This IDC analyst white paper discusses an important sea change happening in IT: the development of expert integrated systems. Converged systems are becoming increasingly important in the systems market. Similarly, convergence is occurring in middleware core runtime services for application development and deployment that are being unified as an enterprise application platform. Given the similarity in derived value propositions, converged systems and platforms are coming together as integrated systems; with the addition of capabilities focused on deployment, management, and optimization, integrated systems become expert integrated systems.
In March 2014, Cisco Systems commissioned Forrester
Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study
and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Cisco UCS on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated
with a Cisco UCS implementation, Forrester interviewed
several customers with multiple years of experience using
Cisco UCS. Cisco Unified Computing System and servers
unify computing, networking, management, virtualization, and
storage access into a single integrated architecture
Technological integration doesn’t happen overnight, of course. It takes years of behind-the-scenes teamwork and engineering—backed by decades of expertise, research, and development—to have a broad and lasting impact.
This special edition of Unleashing IT highlights the fruits of those labors, showcasing the unparalleled alignment of Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel technologies. In the following pages, you’ll read about the advancement and unique value of integrated solutions, spanning cloud environments, data centers, and management tools. You’ll also hear from organizations that are taking advantage of these converged technologies, including King County, Provincia Net, and Swinburne University.
With Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel, you have a triad of innovators and leaders that recognize the value of integration, virtualization, and unified management. A triad that continues to work behind-the-scenes to reduce the complexity and increase the capability of enterprise solutions.
The need for threat-focused next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) that can effectively mitigate risks that traditional unified threat management (UTM) and point solutions cannot is highlighted by numerous studies, including one from Cisco that reported that every organization should assume it has been hacked. Cisco threat researchers found malicious traffic was visible on 100 percent of the corporate networks that they observed, with evidence that adversaries had often penetrated those networks and were frequently operating undetected over a long period.
VMware AirWatch gives enterprises identity, productivity and collaboration solutions through enterprise mobility management. The VMware AirWatch platform gives end users a seamless digital workspace, so they can be more effective on the go. A future-proof mobility platform enables IT to support business initiatives now and in the future with features:
• Broadest OS and device support with same-day updates
• Unified identity management framework across solutions
• Suite of integrated productivity and collaboration apps
• Centralized content management and collaboration
• Global scalability with multi-tenant framework
AirWatch offers a unique vision for identity, mobile, network and Infrastructure that is trusted by more than 16,000+ organizations, including 500 of the Global 2000, and has been positioned as a leader by Gartner in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise
Published By: Centrify
Published Date: Sep 08, 2015
Read this IDC Buyer’s Case Study focused on how a prekindergarten through grade 12 school district located in Grand Island, Nebraska, implemented the Centrify Identity Service to integrate the school system's fleet of Mac computers with Active Directory and provide unified access management, authorization, password management, and authentication capabilities.
In this 60-minute webinar, discover how VMware AirWatch®, the world’s leader in Enterprise Mobility Management, enables end users with a digital workspace and empowers IT with a unified and secure mobility platform. Recently recognized as the leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management for the sixth consecutive year, VMware AirWatch is at the forefront of the Enterprise Mobility Management space. Watch now to learn more about our comprehensive Enterprise Mobility Management platform and the VMware AirWatch solutions.
Unified endpoint management (UEM) enables organizations to take a consistent approach to manage and secure every endpoint, any app and content, and across deployment use cases from a single holistic platform. AirWatch is the first leading platform to unify these endpoints together and the benefits organizations are seeing is tremendous.
With Windows 10, Microsoft brings to market a mobile and cloud-ready OS that is poised to have a significant impact on organizations’ end user computing (EUC) strategy. The modern OS offers a unified platform for building apps and extending the organization’s core processes to end users anywhere and using any Windows 10-powered device. However, enterprise wide execution of this business mobility vision comes with its own set of challenges. A 2015 VMware study involving 1,000+ IT decision makers identified the following top concerns for adoption of mobility initiatives:
Reduce the overall cost and complexity of management
Ensure security and control of devices at all times
Minimize the risk of corporate data loss
With a unified endpoint management vision, VMware AirWatch® is strategically positioned to address these challenges. AirWatch's EUC solution enables organizations to fully capitalize on their mobility initiatives and IT departments to redefine themselves as true business enab
As employers, government agencies face a unique set of challenges. Fierce competition to find, keep, and develop the best talent, along with an increasingly intense level of scrutiny is placing human capital front and center. Not having enough staff, not having them properly trained, or having a noncompliant workplace can trigger a public crisis.
Unified talent management is a term used for talent management software solutions that handle all pieces of the talent lifecycle in a single platform that shares data across all aspects of an employee’s career.
Unified talent management technology solutions can help organizations define and use the same criteria for selection, performance management, and development planning, providing visibility into the entire talent pool.
IT can be one of the biggest concerns for businesses today. Security, compliance, enablement, cost control and scalability must all be considered. Additionally, with insurgent trends such as mobility changing the face of business, choosing a partner who is able to consultatively deliver multiple services and solutions is increasingly important.
We have now strengthened the scope of our Unified Computing System by expanding our data centre management capabilities. Fill in your details to the right to download your free white paper and learn how we have become the key supplier of converged technology and services in this space.
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.
Every ten to fifteen years, the types of workloads servers host swiftly shift. This happened with the first single-mission mainframes and today, as disruptive technologies appear in the form of big data, cloud, mobility and security. When such a shift occurs, legacy servers rapidly become obsolete, dragging down enterprise productivity and agility. Fortunately, each new server shift also brings its own suite of enabling technologies, which deliver new economies of scale and entire new computational approaches.
In this interview, long-time IT technologist Mel Beckman talks to HP Server CTO for ISS Americas Tim Golden about his take on the latest server shift, innovative enabling technologies such as software-defined everything, and the benefit of a unified management architecture. Tim discusses key new compute technologies such as HP Moonshot, HP BladeSystem, HP OneView and HP Apollo, as well as the superiority of open standards over proprietary architectures for scalable, cost-effect
HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is an ideal example of the market transition toward integrated computing platforms. Built on HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x converged infrastructure platform, HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. The solution is built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP 3PAR SAN storage, and HP 5900-Series or HP Flex10 networking. The entire stack is managed through HP Insight Control for System Center, which integrates physical and virtual server management through HP Insight with Microsoft System Center 2012 for unified management and orchestration Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, non-integ
More and more enterprises are adopting “bring your own device” (BYOD) initiatives to let employees choose the device they use. The HP BYOD solution, based on the HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC), offers a single-pane-of-glass network and user management solution for your entire network. With an HP BYOD solution, you can efficiently manage your entire infrastructure, secure personally owned devices, and monitor BYOD traffic. HP IMC also goes beyond the unified BYOD essentials by delivering converged management across various networks—physical and virtual, wired and wireless, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Discover how.
In June 2016, VMware interviewed 575 VMware inner circle customers and partners with the goal of collecting Windows 10 insights and IT perspectives from global enterprise, commercial, and SMBs. This flipbook reveals the five key trends that were discovered for Windows 10 adoption and migration. Unified endpoint management (UEM) with Windows 10 and VMware takes these trends into account and gives customers the ability to unify desktop and mobile management under one model.
Windows 10 has the potential to be a quantum leap in IT and end-user productivity. But first, IT needs to educate its teams and end users on how to use, manage and employ Windows 10 to unlock those powerful benefits.
Read this new flipbook to unlock insights into the seven game-changing features that make Windows 10 “ready for today’s mobile-cloud era” —and how IT can deliver a cloud-first unified approach to modern OS management and security.
Windows 10 is Microsoft’s first truly mobile operating system designed to work seamlessly across the unified desktop and mobile devices’ platform. This mobile first, cloud first platform redefines how organizations treat desktop and device management by allowing IT to take full advantage of the new enterprise mobility management (EMM) capabilities. Download the infographic to learn how VMware AirWatch® provides the most comprehensive solution to get your organization Windows 10 ready.
IT organizations are largely siloed between the desktop and mobile management worlds. IT has addressed management of mobile devices with modern enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. However, Windows desktops have been managed separately using older PC lifecycle management (PCLM) technologies, which have fallen short of basic IT and end user expectations of today’s evolved, mobile-cloud workforce.
The VMware AirWatch® Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution is a single, platform-independent approach for managing every device and every operating system across any organizational use case. The solution combines traditional client management requirements with modern EMM efficiencies enabling IT to deliver OS policies, patches, and apps over-the-air. Cloud-first management with instant push technologies and self-service capabilities ensure lower cost management, better security, and peak user experience regardless of the device being used to access the corporate environment.
Windows 10, a mobile and cloud-ready operating system (OS), is poised to significantly impact on organizations' end user computing (EUC) strategy, with a unified platform for building apps and extending the organization's core processes to end users using any Windows 10-powered device. However, enterprise-wide execution of this business mobility vision comes with its own set of challenges. Read this whitepaper to learn how a unified endpoint management solution can enable organizations to fully capitalize on their mobility initiatives and IT departments to redefine themselves as true business enablers.
Apple began aligning management profiles in Mac and iOS software years ago so that Macs could be managed alongside iOS devices with mobile device management (MDM). Each macOS update has delivered additional MDM controls, enabling IT to manage more endpoints together. Unified endpoint management brings together traditional client management with a modern enterprise mobility management framework to simplify the management process for IT. This whitepaper summarizes the key challenges of Mac management and outlines considerations and product features to help ensure a successful deployment.