In today’s hyperconnected world—with its multiple mobile devices, ubiquitous Internet access and pervasive social media platforms—people expect immediate access to information and services. These expectations are increasingly felt in corporate IT departments, where business units demand instant applications and fast services.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help corporate IT meet these demands by bringing more flexibility and agility to the environment. But the ultimate solution is to transform the way IT is delivered. Indeed, many enterprises have already started on the journey toward the IT as a service (ITaaS) model.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a secure and dependable environment for deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Customers can use their existing Windows Server applications licenses, such as MS Exchange or SharePoint, on AWS without paying additional licensing fees. Take advantage of the pay-as-you-go-pricing, scalability, and data integrity of the AWS Cloud to run your Exchange Server workloads today. Download the Planning and Implementation Guide to learn more.
Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the IT landscape, and the conversation around adopting cloud technology has progressed from “if” to “when.” Enterprises are showing strong interest in outsourced (“public”) cloud offerings that can help them reduce costs and increase business agility. These cloud services offer enormous economic benefits but they also pose significant potential risks for enterprises that must safeguard corporate information assets while complying with a myriad of industry and government regulations.
Read this white paper to find out what Symantec is doing help to bridge the gap to cloud computing!
IT as a service (ITaaS) provides a unique opportunity for IT and line-of-business leaders to realign to transform business. Over the past decade, IT organizations have worked hard to reduce delivery time and costs through automation and commoditization. At the same time, line-of-business owners have demanded more and unique offerings to drive agility and competitive advantage. More recently, the result has been business owners working outside of IT to meet their needs. Now, enabled by cloud computing, ITaaS is catalyzing profound change in IT organizations and the processes companies follow to achieve business goals. Please download the white paper to learn more.
Companies increasingly rely on IT discovery to provide a complete picture of the infrastructure for IT optimization and migration initiatives. But current methods are costly, and they can take too long to deliver results. ALDM (analytics for logical dependency mapping), a new service from IBM Research, is changing all of that. In this interview, Larry Thompson, IBM offering development executive, explains how ALDM reengineers IT discovery with analytics, automation and cloud computing technologies and delivers a more complete and accurate view of your IT environment. Listen to the full 8-minute podcast interview or read the two-page encapsulated version to learn how ALDM is lowering the cost of IT discovery while speeding results.
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: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
"Infrastructure and operations leaders often struggle to understand the role of cloud computing and to develop strategies that exploit its potential. I&O leaders should complete the prerequisites before making the technology decisions required for successful, service-centered cloud computing strategies.
Read the Gartner report to learn more about key recommendations:
Identify the cloud-computing-related IT services you will offer or procure.
Document the internal processes that will be affected by the identified cloud services.
Map applications and workloads to the associated cloud services."
The increasing user-friendliness of cloud computing is making it more accessible to users as they better understand its capabilities and realize how easy and affordable it can be. As cloud infrastructure has started offering a wider range of storage functionality, IT professionals are finding that they can make use of the benefits it provides both operationally and financially. But achieving this optimum result is neither easy nor prevalent; awareness of the upside can sometimes blind prospective users to the potholes and blind curves on the road to cloud storage bliss. This paper assumes at least a general awareness of the methods and advantages of cloud storage, and perhaps even an acknowledgement that it is a natural infrastructure development, and is therefore designed to provide pragmatic advice to help with specific deployment choices.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Dec 02, 2015
When Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff co-founded the cloud computing company back in 1999, one of the first things he did was define his management process. As he shares in his book Beyond the Cloud, Benioff wanted to put into words what his focus was and then clearly communicate it to the rest of the business.
The result was the V2MOM (pronounced “V2 mom”), an acronym that stands for vision, values, methods, obstacles, and measures. Benioff says this system has helped keep everyone at the fast-growing company on the same page over the years.
Below are the basic steps of Benioff’s V2MOM system. You can use them to start defining your management process.
Companies are well aware of the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing, but many are reluctant to embrace the public clould because they don't have a way to assess and ensure security. This 36 page report highlights some of the many ways that security technologies and services - from silicon to sign-on are evolving to provide the visibility and control needed to deploy workloads flexibility in the evolving datacenter, which spans both private and public clouds.
The ongoing adoption of cloud computing by communications service providers (CSPs)
continues to fundamentally reshape their business models and technology strategies on
several levels. One such area that is garnering significant attention is the impact of the
cloud on security services. This is because security services and the vital tools they
encompass can be empowered through the adoption of a carrier cloud model. This, in turn,
better positions CSPs to meet the demands of their customers, including those in the small
to medium-size business (SMB) market segment.
The timing of this migration is optimal, since many SMBs now recognize the threats they
face and realize that given their limited IT budgets and lack of security expertise, CSPs are
well positioned to protect them from cyberattacks.
While the opportunity for CSPs is significant, many are hesitant to make a move in this area
because they want to ensure they can address SMBs’ needs and maintain control of the
service in a car
With the rise of cloud computing and mobile technologies the desire would be to have a LAMP stack that can be optimized for dynamic scale out as well as scale up virtualized infrastructures that can take advantage of the capabilities of the latest POWER8 architecture from IBM and its OpenPOWER partners. Building upon the collaboration gained with POWER8 and the OpenPOWER Foundation, IBM is uniquely positioned to deliver a more robust and high performing stack by working with key component providers while still allowing interchangeability of the components.
We’ve become a world of instant information. We carry mobile devices that answer questions in seconds and we track our morning runs from screens on our wrists. News spreads immediately across our social feeds, and traffic alerts direct us away from road closures. As consumers, we have come to expect answers now, in real time.
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
Published By: Cloudroute
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Cloud computing has changed the way businesses and people think about using technology to serve their needs. Too many, cloud computing is nothing but hype and overblown as the new direction for Information Technology. But to many more, cloud computing represents the future of how every business should plan, operate and execute applications, systems and processes. Goldman Sachs forecasts spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms will grow at a 30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2013 through 2018 compared with 5 percent growth for overall enterprise IT. Moreover, Forrester recently revised its 2011 forecast of the public cloud market size upward by 20 percent. Regardless, it is important to know what cloud computing is.
Hybrid cloud is your IT platform of the present. Juniper Unite Cloud helps you win the race to the hybrid cloud because it offers the flexibility of hybrid cloud and hybrid operations models while effectively confronting and addressing the overabundance of variables in hybrid IT technologies. Juniper’s product portfolio offers the ultimate flexibility, so that you can seamlessly integrate cloud stacks and unify policy in and across today’s and tomorrow’s private and public clouds.
Contact your Juniper Networks representative to learn more about this hybrid cloud solution.
Sophisticated banking requires sophisticated computing systems. But which systems offer the greatest chance for success? Many banks are discovering that the answer can be found within their on-premise data centers – the mainframe computer.
Mainframes have become a modern platform for innovation. When operating in a hybrid cloud environment, mainframes provide cost flexibility, scalability, agility, sophistication and unmatched security. And they support innovation, business transformation and new types of monetization. The power of mainframe computing is being rediscovered. Specifically, in a recent 2017 survey of banking executives, we found that:
• 50 percent said they believe hybrid cloud – and the systems that underpin it – can significantly lower the cost of IT ownership
• 47 percent said they believe mainframe enabled hybrid cloud can improve operating margin
• 47 percent said they believe dual-platform hybrid cloud can accelerate innovation.
While innovation and improved p
Le Cloud Computing fait le buzz. Et c’est justifié. En réalité, la plupart des entreprises ont déjà intégré certains services Cloud dans leur infrastructure informatique. Les logiciels sur site deviennent obsolètes et les solutions hybrides sont limitées. Les applications Cloud, quant à elles, offrent de nouvelles manières pour déployer des solutions innovantes. Ces solutions sont aussi pratiques que simples à utiliser et à gérer. Aujourd’hui, le Cloud devient le socle de l’infrastructure sur lequel les entreprises innovantes s'appuient pour développer leurs activités.
Australian businesses have long been recognised as leaders in the adoption of cloud services and the migration of core infrastructure to cloud platforms.
Yet as ambitious ‘cloud-first’ programs are executed, performance and complexity issues have led many organisations to embrace the middle ground – a hybrid IT solution combining public cloud and on-premises infrastructure.
Fast-growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms are increasingly being recognised as an ideal enabler for this strategy, with a software-based design that combines robust computing infrastructure with a high degree of centralisation, integration, flexibility, and analytics-based monitoring and manageability.
Read how companies such as Beam Suntory have redefined enterprise architecture and learn more about the way an integrated hyperconverged infrastructure can help you build the right infrastructure for the future.
Asian ICT infrastructure investment is exploding as businesses review and modernise their data-centre architectures to keep up with the service demands of a growing and increasingly sophisticated population.
Demand for cloud services, particularly to support big-data analytics initiatives, is driving this trend. Frost & Sullivan, for example, believes the Asia-Pacific cloud computing market will grow at 28.4 percent annually through 2022. Despite this growth, many businesses are also rapidly realising that public cloud is not the best solution for every need as they do not always offer the same level of visibility, performance, and control as on-premises infrastructure.This reality is pushing many companies towards the middle ground of hybrid IT, in which applications and infrastructure are distributed across public cloud and self-managed data centre infrastructure. Read about Medical company Mutoh and how it took advantage of the latest technology.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
IT transformation is more than a one-time migration of applications to the cloud, because the cloud isn’t a destination in itself. Successful migration is the start of an ongoing process of evolving your applications to take advantage of new native capabilities, as they become available on your chosen cloud platform.
This e-book illustrates the iterative process of cloud adoption by following the IT transformation journey of a fictitious company, Mercurial Footwear, in its adoption of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The various stages of this transformation — from a simple lift-and-shift to the cloud to leveraging cutting-edge technologies like containers and serverless computing — are typical of the process that Rackspace helps its customers to navigate through.
With step-by-step explanations, the e-book will provide you with insights into the way cloud architecture evolves, to help you to better take advantage of the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) features most re
Organizations continue to adopt cloud computing at a rapid pace to benefit from increased efficiency, better scalability, and faster deployments.
As more workloads are shifting to the cloud, cybersecurity professionals remain concerned about security of data, systems, and services in the cloud. To cope with new security challenges, security teams are forced to reassess their security posture and strategies as traditional security tools are often not suited for the challenges of dynamic, virtual and distributed cloud environments. This technology challenge is only exacerbated by the dramatic shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.