If your company operates in the cloud, you’ve probably thought about investing in a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) — a group of integrated products that manage public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. That combination is what AHEAD calls an Enterprise Cloud. For an enterprise with a heavy private cloud emphasis, the right CMP can transform your VM provisioning, reducing a potentially weeks-long manual process to an automated one that finishes in a matter of minutes. And if you run one or more public clouds, the right CMP can help you take better control of your cloud services, manage your cloud spending, and architect your app platforms to run seamlessly in the cloud.
So Which CMP Will Work Best For You?
The first thing to consider is compatibility with your existing environment. For many enterprises, that’s going to put a premium on CMPs that integrate natively with VMware. For other businesses, compatibility with ServiceNow or support for multiple private and public clouds wi
You’re likely fast-tracking hybrid cloud to increase agility and reduce cost. But it’s a challenge to define the right mix of private cloud, public cloud, and traditional IT that best drives your enterprise strategy. HPE has the right hybrid cloud expertise, technologies, and partners to get you there faster.
Read this paper to further learn how:
- Leveraging cloud technology can help drive costs while enabling service-oriented IT.
- Private and hybrid cloud approached improve application delivery.
- Cloud implementations increase agility and help organizations adjust to meet customer and worker expectations.
- Dell Cloud features Intel® technology.
Read this white paper and learn how:
• Cloud technology bridges the gap between IT and the business, but on-premises cloud deployments often offer a lower TCO than the public cloud.
• Dell enables organizations to create and manage cloud solutions customized to unique needs.
• Organizations have several options for building a cloud infrastructure based on Dell solutions.
• In the realm of cloud computing, Dell differentiates itself through servers, storage, networking, and integration with infrastructure and management tools.
• Implementing a cloud environment requires stakeholder identification, as well as resources and capabilities.
We’re in the era of hybrid cloud, an integrated combination of public and private cloud environments. Most companies moving into the public cloud today are making strategic decisions about which applications should go to the cloud and which should stay on-premises. Get acquainted with hybrid cloud management strategies and solutions, and learn what critical components must be addressed as you plan your hybrid cloud environment.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
The migration from a traditional enterprise IT infrastructure architecture with separate servers,
separate traditional SAN, and separate hyperscale public cloud to an integrated hyperconverged
architecture including Server SAN and an integrated hybrid cloud is a profound change. Wikibon
explores the premise that the migration is justified, and the optimum hybrid cloud strategy is to
use the same architecture and software for both the on-premises True Private Cloud and the
public cloud services. Wikibon uses the term “True Hybrid Cloud” to describe this approach.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat which highlights the industry move to private cloud technology and hybrid cloud environments through dual-source virtualization wherein companies value security, performance and support in a quest to build the new IT paradigm.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
Find out how Red Hat® CloudForms gives IT administrators and managers a comprehensive solution to optimize their virtual, private cloud, and hybrid cloud infrastructures with advanced capacity planning and sophisticated resource management capabilities.
There is no doubt that enterprise cloud is a new and improved IT strategy. Cloud services have proven to improve organizational agility and reduce the burden of IT infrastructure and cost. Moving to the cloud is no longer a question of “if” but “when” and “how.” Most enterprises we interviewed are moving to cloud in phases over time and matching workloads to their perceptions of a vendor’s cloud capabilities that will best support their objectives. Many will require the ability and flexibility to support multivendor cloud and multiple deployment choices (e.g., public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud).
With the viability and importance of cloud computing now widely accepted by IT and business leaders alike, the focus of planning, discussion and implementation has shifted to the best approaches for using cloud computing to achieve the all important business goals of agility, flexibility and efficiency. From an architectural standpoint, most organizations have embraced some combination of public and private clouds — sometimes in isolation, other times in concert. But increasingly, large and small organizations alike are taking steps toward the next wave of cloud architecture: hybrid clouds.
Cloud computing adoption continues to expand as the overall benefits of cloud (cost efficiency, self-service, and IT standardization) are becoming more broadly recognized. While private cloud is the primary type of cloud infrastructure that is in use today, organizations are finding that cloud can no longer be a standalone IT sourcing and consumption model. Enterprises demand greater flexibility and scalability, leading them to invest in hybrid cloud models, which supply them with a seamless application, data, and management environment across all of their IT resources. IDC expects that the percentage of users who adopt private or public cloud models will diminish over the next several years, as enterprises increasingly choose to implement a hybrid cloud model.
For a network that better supports your cloud and brings the most value possible to your business, its design has to be considered in the early stages of cloud planning. Read the white paper "Networking for cloud computing" to discover specific networking considerations for public, private and hybrid clouds.
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
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 25, 2017
Transitioning from traditional IT to cloud IT is not an all-at-once, big bang effort. Rather, the cloud adoption process should be an agile, incremental process. And the first part of that process is understanding the different cloud models. Contrary to popular belief, cloud isn’t necessarily only public cloud, multi-tenant, and hosted in a vendor’s data center. It can also be private cloud, single-tenant, and/or hosted in a corporate data center. Often the best solution is a hybrid combination of these options. This paper will show you the advantages of hybrid cloud applications and explore the considerations you should make to find an optimal solution for your organization.
Some organizations have carefully crafted strategies for cloud technology adoption; but for most, their journey to the cloud has been an ad hoc affair. Many have deployed applications in a number of different clouds: public clouds, private clouds, and even combinations of the two. While public and private clouds demonstrate how effective they can be in enabling companies to deploy applications quickly, hybrid cloud strategies prove the value of hosting applications in both cloud and on-premises environments. Similarly, SaaS offerings transform the way businesses interact with customers, partners, and vendors.
Discover how NetApp is addressing the challenges of government agencies moving to private, public and hybrid cloud models with a shared storage infrastructure. Read this informative paper to learn more.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2015
A truly hybrid IT infrastructure should support any and all workload types, letting applications run optimally on their own natural footprints or environments, whether bare-metal servers, scale-up virtualization, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), from either private or public clouds. It should not be a singular environment that (unsuccessfully) attempts to handle all types of workloads, nor should it consist of separate IT infrastructures that cannot communicate with each other. The Red Hat® portfolio provides the open hybrid IT fabric required to seamlessly enable both traditional (stateful) and new, agile, cloud-native (stateless) workloads.
To gain transformational benefit from a private and/or hybrid cloud deployment, I&O leaders should look beyond provisioning compute and storage to address the networking domain; those that don't will sacrifice business agility.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Jun 18, 2015
The whitepaper delivers a pragmatic analysis of cloud reality that explains:
-The factors that could make your cloud initiative fail
-The necessity of automating core network services
-The results a global pharmaceutical firm achieved
Download and learn how to reclaim the promised benefits of private and hybrid cloud.
Ultimately, it is up to you and your organization to determine how your version of the cloud works. Whether you are migrating to the cloud, managing the cloud, or fine-tuning and optimizing, your success still depends on raising and answering a lot of questions.
This ebook shows you some real-world stories from Puppet customers using the cloud for development and testing environments, internal private clouds, native cloud applications, and hybrid cloud deployments. We'll explain the benefits to look forward to — like portability, flexibility, saved time and cut costs — and the potential pitfalls to avoid.
Download this ebook to learn the pitfalls to avoid, and some real-world successes in the cloud from companies like Wells Fargo, 1-800 Flowers, and HP.
Juniper Networks hybrid cloud architecture enables enterprises to build secure, high performance environments across private and public cloud data centers. The easy-tomanage, scalable architecture keeps operational costs down, allowing users to do more with fewer resources. Security is optimized by the space-efficient Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways, which are next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) with fully integrated, cloud-informed threat intelligence that offers outstanding performance, scalability, and integrated security services. Designed for high-performance security environments and seamless integration of networking, along with advanced malware detection with Juniper Sky™ Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), application visibility and control, and intrusion prevention on a single platform, the SRX Series firewalls are best suited for enterprise hybrid cloud deployments.
In reality, many applications are far from cloud ready, and some never will be. But almost every new application will be cloud enabled. So how do you evolve your data center into a private cloud and drive hybrid IT by connecting to public clouds, yet still cater for the needs of your legacy software? To try and understand the path to the cloud in greater detail, we’ve created this Infobrief from an extended interview conducted by the team at DatacenterDynamics with Juniper Networks’ Andy Ingram, the Global Vice President for Data Center and Cloud.
According to this global survey, in three years more than half of all IT services will be delivered via private, public and hybrid clouds. This study highlights the challenges faced by IT organizations as they move into a new role as “cloud brokers” and how a common data platform can help enable seamless data management across multiple clouds.