Why do data centers need network automation? As application workloads are redefined, data centers must change. This IDC Whitepaper looks at how network automation and orchestration can aid this transition, building simpler and more agile networks.
The four pillars of computing — cloud, mobility, social, and analytics — are driving new levels of network innovation in datacenter networks. These forces are now buffeting the datacenter along with virtualization and the Internet of Things (IoT), resulting in sweeping changes in traffic patterns that expose the limitations of traditional networks and their operational models. To become a resource rather than a bottleneck to overall datacenter performance, the network must deliver not just exceptional performance and scalability but also unprecedented automation and orchestration that can yield agility, flexibility, and service velocity. This Technology Spotlight examines these key trends and discusses the role that Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) plays in addressing these
ongoing challenges for enterprise IT and network managers.
The current evolution of computing is prompting enterprise datacenters and their associated networks to adopt new approaches. The four pillars of computing — cloud, mobility, social, and analytics — are now the key trends driving new levels of network innovation that will determine the design and operation of datacenter networks over the next several years.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Aug 20, 2014
We are pleased to present the findings of The Impact of IT Transformation on Enterprise Computing sponsored by Logicalis. The objective of this research is to better understand how the different stages of IT transformation can affect an organization, the challenges of advancing through each stage, and how successful progression can improve an organization’s IT effectiveness.
It is very clear that datacenter managers need, in addition to server virtualization, the virtualization, pooling, and management of all the other resources that interoperate with their VMs. They require virtualized network interconnects and storage. They also need the tools to manage and automate these converged IT assets as an integrated datacenter system.
This more agile system is the key to enabling the shift to a cloud-based infrastructure IT delivery model. Solution providers like HP are now addressing the need for more optimized and agile IT solutions. They are delivering virtualized storage, virtual application network (VAN) infrastructure, and the orchestration software to manage and automate all these ingredients as a single system. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
With the increasing complexity and volume of cyberattacks, organizations must have the capacity to adapt quickly and confidently under changing conditions. Accelerating incident response times to safeguard the organization's infrastructure and data is paramount. Achieving this requires a thoughtful plan- one that addresses the security ecosystem, incorporates security orchestration and automation, and provides adaptive workflows to empower the security analysts.
In the white paper "Six Steps for Building a Robust Incident Response Function" IBM Resilient provides a framework for security teams to build a strong incident response program and deliver organization-wide coordination and optimizations to accomplish these goals.
With Octave TM, Sierra Wireless went a step further and takes care of the secure device to cloud infrastructure OEM need, so that washing machine manufacturers can focus on what really matters for their business: acting on their equipment data to create new services.
Octave is an all-in-one D2C platform optimized for cellular IoT, including intelligent edge, wireless network connectivity, and unique data orchestration and device management capabilities.
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