Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for years. As the technology leaves the early adopter phase and becomes mainstream, many organizations find themselves scrambling to overcome the challenges that come with a more distributed infrastructure. One of those difficulties is getting through a major cloud migration.
It is one thing to roll out a few applications and cloud pilot projects, it is an entirely different challenge to start using the cloud across multiple lines of business at massive scale. That is the point that organizations are beginning to reach, and the time has come to take a serious look at cloud migration best practices.
This white paper describes the trends that are not only keeping the mainframe market alive but are supporting its growth. The growing complexity of IT makes consolidation and simplification of IT asset management essential. At the same time, increases in energy costs and concern about the environment are also impacting markets. Mainframes are uniquely positioned to provide the automation and virtualization today's complex infrastructures require while using less energy.
"Your key to a successful hybrid cloud design
Enterprise adoption of cloud has become mainstream, with most businesses choosing a hybrid cloud approach. A unified hybrid cloud stitches together on- and off-premises cloud resources so you can benefit from agility and scalability of public cloud while getting the performance, cost and security benefits of private cloud.
This paper covers:
Why businesses choose a unified hybrid cloud architecture.
How you can gain the full benefit of a hybrid infrastructure.
How app modernization on/off premises can position you for success.
Why the data layer is critical to bridging the cloud divide.
Download this 451 Research paper to learn about things to keep in mind when designing a successful cloud strategy.
As flash costs continue to drop and new, flash-driven designs help to magnify the compelling economic advantages AFAs offer relative to HDD-based designs, mainstream adoption of AFAs —first for primary storage workloads and then ultimately for secondary storage workloads — will accelerate. Well-designed AFAs that still leverage legacy interfaces like SAS will be able to meet many performance requirements over the next year or two.
Those IT organisations that aim to best position themselves to handle future growth will want to look at next-generation AFA offerings, as the future is no longer flash-optimised architectures (implying that HDD design tenets had to be optimised around) —
it is flash-driven architectures.
Hyperconvergence has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because it represents the next step in the evolution of IT resource delivery. This technology takes the idea of integrating compute, storage and networking that started with converged systems design and has improved on those architectures by adding deeper levels of abstraction and automation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors promise simplified operation and the ability to quickly and easily expand capacity by deploying and launching additional modules; simplicity has been the key selling point for the HCI pioneers.
As HCI ventures even deeper into the enterprise and cloud environments, the architectures will need to become more efficient, agile and adaptable to help IT professionals shoulder the burden of rapidly growing data sets and workloads. This report discusses the benefits of HCI and the enhancements that must be
made to expand HCI deeper into the mainstream enterprise datacenter.
Over time, hybrid cloud will increasingly become the mainstream deployment model for IT infrastructure. Flash storage brings with it many benefits necessary in hybrid cloud environments, and IDC already views it as a requirement for enterprise workloads that have any performance sensitivity. This IDC white paper discusses the state of enterprise storage with respect to the evolving cloud storage market, explains why flash storage is needed in these environments, and then discusses what Pure Storage, a leading all-flash array vendor, brings to the table in this area. The document concludes with a short service provider case study.
Social and technological changes are transforming the nature of network traffic, raising network costs and performance issues. Learn how to proactively manage the WAN as new Web protocols, consumer and corporate video and cloud-delivered applications become mainstream.
The analytics and BI platform market's multiyear shift of focus from IT-led reporting to business-led self-service analytics is now mainstream. Data and analytics leaders should invest in modern platforms for greater accessibility, agility and analytical insight from a diverse range of data sources.
With the increasing mainstream adoption of big data infrastructure — highly distributed file storage and query tools — more businesses are taking a new look at what business intelligence and analytics can do to grow revenue, increase profits and ultimately develop strategic relationships with customers.
"Although they have been around for several years, virtual desktop and application virtualization solutions have not yet gone mainstream in most enterprises. That’s bound to change, however, given advances in the technologies and the increasing need to deliver a great computing experience to mobile device users.
Read this Executive Viewpoint Q&A with VMware Senior VP and General Manager of Desktops Sumit Dhawan, as he explains why it’s time to revisit virtual desktop and application virtualization technologies. "
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Feb 17, 2016
In this study, we begin with a brief overview of current SMB requirements and challenges. Next we examine how the cost and operational benefits delivered by cloud-based business application solutions have propelled these solutions into mainstream business and technology practices.
Published By: AppSense
Published Date: Oct 06, 2011
Research carried out with readers of The Register tells us that virtualisation has permeated into the consciousness of the mainstream IT user and buyer community. However, as we move from x86 server to desktop virtualisation we find varying levels of understanding. 'Desktop virtualisation' can be taken to mean client partitioning, 'traditional' Windows Terminal or Citrix-based thin client activity or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
The Constellation AstroChartTM supplies a visual guide of the trends impacting Data to Decisions. After
assessing boardroom priorities, organizations should employ AstroCharts to inform
This report contains two AstroCharts: one identifying Business Trends and one identifying Technology
Trends. The AstroCharts’ vertical axes plot “Organizational Adoption” rates from Mainstream to
Early Adopter to Bleeding Edge. Horizontal axes plot “Business Impact,” the impact of the trend on an
organization’s business model, from Incremental to Transformational to Exponential. The Constellation
AstroChart moves beyond both the hype and constraints of the standard 2 x 2 grid to identify the
dynamics impacting the entire market.
This report applies Constellation’s AstroChart to the Constellation’s business theme of Data to
Decisions. This research domain examines the enablement of data-driven decisions across organizations.
Holistic, data-informed decisions require a multidisciplin
Mainstream enterprises should start taking advantage of the new capabilities being delivered by software-defined networking architectures. This research identifies a pragmatic roadmap for infrastructure and operations leaders to leverage the benefits associated with SDN.
In a world where digital is mainstream, the IT function lives or dies on the way it delivers technology services, responds to issues and manages expectations. Are you ready for the future?
Download this report to discover:
• what role IT has to play in developing a future-ready, connected enterprise
• why fundamental changes to the IT operating model are necessary
• six key areas where IT must deliver to avoid getting left behind.
As an industry expert in VoIP and UC technologies, I am personally declaring "2011 as the Year of Videoconferencing". Yes videoconferencing is here and it's going mainstream - BIG time. Read this white paper to find out why.
Published By: MEDIAmobz
Published Date: Apr 07, 2014
Are you product launch plans competitive? Once upon a time watching video online was a niche activity. As video has become widely available on mobile devices, it was become a mainstream activity.
According to eMarketer's March 2014 report, video has and will continue to enjoy the highest ad-spending growth rate across both mobile and desktop. This white paper speaks to mission-critical inclusion of video in our product launch plans.
Published By: MEDIAmobz
Published Date: May 21, 2014
Are your product launch plans competitive? Once upon a time watching video online was a niche activity. As video has become widely available on mobile devices, it was become a mainstream activity. According to eMarketer's March 2014 report, video has and will continue to enjoy the highest ad-spending growth rate across both mobile and desktop. This white paper speaks to mission-critical inclusion of video in your product launch plans.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Feb 18, 2014
Read the new Enterprise Strategy Report (ESG) analyst report. ESG projects that as NAC transforms into EVAS (Endpoint Visibility, Access & Security) it will become even more of a mainstream IT technology.