Agile Integration Methodology: Container-Based and Microservices-Aligned Lightweight Integration Runtimes - This paper explores the merits of agile integration architecture--a container-based, decentralized, and microservices-aligned approach for integration solutions that meets the demands of agility, scalability, and resilience required by digital transformation.
Published By: Masergy
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Digital transformation is reshaping the business landscape faster now than at any other time in history. While it once took decades to disrupt a market, natively digital companies have disrupted their industries in just half a decade. Digitization is creating new winners and losers at an unprecedented rate. Organizations that adopt a digital strategy will leapfrog the competition, while those that do not will risk becoming irrelevant within five years.
One important step in becoming a digital enterprise is gaining agility—that is, having the ability to take advantage of market opportunities faster than the competition. Although achieving business agility has become a top goal for IT and business leaders, it cannot be realized if companies lack an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent an estimated $14 billion on technology in 2018 to make IT more agile, according to ZK Research.
However, one part of IT that has yet to evolve and lacks flexibility is the ente
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 09, 2018
As applications and services become more central to business strategy, and as distributed methodologies like agile and DevOps change the way teams operate, it is critical for IT leaders to find a way to integrate their backend systems, legacy systems, and teams in an agile, adaptable way. This e-book details an architecture called agile integration, consisting of three technology pillars—distributed integration, containers, and APIs—to deliver flexibility, scalability, and reusability.
In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common thought was public cloud is less expensive than private cloud. We now know that is not true in all cases. Savvy businesses realise hybrid IT, which includes both offpremises and on-premises services, enables better agility. After initial experience with public cloud offerings, businesses learned that many workloads are best hosted onpremises, primarily due to security, compliance, performance, control, and cost issues.
Im heutigen Zeitalter bahnbrechender digitaler Neuerungen müssen Unternehmen agiler handeln, um Geschäftschancen nutzen zu können. Viele haben dabei auf die Cloud Computing-Technologie gesetzt, da sie darauf ausgerichtet ist, die Agilität zu verbessern, die Skalierbarkeit zu steigern und die Kosten zu senken. Bei der Umstellung auf die Cloud mussten viele Unternehmen aber feststellen, dass das damit verbundene Maß an Sicherheit, Compliance und Leistung ihren Anforderungen nicht in vollem Umfang gerecht wird. Bisher war man zudem allgemein der Meinung, dass eine Public Cloud kostengünstiger als eine Private Cloud ist. Heute wissen wir, dass dies nicht in allen Fällen zutrifft. Kluge Unternehmen haben erkannt, dass Hybrid IT, die sowohl externe als auch lokale Services umfasst, mehr Agilität ermöglicht.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jun 19, 2017
Gartner reports that 75% to 80% of organizations are using some form of agile project management process.
Although agile project management has been around for many years, the way we adapt it has changed significantly, especially as project portfolio management (PPM) practices have evolved.
In today’s businesses, technology plays a crucial role in our success, but technology can also make things more uncertain. This uncertainty has given us the motive to be more flexible and requires a “think on your feet” mentality. For this reason, we've seen a big spike in Agile PPM over the last few years. So how do we continue to deliver stability and efficiency, the result of traditional style PPM, while also giving in to necessary risks that lead to innovation and competitive edge?
It’s simple: accept the value in each method, avoid the inevitable pains that may develop with segregation, and opt for a unified agile and traditional PPM model.
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Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
While just about everyone is writing about how IT and the businesses it serves need to be transformed, the actual industry answers to both digital and IT transformation remain unclear at best. Are transformational initiatives all about analytics and big data? Or are they about the move to cloud in all its varieties? Support for mobile? More agile ways of working and developing software? Or are they actually all about crafting teams to promote more proactive dialog between the business and IT?
The truth is, of course, digital and IT transformation depend on all of the above and more. They also depend on a resilient infrastructure that’s easily adapted to changing business priorities without requiring long hours spent on maintenance, updates, and addressing problems of service availability. But making all this work clearly and cohesively is far beyond the purview of almost any solution today—whether from a software management perspective or from a hardware infrastructure perspective.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a nationally recognized fully integrated academic medical center and health system, is dedicated to improving patient care and advancing medical research. However, its aging legacy IT infrastructure had to be modernized in order to meet the requirements of the business.
Wake Forest Health turned to market-leading EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE to simplify IT operations and drive business efficiency. In addition to multiple VCE Vblock® systems, the Vblock 540 with EMC XtremIO all-flash storage enabled significant improvements in application infrastructure performance and agility. After deploying the Vblock 540, Wake Forest experienced an overall 30 percent performance improvement to end
users and decreased the time needed for storage provisioning from 24 hours to less than an hour.
Read this white paper to find out more about how EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE helped Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center modernize its business.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a nationally recognized fully integrated academic medical center and health system, is dedicated to improving patient care and advancing medical research. However, its aging, legacy infrastructure had to be modernized in order to meet the demands of its ecosystem.
Wake Forest chose market-leading EMC converged infrastructure from VCE in order to simplify IT operations and drive business efficiency. VCE Vblock® Systems built on EMC XtremIO all-flash storage enabled significant improvements in application infrastructure performance and agility, delivering an overall 30 percent performance improvement to end-users.
Read this white paper to find out more about how EMC converged solutions from VCE helped Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center modernize its business.
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants prides itself on the personalized connection between hotel staff and guests. In order to be successful, their IT infrastructure needs to be agile, secure, and reliable.
After deploying EMC converged infrastructure from VCE, Kimpton achieved a 25 percent reduction in operating expenses, and they can now stand up virtual machines (VMs) in minutes to capitalize on business opportunities, compared to days or weeks with the old infrastructure. Read this customer case study to find out more about how Kimpton was able to reduce their costs while improving the performance of their IT environment.
As an IT organization becomes increasingly agile, both the IT organization and the supported business will see improved results. Read on to find out how you company could follow the same transformation.
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Today’s markets move with incredible speed. You’re bombarded with new competitive threats every day— new companies, new products, and new technologies. At the same time, opportunities are opening up like never before, all demanding sophisticated evaluations and quick decisions.
To varying degrees, your competitors may already be adopting agile, and their resulting ability to sense, create and adapt to change may soon leave you at a competitive disadvantage. Your organization can’t afford to be in reactionary mode any longer. You need the ability to anticipate change—and to embrace and capitalize on it quickly and with confidence.
Today’s adaptive enterprises have to leverage data to remain flexible and responsive, but they need the right data.
But it isn’t easy: Many companies struggle to improve technical execution while maintaining the visibility executives need. That’s why we created CA PPM + CA Agile Central, a seamless integration of our agile-management and business-portfolio management solutions. Together, they provide unparalleled visibility into both funding and work across every level of your organization.
Several years into the app economy, business has changed. Accelerating product cycles and competitive threats now demand continuous planning. Change is constant and managing it is more important than ever. As a result, companies that for years have taken a traditional approach to managing initiatives are moving rapidly to implement agile business practices. And they’re seeing results, in the form of improved quality, faster delivery of value, reduced development costs and increased customer satisfaction.
But this transition also creates new challenges and responsibilities for the project management office (PMO). In fact, the success of the transformation often hinges on the PMO’s ability to expand the underlying concepts of the agile development methodology into a companywide ethos¬—a concept known as business agility.
We implemented CA PPM + CA Agile Central within our own organization, to prove out its efficacy as a combined solution, and the results exceeded even our expectations.
CA PPM was used extensively in our Global Information Systems (GIS) division, which supports our 12,000 employees across the globe. In order to improve its competitiveness in today’s digital marketplace, GIS wanted to standardize its delivery approach, so they implemented CA Agile Central as well.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
"Tenable Research’s analysis shows that how the race begins is a key indicator of how it will end. But, security teams have the power to reclaim the advantage by developing a risk-centric mindset and more agile vulnerability management.
Download the report now to:
- Find out more about Tenable Research’s analysis of the 50 most prevalent vulnerabilities
- Get recommendations on how to reduce the attacker’s seven-day window of opportunity
- Learn how real-world threat actor activity can be leveraged to prioritize vulnerabilities for remediation and mitigate the attacker’s first-mover advantage"
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
Red Hat can help you deliver 348% ROI and achieve agile, high-performing infrastructures
Linux® has become the standard operating system for cloud infrastructure as well as the preferred delivery vehicle for modern applications. This is, in part, thanks to it being reliable environment that offers scale, security, and robust application support.
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux expands on this trust and credibility by offering a supported, hardened, enterprise environment that delivers on more efficient operational costs, better reliability and availability, and better scalability. These translate into a better return on investment (ROI) for our enterprise customers.
IDC’s study, “The Business Value of Red Hat Enterprise Linux,” interviewed 12 organizations to see how they’re using Red Hat Enterprise Linux to support their business operations. These organizations reported that Red Hat provides a cost-effective, efficient, and reliable operating environment.
There’s a lot to gain with Red H
Wenn Sie erfahren möchten, wie die Agilität und Servicebereitstellung mithilfe eines offenen, agilen Netzwerks optimiert werden kann, sollten Sie unser eBook zum Thema Virtualisierung lesen. Erfahren Sie, wie die physische und virtuelle Welt einander annähern können und wie Verbindungen über mehrere Rechenzentren hinweg vereinfacht werden können.
Over the years and across industries, it has been proven that increased automation leads to greater efficiency, enhanced productivity and a more agile way of doing business. The same is true for IT: as budgets dwindle, or become stretched to cover a greater range of responsibilities, the need for automation becomes more pronounced.
For most enterprises, 60 to 73 percent of enterprise data goes unused for business-intelligence (BI) and analytics efforts, according to Forrester.1
Data that is out of sight or out of date creates a competitive blind spot for businesses today. With customer demands, economic changes, and new trends and technologies evolving at a dizzying pace, staying relevant — not to mention competitive — requires that businesses access all available BI to be ?exible and agile. Businesses must have quick access to data that is comprehensive, accurate, current, and consumable in real time. A traditional infrastructure, where the online analytical processing (OLAP) platform and the online transaction processing (OLTP) platform are separate, makes ?exibility and agility difficult to achieve.
When a business has accurate, current data in hand, it can make real-time data-driven business decisions so that it can stay relevant and competitive, or even be a disruptor in its industry. One way that a busines
You can succeed in your digital transfomation and deliver applications and services faster, better, and safely.
How? With Enterprise Agile Delivery. Enterprise Agile Delivery brings a wealth of benefits to organizations and can be adopted by any Agile hybrid framework: SAFe, LESS, Nexus as well as Agile/lean frameworks like Scrum and Kanban.
Yet to achieve Eneterprise Agile Delivery, enterprises need an easy to use modern ALM tool for quick and successful onboarding. Download this white paper to understand how the right solution will help you:
• Strategiaclly align feature releases and backlogs with your overall business strategy
• Identify and prioritize dev and test activities with visibility into project waves and portfolios
• Make data-based decisons for safe releases with real-time insights and multidimensional views into delivery risks
• Sync business, dev, QA and release teams around shared objectives with automated coordination and communication
Agile and Lean are built on a foundation of continuous improvement: You need to inspect, learn from and adapt your performance to keep improving. Enhancing performance begins with having accurate, comprehensive data. The multitenant architecture of CA Agile Central is uniquely positioned to provide access to anonymized industry benchmarking data from tens of thousands of agile teams.
CA Agile Central Insights capabilities, part of a CA Agile Central Unlimited Edition subscription, provide performance metrics and benchmarking data for individual teams, teams of teams and even whole business units, departments and organizations.
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