Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
Intelligent N+X Redundancy, Placement Affinities, & Future Proofing in the Virtualized Data Center
Virtualization brought about the ability to simplify business continuity management in IT. Workload portability and data replication capabilities mean that physical infrastructure failures no longer need impact application services, and they can rapidly be recovered even in the event of complete site failure.
However, Enterprises and Service Providers face new challenges ensuring they have enough compute capacity in their virtualized data centers to support their business continuity requirements, while at the same time not over provisioning infrastructure capacity resulting in unnecessary capital expenditure.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
In this paper, we outline the need for “Software-Driven Control” – the intelligence or “control plane” that can take advantage of these new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers to bridge the gap between software-defined flexibility and the true business potential of the Software-Defined Datacenter.
Whether you’re serving customers, partners, or internal users through two data centers or twenty, you want all users to have the best experience. Global load balancing (GLB) is the effective management and balancing of the Internet traffic to and from your data centers and cloud service providers and has become critical to growing enterprise ecommerce revenue, serving customers and empowering employee productivity.
Published By: Mindtree
Published Date: Nov 01, 2016
Learn how to cut costs so you can self-fund growth initiatives. An expert Managed Services guide can help you map a smart path to streamlining processes, outsourcing services and rearchitecting systems. With a customized plan in place, your Managed Services provider can begin to optimize IT and increase efficiencies through continuous improvements.
Discover how Managed Services providers:
Guarantee savings every year so you can invest in growth opportunities such as digital and analytics
Optimize the run-the-business side of IT to accelerate innovation
Deliver continuous improvements to productivity, quality and time to market
Seventy-five percent of enterprise organizations currently use some type of cloud service from cloud providers that offer new capabilities and economies of scale. No single cloud, however, is guaranteed to meet all your needs today and in the future. Learn about a flexible, hybrid, multicloud approach that keeps you free to choose the right cloud resources for business at hand.
Merchants and service providers that process credit card payments must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), now at Version 3.0. Whether the transaction occurs in a store or online, and regardless of the environment, from physical Point of Sale devices, to virtualized servers, or web servers in a public cloud, PCI DSS 3.0 mandates that these organizations are responsible for the security of their customers’ cardholder data. Read this white paper to learn more about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0.
Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility. That means customers and cloud service providers must work together to protect applications and data, meet compliance regulations, and ensure business continuity. Watch this video to learn more about cloud security through Trend Micro Deep Security.
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Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Enterprises grapple with a host of challenges that are spurring the creation of hybrid clouds: collections of computing infrastructure spread across multiple data centers and multiple cloud providers. This new concept often provokes uncertainty, which must be addressed head on.
As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Cloud consumers want to avoid
vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers. They want to be able to move servers and storage around without a negative impact on application availability.
The good news is that more solutions become available every day, but with a learning curve and numerous management challenges and considerations.
This CITO Research paper provides advice for managers about how to c
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
A leading U.S.-based financial services firm was faced with the growing challenge of providing consistent application performance to a vast employee base and nationwide network of partners. The company turned to Equinix to help redesign its network, both to
improve performance and prepare for a move to a cloud-enabled environment. Equinix worked with the firm to deploy bi-coastal Equinix Performance Hubs, extension nodes of the company’s existing network placed in strategically located Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. A Performance Hub moves services closer to end users and provides direct access to networks and cloud providers. By deploying
Performance Hubs, the customer created a high-performance services platform for its business. The result was a dramatic decrease in network latency, improvements in application performance and an enhanced user experience.
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 19, 2015
Collaboration services, email, managed services, and backups and disaster recovery are the most common current use cases for cloud services, according to the results of a new SANS survey on cloud security. The 485 IT professionals who participated in the survey reported using a variety of cloud providers and service models, including software-as-aservice (SaaS) cloud offerings, along with a fairly even mix of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) implementations. Most respondents said they are investing in both public and private clouds as needs dictate.
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
AWS is the most widely deployed public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution in the world and is a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IaaS (see "Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service"). AWS offers a large number of built-in security capabilities (see Note 1), and questions on the proper practices for securing workloads in AWS are increasing.1
AWS is a not a "consumer grade" IaaS cloud. It is a market leader, with a portfolio of security capabilities and security ecosystem partners unmatched by other IaaS providers. However, simply moving existing workloads to AWS without rethinking security tools, processes and system management will result in workloads that are less secure than they were when located within enterprise data centers. Conversely, a properly managed and secured workload in AWS will be at least as — and, in most cases, more — secure than in an enterprise data center.
Published By: LogicNow
Published Date: Mar 10, 2016
Our annual health check of the global IT support market looks at the relationships between IT Service Providers and IT departments and asks, are the two sides working together in harmony, or in a state of Discord? Based on the views of over 1,300 IT departments and almost 700 IT Service Providers, this report delivers the data and vital insights that will help every IT Service Provider to focus on improving sales figures, growing their portfolio and ensuring their service matches customer expectations.
Overlook at your peril!
The rise of mobile applications, the shift from on-premises to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and the reliance on third-party services has increased the complexity application delivery. Online Operations and Site Reliability teams in firms of all types are now responsible for many parts of the application delivery chain. When things go wrong, no matter where, they’re expected to react quickly to minimize the impact on their customers. The challenge for application providers is that users may often experience service degradation when the application stack seems to be working perfectly fine, making troubleshooting extremely difficult. Download now to learn more!
Engaging a cloud service provider (CSP) for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now common practice for enterprise IT. It is essential to make the right choice of providers and services, particularly as it relates to security practices, data privacy, and operational capabilities. Be sure to put potential Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partners under the microscope by asking them the right questions about how they will secure your most essential information.
Published By: Commscope
Published Date: Jun 25, 2019
The less you hear about your building’s network, the better.
Enterprise networks rarely make the news unless the news is bad—and an unplanned outage is about as bad as it gets. In 2017, a tech’s typo at one of the world’s largest cloud services providers took a large swath of servers offline for four agonizing hours. According to one estimate, it cost S&P 500 companies $150 million—and U.S. financial-service companies $160 million—in lost revenue.
Of course, the financial hit is just one aspect of an outage. The true cost also includes lost productivity and damage to your reputation. As our reliance on ITC infrastructure increases, the cost of an unplanned outage will only go up.
Published By: Concentric
Published Date: Mar 27, 2009
Email, calendaring, collaboration, and mobility solutions are moving from corporate data centers to service provider networks. Service providers can realize far greater economies of scale than most businesses and deliver higher levels of service to more users at a lower cost; in fact, the fewer the users, the higher cost for each. Concentric Hosted Exchange is a fast, reliable and affordable solution for email, calendaring, collaboration, and mobility based on Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft Outlook® 2007. Concentric Hosted Exchange provides all of the benefits of Microsoft Exchange and Outlook 2007 without the up-front infrastructure costs or ongoing overhead.
The business of taking care of remote hardware and software has never been bigger:-Managed systems and services for retail, point of sale, hospitality, and other distributed operations are a hot growth area.- Enterprise help desks manage an increasingly dispersed array of hardware and software.- Enterprise software providers are moving to managed services and other value added support offerings to preserve margins in the face of increasing price pressure.
This white paper, intended for a management-level audience, describes why and how any organization can implement secure Internet single sign-on with a federated identity management system. Learn more today!
Web Services are emerging as the preeminent method for program-to-program communication across corporate networks as well as the Internet. Securing web Services has been a challenge until recently, as typical Web authentication and authorization techniques employed browser-to-server architectures (not program-to-program). This resulted in user identity ending at the Web Application Server, forcing the Web Services Provider to trust blindly that the Web Services Requester had established identity and trust with the end user.
With the success of single sign-on (SSO) inside the enterprise, users are calling for interoperability outside of the enterprise’s security domain to outsourced services, including business process outsourcing (BPO) and software as a service (SaaS) providers, and trading partners, as well as within the enterprise to affiliates and subsidiaries. Learn more today!
Published By: Arkadin
Published Date: Sep 11, 2013
Unified Communications (UC) transforms the workplace, making it more productive, efficient and effective. Hosted UC service providers remotely deliver and manage various communications services using shared resources enabling customers to consolidate and outsource much, or possibly all, of their communications and collaborations needs for a fixed monthly cost. This whitepaper details the top reasons to consider a hosted unified communication solution for your enterprise.