Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
VMware vCloud Director has created tremendous potential for service providers and enterprises to deliver agile and cost effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) through its ability to automate the self-provisioning of virtual data center service offerings by customers. Since a multitude of commodity cloud providers have appeared seemingly overnight, service providers and enterprises must harness technologies like vCloud Director
to reduce the overall cost of delivering compute services.
With automated self-service provisioning in place, the next wave of opportunities for cost and performance optimization lies in operations management. This document details how VMTurbo Operations Manager delivers unique business value, addressing significant gaps in VMware vCloud offerings.
ESG research indicates that the corporate usage of public cloud computing in the form of cloud-based infrastructure services, business applications , and/or application development continues to grow. What are the profiles of the organizations at the forefront of the cloud adoption movement, how are these services being leveraged today, and what is their likely level of impact over a five-year horizon?
In today’s mobile and digital world, IT speed and agility are essential – which is why organizations are turning to converged infrastructure solutions to get the flexibility they need to transform their business.
A recent IDC white paper reveals how EMC customers around the world are leveraging convergence to deliver faster business outcomes, accelerating their enterprise organizations to cloud speed. Watch this video infographic to see how EMC converged solutions from VCE can help you triumph over the status quo and take on the next generation of IT challenges.
Enterprises look to private clouds for more than just virtual infrastructure provisioning. Private cloud vendors have started to bundle additional capabilities into their solutions, including pervasive VM management capabilities, design tools for complex application templates, and service catalogs.
Over the next 12 months, more than half of enterprises will prioritize building internal private clouds. Today, the most common approach is through the purchase of commercial software to layer atop existing infrastructure resources. Regardless of the approach you choose, there’s no shortage of tools to support your efforts.
The role and purpose of IT in an organization is undergoing significant change, driven by the need for businesses to become more agile and have greater control over cost levers when using technology. This transformation of IT involves many different aspects, not all of which are technology-related, but the one thing they all share is that IT modernization is about making changes to meet the current and future demands of business. This report provides a side-by-side comparison of leading virtualization and cloud management solutions, looking at IT modernization from a data center infrastructure perspective, with the findings delivered as the Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM). It considers the significance of management in the virtualization and cloud environments and how this influences the way in which technology is deployed, used, and controlled.
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
At the time this definition was published, “cloud” was already part of industry parlance, and was beginning to take root in the general lexicon. Additionally, global business spending for infrastructure and services related to the cloud had topped $78 billion. This year, enterprise spending on the cloud will reach an estimated $174 billion, and is expected to climb to $235 billion by 2017.2 Inevitably, as both business IT and consumer mindsets evolve toward the cloud in coming years, we will continue to witness dramatic growth in IT products in some areas, and significant reductions in other areas—resulting in a reshaping of the industry as a whole.
Organizations around the world are embracing the economic and operational benefits of cloud computing. Whether organizations are extending internal resources or fully deploying on Microsoft Azure, the ability to take advantage of the business benefits of cloud require that organizations continue to meet key security requirements. Azure delivers a trusted cloud infrastructure on which customers can design, build and manage their own cloud applications and infrastructure. While Azure provides security controls for the infrastructure and change to virtualization layers, deploying organizations are responsible for deploying and maintaining security for the guest operating systems, applications, and data in order to protect against malware attacks, zero-day vulnerabilities and data breaches. Read this white paper to lean more about Trend Micro Instant-On Cloud Security for Microsoft Azure.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Enterprises grapple with a host of challenges that are spurring the creation of hybrid clouds: collections of computing infrastructure spread across multiple data centers and multiple cloud providers. This new concept often provokes uncertainty, which must be addressed head on.
As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Cloud consumers want to avoid
vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers. They want to be able to move servers and storage around without a negative impact on application availability.
The good news is that more solutions become available every day, but with a learning curve and numerous management challenges and considerations.
This CITO Research paper provides advice for managers about how to c
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
The businesses that thrive amid fluctuating technology demands are
not only keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends, they have
the infrastructure in place to handle whatever changes might come.
And they’re doing so by treating their data centers as a strategic
asset—a hub from which providers and performance can all stem.
Are you ready for what’s next? According to analyst forecasts and
IT executives, the five key trends affecting our state of technology
are mobility, consumer technology, cloud services, hyperdigitization
and globalization. In the following pages, you’ll learn how these
trends are affecting current networks, and why a strategic data
center is key to not only surviving, but thriving, today and in the future.
Published By: Simplivity
Published Date: May 18, 2015
SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) leverages real-time deduplication, compression and optimization technologies to deliver a radically simplified and dramatically lower cost infrastructure platform. Get the full report for an overview of SimpliVity’s OmniCube: Cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection, and functionality.
Years of IT infrastructure advancements have helped to drive out vast amounts of costs within the datacenter. Technologies like server and storage virtualization, data deduplication, and flash-based storage systems (to name just a few) have contributed to improvements of utilization rates, performance, and resiliency for most organizations. Unfortunately, organizations still struggle with deeply rooted operational inefficiencies related to IT departments with silos of technology and expertise that lead to higher complexity, limited scalability, and suboptimal levels of agility. The recent tectonic shifts caused by the rise of 3rd Platform applications that focus on social, mobile, cloud, and big data environments have amplified the pains associated with these structural inefficiencies.
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 19, 2015
Collaboration services, email, managed services, and backups and disaster recovery are the most common current use cases for cloud services, according to the results of a new SANS survey on cloud security. The 485 IT professionals who participated in the survey reported using a variety of cloud providers and service models, including software-as-aservice (SaaS) cloud offerings, along with a fairly even mix of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) implementations. Most respondents said they are investing in both public and private clouds as needs dictate.
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
AWS is the most widely deployed public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution in the world and is a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IaaS (see "Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service"). AWS offers a large number of built-in security capabilities (see Note 1), and questions on the proper practices for securing workloads in AWS are increasing.1
AWS is a not a "consumer grade" IaaS cloud. It is a market leader, with a portfolio of security capabilities and security ecosystem partners unmatched by other IaaS providers. However, simply moving existing workloads to AWS without rethinking security tools, processes and system management will result in workloads that are less secure than they were when located within enterprise data centers. Conversely, a properly managed and secured workload in AWS will be at least as — and, in most cases, more — secure than in an enterprise data center.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
Driven by easy-to-consume infrastructure and services, the adoption of public cloud surged in 2018. As a result, enterprises are seeking cost management solutions tools to curb waste, optimize cloud costs, and increase transparency. However, businesses must also factor the cost of licensed software into this equation, otherwise they may leave significant savings on the table.
The ""Software License Management as a Critical Part of Cloud Cost Optimization"" white paper by industry analyst Enterprise Management Associates explores the consequences of not considering software license costs when deploying in the cloud and pinpoints why it occurs. Download the white paper to learn how.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
State agency and higher education CIOs are under intense pressure to modernize their legacy IT systems. Whether that requires moving from one infrastructure to another, or moving to or from the cloud, the chief challenge remains: How to migrate data and applications without disrupting critical operations, ensure improved performance and avoid pricing and other traps that often accompany virtualizing in the cloud.
Learn what’s made the difference in overcoming the impediments to workload migrations from IT leaders who’ve lived through big data and application moves. Topics include:
Preparing workloads for cloud on-boarding – and off-boarding
Tools for simplifying the consolidation and migration of apps and supporting services
Forecasting workloads, and planning for associated testing, training, and other costs
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.
As organizations evolve from virtualized infrastructures to private clouds, IT management must measure success by the efficiencies of the infrastructure in providing end users with flexible and cost-effective services and service levels. NetApp® OnCommand® Insight storage resource management software provides service analytics that help enterprises manage the complexity of this transition. OnCommand Insight provides a holistic view into complex multivendor and multiprotocol storage services and powerful analytics to help organizations fully leverage the promise of cloud computing.
Engaging a cloud service provider (CSP) for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now common practice for enterprise IT. It is essential to make the right choice of providers and services, particularly as it relates to security practices, data privacy, and operational capabilities. Be sure to put potential Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partners under the microscope by asking them the right questions about how they will secure your most essential information.
There’s a lot of noise these days about hyper-convergence. IT managers are facing internal pressure to adopt hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions to make their departments more efficient and “cloud-like” as well as external pressure from vendors fighting for market share in an increasingly crowded space. While an HCI solution could bring your organization significant benefits, it’s not necessarily simple to implement, nor is it the optimal solution for every use case. To determine if HCI is right for you, first we need a clear definition of what it is and what it does.
In healthcare, bringing new and reliable products to market is essential for staying relevant and competitive. That's why when McKesson needed to transform its development environments, the nation's largest healtchcare IT solutions provider turned to HP CloudSystem Matrix. By moving from a traditional rack-mount server infrastructure to an HP CloudSystem Matrix integrated solution, McKesson saw an 84-fold increase in processing speeds on their development environments (down to 40 mins. from 7 days). They also enjoyed a 42% reduction in physical server count and a 67% decrease in management time. Read this case study to see how your own organization can use an HP CloudSystem Matrix solution to enhance productivity, reduce costs, and drive innovation.
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The cloud promises flexibility, agile development, rapid innovation, reductions in capital costs and infrastructure complexity, and much more. Before you can realize the cloud’s true potential, though, you need to clearly understand what you can do with it. That's why IT professionals from all industries and company sizes turn to an HP Cloud Discovery Workshop for help. Read this white paper for an overview of the HP Cloud Discovery Workshop and to understand how it can help clarify your company's cloud vision.
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Cloud computing has emerged as one of the prevailing IT trends today. By providing greater levels of provisioning and automation, cloud computing can help organizations become more nimble, reduce operating costs, improve application performance, and better allocate their compute resources. It enables organizations to more flexibly scale their IT infrastructure while reducing the administrative burden on IT organizations.
But IT departments determined to take advantage of these benefits are at risk of losing control of their infrastructure. Read this white paper to understand how the HP CloudSystem Matrix is an integrated IT infrastructure solution that meets this challenge head-on, enabling organizations to simplify their IT infrastructure, reduce their management burden, and streamline operating costs.
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Learn more about this offering that includes a self-service infrastructure portal for quick auto-provisioning, along with built-in infrastructure lifecycle management to optimize infrastructure, manage the resource pools, and help ensure uptime. CloudSystem Matrix is integrated by design with broad support of heterogeneous environments, including VMware, Microsoft® Hyper-V, and KVM through OpenStack as an enabling technology that manages and provisions virtual machines to the Red Hat KVM hosts.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Dec 29, 2011
Performance plays a vital role in the success of your online applications and web-based content - whether you are processing millions of transactions, delivering business-critical software or servicing a massive gaming community. Research shows that even one second of delay on a typical website can result in 7% fewer customer conversions. For many businesses, that means lost revenue and damage to their brand. As cloud is becoming an increasingly viable infrastructure choice for enterprise applications, it is essential to select a high-performance cloud service that will support the best possible experience for your end users.
Determining the right cloud solution for your needs also necessitates thorough analysis of the level of security, control, customization and support your business requires. In this webcast, thought leaders from Gartner and Internap outline the performance factors that affect your cloud decision-making process and discuss how to optimize your IT Infrastructure to create satisfied end users.
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