Enterprises are using applications to gain competitive advantage.
Success in this technology-based environment requires agility and
flexibility. And if IT wants to be the primary technology solution partner
for the business, the IT staff needs processes and tools in place to
deliver solutions at a much faster pace.
As digital services propel more and more business processes, cloud
technology is proving to be a crucial addition to the IT services portfolio.
It is far more scalable, and in many cases more cost effective, than its
predecessors. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and softwaredefined
data center technologies—virtualized computing, networking,
and storage—have helped IT address the “fast IT” challenge.
Today's datacenter networks must better adapt to and accommodate business-critical application workloads. Datacenters will have to increasingly adapt to virtualized workloads and to the ongoing enterprise transition to private and hybrid clouds. Pressure will mount on datacenters not only to provide increased bandwidth for 3rd Platform applications such as cloud and data analytics but also to deliver the agility and dynamism necessary to accommodate shifting traffic patterns (with more east-west traffic associated with server-to-server flows, as opposed to the traditional north-south traffic associated with client/server computing). Private cloud and legacy applications will also drive daunting bandwidth and connectivity requirements. This Technology Spotlight examines the increasing bandwidth requirements in enterprise datacenters, driven by both new and old application workloads, cloud and noncloud in nature. It also looks at how Cisco is meeting the bandwidth challenge posed by 3rd
When you’re a worldwide manufacturer with a premium brand, you can’t afford production bottlenecks or live with creaking systems that stifle your inventiveness. Now, with a new Cisco network architecture implemented by Black Box Network Services, Whirlpool Corporation has greater operational agility and efficiency.
Today the network is critical in driving change in virtually all organizations as they take their digital transformation journey. This transformation journey will help organizations increase agility, improve productivity, better engage with customers, and protect key intellectual property and assets. The network edge has a pivotal role to play in this transformation and carries perhaps the broadest set of responsibilities when compared to the core and to data center networks. As shown in Figure 1, when comparing each layer of the network, the network edge has a broad breadth of responsibility in the campus. This is also true for the branch
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Aug 16, 2017
"Collaboration technology has the potential to
transform many aspects of the IT department’s
working practices. Discover how collaboration technology enables IT
departments to be more productive, efficient,
Software Defined Networking (SDN) allows organizations to deliver networking with the same level of flexibility and agility as virtualization has allowed them to deliver other parts of their infrastructure. This free webinar will examine current networking architectures at a high level.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 20, 2014
Regardless of where data resides, in a physical, virtual, or cloud environment, Symantec helps businesses realize the scalability and cost benefits of the agile data center. Read the Solutions Brief, “Achieving Business Agility through an Agile Data Center” to learn more.
IT teams today are under pressure to build on-premises environments that mimic the agility and flexibility of public cloud services. It’s a challenge for IT teams to choose the right technology to invest in for servicing on-premises workloads. With high automation and minimal configuration or management, composable infrastructure fast tracks IT modernization by aligning IT delivery and operations, giving seamless access to dynamic, automated resources that can react in real-time.
Capitalizing on the transformative potential of private cloud requires leveraging the differentiators that will drive exponential value down the road. This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value and to how best incorporate them into your environment, based on the latest research, technologies and solutions.
Organizations are shifting to Cloud to improve agility, reduce costs and increase IT efficiency. To achieve the benefits promised by Cloud, your storage infrastructure needs to be virtualized and provide the required automation and management capabilities.
Watch this webinar to learn how you can quickly convert existing storage to Cloud storage, standardize advanced data protection capabilities, and utilize advanced data-driven analytics to optimize tiering across storage systems --- reducing per unit storage costs up to 50% and freeing up valuable IT budget.
Mobile capture is quickly becoming an important differentiator for many companies and organizations, especially those in traditionally document-intensive fields like banking, insurance, healthcare and government operations. According to a 2014 study conducted by AIIM, 45% of companies feel that mobile capture is vitally important, pointing to the competitive need for improved process agility and customer service across the board.Discover the top 10 questions to ask before you make your investment in mobile capture.
Reducing costs is still a primary reason companies turn to Software as a Service (SaaS). But those at the front of the pack, like cloud leaders in general, are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal—unlocking competitive advantage. These cloud leaders, called Pacesetters, are finding the reduced TCO is only the beginning of advantages offered by SaaS. Read this paper to learn how and why reducing TCO is just the beginning of the benefits offered by SaaS.
EMA is very much aligned with the directions that IBM is taking in its IT operations analytics strategy and product portfolio. While there is room for improvement, EMA remains optimistic that Netcool Operations Insight is the next step in a continuing set of leadership moves by the company.
In today's technology landscape, IT organizations face many diverse and ever-changing challenges that require flexibility in cloud deployment. Many companies have heard of the hybrid cloud and the opportunities it can offer, but like with all technologies, businesses want to know more. This webcast aims to shed more light on the topic, as we bring to you the insights of Forrester Research, business leaders and industry experts addressing similar situations.
Extend your existing datacenter resources into public clouds with secure hybrid cloud. Improve business agility. Increase flexibility. Cut costs.
During the hour, Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst at Forrester will be joined by industry experts and business leaders to discuss the challenges of hybrid cloud and how enabling choice and control across a secure hybrid cloud can help businesses simplify heterogeneous cloud deployment.
With a global monthly reach consisting of more than 500 million mobile users and billions of requests, Tapjoy historically relied heavily on their IT footprint. They needed an environment that would allow them to accelerate the development and improve the performance of their big data algorithms, which help drive real time decision-making that delivers the best content to their global audience.
Read more to learn how Tapjoy engineers opted for a cloud-based model to run their big data platform instead of bare metal, prioritizing agility and the ability to scale over bare metal performance.
The role of the CIO has changed more in the past five years than any other position in the corporate world. IT leaders are now partners with business leaders, and they are tasked with helping companies respond to competitive pressures as quickly as possible. In an effort to improve overall IT agility, compute and application technology has evolved significantly through the use of mobility, virtualization and cloud computing. However, the network itself has yet to evolve, limiting the overall agility of IT today. These technology shifts have transformed almost every part of the enterprise. However, to maximize the potential of these investments, the network must also transform. Read more to learn how.
Why do data centers need network automation? As application workloads are redefined, data centers must change. This IDC Whitepaper looks at how network automation and orchestration can aid this transition, building simpler and more agile networks.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Mar 12, 2014
The buzz around the cloud is very real. It offers
considerable business agility, cost efficiencies
and service improvements to IT managers. What
the buzz doesn’t tell you is that getting to the
point where the cloud brings these benefits to
your organization isn’t easy. So the real question
becomes: What do you need to keep in mind
when integrating cloud computing into an IT
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Jun 20, 2014
Transitioning your organization to a service-defined model will help your IT department deliver critical applications and capabilities that your lines of business need to stay competitive, at the pace your line of business managers need them. This brief discusses five considerations that will help you understand the benefits of the service-defined enterprise and help make the transition from technology-defined to service-defined a smooth one.
This Oracle FSN white paper provides CFOs with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the Cloud to drive greater agility in response to economic and competitive change, and more flexibility and choice in how you deploy and manage enterprise applications.
Dive into the key factors that enable Cisco Unified Computing System, powered by the Intel Xeon® processor, to change the way IT organizations work.
Download the brief to learn how Cisco UCS can help IT become an integrated, strategic part of your organization.
Cisco Unified Data Center unifies compute, storage, netw orking,
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.