In reality, many applications are far from cloud ready, and some never will be. But almost every new application will be cloud enabled. So how do you evolve your data center into a private cloud and drive hybrid IT by connecting to public clouds, yet still cater for the needs of your legacy software? To try and understand the path to the cloud in greater detail, we’ve created this Infobrief from an extended interview conducted by the team at DatacenterDynamics with Juniper Networks’ Andy Ingram, the Global Vice President for Data Center and Cloud.
Innovative data-driven strategies are enabling organizations to connect with customers and increase operational efficiency as never before. These new initiatives are built on a multitude of applications, such as big-data analytics, supply chain, and factory automation. On average, organizations are now 53% digital as they create new ways of operating and growing their businesses, according to the Computerworld 2017 Forecast Study.
As part of this transformation, enterprises rely increasingly on multivendor, multicloud environments that mix on-premise, private, and public cloud services and workloads. This shift is causing enterprises to increase network capacity; 55% of enterprises in the Computerworld study expect to add network bandwidth in the next 12 months.
The role of IT is changing from a traditional focus on cost-efficient enablement to a more strategic contribution. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while important, is being surpassed by a growing focus on automation and orchestration that is needed to fulfill enterprise demands for security, agility, and innovation. The cloud-grade enterprise network – spanning the campus, data center, and branch – must be able to respond to rapid changes in business, growing reliance on hybrid cloud architectures, and the needs of users and customers. This IP Networking Comparison Guide examines the four key areas driving enterprise network priorities and looks at key factors within each. This document will give you a clear perspective on how the various options stack up on the most important features and capabilities necessary to meet your transformation needs.
The role of IT is fundamentally changing from a cost-efficient enablement technology to a more strategic element of the enterprise. For companies born before the digital era, IT is a key player on their path to digital transformation; for more recent businesses designed with technology at their core, IT represents a foundational pillar on top of which everything else is built.
With this shifting role, IT’s decades-long emphasis on TCO is being eclipsed by a new-found focus on security and automation. Whether it’s the continuous risks posed by a dynamic threat landscape, the threat of digital disruption, or an inability to keep pace with the latest trends, virtually every enterprise needs to be more agile. And, with the continued evolution of compute, storage, and applications, networks have been exposed as a bottleneck to change.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Feb 18, 2014
Commissioned by ForeScout and conducted by The Tolly Group, one of the world’s leading independent product testing labs, the competitive analysis covers 34 criteria points across key functional categories: deployment, interoperability, guest management, endpoint compliance, enforcement, remediation and scalability. Before spending considerable time and resources to perform your POC, download this in-depth, 24-page report.
This paper explores the capabilities behind Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewalls. The FortiGate devices provide a consolidated security offering backed by high-performance network protection for a lower TCO than other vendors.
The 5 Steps to Firewall Planning and Design Guide provides a step-by-step summary for planning your network firewall. It also contains links to the more detailed list of useful sites and publications on the subject. If you’re designing your company’s firewall architecture, read this first.
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.
Find out why an open, scalable network architecture is essential for enhanced IT security in the cloud era. This eBook explains how to safeguard virtual and physical workloads & get always-on protection to reduce vulnerabilities.
Learn how a simple, open and smart network can help with accelerating the deployment and delivery of applications. This Whitepaper on Network Virtualization best practices explains how to transform and bridge the virtual and physical networks.
Get our eBook on Virtualization and learn how you can improve business agility and service delivery via an open, agile network architecture. This eBook explains how to bridge the physical and virtual worlds and simplify connections across multiple data centers.
Discover how a dynamic, intelligent firewall can improve your security. This Webinar talks about the dynamic, intelligent protection and active defense and management of resources you can get from a Next-Generation Firewall solutions.
Get our Practical Guide to enhancing business agility with network automation and orchestration. You will learn how simplifying orchestration and operations will help you unlock the value in your applications, and maximize business efficiency.
Get expert advice on how to keep your private cloud secure with our Top 10 Considerations Slideshow. If you are looking to build a secure foundation for your private cloud infrastructure, this slideshow offers important considerations for securing your private cloud environment.
Find out how network virtualization can help you move seamlessly to a private cloud in this Webinar. You will hear about the challenges the Tribune Broadcasting had to solve in order to achieve a smooth transition to high-performance, scalable private cloud.
Improve application performance with a simplified network architecture. This Whitepaper on the top 5 benefits of a modernized data center architecture shows you how to optimize your network for business critical applications.
Find out how new applications and virtualized environments are driving the need for increased bandwidth and network scale in this new Report. Read how scalability is fuelling the need for 10GbE networks.
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