Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment.
But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.
This paper explains both UC and the attraction to the cloud or specifically UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service). Hosted communications is the only communications sector experiencing recent, consistent, year-over-year growth. The model offers businesses operational, financial and technical advantages. UCaaS offers a transformation in business communications and collaboration. There’s a lot of change taking place, and it is good news for business enterprises.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 08, 2019
A recent study from Knowlegde Executive clearly shows that that the deployment of cloud-computing technology in the African contact centre industry is growing with organisations adopting hosted, virtual and Contact-Centre-as-a-Service (CCaaS) solutions. Download at this page the report with all results.
Get the full study results to get insights on:
The impact on customer and employee engagement
The main pain points & challenges
The technology service provider check list
Find out why over 50% of African contact centres have adopted a cloud model
Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Despite the clear opportunity for more effective deployment of IT capability and more efficient IT management offered by cloud, most midmarket workloads are still hosted and managed on site. There is a clear trend towards greater use of managed services, and clear business benefit to embracing this hybrid IT model. The question isn’t really “will we move our midmarket business to cloud/hybrid infrastructure?” but rather, “how quickly will we effect this transition, and how will we prioritize workloads and capabilities along the way?”
In today's business environment, organizations of all sizes are struggling to maintain the advanced IT capabilities they need to be competitive while reining in cost and complexity. Shifting to off-premise hosted models, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and business process outsourcing, is a common activity undertaken to manage costs.
One of the main challenges businesses face in adopting cloud and SaaS delivery models is the task of synchronizing data and integrating the multitude of systems already in datacenters with new cloud-based applications, not to mention within the cloud itself. Traditionally, this required organizations to leverage existing tools as well as custom development.
This white paper looks at how two enterprises encountered problems with cloud integration and adopted IBM WebSphere Cast Iron to solve their immediate problems and extend use more broadly across their organizations.
In a relatively short time, cloud computing, specifically Infrastructure-as a-Service, has shifted from a new but unproven approach to an accepted, even inevitable, model. Driven by flexibility and efficiency, the question facing most organizations is not whether the cloud is part of their infrastructure plans, but which applications and workloads to move to the cloud and when. But even as the benefits of cloud and hosted models have become apparent, concerns persist about security, and an assumption lingers that the cloud is inherently less secure than an enterprise data center environment.
Published By: Intermedia
Published Date: Nov 10, 2008
Microsoft Exchange is the leading business email and collaboration solution for the small,up to the large, business markets, and this whitepaper compares the security of Microsoft Exchange Services deployed in-house versus a hosted model with SaaS service providers. By choosing Intermedia as their Hosted Exchange SaaS Solution Provider, businesses can achieve email and total messaging security, as well as a piece of mind, by leveraging Intermedia’s infrastructure and experience with running a secured messaging platform.
Published By: Intermedia
Published Date: Nov 10, 2008
For companies with strapped and/or non-existent IT teams, outsourcing Microsoft Exchange can be an extremely smart, cost-effective option. While the hosted email market is indeed growing fast, a few stubborn myths continue to hold back many businesses from embracing it as a viable option to an in-house solution. In this article we will debunk those falsehoods one by one to show why a hosted Exchange model is the best choice for smaller organizations.
Businesses are transforming themselves to participate in the API economy. But how do you rapidly and securely expose your business to this developer ecosystem? Attend this webcast to find out how you can define and publish your APIs easily using the IBM API Management Service — the new SaaS solution from IBM. This cloud hosted service provides a complete set of capabilities to create, secure, manage, and socialize APIs to internal and external developer communities in the cloud, without incurring any IT infrastructure setup. Learn more from IBM's product team on how it will help enable companies to embrace the API economy and accelerate business transformation.
Webcast attendees will learn about the following:
•IBM API Management Service capabilities, features and benefits
•Understanding different use cases of IBM API Management Service
•How to get started using the API Management Service
This planning guide provides best practices for virtualizing Citrix XenApp. Even though these best practices are based on the Hosted Shared Desktop model, they are still relevant in a non-desktop model where users only connect to published applications without the desktop interface.
Today’s hosting provider can increase revenue by capitalizing on the growing demand of business customers for hosted online operations—provided, of course, that it can safeguard these critical operations against DDoS-related outages. Using the simple, step-by-step approach described in this paper, providers can model the financial impact of a DDoS attack on their operations and calculate the ROI of an effective DDoS defense solution.
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