The cloud services market is now directly addressing the needs of application developers, with an emerging class of services that provides fast, on-demand provisioning; instant scale up and down capabilities, and support for multi-tier application architectures, as well as workload migration capabilities and a pay-as-you go model.
By choosing Savvis as a provider for all its infrastructure, Wall Street Systems is succeeding in the fiercely competitive SaaS marketplace by delivering reliable, scalable, mission-critical solutions to its highly demanding client base.
Published By: PC Mall
Published Date: Mar 27, 2012
This white paper describes 10 ways that IBM Tivoli Storage Manager solutions can help organizations save money while addressing their data storage challenges, including those associated with exponential data growth.
Learn how Brainshark is leveraging EMC infrastructure to confidently deliver software-as-a-service. Understand how EMC is helping to address increasing data growth challenges and increasing customer requirements for higher availability, performance and scalability.
The internal staff at Ptak, Noel & Associates determined that their ability to deliver services was highly dependent upon their capability to operate with highly reliable and efficient IT operations. The changes described in this case study explain how Service Desk Management help them to achieve that goal.
Comprehensive product capability discussed throughout this 15-page technical paper, including 11 Best Practices for the IBM Cloud. Written for IT Managers, IT Architects, and developers, learn how you can better manage SaaS cloud applications and bring new applications on line in the future.
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Aug 21, 2012
The recent adoption of virtualization technologies lowers the amount of hardware required and reduces power consumption to some extent. But it also raises management complexity since there is no longer a permanent and exclusive relationship between physical resources and the software that runs on it. If you then choose to implement a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) on top of that, the increase in complexity multiplies.
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Mergers present opportunities for a complete transformation of the combined business organization. A blend of two smaller bottling companies, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. is one of the world's largest bottlers and distributors of Coca-Cola products. It standardized on the SAP® ERP application to better coordinate with its partner and supplier, the Coca-Cola Company, which also standardized on SAP software. Coca Cola Hellenic used SAP technology for other challenges, including transformation of its customer service processes.
Your online audience expects fast, flawless, secure experiences on any device in any location, every time. But whether you are delivering videos, your website, music, software or games, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world is a huge challenge.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) can significantly improve the user experience of your online audiences. But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. Dos and Don’ts of Evaluating and Deploying a CDN provides tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
Download this guide to learn:
The four major performance factors that can affect user experience
Why speed alone isn't an accurate measure of performance
How a content audit can identify performance bottlenecks
The role content storage can play in reducing costs and latency
How to decide what features are most important to your business
All organizations require software systems to conduct daily operations. These strategic enterprise assets are often acquired or created in isolation of each other as an organization grows, particularly for those that provide services rather than physical products. Over time, these systems become complex, overlapping and highly dependent on one another, so more effort must be expended to discover the full effects of any system change. The ability of an entity to update, replace or improve the overall capabilities of the enterprise can become severely impaired. Moreover, support and administrative costs for these critical assets inevitably grow to be a major burden. Add to all this the need to control licensing, follow the organization’s policies and ensure security for the internal network, and it becomes clear that some manner of oversight is required for the enterprise to be successful.
Software asset management (SAM) solutions promise to fix all that. They present a set of tools, practices and processes that take the uncertainty out of software licensing and enable organizations to fully optimize software inventories.
As organizations evolve from virtualized infrastructures to private clouds, IT management must measure success by the efficiencies of the infrastructure in providing end users with flexible and cost-effective services and service levels. NetApp® OnCommand® Insight storage resource management software provides service analytics that help enterprises manage the complexity of this transition. OnCommand Insight provides a holistic view into complex multivendor and multiprotocol storage services and powerful analytics to help organizations fully leverage the promise of cloud computing.
As IT advances, organizations are adopting infrastructures that enhance agility and improve efficiency.
Data centers are evolving to a state that is almost unrecognizable from only a few years ago. Numerous forces, such as cloud computing and powerful orchestration solutions, are combining to fundamentally change data centers, making them more powerful, sophisticated, flexible and efficient. Many organizations are adopting a hybrid infrastructure data center model that combines a variety of technologies and methodologies, including virtualization, private clouds and other internal IT resources, along with external options such as hosting, colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.
IT decision-makers at most enterprises understand the benefits that the cloud has to offer: increased agility and more predictable budgeting, among others. In many organizations, in fact, “cloud first” has become the mantra when seeking out new software solutions. But often, enterprises are less clear on the specific use cases of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and how providers can help deliver IT capabilities that meet their needs and help them to achieve desired business outcomes.
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted extensive research investigating the integration and management challenges created by the convergence of on-premise and public Cloud hosted applications. Research conducted in mid-2012 uncovered some compelling statistics about the role of Cloud integration in today's companies:
Nearly 50% of the companies surveyed have already deployed tiered transactions spanning public Cloud and on-premise computing environments (one form of "hybrid Cloud")
Approximately 35% have integrated (or are in the process of integrating) multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
As one IT professional put it, "Everything is connected to everything." Because of this fact, any discussionof public Cloud as a standalone technology is outmoded. Few modern on-premise applications exist as"silos," and the same is true of Cloud-delivered applications.
In today's business environment, organizations of all sizes are struggling to maintain the advanced IT capabilities they need to be competitive while reining in cost and complexity. Shifting to off-premise hosted models, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and business process outsourcing, is a common activity undertaken to manage costs.
One of the main challenges businesses face in adopting cloud and SaaS delivery models is the task of synchronizing data and integrating the multitude of systems already in datacenters with new cloud-based applications, not to mention within the cloud itself. Traditionally, this required organizations to leverage existing tools as well as custom development.
This white paper looks at how two enterprises encountered problems with cloud integration and adopted IBM WebSphere Cast Iron to solve their immediate problems and extend use more broadly across their organizations.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Feb 11, 2014
These new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers bridge the gap between software-defined flexibility and the true business potential of the Software-Defined Datacenter.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
In this paper, we outline the need for “Software-Driven Control” – the intelligence or “control plane” that can take advantage of these new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers to bridge the gap between software-defined flexibility and the true business potential of the Software-Defined Datacenter.
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