Virtualization provides opportunities to reduce complexity, improve service levels to the business and lower capital and operating costs to provide and maintain IT infrastructure. This paper for senior IT managers is intended as a starter guide for virtual infrastructure technical design, project planning, scoping, and implementation.
A complex IT infrastructure is a stumbling block for many businesses seeking greater agility in these uncertain times. This white paper shows how a service oriented architecture (SOA) helps align the infrastructure with business needs in order to achieve maximum flexibility.
IT organizations everywhere are looking for more easier and more cost-effective ways to accelerate and simplify end-to-end work load management across complex infrastructures. With IBM System Z, workload automation offers plenty benefits to IT firms
Many CISOs admit to trepidation about the state of cybersecurity within their organizations. Why? Aside from the increasingly dangerous threat landscape, many large organizations face other security challenges, including personnel shortages, an overwhelming number of manual processes, and technology complexity.
Beyond these issues however, CISOs also face the progressively difficult responsibility of securing the distributed enterprise. Aside from PCs, departmental file servers, and remote office equipment, the distributed enterprise now includes recent IT additions like mobile computing, SaaS applications, and hybrid cloud infrastructure. In aggregate, this increasingly distributed infrastructure makes information security more cumbersome.
Enterprises look to private clouds for more than just virtual infrastructure provisioning. Private cloud vendors have started to bundle additional capabilities into their solutions, including pervasive VM management capabilities, design tools for complex application templates, and service catalogs.
Over the next 12 months, more than half of enterprises will prioritize building internal private clouds. Today, the most common approach is through the purchase of commercial software to layer atop existing infrastructure resources. Regardless of the approach you choose, there’s no shortage of tools to support your efforts.
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.
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These are interesting and challenging times to be in business. Digital forces, such as the cloud, big data, mobility, and mobile apps, are disrupting tried-and-true business models, as well as entire industries.
These transformational advances are producing complexity, while workers are demanding simplicity. They require centralized infrastructures to keep information safe, even as agility and flexibility rule the day.
Learn how to implement an IT Automation Framework that is purpose-built for the "next era of computing", with a comprehensive feature set for the automation of the IT tasks needed to manage and maintain an organization's complex infrastructure of systems and devices.
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This Taneja Group paper outlines a new technology that addresses increasing virtual complexity and radically simplifies IT infrastructure, without sacrificing functionality. Get your complimentary 17-page report now.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 24, 2014
Unified communications (UC) has been a market in the making for well over a decade, as companies look to improve corporate collaboration. UC, the concept of streamlining phone, email, chat, video and content collaboration, has become a corporate objective for reducing the cost and complexity of communications and increasing employee productivity. What began 10 years ago as a hardware-driven effort to combine PBX systems, computer servers and video infrastructure, is now evolving to include software-enabled processes and functionality.
"Many organizations that could greatly gain from desktop and application virtualization have, until now, shied away from this technology due to the costs and complexities often associated with deployment—which is why selecting the right solution and the optimal underlying infrastructure is so critical.
This whitepaper will explain the challenges as well as the modern approaches that can make life easier, reduce costs, and ensure end-users are productive.
How do you maintain secure systems and operations across an elastic, complex AWS environment? As SailPoint transformed from a startup to a publicly traded company, their AWS infrastructure grew as well. With this growth, SailPoint needed to be able to identify and respond to anomalous behavior quickly, while simultaneously trying to align their organization into a cohesive DevSecOps organization.
Join this webinar to learn how SailPoint gained a holistic view into their cloud infrastructure, plus how you can enable your Security and DevOps teams with in-depth insights into AWS infrastructure to make actionable, data-driven decisions to reduce risk.
Organizations are shifting to containers for its many benefits, including increased developer productivity and an improved, modernized environment for customized applications. While Kubernetes helps organizations get the most out of those benefits, it is complex by nature and can be difficult to manage on your own. Developers need a solution that drives productivity without needing to worry about managing infrastructure. SUSE Cloud Application Platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a lean and fast platform to accelerate containerized application delivery. By leveraging a managed Kubernetes environment, SUSE makes it easier for DevOps teams to deliver applications, accelerate innovation, and improve IT responsiveness.
Published By: Arcserve
Published Date: May 29, 2015
Today, data volumes are growing exponentially and organizations of every size are struggling to manage what has become a very expensive and complex problem. It causes real issues such as:
• Overprovisioning their backup infrastructure to anticipate rapid future growth.
• Legacy systems can’t cope and backups take too long or are incomplete.
• Companies miss recovery point objectives and recovery time targets.
• Backups overload infrastructure and network bandwidth.
• Not embracing new technologies, such as cloud backup, because there is too much data to transfer over wide area networks.
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
Object-based storage (referred to as OBS throughout this document) platforms continue to perpetuate cloud and enterprise IT infrastructure. As businesses move toward petabyte-scale data storage, OBS solutions are turning out to be the right choice for balancing scale, complexity, and costs. By way of their core design principles, OBS platforms deliver unprecedented scale at reduced complexity and reduced costs over the long term. Early OBS platforms suffered from "necessity crisis," were too
cumbersome to deploy and, in some cases, caused a platform lock-in because of their proprietary access mechanisms. In spite of their from-the-ground-up design, a departure from how traditional SAN and NAS arrays are deployed and, more importantly, a lack of standard interfaces made it difficult for
IT organizations to deploy OBS solutions in the infrastructure. Thanks to Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift becoming de facto access interfaces, this situation has changed.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 15, 2015
UC—the concept of streamlining phone, email, chat, video and content collaboration—has become a corporate objective for reducing the cost and complexity of communications and increasing employee productivity. What began more than 10 years ago as a hardware-driven effort to combine PBX systems, computer servers and video infrastructure is now evolving to include software-enabled processes and functionality.
Today's IT organizations are dealing with the consequences of exploring IT Infrastructure growth and complexity. With its growing complexity and volume, the cost of managing the infrastructure from simple patch management to skill sets requirements for IT administrators is increasing.
Virtualization is one of the most highly demanded of all IT projects this decade because it enables enterprises to reduce capex and opex costs and at the same time increase business efficiency and agility. However, implementing, supporting, and managing virtualization can often be difficult tasks, especially as deployments increase in scale and complexity and impact more areas of the datacenter. These more complex infrastructures often require highly skilled engineers with in-depth business knowledge and systems management capabilities. Projects such as infrastructure optimization and automation initiatives for self-service provisioning are key because they enable enterprises to streamline business processes and utilize cloud strategies and mobility solutions. IDC shows how partnering with experts who can implement, optimize, support, and manage virtualized environments may be the right course of action. By utilizing partners, enterprises will be able to avoid some of the potential pit
With modern IT infrastructures an intricate web of interdependencies, uncovering the total IT environment, including the logical relationships between physical, virtual and cloud elements, has never been more important—or more complex. This white paper discusses how IBM’s analytics for logical dependency mapping, ALDM, reengineers the IT discovery process to provide a more complete and accurate view of the IT infrastructure.
As your employees bring their own smartphones and tablets to the workplace, you need to create a flexible mobile environment that allows personally owned and corporate-issued devices to co-exist. IBM Mobile Enterprise Services for managed mobility is designed to help reduce the complexity that comes with multiple mobile platforms. IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment that companies realized by engaging IBM to implement a “bring your own device” program. In this report, you’ll learn how these companies: Increased employee productivity and satisfaction; expanded revenues from improved sales mobility, and decreased replacement, mobility infrastructure and support costs.
Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure provides a pre-validated, ready-to-deploy infrastructure, which reduces
the time and complexity involved in configuring and validating a traditional data center deployment. Cisco
UCS Platforms is flexible, reliable and cost effective to facilitate various deployment options of the
applications while being easily scalable and manageable. The reference architecture detailed in this
document highlights the resiliency, cost benefit, and ease of deployment of a SAP HANA solution. This
document describing the infrastructure installation and configuration to run SAP HANA on a dedicated or
The software as a service (SaaS) model of application delivery, more commonly known as ‘cloud deployment’, in which software features are accessed through a Web browser, is an excellent way for manufacturing companies to get the bene?ts of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems without the need to build additional IT infrastructure. ERP functionality delivered “from the cloud” avoids the complexity and costs that often accompany on premisess ERP implementations, and typically provides a much more favorable total cost of ownership, compared to legacy on premisess deployment. Companies subscribe to the software features that they need and can add new ones as business requirements change, without buying additional servers or storage to support new functionality. The ERP features are the same as for an on premises ERP system, except that it is hosted and maintained on the Cloud provider’s infrastructure.
Cisco and Polycom are expensive, on-premises solutions that take weeks to deploy. They require large, ongoing investments to manage them and do not offer a cloud service.
How much time and how many resources do you have to spend training and supporting users to work with your Cisco or Polycom solution? Don’t be fooled by packaging. Their solutions are still complex, on-premises hardware that require a team of IT specialists to support and lack the flexibility for you to grow at your own pace.
For a price similar to that of your infrastructure software maintenance, you can use Lifesize Cloud and skip the high cost and complexity of Cisco’s or Polycom’s on-premises infrastructure.