Published By: Cloudroute
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Cloud computing has changed the way businesses and people think about using technology to serve their needs. Too many, cloud computing is nothing but hype and overblown as the new direction for Information Technology. But to many more, cloud computing represents the future of how every business should plan, operate and execute applications, systems and processes. Goldman Sachs forecasts spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms will grow at a 30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2013 through 2018 compared with 5 percent growth for overall enterprise IT. Moreover, Forrester recently revised its 2011 forecast of the public cloud market size upward by 20 percent. Regardless, it is important to know what cloud computing is.
Aberdeen research has shown that when organizatins harneess the power of Flash, they are able to more effectively implement a digital transformation, build hybrid infrastructures,
and gain increased agility and competitive advantage. In this eBook, we’ll explore how leading businesses can better their future with flash arrays that are Predictive, Cloud-Ready, and Timeles..
Most companies would love to move enterprise applications
to the public cloud and cut the costs, complexities,
and limitations of current infrastructure.
Major public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS),
Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud have done well in enabling
web, mobile, and content applications in the cloud. These are
cloud-native applications designed to use cloud “object” storage,
and object storage is very popular for use cases such as backup
and disaster recovery. However, enterprise applications typically
require “block” storage. Although native cloud block storage
exists, it has several shortcomings, particularly around reliability,
durability, and lack of data mobility. So, enterprise applications
have largely stayed on-premises or in private clouds.
Now there’s an innovative new way to move enterprise applications
to the public cloud while actually reducing risks and tradeoffs.
It’s called multicloud storage, and it’s an insanely simple,
reliable, secure w
It’s easy to assume that running IT apps on-premises is not cost competitive with cloud-based services. Evaluator Group tests the validity of that assumption with a TCO model analyzing a hyperconverged solution from HPE and a comparable AWS solution.
"Customers in the midst of digital transformation look first to the public cloud when seeking dramatic simplification, cost, utilization and flexibility advantages for their new
application workloads. But using public cloud comes with its own challenges. It’s not always possible or practical for enterprises to retire their traditional, on-premises enterprise system still running the company’s most mission-
critical workloads. Hybrid IT – a balanced combination of traditional infrastructure, private cloud and public cloud – is the answer. But a true hybrid IT deployment must go well beyond the current generation of hybrid cloud systems, where the on-premises
and off-premises worlds have largely remained siloed and still have to be independently managed. This paper
seeks to answer how to bring those siloes together by identifying eight essentials that must be met to achieve the ideal hybrid IT implementation."
"Managing infrastructure has always brought frustration, headaches, and wasted time. That’s because IT professionals have to spend their days, nights, and weekends dealing with problems and manually tuning their infrastructure.
Traditional monitoring and support are too far removed from infrastructure, resulting in an endless cycle of break-fix-tune-repeat. Infrastructure powered by artificial intelligence, however, can overcome the limitations of humans and traditional tools.
This white paper explores how HPE InfoSight with its recommendation engine paves the path for an autonomous data center your Hybrid Cloud World."
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
The digital business continues to evolve. Investments in data analytics projects lead the way while traditional, proprietary infrastructures are being disrupted by cloud, open source and hyperconverged paradigms. These changes are forcing IT leaders to contend with greater workload diversity in the midst of tightening budgets. And while the workload [or] IT landscape is changing, the need for reliable data protection remains as crucial as ever to protect against, data corruption, human error, and malicious threats such as ransomware. Learn how Veritas can help you navigate through these obstacles. Join us to hear experts from ESG and Veritas discuss how the right data protection solution today can prepare you for tomorrow's business demands.
You will learn:
The key trends that are driving change in the digital business
The most common causes of data loss in tomorrow’s multi-cloud data centers
How to protect an increasingly diverse environment with minimal operational overhead
Virtualization is helping organizations like yours utilize data center hardware infrastructure more effectively, leading to a reduction in costs and improvements in operational efficiencies. In many cases, virtualization initiatives begin internally, with your own hardware and networking infrastructure augmented by tools like VMware® or Linux® KVM and OpenStack® to help manage your virtualized environment. Often referred to as private cloud, these projects are fueling significant expansion into what can be referred to as the public cloud.
Application consolidation can be an important cloud initiative. By consolidating applications on an all-flash, cloud-centric platform, IT has the opportunity to reduce costs, lower risk and support a more integrated and interoperable infrastructure. But for any organization thinking about application consolidation, it is important to closely evaluate the features and functions of the underlying all-flash storage platform.
You want to make sure that your platform not only delivers the performance you need, but also enables you to reduce costs, eliminate migrations, simplify operations and support cloud-enabled business agility.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
Carbonite Cloud Migration Powered by DoubleTake is an online service that enables migrations from any physical, virtual or cloud-based environment into VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services EC2 or Microsoft Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud environments. The webbased console provides automated, centralized migration to the cloud.
This document provides a detailed technical briefing on the functionality and use of Carbonite Cloud Migration and assumes that the reader will have at least a basic understanding of infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
This document is targeted at networking and virtualization architects interested in deploying VMware NSX network virtualization in a multi-hypervisor environment based on the integrated solution from VMware and Juniper.
VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) vision leverages core data center virtualization technologies to transform data center economics and business agility through automation and non disruptive deployment that embraces and extends existing compute, network and storage infrastructure investments. NSX is the component providing the networking virtualization pillar of this vision. As a platform, NSX provides partners the capability of integrating their solution and build on the top of the existing functionalities. NSX enables an agile overlay infrastructure for public and private cloud environments leveraging Juniper’s robust and resilient underlay infrastructure that also helps bridge the physical and virtual worlds using the L2 gateway functionality.
The APM market is one of the largest subsegments of the IT operations management market, with 2016 revenue of approximately $3.7 billion and a growth rate exceeding 18% over the prior year. Given these statistics, it is no surprise that Gartner observes continuing investment. Interestingly, while Gartner has observed many new startups appearing on the radar screen, we've also seen large software organizations such as CA Technologies, IBM, Oracle and Microsoft (re)investing at the same time. Other non-APM companies are also expressing potential interest in the market — almost all of the current APM suite providers expect to see companies like Google and Amazon boost their primarily infrastructure monitoring capabilities with increased support for application visibility. Yet these (and other large) cloud companies will pose another challenge for the traditional APM players — the battle for talent acquisition. There is some concern within the APM market that highly skilled individuals may
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
How to boost results, cut costs and manage risk in an internet-connected world
Digital transformation is driving change across the world, creating new opportunities to boost business productivity, while cutting the costs of infrastructure and operations. Increasingly distributed?organizations are re-architecting their networks and security to move their most valuable data?and applications to the cloud, in order to give their users much richer, faster, less expensive?access than ever before. Enabling remote sites and off-network users to securely connect?direct-to-cloud is the new challenge facing enterprises and government agencies.?
How can distributed organizations achieve the reliable, secure connectivity to the cloud they?need? Many are now using internet technologies?for connect all of their users to cloud-based applications more productively and cost-effectively than ever before.
Join Forcepoint for this informative discussion. In this session we will cover:
How to accelerate
Why is messaging so essential to your success in the emerging cloud environment? Because it provides data resilience, performance and simplicity across your IT infrastructure. This holds particularly true in systems that span multiple environments and in organizations where certain components may not always be available.
Read this white paper to learn two of the most common ways organizations consume messaging in the cloud:
Deploy a software messaging system into a cloud environment.
Use a managed messaging service operated by a cloud provider.
Leave unwieldy infrastructure behind and get cloud-ready with Oracle Exadata. If you’re finding that on-premises IT infrastructure complexity is holding you back, it’s time to streamline and simplify. Find out more about our family of purpose-built Oracle systems that can help you consolidate infrastructure and get the performance your business needs. You’ll be ready to make the most of cloud benefits, when the time’s right for you.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Nov 12, 2018
The hybrid cloud has been heralded as a promising IT operational model enabling enterprises to maintain security and control over the infrastructure on which their applications run. At the same time, it promises to maximize ROI from their local data center and leverage public cloud infrastructure for an occasional demand spike.
Public clouds are relatively new in the IT landscape and their adoption has accelerated over the last few years with multiple vendors now offering solutions as well as improved on-ramps for workloads to ease the adoption of a hybrid cloud model.
With these advances and the ability to choose between a local data center and multiple public cloud offerings, one fundamental question must still be answered: What, when and where to run workloads to assure performance while maximizing efficiency?
In this whitepaper, we explore some of the players in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud, the challenges surrounding effective implementation, and how t
• When it comes to the cloud, most businesses have moved from wait-and-see to a "how do we make it happen now?" approach.
• But the complexities of moving valuable content from legacy systems to the cloud is still a daunting challenge. That's why some businesses are putting off the move even though they're painfully aware of the limitations of legacy infrastructure like network shares, enterprise content management systems and general purpose file servers.
• The good news is the upside of migrating away from legacy infrastructure to a Cloud Content Management platform is far greater than the effort to get there. All you need is a plan.
• Our new eBook, From legacy infrastructure to the cloud: A migration journey in 5 steps, gives you a clear, methodical process for migrating your organization to a Cloud Content Management solution.
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has emerged as a breakthrough IT technology over the past several years. With the right HCI solution, IT teams can lower costs, increase agility, and reduce complexity— leveraging a modern software-defined IT platform that provides a seamless path to hybrid cloud. IT continues to embrace HCI in great numbers, with the market expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 42 percent through 2023.1
Australian businesses have long been recognised as leaders in the adoption of cloud services and the migration of core infrastructure to cloud platforms.
Yet as ambitious ‘cloud-first’ programs are executed, performance and complexity issues have led many organisations to embrace the middle ground – a hybrid IT solution combining public cloud and on-premises infrastructure.
Fast-growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms are increasingly being recognised as an ideal enabler for this strategy, with a software-based design that combines robust computing infrastructure with a high degree of centralisation, integration, flexibility, and analytics-based monitoring and manageability.
Read how companies such as Beam Suntory have redefined enterprise architecture and learn more about the way an integrated hyperconverged infrastructure can help you build the right infrastructure for the future.
Asian ICT infrastructure investment is exploding as businesses review and modernise their data-centre architectures to keep up with the service demands of a growing and increasingly sophisticated population.
Demand for cloud services, particularly to support big-data analytics initiatives, is driving this trend. Frost & Sullivan, for example, believes the Asia-Pacific cloud computing market will grow at 28.4 percent annually through 2022. Despite this growth, many businesses are also rapidly realising that public cloud is not the best solution for every need as they do not always offer the same level of visibility, performance, and control as on-premises infrastructure.This reality is pushing many companies towards the middle ground of hybrid IT, in which applications and infrastructure are distributed across public cloud and self-managed data centre infrastructure. Read about Medical company Mutoh and how it took advantage of the latest technology.
The cloud — at one point it was a revolution in the workplace. But the cloud is no longer a trend or a movement. It’s now so integrated into IT and infrastructures that, for many companies, it’s simply another part of the business. The availability of mobile devices and cloud services has redefined not only the way we work, but where we work.
Critical infrastructures, applications, and massive amounts of sensitive data are now stored in the cloud, leaving companies at risk of damage if cloud accounts are compromised.
With the cloud fast becoming the new normal, network security solutions need to adapt.
Download this ebook to learn how Cisco Cloud Security helps you securely adopt and use the cloud, and better manage security for the way the world works today.
The increase in mobile devices and cloud applications has changed everything, from where we work, to how we communicate, collaborate, and store information. A new approach to security is needed.
The cloud is no longer a trend or a movement. It’s now so integrated into IT and infrastructures that, for many companies, it’s simply how business is done. The availability of mobile devices and cloud services has redefined how and where people work. Applications and servers are moving to the cloud faster than ever to take advantage of cost savings, scalability, and accessibility.
To find out more on how Cisco can help with these challenges download this white paper today.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS), an established general and life insurance firm, and subsidiary of the first insurance company in Japan, Tokio Marine Holdings, envisioned an e-services portal to improve user experience by providing a single platform for all customer interactions.
For its infrastructure and environment development, the insurer engaged the professional managed security and managed public cloud services of Rackspace, to help with the optimization of its Azure cloud platform, as well as to ensure that the migration is compliant to Singapore’s strict regulations on public cloud use by financial services institutions.
The new portal that went live recently had Rackspace instrumentally involved in its building, running, managing and optimizing for the Azure cloud, including a best-practice infrastructure design with the latest resiliency and security features.
Building on the success of this year-long project, a future collaboration to tap Rackspace’s PCI DSS
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Noble Group needed to revamp its IT approach to support its technology and global business, which had in-house apps spread across 1,000 different servers around the world. Having worked with Rackspace previously, it had confidence in Rackspace’s expertise in IT transformation, and decided to take up its managed public cloud services for Microsoft Azure, and professional services for cloud migration, performance and scalability. Yet, this resulted in greater gained cost-savings and increased agility, as Noble moved its massive workloads to the Azure cloud with round-the-clock expertise from Rackspace.
This proved to be a wise choice. To adapt to Noble Group’s fast changing business model, Rackspace needed to migrate 60 percent of its resources from on-premises infrastructure to Azure, following eight months of planning. At the end of the cloud migration, Noble Group successfully reduced the 2,000 servers from its infrastructure to just 200 servers.
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