Enterprises look to private clouds for more than just virtual infrastructure provisioning. Private cloud vendors have started to bundle additional capabilities into their solutions, including pervasive VM management capabilities, design tools for complex application templates, and service catalogs.
Over the next 12 months, more than half of enterprises will prioritize building internal private clouds. Today, the most common approach is through the purchase of commercial software to layer atop existing infrastructure resources. Regardless of the approach you choose, there’s no shortage of tools to support your efforts.
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In a growing business everyone – and everything – counts. You literally can’t afford underperforming employees, and lack of direction can be fatal. If you want long-term success, you really need to focus on where you’re going, what you need to get there, and put plans in place to make that happen.
Growing businesses are typically more likely to use instructor led training (ILT) than e-learning. But ILT is expensive, tricky to coordinate over multiple locations, dependent on instructors’ schedules, and really really difficult to finish off outside office hours or off-site. Time for a change?
Take a structured approach to designing your cloud applications. This cloud computing architecture e-book focuses on architecture, design, and implementation—considerations that apply no matter which cloud platform you choose. The guide includes steps for:
Choosing the right cloud application architecture style for your app or solution.
Selecting appropriate compute and data store technologies.
Incorporating 10 design principles to build a scalable, resilient, and manageable application.
Following the five pillars of software quality to ensure your cloud app is successful.
Using design patterns that specifically apply to the problem you’re trying to solve.
Download the 300-page cloud architecture e-book to explore these best practices, and get access to design review checklists, reference architectures, and more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 29, 2015
EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution Brings Private and Public Cloud Together - This Analyst Report addresses the challenge of managing and administering both on-premises private cloud and off-premises public cloud models together. The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution simplifies deployment of a hybrid cloud operating model, enabling IT to become a broker of trusted cloud services sourced from on-prem private clouds and off-prem public clouds, enabling IT to support the ever-expanding set of workloads their business requires.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
Flexera’s Software Vulnerability Research allows effective reduction of the attack surface for cybercriminals, providing access to verified vulnerability intelligence from Secunia Research covering all applications and systems across all platforms. It drives a prioritized remediation process by handling vulnerability workflows, tickets and alerts, and describes the steps to mitigate the risk of costly breaches.
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
It’s hard for enterprise security analysts to get reliable and trusted information about software vulnerabilities and then identify and filter that data for just the products that matter to their organization. Those challenges lead to wasted time and effort.
A five-year-long quest for software-defined application delivery and services came to a fruitful end for this $4 billion enterprise when they chose Avi Networks and Cisco ACI as part of their move to a next generation data center architecture. Avi Networks represented the perfect complement to the network automation benefits delivered by Cisco ACI at the company.
This buyer’s guide for load balancers is based on research, best practices, and conversations with network administrators and IT operations teams at over 110 Global 2000 enterprises. It presents guidelines for choosing application services that mirror the needs of modern data centers and public cloud initiatives.
The guide is organized in sections, starting with a pre-assessment of your current application delivery capabilities. With data gathered from your pre-assessment, you can review the considerations involved in creating a software-defined application services strategy; identify opportunities to improve automation of application services and operations. Finally, use the software-defined application services checklist at the end of the guide to identify key priorities in your choice of application service solutions for your enterprise.
To power your new and legacy applications and workloads, different IT environments are required based on your unique industry and application needs. Organizations need the right mix of traditional infrastructure, private cloud, and public cloud with consistent management and control software to meet the demands for agility and excellent user experience.
Published By: CDW - EMC
Published Date: Apr 07, 2016
IT infrastructure is no longer just supporting the business; it is the business enabler. Infrastructure must support constant business demands for new applications and services with limited budgets and resources. Yet there is limited time to constantly evaluate and integrate hardware, software and networking solutions to meet continuously evolving requirements. Create an automated, dynamic infrastructure that adapts to your business demands with the VCE VxRail™ Appliance.
Published By: CDW - EMC
Published Date: Apr 07, 2016
The EMC VNX family delivers industry-leading innovation and enterprise capabilities for file and block storage in a scalable, easy-to-use unified storage solution. VNX storage combines powerful and flexible hardware with advanced efficiency, management, and protection software to meet your economical, and performance needs.
With the VNX you can consolidate multiple workloads and still enjoy the best economics for yoru virtual and physical applications without compromise. The VNX allows you to enjoy the performance of flash at the cost-effectiveness of disk for all your mixed workloads.
With industry leading application integration, you can start small and scale to multi-petabyte environments, you can utilize automated storage tiering, encryption, local and remote protection all while knowing that VNX is trusted by tens of thousands of customers.
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!
Traditional performance management solutions were built for applications owned by the enterprise and run inside the corporate network. The explosive adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud applications have brought new performance management challenges that push the limits of the enterprise infrastructure and break these traditional approaches. In this white paper, we examine why existing solutions don’t work for the modern enterprise and discuss a fundamentally different approach that is needed to address the new challenges. Download now to learn more!
The SANS 20 Critical Security Controls are known for driving effective security programs across government agencies, establishing guidelines for security professionals to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information technology assets. This paper describes how automating these controls using QualysGuard can protect your organization with continuous security while drastically lowering costs.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Dec 29, 2011
Performance plays a vital role in the success of your online applications and web-based content - whether you are processing millions of transactions, delivering business-critical software or servicing a massive gaming community. Research shows that even one second of delay on a typical website can result in 7% fewer customer conversions. For many businesses, that means lost revenue and damage to their brand. As cloud is becoming an increasingly viable infrastructure choice for enterprise applications, it is essential to select a high-performance cloud service that will support the best possible experience for your end users.
Determining the right cloud solution for your needs also necessitates thorough analysis of the level of security, control, customization and support your business requires. In this webcast, thought leaders from Gartner and Internap outline the performance factors that affect your cloud decision-making process and discuss how to optimize your IT Infrastructure to create satisfied end users.
Using open source code is not necessarily a problem, but not knowing what open source you’re using can be extremely dangerous, particularly when so much open source contains security flaws. In fact, the latest Future of Open Source Survey found that:
- 55 percent of respondents had no formal policy or procedure for open source consumption
- 98 percent were unaware of the open source code they were using
"Application Security in 2016," a complimentary report from Black Duck Software, considers the key application security challenges your organization will face, with a special focus on staying both agile and secure with open source. Download the report today!
Download this white paper and find out how technological advances are enabling collaboration to extend across the enterprise and through outsourced resources with globally distributed development. (GDD) Learn how GDD is enabling companies to expand their operations on a worldwide basis, cost and skills arbitrage, and reduced time to market.
Connecting to a database requires a number of independent layers. The application needs to incorporate software that establishes the connection and calls to the database. A database connectivity layer needs to be in place to help manage security, communications, and data flow with the database. The database has a set of interfaces that help translate the client requests into actions within the database engine. And with the advent of .NET, the costs of managed versus non-managed code must also be considered.
Being better than your competitors at creating and using custom software can bring substantial competitive advantage. Similarly, being worse can put you at a significant disadvantage. If your organization doesn’t see ALM as one of its most important business processes, it’s time to change that view.
Today’s economic climate presents challenges in achieving business differentiation. Investing in innovation during an economic downturn may seem counterintuitive at first, but it can help companies pull ahead of the competition by displaying a show of strength in a climate of weakness. The Microsoft® Application Platform can help organizations do more with less, enabling them to more quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively deliver custom solutions that provide strong business value.
This document educates end-users and decision makers on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), where it differs from traditional software, and what the key benefits are when deploying SaaS applications. In addition, this document also provides the reader with a comprehensive look at the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis any decision maker should complete before making a choice between a SaaS or a traditional software deployment.
This demo shows how Intuit Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions enabled by IBM Smart Business offers a smarter way to acquire, use and support business applications. Find out how you can use this software solution for your business to simplify inventory, purchasing, sales, and payroll, enabling you to cut costs and complexity.
Read this white paper to learn how rPath's approach to automation relieves IT from the classic tradeoff between speed and control. It enables IT organizations to deliver applications much faster-in minutes-while maintaining control.
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