A greater dependence on cloud-based applications means businesses must rethink the level of redundancy of the physical infrastructure equipment (power, cooling, networking) remaining
on-premise, at the “Edge”.
Published By: SimpliVity
Published Date: Jan 07, 2016
ActualTech Media surveyed over 500 technology professionals and members of organizational management in order to gauge people’s understanding of hyperconvergence, as well as how the market is adopting such solutions.
As agencies continue to modernize data center infrastructure to meet evolving mission needs and technologies, they are turning to agile software and cloud solutions. One such solution is hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), a melding of virtual compute, storage, and networking capabilities supported by commodity hardware.
With data and applications growing exponentially along with the need for more storage capacity and flexibility, HCI helps offset the rising demands placed on government IT infrastructure. HCI also provides a foundation for hybrid cloud, helping agencies permanently move applications and workloads into public cloud and away from the data center.
Published By: effectual
Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Multi-Cloud, hybrid strategies add complexity
Nearly 60% of businesses say they're moving toward hybrid IT enviornments that integrate on-premises systems and public cloud resources and enable workloads to be pleaced according to performance, security and dependency requirements. Identifying the best execution venue is a key cloud hurdle.
Welcome to the multicloud era - SaaS apps in the cloud, public and hybrid clouds hosting infrastructure, employees and branches accessing the cloud and internet from anywhere.
-300,000 OAuth-connected SaaS apps discovered
-84% of companies will use multiple clouds
-70% of branches have direct, anytime cloud access
Elevate Your Cloud Security with Cisco.
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.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
Want to learn how to design and deploy infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions in the cloud using Amazon Web Services? This ebook will take you through practical examples, design patterns, and tips to help you confidently build a working IaaS solution.
Download to find out:
The key components of the AWS public cloud platform
How to launch your compute and storage resources on the AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) platform
How to add compute resources to your VPC with AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
The types of storage in AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) with cost, performance impact, and examples of operational tasks
By the end of this ebook, you’ll master AWS core components and how to design for resiliency. You’ll even be able to launch and manage your cloud solution using either the AWS command-line interface or the AWS web console.
A multi-cloud world is quickly becoming the new normal for many enterprises. But embarking on a cloud journey and managing cloud-based services across multiple providers can seem overwhelming.
Even the term multi-cloud can be confusing. Multi-cloud is not the same as hybrid cloud. The technical definition of hybrid cloud is an environment that includes traditional data centers with physical servers, private cloud with virtualized servers as well as public cloud provisioned by service providers. Quite often, multi-cloud simply means that an organization uses multiple public clouds from many vendors to deliver its IT services. In other words, organizations can have a multi-cloud without having a hybrid cloud, or they can have a multi-cloud as part of a hybrid cloud.
After moving traditional workloads to public cloud, most customers realize they must replace many of them with cloud-native alternatives to reap the full benefits. Technology product management leaders must deliver cloud-native offerings now to capture business opportunities and avoid irrelevancy.
If your business is like many other
organizations that are in the process of
enabling a Microsoft Azure public cloud
platform, then you might be struggling
with the guardrails needed to secure
and manage cost, while at the same
time enabling flexibility for the teams
consuming cloud services.
While the Azure platform is already
very secure, it also allows a great deal
of flexibility in configuration. In order
to avoid accidentally creating security
holes and out-of-control spend, a
Governance Framework is required. We
created the AHEAD Azure Governance
framework to allow enterprises to
develop and maintain a fully optimized,
and secure environment. The resulting
framework will be tailored to your
organization’s specific business and
compliance needs, as every enterprise
is different. This guide will introduce you
to the components of this necessary
Azure Foundational Governance Design.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"In today’s era, organizations are increasingly adopting multiple cloud services, including public, private, and hybrid clouds, to meet increased agility, innovation and cost management goals. Veeam ensures availability in these environments by providing data protection to, from, and within multi-cloud environments.
ESG led a research among IT decision makers to better understand the extent to which multiple cloud service providers are being used today and how that influences the use of on-premises and hybrid cloud environments in the future.
Read this ESG brief to learn more about:
• The current trend in multi-cloud adoption for large companies
• The future of on-premises IT environment
• How the Veeam Availability Platform delivers the next generation of availability for the always-on enterprise
• And more! "
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
HPE Flexible Capacity service enables a cloud-like consumption model and economics for your on-premise IT. Now you don’t have to a make difficult choice between security and control of on-premise IT versus the agility and economics of public cloud.
Watch this video to find out more.
You need to be ready to host any application anywhere. Our solution adapts to support all of your applications with the simplicity of hyperconvergence. If your IT organization is like most, you are stretched thin to support your developers as they create multicloud-native applications that they deploy across public and private clouds. And you still need to support line-of-business managers with traditional applications as they use both monolithic and cloud deployment models.
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The new Multicloud Storage for Dummies consists of five short chapters that explore the following:
- How the multicloud storage model aligns with modern business and IT initiatives
- Common barriers to cloud adoption and how a multicloud storage model addresses them
- How to build a multicloud data center
- What to look for in multicloud storage services
- Real-world multicloud use cases
Discover HPE OneSphere, a hybrid cloud management solution that enables IT to deliver private infrastructure with public-cloud ease. With the proliferation of self-service, on-demand infrastructure, enterprise developers have come to expect infrastructure as a service. However, the constraints of existing infrastructure and tools make this mean heavier workloads for IT teams.
To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place.
These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common thought was public cloud is less expensive than private cloud. We now know that is not true in all cases. Savvy businesses realise hybrid IT, which includes both offpremises and on-premises services, enables better agility. After initial experience with public cloud offerings, businesses learned that many workloads are best hosted onpremises, primarily due to security, compliance, performance, control, and cost issues.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
Dans cette ère de disruption numérique incessante, les entreprises doivent améliorer leur agilité pour être prêtes à saisir les opportunités. Pour certains observateurs, les technologies du cloud semblaient être la solution idéale, capables d'apporter des réponses en matière d'agilité, d'évolutivité et de coût. Mais après avoir adopté ces technologies, les entreprises ont souvent constaté que les caractéristiques de performances, de sécurité et de conformité du cloud ne répondaient pas pleinement à leurs besoins. En outre, une idée reçue tenace laissait à penser que le cloud public était moins coûteux que le cloud privé, alors que nous savons maintenant que ce n'est pas toujours le cas. Les entreprises les plus avisées ont réalisé depuis longtemps que la plus grande agilité est proposée par les solutions d'informatique hybride, qui associent des services hors site et sur site.
Im heutigen Zeitalter bahnbrechender digitaler Neuerungen müssen Unternehmen agiler handeln, um Geschäftschancen nutzen zu können. Viele haben dabei auf die Cloud Computing-Technologie gesetzt, da sie darauf ausgerichtet ist, die Agilität zu verbessern, die Skalierbarkeit zu steigern und die Kosten zu senken. Bei der Umstellung auf die Cloud mussten viele Unternehmen aber feststellen, dass das damit verbundene Maß an Sicherheit, Compliance und Leistung ihren Anforderungen nicht in vollem Umfang gerecht wird. Bisher war man zudem allgemein der Meinung, dass eine Public Cloud kostengünstiger als eine Private Cloud ist. Heute wissen wir, dass dies nicht in allen Fällen zutrifft. Kluge Unternehmen haben erkannt, dass Hybrid IT, die sowohl externe als auch lokale Services umfasst, mehr Agilität ermöglicht.
You’re likely fast-tracking hybrid cloud to increase agility and reduce cost. But it’s a challenge to define the right mix of private cloud, public cloud, and traditional IT that best drives your enterprise strategy. HPE has the right hybrid cloud expertise, technologies, and partners to get you there faster.
"Now there’s an innovative new way to move enterprise applications
to the public cloud while actually reducing risks and
trade?offs. It’s called multicloud storage, and it’s an insanely
simple, reliable, secure way to deploy your enterprise apps
in the cloud and also move them between clouds and on?
premises infrastructure, with no vendor lock?in. Multicloud
storage allows you to simplify your infrastructure, meet your
service?level agreements, and save a bundle."
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
Cloud computing is transforming IT in terms of how services are delivered, how infrastructure is deployed and managed, and how IT organizations structure themselves. For the purposes of this study, Forrester is defining a cloud solution as having three major characteristics: “self-service access, full automation of processes and policies, and metering and tracking of usage.”1 It then becomes a question of whether you manage your cloud(s) yourself, outsource it, or use a hybrid combination of private and public cloud resources.
In recent years, it seems like technology is changing faster than it used to in decades past. As employees devour newer technologies such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices, and as they become more comfortable with solutions such as Dropbox and Skype, their demands on enterprise IT intensify. Plus, management and other decision makers are also increasing their demands on enterprise IT to provide more infrastructure with less cost and time. Unfortunately, enterprise IT organizations often don’t see much, if any, associated increases in funding to accomodate these demands.
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