Business evolution and technology advancements during the last decade have driven a sea change in the way data centers are funded, organized, and managed. Enterprises are now focusing on a profound digital transformation which is a continuous adjustment of technology management resources to deliver business results, guided by rapid review of desired outcomes related to end clients, resources, and budget constraints. These IT transitions are very much part of the competitive landscape, and executed correctly, they become competitive differentiators and enable bottom line growth. These outcomes are driving data centers to virtualization, service-oriented architectures, increased cybersecurity, “big data,” and “cloud,” to name a few of the key factors. This is completely rethinking and retooling the way enterprises handle the applications, data, security, and access that constitute their critical IT resources. In essence, cloud is the new IT.
Juniper Networks hybrid cloud architecture enables enterprises to build secure, high performance environments across private and public cloud data centers. The easy-tomanage, scalable architecture keeps operational costs down, allowing users to do more with fewer resources. Security is optimized by the space-efficient Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways, which are next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) with fully integrated, cloud-informed threat intelligence that offers outstanding performance, scalability, and integrated security services. Designed for high-performance security environments and seamless integration of networking, along with advanced malware detection with Juniper Sky™ Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), application visibility and control, and intrusion prevention on a single platform, the SRX Series firewalls are best suited for enterprise hybrid cloud deployments.
IT organizations are no longer just a business support
function and cost center—they are expected to drive
business as part of the core corporate strategy. Adding
to this, IT landscapes continue to increase in complexity,
complicating management and innovation.
Digital transformation helps IT adapt to these changes.
Building a hybrid or multi-cloud IT environment can help
you transform successfully. An effective cloud environment
• Improved infrastructure management and flexibility
• More time for IT to focus on strategic projects rather
than manage data centers.
• Better IT cost management
In fact, 49% of companies cite “modernized IT infrastructure and technologies with increased agility, flexibility,
manageability, and security” as a digital initiative on their
Application performance and delivery have changed.
Should your network change too?
Cloud is changing the fundamentals of how IT teams deliver applications
and manage their performance. Applications are increasingly deployed
farther from users, crossing networks outside of IT’s direct control. Instead
of enterprise data centers, many apps now reside in public and hybrid cloud
environments. There are even new breeds of applications, built upon
microservices and containers.
Today, IT needs modern solutions that:
? Extend on-premises networks, apps, and infrastructure resources
to the cloud.
? Maintain high levels of performance, user experience, and security
across all applications, including microservices based apps.
? Sustain operational consistency across on-premises and
? Move away from the expense, complexity, and poor performance
of traditional networking methods.
These solutions are available for apps running on Google Cloud Platform
(GCP) through the allia
Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Too often, the debate about IT is dominated by a narrow focus on near-term objectives: shrill cries claim that the business will stop (or fail) if a feature isn’t added to the ecommerce site, if the mobility platform isn’t improved, if the network and compute back end aren’t upgraded, if storage and database performance isn’t accelerated. Often, these changes are truly essential, and demand immediate attention. However, midmarket firms can’t assemble a meaningful strategy from point responses to near-term issues. Increasingly, midmarket enterprises are finding that continued operational success requires an “agile-cloud” – an agility-oriented, cloud-based IT strategy that addresses the three core changes faced by midmarket firms: the changing nature of business infrastructure, the accelerating pace of change in business, and the expanding scope of IT.
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
Les applications comme les utilisateurs ont désormais déserté le réseau de l’entreprise. Pourtant les systèmes de sécurité résident encore bien souvent dans les data centers. Il est temps de repenser votre architecture et offrir une expérience sécurisée et optimale à vos utilisateurs, où qu’ils soient.
La sécurité offerte par la plate-forme cloud de Zscaler vous permet de transformer votre réseau pour profiter des avantages d’un monde orienté cloud et mobilité. Découvrez en plus grâce à ce livre blanc.
To handle the demands of modern business, CIOs must manage their internal data centers more effectively and learn how to leverage public cloud resources. The solution: a hybrid cloud strategy facilitated by a dynamic data center.
This whitepaper: Describes a 4-stage virtualization maturity lifecycle experienced by many organizations and discusses in detail (using sample project plans) the tasks and capabilities required to succeed at each stage of the maturity lifecycle.
The First American Corporation is America’s largest provider of business information. Their numerous acquisitions and diverse lines of business meant that First American had multiple datacenters dispersed throughout the country. They turned to VMware virtualization technology to consolidate facilities. They standardized on VMware technology and avoided purchasing 700 physical machines.
Efforts to reduce capital and operating expenditures by consolidating data centers can fail if applications and network are not optimized. Learn about a consolidation strategy that goes beyond centralizing servers, routers, software, and switches to solve multiple business problems.
Private cloud-as an approach to IT operations-calls for organizations to transform their data centers, including the network. Using strategic points of control to aggregate and dynamically provision IT resources can help organizations meet network-related challenges and move past the hype to successfully build, deploy, and secure private clouds.
Organizations are increasingly adopting a hybrid cloud computing strategy to realize the benefits without compromising on security and control. The integration at the network, infrastructure, and process layers that is required by hybrid models can be addressed by three new cloud-focused solution types: bridges, brokers, and gateways. This paper gives you the insight you need to better understand which architectural approach will meet your requirements and expectations.
Video: Flash technology has emerged as a powerful force in today's enterprise data centers. See why one size does NOT fit all when it comes to flash and how EMC is delivering the solutions you need to fit your flash needs.
Data in branch and remote offices is subject to a variety of threats. Data centers are built to secure data, but remote offices lack the same level defenses. It’s now possible to eliminate the risks of branch office IT, consolidating servers and storage into the datacenter without sacrificing the benefits of having servers at the edge close to users.
Oracle Exalogic is a standard data center building block of integrated compute, storage and network components designed to provide a ready to deploy, out of the box platform for a range of enterprise application workloads. Learn more now!
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 26, 2012
Rayonier chose Riverbed Technology for a global WAN optimization solution in order to make its private cloud a reality. With Riverbed, Rayonier consolidated and virtualized eight data centers down to two, without diminishing end-user performance or adding bandwidth. Payback on the Riverbed® investment was less than a year. Download the case study to learn how your organization can similarly benefit.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As organizations pursue improvements in reliability and energy efficiency, power design in data centers gets substantial attention—particularly from facilities and engineering personnel. At the same time, however, many IT professionals tend to spend little time or energy on the specific products they use to deliver and distribute electrical power. In?rack power is often considered less strategically important than which servers or databases to deploy, and it is often one of the last decisions to be made in the overall design of the data center. But choosing the right in-rack power solutions can save organizations from potentially crippling downtime and deliver significant up-front and ongoing savings through improved IT efficiency and data center infrastructure management.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
As high-density IT equipment becomes the new normal, the amount of heat generated continues to grow substantially – as does the challenge of efficiently cooling data centers. Traditional perimeter and/or raised floor computer room air conditioning systems increasingly struggle to remove concentrated heat loads. In many small to mid-size data centers, implementing close-coupled cooling solutions can be a highly effective and efficient strategy for supplementing cooling capacity. Located in or near server racks, close-coupled air conditioning units focus cooling where it is needed most without lowering the temperature of the entire data center. In addition, these modular solutions make it easy to reconfigure cooling to handle new equipment or eliminate hot spots. As a result, using close-coupled portable, rack-mounted or row-based air conditioning units tailored to your specific data center needs can boost cooling efficiency and add valuable flexibility.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
Cooling tends to take a back seat to other concerns when server rooms and small to mid-size data centers are first built. As computing needs grow, increased heat production can compromise equipment performance and cause shutdowns. Haphazard data center expansion creates cooling inefficiencies that magnify these heat-related problems. End users may assume they need to increase cooling capacity, but this is often unnecessary. In most cases, low-cost rack cooling best practices will solve heat-related problems. Best practices optimize airflow, increase efficiency, prevent downtime and reduce costs.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
One of the fundamental decisions in the design of data centers, server rooms and network closets is which uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to use. You cannot be certain that the power you receive from your local utility will be suitable for your equipment, or that it will always be available. And even when you are receiving good-quality power from the utility, equipment inside your facility (such as electric motors) can introduce power problems.
A network/server UPS system conditions input power 24x7 to ensure that your equipment always receives reliable power and protection from damaging and disruptive power problems. A network/server UPS system also supports your equipment during power failures, providing enough battery backup runtime to outlast shorter outages. During longer outages, the UPS system will provide enough runtime to save files and gracefully shut down systems or to ensure that equipment is powered until standby generators are ready to support the load.
Flexible infrastructure choices and application architectures are changing the way that modern enterprises run their computing.
Enterprises have become application-centric, investing significant effort and resources on continuous delivery goals and DevOps
practices to achieve automation of routine IT and operations tasks. With application owners seeking public-cloud-like simplicity
and agility in their own data centers, IT teams are under pressure to reduce wait times to provision applications and updates.
HCAHPS is the barometer for understanding a patient’s hospital experience. But can you predict the
outcome of your patient satisfaction surveys by reading online reviews from past and present patients?
And more importantly, does improving your hospital’s online reputation improve HCAHPS scores?
Reputation.com’s Data Science team, led by Brad Null, Ph.D, analyzed two years of HCAHPS hospital
survey data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, across more than 4,800 hospitals.
The team reviewed the data alongside online reviews, ratings and rankings for those same hospitals, and
made some significant discoveries:
• Online reviews provide early warning of issues that may impact patient experience, giving hospitals the
opportunity to identify and address those issues before patient satisfaction scores suffer.
• By continually monitoring, managing, requesting and responding to patient reviews, a healthcare
organization can address negative feedback that impacts HCAHPS resu
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
As organizations become more distributed, directors of network security teams must provide connectivity to new locations, applications and systems at a moment’s notice. What’s more, protecting users and data from rising threats is changing the demands for network performance, manageability and security.
In this session, we discuss how distributed organizations are enabling new locations, both physical and virtual, to be brought up quickly and managed consistently. We then examine how to take advantage of commodity broadband instead of traditional leased lines, implement business security processes seamlessly across all locations, and how to interactively monitor remote environments.
Presenter: Michael Knapp, Director of Network Security Architects, Forcepoint
This session is part of the Forcepoint-sponsored Network Security eSummit in partnership with the MIS Training Institute (MISTI).
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Digital Transformation and the Intersection of Networks, Securi
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