IT executives are in one of the most dynamic, challenging business environments of all time. The business expects speed; the IT function strives to keep up while pursuing innovation and efficiency. Many CIOs recognize that cloud is a possible solution to achieving both but they are uncertain about the best way to
Whether your company seeks to modernize IT, fuel innovation or accelerate growth, you’ll find that by identifying the most appropriate cloud journey for your organization, you can determine the best potential entry points to cloud migration as well as identify, prepare and prevent possible roadblocks.
And, you’ll discover how the right cloud platform and partner can enable your success by leveraging different layers of the cloud to reach your desired business outcomes—and ultimately achieve true business transformation.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 17, 2015
The personal cloud is the most persistent data loss threat to the enterprise today because many employees use their own cloud services to store work documents. Traditionally, content security solutions functionally link security and storage which requires the migration of work documents to a new content storage repository in order to enforce security policies. This increases complexity by creating more repositories for the enterprise to manage. Most importantly, this approach does not solve the personal cloud problem because individual users continue to store their work documents, for convenience, in cloud services that IT cannot secure.
Use this step-by-step guide from Akamai’s CTO, Charlie Gero, to build an inclusive and concrete zero trust architecture, intended to help enable safe application access in a cloud-native world. Easily transition to a perimeter-less environment with this prescriptive process, phasing applications in one at a time and
reducing your migration risk profile.
"Use this step-by-step guide from Akamai’s CTO, Charlie Gero, to build an inclusive and concrete zero trust architecture, intended to help enable safe application access in a cloud-native world. Easily transition to a perimeter-less environment with this prescriptive process, phasing applications in one at a time and
reducing your migration risk profile."
Your migration is also an opportunity for a “data center do-over” that could include virtualization optimization, cloud adoption, Active Directory cleanup, and server and storage updates. After all, the preparation and process for implementing these advances in IT capability are exactly the same as for an OS migration.
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: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Moving major, business-supporting applications to the cloud can be a challenge for a variety of reasons. You may have concerns about the physical migration of data, as data loss or business disruption stemming from a migration issue would be a disaster for the business. Security is another typical concern, as a data breach of your most sensitive applications—like SAP or Oracle— could prove highly damaging. Akin to security, data sovereignty is an issue for many businesses. Stringent compliance laws in some jurisdictions are dictating data “residency”; and in the cloud, it is not always clear where the data is housed.
Among managed cloud service users, 68% state that using such services helps them to better manage resource allocation and make SAP and Oracle costs more predictable.
In this paper, we will look at common concerns over deploying and optimally managing business-critical, legacy applications in the cloud. We consider the benefits of managed cloud services, and how your
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
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Oct 17, 2013
In this video, Matt Cain, Vice President and lead e-mail analyst at Gartner, outlines some of the options available to CIOs, including running hybrid e-mail environments with tried and tested services delivered from the cloud but the Exchange server remaining onsite. Matt also discusses where Office 365 currently meets the needs of enterprise customers and where third-party services should be considered to augment its functionality in key areas.
All enterprises need to have mitigation solutions in place. Information security is vital in the workplace and DDoS has become more complex over time. Determine whether services are the best option for primary protection through this whitepaper.
Its the start of a new year and amidst the countless predictions flooding the internet, one things for certain 2019 is shaping up to be the year of cloud adoption. Analysts are expecting that enterprise adoption of cloud will ramp up significantly, but with this migration and the continued adoption of mobile and IoT technologies, the attack surface is changing dramatically and this has major implications for security.
Fundamentally, security boundaries extend from on premises infrastructure to cloud service provider environments where perimeters no longer exist. Organizations cannot defend themselves with the same strategies and tactics that applied when it did. In this brave new world of cloud, IoT and mobile technology, organizations must be agile and shift, extend, and evolve their perimeter-based defense practices to those that are more robust. Further, a comprehensive defense in depth approach enables defense of high value assets amidst a more unpredictable cyber security landsca
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Apr 07, 2015
Whether you've already moved to the cloud or are ready to migrate, New Relic helps Amazon Web Services (AWS) users improve performance. Drawing on our deep cloud expertise and best practices we can offer to successfully migrate, operate, and optimize your cloud-hosted applications.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
Rackspace Quick Start for Google Cloud Platform helps enterprises expedite their migration to Google Cloud using proven design, automation, and migration methodologies—all executed by Rackspace experts who have deployed more than a million applications into the cloud.
By partnering with your company’s cross-functional leaders, our professional adoption team will fast-track your journey to the cloud—typically moving your first application(s) to the cloud within the first few weeks of the program.
This annual review includes an assistance with a disaster recovery (DR) simulation, audit of patch levels, and upl eveling the deployment tools to ensure they align with the infrastructure that may have evolved since deployment.
Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for years. As the technology leaves the early adopter phase and becomes mainstream, many organizations find themselves scrambling to overcome the challenges that come with a more distributed infrastructure. One of those difficulties is getting through a major cloud migration.
It is one thing to roll out a few applications and cloud pilot projects, it is an entirely different challenge to start using the cloud across multiple lines of business at massive scale. That is the point that organizations are beginning to reach, and the time has come to take a serious look at cloud migration best practices.
As cloud deployments accelerate, there's no question that Federal agencies are reaping the benefits – improved agility, less IT complexity, and greater collaboration through shared services. But, while the benefits are clear, concerns around data stewardship and management can stop migrations in their tracks.
So how are Federal agencies dealing with the control challenge? To find out, MeriTalk surveyed 153 Federal IT professionals closely involved in their agency's cloud implementations.
In this report, author and middle-mile expert Andy Still maps your cloud journey from initial preparation to having your own highly performant cloud-based system.
At each stage, you’ll learn the best methods for optimizing Internet Performance by understanding:
• The nature of your application
• The characteristics of your end users
• The way various cloud providers can connect one to the other
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Data is the foundation of the digital economy, but managing data growth poses a big challenge as organizations ramp up cloud adoption. Whether your organization is adopting a hybrid cloud strategy or building modern apps in the cloud, there are many challenges that can limit your effectiveness. With Isilon CloudPools and ECS, you can take advantage of cloud capabilities without a disruptive time-consuming migration of your data. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how Dell EMC puts you in control with a flexible cloud design, allowing you to take an application-centric approach to your data platform.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
As concerns over cloud security fade, they’ve been replaced by a new fear: the pain of migration.1 Failed migrations are forcing businesses to second-guess moving to the cloud. But the ability to migrate to new platforms is essential for businesses seeking agility in competitive markets. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid to ensure successful, non-disruptive migration from any source to any target
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
As concerns over cloud security fade, they’ve been replaced by a new fear: the pain of migration. Failed migrations are forcing businesses to second-guess moving to the cloud. But the ability to migrate to new platforms is essential for businesses seeking agility in competitive markets. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid to ensure successful, non-disruptive migration from any source to any target.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 05, 2017
Not long ago, the biggest concern for IT decision makers considering moving workloads to the cloud was security. That’s no longer the case. Today, the main obstacle to cloud adoption is different but familiar: the pain of migrating data.
Traditional data migration causes major headaches:
• Hours or days of downtime while servers replicate and stakeholders verify functionality
• Data loss and migration failures due to inadequate tools and inability to test
• Key internal resources diverted from strategic initiatives
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
The shift to SaaS is gaining momentum and there are clear business benefits that can be derived. To optimise success, transformation strategies need to encompass all elements of people, processes, technology and organisational design. Adopting SaaS technologies drives significant change to the way organisations operate – from business processes to support model design and company culture. The implications of cloud adoption and technical challenges such as integrations, data migration and configuration must be fully understood and addressed from the outset.
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