Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
At the time this definition was published, “cloud” was already part of industry parlance, and was beginning to take root in the general lexicon. Additionally, global business spending for infrastructure and services related to the cloud had topped $78 billion. This year, enterprise spending on the cloud will reach an estimated $174 billion, and is expected to climb to $235 billion by 2017.2 Inevitably, as both business IT and consumer mindsets evolve toward the cloud in coming years, we will continue to witness dramatic growth in IT products in some areas, and significant reductions in other areas—resulting in a reshaping of the industry as a whole.
As you take advantage of the operational and economic benefits of virtualization and the cloud, it’s critical to secure your virtualized data centers, cloud deployments, and hybrid environments effectively. Because if you neglect any aspect of security, you leave gaps that open the door to web threats and serious data breaches. And, to meet data privacy and compliance regulations, you will need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate security, regardless of your computing environment.
Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solutions protect applications and data and prevent business disruptions, while helping to ensure regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical or virtual environments, cloud instances, or web applications, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need for virtual, cloud, and physical servers via the Trend Micro Deep Security platform. Download this white paper to learn more about the Trend Micro Deep Security platform.
Organizations around the world are embracing the economic and operational benefits of cloud computing. Whether organizations are extending internal resources or fully deploying on Microsoft Azure, the ability to take advantage of the business benefits of cloud require that organizations continue to meet key security requirements. Azure delivers a trusted cloud infrastructure on which customers can design, build and manage their own cloud applications and infrastructure. While Azure provides security controls for the infrastructure and change to virtualization layers, deploying organizations are responsible for deploying and maintaining security for the guest operating systems, applications, and data in order to protect against malware attacks, zero-day vulnerabilities and data breaches. Read this white paper to lean more about Trend Micro Instant-On Cloud Security for Microsoft Azure.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help your organization achieve significant savings in data center hardware costs, operational expenditures, and energy demands— while achieving improvements in quality of service and business agility. However, as data centers continue to transition from physical to virtual and now increasingly, cloud environments, traditional security can slow down provisioning, become difficult to manage, and cause performance lag. As you scale your virtual environment and adopt software defined networking, evolving your approach to security can reduce time, effort, and impact on CPU, network, and storage. Read this white paper to learn more about virtualization and cloud computing.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Enterprises grapple with a host of challenges that are spurring the creation of hybrid clouds: collections of computing infrastructure spread across multiple data centers and multiple cloud providers. This new concept often provokes uncertainty, which must be addressed head on.
As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Cloud consumers want to avoid
vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers. They want to be able to move servers and storage around without a negative impact on application availability.
The good news is that more solutions become available every day, but with a learning curve and numerous management challenges and considerations.
This CITO Research paper provides advice for managers about how to c
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
It’s no secret that more and more businesses are leveraging the power of the cloud. And there’s good reason for that. Cloud computing offers the promise of cost-effective capacity on demand—anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
But taking advantage of the cloud’s many benefits isn’t as simple as signing up for an account. Like any other IT tool, it has to be used strategically. Making the move requires an end-to-end strategy designed to maximize the benefits of the cloud for your unique business needs. This infopaper will help you do just that.
Take a structured approach to designing your cloud applications. This cloud computing architecture e-book focuses on architecture, design, and implementation—considerations that apply no matter which cloud platform you choose. The guide includes steps for:
Choosing the right cloud application architecture style for your app or solution.
Selecting appropriate compute and data store technologies.
Incorporating 10 design principles to build a scalable, resilient, and manageable application.
Following the five pillars of software quality to ensure your cloud app is successful.
Using design patterns that specifically apply to the problem you’re trying to solve.
Download the 300-page cloud architecture e-book to explore these best practices, and get access to design review checklists, reference architectures, and more.
Accelerate your organization’s adoption of cloud technologies while accelerating your own IT career. With the growth of cloud as a computing platform, those who have certifications and formal cloud development training in cloud trends, such as DevOps, will not only enhance their careers, but are positioned to have dramatically more influence over their organization’s adoption and expansion of cloud services.
Download this International Data Center (IDC) white paper to explore:
• How IT professionals are using cloud skills to influence the organization
• What the most influential skills are for cloud professionals
• Significant trends that impact cloud professionals
What you need to know now about moving your enterprise to a cloud computing strategy
In the second edition of the Enterprise Cloud Strategy e-book, we've taken the essential information for how to establish a strategy and execute your enterprise cloud migration and put it all in one place, so you can quickly understand topics like:
What to consider when choosing between hybrid, public, or private cloud environments
How cloud reduces costs, and even benefits on-premises computing
New analytics and IoT capabilities
Security and compliance considerations
This valuable asset for IT and business leaders provides a comprehensive look at moving to the cloud, as well as specific guidance on topics like prioritizing app migration, working with stakeholders and cloud architectural blueprints.
Download this case study to discover how a private discovery cloud infrastructure enables students and faculty to focus solely on medical research with its on-demand, self-service capabilities. Find out how it is changing the way content is shared and stored within an organization.
Published By: Carpathia
Published Date: Jul 17, 2015
Download this Healthcare Informatics e-book for a closer look into cloud computing and some of the strategic considerations involved in moving forward to internet-based technologies as an integrated health system.
Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted as a way for IT organizations to decrease costs, improve efficiency, and enhance business agility. NetApp has been helping companies succeed in cloud deployment to achieve tangible results since long before the term cloud entered the popular lexicon. NetApp has the people, technologies, and partnerships in place to help organizations evolve existing IT infrastructure into an efficient cloud-based service delivery model. The NetApp® Unified Storage Architecture and clustered Data ONTAP® operating system integrate all storage capabilities into a single, easy-to-use platform. By choosing NetApp when making the transition to a private cloud or a hybrid cloud, organizations will be able to meet their storage business needs now and in the future.
Until recently, businesses that were seeking information about their customers, products, or applications, in real time, were challenged to do so. Streaming data, such as website clickstreams, application logs, and IoT device telemetry, could be ingested but not analyzed in real time for any kind of immediate action. For years, analytics were understood to be a snapshot of the past, but never a window into the present. Reports could show us yesterday’s sales figures, but not what customers are buying right now.
Then, along came the cloud. With the emergence of cloud computing, and new technologies leveraging its inherent scalability and agility, streaming data can now be processed in memory,
and more significantly, analyzed as it arrives, in real time. Millions to hundreds of millions of events (such as video streams or application alerts) can be collected and analyzed per hour to deliver insights that can be acted upon in an instant. From financial services to manufacturing, this rev
The quick-service restaurant industry continues to be a favorite among consumers who look to the sector for a wide variety of food served quickly and at a low price. The speed and efficiency of QSRs, which include the emergent “fast casual” restaurants, match today’s on-the-go lifestyle of consumers across all ages who often are too busy to cook at home.
That said, consumers expect their dining experience at a QSR to be comfortable with conveniences ranging from WiFi connectivity to ordering kiosks and dining area entertainment on large screens or even tableside tablets. They expect the information on menu boards to be accurate and up-to-date and their meal orders to be fulfilled quickly and accurately. Technology is a major enabler in meeting consumers’ expectations while simultaneously helping QSR locations increase operational efficiencies and quality of service.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Retail has been transformed by technology in multiple ways, from the way customers interact with retailers to how products are offered and acquired. Indeed, the entire shopping experience has been redefined and expanded to enable customers to purchase products anytime, anywhere, with any device, from any number of retailers.
Consumers’ changing shopping behaviors and their reliance on technology enables retailers to reach a wider swath of potential buyers, moving well beyond the borders of their physical store locations to new geographies and populations. That said, retailers must understand how to use technology effectively to draw in customers and entice them to purchase, as well as help them improve their operations and enable new, innovative ways to keep customers coming back.
Organizations today are reevaluating their security strategies as they move their data and applications to the cloud. This whitepaper by Bloor Research discusses the challenges of security in the cloud and how the use of cloud-based services will enable organizations of all sizes, from the very smallest to multinational enterprises, to put trust back into the security equation.
Organizations of all types are attracted by the promises of private cloud computing, but few actually have the virtual maturity to be successful. This Forrester report reveals the latest virtualization trends so you can see how far your peers are in their journey to the private cloud. Read on and discover best practices for improving virtualization in order to prepare for the cloud.
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Cloud computing has emerged as one of the prevailing IT trends today. By providing greater levels of provisioning and automation, cloud computing can help organizations become more nimble, reduce operating costs, improve application performance, and better allocate their compute resources. It enables organizations to more flexibly scale their IT infrastructure while reducing the administrative burden on IT organizations.
But IT departments determined to take advantage of these benefits are at risk of losing control of their infrastructure. Read this white paper to understand how the HP CloudSystem Matrix is an integrated IT infrastructure solution that meets this challenge head-on, enabling organizations to simplify their IT infrastructure, reduce their management burden, and streamline operating costs.
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Published By: LiveOps
Published Date: Aug 03, 2012
This paper will first discuss the impact of cloud computing, consumerization of IT, and the emergence of social media in driving the transition from traditional on-premises call centers to a superior model, the cloud contact center.
Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Oct 12, 2011
Virtualization, cloud computing, and wireless technology are fundamentally changing enterprise computing, providing revolutionary gains in productivity and cost savings. Powerful enterprise applications can now be delivered to almost any device, anywhere, at any time.