Up to 60% of all cloud deployments stall or fail during the implementation process. Don’t let your business be one of them. Read this checklist to help identify your business needs and help the cloud hosting provider identify what services are best suited for your business to avoid a failed cloud.
We have created the Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Cloud to help you better decipher the many aspects of cloud computing. Download the eBook and understand what the cloud is and the various service and deployment models available to you.
By moving to the cloud technology company, VIIAD, reduced its costs by 50%. Read this Cloud Computing article to see how you can do the same by learning the 6 lessons that were learned when moving applications to the cloud.
This playbook is meant for all Microsoft partners—including SIs, hosters, resellers and VARs—looking to tap into this massive opportunity and set up a managed services business on Azure.
This book provides a framework for those looking to build a managed services practice—and some best practices for those who are a little further along on their cloud MSP journey. This book is especially valuable for partners who are either transacting or looking to transact via the CSP platform and license structure. The insights in this playbook are sourced from interviews and surveys with more than 50 Cloud MSPs. These interviews were conducted by AMI Partners Inc.
Enterprise security should not be taken lightly but it also doesn't have to be a major roadblock either. By following these guidelines, organizations can structure security and compliance programs to take advantage of the economic advantages of managed cloud applications and services while meeting organizational security and compliance objectives.
Cloud computing allows companies to use IT resources as a service, taking advantage of shared applications, processing and storage managed within the cloud - either inside a private cloud at an internal data center, or in an external cloud at a service provider. Greater robustness of the virtualized servers supporting this new IT model will ensure a resilient cloud infrastructure capable of delivering "on-demand" access to users.
Designing and implementing an enterprise security plan can be a daunting task for any business. To help facilitate this endeavor NaviSite has developed a manageable process and checklist that can be used by enterprise security, compliance, and IT professionals as a framework for crafting a successful cloud computing security plan. It defines seven steps—sequentially—that have been tested and refined through NaviSite’s experiences helping hundreds of companies secure enterprise resources according to best practices. This plan enables organizations to gain the economic advantages of secure and compliant managed cloud services.
Published By: Ipswitch
Published Date: May 02, 2014
With fewer resources and an increasing volume and size of file transfers each year, moving files in the extended enterprise has never seemed more complex. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn how to tackle the challenge of higher costs, increasing volume and size of file transfers, and fewer resources with one mature, managed file transfer process.
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 19, 2015
Collaboration services, email, managed services, and backups and disaster recovery are the most common current use cases for cloud services, according to the results of a new SANS survey on cloud security. The 485 IT professionals who participated in the survey reported using a variety of cloud providers and service models, including software-as-aservice (SaaS) cloud offerings, along with a fairly even mix of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) implementations. Most respondents said they are investing in both public and private clouds as needs dictate.
How to navigate a crowded vendor landscape and find the best endpoint protection solution
According to the 2018 SANS Endpoint Security Survey, more than 80 percent of known breaches involve an endpoint. That’s why finding the most effective endpoint protection has never been more important. Unfortunately, with hundreds of options on the market, all claiming the same “next-gen” features, choosing the best endpoint security for your organization can be challenging.
Read the Endpoint Protection Buyers Guide to learn:
• Why you should ensure that the solution you choose includes these five key elements: prevention (NGAV), detection (EDR), managed threat hunting (MDR), threat intelligence, and IT hygiene and vulnerability assessment
• Details on the role each of these elements plays in ensuring your organization’s security
• The evaluation criteria you should apply and questions to ask to ensure a solution is truly effective
• How the cloud-native CrowdStrike Falcon® next-gen endpoint prote
Published By: Insight
Published Date: Nov 27, 2017
In the new work world, traditional support will not keep workers engaged — or IT transformational. Meet Insight Managed Office, the ultimate end-to-end DaaS solution that helps IT orchestrate modern devices and secure cloud apps.
The numbers show a clear trend: there is a growing consensus among CISOs that outsourcing security services is a viable option. In this paper Forrester shares the results of their 15-criteria evaluation of the top ten emerging players in the MSSP market.
Breaking the link between access devices and virtual desktops (VDI) in a data center provides numerous benefits including cost efficiency and access transparency regardless of a user’s physical location. However, as more organizations move away from a physical desktop to VDI, they must decide whether they should build it themselves or purchase an all-in-one cloud service.
This white paper highlights the benefits of using a managed desktop cloud service that provides infrastructural support while reducing infrastructure and operational costs.
Access now to discover how other organizations are saving money by utilizing a managed cloud service.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 08, 2016
The biggest challenges around cloud adoption aren¹t the technologies involved but rather involve finding the people that can effectively leverage those technologies to provide the best outcome for an organization. Learn how to implement a cheaper and faster cloud by understanding:
• The challenges of a hybrid, managed and DIY cloud
• How cloud providers are better at detecting attacks
• DIY versus managed hosted clouds
Passwords are the keys to your corporate apps in the cloud and they're managed ad-hoc and insecurely in spreadsheets, sticky notes & browser cache. Signup for a free IronStratus account and start securely managing access to your cloud apps in minutes
Discover the simplest and most cost-effective approach to hybrid cloud using a highly scalable, fully managed open cloud like Ubuntu OpenStack.
Watch this on-demand webinar to find out from our experts how Canonical’s and QTS’ proven reference architectures, deployment methodologies, and unrivaled support offer IT organizations the biggest bang for their buck plus...
• Why the evolution of technology and complexity of managing your hybrid clouds increases IT costs.
• How open clouds can be designed to meet your anticipated growth needs.
• Build versus buy? Why private open cloud is a financially sound choice.
• Why companies like yours are choosing Canonical and QTS to build, operate and fully manage their OpenStack cloud.
• A customer case study detailing the economic impact of open cloud.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
Industry analysts expect rapid growth in the private cloud market over the next five years as CIO’s use private clouds to transform their IT environment. This growth expectation is not surprising as private clouds provide businesses with many features of a public cloud along with the security, control, and performance of a dedicated environment. While private clouds provide many advantages, they are also exceedingly complex and are difficult to manage. They must be implemented and managed by experts who understand cloud architecture and know how to upgrade, patch, monitor, and scale a cloud environment.
Read this report from AIIM to discover what issues on-premise ECM users are facing, how external collaboration support is managed, what cloud and mobile functionalities users are requesting, and what alternative scenarios are being considered.
When you’re faced with growing expectations to create business value with limited resources, where can you turn? Increasingly, IT organizations are looking to trusted IT services providers like IBM to help reduce cost, manage complexity, maintain leading-edge skills and adopt technology innovation. Read the white paper to find out how managed services and cloud computing can help you deliver on the transformation agenda your business requires. Plus get guidance on the top 10 criteria to consider when selecting an external partner.
In a multi-database world, startups and enterprises are embracing a wide variety of tools to build sophisticated and scalable applications. IBM Compose Enterprise delivers a fully managed cloud data platform so you can run MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, RabbitMQ and etcd in dedicated data clusters.
Once you know that a document oriented database is the best database for your application, you will have to decide where and how you'll deploy the software and its associated infrastructure. Download this white paper for an outline of the deployment options available when you select IBM® Cloudant® as your JSON store.
IBM Platform LSF family provides a complete set of workload management capabilities for demanding, distributed HPC environments. In this video, we will learn how a genomics workflow can be managed in a multi-architecture, hybrid-cloud environment with the IBM Platform LSF family. Featuring IBM Platform Application Center and IBM Process Manager, learn how these add-on products can help to drive productivity through easy-to-use interfaces for managing complex computational workflow.
IBM B2B Cloud Services comprise a comprehensive set of cloud-based B2B integration features and capabilities, which can be delivered on demand, as fully managed services, or under a hybrid management model. With IBM B2B Cloud Services, enterprises can meet a range of trading partner onboarding and management requirements, as well as improving reliability and performance of and control over multi-enterprise process automations.