With the rate of cloud spending predicted to outpace overall IT spending six to one over the next few years, organizations are rightly concerned about ensuring that applications in the cloud enjoy the same level of security as apps deployed in data centers. Using the public cloud does alter your attack surface area—and leveraging multiple public and private clouds (aka multi-cloud) does so even more. Some threats get bigger, some get smaller. Some even go away, or at least drift out of your control, while new threats should move front and center in your security thinking.
Some organizations have carefully crafted strategies for cloud technology adoption; but for most, their journey to the cloud has been an ad hoc affair. Many have deployed applications in a number of different clouds: public clouds, private clouds, and even combinations of the two. While public and private clouds demonstrate how effective they can be in enabling companies to deploy applications quickly, hybrid cloud strategies prove the value of hosting applications in both cloud and on-premises environments. Similarly, SaaS offerings transform the way businesses interact with customers, partners, and vendors.
This document makes recommendations for the design, optimization and scaling of VMware Horizon Workspace and Horizon View deployments on Nutanix. It shows the scalability of the Nutanix Complete Cluster and provides detailed performance and configuration information on the scale-out capabilities of the cluster when leveraged for Horizon deployments.
Extensive testing has been performed in collaboration with VMware to simulate real real-world workload and conditions of operating a Horizon Workspace environment. Sizing and recommendations have been made after multiple testing iterations and joint validation.
The solution and testing provided in this document was completed with VMware Horizon Workspace deployed on VMware vSphere on the Nutanix Complete Cluster.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
Whether you’re new to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud or a long-time user, it is safe to assume what you’re hoping to benefit from - elasticity, reduced time-to-market, and cost effectiveness. Like the many networking folk before you however, you’ll soon discover that the complexity of legacy network management solutions can hold you and the cloud back from delivering what was expected. Rather than leverage router-based systems that can take days to be con?gured and deployed, you want utilize modern solutions that match or enhance the bene?ts ts that the cloud can deliver.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
Enterprises are increasingly adopting Linux as a secure, reliable and high-performing platform that lowers acquisition and operating costs while providing the agility needed to anticipate and react to changing business conditions.
In particular, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating environment, which is based on the Linux open-source kernel, has become widely deployed by medium-sized and large businesses, by enterprises in their data centers, and in private and public cloud infrastructures.
RHEL is distributed and supported by Red Hat Inc., the world’s largest provider of open-source software solutions, accounting for 74.7% of worldwide Linux operating system (OS) revenue.
As a development and deployment platform, RHEL offers an efficient, scalable and robust operating environment with certified security and flexible deployment options in physical and virtualized environments.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
Your organization, like every other, must grow to survive, and is dependent upon its IT infrastructure to do that. Your organization, like every other, is also dependent upon some custom-built applications, since none can survive or grow by relying solely on unmodified off-the-shelf solutions. And custom applications require IT guidance and resources to be built, deployed and maintained. But your organization must also curb or eliminate growth in IT related costs and operational challenges.
Your business relies on a Microsoft® infrastructure that
stretches from your network to the cloud to endpoints located
around the world. In many ways, the success of your business
relies on how secure your Microsoft infrastructure is. Your
users do not care where the applications and data reside; they
only care about getting their job done. SharePoint®, Skype for
Business, or Active Directory® deployed on the network, in
Azure®, or as part of your Office 365® subscription should have
no impact on the success of your business.
IT endpoint management used to be an easier game: Managers deployed user systems with custom images when employees were hired, and employees returned them on their last day at work. Even during deployment, users had minimal abilities to impact systems and devices that were centrally managed. Servers resided in physical data centers where they could be identified and accessed. Those were the days!
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
Worldpay deployed ServiceNow Performance Analytics to replace multiple data tools and promote the use of analytics throughout its organization for improved decision making. Nucleus found the project enabled the company to boost analyst productivity, while simultaneously increasing data accessibility and engagement for hundreds of additional employees.
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Mobile marketing platforms facilitate direct marketing on mobile devices by enabling mobile campaign management and activation. These platforms can operate as stand-alone solutions; however, they typically integrate with, or operate alongside, CRM, location/data management, and multichannel marketing hub (MMH) or email marketing platforms. Regardless of how a mobile marketing platform gets deployed, the native or third-party analytics supporting its audience targeting, campaign sequencing, personalization and performance measurement capabilities form the foundation of this technology.
The IoT is transforming the energy industry by eliminating tradeoffs between operation, SCADA systems, maintenance and new services for assets deployed in industrial and power facilities, buildings and across the grid.
When it comes to building the best IoT system for your business application, it’s vital to keep your use case and business requirements at the forefront of your technical design strategy. In the energy industry, accessing and collecting data at the edge from disparate, heterogenous, multi-site, fixed topologies and transferring that data efficiently to the cloud to perform analytics and action business decisions is still the greatest challenge. Mission-critical data collected from the edge is integral to energy facility operations and cannot be excluded or corrupted.
Security has always been a fast-paced field, but lately the pace has been accelerating. Malware is rapidly evolving. The ways payloads are being delivered and deployed are changing, too. New attack tools and exploit techniques are appearing more regularly. It’s taking less time for them to gain widespread adoption. For all of those reasons, we thought it would be valuable to share additional insight into the threatscape we shared in the 2018 Critical Watch Report.
To meet the growing challenges of a competitive world economy, a digital transformation is taking place in the enterprise. Organizations realize that to be competitive they need to be more agile. They need to reach their customers wherever they are, and they need to be able to scale their applications to meet customer demands.
To meet these challenges, organizations are deploying new microservice applications that are changing the application delivery environment. These applications are agile, configured to enable new features to be added without disrupting applications in production, and designed to automatically instantiate instances in response to increasing user demand. In short, microservices are drastically changing the way that applications are deployed and managed. This introduces a high level of complexity to network infrastructures because traditional applications are not going away. Applications will continue to be designed for both microservices and traditional 3-tier imple
This paper describes key security aspects of developing and operating digital, cloud-based remote monitoring platforms that keep data private and infrastructure systems secure from attackers. This knowledge of how these platforms should be developed and deployed is helpful when evaluating the merits of remote monitoring vendors and their solutions.
In this case study, you'll discover the tangible benefits to IRMC when they used VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to virtualize their call center operations and support multiple call centers from a central data center. Their IT staff achieved increased flexibility, faster provisioning, redeployed IT staff, reduced IT costs, and improved competitiveness. Finally, review a detailed financial analysis to back up IRMC's 73% annual ROI, and see how they saved.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
If information is the lifeblood of today's digital economy, data centers are the heart. These mini-metropolises of silicon, metal, and cable are as essential to modern business as steel, motors, and coal were to the last great industrial revolution. In addition to their vital role in most business processes, data centers are the building blocks of emerging trends such as Big Data, global collaboration, and even bring-your-own-device (BYOD).
The white paper describes:
The widening gap between the offensive capabilities of today's cyber attackers and the weak traditional defenses deployed in most data centers;
How organizations can better protect data centers.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has a total of 310 refrigerators throughout the organization. These items require strict temperature ranges for quality patient care and safety. Regulatory agencies perform audits requiring logs of temperature monitoring and corrective actions.
Read this case study to learn about how St. Joseph's deployed the wireless AeroScout Environmental Monitoring solution to leverage its wireless network by working with STANLEY Healthcare.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Mimecast has seen firsthand that not all email security systems perform equally well. But, until now, we’ve lacked the comparative data to prove our perceptions. In order to address this head-on, Mimecast has launched the Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). The Mimecast ESRA has three goals:
1. To test the Mimecast cloud security service against an individual organization’s incumbent email security system. To help the organization understand the relative efficacy of the security systems and to see the number, type and severity of email-borne threats that are currently getting into the organization.
2. To inform the security industry with hard data on the effectiveness of various commonly-deployed email security systems.
3. To inform the security industry with hard data regarding the number, type and severity of email-borne threats that are being actively used in attacks.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Sep 08, 2016
This white paper will discuss the key elements of Software Vulnerability Management and how a properly deployed solution based on Vulnerability Intelligence will help organizations to maintain compliance and further secure their IT systems from breaches, attacks and data loss
VMware Identity Manager provides single sign-on (SSO) to a broad range of SaaS applications, as well as legacy applications published via virtual desktop platforms from VMware and Citrix, and browser-based and native mobile apps. VMware Identity Manager also provides application provision¬ing and conditional (adaptive, or risk-based) access controls, and can be deployed either on-premises or in the cloud. In this report, 451 Research analyzes VMware’s strategic effort to bridge the legacy on-premises world (which still represents most of its business) with the more highly distributed and heterogeneous worlds of mobile and cloud computing. 451 also examines VMware’s re-entry into the IDaaS market is to extend their market reach beyond what VDI and EMM might accomplish individually.
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.
Windows 10 requires 32% more graphics consumption than Windows 7, which means in a virtual desktop environment, the end user experiences slow performance, and applications that won’t launch.
When the OS is deployed using graphics processing units (GPUs) these additional processing requirements can be offloaded, enhancing overall performance.
Download this white paper to learn 4 ways GPUs can help improve your Windows 10 deployments in a virtualized environment.
Digital Business Demands Better
In your organization, you’ve probably heard
questions like these asked of the application
development and/or infrastructure and operations
> Why can’t our software development teams keep up with new business
> Why are we always waiting on infrastructure teams?
> Why do our business initiatives become outdated before their required software is
> Is our software development team aligned with corporate goals like engaging
younger consumers on their mobile devices?