To out-innovate and out-pace their competition, organizations must be on a consistent path to keep their infrastructure
modern. IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting
applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. In fact, respondents to ESG’s ongoing research consistently
cite cost reduction as one of the top business drivers affecting their IT spending. When asked in a research survey how
their organizations intended to contain costs in 2017, 27% of respondents said that they would be purchasing new
technologies with better ROI.
Moving applications and workloads to the cloud has become a major goal for most IT decision-makers. But cloud migration can come with challenges and pitfalls for organizations that haven’t done their homework. This paper examines some real-world examples of organizations that successfully made the transition with the help of an experienced vendor with bold new ideas
Demand for flash storage is surging, but IT organizations are hard-pressed to align their data protection efforts with the realities of today’s infrastructure and application requirements in an increasingly flash-based environment.
To compete in today’s world, business
leaders are placing increased demands
on IT. Unfortunately, many IT
departments are not able to deliver
future innovation with their current
infrastructure, applications and
processes. To meet these demands, IT
must digitally transform the enterprise
through the adoption of cloud native
practices, allowing them to both
optimize and transform their existing
infrastructure and applications. Recent
Avanade research supports this
thinking, finding that 88% of senior IT
decision-makers believe that IT
modernization is crucial to addressing
the emerging requirements of the
On the upside, those surveyed also
indicated that by modernizing their IT
infrastructures they expect to deliver
real business results, such as boosting
annual revenue by 14%, while at the
same time reducing business operating
costs by 13%1
. For many, this sounds
like a winning strategy but what does it
mean to adopt cloud native
approaches, and how does it impact
This Forrester research looks at how 7 full-stack public cloud development platform providers perform against a 31-criteria evaluation. The most important vendors — Alibaba, AWS, CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle — were researched, assessed, and scored.
Download the complete report and find out how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery professionals make the right choices.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Dec 27, 2018
Today’s data volume, variety, and velocity has made relational database nearly obsolete for handling certain types of workloads. But it’s also put incredible strain on regular NoSQL databases. The key is to find one that can deliver the infinite scale and high availability required to support high volume, web-scale applications in clustered environments. This white paper details the capabilities and uses case of an Active Everywhere database
If you’re dealing with the high cost and complexities of
delivering reliable wide area connectivity over traditional
carrier-based networks, you’re probably considering
some form of software-defined wide area networking
(SD-WAN). With the variety of constraints that you face,
selecting the right SD-WAN solution for your enterprise
may require a few compromises. Security, however,
should not be one of them.
There are various models for combining SD-WAN and
network security, but only one that can truly be called
“secure SD-WAN.” Fortinet, the most trusted name
in network security, has leveraged its industry-leading
FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) to deliver
integrated best-of-breed SD-WAN capabilities. Powered
by the new FortiOS 6.0 operating system, SD-WANenabled
FortiGate solutions provide the right level of
service for every application, while ensuring effective
protection from advanced evolving threats across your
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Upgrading your network doesn’t have to be a big headache. Get the Securosis report Scaling Network Security and scale security controls and policy without starting over. Discover your options for improving security architecture on your terms, using existing infrastructure and intelligently applying security controls at scale without major overhauls. With this approach, your network protection can evolve with applications, attackers and technology—even in today’s demanding 100Gbps network environment.
Robots play a key role in achieving manufacturing efficiencies and reducing labor intensive operations across diverse industries. Traditional machine vision has its limitations, however—typically, it can only conduct defect detection and classification based on fixed rules and work in fixed environments. To add on, the complexity of robotic system design poses challenges for many manufacturers to identify and integrate subsystems from multiple vendors.
The future of robot and machine solutions is a production environment where devices, machines, robots, and sensors are interoperable.
Find out how NexCOBOT integrates AI-driven vision capabilities into robotics to improve quality and accuracy over traditional machine vision—as well as providing an open and modular solution for users to develop a robot control system that best fits their particular application requirements.
Advanced image analysis and computer vision are key components of today’s AI revolution and is becoming critical for a wide range of industry applications, including healthcare, where this technology is being used to detect anomalies and improve patient care. Due to a lack of integrated tools and experience with these cutting-edge technologies, however, deploying complete systems is difficult.
Applications that utilize deep learning approaches often require large amounts of highly parallel compute power, storage, and networking capabilities, along with performance optimizations for faster data analysis. The Intel and QNAP/IEI solution combines all these elements in one complete system for scalable data management for hospitals and clinics of all sizes.
Read more on Intel’s and QNAP/IEI’s real-world use case on macular degeneration analysis through high-performance computing, vision capabilities, storage, and networking in a single solution.
This paper is for IT development executives looking to gain control of open source software as part of a multi-source development process. You can gain significant management control over open source software use in your development organization. Today, many IT executives, enterprise architects, and development managers in leading companies have gained management control over the externally-sourced software used by their application development groups. Download this free paper to discover how.
Migrations to the cloud sometimes face difficulties in transitioning apps, operational inconsistencies, and incongruent networks. VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand hybrid cloud service designed to preserve existing investments and legacy applications, while reaping the rewards of cloud scalability and flexibility.
But what are the right use cases for VMware Cloud on AWS, and how do you best approach this new solution? Download our webinar to find answers to both questions, and to see specific use cases like migration, disaster recovery, and M&A integration.
Download our webinar to learn
How to prepare and validate your environment for integration
The right circumstances for and expected benefits of deploying VMware Cloud on AWS
The value of deploying a right-sized VMware Cloud on AWS environment based on your application needs
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Jan 07, 2019
Digital disruptors are giving customers the information they want, when, where, and how they want it, resulting in a fundamental shift in customer expectations and how enterprises deliver value. As enterprises move towards adopting these modern applications and achieving data autonomy, the data layer and cloud infrastructure they run on can make a huge impact.
In this eBook, we’ll take a look at why DataStax and Azure combine to make the ideal data layer for contextual, always on, real-time, distributed, and scalable applications.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Dec 27, 2018
Digital transformation has driven unprecedented connectivity throughout government agencies. Users want to work in dynamic applications that reside on
premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment. They also expect to access data, including Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), from anywhere - and
from any type of device.
No matter what your organization size, emerging technologies will impact you. Choosing the right path is a critical decision. Oracle can help automotive companies with a powerful combination of cloud technology and business applications.
No matter what your organization size, emerging technologies will impact you. Choosing the right path is a critical decision. Oracle can help manufacturers with a powerful combination of cloud technology and business applications.
In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for conversational computing platforms, we identified the seven most significant providers — Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nuance Communications, Oracle, and Rulai — in the category and evaluated them. This report details our findings about how each vendor scored against nine criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Application developers should use this review to select the right partners for their conversational computing platform needs.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: May 09, 2018
ERP Must-Haves for Finance: Leave behind cumbersome reporting, spreadsheets, and data
that offers zero insights. IDC MarketScape has put together a guide to help you find the best finance and
accounting applications. Read an excerpt of the report to learn today’s must-have ERP capabilities and
why the IDC MarketScape positioned Workday in the Leaders category.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
Healthcare leaders are facing increasing pressure to eliminate inefficiencies and add
value across the entire organization. And many are turning to the cloud. Read the Becker’s Hospital
Review brief “The Role Cloud Applications Play in Improving Hospitals’ Bottom Line” for important
considerations when choosing a cloud-based system.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jan 17, 2019
Enterprise software upgrades have traditionally been a real headache. But do they have to be? See how the experience of a major application upgrade process differs for two CIOs—one using on-premise software and one using Workday.
Windows 10 requires 32% more graphics consumption than Windows 7, which means in a virtual desktop environment, the end user experiences slow performance, and applications that won’t launch.
When the OS is deployed using graphics processing units (GPUs) these additional processing requirements can be offloaded, enhancing overall performance.
Download this white paper to learn 4 ways GPUs can help improve your Windows 10 deployments in a virtualized environment.
Over the last several years, manufacturers have embraced cloud applications. According to one estimate, between 2013 and 2023 the percentage of manufacturing and distribution software delivered via software as a service (SaaS) will increase from 22% to 45%.1
Behind the scenes of the world’s leading industrial and manufacturing companies, a profound digital transformation is now underway .1
As with any profound transformation, the opportunities for competitive advantage and growth are enormous, but so are the challenges . How do you determine what your next digital transformation steps should be? How do you position your manufacturing business to take the next step—and the one after that?
This eBook will help you answer these questions . In it we will:
XX Introduce the role of visibility in digital transformation
XX Consider three key trends that are shaping the future of manufacturing by delivering the visibility that enables transformation:
– Growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)
– The advance of analytics
– The migration of applications to the cloud
XX Identify the traits you need in your core systems to take advantage of these trends—giving you the visibility to identify and take the steps that will help transform your business into
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
How Security Solutions Enable Cloud Success Cloud applications have transformed how organizations conduct business, increasing productivity and reducing costs. However, moving to the cloud means critical data now flows outside the organization’s traditional security boundaries. Unsurprisingly, security concerns still rank as the number one reason for not using cloud services. Read the eBook to find out the five information security lessons learned from transitioning to the cloud.
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