For increasing numbers of organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
To accelerate innovation, improve the IT delivery economic model and reduce risk, organizations need to combine data and experience in a cognitive model that yields deeper and more meaningful insights for smarter decisionmaking. Whether the user needs a data set maintained in house for customer analytics or access to a cloud-based data store for assessing marketing program results — or any other business need — a high-performance, highly available, mixed-load database platform is required.
This report provides an overview of the Oracle Cloud at Customer portfolio (this includes Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer, Oracle Big Data Cloud at Customer, Oracle SaaS at Customer and Oracle Cloud at Customer) and analyzes its capabilities to satisfy the need of enterprises for a next-generation computing platform. A next-generation computing platform allows enterprises to deploy workloads across the premises and the public cloud.
For enterprises running their next-generation applications on a next-generation computing platform, Oracle Cloud at Customer does very well because of Oracle’s vision of the “chip-to-click” integrated technology stack (i.e., from the CPU silicon, across all OSI layers and all the way to the end-user mouse click). With Oracle using the same technology stack and machines both in its cloud and on premises, it has the highest degree of identicality across these offerings from all vendors that are part of Constellation Research’s Market Overview on next-genera
For more than a decade, Oracle has developed and enhanced its ZFS Storage Appliance, giving its users a formidable unified and enterprise-grade storage offering. The latest release, ZS7-2, boasts upgraded hardware and software and is a timely reminder that more users might do well to evaluate this offering. It has a trifecta of advantages:
(1) It’s notable performance, price-performance, and flexibility are all improved in this new release
(2) There is a surprisingly inclusive set of functionalities, including excellent storage analytics that were developed even before analytics became a contemporary “must-have”
(3) There’s a compelling group of “better together” elements that make ZFS Storage Appliance a particularly attractive choice for both Oracle Database environments and users that want
to seamlessly integrate a cloud component into their IT infrastructure.
Given the proven abilities of Oracle’s prior models, it’s also safe to assume that the new ZS7-2 will outperform other m
These are the end times for traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Overstatement? Not really—especially for growing businesses like yours. Old-school ERP systems are simply too slow, complex, and inflexible to keep up with today’s business climate.
Think about your existing ERP. Does it support industry-specific best practices, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies such as social media, mobile, cloud, and analytics? If not, you could risk losing ground to your competitors as a result.
Did you ever wonder what enterprise resource planning or ERP is and how it can help your business? Or perhaps you know a little about ERP but you’re not sure if you should opt for an on-premise or cloud solution and what to expect from your final choice.
If you’re a business owner, manager or director in a mid-sized or growing business and you’re confused about ERP, this guide will help you.
Automated asset inventory might not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering cutting-edge security technologies. In the context of today’s distributed enterprise, however, it’s essential. Since the apps, systems, and services your users access to conduct business are already in the cloud, it makes sense to consider looking to cloud-based technologies to keep track of them all.
For the security and compliance professional, it’s critical to have access to a reliable and accurate asset inventory, especially when investigating security incidents and verifying and demonstrating compliance.
With digital transformation reshaping the modern enterprise, applications represent a new class of assets and an important source of differentiation. The ever-more-competitive digital economy requires that your applications be delivered with unprecedented speed, scale, and agility, which is why more and more organizations are turning to the cloud.
This explosive growth of apps hosted in the cloud creates a world of opportunities—and a whole new set of challenges for organizations that must now deploy and manage a vast portfolio of applications in multi-cloud environments. Automation and orchestration systems can help streamline and standardize IT processes across traditional data centers, private clouds, and public clouds. But with rapid innovation come concerns about security and delivering a consistent experience across environments.
Enterprises understand that greater efficiency, improved time-to value, and new opportunities can be gained by using cloud platforms; automating and accelerating their IT delivery; and putting technology to work in new ways to digitally transform their business. The difficult question is how to create an organization that is able to deliver these innovations. Skilled resources do exist, but they command high salaries and are in short supply. In fact, 70% of respondents to a recent Computing survey stated that their companies face a shortage of cloud skills. While bringing in experienced staff who can guide and lead new initiatives is often a necessity, it’s vital to concurrently train your existing staff and adopt solutions that narrow the gap between the realities of the present and the hopes for the future.
The modern enterprise workforce poses new challenges for IT. Today’s employees work in more places, on more devices— personal or company-owned—and over more networks than ever, using a diverse array of datacenter applications, mobile apps, SaaS and cloud services. As they move among apps, networks and devices, IT needs to be able to control access and ensure data and application security without impeding productivity. That means enabling users to get to work quickly and easily in any scenario without having to deal with different ways of accessing each app. Traditional VPNs and point solutions add complexity for both users and IT, increase costs and fail to enable a holistic approach to business mobility. Over the years, many IT organizations have addressed these evolving requirements through point solutions and by case-by-case configuration of access methods. The resulting fragmented experience poses a key roadblock to productivity and increases user frustration. For IT, the lack of a
Published By: ZScaler
Published Date: Nov 16, 2011
The agility, scalability, security and cost benefits of cloud security and security-as-a-service offerings are being realized for enterprises large and small. This whitepaper outlines seven key reasons why you should consider a cloud-delivered security solution.
Enterprise data-centers are straining to keep pace with dynamic business demands, as well as to incorporate advanced technologies and architectures that aim to improve infrastructure performance, scale and economics. meeting these requirements, however, often requires a complete rethinking of how data centers are designed and managed. Fortunately, many enterprise IT architects are leading cloud providers have already demonstrated the viability and the benefits of a more modern, software-defined data center. This Nutanix white paper examines eight fundamental steps leading to a more efficient, manageable and scalable data center.
The job of keeping business data safe has spread across the organization to become an enterprise wide concern. The critical question now—the one that’s being asked, not only by IT but also by CFOs—is “Whether it’s on-premises or in the cloud, how do you keep sensitive data secure?” Your cloud provider should be able to provide the right answers.
Digital transformation, typically associated with front-office changes like sales and marketing, has begun to revolutionize billing practices for forward-leaning enterprises. This infographic highlights the importance of evolving your billing for the digital economy. Discover the 4 survival tactics offered by cloud-based billing platforms.
Discover How Cloud-based Billing Delivers Transformation
Enterprise leaders and companies of all sizes are leveraging digital transformation through disruptive technologies like the Internet of Things, AI, business intelligence and big data.
This eBook demonstrates 5 strategies for leading the charge for change within your business. Discover how to quickly leverage digital transformation in your technology stack and monetize it quickly with cloud-based billing.
Download this eBook to explore how the right solution can help you:
• Launch product innovations quickly
• Monetize IoT and increase revenue
• Automate billing to improve customer retention
• Leverage the cloud to reduce costs
Adapting today can mean the difference between success and obsolescence. With the right billing solution your business can thrive in these challenging times.
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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: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
Today’s mega IT trends – cloud computing, big data, mobile and social media –have dramatically altered how enterprises work, requiring datacenters to find new, more flexible and cost effective ways to meet computing demands.
For most datacenters, the path toward tomorrow's compute paradigm mandates an investment in standardization and consolidation as well as a more robust adoption of enterprise virtualization software, along with cloud system software to extend that virtualized infrastructure into a true private cloud environment.
Linux has emerged as one of the key elements to a modernization program for a datacenter.
In response to accelerating business demands and the need for internal IT to remain competitive with external sources (i.e., public clouds), business and IT managers alike realize they need to transform their IT environments. IDC is seeing enterprise IT move away from unmanageable virtualized systems, siloed servers, storage, information, and processes to embrace more integrated
infrastructures that enable cloud-based technologies.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
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
IDC’s research shows enterprises around the world are using multicloud strategies
to optimize the performance of modern and existing legacy applications running
on-premises, in public cloud services, and on legacy systems. In the early days of
enterprise cloud adoption, many organizations focused their cloud strategies on
enabling net-new cloud-native applications written to take advantage of dynamic cloud
infrastructure and pay-as-you-go consumption-based cost models. Early success with
these implementations is convincing more and more enterprises to expand their cloud
footprint and to migrate existing applications to cloud in order to enhance end-user
experiences, optimize cloud resource utilization and costs, and create a more flexible
and agile business environment.
Technologies once relegated to the pages of science fiction novels—artificial
intelligence, digital currency, and self-driving cars to name a few—have become a
reality. Enterprises must innovate with high velocity and at massive scale to stay
competitive. Cloud adoption has become a strategic imperative for enterprises—it’s
the price required to transform into a digital business.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Nov 14, 2017
This paper covers some of the critical security gaps today’s mobile-cloud enterprises must address:
• Unsecured devices. Unsecured devices allow users to easily access business data from mobile apps or cloud services simply by entering their credentials into an app or browser on the device. Once on the device, data can be easily compromised or shared with unauthorized, external sources.
• Unmanaged apps. These typically include business apps, such as Office 365 productivity apps, that the user has downloaded from a personal app store instead of the enterprise app store. As a result, these apps are not under IT control but can still be used to access business content once the user enters his or her credentials.
• Unsanctioned cloud services. Most enterprise cloud services have associated ecosystems of apps and services that integrate using APIs. While the enterprise cloud service might be sanctioned, apps and services from its ecosystem might not be.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 07, 2018
This 10-point checklist outlines best practices for designing a security
architecture that protects cloud data at the endpoint. Enterprise computing
architectures have changed fundamentally in the last ten years, as employees
consume an ever-growing collection of business cloud services through mobile
apps. The traditional security approach of network perimeter and locked-down
endpoints is not suitable for this app-to-cloud model of modern work.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Aug 20, 2018
This 10-point checklist outlines best practices for designing a security architecture that protects cloud data at the endpoint. Enterprise computing architectures have changed fundamentally in the last ten years, as employees consume an ever-growing collection of business cloud services through mobile apps. The traditional security approach of network perimeter and locked-down endpoints is not suitable for this app-to-cloud model of modern work.