Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted as a way for IT organizations to decrease costs, improve efficiency, and enhance business agility. NetApp has been helping companies succeed in cloud deployment to achieve tangible results since long before the term cloud entered the popular lexicon. NetApp has the people, technologies, and partnerships in place to help organizations evolve existing IT infrastructure into an efficient cloud-based service delivery model. The NetApp® Unified Storage Architecture and clustered Data ONTAP® operating system integrate all storage capabilities into a single, easy-to-use platform. By choosing NetApp when making the transition to a private cloud or a hybrid cloud, organizations will be able to meet their storage business needs now and in the future.
Effective security for cloud-hosted web applications requires full visibility into the environment in which the apps live and the potential exposure to vulnerabilities — and to do so consistently, while proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application development and delivery.
Cloud adoption means that a focus on perimeter security is not sufficient and may even be obstructive, because it can impact application performance and availability.
Similarly, relying on your cloud service provider’s security services is insufficient; any provider will tell you that securing the cloud environment is a shared responsibility between cloud service provider and customer, and the responsibility for specifically securing web applications is the sole responsibility of the customer. And although the industry as a whole has become better at protecting lower-level network and server resources, as attackers look for targets, they are moving up the application stack.
The rise of mobile applications, the shift from on-premises to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and the reliance on third-party services has increased the complexity application delivery. Online Operations and Site Reliability teams in firms of all types are now responsible for many parts of the application delivery chain. When things go wrong, no matter where, they’re expected to react quickly to minimize the impact on their customers. The challenge for application providers is that users may often experience service degradation when the application stack seems to be working perfectly fine, making troubleshooting extremely difficult. Download now to learn more!
It’s time to stop treading water.
Your business runs on applications. But the demands placed on your data center make managing them more and more difficult. Without a simple solution to automate management, scaling, and delivery, you’re sinking fast.
This paper describes how rPath's centralized hub becomes the control infrastructure for managing IT system construction and change. This hub becomes the basis for managing and reusing standardized system components.
Background and Goals of the 2013 Application and Service Delivery Handbook
Throughout the 2013 Application and Service Deliver Handbook, the phrase ensuring acceptable application and service deliver will refer to ensuring that the applications and services that an enterprise uses:
Can be effectively managed
Exhibit acceptable performance
Incorporate appropriate levels of security
Are cost effective
Enterprises have long been battling the inherent performance limitations of Wide Area Networks (WANs) when delivering applications to remote offices. Caching emerged in the 1990’s as a potential way of addressing this problem, accelerating the performance of specific applications, such as web services, while reducing overall WAN traffic. While caching achieved reasonable success for a few short years, the market for these point products ultimately subsided as a result of several operational and functional limitations. Enterprises require an application acceleration solution that spans all types of traffic, one that is easy to manage, and 100% data coherency when supporting business-critical applications. This white paper will address these issues and offer a solution that addresses these enterprise requirements. The result is a complete solution for improved application delivery across a distributed enterprise environment.
This report, which is the vision report of the mobile app development playbook for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, focuses on the changes application developers need to understand if they want to build modern applications that deliver contextual customer experiences.
By 2014, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers, including your employees and partners and customers. However, mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken website or a screen-scraped application. Rather, mobile is the visible manifestation of a much broader shift to systems of engagement that marry physical context and digital intelligence to deliver service directly into a person's hands. This shift will add value and take cost out of every business service, workflow process, and business application. But mobile engagement will also require wholesale changes to your app design, service delivery, IT skills, technology assets, and even your business model. This report lays out a vision for mobile engagement and introduces the strategic elements developed further in The CIO's Mobile Engagement playbook.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 10, 2017
The digital economy is characterized by a rapidly changing and fast-moving business climate. This “need for speed” has revolutionized application and software delivery, where DevOps and Continuous Delivery have become core competencies
"Agile companies push new application versions to production every few weeks, sometimes even faster. With super-fast Beta cycles being the norm, getting various user groups, such as remote QA teams, access to staging environments can slow down your delivery timelines. What if you could enable secure access for any number of users in 15 minutes?
BubblewrApp’s Service Access Service (SAS) is a turnkey, cloud-based service that acts as the first line of defense for your applications. BubblewrApp’s SAS enables its customers to grant easy access to applications deployed ""behind the firewall"" (on premise) or ""inside the Virtual Private Cloud"" (in a public cloud) from any remote location. Customers can begin leveraging SAS within minutes without requiring any changes to pre-existing network and security policies. The result is a vastly superior secure application access model that enables a zero CapEx, low OpEx model for secure application access, both on premise and in the public cloud."
The early days of enterprise mobile app development focused on creating a functional experience and getting it out the door quickly, leaving “quality” as a problem for another day. As organizations mature their development and delivery of mobile applications, traditional software quality fundamentals settle back into the life cycle, with some key changes to testing processes and team structure. App performance is an example of how mobile changes quality assurance. Performance is a key pillar of quality that mobile shops often overlook in their race to market. This report dives into the problem areas that impede mobile performance, and provides guidance on this not-so-black-and-white area of quality.
This July 2015 Forrester Research report is provided compliments of HP.
Modern application delivery leaders realize that their primary goal is to deliver value to the business and its customers, faster. For many, this is a significant shift from the past, when they primarily focused on cost control and efficiency.
Today, they must connect the work they do and the results they produce to business outcomes. To do this, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders use a new set of metrics that help them monitor and improve the value they deliver, based on feedback from business partners and customers. In this report, we highlight these new metrics that connect business outcomes to app delivery performance — as well as the practices and tools that modern application delivery teams and their AD&D leaders use to collect and report them.
Today’s workforce accesses corporate content from the office, home, and everywhere in between. They utilize non-Windows devices including iOS, Android and Mac, and demand that IT support the specialized apps they need to get the job done. Savvy organizations have embraced desktop and application virtualization to meet these demands. Download this asset to learn how Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure represents a new approach to building, delivering and managing virtual workspaces. This radically simple and scalable service unifies the management of on-premises virtual workspace services (desktops and applications) through a centralized cloud control plane, enabling delivery of virtual desktops and apps for as little as $0.50/user.
When employees have the ability to access their apps anytime, anywhere, and on any device, employee satisfaction improves and employees become more productive.
Workspace transformation with virtual desktops and applications offers employees the access that they require, but choosing amongst a wide range of solutions can be a demanding task.
This guide is designed to help create a Request for Proposal (RFP) in support of virtual desktop and application delivery. Read on and explore three key areas to a successful workspace transformation – people, process, and technology – and important questions to keep in mind when looking at each area.
To streamline the process of maintaining desktop environments, many IT managers are turning to mobile-cloud first approaches to application and desktop delivery.
And if your business is in a similar transition, due to trends in BYOD, changing application delivery models, and worker mobility, your end-user computing environments could be becoming overly complex.
To combat this rising complexity, you need to consider implementing hybrid consumption models that work at scale and address security threats.
Read this white paper that details how the next generation of desktop architectures is taking mobility into account and how IT strategies are shifting from managing devices to managing users.
Security practitioners and threat actors are constantly developing new techniques to gain advantages over the other. In recent years, security teams have stepped up their approaches to protecting their infrastructure by fortifying their network perimeter defenses, building up protections against advanced malware, upgrading vulnerable operating systems, automating the delivery of patches to stop exploits, and developing counter-measures to spot intruders. The threat actors looking to circumvent these measures are shifting their attention toward the next weakest link in the security chain – the user.
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