The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility.
Download this white paper on how cloud ERP can help IT meet rapidly evolving business needs.
As an IT leader, a lot is being asked of you: drive transformational change, get the most out of your current IT investments with even higher performance, and be the strategic advisor to your business partners. What if you could transform your company's future by increasing the flexibility and agility of your IT infrastructure to support the rapidly evolving needs of your business? Read this paper to discover how modern enterprises like Williams-Sonoma and Knowledge Universe have adopted new ERP strategies to support their growth.
In this paper you will learn:
The challenges facing IT and how to evolve your IT architecture to support the modern business.
A new strategy for the enterprise involving ERP that increases the flexibility and agility required to add new business models, integrate acquisitions and support innovation.
Answers to frequently asked questions when modernizing IT.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Oct 13, 2015
Improving data management is critical for streamlining regulatory reporting, monetizing customer analytics, and democratizing data-driven decision-making. Financial firms must transform their data management approach to unlock data from its silos, incorporate unstructured information from non-traditional sources, and integrate information whether on-premises, in the cloud, batch-based, or real-time. As this evolution continues, technology leaders must consider integration holistically across the enterprise and create an agility layer that is key to future-proofing their data management architecture.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
-Data management challenges in financial services
-Best practices to manage data in financial institutions
-Integration strategies for optimal data management
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Sep 13, 2017
Letting security slip for even a moment can be detrimental to your enterprise. Unfortunately, fast-moving and changing cloud environments don’t make things easier. To avoid making costly mistakes in the first place, everyone must do their part. With "The Six Essentials for DevOps Team Excellence," learn how DevOps teams can incorporate security and development and maintain agility.
This 11-page whitepaper discusses the agility needs of today’s business, how IT is choosing a hybrid cloud approach to meet demand, and how hybrid cloud brings more agility but also increases management complexity in an environment that encompasses traditional architectures, private clouds, and public clouds. The paper outlines the role of a cloud management platform with vRealize® Suite for enabling faster and secure provisioning with monitoring and policy-driven controls. It highlights the 3 use cases (Intelligent Ops, Automated IT to Iaas, DevOps-Ready IT), the need for Day 1 and Day 2 capabilities, and how vRealize Suite helps automate IT.
In order to keep pace with the business and developer demands inherent with the digital era, enterprise IT has picked up speed and scale by embracing the cloud. As a result of this mix of private on-premises clouds, hosted private clouds, and public cloud services, the modern data center has become a more complex and murky environment to manage. In the VMware eBook “How to Gain Visibility Across Your Multi-Cloud Environment,” we explore the power of the enterprise-ready cloud management platform (CMP) as a single solution for automating the delivery of IT resources, and managing those resources throughout their lifecycle across private and public clouds. Learn how you’ll gain the agility for accelerating IT delivery, the efficiency to improve OpEx and CapEx, the flexibility to leverage private or public cloud resources, and the level of control necessary to meet governance and security requirements.
Is your IT organization taking the proper steps toward successful cloud adoption?
Legacy networking technology is hampering IT agility. Cloud providers have initiated an agility revolution but secure inter- and intra-cloud network connectivity are still very challenging. Easier alternatives are either expensive, worsen application performance and/or hamper network efficiency. Riverbed’s unique SD-WAN solution helps unlock agility across the complete enterprise network allowing for easier deployment and management of cloud-centric networks. This cloud adoption Use Case outlines challenges and solutions for cloud-centric enterprise architectures including:
· Unlocking cloud agility through simple workflows in the WAN such as single-click secure connectivity to cloud and branch networks
· The importance of bandwidth reduction and application acceleration to ensure cloud adoption
· Distinguishing between application and network problems through enhanced visibility
Cloud computing allows companies to use IT resources as a service, taking advantage of shared applications, processing and storage managed within the cloud - either inside a private cloud at an internal data center, or in an external cloud at a service provider. Greater robustness of the virtualized servers supporting this new IT model will ensure a resilient cloud infrastructure capable of delivering "on-demand" access to users.
The Web hosting market is evolving rapidly and converging with cloud system infrastructure services, creating new opportunities for cost savings and business agility. These services are all unique, and vendors must be chosen with care.
Federal datacenters, which house an enormous wealth of legacy assets, are the primary targets for agencies evaluating different cloud computing approaches. When agencies begin their journey to the cloud with virtualization-an IT transformation starting point that preserves existing investments-they realize significant agility, cost and security benefits. Federal IT leaders are deploying VMware cloud infrastructure solutions to meet these new directives.
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.
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.
A critical step in moving from a shared virtualized environment toward a private cloud is the transition from infrastructure optimization to service optimization. NetApp’s design approach, technologies, and ecosystem integration build upon our storage efficiencies to deliver service-level efficiencies using centralized, policy-based management and automation. With NetApp® OnCommand® Workflow Automation, an efficient service-oriented approach can be implemented that enables storage provisioning, data protection, and operational processes to be integrated and automated. As a result, enterprises can meet workload service-level requirements while greatly reducing management costs and improving business agility.
Self-service is an advanced element of private cloud environments that improves management efficiency and business agility, as well as lowering operating expenses. A self-service environment streamlines the interaction between users and the IT department. It empowers internal consumers of IT services to request and receive appropriately configured resources on demand with minimal IT intervention. NetApp® OnCommand® Workflow Automation, the NetApp Management SDK with open APIs, and key ecosystem partnerships enable enterprises to easily integrate their orchestration solutions and custom management tools with the NetApp storage service catalog for automated storage provisioning and protection. Customers can thereby create a self-service, web-based portal that efficiently delivers IT as a service to virtualization administrators, application administrators, and users, while enabling IT staff to focus on higher value activities.
To power your new and legacy applications and workloads, different IT environments are required based on your unique industry and application needs. Organizations need the right mix of traditional infrastructure, private cloud, and public cloud with consistent management and control software to meet the demands for agility and excellent user experience.
IT decision-makers at most enterprises understand the benefits that the cloud has to offer: increased agility and more predictable budgeting, among others. In many organizations, in fact, “cloud first” has become the mantra when seeking out new software solutions. But often, enterprises are less clear on the specific use cases of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and how providers can help deliver IT capabilities that meet their needs and help them to achieve desired business outcomes.
The steady growth of HYBRID CLOUDS signals the continued need by organizations for greater flexibility and agility while responding to changing business needs. Learn about best practices, business and IT considerations, and customer success stories for hybrid clouds.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
The biggest change your technology management team must handle in executing a successful cloud strategy is prioritizing delivery against business priorities, not its own. The business wants faster time-to-market, greater agility, and more flexibility from the cloud strategy. This means setting priorities and creating metrics for previously unmeasured items.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
This white paper will help you understand how you can achieve end-to-end visibility into application performance no matter where your application or parts of your application are running. You’ll learn what to look for when choosing an application performance monitoring solution and we’ll share some lessons learned about monitoring applications in the cloud.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help your organization achieve significant savings in data center hardware costs, operational expenditures, and energy demands— while achieving improvements in quality of service and business agility. However, as data centers continue to transition from physical to virtual and now increasingly, cloud environments, traditional security can slow down provisioning, become difficult to manage, and cause performance lag. As you scale your virtual environment and adopt software defined networking, evolving your approach to security can reduce time, effort, and impact on CPU, network, and storage. Read this white paper to learn more about virtualization and cloud computing.
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