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.
Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment.
But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.
The role of IT is changing from a traditional focus on cost-efficient enablement to a more strategic contribution. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while important, is being surpassed by a growing focus on automation and orchestration that is needed to fulfill enterprise demands for security, agility, and innovation. The cloud-grade enterprise network – spanning the campus, data center, and branch – must be able to respond to rapid changes in business, growing reliance on hybrid cloud architectures, and the needs of users and customers.
Leave unwieldy infrastructure behind and get cloud-ready with Oracle Exadata. If you’re finding that on-premises IT infrastructure complexity is holding you back, it’s time to streamline and simplify. Find out more about our family of purpose-built Oracle systems that can help you consolidate infrastructure and get the performance your business needs. You’ll be ready to make the most of cloud benefits, when the time’s right for you.
For data-driven businesses, cloud can be a boon. Data can be found, processed and managed on the cloud without an investment in local hardware infrastructure, but what does that mean to information trust and governance? When data comes from cloud-based sources, IT needs a plan for data integration and security.
Download this insightful white paper and learn the four key priorities you must consider when developing your IT strategy to promote good hybrid information governance. Learn the blend of process, organizational and technical enablers that will allow you to move to a hybrid environment with speed and confidence.
Businesses today are increasingly turning to Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to meet their cloud communications needs. But how do you know which offering is right for you? This eGuide outlines 2 categories -- and questions within each -- to help you evaluate UCaaS providers and ensure you make an informed decision hat will benefit your business for years to come.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 26, 2018
A cloud contact center can offer many advantages in performance, scalability and security, compared to an on-premise contact center infrastructure. To maximize these advantages, it’s important to determine how best to leverage the cloud to meet your business’s specific needs.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Financial transformation by definition is not something you can bolt on—it requires a willingness to question long-held assumptions and envision where you want to go and a total technology rethink. In the next blog, we’ll take a closer look at how one, unified, cloud-based system can create the perfect environment for finance to handle transaction processing and compliance and control while delivering the answers the business needs.
Your customers are asking for it. Your developers are ready for it. Your operations team is demanding it. What’s behind this momentum?
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a fundamental shift away from traditional software licensing to a market-driven subscription model. Keystone engaged 20 ISVs who successfully transitioned to a SaaS model, and found:
New customer segments open thanks to lower adoption and operating costs.
With less complex infrastructure under SaaS, customer TCO drops.
ISV products improve with value-added cloud services and SaaS data capabilities.
Financial predictability improves with recurring revenue model.
New pricing models aligns ISV value to customers’ business needs, driving increased revenue.
Additional, significant operational benefits from switching to a SaaS model.
Fill out the form at right to get the free report, The Shift to SaaS: A high-value opportunity for ISVs.
The collection of product usage data increases the speed of product development by 33%. –
At the heart of the Data Solved promise are three core attributes - People Powered, Technology Focused and Infrastructure Invested. We leverage our strong, diverse team of more than 700 employees to enable our Powered by People motto and deliver on our promise. With 24 data centers on four continents, we are poised to deliver world-class infrastructure and value added technology services to our more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
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.
Too often we hear that people want to move everything to the cloud. Unfortunately cloud is not the easy button, and it will not fix
every problem that you have with IT today. We have seen a large number of customers who do the math after moving to the cloud only to realize that it was more expensive to run in an offsite cloud than onsite IT. These customers then move away from offsite cloud for workloads that never should have left the building. The cloud in its many varieties is a good tool that can help organizations, but it needs to be thought out. This document is intended to help you move the right workloads to the right clouds in the best way possible and avoid the yoyo effect of moving twice and paying for the privilege of the experience.
To keep your organization and your data safe, it is crucial to consider forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. In this e-book, we discuss how you can augment your existing website infrastructure or within a data center with security measures in the cloud for a more robust security posture. We share Akamai’s approach to cloud security as well as those of other vendors. We then take a closer look at some commonly used, but sometimes misleading, metrics — so you can make more educated decisions about the best solutions for your needs.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Data conversations continue to change as all businesses are trying to figure out today's reality of the move to the cloud, anywhere/anytime computing, and the explosive growth of data. These trends have drastically reshaped the IT industry and data management forever. With continued market innovations in storage, cloud, and hyper-converged infrastructures, there are six key modern IT needs that are increasingly the focus of CIO and technology leaders.
The pace of business is faster than ever before. Due to the rapid adoption of cloud and mobile computing, driven by consumerization, operational needs, and security requirements, ESG believes that Identity and Access Management (IAM) is undergoing a profound transition.
Download this ESG whitepaper to learn why organizations should combine Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions to adapt to the influx of workforce mobility without interfering with user experience or compromising security.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Oracle’s new cloud platform, included a new line of servers for cloud and scale-out applications: Oracle’s SPARC S7-2 and S7-2L servers. These servers are based on the breakthrough SPARC S7 processor and extend the outstanding features and capabilities of the SPARC T7 and M7 systems into scale-out form factors. With the combination of Oracle’s breakthrough Software in Silicon features and the efficiency of the SPARC S7 processor we can offer the most secure and economical enterprise clouds with the fastest infrastructure for data analytics.
Here at Oracle we recognize our customers’ needs for increasing the security of their data, therefore we have taken security as one of the core values on the SPARC Servers. The new SPARC S7 processor leverages the revolutionary Security in Silicon features introduced on the SPARC T7 and M7 systems. Silicon Secured Memory is a unique hardware implementation that prevents unauthorized access to application data in memory and can prevent hacking explo
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
On Thursday June 30th, we announced Oracle’s new cloud platform, including a new line of servers for cloud and scale-out applications: Oracle’s SPARC S7-2 and S7-2L servers. These servers are based on the breakthrough SPARC S7 processor and extend the outstanding features and capabilities of the SPARC T7 and M7 systems into scale-out form factors. With the combination of Oracle’s breakthrough Software in Silicon features and the efficiency of the SPARC S7 processor we can offer the most secure and economical enterprise clouds with the fastest infrastructure for data analytics.
Here at Oracle we recognize our customers’ needs for increasing the security of their data, therefore we have taken security as one of the core values on the SPARC Servers. The new SPARC S7 processor leverages the revolutionary Security in Silicon features introduced on the SPARC T7 and M7 systems. Silicon Secured Memory is a unique hardware implementation that prevents unauthorized access to application data in
AWS provides powerful controls to manage the security of software-defined infrastructure and
cloud workloads, including virtual networks for segmentation, DDoS mitigation, data encryption,
and identity and access control. Because AWS enables rapid and elastic scalability, the key
to securing cloud environments is using security automation and orchestration to effectively
implement consistent protection across your AWS environment.
The following eBook will discuss Dome9 best practices for using AWS controls to establish a
strict security posture that addresses your unique business needs, and maintaining consistency
across regions, accounts, and Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) as your environment grows.
Published By: B Channels
Published Date: May 01, 2018
Many Enterprise & Mid-Market I.T Vendors are offering or moving towards Hybrid Cloud.
bChannels has the right expertise and credentials to assess a vendor’s ecosystem & program needs to find, connect and nurture partners on a Hybrid Cloud proposition.
Download this paper to find out more
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: May 17, 2018
OpenVPN is a popular and respected solution for enabling remote access to AWS VPCs for IT personnel, cloud developers, and a wide variety of end-user roles. While OpenVPN may be all that is needed to enable cloud access for a few users, it alone cannot meet the needs of growing organizations – particularly those that have security or compliance requirements. Similarly, Bastion hosts or jump hosts are often used when AWS is primarily focused on developers, but these tools likewise have scaling and security limitations.
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix, review key requirements and compare the remote user VPN options available for managing and securing access to AWS VPC resources. They also demonstrate features that ensure your remote access tools and methodology are “enterprise cloud-ready.”
Who Should Watch?
Anyone responsible for connectivity of cloud resources, including cloud architects, cloud