study provides a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of an on-premises private cloud deployment. Download this study (commissioned by Dell and delivered by Forrester Consulting) to better understand the benefits on your organization and to understand how leveraging private cloud can help your organization win, serve and retain customers. Costs, flexibility, risks and ROI associated with a private cloud deployment.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 09, 2015
This business-oriented white paper summarizes the wide-ranging benefits of the Hadoop platform, highlights common data processing use cases and explores examples of specific use cases in vertical industries. The information presented here draws on the collective experiences of three leaders in the use of Hadoop technologies—Dell and its partners Cloudera and Intel.
Whitepaper that breaks the benefits of switching to private cloud into five clear points.
- Cost efficiencies
- Greater flexibility and scalability
- Enhanced agility
- Disaster recovery/business continuity
- Data protection and compliance
One of the value propositions of an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy is the ability to provide insight that was previously invisible to the business. But before a business can develop a strategy for IoT, it needs a platform that meets the foundational principles of an IoT solution. Amazon Web Services (AWS) believes in some basic freedoms that are driving organizational and economic benefits of the cloud into businesses. These freedoms are why more than a million customers already use the AWS platform to support virtually any cloud workload. These freedoms are also why AWS is proving itself as the primary catalyst to any Internet of Things strategy across commercial, consumer, and industrial solutions.
This paper outlines core tenets that should be considered when developing an IoT strategy, the benefits of AWS in that strategy and how the AWS cloud platform can be the critical component supporting those core tenets.
IDC’s research has shown the movement of most IT workloads to the cloud in the coming years. Yet, with all the talk about enterprises moving to the cloud, some of them still wonder if such a move is really cost effective and what business benefits may result. While the answers to such questions vary from workload to workload, one area attracting particular attention is that of the data warehouse.
Many enterprises have substantial investments in data warehousing, with an ongoing cost to managing that resource in terms of software licensing, maintenance fees, operational costs, and hardware. Can it make sense to move to a cloud-based alternative? What are the costs and benefits? How soon can such a move pay itself off?
Download now to find out more.
Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes discussed interchangeably. But gaining the full benefits of cloud computing requires approaches and processes that often aren't in place where ad hoc virtualization is the norm. Join us and learn how to make a smooth transition.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat, which highlights the industry move to OpenStack and benefits of moving to OpenStack cloud technology, wherein companies see promise and a need for implementation expertise.