Do you have your arms around your Windows Server 2003 migration?
Sure, your team has probably headed up countless maintenance initiatives in the past - upgrades, refreshes, migrations. But if you make the mistake of thinking your Windows Server 2003 migration is more of the same, you will lose on two fronts. First, you will underestimate the complexity of the effort, thus increasing the chance of failure by overrunning timeline and budget. More importantly, you will miss the opportunity to bring value to your business. This paper introduces five considerations that will change your perspective on the Windows Server migration initiative - and spur technical, finance and line of business employees to jump on board.
This assessment is composed of a core set of comparative questions, and the option to be assessed in any of three key areas: computing economics, service delivery and business performance.
After a half-decade of cost cutting and shrinking IT budgets, the compute infrastructure that powers the enterprise now is typically inefficient, slow and not optimized for business outcomes.
It is better suited to the economic realities of 2010 rather than the rigors of the application workloads, delivery models & business expectations of today driven by cloud, mobility, security and big data megatrends. As a result, there is a significant gap between what businesses expect from technology and what IT can deliver.
An IDG Connect survey of 300 enterprise organization decision makers involved in hardware investment decisions reveals the challenges and opportunities that lay between the old style of IT characterized by cost-cutting and infrastructure silos, with the new style of IT driven by the technology trends of Mobility, Cloud and Big Data. These trends have created a significant increase in business expectations that will press IT organizations to rethink their economics, service delivery and business performance. This paper highlights voice-of-the-IT-buyer research results for insight on the challenges and opportunities for IT organizations to drive innovation, transformation and improved delivery against business expectations.
How the New Style of IT changes the rules of business.
The balancing act
- What IT environment should be enabled to achieve the business outcomes you desire
- While IT environments are in a rapidly changing landscape
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Delivering high-quality services with greater speed and efficiency is one of the greatest pressures facing your information technology (IT) infrastructure. The rise of computing in the cloud, expansive mobility options, and increasing pressure to boost application performance have added even further complexity - leading to inefficiencies that can limit your opportunity for growth and success. Traditional, siloed IT infrastructures are often too labor intensive, inefficient, and slow to overcome these challenges. Organizations need a converged, cloud-ready, software defined infrastructure to help them meet the evolving demands of their business.
In an innovation-powered economy, ideas need to travel at the speed of thought. Yet even as our ability to communicate across companies and time zones grows rapidly, people remain frustrated by downtime and unanticipated delays across the increasingly complex grid of cloud-based infrastructure, data networks, storage systems, and servers that power our work.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Looking for an All-Flash platform that’s simple, modern, flexible, and offers a low TCO? Dell EMC’s Unity platform, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, is easy to setup and manage, offers affordable flash optimization, and creates an efficient way to enjoy cloud-enabled storage management. Get the details in this infographic, then check out the All-Flash Storage Simulator.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Companies with multicloud services are outperforming their peers on a number of metrics — and achieving the key objectives that led them to the cloud services model.
Take a look at the IT ecosystem of any company today and there’s a good chance you’ll find it includes offerings from several cloud services providers. That’s certainly the case at mid- to large-sized companies with at least 500 employees, according to a recent survey conducted by IDG Research. The survey of 100 senior IT professionals found that 59% are already multi-cloud adopters — that is, using computing and storage services from two or more cloud providers. Another 31% of respondents say they plan to become multi-cloud organizations in the coming 12-24 months, with only 10% still in the “consideration” phase.
The survey results also reveal interesting insights into the drivers behind multicloud adoption. The perennial desire to reduce IT costs remains important, but the respondents rate two other factors.
Treasure Data is going to change the way that you think about Big Data and Cloud Data Warehousing. We'd like to get your input on how you see Big Data and Cloud Data Warehousing. Please take our 10 question survey and give us your input.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
OpenStack is an open source cloud system software project that has broad participation from the IT Industry. IDC evaluates the current situation and provides a future outlook evaluating the deployment and support model and addressing OpenStack enterprise features and support.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat which highlights the industry move to private cloud technology and hybrid cloud environments through dual-source virtualization wherein companies value security, performance and support in a quest to build the new IT paradigm.
If you’ve chosen or are considering OpenStack, you need to read the blueprint for getting its underlying storage right. In this in-depth guide to OpenStack Private Cloud Storage, learn about:
- The benefits of cloud computing, inside your firewall
- Orchestrating your IT infrastructure
- Why OpenStack?
- What the right OpenStack block storage looks like and much more.
Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of comprehensive human capital management (HCM) solutions in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model to more than 2,800 customers with employees in 150 countries. “Storage has always been Ultimate’s biggest technology challenge" according to Senior Director of Cloud Operations, Steven May. The company’s storage goals revolve around managing growth while combining the economics of leveraging shared resources on demand with the performance and predictability of dedicated infrastructure. Seeking high IOPS performance, fault tolerance, and scalability, along with a high availability solution that supports both VMware and OpenStack, Ultimate's search led them to SolidFire.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
Disaster recovery (DR) and long-term retention of data, for security as well as regulatory compliance, can be very challenging for mid-sized organizations. Keeping a secondary site up for DR can get very expensive and dealing with tape can be slow and costly. As a result, many mid-sized organizations are looking to the efficiencies of the cloud, such as scale, elasticity, agility, and lower initial storage costs, to expand their data protection environments. Check out this easy-to-absorb infographic to learn how to achieve powerful, converged, easy to deploy and manage, cloud-ready data protection.
According to many market research analysts, the global wireless access point (WAP) market is anticipated to continue its upward trajectory and to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 8% through 2020. Many enterprises are utilizing cloudcomputing technology for cost-cutting purposes, eliminating investments required for storage hardware and other physical infrastructures. With significant growth expected in Internet usage, particularly bandwidth consuming video traffic, WAP vendors need to enable their customers to monitor and improve device performance, improve end user experience, and enhance security. These customers include general enterprises that offer Internet access to patrons like airports, hotels, retail / shopping centers and so on. These external Internet access providers can differentiate themselves by offering optimum service through advanced network analytics, traffic shaping, application control, security capabilities and more.
With companies embracing mobility to maintain competitive advantage in the digital era, information security threats have increased exponentially. Userfriendly technologies such as mobile devices, mobile apps, and cloud storage are often hacker-friendly too, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to covertly infiltrate company data. This opens the door to data loss, reputational damage, loss of proprietary information – not to mention the associated regulatory penalties and potential legal fees. IT bears the brunt of responsibility for information security, yet according to Forrester, internal incidents top the list of security breach causes in 2014.
Published By: Cleversafe
Published Date: Mar 29, 2013
Scalability has always been an important characteristic of enterprise storage systems, maybe the most important, since the rationale of consolidating storage assumes that the system can easily grow with aggregate demand.
Your IT team is struggling with aging, inflexible, and complex infrastructure and processes that make it difficult to support new business needs or take advantage of cloud. Learn how you can transform your data infrastructure using flash storage to meet service level performance and availability, enabling your team to focus on the delivery of new applications and services.
So you’ve chosen OpenStack for your cloud infrastructure. Now another big decision needs to be made: Block storage or object storage? OpenStack has sub-projects that deliver both block (Cinder) and object (Swift) storage. A variety of performance-focused primary storage and optimized secondary storage solutions are on the market, and they provide flexible, highly scalable storage services for OpenStack.
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