Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Getting started with Microsoft Azure can be easier than you imagine – Rackspace is a seasoned cloud management partner of myriad customers around the world. Pooling its depth of cloud experience with its expertise across all the major cloud platforms, Rackspace sieves out the proven steps to help IT teams adopt Azure cloud in lowering costs, more strategic use of IT resources and a competitive edge.
To get started with Microsoft Azure, check out this white paper for coverage of the essentials, from planning and budgeting to choosing the best strategy to secure your cloud environment, in seven critical steps:
1. Don’t start with a production workload
2. Consider any corporate policies and compliance issues
3. Define your goals for the cloud
4. Calculate your financial return on Azure
5. Determine your cloud identity strategy
6. Consider how to secure your cloud environment
7. Realize it’s not as easy as it looks
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Enterprises in Asia Pacific now run multiple clouds with sizeable workloads, and cloud technologies have become increasingly challenging to manage. While IT organizations seek specialized expertise to keep pace with the constant change and complexity, what they are met with instead, is a global shortage of skilled cloud experts. As the costs in recruiting and training talent rises, the situation escalates into a hurdle to implementing cloud strategies.
To better understand the cost of cloud expertise, Rackspace teamed up with the London School of Economics (LSE) and independent research house Vanson Bourne, to research on the severity of the problem. This e-book covers the findings to provide thought-provoking insights into why you should drive your cloud journey along the managed cloud provider route, if you were to be caught in a no-win HR loop.
Whether your organization is going all in on cloud or they have a more conservative approach, the undeniable reality is that workloads are moving to the cloud at warp speed. And with many IT leaders concerned that the complexity of the network hampers their organization's ability to migrate apps to the cloud, it's up to you to transform the network to meet the new demands.
Read this e-book to learn how a unified app-delivery strategy can help you:
Increase IT efficiency
Reduce security risks
Free IT staff to focus on more strategic initiatives
Discover why ninety-four percent of organizations surveyed are already modifying, overhauling, or reassessing their network infrastructure to facilitate application delivery in hybrid- and multi-cloud environments.
Read this e-book to learn why you should re-architect your network infrastructure to optimize application delivery:
Ensure end-to-end network visibility for your operations
Gain real-time analytics for application optimization and uptime
Scale your application infrastructure according to workload demand
Read the e-book today to find out all six must-haves for application delivery in the cloud.
Discover HPE OneSphere, a hybrid cloud management solution that enables IT to deliver private infrastructure with public-cloud ease. With the proliferation of self-service, on-demand infrastructure, enterprise developers have come to expect infrastructure as a service. However, the constraints of existing infrastructure and tools make this mean heavier workloads for IT teams.
"Customers in the midst of digital transformation look first to the public cloud when
seeking dramatic simplification, cost, utilization and flexibility advantages for their new
application workloads. But using public cloud comes with its own challenges. It’s often
not as easy as advertised. And it’s not always possible or practical for enterprises to retire
their traditional, on-premises enterprise system still running the company’s most mission-critical workloads. Hybrid IT – a balanced combination of traditional infrastructure,
private cloud and public cloud – is the answer. "
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.
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.
IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor handle the velocity demands of a new generation of workloads where IT is a focal point for competitive differentiation. As one approach to address these changing demands of IT, vendors are bringing to market new solutions under a new category called “composable infrastructure”.
Too often we hear that people want to move everything to the cloud. Unfortunately cloud is not the easy button, and it will not fix
every problem that you have with IT today. We have seen a large number of customers who do the math after moving to the cloud only to realize that it was more expensive to run in an offsite cloud than onsite IT. These customers then move away from offsite cloud for workloads that never should have left the building. The cloud in its many varieties is a good tool that can help organizations, but it needs to be thought out. This document is intended to help you move the right workloads to the right clouds in the best way possible and avoid the yoyo effect of moving twice and paying for the privilege of the experience.
Powered by data from 451 Research, the Right Mix web application benchmarks your current private vs public cloud mix, business drivers, and workload deployment venues against industry peers to create a comparative analysis. See how your mix stacks up, then download the 451 Research report for robust insights into the state of the hybrid IT market.
Emerging technologies, like mobile, big data and cloud, lead to increasingly complex and demanding workloads that can overwhelm outdated infrastructures. But by leveraging server and management systems designed for the technologies of today, Best-in-Class organizations can easily meet these demands and gain benefits.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this
offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
? Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
? SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5
? Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different
perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Performance matters as business markets are
driving IT to provide an environment that:
? Continuously provides real-time results.
? Processes more complex workload stacks.
? Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses.
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future,
as challenges to secure systems and data are
becoming more frequent and invasive from within
and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach
risk management from multiple perspectiv
Organizations continue to adopt cloud computing at a rapid pace to benefit from increased efficiency, better scalability, and faster deployments.
As more workloads are shifting to the cloud, cybersecurity professionals remain concerned about security of
data, systems, and services in the cloud. To cope with new security challenges, security teams are forced to reassess their security posture and strategies as traditional security tools are often not suited for the challenges of dynamic, virtual and distributed cloud environments. This technology challenge is only exacerbated by the dramatic shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.
It is no secret; security and compliance are at the top of the list of concerns tied to cloud adoption. According to a recent 2017 Cloud Security survey to over 350,000 members of the LinkedIn Information Security Community, IT pros have general concerns about security in the cloud (33 percent), in addition to data loss and leakage risks (26 percent) and legal and regulatory compliance (24 percent)1. The number of reported breaches in enterprise datacenter environments still far exceeds the reported exposure from cloud platforms, but as businesses start using public clouds to run their mission-critical workloads, the need for enterprise-grade security in the cloud will increase.
Public cloud environments require a centralized, consolidated platform for security that is built from the ground up for the cloud, and allows administrators to monitor and actively enforce security policies. The tools and techniques that worked to secure datacenter environments fail miserably in the cloud. Se
AWS provides powerful controls to manage the security of software-defined infrastructure and
cloud workloads, including virtual networks for segmentation, DDoS mitigation, data encryption,
and identity and access control. Because AWS enables rapid and elastic scalability, the key
to securing cloud environments is using security automation and orchestration to effectively
implement consistent protection across your AWS environment.
The following eBook will discuss Dome9 best practices for using AWS controls to establish a
strict security posture that addresses your unique business needs, and maintaining consistency
across regions, accounts, and Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) as your environment grows.
One of the value propositions of an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy is the ability to provide insight that was previously invisible to the business. But before a business can develop a strategy for IoT, it needs a platform that meets the foundational principles of an IoT solution. Amazon Web Services (AWS) believes in some basic freedoms that are driving organizational and economic benefits of the cloud into businesses. These freedoms are why more than a million customers already use the AWS platform to support virtually any cloud workload. These freedoms are also why AWS is proving itself as the primary catalyst to any Internet of Things strategy across commercial, consumer, and industrial solutions.
This paper outlines core tenets that should be considered when developing an IoT strategy, the benefits of AWS in that strategy and how the AWS cloud platform can be the critical component supporting those core tenets.
IDC’s research has shown the movement of most IT workloads to the cloud in the coming years. Yet, with all the talk about enterprises moving to the cloud, some of them still wonder if such a move is really cost effective and what business benefits may result. While the answers to such questions vary from workload to workload, one area attracting particular attention is that of the data warehouse.
Many enterprises have substantial investments in data warehousing, with an ongoing cost to managing that resource in terms of software licensing, maintenance fees, operational costs, and hardware. Can it make sense to move to a cloud-based alternative? What are the costs and benefits? How soon can such a move pay itself off?
Download now to find out more.
Die Recherchen von IDC haben ergeben, dass in den nächsten Jahren die meisten IT-Workloads in die Cloud verschoben werden. Doch neben all den positiven Berichten über Unternehmen, die in die Cloud umziehen, gibt es auch Unternehmen, die sich noch immer fragen, ob ein solcher Wechsel wirklich kosteneffizient ist und welche Vorteile sich aus einem solchen ergeben. Während die Antworten auf solche Fragen von Workload zu Workload variieren, gibt es ein Element, das besondere Aufmerksamkeit auf sich zieht: das Data-Warehouse.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
Cloud adoption is an evolutionary process that has been leading to hybrid clouds—specifically, open hybrid clouds that provide for portability of applications and data. This new model means avoiding new points of proprietary lock-in and new silos, and breaking from proprietary software and hardware.
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
There is no doubt that enterprise cloud is a new and improved IT strategy. Cloud services have proven to improve organizational agility and reduce the burden of IT infrastructure and cost. Moving to the cloud is no longer a question of “if” but “when” and “how.” Most enterprises we interviewed are moving to cloud in phases over time and matching workloads to their perceptions of a vendor’s cloud capabilities that will best support their objectives. Many will require the ability and flexibility to support multivendor cloud and multiple deployment choices (e.g., public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud).
La tecnologia IaaS, un tempo vista con scetticismo da molti responsabili IT, viene oggi adottata da molte aziende, che trasferiscono sul cloud i workload e accantonano l’architettura locale che prima ritenevano indispensabile.
Nonostante i vantaggi in termini di prestazioni, flessibilità e opportunità di innovazione sperimentati dagli utenti che già hanno adottato questa tecnologia, alcune aziende ritardano la migrazione per paura del cambiamento.
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