Cloud, social, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly central to business decisions as the pace of digitization accelerates. The impact of software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure within the datacenter is substantial. These technologies add complexity but offer enticing opportunities for new business models, revenue streams, operating efficiencies, and agility that organizations must pursue if they want to remain competitive and viable. This pursuit requires businesses to keep up with current and emerging technologies and applications and transform the ways in which they conduct business. At the core of "keeping up" is an organization's datacenter strategy — with an associated technology and services strategy that will either create industry laggards or accelerate innovators.
Juniper Networks hybrid cloud architecture enables enterprises to build secure, high performance environments across private and public cloud data centers. The easy-tomanage, scalable architecture keeps operational costs down, allowing users to do more with fewer resources. Security is optimized by the space-efficient Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways, which are next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) with fully integrated, cloud-informed threat intelligence that offers outstanding performance, scalability, and integrated security services. Designed for high-performance security environments and seamless integration of networking, along with advanced malware detection with Juniper Sky™ Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), application visibility and control, and intrusion prevention on a single platform, the SRX Series firewalls are best suited for enterprise hybrid cloud deployments.
Citrix and Google are collaborating to bring the
best, most secure way to deliver virtual apps
and desktops from Google Cloud. The Citrix
Workspace solutions traditionally installed on
data center servers—including Citrix Virtual
Apps and Desktops, Citrix Networking, and Citrix
Content Collaboration (formerly known as Citrix
ShareFile)—are now enabled on Google Cloud
Citrix enables customers to choose the
workload deployment option that best aligns
with their enterprise cloud strategy and offers
a variety of ways to securely deploy Citrix
solutions to meet unique application needs.
Whether deployed on-premises, cloud-hosted,
as a Citrix Workspace service, or with a service
provider—customers choose how much and
which components of app workloads to
manage and when and where to securely
deploy business apps, data, and desktops.
Application performance and delivery have changed.
Should your network change too?
Cloud is changing the fundamentals of how IT teams deliver applications
and manage their performance. Applications are increasingly deployed
farther from users, crossing networks outside of IT’s direct control. Instead
of enterprise data centers, many apps now reside in public and hybrid cloud
environments. There are even new breeds of applications, built upon
microservices and containers.
Today, IT needs modern solutions that:
? Extend on-premises networks, apps, and infrastructure resources
to the cloud.
? Maintain high levels of performance, user experience, and security
across all applications, including microservices based apps.
? Sustain operational consistency across on-premises and
? Move away from the expense, complexity, and poor performance
of traditional networking methods.
These solutions are available for apps running on Google Cloud Platform
(GCP) through the allia
Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Too often, the debate about IT is dominated by a narrow focus on near-term objectives: shrill cries claim that the business will stop (or fail) if a feature isn’t added to the ecommerce site, if the mobility platform isn’t improved, if the network and compute back end aren’t upgraded, if storage and database performance isn’t accelerated. Often, these changes are truly essential, and demand immediate attention. However, midmarket firms can’t assemble a meaningful strategy from point responses to near-term issues. Increasingly, midmarket enterprises are finding that continued operational success requires an “agile-cloud” – an agility-oriented, cloud-based IT strategy that addresses the three core changes faced by midmarket firms: the changing nature of business infrastructure, the accelerating pace of change in business, and the expanding scope of IT.
Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Under the leadership of Stephen Arndt, consulting CIO, Medicalodges – a Kansas-based post-acute healthcare company – was looking to transition away from maintaining its own hardware on premises and needed a partner to help its small IT team maintain and monitor its data center infrastructure. As a healthcare services provider, Medicalodges is subject to HIPAA regulation. In order to maintain compliance, the company required a solution with inherent business continuity and redundancy.
Efforts to reduce capital and operating expenditures by consolidating data centers can fail if applications and network are not optimized. Learn about a consolidation strategy that goes beyond centralizing servers, routers, software, and switches to solve multiple business problems.
Between the proliferation of mobile devices and the ever increasing amount of content on the web, DNS usage has seen a huge increase in recent years. Meanwhile, DNS continues to be a tempting target for attackers, and when they succeed in disrupting DNS, all external data center services are affected. For organizations confronting these growth and security challenges, F5’s new full proxy architecture for DNS provides a complete solution for global, local, and cloud load balancing.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) holds the promise not only of consolidating desktop computing into the data center for improved manageability, efficiency, and security, but also for supporting new services such as bring-your-own device and desktop mobility.
2017 Trends in Financial Services and Insurance: Customer is Priority
The FSI sector is progressing with a digital, data-driven, marketing mentality, all centered around prioritizing customer experience and taking a more personal approach.
The 2017 Digital Trends in Financial Services and Insurance compiles the information shared by over 800 FSI respondents to see what opportunities and obstacles are shaping the future of FSI.
Read this report and find out:
How data and personalization drive digital transformation
How fintech is leading the FSI chase
Tips to help future-proof your FSI busines
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
In real estate, the most important factor is location, location, location! Your services are not quite as sensitive to the physical position of your technology, but location certainly can be a pivotal factor in optimizing your service design and service delivery. Ideally, location shouldn’t matter; however, it does
have an e?ect on customer experience. When technology services were simpler, location was largely irrelevant, but now the complexity of new services demands a strategy more in line with your BT agenda than your former IT agenda. The e?ects of regulatory, cost, risk, and performance factors will vary based
on the physical location of your technology resources. Colocation providers, cloud service providers, and even traditional hosting services o?er plenty of evolving options to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals balance these factors to optimize service design and delivery.
HCAHPS is the barometer for understanding a patient’s hospital experience. But can you predict the
outcome of your patient satisfaction surveys by reading online reviews from past and present patients?
And more importantly, does improving your hospital’s online reputation improve HCAHPS scores?
Reputation.com’s Data Science team, led by Brad Null, Ph.D, analyzed two years of HCAHPS hospital
survey data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, across more than 4,800 hospitals.
The team reviewed the data alongside online reviews, ratings and rankings for those same hospitals, and
made some significant discoveries:
• Online reviews provide early warning of issues that may impact patient experience, giving hospitals the
opportunity to identify and address those issues before patient satisfaction scores suffer.
• By continually monitoring, managing, requesting and responding to patient reviews, a healthcare
organization can address negative feedback that impacts HCAHPS resu
Comdata Group is one of the world's largest business process outsourcing (BPO) providers. It operates hundreds of call-centers around the globe, with tens of thousands of employees offering, a variety of services, including sales and customer service.
In a competitive BPO market, Comdata was looking for ways to increase the productivity and efficiency of its agents. It looked for a unified solution that would successfully engage employees, drive higher accountability and better focus them on their performance.
Using Gameffective's platform, Comdata deployed gamified, real-time performance management. This process provides employees with the ability and motivation to self-track their performance against goals and benchmarks, and offers just-in-time coaching based on their needs. The results were impressive: 12% increase in sales per hour, and significant reductions in both new-hire learning curves and in ongoing training time.
Read the case study to learn how Comdata:
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 30, 2016
Digital transformation on the 3rd Platform continues to present unprecedented opportunities and challenges for enterprise networks and the IT professionals who operate them. Indeed, the requirements associated with cloud computing have already reverberated through data center networking, with software-defined networking (SDN) arising as an architectural approach that provided the network with the agility and responsiveness that it lacked previously but has come to require.
Now, the focus is turning to how the WAN must change to accommodate the requirements of cloud applications and services. Fortunately, technologies such as hybrid WAN and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) are coming to the rescue, giving enterprise IT the means to allow the WAN to meet these challenges directly.
This Frost & Sullivan whitepaper provides an overview of the latest DDoS attack trends, and offers examples of how cloud service and hosting providers can use Arbor Networks solutions to protect their data centers from DDoS attacks and increase revenue by offering Arbor-based, managed DDoS protection services.
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
Increase utilization, decrease energy costs with data center virtualization In the past, IT departments have responded to demands for new services and better performance by adding more hardware, resulting in underutilized technology silos and server sprawl. Today, many organizations are turning to virtualization technologies that facilitate consolidation and increased utilization. In short, virtualization brings the ability to pool, share and dynamically reallocate data center resources – and helps fulfill the promise of higher utilization and lower energy consumption and lower costs.Join us and learn why HP is well prepared to help you assess and address your needs. Find out what key virtualization partners -- such as VMware, Microsoft and Citrix – bring to the table and how HP can help you leverage their technology and expertise.
Today's IT executives are not only expected to create and maintain high-availability IT environments, but they are also expected to implement green initiatives to satisfy customers, analysts, and government agencies that are worried about the impact of modern, energy-thirsty data centers on the environment. Is such a dual mandate reasonable? Can companies be expected to maintain service levels and reduce their carbon footprints at the same time? The White Paper offers a description of the different types of services available to improved energy efficiency data center design and a prescription for successful implementation.
Layered Tech's engineers created a customized package of virtual private data centers (VPDCs), managed services and disaster recovery solutions that support KANA's clients, large and small. Layered Tech tailored the architecture to meet the highest enterprise security requirements, as well as ensuring that each KANA client can deploy applications that scale to ongoing volume fluctuations.
The next-generation of hybrid data centers will integrate physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures to deliver IT services more flexibly, affordably, and adaptively, and require a new generation of flexible security architectures.
Au cours de la dernière décennie, la virtualisation a transformé le data center. Les services IT ont recours à la virtualisation afin de consolider de nombreuses charges de travail de serveur sur un nombre restreint de serveurs plus puissants.
En matière de stratégie, le débat actuel entre directeurs et responsables IT porte sur l'agilité de l'entreprise et la réactivité du data center. Les entreprises remplacent peu à peu les architectures informatiques cloisonnées par des infrastructures convergentes au sein desquelles les composants de traitement, de réseau et de stockage sont préintégrés. Cette approche est à même de réduire les coûts tout en améliorant la flexibilité et l'agilité des services IT.
Information technology is undergoing rapid change as organizations of all types begin to embrace the idea of
moving computing infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. It is easy to understand why the cloud has taken
off faster than any technology phenomenon in recent memory. The cloud has the potential to reduce total cost of
ownership (TCO) while enabling quicker responses to fast-moving markets and ever-changing customer needs.
“Being able to flex your compute resources based on changes in volume and customer demand increases agility,
making going to the cloud a very attractive proposition for our customers,” says Brian Johnston, chief technology
officer for QTS in Overland Park, Kansas, a provider of data center solutions and fully managed services.