"Cloud platforms are rewriting the way that companies work, serving as a vital foundation for digital transformation. Companies should brace for challenges that will need to be met as they transition from in-house systems to hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, and public-cloud environments. Learn how an open-source strategy and consistent governance will help your company use multi-clouds to compete in the digital world.
Download the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report and find out more."
Enterprises today face the major challenge of how to fully orchestrate the apps that define their business and automate the IT processes underpinning them when much of the infrastructure used to run them is outsourced to cloud providers.
Some cloud service providers offer their own orchestration tools, and each on-premises tool has automation capabilities. But while we own our apps, providers are interchangeable depending on what they can offer and for what price. We should be able to switch between cloud providers and between cloud, on-premises and hybrid infrastructure as and when the business requires, with minimal effort and without losing any control. Sometimes we might want to use more than one provider at the same time, leveraging the advantages of each provider simultaneously.
What is needed is an orchestration layer that remains constant while cloud services come and go; one that enterprises own along with their core apps.
Since Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) emerged as a breakthrough technology, it has continued to gain taction as it has truly delivered on its promise. It has helped organizations optimize resources, reduce complexity, lower costs, increase agility and accelerate development cycles, as well as provide a seamless path to hybrid cloud. These are just a few of the key benefits causing IT leaders pay close attention to HCI and look at ways to use it to power key initiatives such as digital transformation.
As IT leaders continue to embrace HCI and the market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 42% through 2023, the future is happening now.
Submit the form to read our latest whitepaper and discover 5 powerful HCI case studies around Business critical applications, Hybrid Cloud/Multicloud, Disaster recovery, Edge computing, Container and App Development.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 24, 2012
Hybrid cloud architectures are growing in popularity as a way to cope with today's business needs. This paper outlines a framework and specific solutions for adopting a hybrid cloud architecture to support increased profits and productivity.
The digital transformation that organizations are striving for today requires a mindset of "no limits" in terms of securely exposing critical business assets for internal and external consumption. In order to be an agile, digital business, enterprises need to seamlessly connect across hybrid environments, applications, data and processes, keeping a keen eye on an open cloud strategy. They also need a secure integration framework to provide controlled access, a single dashboard providing performance insights, and easy access to digital assets for your developers. This webcast will explore all of these areas in depth, to support your enterprise's quest to become a next-generation digital business.
For more and more organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
In fact, hybrid cloud is the new norm for IT. IDC says more than 80% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud by 20171, and 70% of IT decision-makers say they will always have a mix of traditional IT and cloud architectures.2 With important applications and workloads architected across both on-premises and hybrid, public and private cloud environments, business and IT stakeholders must be able to access data with equal efficiency, reliability and speed—regardless of physical location, infrastructure type or time frame.
Complex hybrid environments can make it difficult to track interdependencies, increasing the risk of disrupting critical business services. In this research paper by EMA, you’ll learn how application discovery and dependency mapping can help you:
• Meet granular targets for availability, cost, and time-to-revenue for cloud services
• Accelerate mean time to repair (MTTR) while communicating better with stakeholders
• Manage even the most complex hybrid environments more efficiently and effectively
• Understand the impact of proposed changes and potential security risks to guide decision-making
"Your key to a successful hybrid cloud design
Enterprise adoption of cloud has become mainstream, with most businesses choosing a hybrid cloud approach. A unified hybrid cloud stitches together on- and off-premises cloud resources so you can benefit from agility and scalability of public cloud while getting the performance, cost and security benefits of private cloud.
This paper covers:
Why businesses choose a unified hybrid cloud architecture.
How you can gain the full benefit of a hybrid infrastructure.
How app modernization on/off premises can position you for success.
Why the data layer is critical to bridging the cloud divide.
Download this 451 Research paper to learn about things to keep in mind when designing a successful cloud strategy.
The use of SaaS applications within an organization is the new normal. In fact, there's a good chance that just your marketing department alone is using over 10 SaaS products.
According to Gartner, the 2015 worldwide market for SaaS software application sales was $33.4 billion, with projections to double to $67.2 billion by 2019. Integration needs are changing, with SaaS applications, as well as mobile traffic, social networks, IoT, suppliers, partners, and customer channels all new integration points that will need to be captured in your business processes.
Read “Five Principles for Integrating Software as a Service Applications” to learn:
Key principles for successful hybrid integrations
New integration use cases to grow your business upward and outward
The why and how of integration as both an enabler and a differentiator
Benefits of the TIBCO integration platform and its various offerings
How can you utilize machine data to support compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union?
This white paper, “How Machine Data Supports GDPR Compliance”, answers this question and identifies three use cases that can help support your GDPR compliance program, regardless of the nature of your industry or deployment – on-premises, in the cloud or hybrid
Download the white paper to:
*Master the risks necessary to be prepared for GDPR through real-world scenarios
*Understand which articles of GDPR will impact your business
*Learn how machine data can help you overcome those requirements
Published By: effectual
Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Multi-Cloud, hybrid strategies add complexity
Nearly 60% of businesses say they're moving toward hybrid IT enviornments that integrate on-premises systems and public cloud resources and enable workloads to be pleaced according to performance, security and dependency requirements. Identifying the best execution venue is a key cloud hurdle.
The VMware enterprise-ready, cloud management platform is purpose built for hybrid cloud, and designed to work in heterogeneous environments. It enables you to deliver and manage infrastructure and applications quickly for the business, while maintaining IT control. To learn more about the industry’s most complete cloud management platform, read about our customer deployments globally.
This guide will examine major business risks associated with traditional data protection approaches, particularly with regard to their applicability for a hybrid, virtual + physical data center. It will redefine the business goals and drivers for data protection, and consider alternative approaches that better meet those goals.
75% of enterprise-scale organizations currently use some type of cloud service. With major cloud providers continually competing to offer new capabilities and low prices, choice abounds. No single cloud is guaranteed to meet all your needs today and in the future. Opt for a more flexible solution. Download this paper to learn about a hybrid, multi-cloud approach that keeps you free to choose the right cloud resources for business at hand.
Solid state storage is increasingly deployed in all sizes of
datacenters, from the small and medium business to the
large enterprise. It comes in many forms including
hybrid arrays, direct attached drives, PCIe flash and
accelerators that fit somewhere in between servers and
storage. With the price of flash continuing to drop,
hybrid storage is becoming more compelling to the small
and medium business for critical computing applications
such as databases and day-to-day operational
The workplace is being reimagined. There’s a new focus on the human and that’s given rise to organisations reimagining themselves as social enterprises. The growth of hybrid jobs and super jobs presents HR leaders with fresh challenges. New ways have to be found of identifying talent from within and outside an organisation. A recent Deloitte report highlights the need for collaboration across the business and a bold plan that embraces new technology. Our webinar discusses that report, the actions for HR leaders and why cloud is the place to start.
Discover why cloud can open up new approaches in your search for talent.
Exploring four commonalities that drive organziations toward hybrid IT can help you make a business case for expanding and automating your data center.
• Cloud’s role in providing your high-performance computing requirements
• Evolving asset refresh cycle and expansion needs in the face of security threats
• Strategic innovation investments to gain competitive market advantage
You can succeed in your digital transfomation and deliver applications and services faster, better, and safely.
How? With Enterprise Agile Delivery. Enterprise Agile Delivery brings a wealth of benefits to organizations and can be adopted by any Agile hybrid framework: SAFe, LESS, Nexus as well as Agile/lean frameworks like Scrum and Kanban.
Yet to achieve Eneterprise Agile Delivery, enterprises need an easy to use modern ALM tool for quick and successful onboarding. Download this white paper to understand how the right solution will help you:
› Strategiaclly align feature releases and backlogs with your overall business strategy
› Identify and prioritize dev and test activities with visibility into project waves and portfolios
› Make data-based decisons for safe releases with real-time insights and multidimensional views into delivery risks
› Sync business, dev, QA and release teams around shared objectives with automated coordination and communication
Today's data-driven organization is faced with magnified urgency around data volume, user needs and compressed decision time frames. In order to address these challenges, while maintaining an effective analytical culture, many organizations are exploring cloud-based environments coupled with powerful business intelligence (BI) and analytical technology to accelerate decisions and enhance performance.
Cloud-based data and processing services present too much opportunity for organizations to ignore. How can organizations realize the obvious financial benefits of the cloud while ensuring information culled from cloud sources is secure and trustworthy?
Good hybrid information governance implies several priorities for IT and the business which are based on these foundational pillars:
- Broad agreement on what information means
- Clear agreement on how owned information assets will be maintained and monitored
- Standard practices for securing strategic information assets
- Enterprise data integration strategy
Welcome to the era of the digital enterprise, where digital is
your journey and cognitive is your destination. As business
leaders, you are under growing pressure to use information
to its fullest potential, delivering new customer experiences
as fuel for business growth. The digital economy is changing
the way we gather information, gain insights, reinvent our
businesses and innovate both quickly and iteratively
A hybrid cloud environment, combining traditional IT systems
and public cloud, enables you to extend business processes
beyond the walls of your organization. For example, many
organizations use public cloud as a collaborative development
environment to create innovative applications that can then be
ported to an on-premises or hybrid production environment.
For increasing numbers of organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
To accelerate innovation, improve the IT delivery economic model and reduce risk, organizations need to combine data and experience in a cognitive model that yields deeper and more meaningful insights for smarter decisionmaking. Whether the user needs a data set maintained in house for customer analytics or access to a cloud-based data store for assessing marketing program results — or any other business need — a high-performance, highly available, mixed-load database platform is required.
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.
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