For two weeks each year, Wimbledon scales from a small business to a global enterprise. After deploying IBM Cloud Orchestrator software, the organization supports a highly agile and scalable cloud environment, rapidly provisioning and deprovisioning virtual IBM System x servers as needed.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
Enterprises are increasingly adopting Linux as a secure, reliable and high-performing platform that lowers acquisition and operating costs while providing the agility needed to anticipate and react to changing business conditions.
In particular, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating environment, which is based on the Linux open-source kernel, has become widely deployed by medium-sized and large businesses, by enterprises in their data centers, and in private and public cloud infrastructures.
RHEL is distributed and supported by Red Hat Inc., the world’s largest provider of open-source software solutions, accounting for 74.7% of worldwide Linux operating system (OS) revenue.
As a development and deployment platform, RHEL offers an efficient, scalable and robust operating environment with certified security and flexible deployment options in physical and virtualized environments.
"VMware Horizon View is an enterprise-class desktop virtualization solution that delivers virtualized or remote desktops and applications to end users through a single platform. Horizon View is a tightly integrated, end-to-end solution built on the industry-leading virtualization platform, VMware vSphere.
Although Horizon View enables levels of availability and agility of desktop services unmatched by traditional PCs, the complexity of deploying and managing thousands of virtual desktops in a VMware environment can be daunting without the right tools. Storage is often the leading cause of end-user performance problems. The NetApp all-flash FAS solution with the FAS8000 platform solves the performance problems commonly found in VDI deployments.
In this reference architecture, NetApp tested VMware Horizon View user and administrator workloads to demonstrate how the NetApp all-flash FAS solution eliminates the most common barriers to virtual desktop adoption.
The testing covered common
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
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Jun 20, 2014
Transitioning your organization to a service-defined model will help your IT department deliver critical applications and capabilities that your lines of business need to stay competitive, at the pace your line of business managers need them. This brief discusses five considerations that will help you understand the benefits of the service-defined enterprise and help make the transition from technology-defined to service-defined a smooth one.
Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the IT landscape, and the conversation around adopting cloud technology has progressed from “if” to “when.” Enterprises are showing strong interest in outsourced (“public”) cloud offerings that can help them reduce costs and increase business agility. These cloud services offer enormous economic benefits but they also pose significant potential risks for enterprises that must safeguard corporate information assets while complying with a myriad of industry and government regulations.
Read this white paper to find out what Symantec is doing help to bridge the gap to cloud computing!
To respond to rapid business environmental changes, enterprises are now adopting a more agile and services-oriented model for centralized IT, often characterized as “private cloud.” Public cloud service providers have become adept at adding new customers, new applications, and more compute-intensive workloads with minimal delay. While traditional enterprise IT may not be able to fully emulate this model, they can use virtualization – both at the levels of servers and storage – to come as close to the cloud as possible. Read this Evaluator Group paper to learn how HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage platforms can be foundational to developing IT agility.
The SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, now on the IBM PureFlex System, provides an open, reliable and secure IT environment with faster deployment, better business agility, lower power consumption, better hardware utilization and lower total cost of ownership.
Most enterprise datacenters are so cluttered with individually constructed servers, including database servers, that staff time is largely taken up with just the maintenance of these systems. As a result, IT service to business users suffers, and the agility of the enterprise suffers. Integrated systems represent an antidote to this problem. By dramatically reducing the amount of setup and maintenance time for the applications and databases they support, integrated systems enable the technical staff to spend more of their time supporting users and enabling the enterprise to thrive.
Virtualization is one of the most highly demanded of all IT projects this decade because it enables enterprises to reduce capex and opex costs and at the same time increase business efficiency and agility. However, implementing, supporting, and managing virtualization can often be difficult tasks, especially as deployments increase in scale and complexity and impact more areas of the datacenter. These more complex infrastructures often require highly skilled engineers with in-depth business knowledge and systems management capabilities. Projects such as infrastructure optimization and automation initiatives for self-service provisioning are key because they enable enterprises to streamline business processes and utilize cloud strategies and mobility solutions. IDC shows how partnering with experts who can implement, optimize, support, and manage virtualized environments may be the right course of action. By utilizing partners, enterprises will be able to avoid some of the potential pit
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Enterprises are rapidly adopting virtualization for dynamic service delivery and service management agility. IT challenges already exist in virtual environments and will only be exacerbated with the higher adoption of virtualization. The ability to proactively monitor traffic within these environments is critical for enabling predictable and reliable delivery of applications and for troubleshooting diverse IT infrastructures. Read this white paper to learn more.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 12, 2013
"Learn how savvy enterprises, like Tickets.com, Verisign and Omnicare, use ServiceNow as a platform to enable business users to rapidly create applications with IT’s full guidance and support.
During this webinar, you will discover how ServiceNow is enabling organizations to increase their competitive agility, user satisfaction and productivity, all while enhancing IT's value to the business."
Learn more how HP Converged Cloud can allow you to implement cloud in the way that’s right for your enterprise, to support the need to speed innovation, enhance agility, and improve financial management, so you can gain access to the right IT services, from the right places, at the right time, at the right cost.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Apr 19, 2013
Learn how savvy enterprises, like Tickets.com, Verisign and Omnicare, use ServiceNow as a platform to enable business users to rapidly create applications with IT’s full guidance and support.
During this webinar, you will discover how ServiceNow is enabling organizations to increase their competitive agility, user satisfaction and productivity, all while enhancing IT's value to the business.
Attend this Web Event series to learn about new product releases from HP Software which help break down traditional silos of planning, building and running applications in order to increase visibility, collaboration, and more for your firm.
Today, enterprises are more dependent on having robust, agile IT solutions than ever before. The move to virtualization and cloud technologies have helped address the need for agility and speed, but they can also be complex to operate.
This paper discusses the challenges of managing applications in highly dynamic IT environments such as public and private Clouds. Modern enterprise applications are engineered for agility and are frequently deployed over flexible IT infrastructures.
The SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, now on the IBM PureFlex System, provides an open, reliable and secure IT environment with faster deployment,better business agility, lower power consumption, better hardware utilization and lower total cost of owners
This paper examines enterprise adoption of blade servers in the US, UK and China; the benefits of blade server use; and the connection between enterprise data center management and agility goals and blade server use.
Intel IT has defined an architecture and implementation roadmap for a private enterprise cloud designed. This white paper discusses best practices to follow to ensure your private cloud improves agility and IT efficiency throughout your organization.
Read Cloud Services Brokerage for Dummies® to learn about the state of cloud computing today, how CSBs add business value, what's important to think about when considering a CSB, and predictions about what's to come.