A modern network typically extends from the core data center out to the edge and across multiple public, private, and hybrid clouds. This reality is changing how networks are architected, deployed, and managed. Modern, future-ready networks must bring the scale, reliability, and efficiency associated with the cloud into the enterprise network. This can be done through server-based network virtualization and orchestrated virtual network functions (VNFs) that allow network infrastructures to deliver innovative services with efficiency and ease
Public clouds have fundamentally changed the way organizations build,
operate, and manage applications. Security for applications in the cloud
is composed of hundreds of configuration parameters and is vastly
different from security in traditional data centers. According to Gartner,
“Through 2020, at least 95% of cloud breaches will be due to customer
misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft, not cloud
The uniqueness of cloud requires that security teams rethink classic
security concepts and adopt approaches that address serverless, dynamic,
and distributed cloud infrastructure. This includes rethinking security
practices across asset management, compliance, change management,
issue investigation, and incident response, as well as training and
We interviewed several security experts and asked them how public
cloud transformation has changed their cloud security and compliance
responsibilities. In this e-book, we will share the top
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
Meeting PCI Compliance in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments is challenging, but even more so is maintaining compliance on a day-to-day basis. When security compliance is managed manually, there are significant time and costs associated with doing so and it's difficult to demonstrate compliance to auditors and business partners.
Read the eBook, 6 Steps to Overcoming PCI DSS Compliance Challenges in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Environments to understand:
• Inherent challenges in PCI DSS compliance across multi-cloud and hybrid cloud landscapes
• The struggles companies face maintaining the tools and staff required to remain compliant
• What to look for in solutions to address the complexities of meeting and maintaining compliance
Find out how you can effectively attain and continuously meet PCI DSS Compliance in multi-cloud and hybrid environments.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace can help you accelerate innovation and cost savings within your retail organisation. With over 2.5 million hours of experience managing over 8000+ ecommerce websites, let us look after the intensive day-to-day operations of the cloud, so that you can focus on achieving your core business objectives.
This paper explores:
• Customer Voices: a look at three customers experiences working and thriving with GCP cloud
• Shopping trends and forecasts for 2019
• What’s on offer with Rackspace and our Fanatical Experience™
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Companies that are undergoing a technology-enabled business strategy such as digital transformation urgently need modern infrastructure solutions. The solutions should be capable of supporting extreme performance and scalability, uncompromised data-serving capabilities and pervasive security and encryption.
According to IDC, IBM’s LinuxONE combines the advantages of both commercial (IBM Z) and opensource (Linux)systems with security capabilities unmatched by any other offering and scalability for systems-of-record workloads. The report also adds LinuxONE will be a good fit for enterprises as well as managed and cloud service provider firms.
Read more about the benefits of LinuxONE in this IDC Whitepaper.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Over the last several years, DigitalOcean has built out its feature set in a way that has taken it from a provider of cheap and simple virtual machines (VMs) to a legitimate public cloud alternative, most recently adding support for Redis and MySQL to its managed database services. As its services evolve, it continues to experience healthy growth and maintain popularity among the independent developer audience. Over the past two years, DigitalOcean has accelerated the velocity of its feature development, looking to better meet the needs of a business audience. By emphasizing a simplified feature set, pricing structure and user experience, even as it expands its competitive footprint in the shadow of public cloud vendors such as Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Digital Ocean continues to help define what it means to be an alternative public cloud in a market dominated and largely defined by hyperscalers.
Take a look at our E-book “How to Price managed Cloud Services,” to discover how you can use the cloud to your advantage.
Learn how you can use an a la carte pricing model to bundle more services and drive more value for your customers and for your business. You can add a personal touch for your customers that no other IT service provider can give them – support, service and help when they need it.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Cisco Meraki MS switches are 100% cloud-managed and can be fully configured from any Internet-accessible location before ever being powered on. Simply add the switch serial number (or order number for large deployments) to your network using the Meraki web-based dashboard. Once added, the switch is fully configurable. When the switch is first powered on and connected to the Internet, it will pull its settings from the cloud.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated. Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative. The evolution of IT requires a network that evolves along with IT’s changing requirements – a network that continuously adapts to ever-changing security threats, and evolving digitization, mobility, IoT and cloud requirements.
To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place.
These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated.
Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their
enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the switching requirements for next-generation campus networks incorporating wired switches, wireless LANs and WAN routers in an intuitive, intent-based network supporting cloud, mobility, IoT and digitization, with pervasive security.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated. Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative.
The evolution of IT requires a network that evolves along with IT’s changing requirements – a network that continuously adapts to ever-changing security threats, and evolving digitization, mobility, IoT and cloud requirements.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the switching requirements for next-generation campus networks incorporating wired switches, wireless LANs and WAN routers in an intuitive, intent-based network supporting cloud, mobility, IoT and digitization, with
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
Cloud computing is transforming IT in terms of how services are delivered, how infrastructure is deployed and managed, and how IT organizations structure themselves. For the purposes of this study, Forrester is defining a cloud solution as having three major characteristics: “self-service access, full automation of processes and policies, and metering and tracking of usage.”1 It then becomes a question of whether you manage your cloud(s) yourself, outsource it, or use a hybrid combination of private and public cloud resources.
Explore how SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud empowers business and IT operations to unlock the full value of the SAP HANA platform in the cloud. See how our end-to-end, privately managed cloud solution delivers a comprehensive, coordinated application landscape and suite of managed services.
A related recent development in the data center is converged infrastructure (CI). Instead of the traditional silo deployment approach to storage, compute, and network resources, all infrastructure elements are delivered and managed in a single environment, providing virtualized access to business services in an efficient manner. This is particularly suitable for cloud-based delivery models. However, since CI achieves lower costs through optimization of data center resources, it can be effective for all IT organizations, regardless of the way in which the services are managed or presented.
If your organization is one of the 95% of enterprises
that operate in the cloud, you are already grappling
with cloud security. And if your organization is one of
the 85% of companies that use multiple Infrastructureas-a-Service
(IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
clouds, you have additional issues to consider.
Compared to the days when organizations managed
everything on-premises or only had a handful of cloud
deployments, this new multi-cloud world exacerbates
the expansion of the attack surface and makes threat
containment and accountability more difficult. Further,
pressure on security teams to protect everything in
the multi-cloud environment is leading to reactive and
expensive threat management.
If you are a security leader tasked with meeting the
challenges of a multi-cloud environment, eventually
you’ll find that siloed cloud security strategies fall short
of the mark. But don’t wait. Now is the time to consider
a holistic security approach that reclaims control from
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
Enterprises are rapidly embracing cloud services to speed innovation and drive cost savings. The most innovative IT organizations in these enterprises are shifting to software-defined “virtual data centers” that connect, aggregate, and configure public and private computing resources in unprecedented ways. These IT organizations use open private cloud infrastructure within a corporate data center or at a hosting site (managed cloud services) in conjunction with public cloud services to meet all their business requirements.
While cost is often cited as the reason why people move to the cloud, it's not always that simple. Many organisations have noticed cloud bills 2-3x higher than expectations, when not managed properly. Have you achieved the savings you expected?
Learn 10 ways you can reduce your spend in AWS, including:
Terminate Zombie Assets
Rightsize EC2 Instances & EBS Volumes
Upgrade instances to the latest generation
Delete Disassociated Elastic IP Addresses
Check out this eBook to find out how you can better manage your costs through pro-tips from cloud experts.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Nov 13, 2018
This Frost & Sullivan whitepaper explores some of the common fears and challenges related to security and compliance, and how a skilled managed service provider can help you overcome them as you deploy sensitive, business-critical workloads in the cloud.
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