At Viavi Solutions® we’ve had the benefit of observing a number of hybrid cloud deployments up close. All sectors of IT users—from small to large enterprises, governmental groups, and even cloud service providers (CSPs) who themselves have begun to offer managed cloud services from third-party platforms—touch the hybrid cloud environment. CIOs, especially, face new challenges in deploying or expanding their enterprise presence in the cloud. This white paper examines four critical areas—migration, security, costs, and visibility—where CIOs can make major differences in the successful execution of hybrid cloud strategies. We’ve listed 20 fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.
Forrester Research shares seven architectural qualities for evaluating Big Data production platforms.
In this webinar guest speaker Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester, along with experts from MapR and Cisco, will present the following:
• The 7 architectural qualities for productionizing Hadoop successfully
• Architectural best practices for Big Data applications
• The benefits of planning for scale
• How Cisco IT is using best practices for their Big Data applications
• Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research
• Jack Norris, Chief Marketing Officer at MapR Technologies
• Andrew Blaisdell, Product Marketing Manager at Cisco
• Sudharshan Seerapu, IT Engineer at Cisco
Published By: DNN Corp.
Published Date: Sep 03, 2014
It is important to understand how to select an online community platform that best addresses your organization’s business needs and feature requirements. This guide is designed to help your organization gain a better understanding of these issues and select the online community platform best suited to your needs.
As the drive to "do more with less" becomes a mantra for many organizations, optimizing space utilization is a key goal of many IT departments. Storage continues to be one of the major cost components of today's infrastructure deployments. Thin technology, including thin provisioning, offers efficiency benefits that can significantly reduce both capital and operational costs. However, implementations of thin technologies differ with the storage vendors. This Edison Group report looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today's marketplace and compares the thin implementations from seven storage array platforms, including Hewlett-Packard's 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays.
To respond to rapid business environmental changes, enterprises are now adopting a more agile and services-oriented model for centralized IT, often characterized as “private cloud.” Public cloud service providers have become adept at adding new customers, new applications, and more compute-intensive workloads with minimal delay. While traditional enterprise IT may not be able to fully emulate this model, they can use virtualization – both at the levels of servers and storage – to come as close to the cloud as possible. Read this Evaluator Group paper to learn how HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage platforms can be foundational to developing IT agility.
What worked in storage yesterday is not necessarily effective for today or tomorrow. Legacy storage is too complex and not well aligned with today’s business strategies and objectives. Many storage platforms are not up to the challenge of today’s unpredictable workloads and unconstrained data growth. They don’t offer the adaptability, agility and consolidated management capabilities IT requires, which means that IT needs a future-proof storage architecture. Learn about the next generation in storage.
HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is an ideal example of the market transition toward integrated computing platforms. Built on HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x converged infrastructure platform, HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. The solution is built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP 3PAR SAN storage, and HP 5900-Series or HP Flex10 networking. The entire stack is managed through HP Insight Control for System Center, which integrates physical and virtual server management through HP Insight with Microsoft System Center 2012 for unified management and orchestration Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, non-integ
In today’s “need it now” business environment, you need simple systems that drive faster time-to-value. You search for scalable systems that meet your business requirements today and tomorrow. And you want all those capabilities rolled up into one complete integrated package. You can get all this and more when you deploy HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization. HP ConvergedSystems for Virtualization are part of a broad portfolio of HP ConvergedSystems, spanning cloud, virtualization, and Big Data. Because all HP ConvergedSystems are based on best practices and built on standardized HP Converged Infrastructure platforms, they all work together seamlessly and efficiently. Read this brochure to learn more.
Just “keeping the lights on” in the server room is highly complex and largely inefficient. Maintaining IT infrastructure, system interdependencies, and application interoperability tie up valuable personnel and resources. The old way of simply throwing more hardware capacity at a problem can only serve to increase the complexity and further dampen productivity.
In a perfect world, the infrastructure—hardware and software—would have been built as an integrated but scalable unit from the ground up. In our world, though, the best new systems combine independent pieces of IT infrastructure to form simplified computing platforms, freeing up IT to focus on business innovation rather than infrastructure management.
Welcome to the new world of IT.
So far, most data centers have virtualized their least-critical workloads as a matter of basic cost containment. Virtualizing mission-critical applications is still forthcoming for the majority,though, largely due to infrastructural concerns. Complicating matters is the shift in IT purchasing decisions from IT to business management.
Integrated Computing Platforms (ICPs), private cloud computing, and public cloud services all leverage virtualization to achieve a number of IT and business goals, including increased ROI, reduced OpEx, and business process improvement. Now more than ever, it makes sense to explore the benefits of ICPs.
Find expert data center considerations here.
As a cloud-based business services suite, Microsoft® Office 365™ provides organizations with access to web, mobile and desktop versions of traditional Office software tools, cloud storage space for enterprise file sharing, and hosted services for communication and social. By making these services available across desktop, mobile, and web platforms, Microsoft is experiencing increased adoption from both consumers and businesses while expanding the possibilities for anytime-anywhere collaboration.
Yet for all its promise, Office 365 poses a meaningful adoption and security challenges for the IT organization. This is where VMware Workspace™ ONE™ comes in — we’ve brought together the power of VMware AirWatch® and VMware Identity Manager™ to accelerate and secure Office 365 deployments.
Published By: Janrain
Published Date: Apr 12, 2016
Now more than ever, customer loyalty and business revenue rely on hyper-personalized engagement. To resolve these issues and remain focused on their core responsibilities, IT professionals are turning to Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) platforms.
The workplace has changed radically, and conventional approaches to desktop management and mobile device management (MDM) are no longer adequate for the new digital workplace. Enterprise IT must quickly and dramatically change the way it manages users’ access to digital resources to deliver a consistent experience across all devices, even as operating systems and platforms relentlessly evolve.
Fortunately, with the advent of Windows 10, IT now can rethink the way it aligns endpoint management with users’ new digital work styles. Read this UBM whitepaper to learn more about how these seven “musts” can help IT fully leverage Microsoft’s newest operating system to better serve the business.
Mobility, having permeated our cultural ethos, has subsequently transformed the enterprise. No longer considered a frill, its ripple effect on our workforce can be seen in the way IT handles security and productivity.
As IT administrators catch up with their new responsibilities, enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions flood the market. Explore key questions to ask on your EMM journey, including:
- Does this EMM platform address my use case?
- Does it support common platforms?
- Does it control access to corporate resources?
- And more
As enterprises embrace adoption of Microsoft Office 365 to drive business and alleviate the complexity and costs associated with on-premise Exchange environments, achieving a balance between identity management and user experience is often difficult. In this white paper, discover how VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) can easily integrate with Office 365 APIs, VMware Identity Manager, and an enterprise’s existing cloud, or on-premise, identity management solution to optimize user experience and ensure data is secure across all devices and platforms.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Feb 07, 2017
Read this complimentary copy of the SiriusView: Marketing Automation Platforms 2017 and learn more about Marketo’s key differentiators including its native multi-channel experience, live event management, and content recommendation functionalities.
Marketo's powerful marketing automation capabilities and seamless CRM integrations are complemented by our LaunchPoint ecosystem featuring over 500 technology and service providers that offer best-of-breed solutions for today’s marketers.
The full report includes:
Market evaluation and analysis of 9 marketing automation platform vendors
Insights for selecting a vendor based on your organization's requirements
Opportunities and challenges faced when deploying marketing automation platforms
Download the report to learn about these topics and more.
Best Practices, Do's, and Don'ts for Facebook, Twitter, as well as consumer review sites.
TRUSTe shares insights into how to engage, interact, market, and reward friends and fans on the top social media platforms. Download to see how you can increase business on social media today.
This 7 page research study from Gleanster Research explores how Top Performing enterprise retail organizations create unique and compelling customer experiences online, with integration between web content management and ecommerce platforms.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Apr 02, 2015
The online world can be a scary place as the integration of the Internet into everyone’s lives has also brought with it an ever-increasing trend towards malicious activity.
Learn how online businesses can instill trust and confidence in their web sites, protect valuable brands, and safeguard customers’ sensitive information. It is critical to choose e-commerce security solutions that continually evolve and extend to address a range of ever-changing needs. SSL-based security platforms with solid track records of meeting new challenges are the best way to defend, and future proof, e-commerce environments against a growing and dynamic Internet threat environment.
With a growing number of marketing application available, marketing terms are struggling to see differences among them. Meanwhile, IT teams are bogged down with development and maintenance requests to migrate or manage the use of multiple platforms already in use.
Choosing a marketing technology partner is a total-revenue-performance decision. Ask questions about integration and scalability. Find partners whose marketing automation is built to scale with your business, and select vendors whose teams provide the critical support and services you'll need along the way.
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