With the rise of companies such as Netflix and Uber, the marketplace is feeling the impact of “digital disruptors”—fast-moving, application-centric organizations that are taking advantage of digitalization to create thriving and market-changing business models.
In an effort to stay competitive, more enterprises are adopting multi-cloud strategies as a means “to optimize workload performance and cost” across their IT environment, both on and off premises.
The trend brief “Top Trends Driving the Need for Unified Cloud Management” discusses how a cloud management platform (CMP) enables IT organizations to accelerate IT services delivery and improve data center operations while maintaining control across multi-cloud environments. The brief highlights the VMware enterprise-ready cloud management platform based on VMware vRealize® Suite and powered by Intel® based server platforms.
Enterprise mobile capabilities ideally complement, protect, and enable market-leading mobile applications to improve workforce productivity and intelligence and enable increased sales performance as a result. After a number of years of considering the relative value of various new devices, mobile device management (MDM) paradigms, development methodologies, new services, and new connectivity models, retailers are ramping up investments in enterprise mobility. Rugged devices can be part of this business outcome-centered approach, adding enterprise mobility to deliver great experiences and comparatively reduce the economic cost of doing so — importantly, doing so with continued ease in supportability, excellence in performance, and consistency in usability. Retailers are continuing to invest in deployment of secure ruggedized mobile devices for many reasons that are explored in this white paper.
Application performance management (APM) tools allow enterprises to proactively manage their investments in bandwidth and the business-critical applications used every day. An application performance management solution is recognized as an essential component of WAN optimization-techniques that help businesses get the best possible performance from existing networks.
However, building a business case for an application performance management solution requires more than a belief in its benefits. It requires some data to quantify the value of a bottom-line result.
This white paper reviews ten business scenarios in which application performance management solutions are used to monitor applications across the WAN deliver a quantifiable Return on Investment (ROI). Example cases and calculations are provided for each scenario, describing how companies have quantified the value of an APM solution in that area.