"The need to simplify IT complexity has created a whole new market for converged infrastructure solutions that bring together servers, storage, networking, and systems software into a unified solution that is easier to deploy and manage. While these solutions can indeed help reduce operational costs and increase agility, Oracle believes there is a better approach."
The industry is adopting agile and DevOps practices throughout IT to increase business agility. In this book, explore the potential for DevOps in your organization, told from a mainframe point of view.
• Digital transformation is essential in the modern software factory, and mainframes are mission-essential elements in many industries, including, finance, transportation, insurance and others
• The industry is adopting agile and DevOps practices throughout IT to increase business agility
• Explore the potential for DevOps in your organization, told from a mainframer’s point of view
Understanding, managing and containing risk has become a critical factor for many organizations
as they plot their hybrid architecture strategy. Access by an expanding array of privileged identities
looms large as a risk concern once organizations look beyond tactically using cloud services for cost
and agility efficiencies. Existing approaches developed for static infrastructure can address initial
risk concerns, but fall short in providing consistent policy enforcement and continuous visibility for
dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
Multiple elements factor into how effectively an enterprise can embrace automation and advance the maturity of their transformation. However, security tools are central to enabling a structured and measured approach to managing critical access risks at each stage of the maturity model journey. With the right privileged access platform and set of tools, enterprises can progressively automate and scale access management to align risk
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
As concerns over cloud security fade, they’ve been replaced by a new fear: the pain of migration.1 Failed migrations are forcing businesses to second-guess moving to the cloud. But the ability to migrate to new platforms is essential for businesses seeking agility in competitive markets. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid to ensure successful, non-disruptive migration from any source to any target
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
As concerns over cloud security fade, they’ve been replaced by a new fear: the pain of migration. Failed migrations are forcing businesses to second-guess moving to the cloud. But the ability to migrate to new platforms is essential for businesses seeking agility in competitive markets. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid to ensure successful, non-disruptive migration from any source to any target.
In a world of perpetual innovations in technology, brands are continually stuck between slowing down and reinventing the wheel of martech which keeps them going, and staying put with delays in data activation. But they don’t have to settle for either of these approaches.
Now is the time for enterprises to reclaim their brand’s independence in agility, innovation and customer obsession, removing all traces of vendor lock-in, slow-down or strategic compromise with a comprehensive, centralized approach to marketing technology which goes beyond DMP: Intelligent Orchestration.
According to Forrester Research, "Enterprise data virtualization has become critical to every organization in overcoming growing data challenges," with faster access to connected data, self-service, and agility among the many benefits seen.
In this report, Forrester analyzes past research and Forrester Wave reports, user need assessments, and vendor and expert interviews to evaluate the offerings of top vendors in enterprise data virtualization. In compiling the vendor rankings, the report reviews the current offering, strategy, and market presence for the 13 most significant vendors.
They discuss where TIBCO ranks in the evaluation and positions TIBCO Data Virtualization as a leader in enterprise data virtualization
Read The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q4 2017 report to learn more.
Published By: Trifacta
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
In recent years, a new term in data has cropped up more frequently: DataOps. As an adaptation of the software development methodology DevOps, DataOps refers to the tools, methodology and organizational structures that businesses must adopt to improve the velocity, quality and reliability of analytics. Widely recognized as the biggest bottleneck in the analytics process, data preparation is a critical element of building a successful DataOps practice by providing speed, agility and trust in data.
Join guest speaker, Forrester Senior Analyst Cinny Little, for this latest webinar focusing on how to successfully select and deploy a data preparation solution for DataOps. The presentation will include insights on data preparation found in the Forrester Wave™: Data Preparation Solutions, Q4 2018.
In this recorded webinar you will learn:
• Where does data preparation fit within DataOps
• What are the key technical & business differentiators of data preparation solutions
• How to align the righ
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 06, 2019
The retail sector is increasingly difficult and volatile. Enterprises must adopt easily available technology to liberate themselves from the daily grind and better focus on achieving their core business objectives. To be cost-effective in doing this, retailers turn to Google Cloud Platform, the most affordable, reliable, innovative and intuitive cloud platform in the world, to drive operational agility and optimization of application performance.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, and Google Cloud’s 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year, Rackspace is helping retailers everywhere to accelerate innovation and cost savings, by taking over their intensive, day-to-day operations of the cloud.
This e-book looks at how different retail brands work with Rackspace to ensure smooth and easy migration and operation on Google Cloud, as well as to gain added value from Rackspace’s depth of knowledge and best practices to effectively tap Google Cloud Platform too
"Cloud first" mandates accelerate cloud adoption within an enterprise and across enterprises looking at what their peers are doing.
As enterprises work to balance innovation with efficiency—and increasingly adopt cloud-first strategies—agility is key. In this IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Red Hat, learn 4 key capabilities supporting cloud adoption and agile integration approaches that offer faster, more flexible workflows.
IDC recommends 4 critical technology cornerstones:
- Modular development: Microservices
- Deployment portability: Containers
- Standardization of service interfaces: APIs and API management
- Decentralized connectivity: Hybrid integration
Get the IDC InfoBrief to learn more.
Organizations face onboarding risks of BYOS (Bring Your Own Service) as they hire new employees that bring their own cloud services into the work environment. Risks facing IT and security teams include protecting corporate data and defending against modern threats. While IT and Security teams want to adopt modern cloud applications and increase business agility, they also want to implement visibility and monitoring to protect corporate data and comply to security policies. This session will highlight how new methodologies available today enable organizations to discover sanctioned and un-sanctioned cloud services that are being used within their organization, and how they can apply consistent security policies across the public and private cloud to protect corporate data and conform to compliance policies.
Today, applications facilitate commerce on a global scale. They play a key role in delivering products and services to customers, a role that directly affects the success of the business. Companies that rapidly deploy, update, and manage business applications have a competitive advantage.
To maintain this fast pace, many organizations have adopted a hybrid cloud—a combination of private and public clouds—to become more agile.
But true agility isn’t easy
Organizations that automate their highly-virtualized infrastructure environments discover that they are able to introduce new forms of self-service and on-demand IT delivery models. As a result, they’re far better positioned to compete in a world where the quality and performance of applications increasingly dictates success and failure.
On the journey to agility, the ultimate destination remains infrastructure defined by software and operating in a way that’s both application-aware and self-healing. For enterprises competing in the digital economy, deploying a CMP to manage increasingly complex infrastructure has become an indispensable part of that journey.
Learn more about vRealize Suite and our strategy for the Software-Defined Data Center.
Digital transformation is reshaping the business landscape faster than at any time in history. It used to take decades to disrupt a market, but natively digital companies such as Uber and Airbnb have disrupted their industries in just half a decade. Digitization is creating new winners and losers at an unprecedented rate. Organizations that adopt a digital strategy will leapfrog the competition, while those that do not will risk becoming irrelevant within five years.
One important step in becoming a digital enterprise is becoming an agile organization—that is, having the ability to take advantage of market opportunities faster than the competition. This shift to being an agile business has now become a top initiative for IT and business leaders. However, business agility cannot be achieved without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent more than $12 billion on technology to make IT more agile in 2014, according to ZK Research.
Leading technology conglomerate had to renew the current data center agreement, also it was no longer strategic to maintain their own hardware. LTI partnered with Oracle and helped in designing and executing the migration plan that would ensure Zero business disruption without stringent timeline. LTI leveraged a toolkit built by its in-house, dedicated Oracle Innovation and Solution Center (OISC) to help ensure an error-free migration. Download complete case study.
Cloud computing and all-flash storage are two of the most important innovations driving next-generation IT initiatives. While it may seem at first that these are parallel trends, in reality they are inextricably intertwined. Without the benefits of all-flash storage —driving new levels of performance, agility and management simplicity — enterprises would not be able to modernize their infrastructures to deliver cloud services. It is no coincidence that the largest hyperscale cloud providers rely on all-flash storage solutions as their storage foundation.
Pure Storage all-flash storage arrays provide enterprise customers with a safe, secure and smooth path to the all-flash cloud. You can take the journey in stages, starting small with a single application or two, and then adding more applications through consolidation and virtualization. You can also implement multiple stages at once.
As supply chain technology stacks become more complex, diverse and defined by legacy system integrations, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are becoming essential to making stacks scale, allowing supply chain managers to better meet the demands of the new generation of consumers. Innovative location APIs that provide supply chain stacks and applications with greater agility, contextual intelligence, real-time data implementation, speed and scale are turning the process of moving goods from A to B into a well-orchestrated exercise in precision.
Introducing new technology into an organization can sometimes be daunting. As one of the world’s leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and tips to streamline the supply chain technology integration across the whole organization.
Transformation doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, commitment, and an understanding of the operational mission. Today, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is driving transformation by securely extending
the network to the tactical edge and providing the Department of Defense (DoD) unprecedented access, agility, and capability.
According to TechTarget, partnering with the right vendor to modernize your network can benefit business in three ways:
Simplify the network to make management more efficient
Secure the network for total visibility and control
Adopt an open framework for agility and scalability
With the benefits quickly stacking up, it’s easy to understand why Gartner stated HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) as one of the hottest trends in data centre infrastructure.
HCI is intended to reduce infrastructure complexity and cost, whilst enhancing scalability, agility and operational efficiency. This consolidated infrastructure enables organizations to leverage the software layer by using low cost commodity hardware, while reducing concerns around vendor lock-in, to form a seamless software- defined IT infrastructure environment well suited to today’s IT challenges.
Simple to use and manage, without specialists and more cost-effective than most traditional solutions, it’s easy to understand why more organisations are making the move from traditional architecture to Hyper-Converged Infrastructure.
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While many organizations have acknowledged the importance of digitally transforming their businesses and processes to deliver speed and agility, most are just starting their cloud journey.
Cloud-in-a-Box delivers an enterprise cloud platform with a mix of on- and off-premises private cloud and public cloud, with orchestration between them. This will provide the organization with the ability to avoid vendor lock-in, find the optimal cloud services for a particular business or technical need, and increase redundancy.
Download IDC Infobrief on “Cloud-in-a-Box” to understand:
• How you can deliver the different functions of a data center and meet business requirements by deploying a “Cloud-in-a-Box.”
• Understand how industries such as financial services, manufacturing and healthcare can benefit from “Cloud-in-a-Box” technology.
• Self-discovery questions and focus areas that every organization needs to go through for successful cloud deployment.
Business expectations and demands on the data center are increasing and the impact on today’s data centers is staggering.
Organisations that can move quickly to leverage these new opportunities will find themselves in an advantageous position relative to their competitors. But time is NOT on your side! If your IT team often feel that they’re always in catch-up mode because it is difficult to quantify IT contributions, it is time to understand the benefit of hyperconverged infrastructure.
Download this premium guide to understand how HCI can
• Provide the resilience, scalability and performance to run all your applications without compromise.
• Design the data center as a fluid resource that can immediately adapt to the evolving needs of the business.
• Enable agility with scale-out architecture that eliminates the need to rip and replace for seamless growth and scale.
XtremIO all-flash-arrays (AFAs) have redefined everything you know about SQL Server database infrastructures. Through a ground-breaking, fresh approach to storage design, XtremIO is uniquely engineered for SQL Server database requirements utilizing a powerful and vastly simplified scale-out performance architecture, with in-memory always-on compression, deduplication and space efficient copy services enabling application acceleration, consolidation and agility.