Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform featuring powerful on-demand infrastructure and solutions for building and deploying applications workloads as well as a wide variety of IT and application services. You can use Azure as a public cloud provider and as a hybrid extension to existing on-premises infrastructure. Organizations that use Microsoft solutions on-premises are able to extend their infrastructure and operational processes to Azure.
With the growing popularity of Azure, today’s systems administrators need to acquire and strengthen their skills on this fast-growing public cloud platform. In this guide we explore the Azure public cloud platform with a focus on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features. We cover general architectural features of the Azure cloud including geographic regions, availability zones, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) attached to the core Azure IaaS infrastructure.
The financial services industry has unique challenges that often prevent it from achieving its strategic goals. The keys to solving these issues are hidden in machine data—the largest category of big data—which is both untapped and full of potential.
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*How organizations can answer critical questions that have been impeding business success
*How the financial services industry can make great strides in security, compliance and IT
*Common machine data sources in financial services firms
One of the biggest challenges IT ops teams face is the lack of visibility across its infrastructure — physical, virtual and in the cloud. Making things even more complex, any infrastructure monitoring solution needs to not only meet the IT team’s needs, but also the needs of other stakeholders including line of business (LOB) owners and application developers.
For companies already using a monitoring platform like Splunk, monitoring blindspots arise from the need to prioritize across multiple departments. This report outlines a four-step approach for an effective IT operations monitoring (ITOM) strategy.
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How to reduce monitoring blind spots when creating an ITOM strategy
How to address ITOM requirements across IT and non-IT groups
Distinct layers across ITOM Potential functionality gaps with domain-specific products
IT organizations struggle with numerous challenges — hybrid environments, lack of visibility during cloud migration, multiple infrastructure monitoring tools, and reliance on manual processes. Yet according to a 2018 global survey, less than half of IT practitioners are confident they can ensure performance and system availability with their current toolset.
As a Splunk customer, you understand the power of running your monitoring and logging environment in a machine data platform. Are you utilizing your machine data platform to effectively run APM, infrastructure monitoring and Network performance monitoring and diagnostics?
This guide outlines the 8 biggest mistakes IT practitioners make and provides solutions, key takeaways and real-world examples to help you improve IT monitoring and troubleshooting in your organization.
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Achieve end-to-end-visibility throughout cloud migration
Find trends and root cause faster with automated investigations
firms is to build operating models that are ready for anything. Join American Banker Editor-at-Large, Penny Crosman, and former IBM Global leader for strategy and design, Robert Schwartz, as they discuss this idea, pulling clips from a recent event for industry leaders, including: Bridget van Kalingen, IBM on redefining success with cloud, AI, quantum and blockchain Shari van Cleave, Wells Fargo on rethinking data strategies in the age of AI Bret King, Moven on rebuilding the bank from the ground up Rob Bauer, AIG on the ways to get started with transformative projects Marty Lippert, MetLife on creating space for innovation by migrating core operations off of legacy infrastructure And many more.
Enterprise customers can take advantage of the many benefits provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to achieve business agility, cost savings, and high availability by running their SAP environments on the AWS Cloud.
Many Enterprise customers run SAP production workloads on AWS today; including those that run on NON-SAP DBs (Oracle, MS SQL, DB2) or on SAP DBs (SAP HANA, SAP ASE). To support the demand of high memory instances, AWS have disclosed their SAP HANA instance roadmap (8TB and 16TB in 2018) and just made 4TB x1e instances available. A few examples of how AWS helped SAP customers cut costs, improve performance and agility include BP reducing 1/3 of their SAP infrastructure cost, Zappos successfully migrating to SAP HANA on AWS in less than 48 hours and enabling a major Healthcare and Life Science company to run BW on HANA with 30% better performance vs. on premise.
This guide is intended for SAP customers and partners who want to learn about the benefits and options for running SAP solutions on AWS, or who want to know how to implement and operate their SAP environment effectively on AWS.
Les clients professionnels peuvent tirer parti des nombreux avantages qu'offre Amazon Web Services (AWS) pour parvenir à l'agilité commerciale, réaliser des économies de coûts et offrir une haute disponibilité, et ce en exécutant leurs environnements SAP sur le cloud AWS.
La plupart des clients professionnels exécutent aujourd'hui leurs charges de travail de production sur AWS, y compris celles qui tournent sur des bases de données autres que SAP (Oracle, MS SQL, DB2) ou sur des bases de données SAP (SAP HANA, SAP ASE). Pour prendre en charge la demande d'instances à mémoire élevée, AWS a dévoilé la feuille de route des instances SAP HANA (8 To et 16 To en 2018) et vient de rendre disponibles les instances x1e de 4 To. Parmi les quelques exemples qui illustrent de quelle façon AWS a aidé les clients SAP à réduire les coûts et à améliorer les performances, ainsi que l'agilité, citons BP qui a diminué d'1/3 le coût de son infrastructure SAP, Zappos qui a réussi la migration vers SAP H
Application consolidation can be an important cloud initiative. By consolidating applications on an all-flash, cloud-centric platform, IT has the opportunity to reduce costs, lower risk and support a more integrated and interoperable infrastructure. But for any organization thinking about application consolidation, it is important to closely evaluate the features and functions of the underlying all-flash storage platform.
You want to make sure that your platform not only delivers the performance you need, but also enables you to reduce costs, eliminate migrations, simplify operations and support cloud-enabled business agility.
You keep close control of the security you need to manage.
You can stop being concerned about the security of the foundational services your IT infrastructure is built on.
You get the benefits of a robust cloud infrastructure with a reliably secure service that’s scalable, responsive, and efficient.
More control, more compliance, less time, less effort.
A must-read for IT professionals that provides a comprehensive analysis of the API management marketplace and evaluates 22 vendors across 15 essential criteria.
APIs are the de-facto standard for building and connecting modern applications. But securely delivering, managing and analyzing APIs, data and services, both inside and outside an organization, is complex. And it’s getting even more challenging as enterprise IT environments grow dependent on combinations of public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures.
Choosing the right APIs can be critical to a platform’s success. Likewise, full lifecycle API management can be a key ingredient in running a successful API-based program. Tools like Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management help enterprises evaluate these platforms so they can find the right one to fit their strategy and planning.
Apigee is pleased to offer you a complimentary copy of the Gartner report. Access in-depth evaluations of API managemen
Hybrid cloud has emerged as the cornerstone for digital transformation, enabling developers to create unique and compelling mobile, IoT, and web applications while extending their IT investments and capabilities. Attend this webinar to learn how you can leverage your WebSphere Application Server infrastructure and investments to maximize performance, lower costs, and successfully move forward into a hybrid cloud world.
This IDC Business Value Executive Brief leverages IDC's research into the value of cloud-based application development and integration solutions, including solutions such as IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) on cloud.
As with most innovations in business information technology, the ultimate truth about cloud lies somewhere in between. There is little doubt that cloud-based infrastructures offer an immediate opportunity for smaller organizations to avoid the costly investment needed for a robust on-premises computing environment. Data can be found, processed and managed on the cloud without investing in any local hardware. Large organizations with mature on-premises computing infrastructures are looking to Hadoop platforms to help them benefit from the vast array of structured and unstructured data from cloud-based sources. Organizations have feet in both cloud and on-premises worlds. In fact, one could easily argue that we already live in a “hybrid” world.
Companies today increasingly look for ways to house multiple disparate forms forms of data under the same roof, maintaining original integrity and attributes. Enter the Hadoop-based data lake. While a traditional on-premise data lake might address the immediate needs for scalability and flexibility, research suggests that it may fall short in supporting key aspects of the user experience. This Knowledge Brief investigates the impact of a data lake maintained in a cloud or hybrid infrastructure.
Companies today increasingly look for ways to house multiple disparate forms of data under the same roof, maintaining original integrity and attributes. Enter the Hadoop-based data lake. While a traditional on-premise data lake might address the immediate needs for scalability and flexibility, research suggests that it may fall short in supporting key aspects of the user experience. This Knowledge Brief investigate the impact of a data lake maintained in a cloud or hybrid infrastucture.
Directed at cloud architecting concerns, this paper covers streamlining complexity at scale, knowing infrastructure state, and using easily repeatable patterns that bolster security, compliance, and disaster recovery. Get this white paper now.
Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is a converged infrastructure system designed for rapid and simple deployment of private cloud at an industry-leading price point. Whether customers are running Linux, Microsoft Windows or Oracle Solaris applications, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance supports consolidation for a wide range of mixed workloads in medium-to-large sized data centers.
High-performance, low-latency Oracle Fabric Interconnect and Oracle SDN allow automated configuration of the server and storage networks. The embedded controller software automates the installation, configuration, and management of all infrastructure components at the push of a button. Customers need to enter only basic configuration parameters and create virtual machines (VMs) manually or by using Oracle VM Templates to get a full application up and running in a few hours. With Oracle Enterprise Manager, the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is transformed into a powerful private cloud infrastructure that integrates
For more than a decade, Oracle has developed and enhanced its ZFS Storage Appliance, giving its users a formidable unified and enterprise-grade storage offering. The latest release, ZS7-2, boasts upgraded hardware and software and is a timely reminder that more users might do well to evaluate this offering. It has a trifecta of advantages:
(1) It’s notable performance, price-performance, and flexibility are all improved in this new release
(2) There is a surprisingly inclusive set of functionalities, including excellent storage analytics that were developed even before analytics became a contemporary “must-have”
(3) There’s a compelling group of “better together” elements that make ZFS Storage Appliance a particularly attractive choice for both Oracle Database environments and users that want
to seamlessly integrate a cloud component into their IT infrastructure.
Given the proven abilities of Oracle’s prior models, it’s also safe to assume that the new ZS7-2 will outperform other m
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 25, 2017
Two-thirds of organizations that blend traditional and cloud infrastructures are already gaining advantage from their hybrid environments. However, leaders among them use hybrid cloud to power their digital transformation, going beyond cost reduction and productivity gains.
Get in-depth insights from a new global survey of executives by The Economist Intelligence Unit, which confirms significant change in how organizations like yours deliver and use IT services, and advocates a blended model of internal and third-party services.
Explore three key Cloud computing models—integrated infrastructure systems, reference architectures, and “build your own” solutions. See how EMC gives you the freedom to chose the optimal path to your private Cloud—and the solutions to support your deployment.