Take a look at the IT ecosystem of any company today and there’s a good chance you’ll find it includes offerings from several cloud services providers. That’s certainly the case at mid- to large-sized companies with at least 500 employees, according to a recent survey conducted by IDG Research.
The survey of 100 senior IT professionals found that 59% are already multi-cloud adopters — that is, using computing and storage services from two or more cloud providers. Another 31% of respondents say they plan to become multi-cloud organizations in the coming 12-24 months, with only 10% still in the “consideration” phase.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework seeks to create a
harmonized data protection framework across the European Union, and aims
to give back EU citizens control of their personal data by imposing stricter
requirements for those hosting and processing this data, anywhere in the
IBM is committed to putting data responsibility first and providing solutions
that are secure to the core for all customers. As such, IBM Cloud has fully
adopted the EU Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service providers
– meaning we agree to meet the entirety of its stringent requirements.
Securing web applications in the AWS cloud environment relies on the cloud service provider and the customer working
together in a shared responsibility model. Effective security for web applications on AWS requires full visibility into the
environment in which the apps live, while also proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application
development and delivery. For some customers this may be a challenge due to limited personnel resources or expertise.
This is where Alert Logic can help. We will automatically show you why, where, and how to respond to vulnerability
findings and provide you with short- and long-term recommendations to stop active attacks.
To help guide the way, following are key considerations for providing sound web application security running on the AWS
"Global DNS performance and availability are critical to business continuity, security and end-user experience. With online applications, content, data and services often scattered across the internet and housed in your own DCs, your CDN or in your cloud instances; it’s more important than ever to have a robust, redundant DNS solution making sure your assets get delivered as quickly and reliably as possible.
This whitepaper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
• The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
• The failure and outage risks of relying on a single DNS solution
• The major resiliency and performance differences between unicast vs anycast addressing
• Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Oct 21, 2019
A recent Gartner survey found that 80% of respondents using public cloud are using more than one cloud service provider (CSP). As databases move to the cloud, the database management service vendor landscape is shrinking, and data governance and integration are becoming more complex.
Are you ready for the impact of multicloud deployments on data and analytics strategies in your own organization?
This new Gartner report on multicloud and intercloud data management provides an impact appraisal along with recommendations for leaders planning to incorporate multiple CSPs into their data management strategies.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
Based on a global survey of 800 CIOs, this report examines the challenges organizations face when working within complex, cloud-centric ecosystems.
Technology is at the heart of every organization today. Now more than ever, society expects the services we use to be innovative and faultless, prompting the creation of hyper-complex IT ecosystems. Relying on physical databases and third-party cloud service providers, businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to monitor application performance, ensure positive experiences, and succeed in this new environment.
In this infograph learn the benefits regarding cloud services and whether it is more cost effective to build an IT Infrastructure for cloud on-site or to partner with a cloud provider that offers a fully managed solution.
Published By: Blue Coat
Published Date: Feb 04, 2016
What’s the best approach to cloud migration? Relying on your cloud service provider for data protection and compliance may not be enough. But, you can’t just write off cloud services due to security concerns. Get solid advice here.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 08, 2019
A recent study from Knowlegde Executive clearly shows that that the deployment of cloud-computing technology in the African contact centre industry is growing with organisations adopting hosted, virtual and Contact-Centre-as-a-Service (CCaaS) solutions. Download at this page the report with all results.
Get the full study results to get insights on:
The impact on customer and employee engagement
The main pain points & challenges
The technology service provider check list
Find out why over 50% of African contact centres have adopted a cloud model
As organizations go through major business and technology changes, they will increasingly depend on digital platforms to deliver products and services. More than half of the organizations we spoke with said they would increase spending with their primary hosting and cloud service provider (CSP) in 2017, and individual quarterly plans for hosting and cloud services suggest that the growth in spending will be persistent.
Worldwide spending on public cloud services is set to reach USD 122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4 percent over 20161. In fact, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of spending on public cloud services is almost seven times that of overall IT spending growth and IDC predicts that by 2020, it will top USD 203.4 billion worldwide2. The size of the opportunity for cloud service providers (CSPs) is huge but fierce competition, accelerating innovation and the need to keep prices low continue to create enormous pressure.
This paper outlines some of the primary challenges faced by CSPs in making and keeping their business profitable and suggests strategies and innovations that can help cloud businesses to take a greater share of the market opportunity.
Citrix and Google are collaborating to bring the
best, most secure way to deliver virtual apps
and desktops from Google Cloud. The Citrix
Workspace solutions traditionally installed on
data center servers—including Citrix Virtual
Apps and Desktops, Citrix Networking, and Citrix
Content Collaboration (formerly known as Citrix
ShareFile)—are now enabled on Google Cloud
Citrix enables customers to choose the
workload deployment option that best aligns
with their enterprise cloud strategy and offers
a variety of ways to securely deploy Citrix
solutions to meet unique application needs.
Whether deployed on-premises, cloud-hosted,
as a Citrix Workspace service, or with a service
provider—customers choose how much and
which components of app workloads to
manage and when and where to securely
deploy business apps, data, and desktops.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"Secure Your Move To Cloud-Based Email With A Trusted Third-Party Security Service Provider
Email is an essential component of business activity and workforce enablement. As cost, scale, flexibility, and usability become more important, organizations are seeking cloud-based email systems to support their workforces.
Although cloud-based email investments provide financial and operating benefits, they do raise several security challenges. This report suggests that few firms understand or prepare upfront for the security challenges prior to their migration to a cloud environment.
Download the study to learn more."
Performance testing and benchmarking of cloud computing platforms is a complex task, compounded by the differences between providers and the use cases of cloud computing users. IaaS services are utilized by a large variety of industries and, performance metrics cannot be understood by simply representing cloud performance with a single value. When selecting a cloud computing provider, IT professionals consider many factors: compatibility, performance, cost, security and more. Performance is a key factor that drives many others including cost. In many cases, 3 primary bottlenecks affect server performance: central processing unit (CPU) performance, disk performance, and internal network performance.
The value of conventional on-premises servers is eroding. As with all decay, it starts slowly and declines steadily. Bits and pieces of the physical server market are peeling off as businesses turn away from conventional data center and IT closet deployments in favor of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). And there’s no shortage of IaaS; hosting and service-provider companies are flooding the market with low-cost access to hosted servers. The challenge for adopting businesses is leveraging hosted assets that guarantee data security and integrity with fine-grained levels of adjustable capacity, high performance and price predictability.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
In real estate, the most important factor is location, location, location! Your services are not quite as sensitive to the physical position of your technology, but location certainly can be a pivotal factor in optimizing your service design and service delivery. Ideally, location shouldn’t matter; however, it does
have an e?ect on customer experience. When technology services were simpler, location was largely irrelevant, but now the complexity of new services demands a strategy more in line with your BT agenda than your former IT agenda. The e?ects of regulatory, cost, risk, and performance factors will vary based
on the physical location of your technology resources. Colocation providers, cloud service providers, and even traditional hosting services o?er plenty of evolving options to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals balance these factors to optimize service design and delivery.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
SteelHead SaaS offers up to 30x better application performance for cloud services and SaaS applications deployed in enterprises. The solution combines the best of WAN optimization with the best of Internet optimization to provide a seamless transition for users between private and public clouds. Customers experience application acceleration immediately, without requiring any configuration changes to the user or service provider environments.
This Frost & Sullivan whitepaper provides an overview of the latest DDoS attack trends, and offers examples of how cloud service and hosting providers can use Arbor Networks solutions to protect their data centers from DDoS attacks and increase revenue by offering Arbor-based, managed DDoS protection services.
Published By: NaviSite
Published Date: Sep 02, 2014
This white paper will deliver data that provides valuable information based on real compute scenarios to assist buyers of cloud services in understanding how their workloads might perform and what costs are associated with those environments across multiple cloud computing platforms BEFORE they invest in the selection of a cloud computing provider.
How will you prepare your company for cloud adoption? Cloud services are especially attractive to midmarket companies hit with the high cost of meeting compliance requirements.
Author and information security expert Felix Santos discusses:
. Information security and data protection in the cloud
. Recent cloud standards and audit initiatives
. Evaluation criteria for selecting a cloud provider that offers trusted data assurance
At Viavi Solutions® we’ve had the benefit of observing a number of hybrid cloud deployments up close. All sectors of IT users from small to large enterprises, governmental groups, and even cloud service providers (CSPs) who themselves have begun to offer managed cloud services from third-party platforms—touch the hybrid cloud environment. CIOs, especially, face new challenges in deploying or expanding their enterprise presence in the cloud.
This white paper examines four critical areas—migration, security, costs, and visibility—where CIOs can make major differences in the successful execution of hybrid cloud strategies. We’ve listed 20 fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.
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