The gaming industry continues to grow rapidly, and it is projected to grow another 30%
in the next three years1
. Online gaming is driving this growth as the industry is making a
seismic shift from disk to digital. This shift comes with an abundance of opportunities and
challenges, as digital gaming makes it easier than ever to get games into the hands of more
players, in more places, in less time.
TechValidate Research surveyed 131 Akamai Technologies, Inc. customer accounts to find out more about how gaming
companies are innovating the marketplace and the challenges they need to overcome in order to do so. The results show
the importance of web security, that acquiring and retaining new users is the biggest business challenge companies are
facing, and that mobile is taking over as the most popular gaming platform.
While the shift from disk to digital offers tremendous potential opportunities, it also presents a host
of new challenges for gaming companies. As the online channel grows increasingly complex and the pace
of innovation accelerates, many companies struggle to keep up. Not only are there websites and storefronts
to manage, but also real-time gaming servers, large software downloads, and live-streamed competitions and
events. Games are transforming from fixed, boxed products to dynamic, ongoing services – with frequently
updated content, in-game micro-transactions, virtual goods and social interactions. Mobile adds another
dimension to the trend, as consumers increasingly look to play on smart phones and tablets – or on multiple
screens across devices.
To successfully navigate this complex and changing landscape, gaming companies need an agile,
high- performance infrastructure that allows them to turn the Internet into a reliable and effective
online distribution channel. This requires f
TechValidate recently surveyed 240 video game
developers, publishers, and distributors to gain insight
into the top challenges that they need to overcome
in order to take full advantage of the enormous
opportunities the digital channel provides the industry.
You’ve spent time and money to develop an impressive in-game experience and attract and acquire new players. You’ve studied your CPA and eCPI, tweaked key in-game events to drive retention and conversion, and you’ve got your marketing engine humming, focused on engagement.
Despite all this effort, you’re still not hitting your goals. Conversions are lower than expected. Churn is high. Something is not right, but you are not sure what it is.
Akamai has been helping game developers and distributors maximize the web performance of games for more than a decade. This brief outlines some common obstacles and how you can overcome them.
The Games industry is growing at break-neck speed, surpassing growth rates of the
Entertainment industry as a whole. Many Games industry players are joining the race to win-over
the coveted online games audience. Developing new games that not only draw in audiences,
but also keep them engaged is an on-going challenge. Recently we solicited feedback from
more than 150 Akamai global games customers to gain industry insights into the challenges and
opportunities their faced with each day. We would like to share their responses with you.
With a hybrid IT approach, small and midsized businesses can leverage the greater control, faster access, and increased security that comes with on-premise, while taking advantage of the increased agility, reduced costs, and better flexibility that the cloud offers.
In this report we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organizations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
Very little data is available on how effectively enterprises are managing private cloud deployments in the real world. Are they doing so efficiently, or are they facing challenges in areas such as performance, TCO and capacity? Hewlett Packard Enterprise commissioned 451 Research to explore these issues through a survey of IT decision-makers and data from the Cloud Price Index.
Chaque jour, nous sommes confrontés à des choix plus ou moins critiques risquant de changer notre vie. Acheter ou louer ? Créer sa propre entreprise ou travailler pour un patron ? Avec ou sans vinaigrette ? D'accord, la vinaigrette ne risque pas vraiment de changer votre vie...
Le point commun aux décisions de ce type est que nous nous sentons généralement confrontés à un choix assez étroit entre deux propositions : X ou Y ? Et nous ne sommes pas seuls : les entreprises et leurs services IT ont tendance à construire leur infrastructure IT en mode soit/soit.
Pour les clients des grandes entreprises, IDC prévoit que le flash continuera de devancer la croissance du disque dur, et que la capacité des SSD expédiée augmentera de plus de 75 % d'une année sur l'autre2 . Cette progression s'explique notamment par les prix qui baissent plus rapidement que prévu. Les recherches actuelles indiquent qu'en termes de coût total de possession (CTP) sur quatre ans, le flash deviendra le support au coût le plus faible pour presque tout le stockage à compter de 20163 . Le CTP du flash continuera de décliner jusqu'en 2020, offrant un retour sur investissement que les solutions à disques rotatifs ne pourront pas égaler.
La transformation numérique est incontournable pour les entreprises de taille moyenne (de 100 à 999 salariés) si elles veulent prospérer dans l’économie numérique. La transformation numérique permet aux entreprises d’augmenter leur avantage concurrentiel au travers d’initiatives telles que l’automatisation des processus métier, l’amélioration de l’efficacité opérationnelle, le renforcement des relations client, et la création de nouvelles sources de revenus basées sur des produits et des services reposant sur la technologie. La transformation numérique est un parcours. Ce parcours commence avec des entreprises qui adoptent une vision centrée sur l’informatique pour favoriser une stratégie elle-même centrée sur les données et les analyses. Le résultat des initiatives de transformation numérique dépend de la capacité d’une entreprise à exploiter efficacement les talents, les processus, les plates- formes et la gestion pour atteindre les objectifs commerciaux de l’entreprise.
La sécurité est une préoccupation permanente pour les entreprises Le paysage des menaces ne cesse de se développer et les attaques sont de plus en plus complexes. Si les technologies émergentes telles que l'Internet des objets (IoT), la mobilité et les environnements informatiques hybrides font apparaître de nouvelles opportunités commerciales, elles introduisent également de nouveaux types de risques. Protéger les serveurs au niveau logiciel n'est plus suffisant ; pour garder un temps d'avance sur les menaces, les entreprises doivent se protéger au niveau des systèmes physiques. Avec la multiplication des contraintes réglementaires, la conformité joue un rôle de plus en plus critique à la fois sur l'augmentation de la sécurité et sur la réduction du coût des non-conformités. Ces différents aspects étant extrêmement critiques, il est très important de définir des niveaux de protection matérielle et d'appliquer les mesures de sécurité jusqu'à la chaîne d’approvisionnement. À cet effet,
Jeden Tag stehen Menschen vor lebensverändernden Entscheidungen. Kaufen oder mieten? Ein eigenes Unternehmen gründen oder eine Anstellung suchen? Möchte ich Pommes frites dazu? OK, die letzte Entscheidung verändert das Leben nicht wirklich.
Dieser Bericht umfasst einige der Herausforderungen, denen kleinere Unternehmen bei der Einrichtung und Verwaltung der IT gegenüberstehen. Außerdem wird gezeigt, welche umfassenden Vorteile Unternehmen aus einem Ansatz mit Hybrid Cloud und lokalen Lösungen ziehen können.
The performance of enterprise applications will have a direct impact on business activities and outcomes. The quality of the delivery of applications will depend on how smoothly the underlying data infrastructure operates.
? Optimal application performance and delivery is difficult to achieve in complex environments.
? Many IT infrastructure and operations teams are stretched to the breaking point.
? Predictive analytics and machine learning can be applied to great effect
New data sources are fueling innovation while stretching the limitations of traditional data management strategies and structures. Data warehouses are giving way to purpose built platforms more capable of meeting the real-time needs of a more demanding end user and the opportunities presented by Big Data. Significant strategy shifts are under way to transform traditional data ecosystems by creating a unified view of the data terrain necessary to support Big Data and real-time needs of innovative enterprises companies.
Forrester conducted in-depth surveys with 330 global BI decision-makers and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and big data tools. In this paper, you will learn what separates the leading companies from the rest when it comes to exploiting innovative technologies in BI and analytics, and what steps you can take to either stay a leader or join their ranks.
Think you can’t afford flash?
Think again. If you’re looking to make a primary storage investment in the near future, you can’t afford not to consider an
all-flash or converged flash array. HPE offers the only architecture on the market that is flash-optimized without being flash-limited—so you won’t have to make business-limiting decisions when it comes to implementing flash, such as inserting a new silo into your environment or undergoing painful hardware rip-and-replace.
When it comes to effectively and efficiently protecting growing volumes of data, midsized organizations face unique
challenges. That is because they live in a world of constraints that are both operational and budgetary in nature. Cloud
disaster recovery offers new options for these organizations—they can optimize their data protection economics by
integrating on-premises protection solutions with cloud-based backup and recovery methods. Dell EMC’s cloud-ready
solutions, particularly its Integrated Data Protection Appliances with native cloud extension capabilities, along with its Data
Protection Software working in conjunction with its Data Domain backup storage appliances, provide cloud disaster
recovery with flexible features. These solutions enhance operational efficiency and provide midsized organizations with
clear economic and operational benefits.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
A famous architect once said that the origin of architecture was defined by the first time “two bricks were put together well.” And the more bricks you have, the more important putting them together well becomes. The same holds true in our data centers. The architecture of our compute, storage and network devices has always been important, but as the demands on our IT infrastructures grow, and we add more “bricks,” the architecture becomes more critical.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
Building on 25 years of server market leadership, the HPE ProLiant Gen9 portfolio—which includes HPE OneView software for simplified, converged management—offers optimal performance, increased storage, reduced energy consumption, and greater visibility and control across IT environments. Now everyone from enterprises to small and medium businesses (SMBs) can lower the cost of IT services, reduce delivery times, and improve their overall performance to gain a competitive edge. Download this white paper to learn more about the HPE ProLiant Gen9 portfolio.
In this report, we'll look at some of the top pressures that organizations are facing when it comes to optimizing their infrastructure for modern services and workloads, analyze the strategies taken by successful businesses and offer key recommendations for those organizations looking to become leaders in high performing IT infrastructures.
An optimized hybrid IT infrastructure enables innovative business outcomes—but rapid IT transformation also creates new risks, threats and vulnerabilities. Coupled with increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and complex regulatory pressures, managing risk in today’s digital environment becomes even more critical to the enterprise. Download now to learn more.
If you’re a small-to-midsized business (SMB), you know that you’re operating in a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment. Customers want their demands met instantly, and increasing competition multiplies the pressure you’re under. If you can’t deliver, you can be sure somebody else will.
Fortunately, the technology landscape is changing the way you do business. Mobility, social media, and Big Data are leveling the playing field and making it possible for companies like yours to access more sophisticated technology, reach bigger audiences, target their messages, and innovate in their offerings. Yet nothing has changed the landscape so much as the cloud.
Modern storage arrays can’t compete on price without a range of data reduction
technologies that help reduce the overall total cost of ownership of external
storage. Unfortunately, there is no one single data reduction technology that fits
all data types and we see savings being made with both data deduplication and
compression, depending on the workload. Typically, OLTP-type data (databases)
work well with compression and can achieve between 2:1 and 3:1 reduction,
depending on the data itself. Deduplication works well with large volumes of
repeated data like virtual machines or virtual desktops, where many instances or
images are based off a similar “gold” master.
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