Monitoring servers, applications, and services has become an essential part of the IT department over the past 10 years. However, it can be a daunting task to find the right solution for your Enterprise. This brief paper will examine the differences between Agent and Agentless monitoring, so you can make the right decision based on your company's needs, the metrics you need, your budget range, your resource availability, and your management's reporting needs.
Learn how to deliver lean business process management (BPM) via collaborative process-centric web applications inexpensively and quickly. You can develop applications in days rather than months, deploy in minutes and get a quick return on that precious IT investment. Define processes easily, and get them online quickly. Mashup technology for lean BPM makes it simple to build collaborative process-centric applications, without coding.
Learn how to deliver lean business process management (BPM) via collaborative process-centric web applications inexpensively and quickly.You can develop applications in days rather than months, deploy in minutes and get a quick return on that precious IT investment. Define processes easily, and get them online quickly. Mashup technology for lean BPM makes it simple to build collaborative process-centric applications, without coding.
The War for Talent is going to have winners and losers, and we all want to hire a winning team.
In such a competitive environment, an outstanding employment brand is required to attract the best and brightest. While most talent acquisition professionals know in theory that a company’s employment brand is key, few really analyze the candidate experience as the most important element of your brand.
This eBook will dive into everything HR managers and recruiters must know about optimizing the candidate experience. You will also receive a product demo.
According to the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for ON-Premises Integration Suites, application integration patterns were originally applied for internal, application-to-application (A2A) integration and for integrating an organization's applications with that of its trading partners - known as B2B integration. Today, these patterns are applied to a broader array of application integration projects, such as creating new compositions using mobile apps and on-premises back-end services in support of bring-your-own-device initiatives.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
In recent years, the term “cloud” has appeared seemingly everywhere. But it’s become difficult to understand what precisely someone means when they say “cloud.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as a “model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”
Over the last several years, there have been some dramatic changes in enterprise computing. Not only have there been new applications introduced such as business analytics, there have also been important developments in the infrastructure components used to enable these critical application services.
Expectations for government agencies are rising at a rapid and sometimes overwhelming pace. New laws, mandates and policies combined with rising citizen demands for usability and technology driven services put pressure on the public sector to deliver with current or even shrinking resources.
Join Forrester and IBM to learn how, clients are leveraging mobile and cloud to transform their businesses and bring new innovations to market. Understand how organizations can continuously deliver high quality mobile enterprise applications that leverage Cloud computing to securely integrate with their IT systems opening up new sources of revenue and innovation. Forrester Principal Analyst John M. Wargo will share insights Forrester has gleaned from conversations with clients deploying packaged solutions and building custom applications using cloud services. IBM's Botond Kiss will provide insight into how leading organizations are using cloud to accelerate their mobile transformation.
Software applications are the mainstay of modern business. Applications deliver business-critical services to customers and enable companies to function efficiently. To ensure performance and availability of their applications, companies must have full visibility and control of the applications and enabling infrastructure. If an outage or slowdown occurs, the company needs to know precisely where the problem originated, what caused it, and how to prevent it from occurring again.
Businesses all over the world run on applications and data.
Your business does as well. The success of your business relies
on the performance of your applications because they deliver
the services to your customers that keep you in business. Your
IT infrastructure supports and carries these applications—the
lifeblood of your company. How to keep things up and running,
connected, responsive and relevant is enough to keep most
app owners up at night.
The new IBM MQ Appliance M2001 provides an optimized version of IBM MQ V8 that runs in a hardware appliance. IBM MQ provides universal messaging that allows applications, systems and services to connect and exchange information securely, reliably, rapidly and simply. Offering MQ capability in hardware appliances, additional features are provided, as well as some appliance benefits.
This on-demand webcast will help you understand how your business can benefit from the IBM MQ Appliance, and where it can fit into your business today.
IDC strongly believes that the days of homogenous compute, in which a single architecture dominates all
compute in the datacenter, are over. This truth has become increasingly evident as more and more
businesses have started to launch artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. Many of them are in an
experimental stage with AI and a few have reached production readiness, but all of them are cycling
unusually fast through infrastructure options to run their newly developed AI applications and services on.
Virtualization was supposed to be the disruptive technology that saved IT. The cost savings from consolidation and the ease at which applications can be deployed promised to vastly improve delivery of IT services, free up IT staff to work on other projects, and not strain budgets.
Unfortunately, lack of insight into IT resource status in highly virtualized environments and the complexity of the interactions between server, storage, and network elements have added to IT staff manual workloads and led most companies to dedicate too much time to operations and not enough time to innovation. This basically negates the major benefits of virtualization.
The data center is challenged. Many midsize businesses simply do not have designated personnel to care for their data center; they have only a standard room to host the company server and storage infrastructure and have no luxury to expand. In short, they must work within their constrained space.
Enterprises are using applications to gain competitive advantage.
Success in this technology-based environment requires agility and
flexibility. And if IT wants to be the primary technology solution partner
for the business, the IT staff needs processes and tools in place to
deliver solutions at a much faster pace.
As digital services propel more and more business processes, cloud
technology is proving to be a crucial addition to the IT services portfolio.
It is far more scalable, and in many cases more cost effective, than its
predecessors. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and softwaredefined
data center technologies—virtualized computing, networking,
and storage—have helped IT address the “fast IT” challenge.
When it comes to placing your missioncritical
systems and applications in the
cloud, do you know what’s behind the
scenes? Do you know if your data is secure?
Who do you trust?
This edition of Unleashing IT highlights the
best of the best: The strategies and Cisco
Powered services providers that deliver on
the promise of enterprise-class clouds.
The data center infrastructure is central to the overall IT architecture. It is where most business-critical applications are hosted and various types of services are provided to the business. Proper planning of the data center infrastructure design is critical, and performance, resiliency, and scalability need to be carefully considered.
Another important aspect of the data center design is the flexibility to quickly deploy and support new services. Designing a flexible architecture that can support new applications in a short time frame can result in a significant competitive advantage.
The basic data center network design is based on a proven layered approach that has been tested and improved over the past several years in some of the largest data center implementations in the world. The layered approach is the foundation of a data center design that seeks to improve scalability, performance, flexibility, resiliency, and maintenance.
Every inspiring organization, large or small, faced with the opportunities and challenges of digital business needs a digital-ready network. Agile, secure networks simplify IT and enable rapid innovation. Without a network that can actively enable and protect your business strategy, the applications, cloud services, and devices you deploy cannot live up to their potential
Until recently, the waterfall methodology of development and deployment had taken a strategic hold in the majority of enterprises. Enterprises have moved into the world of Agile, where different concepts are leveraged and the development process is handled in a completely different fashion. Agile development ideologies are proving to be a better way to deal with rapidly changing objectives and speeding the time-to-market for business applications, services and other customer- (or internal-) facing offerings. The ideas behind Agile extend beyond basic application development, and can benefit numerous projects by improving the process to achieve deliverables and garner improved productivity.
Enterprise applications are becoming increasingly complex, leveraging components across multiple platforms, including cloud. Learn how you can leverage IBM DevOps Services for Bluemix to provide full multi-stage release and deployment management to facilitate development.
Organizations that invest in proprietary applications and data for competitive advantage in their industries only succeed by making those investments available to employees, customers, and partners that drive revenue and opportunity. Securing those investments requires a fresh perspective as the types of devices accessing the cloud datacenter are changing rapidly and new workloads, such as VDI desktops, are appearing more regularly alongside server workloads. These changes alter the potential attacks and potential threats to datacenters whose security primarily stands firm at the perimeter, however, within the data center the security is weak.
By combining VMware NSX with the AirWatch Tunnel and/or VMware Horizon View, organizations are able to bridge the device to datacenter security gap in a way that both increases the overall security of the cloud datacenter and makes it far simpler to manage security through defining and delegating application and services to specific users. Thi
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Forrester benchmark data on current state of application availability and performance within the enterprise. In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and business services. Read the report to learn the key findings of this study.