Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Once upon a time, several generations ago (in technology years), IT departments were internal departments, focused on maintaining infrastructure and services within the company. Some companies may have had external-facing services, particularly web services, but this was still generally a narrow and restricted area. IT wasn’t a revenue-generating or strategic department; it was a supporting environment viewed as a cost center.
One of the outcomes of an infrastructure-focused environment is that developers lost a sense of what their code was doing. Release cycles were long, and changes were slow. A developer would work on something and throw the code into testing or operations, and it would be released months later. Because of that long lead time, engineers lost the joy of being a developer—of creating something and seeing it work in real life.
One of the great, powerful changes with digital transformation and related cultural and technology changes like DevOps is that it reintroduce
IBM and Red Hat provide a range of technology and services that can support their customers’ IT and development needs. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an emerging Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) technology assessment study to examine the ways in which customers utilize solutions by both companies in tandem and the impacts achieved as a result. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of solutions using both IBM and Red Hat offerings on their organizations.
Forrester interviewed five organizations that use IBM and Red Hat offerings together. These interviewees are focused on modernizing infrastructure and applications to resolve legacy architecture challenges and meet quickly changing market needs. These companies adopted a wide range of solutions from IBM (including IBM Power, IBM Z, IBM Cloud Paks, middleware, and professional services) and Red Hat (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenShift, JBoss, a
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices producing 600Zb of data, driving enterprises to assess their IT infrastructures to keep pace with unprecedented data processing demands. Is your business ready to handle this data explosion?
In this on-demand webinar, you’ll hear Tim Parker, Vice President of Network Services at Flexential, and Craig Matsumoto, Senior Analyst of Data Center Services at 451 Research, discuss the evolution of data – and how enterprises are processing and creating it. Download now to hear Parker and Matsumoto examine how edge computing solutions are meeting the latency demands of an increasingly digitized world.
Organizations expect their IT departments to deliver a SAN storage infrastructure that can support faster rollout of applications and services, continuous and fast access to data in key applications, and efficient scale to address corporate data growth without comparable growth in IT expenses. This IDC white paper reviews the key SAN storage features required to meet such challenges and the NetApp SAN storage portfolio offerings that best address your needs.
For your hybrid cloud, you need visibility and actionable intelligence across both on-premises infrastructure and multiple cloud services. Learn how the right analytics software will help you gain new insights into your IT Infrastructure and improve control of your data in the hybrid cloud.
Access to comprehensive, up-to-date information about your infrastructure is critical to meeting the challenges of a service-led IT organization. You need visibility into your entire IT infrastructure, including both multi-vendor and multi-cloud environments, so you can make data-driven decisions and improve IT services. Discover how you can manage, monitor, and report on IT services across your entire data infrastructure so you can drive intelligent business decisions and reduce costs.
Published By: Staples
Published Date: May 24, 2016
It’s a business reality: Companies are always looking to trim costs, and IT budgets are no exception.
In your next deep dive, don’t overlook printing expenses. By assessing your existing infrastructure and processes through a managed print services (MPS) program, you can lower your total cost of ownership by 15 to 30 percent.
Learn more by reading this white paper from Staples Business Advantage.
While holding the promise of HD quality, enriched services, and the benefits of a common packet switched access infrastructure, the adoption of infrastructure-based voice over LTE (VoLTE), along with rich communications such as video and real-time messaging, has stalled over the last few years with concerns around quality, security, and cost. During that time, the value of the phone number as a globally significant user ID and key services such as SMS and MMS have been relegated by phone manufacturers, over the top (OTT) services, and even the subscribers themselves as “technologies of last resort.” Finally, the proliferation of 4G, together with the emergence of network functions virtualization (NFV), powered by Intel®, Hewlett Packard Enterprise* (HPE), and Metaswitch*, is allowing network operators to take charge of the consumer’s communications experience, once more.
Cloud, social, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly central to business decisions as the pace of digitization accelerates. The impact of software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure within the datacenter is substantial. These technologies add complexity but offer enticing opportunities for new business models, revenue streams, operating efficiencies, and agility that organizations must pursue if they want to remain competitive and viable. This pursuit requires businesses to keep up with current and emerging technologies and applications and transform the ways in which they conduct business. At the core of "keeping up" is an organization's datacenter strategy — with an associated technology and services strategy that will either create industry laggards or accelerate innovators.
Application performance and delivery have changed.
Should your network change too?
Cloud is changing the fundamentals of how IT teams deliver applications
and manage their performance. Applications are increasingly deployed
farther from users, crossing networks outside of IT’s direct control. Instead
of enterprise data centers, many apps now reside in public and hybrid cloud
environments. There are even new breeds of applications, built upon
microservices and containers.
Today, IT needs modern solutions that:
? Extend on-premises networks, apps, and infrastructure resources
to the cloud.
? Maintain high levels of performance, user experience, and security
across all applications, including microservices based apps.
? Sustain operational consistency across on-premises and
? Move away from the expense, complexity, and poor performance
of traditional networking methods.
These solutions are available for apps running on Google Cloud Platform
(GCP) through the allia
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: May 15, 2018
A comprehensive service visibility strategy with automated infrastructure discovery and service mapping gives a clear view into business-critical services. Quickly locate potential problems before downtime happens. Learn best practices to develop your service visibility framework. Read this eBook.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
The cloud is impacting WAN architectures. IT leaders looking to use a cloud-based infrastructure and/or application services, especially high-bandwidth, real-time voice and video over Internet Protocol applications, should strategically locate communications hubs outside the enterprise data center.
To move your business from its current state to the connected enterprise, you have to define a common API to your database and other systems, while providing the infrastructure to support the new model. The new systems must incorporate the security safeguards while ensuring the infrastructure can support the
new growing, but variable, load. With the rapid adoption of mobile and web-based services across the industry, the REST architecture has emerged as the de facto standard for API integration across systems. This white paper addresses the concepts of REST, creating REST APIs for your databases and integrating with other systems:
• What is REST?
• Why use REST for database access?
• Building REST infrastructure for database access
• The REST enabled database
• Integrating REST with other services
• Criteria for selecting REST services platform
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
IT and business are changing rapidly. Growth opportunities in new markets, evolving customer behaviors and preferences,
increased competitive pressure, and new standards in regulatory compliance are causing organizations to adapt their
operations and processes.1
Even so, rigid legacy IT infrastructure can keep you from adjusting to change and reduce the business value of IT. These
complex environments often limit flexibility, speed, and scalability, resulting in slow application and service delivery. As
a result, your organization can experience broad effects, especially within your IT operations and development teams.
Developers need resources to be provisioned and scaled quickly so they can begin work immediately when an idea strikes.
They also want more control over those resources while they are in use. However, with complex, hard-to-manage environments and manual processes, IT operations teams often struggle to provide resources and services at the speed that
developers demand. Th
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
This assessment shows that enterprises adopt Red Hat Fuse because they
believe in a community-based open source approach to integration for
modernizing their integration infrastructure that delivers strong ROI. For these
organizations, Fuse was part of a larger digital transformation initiative and was
also used to modernize integration.
IDC interviewed organizations using Fuse to integrate important business
applications across their heterogeneous IT environments. These Red Hat
customers reported that Fuse has enabled them to complete substantially
more integrations at a higher quality level, thereby supporting their efforts
to deliver timely and functional applications and digital services. Efficiencies
in application integration with Fuse have generated significant value for
study participants, which IDC quantifies at an average value of $75,453 per
application integrated per year ($985,600 per organization). They have
attained this value by:
A highly resilient data and communications network that supports easy accessibility and cost efficiency is a requirement for hospitals and medical facilities that seek to leverage technology to digitally transform their processes.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) provides a broad range of robust and secure networking, infrastructure and communication products and services to connect patients, caregivers, staff and the entire healthcare ecosystem. ALE specialized data and communications networks for healthcare providers optimize the care pathway through improved communications and more efficient processes to provide more timely, safe and effective care.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
A majority of environments today are cross-platform, combining both PCs and Macs. The result has become a common IT challenge: How can you maintain Macs in a network environment with a PC-centric infrastructure and with Windows-based network services?
In this White Paper IDC sees the use of static x86 server configurations is quickly becoming an outdated concept with the introduction of modern solutions based on blade architectures, which can offer both intelligent configuration and management and the ability to perform physical-to-virtual migration to promote uptime and efficient resource usage. When combined with the quickly maturing x86 hypervisor technologies available from a variety of solution providers, the synergy of blade architectures and virtualization offers customers the ability to dramatically increase utilization of their server investments, boost uptime, provide a more resilient and available infrastructure, and roll out new infrastructure and services more quickly.
To better support the business, I&O managers often turn to IT service support management (ITSSM) tools. ITSSM tools enable IT operations organizations, specifically infrastructure and operations (I&O) managers, to better support the production environment. ITSSM tools automate the tasks and workflows associated with the management and delivery of quality IT services to the business. The vendors in this Magic Quadrant offer integrated products that address functionality from a combined perspective of people, processes and tooling. BMC was rated as a leader by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant.
SSL certificates have moved beyond the ‘Buy’ page. They are embedded in your business. For example,
they protect remote communications via webmail, chat and IM. Browser-to-server communications
for cloud-based services require SSL certificates to protect confidential information. In addition, SSL
certificates are used to secure server-to-server communications for applications and data exchange.
In fact, SSL Certificates are a business-critical part of your IT infrastructure. However, managing
individual certificates in a large organization is complicated by multiple locations, many servers,
different business units, and rapidly growing Web-based services.
In Forrester’s 24-criteria evaluation of videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services vendors, we identified the 10 most significant OEMs — Acano, AGT, Avaya, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco Systems, Lifesize, Pexip, Polycom, Videxio, and Vidyo — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: May 05, 2015
In today’s challenging economic environment, IT planners are continuously seeking innovative ways to enhance service levels and contain costs. Forward-looking organizations are revamping IT infrastructure and deploying virtualization solutions and private cloud services to improve business agility and reduce equipment and operating expenses.
Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many
aspects of store and enterprise operations.
An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in
evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ