A new ZK Research study reveals significant shifts in application delivery practices as enterprises are automating or adopting cloud-native applications.
In the process of modernizing their infrastructure, enterprises are addressing on-demand scalability requirements, improving management, and lowering costs.
This study discusses:
- Enterprise preferences for their next load balancers
- Capabilities that are most sought after by network teams
- How businesses are preparing for hybrid and multi-cloud environments
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"Maximizing Operational Efficiency and Application Performance in VMware-Based Data Center
Some of the most common challenges in VMware-based virtual data center environments include:
- Lack of visibility into applications and end-user experience
- Complex and error-prone operations
- High capital and operational costs
Review our solution brief to learn how the Avi Controller, the industry’s first solution that integrates application delivery with real-time analytics, is able to solve these challenges."
Innovative data-driven strategies are enabling organizations to connect with customers and increase operational efficiency as never before. These new initiatives are built on a multitude of applications, such as big-data analytics, supply chain, and factory automation. On average, organizations are now 53% digital as they create new ways of operating and growing their businesses, according to the Computerworld 2017 Forecast Study.
As part of this transformation, enterprises rely increasingly on multivendor, multicloud environments that mix on-premise, private, and public cloud services and workloads. This shift is causing enterprises to increase network capacity; 55% of enterprises in the Computerworld study expect to add network bandwidth in the next 12 months.
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: BlueCat
Published Date: Aug 20, 2013
To enable always-on application access and business connectivity, you need a rock-solid network foundation. The increasingly complex, dynamic and fluid relationship between networks and devices requires a new approach to IP Address Management (IPAM) – one that unifies mobile security, address management, automation and self-service to provide actionable network intelligence and a broad span of control. This paper discusses the critical role of IPAM in providing a smarter way to connect mobile devices, applications, virtual environments and clouds.
Thanks to the rise of containers and microservices, the rate at which new application projects are moving into production environments is accelerating exponentially. Developers have been employing containers for some time to speed development of applications.
But the arrival of these applications to production environments inevitably creates new challenges for IT operations teams, since most IT monitoring tools don’t provide visibility into the containers that make up those microservices. As those container applications move into production, IT operations teams suddenly are finding themselves potentially flying blind.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
IT and business are changing rapidly. Growth opportunities in new markets, evolving customer behaviors and preferences,
increased competitive pressure, and new standards in regulatory compliance are causing organizations to adapt their
operations and processes.1
Even so, rigid legacy IT infrastructure can keep you from adjusting to change and reduce the business value of IT. These
complex environments often limit flexibility, speed, and scalability, resulting in slow application and service delivery. As
a result, your organization can experience broad effects, especially within your IT operations and development teams.
Developers need resources to be provisioned and scaled quickly so they can begin work immediately when an idea strikes.
They also want more control over those resources while they are in use. However, with complex, hard-to-manage environments and manual processes, IT operations teams often struggle to provide resources and services at the speed that
developers demand. Th
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The days of monolithic application development are over.
And while “digital transformation” may sound like a fancy
buzzword that ranks alongside blockchain, agile, and cloud, it’s
not all hype. With transformation comes unprecedented levels
of speed, consistency, and efficiency that are fundamentally
changing the way developers do their jobs.
Yes, that includes you.
Much of the burden and pressure to deliver on the promises made
by the business falls on the shoulders of IT developers. In a world
where users demand new applications, features, and updates
across all their devices in real time, container technology is your
secret weapon. Containers let you work smarter by creating
consistent development environments to rapidly develop and
deliver cloud-native applications that can run anywhere. With
containers, you can also deliver microservices that eliminate
lengthy regression testing cycles, deploy without disruption,
and provide a mechanism for patching or rolling back code on
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
This assessment shows that enterprises adopt Red Hat Fuse because they
believe in a community-based open source approach to integration for
modernizing their integration infrastructure that delivers strong ROI. For these
organizations, Fuse was part of a larger digital transformation initiative and was
also used to modernize integration.
IDC interviewed organizations using Fuse to integrate important business
applications across their heterogeneous IT environments. These Red Hat
customers reported that Fuse has enabled them to complete substantially
more integrations at a higher quality level, thereby supporting their efforts
to deliver timely and functional applications and digital services. Efficiencies
in application integration with Fuse have generated significant value for
study participants, which IDC quantifies at an average value of $75,453 per
application integrated per year ($985,600 per organization). They have
attained this value by:
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Things are not as they used to be in the enterprise. Today’s employees are mobile, they’re storing and accessing data in cloud apps, and are in disparate networks. While the present-day digital world has changed, the objective of data protection has not: you must still ensure the security of your critical data and intellectual property without impacting an employee’s ability to do their job.
The key is to gain visibility into user interactions with data and applications. Once this is achieved, you can apply a level of control based on the specific user’s risk and the sensitivity or value of the data. An organization’s data protection program must consider the human point — the intersection of users, data and networks. Enterprises must remain vigilant of data as it moves across hybrid environments and highlight the users who create, touch and move data who may pose the greatest risk to an organization.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
As organizations become more distributed, directors of network security teams must provide connectivity to new locations, applications and systems at a moment’s notice. What’s more, protecting users and data from rising threats is changing the demands for network performance, manageability and security.
In this session, we discuss how distributed organizations are enabling new locations, both physical and virtual, to be brought up quickly and managed consistently. We then examine how to take advantage of commodity broadband instead of traditional leased lines, implement business security processes seamlessly across all locations, and how to interactively monitor remote environments.
Presenter: Michael Knapp, Director of Network Security Architects, Forcepoint
This session is part of the Forcepoint-sponsored Network Security eSummit in partnership with the MIS Training Institute (MISTI).
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Digital Transformation and the Intersection of Networks, Securi
Published By: BMC ASEAN
Published Date: Dec 18, 2018
Delivering innovative digital business services quickly and reliably requires the ability to integrate, orchestrate, and automate complex business application and ?le transfer work?ows across legacy and modern environments so that digital services can be implemented when needed and run as intended.
Information technology is at a crucial turning point. Enterprise IT departments are under constant pressure to meet user and application demands, aware that cloud deployments offer an easier and faster alternative but often pinned down by legacy deployment models. The problem stems from the inability of those legacy models to adapt to meet expectations for rapid provisioning, continuous delivery, and consistent performance across multiple environments. Read this whitepaper to learn more about the evolution of application delivery and the services your enterprise can utilize to successfully manage the increased pressure on network and application infrastructure.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
SteelHead SaaS offers up to 30x better application performance for cloud services and SaaS applications deployed in enterprises. The solution combines the best of WAN optimization with the best of Internet optimization to provide a seamless transition for users between private and public clouds. Customers experience application acceleration immediately, without requiring any configuration changes to the user or service provider environments.
Global adoption of the cloud is accelerating at a dizzying rate each year with businesses of all sizes realizing the cost-saving, flexibility, and scalability benefits of migrating and running applications in the cloud. In a 2016 survey*, F5 found that 67 percent of the respondents identified themselves as “Cloud First,” and three cloud models—private, public, and SaaS—dominated the top five IT strategic trends.
As pressure to move applications to cloud and hybrid environments intensifies, IT teams must grapple with sometimes significant migration challenges. Though each migration is different, there are several common considerations to keep in mind to help you on your own cloud journey. This guide provides a blueprint to help you think through many of the long-term impacts of your migration options and establish a strong foundation for your cloud migration strategy. The end result should be a migration strategy that leaves you in a position to support your technology as your business
Published By: Arcserve
Published Date: Jul 26, 2010
Using the CA Wily Application Performance Management (APM) solution consisting of CA Wily Introscope® and CA Wily Customer Experience Manager™, JN Data better manages Web applications through faster diagnosis of problem root causes in its customers' heterogeneous environments.
BIG-IP devices have long been a tool for applying "rolling upgrades" to the applications and systems that sit behind the BIG-IP device. With Live Install, this "stage->reboot->go live" sequence can now be applied to the BIG-IP device directly, creating a rolling upgrade scenario like those of the application systems behind it. Live Install also enables snapshot versioning for future versions of the BIG-IP system, a critical feature for both production and testing environments.
Today's use of virtualization technology allows IT professionals to automatically manage the resources of the physical server to efficiently support multiple operating systems, each supporting different applications. This IDC Technology Assessment presents IDC's view of how virtualization technologies are impacting and will continue to impact operating environments and the operating environment market near- and long-term.
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.
This ESG white paper confirms that momentum continues to build around server virtualization. Learn about an in-depth survey of 463 senior IT professionals in both large midmarket and enterprise-class organizations in North America and resulting trends.
ADCs are advanced load balancers with functions and features that enhance the performance of applications. Today, companies of all sizes with geographical dispersal of people and different data constructs require ADCs to optimize their complex application environments from web applications, to Exchange, SharePoint and databases. It is interesting that before the term ADC was used more recently (in the last decade), companies relied on load balancers for website availability and scalability. In this paper we will describe the fundamentals of a load balancing system and its evolution to an ADC.
We’ve all come to expect the same security, performance and reliability from our mobile applications as we do with native applications. But these apps don’t just run on our mobile devices. They are powered by a variety of backend infrastructure – a hidden but important layer of application components and network devices. NetScaler helps this invisible layer of infrastructure to perform and communicate, improving security as well as quality of service. And by integrating with XenMobile, you can offer greater support and a better experience for mobile users. Learn more about delivering improved security, reliability and performance through mobile environments by reading our full report, Defend Hidden Mobile Web Properties (link).
What is an application delivery controller (ADC) and what role does it play in supporting complex enterprise application environments? In this paper, it will discuss how modern ADCs can help provide improved reliability, security and performance for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync. And with Citrix NetScaler, it will serve as an excellent front-end to a Microsoft environment, enhancing the user experience and providing for optimal supportability – allowing you to get the most value out of your Microsoft applications .
IDC studied a group of enterprises that had deployed SAP applications on IBM Power Systems servers running Linux server operating environments and had been working with those systems for several years.