The purpose of this white paper is to describe the provider thinking and product elements that must be addressed to change the data center selection process from one that is tactical to one that is strategic in nature.
En matière de technologies d'infrastructure révolutionnaires, les clouds privés sont à la pointe et ouvrent la voie vers des niveaux inédits d'efficacité et des modes de consommation plus simples. Une évolution des data centers virtualisés, les clouds privés s'affirment de plus en plus comme des technologies indispensables et sont en passe de devenir un standard en matière d'architecture pour les départements IT du monde entier.
Cisco's Virtualized Multi-tenant Data Center (VMDC) system defines an end-to-end architecture, which an organization may reference for the migration or build out of virtualized, multi-tenant data centers for new cloud-based service models such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
In no particular order, here are five important strategies we see companies using to overcome the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure and transform their data centers to support innovation and growth.
To keep pace with new business demands, rising customer expectations, and emerging technologies, IT leaders are realizing an important opportunity: infrastructure outsourcing. These services, including colocation, hosting, and cloud computing, give IT organizations the flexibility and agility to better serve the needs of the business.
One of IT’s biggest balancing acts is to make data transactions easily available to authorized users while preventing all others from accessing its data assets. With high-profile data security breaches splashed across headlines nearly every day, CIOs are understandably worried about protecting their data. And for IT leaders who are considering moving their business to the cloud it is critical to ensure the provider they select has undertaken full and robust measures for physical and logical security.
Information technology is undergoing rapid change as organizations of all types begin to embrace the idea of
moving computing infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. It is easy to understand why the cloud has taken
off faster than any technology phenomenon in recent memory. The cloud has the potential to reduce total cost of
ownership (TCO) while enabling quicker responses to fast-moving markets and ever-changing customer needs.
“Being able to flex your compute resources based on changes in volume and customer demand increases agility,
making going to the cloud a very attractive proposition for our customers,” says Brian Johnston, chief technology
officer for QTS in Overland Park, Kansas, a provider of data center solutions and fully managed services.
À medida que a popularidade da nuvem aumentou, cresceu também o número de soluções e fornecedores. No entanto, muitas organizações não têm uma estratégia coerente para inserir o modelo de nuvem em seus data centers. Com tantas opções de nuvem para escolher, como os líderes de TI podem decidir qual é o melhor caminho a seguir para sua organização – especialmente quando há prioridades conflitantes entre os diferentes usuários de negócios?
A medida que ha aumentado la popularidad de la nube, también ha aumentado el número de soluciones y proveedores. Pero aún así, muchas organizaciones carecen de una estrategia coherente para llevar el modelo de la nube a sus data centers. Con tantas opciones en la nube para elegir, ¿cómo pueden los líderes de TI decidir sobre la mejor opción a seguir para su organización, especialmente cuando hay prioridades contradictorias entre los diferentes usuarios?
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
This paper outlines the difficult challenges faced by all businesses in creating exceptional customer experiences. And discusses the value of a contact center that supports all channels, disaster recovery and data analytics. Contact Centers today must manage cultural change throughout the organization to truly meet customers’ expectations. Read on to learn best practices for taking the lead in creating customer journeys that engender loyalty, delivers satisfaction, and drives revenues.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Enterprises today continue to differentiate themselves with cloud applications – any application that needs to be always-on, distributed, scalable, real-time, and contextual. With DataStax Enterprise, DataStax delivers comprehensive data management with a unique always-on architecture that accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) powers these cloud applications that require data distribution across data centers and clouds, by using a secure, operationally simple platform. At its core, DSE offers the industry’s best distribution of Apache Cassandra™.
This paper provides a summary of the features and functionality of DataStax Enterprise that make it the best choice for companies that are looking to leverage the promise of Apache Cassandra™ for production environments.
Today's IT departments are increasingly challenged by the complexity of managing disparate components within their data centers. Rapidly proliferating silos of server, storage, and networking resources combined with numerous management tools and operational processes have led to crippling inefficiencies and costs.
To meet the challenges of IT organizations, Cisco and F5 have developed a shared architectural vision and joint solution to simplify networking and solve pain points in next-generation data centers. The solution extends the F5 Synthesis architecture and programmable Software-Defined Application Services (SDAS) within the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), helping customers efficiently deliver applications that are fast, secure and available. Read the whitepaper to learn more.
With server virtualization now well established in the world's datacenters, IT leaders are turning their attention to virtualizing and centralizing desktop PCs to address some of their toughest computing challenges:
. Managing complex end-user hardware and software infrastructure
. Securing networks and information assets
. Supporting a global workforce in an environment of constant change
Private cloud is one of the critical deployment architectures IT teams are adopting as they transition to a service-centric delivery model. More than 75% of organizations? already use private clouds to lower costs, increase agility and exert greater control over security, data protection and compliance.
The transition to private cloud represents a paradigm shift in how IT is provisioned and data centers are deployed. Virtualization is expanding beyond servers into storage and networking, while software-defined models allow new levels of agility through advanced automation and orchestration.
The Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is an overarching philosophy for implementing better data centers. The most basic way to think about an SDDC is as a combination of virtualized computing resources, plus software-defined storage and networking. In addition, SDDC often includes overarching security aspects: in other words, SDDC abstracts and automates all the compute, storage and networking aspects that are traditionally physical, and it can put that automation and abstraction to use in enhancing security.
Datacenters experience constant change under pressure from technology and business drivers. IT systems are becoming more, not less complex as new technologies are introduced, and IT staffs are not growing to keep pace with the growth in size and complexity of the typical datacenter. Windows administrators need to radically simplify both complex and routine tasks if they are going to effectively respond to the constant pressure to deliver increasing value with limited resources. The most effective thing Windows administrators can do to address this issue is to minimize duties associated with maintaining the existing infrastructure.
Traditional methods for provisioning and maintaining storage resources are no longer sufficient to achieving business goals due to the fact that technology layers mask the relationship of application workloads to the physical storage devices that support them. The broad adoption of disruptive technologies - including cloud, virtualization, mobility, software-defined data centers, and big data - have introduced new and more challenging requirements for enterprise IT. Find our more in this whitepaper.
This paper sponsored by HP & Intel introduces a next-generation storage option for virtual and cloud data centers. Learn how to overcome the flexibility and scalability challenges of outdated storage solutions.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Oct 12, 2012
Consolidating IT infrastructures is a continuing trend, particularly in an uncertain economy with organizations looking to reduce costs. Download and learn to maximize the data center of the future and consolidate without compromise.