Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
Application performance and delivery have changed.
Should your network change too?
Cloud is changing the fundamentals of how IT teams deliver applications
and manage their performance. Applications are increasingly deployed
farther from users, crossing networks outside of IT’s direct control. Instead
of enterprise data centers, many apps now reside in public and hybrid cloud
environments. There are even new breeds of applications, built upon
microservices and containers.
Today, IT needs modern solutions that:
? Extend on-premises networks, apps, and infrastructure resources
to the cloud.
? Maintain high levels of performance, user experience, and security
across all applications, including microservices based apps.
? Sustain operational consistency across on-premises and
? Move away from the expense, complexity, and poor performance
of traditional networking methods.
These solutions are available for apps running on Google Cloud Platform
(GCP) through the allia
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Nov 14, 2017
This three-part video blog series is my perspective on Microsoft’s strategy, the evolution of Microsoft Intune, and the critical role MobileIron plays in a Microsoft shop. My opinions are based on publicly available and third-party data plus my analysis of Microsoft’s actions. Part I of this series gives an overview of Microsoft’s strategy, and Part II provides a high-level comparison of MobileIron and Microsoft Intune.
Businesses today must reduce the risk of security breaches to protect the valuable data within their
organizations. At the same time, IT auditors are increasingly enforcing ever more stringent requirements
on the business. The bottom line is that privileged accounts and privileged access are being targeted by
hackers as a new attack surface and focused on by auditors who are insisting on greater controls around
The right privileged access management solution provides comprehensive protection for your missioncritical
servers with powerful, fine-grained controls over operating system-level access and privileged
user actions. Capable of enforcing access controls on powerful native Superuser accounts—like the
UNIX® and Linux® root and Microsoft® Windows® administrator—this system-level, host-based privileged
access management solution controls, monitors and audits privileged user activity, improving security and
simplifying audit and compliance.
Container platforms such as Kubernetes and RedHat OpenShift combine with agile development methodologies to speed up application development and deployment. By allowing developers to break applications up into smaller components (also known as microservices), containers can help reduce dependencies, allow component-level scaling, and encourage rapid release lifecycles.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform featuring powerful on-demand infrastructure and solutions for building and deploying applications workloads as well as a wide variety of IT and application services. You can use Azure as a public cloud provider and as a hybrid extension to existing on-premises infrastructure. Organizations that use Microsoft solutions on-premises are able to extend their infrastructure and operational processes to Azure.
With the growing popularity of Azure, today’s systems administrators need to acquire and strengthen their skills on this fast-growing public cloud platform. In this guide we explore the Azure public cloud platform with a focus on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features. We cover general architectural features of the Azure cloud including geographic regions, availability zones, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) attached to the core Azure IaaS infrastructure.
The rapid adoption of Office 365 means that work created using the Microsoft product contains a large amount of the business world’s sensitive information. In fact, in most enterprises using Office 365, more than half of that highly valuable information — including business plans, sales data, product designs, M&A details and financial forecasts — is contained within Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and other Microsoft software. Securing the information created with its products has emerged as a primary concern for CSOs, CIOs, IT departments and other C-level executives.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
Everyone says they’re “in the cloud,” but most technology leaders would agree that not all clouds are created equal. When evaluating a cloud contact center solution for your business, it’s important to understand the difference between a true Cloud 2.0 application and traditional software, including which features to look for and why those features are important.
Download this eBook and learn:
• How a true Cloud 2.0 model is built to provide levels of reliability, scalability, flexibility and security that far exceed those of previous generations
• The benefits of utilizing a platform built on microservices architecture
• How to take your business to the next level with a built to scale cloud contact center platform
Increasing your non-interest revenues without increasing customer fees that ultimately drive customers away can be a challenge.
The digital economy is opening up new ways to drive additional revenue from existing customers. The same technical innovations are also opening up new ways to communicate with customers about both digital and traditional offerings. But that results in customers becoming overwhelmed with advertising and marketing messages. They are forced to decide upfront who is providing relevant information and who to completely ignore. Ultimately, it comes down to trust.
Customers consider generic messages to be spam and learn to filter them out, even if they come from a known vendor. Over the long run, these types of marketing campaigns not only see diminishing returns, they can even damage your long-term relationship with customers and decrease revenues.
Micro-marketing overcomes the noise that traditional spam-marketing creates and establishes news levels of trust betwee
To meet the growing challenges of a competitive world economy, a digital transformation is taking place in the enterprise. Organizations realize that to be competitive they need to be more agile. They need to reach their customers wherever they are, and they need to be able to scale their applications to meet customer demands.
To meet these challenges, organizations are deploying new microservice applications that are changing the application delivery environment. These applications are agile, configured to enable new features to be added without disrupting applications in production, and designed to automatically instantiate instances in response to increasing user demand. In short, microservices are drastically changing the way that applications are deployed and managed. This introduces a high level of complexity to network infrastructures because traditional applications are not going away. Applications will continue to be designed for both microservices and traditional 3-tier imple
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
Everyone says they’re “in the cloud,” but most technology leaders would agree that not all clouds are created equal. When evaluating a cloud contact centre solution for your business, it’s important to understand the difference between a true Cloud 2.0 application and traditional software, including which features to look for and why those features are important.
Download this eBook and learn:
How a true Cloud 2.0 model is built to provide levels of reliability, scalability, flexibility and security that that far exceed those of previous generations
The benefits of utilising a platform built on microservices architecture
How to take your business to the next level with a built to scale cloud contact centre platform
F5 has worked with Microsoft during the beta cycle and beyond to ensure a high level of interoperability and optimization with the entire Windows Server 2008 platform. F5’s Application Ready Network for Windows Server 2008 not only helps optimize end-to-end performance, availability, and scalability for Windows Server 2008 deployments, but reduces the costs associated with deployment, management, and operation.
Shavlik Security Suite can patch online and offline virtual machines; works both with an agent-based or agentless approach; supports legacy Windows platforms and a wide range of Microsoft and third-party applications; and furthermore provides strong control of scanning options, and a level of automated remediation that is impressive.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Microsoft provides a solution to easily run small segments of code in the cloud with Azure
Functions. Azure Functions provides solutions for processing data, integrating systems, and
building simple APIs and microservices.
The book starts with intermediate-level recipes on serverless computing along with some
use cases on the benefits and key features of Azure Functions. Then, we'll deep dive into the
core aspects of Azure Functions, such as the services it provides, how you can develop and
write Azure Functions, and how to monitor and troubleshoot them.
Moving on, you'll get practical recipes on integrating DevOps with Azure Functions, and
providing continuous deployment with Visual Studio Team Services. The book also
provides hands-on steps and tutorials based on real-world serverless use cases to guide you
through configuring and setting up your serverless environments with ease. Finally, you'll
see how to manage Azure Functions, providing enterprise-level security and compliance to
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
As a software vendor, you know that
offering innovative solutions with built-in
intelligence is becoming a requirement in
today’s application marketplace. On top of
this, you need to bring your apps to market
as quickly as possible while providing more
value for your customers, without incurring
additional development and operating costs.
Microsoft has been investing heavily in AI,
extending a breadth and depth of intelligent
services ready for use in the cloud. This enables
you to jump in quickly to make use of existing
tried-and-true AI models, and focus more
effort on delivering quality products
High-level services to jump-start
your intelligent apps
One of the key benefits of working with the
Microsoft Azure AI platform is that the hard
work has already been done. Developers
can make use of services with pre-trained,
customizable models rather than having to
build their own models from the ground up.
You can refine these models to better suit your
customers’ needs and
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is designed to help enterprise organizations attain a 360-degree view of customers, achieve reliable user adoption, adapt quickly to business change, and accelerate project delivery and returns-all on a platform that provides enterprise levels of scalability and performance. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 addresses the stringent requirements of the enterprise in the areas of performance and scalability, application flexibility, efficient manageability, and network configurability.
Microsoft, together with Unisys Corporation, completed benchmark testing of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 running on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database software. Benchmark results demonstrate that Microsoft Dynamics CRM can scale to meet the needs of an enterprise-level, mission-critical workload of 24,000 concurrent users while maintaining performance at sub-second response times.
According to experts at TrendLabs, spam now makes up close to 95% of all email and continues to grow. In the first three months of 2008 spam rates almost doubled over rates observed at the end of 2007 and TrendLabs predicts that average daily spam volumes will increase by 30 to 50 billion messages per day within the year.1 As spam continues to grow at dramatic rates, traditional on-premise email security products are failing to keep up. This limitation is one of the primary reasons that IDC predicts demand for hosted security solutions -also known as SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions-will grow by more than 30% annually through 2012.2 For context, the growth rate for hosted email security is projected to be more than eight times that of the traditional software email security market, and more than 60% faster than appliance-based email security solutions.
Today's confidentiality and privacy requirements drive organizations of all sizes and industries to secure sensitive data in email. Often particular types of data need to be encrypted, such as credit card numbers, intellectual property, or client information. Organizations also need to protect confidential emails for particular groups, such as executive management, human resources or legal departments.
Many organizations are turning to policy-based encryption to meet their encryption needs because it automatically encrypts data using content filtering rules that identify types of content or email for particular groups. Encryption is applied when the rules are triggered. With policy-based encryption, organizations avoid relying on individual users to secure important content.
Alfred Ashley Group helps small businesses overcome the daunting prospect of buying, installing, and managing computer and telephone system solutions. Building in best-in-class and cost-effective security is vital for meeting customer expectations and achieving the company's revenue and profit goals.
Hosted, or "in-the-cloud", messaging security capabilities are becoming increasingly
popular with organizations of all sizes. Some have already adopted hosted services, while
others are becoming more receptive to the notion of using third party services to manage
their security infrastructure than they were just a year ago. Particularly driven by the
current economic recession, decision makers are realizing that hosted email security can
provide a cost-effective solution while actually improving security.
All businesses face a daily bombardment of email spam that consumes valuable IT staff
time as well as end-user productivity. In addition, email is an attack vector for many
types of security threats to businesses, including phishing, viruses, spyware, and
malicious URLs. Given that all businesses are experiencing the financial pressures of a
tightening world economy, coupled with the uncertainty of any near-term recovery, small
and medium-sized business (SMB) managers are searching for ways to cut costs while
continuing to maintain a consistent level of service and protection for their businesses.
This comprehensive hosted service blocks email threats before they can touch the network, integrating powerful anti-spam and anti-phishing with award-winning antivirus and anti-spyware. Security leader Trend Micro updates and tunes the solution to keep the customer's network secure while saving valuable IT resources.
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