Enterprises understand that greater efficiency, improved time-to value, and new opportunities can be gained by using cloud platforms; automating and accelerating their IT delivery; and putting technology to work in new ways to digitally transform their business. The difficult question is how to create an organization that is able to deliver these innovations. Skilled resources do exist, but they command high salaries and are in short supply. In fact, 70% of respondents to a recent Computing survey stated that their companies face a shortage of cloud skills. While bringing in experienced staff who can guide and lead new initiatives is often a necessity, it’s vital to concurrently train your existing staff and adopt solutions that narrow the gap between the realities of the present and the hopes for the future.
Spend more time building great apps and less time managing server infrastructure. Get your solutions to market faster using Azure Functions, a fully managed compute platform for processing data, integrating systems, and building simple APIs and microservices. In this e-book you’ll find use cases, hands-on steps, and tutorials for quickly configuring your own serverless environments. Explore best practices for Functions, and learn how to:
Develop event-based handlers on a serverless architecture.
Test, troubleshoot, and monitor Azure functions.
Automate administrative tasks from development through to deployment and maintenance.
Integrate Functions with other Azure services.
Build stateful serverless apps and self-healing jobs using Durable Functions.
Download the 325-page serverless computing e-book and get access to dozens of step-by-step recipes for quickly building serverless apps.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
During the course of research efforts in the all-flash array (AFA) space, IDC is still encountering IT executives, particularly CIOs and CFOs, who have an outdated perspective on relevant cost metrics for comparing all-flash solutions with legacy hard disk drive (HDD)–based systems. In IDC's view, flash is an absolute requirement for performance reasons in any 3rd Platform computing environment. While most understand the need for flash performance, there is still a subset that does not view the broader use of flash in the enterprise as cost effective
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
Business leaders are increasingly looking to IT to deliver a mobile workspace. In this IDC white paper, learn how to leverage converged infrastructure as a cost-effective and efficient platform to support virtual client computing environments with Dell EMC.
Download this white paper from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
This infographic is the outcome of an IDG Connect survey of 200 US enterprise decision makers that includes adoption plans for OpenStack, the platform of choice for private cloud development and deployment.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
Today, SAP’s solution portfolio looks very different and addresses different business needs than the SAP of a few years ago. Instead of primarily managing back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) processes such as finance and the supply chain, SAP is evolving into a new type of software company that’s poised to enable digital business. Numerous acquisitions — including leading eCommerce solution hybris and cloud solutions Ariba, Concur, and SuccessFactors — and a new platform strategy based on SAP Hana, an in-memory computing solution, mean that the SAP core is positioned to support real-time digital business in the era of connected everything.
If anyone remained skeptical about the cloud’s utility— and staying power—as a delivery mechanism for everything from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and more, a quick look at recent statistics would surely change their mind. Indeed, with the cloud software market reaching US$48.8 billion in 2014 and anticipated to grow to US$112.8 billion by 2019, it’s clear that cloud computing is not just the way of the future, it’s also the way of the present.
The growth of virtualization has fundamentally changed the data center and raised numerous questions about data security and privacy. In fact, security concerns are the largest barrier to cloud adoption. Read this e-Book and learn how to protect sensitive data and demonstrate compliance.
Virtualization is the creation of a logical rather than an actual physical version of something. such as a storage device, hardware platform, operating system, database or network resource. The usual goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving resilience, scalability and performance and lowering costs. Virtualization is part of an overall trend in enterprise IT towards autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on an activity or set of activities. This means organizations use or pay for computing resources only as they need them.
This white paper focuses on the increasing importance of high availability as enterprises continue to build out a 3rd Platform–based computing infrastructure. As more mission-critical applications requiring extremely high availability are deployed on virtual infrastructure, enterprises must respond using the right storage solutions. The document identifies critical features in the storage infrastructure necessary to meet these requirements for availability and explores how one vendor, NetApp, meets them with its EF-Series AFA solutions portfolio.
The end of support date for Windows XP–April 8, 2014 is rapidly approaching, after which the potential for security vulnerabilities will dramatically increase. Companies with lots of Windows XP machines still in use need help upgrading in this compressed timeframe. Lenovo has an answer, as its Image Technology Center (ITC) services along with the Lenovo In-Place Migration (IPM) product can help internal IT staff quickly and successfully migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 with a minimum of disruption to users and the organization.
For most organizations, consolidation is the starting point and primary initial driver for their virtualization efforts. By enabling the sharing and pooling of resources, virtualization has become a proven, adept and widely adopted technology in allowing organizations of all sizes to achieve some of their most important technology consolidation initiatives.
VMware Identity Manager provides single sign-on (SSO) to a broad range of SaaS applications, as well as legacy applications published via virtual desktop platforms from VMware and Citrix, and browser-based and native mobile apps. VMware Identity Manager also provides application provision¬ing and conditional (adaptive, or risk-based) access controls, and can be deployed either on-premises or in the cloud. In this report, 451 Research analyzes VMware’s strategic effort to bridge the legacy on-premises world (which still represents most of its business) with the more highly distributed and heterogeneous worlds of mobile and cloud computing. 451 also examines VMware’s re-entry into the IDaaS market is to extend their market reach beyond what VDI and EMM might accomplish individually.
Performance testing and benchmarking of cloud computing platforms is a complex task, compounded by the differences between providers and the use cases of cloud computing users. IaaS services are utilized by a large variety of industries and, performance metrics cannot be understood by simply representing cloud performance with a single value. When selecting a cloud computing provider, IT professionals consider many factors: compatibility, performance, cost, security and more. Performance is a key factor that drives many others including cost. In many cases, 3 primary bottlenecks affect server performance: central processing unit (CPU) performance, disk performance, and internal network performance.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 24, 2015
Enterprise IT has gone through several waves of evolution since the birth of computing. The computing platform has evolved from mainframe computing to minicomputers, shifted to client/server computing, and finally moved to Internet computing in the cloud era.
Read this white paper to learn more about the need for location-independent computing.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 30, 2016
Digital transformation on the 3rd Platform continues to present unprecedented opportunities and challenges for enterprise networks and the IT professionals who operate them. Indeed, the requirements associated with cloud computing have already reverberated through data center networking, with software-defined networking (SDN) arising as an architectural approach that provided the network with the agility and responsiveness that it lacked previously but has come to require.
Now, the focus is turning to how the WAN must change to accommodate the requirements of cloud applications and services. Fortunately, technologies such as hybrid WAN and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) are coming to the rescue, giving enterprise IT the means to allow the WAN to meet these challenges directly.
Published By: NaviSite
Published Date: Sep 02, 2014
This white paper will deliver data that provides valuable information based on real compute scenarios to assist buyers of cloud services in understanding how their workloads might perform and what costs are associated with those environments across multiple cloud computing platforms BEFORE they invest in the selection of a cloud computing provider.
Published By: Aternity
Published Date: Jul 20, 2012
This essential resource highlights a groundbreaking end user experience (EUE) management platform that can help organizations enable unparalleled application performance and user experience across physical, virtual and mobile environments. Discover how the extensive monitoring, reporting and analysis tools included in this platform are helping organizations overcome common mobile computing challenges.
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