Take a look at the IT ecosystem of any company today and there’s a good chance you’ll find it includes offerings from several cloud services providers. That’s certainly the case at mid- to large-sized companies with at least 500 employees, according to a recent survey conducted by IDG Research.
The survey of 100 senior IT professionals found that 59% are already multi-cloud adopters — that is, using computing and storage services from two or more cloud providers. Another 31% of respondents say they plan to become multi-cloud organizations in the coming 12-24 months, with only 10% still in the “consideration” phase.
"Global DNS performance and availability are critical to business continuity, security and end-user experience. With online applications, content, data and services often scattered across the internet and housed in your own DCs, your CDN or in your cloud instances; it’s more important than ever to have a robust, redundant DNS solution making sure your assets get delivered as quickly and reliably as possible.
This whitepaper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
• The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
• The failure and outage risks of relying on a single DNS solution
• The major resiliency and performance differences between unicast vs anycast addressing
• Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
Based on a global survey of 800 CIOs, this report examines the challenges organizations face when working within complex, cloud-centric ecosystems.
Technology is at the heart of every organization today. Now more than ever, society expects the services we use to be innovative and faultless, prompting the creation of hyper-complex IT ecosystems. Relying on physical databases and third-party cloud service providers, businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to monitor application performance, ensure positive experiences, and succeed in this new environment.
In this infograph learn the benefits regarding cloud services and whether it is more cost effective to build an IT Infrastructure for cloud on-site or to partner with a cloud provider that offers a fully managed solution.
Worldwide spending on public cloud services is set to reach USD 122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4 percent over 20161. In fact, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of spending on public cloud services is almost seven times that of overall IT spending growth and IDC predicts that by 2020, it will top USD 203.4 billion worldwide2. The size of the opportunity for cloud service providers (CSPs) is huge but fierce competition, accelerating innovation and the need to keep prices low continue to create enormous pressure.
This paper outlines some of the primary challenges faced by CSPs in making and keeping their business profitable and suggests strategies and innovations that can help cloud businesses to take a greater share of the market opportunity.
Citrix and Google are collaborating to bring the
best, most secure way to deliver virtual apps
and desktops from Google Cloud. The Citrix
Workspace solutions traditionally installed on
data center servers—including Citrix Virtual
Apps and Desktops, Citrix Networking, and Citrix
Content Collaboration (formerly known as Citrix
ShareFile)—are now enabled on Google Cloud
Citrix enables customers to choose the
workload deployment option that best aligns
with their enterprise cloud strategy and offers
a variety of ways to securely deploy Citrix
solutions to meet unique application needs.
Whether deployed on-premises, cloud-hosted,
as a Citrix Workspace service, or with a service
provider—customers choose how much and
which components of app workloads to
manage and when and where to securely
deploy business apps, data, and desktops.
Performance testing and benchmarking of cloud computing platforms is a complex task, compounded by the differences between providers and the use cases of cloud computing users. IaaS services are utilized by a large variety of industries and, performance metrics cannot be understood by simply representing cloud performance with a single value. When selecting a cloud computing provider, IT professionals consider many factors: compatibility, performance, cost, security and more. Performance is a key factor that drives many others including cost. In many cases, 3 primary bottlenecks affect server performance: central processing unit (CPU) performance, disk performance, and internal network performance.
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.
This Frost & Sullivan whitepaper provides an overview of the latest DDoS attack trends, and offers examples of how cloud service and hosting providers can use Arbor Networks solutions to protect their data centers from DDoS attacks and increase revenue by offering Arbor-based, managed DDoS protection services.
Published By: NaviSite
Published Date: Sep 02, 2014
This white paper will deliver data that provides valuable information based on real compute scenarios to assist buyers of cloud services in understanding how their workloads might perform and what costs are associated with those environments across multiple cloud computing platforms BEFORE they invest in the selection of a cloud computing provider.
How will you prepare your company for cloud adoption? Cloud services are especially attractive to midmarket companies hit with the high cost of meeting compliance requirements.
Author and information security expert Felix Santos discusses:
. Information security and data protection in the cloud
. Recent cloud standards and audit initiatives
. Evaluation criteria for selecting a cloud provider that offers trusted data assurance
The content for this excerpt was taken directly from the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise WLAN 2013-2014 Vendor Analysis by Rohit Mehra (Doc # 231686). All or parts of the following sections are included in this excerpt: IDC Opinion, In This Study, Situation Overview, Future Outlook, Essential Guidance, and Synopsis.
When data center architecture extends beyond even moderate amounts of sophistication and complexity, it becomes a daunting challenge for operators to understand what is going on by relying on common tools and processes alone.
Read this eGuide for five recommendations that can help you make sense of your data.
As modernized data centers scale up and out, there is a strong potential for growing complexity as well. IT teams need to be vigilant in simplifying architectures and operations as the technological landscape changes.
While the potential of monitoring and analytics in your data center is huge, to take advantage, you'll need an architecture that can handle shifting traffic patterns.
In this expert eGuide, you'll discover three ways of simplifying architectures, and how they can help you reduce complexity, improve workforce efficiency, and ease administration.
When considering data center security, you will need to decide which security functions need to be deployed and where you want to deploy them. These functions are expected to be implemented wherever a firewall is used.
Read our eGuide to find out which security functions to deploy, and where to deploy them, including:
• Next-generation firewalls
• Intrusion prevention systems
• Centralized security management
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
In today’s digital economy, IT organizations are increasingly using public cloud technologies and services to meet their needs for increased agility and innovation, as well as cost management. This use of public cloud technologies is further complicated when companies use multiple cloud service providers, a concept also known as multi-cloud, and attempt to integrate on- and off-premises environments, known as hybrid cloud. IT organizations now must manage systems that span across both multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, which presents new challenges for data protection. The Veeam Availability Platform offers solutions that can provide data protection to, from, and within multi-cloud environments, ensuring companies can fully leverage their public cloud providers and existing on-premises systems.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"In today’s era, organizations are increasingly adopting multiple cloud services, including public, private, and hybrid clouds, to meet increased agility, innovation and cost management goals. Veeam ensures availability in these environments by providing data protection to, from, and within multi-cloud environments.
ESG led a research among IT decision makers to better understand the extent to which multiple cloud service providers are being used today and how that influences the use of on-premises and hybrid cloud environments in the future.
Read this ESG brief to learn more about:
• The current trend in multi-cloud adoption for large companies
• The future of on-premises IT environment
• How the Veeam Availability Platform delivers the next generation of availability for the always-on enterprise
• And more! "
Published By: Okta APAC
Published Date: Dec 19, 2018
Cost savings, storage, ease of updates. The allure of the cloud is hard to ignore, with some reports citing over 90% of organizations using cloud services in some manner. But all the benefits of the cloud disappear if you can't keep your data and users safe. In a perimeter-less world, it's identity that becomes the heart of security. Join us to discover why modern security starts with identity first and how identity can help overcome cloud frustrations.
To meet growing demand for multiple public cloud services, enterprises must shift away from an ad hoc approach of incrementally connecting to one cloud provider after another. For a more strategic approach, I&O leaders must weigh their cloud connectivity decision against five critical criteria.
Use of cloud computing services continues to grow rapidly as organizations migrate business applications and data to cloud-based software, platform and infrastructure services. Gartner estimates 2017 will see growth of 18% in spending on public cloud services and that cloud adoption will infuence more than 50% of IT spending through 2020.
Deloitte Global predicts that by the end of 2022 more than half of all IT spending will go to IT-as-a-service providers. In the 2016 edition of this survey, 56% of the security professionals responding said limitations on access to collect incident response data and evidence for forensic analysis was a key challenge to securing the cloud. Sixty-two percent said they were concerned about unauthorized access by outsiders, and 59% said they worried about access by other cloud tenants. Of the 10% who reported being breached, half blamed stolen credentials or compromised accounts.
When your industry’s revenue projections flatten, how can you break away and continue to grow? Learn how Orange Business Services leveraged NetApp storage to reinvent their company by becoming a cloud services provider and exceeded their revenue goals of zero to €500 million by 2015.
Get no nonsense, practical guidance on how to succeed as a cloud provider in the marketplace. Focusing on reality and not hype, this whitepaper addresses how to best evaluate cloud services/offerings, implement operations and approach customer engagement.
With the many widely discussed advantages to cloud computing, including elastic scaling, faster service provisioning, greater IT efficiencies and usage based accounting, businesses are increasingly interested in adopting a cloud computing