A greater dependence on cloud-based applications means businesses must rethink the level of redundancy of the physical infrastructure equipment (power, cooling, networking) remaining
on-premise, at the “Edge”.
This White paper looks at how system complexity is increasing, though enterprises deploy more applications to more
endpoints than ever before. Hackers have evolved
from isolated sociopaths into highly organised
groups relying on leading-edge technology.
Finally, IT budgets are growing, albeit slowly:
International Data Corp. (IDC) expects budgets
to increase 3.4% in 2017. So many CIOs are
struggling to find the resources needed to ward
Cloud computing helps IT executives meet
these conflicting objectives. These solutions are
designed on a modern architecture, one much
more fluid than premises-based systems. In
addition, cloud is better able to handle threats
than legacy systems.
To be successful,
CIOs need to overcome their traditional
security (on premises is best) mindset, and
hand management of their most important
applications over to a cloud provider.
The hype around cloud computing has been tremendous.
It’s also proven to be justified. In fact, most organisations
are already operating with some element of a cloud
service as part of their IT infrastructure. While onpremise
software becomes obsolete and hybrid solutions
fall short, cloud applications enable new ways of
delivering innovative solutions. These solutions are
practical, and they are easy to use and manage. The cloud
now provides the fundamental infrastructure on which
innovative organisations can run their businesses.
With the rate of cloud spending predicted to outpace overall IT spending six to one over the next few years, organizations are rightly concerned about ensuring that applications in the cloud enjoy the same level of security as apps deployed in data centers. Using the public cloud does alter your attack surface area—and leveraging multiple public and private clouds (aka multi-cloud) does so even more. Some threats get bigger, some get smaller. Some even go away, or at least drift out of your control, while new threats should move front and center in your security thinking.
Some organizations have carefully crafted strategies for cloud technology adoption; but for most, their journey to the cloud has been an ad hoc affair. Many have deployed applications in a number of different clouds: public clouds, private clouds, and even combinations of the two. While public and private clouds demonstrate how effective they can be in enabling companies to deploy applications quickly, hybrid cloud strategies prove the value of hosting applications in both cloud and on-premises environments. Similarly, SaaS offerings transform the way businesses interact with customers, partners, and vendors.
A new ZK Research study reveals significant shifts in application delivery practices as enterprises are automating or adopting cloud-native applications.
In the process of modernizing their infrastructure, enterprises are addressing on-demand scalability requirements, improving management, and lowering costs.
This study discusses:
- Enterprise preferences for their next load balancers
- Capabilities that are most sought after by network teams
- How businesses are preparing for hybrid and multi-cloud environments
Download Legacy Hardware-Based ADCs: Are Companies Holding Back?
"ZK Research conducted a recent study of the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) market and finds that the landscape for load balancers and ADCs is rapidly changing in the face of these market forces.
Join Principal Analyst Zeus Kerravala for an informative session to learn:
- Common application delivery challenges
- On-premises vs. cloud considerations for ADCs
- Trends in delivering cloud-native applications
- Trends in troubleshooting
- Future solutions being considered
- What are the features most in demand that network engineers aren't getting
Watch the On-Demand Webinar by filling out this form."
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
The hype around cloud computing has been tremendous. It’s also proven to be justified. In fact, most organisations are already operating with some element of a cloud service as part of their IT infrastructure. While onpremise software becomes obsolete and hybrid solutions fall short, cloud applications enable new ways of delivering innovative solutions. These solutions are practical, and they are easy to use and manage. The cloud now provides the fundamental infrastructure on which innovative organisations can run their businesses.
Take a structured approach to designing your cloud applications. This cloud computing architecture e-book focuses on architecture, design, and implementation—considerations that apply no matter which cloud platform you choose. The guide includes steps for:
Choosing the right cloud application architecture style for your app or solution.
Selecting appropriate compute and data store technologies.
Incorporating 10 design principles to build a scalable, resilient, and manageable application.
Following the five pillars of software quality to ensure your cloud app is successful.
Using design patterns that specifically apply to the problem you’re trying to solve.
Download the 300-page cloud architecture e-book to explore these best practices, and get access to design review checklists, reference architectures, and more.
Developing for and in the cloud has never been more dependent on data. Flexibility, performance, security—your applications need a database architecture that matches the innovation of your ideas.
Industry analyst Ovum explored how Azure Cosmos DB is positioned to be the flagship database of internet-based products and services, and concluded that Azure Cosmos DB “is the first to open up [cloud] architecture to data that is not restricted by any specific schema, and it is among the most flexible when it comes to specifying consistency.”
From security and fraud detection to consumer and industrial IoT, to personalized e-commerce and social and gaming networks, to smart utilities and advanced analytics, Azure Cosmos DB is how Microsoft is structuring the database for the age of cloud.
Read the full report to learn how a globally distributed, multi-model data service can support your business objectives. Fill out the short form above to download the free research paper.
Microsoft® Office 365™ continues to lengthen its lead as the world’s top enterprise cloud service. Nearly one-in-four employees in Fortune 500 companies are active on Office 365 — and more than 90% of those large enterprises currently have more than 100 active users. Users are clearly becoming more reliant on Office 365, as usage grew at a rate of more than 300% in 2016.
Encryption technology has enabled much greater privacy and security for enterprises that use the Internet to communicate and transact business online. Mobile, cloud and web applications rely on well-implemented encryption mechanisms, using keys and certificates to ensure security and trust. However, businesses are not the only ones to benefit from encryption.
These are no longer capitally strained organizations building an application on a one-off basis, with the cloud this is enterprise transition, this is enterprise applications being shifted to the cloud, new applications being developed in the cloud, and this requires a completely new way of building and consuming IT services for the enterprise. Download now to learn more.
IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor handle the velocity demands of a new generation of workloads where IT is a focal point for competitive differentiation. As one approach to address these changing demands of IT, vendors are bringing to market new solutions under a new category called “composable infrastructure”.
Online images used to be simple. In the past, they weren’t the focal point of a page — there were only a handful of images on a given page and all users were viewing online images on a desktop with dial-up. That has all changed. Today’s web pages are dynamic, filled with images and viewed by end users on different devices with varying connectivity. As audience expectations for rich web experiences have grown, so has the requirement to deliver increasingly image-heavy web applications. The problem? The cost and complexity of creating, storing, and delivering web images tailored for every device poses a significant challenge for businesses, but failing to address the increasing diversity across devices and networks will lead to a poor and inconsistent user experience. Current solutions don’t solve this problem completely.
The Cloud, once a radical idea in IT, is now mainstream. Whether it’s email, backup or file sharing, most consumers probably use a cloud service or two. Similarly, most IT professionals are familiar with cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, and many companies have moved at least some of their information technology processes into the cloud. In fact, the cloud has become so popular it’s easy to assume that running IT applications on-premises is not cost competitive with a cloud based service. In this report Evaluator Group will test the validity of that assumption with a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model analyzing a hyperconverged appliance solution from HPE and a comparable cloud service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Technology enables business transformation To thrive in today’s idea economy, small and midsize companies like yours are using technology to transform their business. Like your peers, you know that mobile applications, cloud-based solutions, and advanced analytics can help you increase productivity, reduce costs, and grow your business. Older servers, storage, and networking products weren’t built to handle the exploding amount of data that is being shared today. In order to take advantage of these modern applications, many companies have found that they need to close the gap between what their business demands and what their IT systems can deliver.
This IDC Vendor Profile describes FinancialForce.com, a cloud applications company with financial management, ordering and billing, human capital management (HCM), professional services
automation (PSA), and supply chain management (SCM)
solutions built on the Salesforce1 platform and a 36-year heritage of building financial management solutions at UNIT4 (the former Agresso and CODA products). FinancialForce.com's accounting solution, launched in 2008 as CODA 2go, was the
first on - demand financial system built entirely on the
Salesforce1 Platform. Backed by Technology Crossover Ventures, Advent International, Salesforce Ventures, and UNIT4, FinancialForce.com's applications continue to be the leading finance and professional services solutions available as native Salesforce1 applications on the AppExchange.
There’s no denying that today’s workforce is “mobile.” Inspired by the ease and simplicity of their own personal devices, today’s workforce relies on a variety of tools to accomplish their business tasks — desktops, smart phones, tablets, laptops or other connected devices — each with varying operating systems.
The specific tasks they need to accomplish? That depends on the person. But it’s safe to say remotely logging in and out of legacy, desktop, mobile, software as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud applications is a given.
And the devices on which they work? They could be owned by the enterprise or the end user, with varying levels of company oversight, security and management. The result? An overabundance of “flexibility” that leads to fundamental IT challenges of security and manageability.
With cloud, mobile and all the new tools & frameworks that come with them, application development has never been so easy – or so hard.
Join leading application development expert Mark Driver of Gartner as he answers your most pressing questions, including:
What is the impact of lightweight and scripting applications traditional IT process?
How has app development changed with the rise of cloud computing?
How has mobile development changed expectations of developers and the apps they build?
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