Read on to find out how your business can:
- Simplify IT Management and Administration
- Improve Performance and Application Availability
- Reduce Total Cost of Ownership
- Enhance IT and Business Agility
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
How can IT achieve the flexibility and agility it needs to offer multiple types of applications in multiple locations? Just as enterprises take advantage of applications hosted in multiple locations (i.e., public clouds, private clouds, or SaaS applications), they take advantage of different networks for different reasons (i.e. performance, backup, remote access). These could be MPLS links, ATM links, traditional Internet connections, or VPN lines. Enterprises, in effect, are already building hybrid networks, and those combined with the elements of hybrid clouds create the hybrid enterprise.
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.
Building out a dedicated infrastructure with the agility, scalability, and effciency of a public cloud—while enjoying increased levels of control and security—can help enterprises boost agility and improve operational ef?ciency. However, while most private cloud networking services provide basic load balancing functionality, they lack important application delivery features, putting the performance, availability, and security of applications at risk.
As private clouds increasingly host mission-critical production applications, advanced application delivery services for layers 4 through 7 are becoming essential. End-to-end integration, orchestration, and automation of the needed application delivery networking and security services are also critical to improve application time-to-market and operational ef?ciency.
With the cloud transforming application development and deployment—enabling organizations to improve flexibility, automate processes, and decrease time to market—some big questions remain. One of the most important issues an organization must address is how it can best employ the smarter tools and limitless scale that the cloud offers. One way that enterprises take advantage of the benefits of the cloud is by deploying their own private cloud, which is a computing
model that fosters agility while allowing organizations to maintain control of their infrastructure, while better securing their
applications and their data.
Most businesses today are under increasing pressure to respond to change expeditiously—to adapt to the ongoing needs and demands of their customers, the changing competitive landscape, and the evolution of the marketplace. An organization’s CRM system can either effectively support or hinder their business agility and capacity to respond to change, affecting overall corporate performance and customer satisfaction.
What do we mean by agility? It’s how powerfully your organization can react to changes in the marketplace, recognize and close employee skill gaps, and align the right people in the right places to handle any pivots in business strategy. How can you make your organization more agile? There are several critical things you must do. Learn about it all in this whitepaper.
To develop the visibility, agility and speed to deal with advanced threats, traditional security strategies for monitoring, often based around security information and event management (SIEM) systems need to evolve into a central nervous system for large-scale security analytics. In particular, four fundamental capabilites are required:
1. Pervasive visibility
2. Deeper analytics
3. Massive scalability
4. Unified view
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Mobile workspaces fulfill the vision for anywhere, anytime flexibility and productivity. People are empowered to get their work done in an always-on, fully secure environment that follows them everywhere, on any device. With seamless access to all corporate resources—even on the same devices that hold their personal content—people can get their work done faster and better for optimal business impact. By achieving true enterprise mobility, the organization as a whole gains new levels of agility and performance. This paper discusses the elements to a complete mobile workspace solution.
Desktop virtualization is a powerful driver of business transformation, making it possible to deliver the apps and data people depend on to get work done. Learn how Citrix XenDesktop allows you to balance user requirements and costs for each use case.
The consumer packaged goods landscape is a sum of many complex and moving parts – a demanding and ever changing customer universe, with a subset of digital natives; a complex distribution system; and legacy IT systems from internal silos and mergers. In such a dynamic environment, we help our clients accelerate growth by transforming their organization to become a thriving Live Enterprise by augmenting their core digital capabilities.
The cloud is an integral part of this digital transformation ushering CPG enterprises into a new era of hyper performance. Cloud promises to deliver several significant benefits including reduced costs, increased scalability, flexibility, and agility, leading to improved business performance and therefore growth.
To better understand the specifics of cloud initiatives, we surveyed 167 senior executives from organizations in the CRL industry, with over USD 1 billion in revenues across the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
This paper shows how the IBM Maximo software solution is the leading asset and service management software in the marketplace, through its highly flexible business components and technology architecture
Today’s mature cloud-based ITSM solutions can give you the flexibility and agility you need—without sacrificing security, stability or performance. In this THINKstrategies, Inc. white paper, you’ll learn why businesses are moving to cloud-based ITSM and the advantages they’ve achieved. Explore how this innovative approach to IT management might be right for your organization.
This paper examines algorithm agility, how it fits into the current and evolving security landscape and how your business can enhance online security through a more flexible, scalable approach to SSL certification.
Effective collaboration between marketing and IT continues to be crucially important. As we enter an era where our business agility will be defined by the flexibility of operation of our marketing tools, technology in marketing is a key focus.
Read ‘The guide to building your marketing technology stack’ to learn more about how technology can enhance every area of marketing:
• Rediscover the technology in marketing landscape
• Explore the latest in marketing automation
• See how content and social fit into your overall strategy
Cisco Unified Data Center unifies compute, storage, networking, virtualization, and management into a single platform. The result is operational simplicity and business agility -- essential for cloud computing and deploying IT as a Service.
To keep pace with new business demands, rising customer expectations, and emerging technologies, IT leaders are realizing an important opportunity: infrastructure outsourcing. These services, including colocation, hosting, and cloud computing, give IT organizations the flexibility and agility to better serve the needs of the business.
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.