Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
To deliver IT performance, you need complete visibility. Riverbed Cascade offers a superior network performance management solution for discovering, monitoring and troubleshooting your network and your critical applications. Now you can resolve performance problems before they impact the business, while lowering your IT management costs. Cascade has an elegant and simple design that deploys easily in complex environments and provides true integration across the Cascade family. This cleaner architecture means superior visibility, management and troubleshooting, saving our customers both capex and opex. According to IDC, Cascade customers typically experience an 83% reduction in mean time to resolution (MTTR)
If you work in IT, you can’t escape the buzz about containers. Containers are a lightweight way of building and deploying applications as a set of composable microservices that abstract away the underlying infrastructure.
As containers and microservices become more mainstream, you need to understand the path to adoption, and which tools come into play.
Download this guide to get an introduction to containers, explore their value, and see how configuration management applies to containers. We also discuss how to:
• Adopt and scale containers faster.
• Move existing services to containers.
• Eliminate the friction between development, QA, and production environments.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
Evaluate Red Hat Enterprise Linux for your application deployments, datacenter infrastructure or virtual and cloud environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a reliable and secure operating system that you can trust to run your most mission critical workloads.
Provides a single subscription for a variant of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Offers access to Red Hat's award winning Customer Portal, including knowledge, videos, and documentation
Is not intended for production use
The identity and access management challenges that exist in the physical world - identity management, application security, access control, managing sensitive data, user activity logging, and compliance reporting - are even more critical in the virtual environments that are growing in use as IT seeks to streamline its operations and reduce operating costs. However, security risks are increased due to the nature of the virtualization environment and IT should seek to extend their security solutions from the physical server environment to the virtualization environment as seamlessly as possible.
Continue reading this white paper to learn how CA Content-Aware IAM solutions help protect customers in the physical world and similarly protect virtual environments by controlling identities, access, and information usage.
To find out how new applications and virtualized environments are driving the need for increased bandwidth and network scale, download our Report on the 10GbE data center. Read how scalability is fuelling the need for 10GbE networks.
In today’s user-centric world, applications are increasingly at the heart of how your customers experience your products and services. Consistently good application performance is now essential to business success. This is where the quality of application performance enters the picture. Given the
complexities of today’s modern application environments, applications should be tested early, often, and thoroughly in the development cycle using processes and solutions to fit your specific needs. To help your organization meet this objective, this interactive brochure explores an eight-step framework for better application performance. This framework begins with business requirements and culminates in the ongoing optimization of
your application performance. With its expansive application software portfolio, HP covers all of the steps in this framework.
OpenShift-Kubernetes offers an excellent automated application deployment
framework for container-based workloads. Services such as traffic management
(load balancing within a cluster and across clusters/regions), service discovery,
monitoring/analytics, and security are a critical component of an application
deployment framework. Enterprises require a scalable, battle-tested, and robust
services fabric to deploy business-critical workloads in production environments.
This whitepaper provides an overview of the requirements for such application
services and explains how Avi Networks provides a proven services fabric to
deploy container based workloads in production environments using OpenShift-
Modern application architectures such as microservices are changing the way that modern enterprises run their infrastructure.
Enterprises have become application-centric, investing significant effort and resources on continuous delivery goals and DevOps
practices to achieve automation of routine IT and operations tasks. And now with the emergence of containerized applications, it
is critical to re-evaluate how application services are provided across data centers and multiple cloud environments.
Lured by opportunities to speed innovation, reduce costs and enhance agility, many business executives are opting to move their organization’s applications into public cloud environments. Whether or not organizations realize these advantages to the fullest extent possible will in part be dictated by the monitoring capabilities in place. This paper offers a detailed look at the monitoring challenges cloud environments can pose, and it examines the key approaches = organizations need to take to foster maximum service levels, efficiency and agility in the cloud.
"Pressure on IT to deliver new functionality continues to drive faster software development cycles. While agility has always been important, today’s IT teams must operate in a hybrid environment where applications take various forms: legacy systems that remain on-prem, existing applications migrated to the cloud, and new applications built with cloud-native approaches. The combination makes for an increasingly complex IT landscape — one in which simply migrating to the cloud falls short.
Read this Google Cloud guide and learn how IT leaders can better meet today’s challenges by capitalizing on the historic shift toward open, connected environments."
The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is giving organizations the agility to respond quickly to demand for new products, services and applications. Many organisations begin their HCI journey by targeting specific use cases such as virtual desktop infrastructure, disaster recovery and remote office-branch office environments. But HCI continues to evolve far beyond these use cases.
In this case study, we look at real world deployments to identify how HCI is helping businesses to reduce TCO, improve scalability and rapidly adopt new technologies.
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In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
For more and more organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
In fact, hybrid cloud is the new norm for IT. IDC says more than 80% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud by 20171, and 70% of IT decision-makers say they will always have a mix of traditional IT and cloud architectures.2 With important applications and workloads architected across both on-premises and hybrid, public and private cloud environments, business and IT stakeholders must be able to access data with equal efficiency, reliability and speed—regardless of physical location, infrastructure type or time frame.
Whether you want to map directions, find a restaurant, look up your flight details, see where your next meeting is, or just check your email, chances are you do it on your smartphone. Just about everything is going mobile. Industries such as retail and financial services are going mobile to increase efficiency and generate more revenue. Mobile business apps and mobile enterprise apps have the potential to transform organizations. This white paper discusses key mobile trends and analyzes how financial services organizations must change their IT application development, testing, monitoring, and management methodologies while extending their services to multi-client mobile environments, leveraging both Native and Mobile-oriented Web apps.
Complex hybrid environments can make it difficult to track interdependencies, increasing the risk of disrupting critical business services. In this research paper by EMA, you’ll learn how application discovery and dependency mapping can help you:
• Meet granular targets for availability, cost, and time-to-revenue for cloud services
• Accelerate mean time to repair (MTTR) while communicating better with stakeholders
• Manage even the most complex hybrid environments more efficiently and effectively
• Understand the impact of proposed changes and potential security risks to guide decision-making
VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution built on vSphere®, which empowers government customers to leverage existing investments in applications and infrastructure. As a result, government agencies can avoid the cost and complexity of re-architecting and retraining sta for public cloud infrastructure that is radically dierent from what is in place today. Instead of operating a combination of onsite and osite IT environments and struggling to maintain both new and legacy applications and infrastructure, vCloud Government Service provides the right mix of internal controls with the ability to securely scale to meet demand for IT resources. As you contemplate migrating basic workloads and/or mission-critical and sensitive data to the cloud, be sure to address these top 5 considerations.
The tremendous growth of unstructured data is creating huge opportunities for organizations. But it is also creating significant challenges for the storage infrastructure. Many application environments that have the potential to maximize unstructured data have been restricted by the limitations of legacy storage systems. For the past several years—at least—users have expressed a need for storage solutions that can deliver extreme performance along with simple manageability, density, high availability and cost efficiency.
"By asking the right questions as you design your hybrid cloud, you maximize your chances for success. What do you want to achieve? Identifying your goals will help you zero in on the biggest pain points and attack those first.
Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your hybrid cloud with a focus on data strategies for running hybrid applications.
Use this guide to:
Discover key Differences between enterprise IT environments and the public cloud.
Learn if you can support enterprise applications in the public cloud.
See if you can support cloud-native applications on-premises.
Understand if you can protect data cross your hybrid cloud."
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Dec 27, 2018
Today’s data volume, variety, and velocity has made relational database nearly obsolete for handling certain types of workloads. But it’s also put incredible strain on regular NoSQL databases. The key is to find one that can deliver the infinite scale and high availability required to support high volume, web-scale applications in clustered environments. This white paper details the capabilities and uses case of an Active Everywhere database
VMware vRealize® Suite is the market-leading cloud management platform* purpose-built for heterogeneous, multi-cloud environments. It provides a comprehensive management stack for IT services on VMware vSphere® and other hypervisors, physical infrastructure, OpenStack, and external clouds such as VMware vCloud® Air™ and Amazon Web Services, all with a unified management experience. With vRealize Suite, IT can provision and manage at scale—compute, storage, network, and application services across multiple private and public cloud environments.
Published By: SecureAuth
Published Date: Aug 08, 2017
Office 365 has eclipsed all other cloud applications to emerge as the most widely used enterprise cloud service by user count. It’s easy to understand why: With Office 365, organizations no longer have to pay for hardware or resources to manage software in their own data centers, and their users always have the latest versions of applications. But Office 365 comes with significant security concerns, especially as organizations store more and more sensitive and business-critical data there. One study reports that virtually every organization experiences at least one cloud-based threat each month — and the average has soared to nearly 6 incidents every week. What can organizations do to protect their Office 365 environments? Read the white paper to learn.
Part 2 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
In our last webinar, we discussed how trends & technologies like IoT and its many applications have helped drive an Always On, Always Connected mentality that has completely evolved customer experience standards. These demands are driving a need for resiliency in local edge environments, meaning compute & storage capacity is now coming back on premise for many applications – especially in industries like Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education.
In other words, this highly distributed access layer is now becoming a compute layer – one that is mission-critical to delivering a flawless (or at least acceptable) customer experience. These environments are often make-shift wiring closets (janitor’s closets, back rooms, etc.) with no dedicated IT staff per each location.
More than ever before, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education customers are turning to solution providers to be that “dedicated IT staff” to find and fix problems before they start, so that the customer (or patient, or student) experience they’re working to provide remains a good one.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
Connected Products making it easy to remotely monitor your customers’ environments
Including our NEW Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect – the industry’s first cloud-connected UPS!
A Managed Service Program to help you develop & monetize power as a managed service
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch part 2 of our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Fix My Problem Before it Starts.” This webinar originally aired on October 19th, 2017.
This paper addresses the many Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint implementations running on inefficient storage infrastructures, limiting scalability and complicating what should be fairly simple storage management tasks.
"Today, enormous amounts of data are being created from a variety of sources, such as applications, new mobile devices, big data analytics, and the cloud. This is changing the speed with which business gets conducted and the scale in which it occurs. Moreover, the digital explosion shows no sign of slowing and IDC expects the amount of data being stored to grow in excess of 50% per year over the next few years.
Discover how flash technology is being deployed to improve performance and efficiency for these demanding environments. Access this IDC whitepaper to learn more about the role of flash technology and the importance of flash solutions that are designed specifically for the enterprise."