Worldwide spending on public cloud services is set to reach USD 122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4 percent over 20161. In fact, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of spending on public cloud services is almost seven times that of overall IT spending growth and IDC predicts that by 2020, it will top USD 203.4 billion worldwide2. The size of the opportunity for cloud service providers (CSPs) is huge but fierce competition, accelerating innovation and the need to keep prices low continue to create enormous pressure.
This paper outlines some of the primary challenges faced by CSPs in making and keeping their business profitable and suggests strategies and innovations that can help cloud businesses to take a greater share of the market opportunity.
Juniper Networks hybrid cloud architecture enables enterprises to build secure, high performance environments across private and public cloud data centers. The easy-tomanage, scalable architecture keeps operational costs down, allowing users to do more with fewer resources. Security is optimized by the space-efficient Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways, which are next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) with fully integrated, cloud-informed threat intelligence that offers outstanding performance, scalability, and integrated security services. Designed for high-performance security environments and seamless integration of networking, along with advanced malware detection with Juniper Sky™ Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), application visibility and control, and intrusion prevention on a single platform, the SRX Series firewalls are best suited for enterprise hybrid cloud deployments.
Data center requirements are shifting as the business environment evolves to leverage new technologies. Organizations are turning to multicloud environments comprising a mix of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise infrastructure to best address their unique needs. Understandably, this shift is putting a renewed emphasis on security, automation, orchestration, and agility. IT leaders are responding by building and deploying multicloud data center networks that leverage automation and software-defined networks (SDN) as a cost effective means of providing dynamic network control.
Of course, while many organizations are recognizing the need for a data center upgrade, not all have the same drivers. All, however, need to make a business case for the investment. Here are four common inflection points that can help you to justify the need for data center upgrades that support business goals.
In reality, many applications are far from cloud ready, and some never will be. But almost every new application will be cloud enabled. So how do you evolve your data center into a private cloud and drive hybrid IT by connecting to public clouds, yet still cater for the needs of your legacy software? To try and understand the path to the cloud in greater detail, we’ve created this Infobrief from an extended interview conducted by the team at DatacenterDynamics with Juniper Networks’ Andy Ingram, the Global Vice President for Data Center and Cloud.
Innovative data-driven strategies are enabling organizations to connect with customers and increase operational efficiency as never before. These new initiatives are built on a multitude of applications, such as big-data analytics, supply chain, and factory automation. On average, organizations are now 53% digital as they create new ways of operating and growing their businesses, according to the Computerworld 2017 Forecast Study.
As part of this transformation, enterprises rely increasingly on multivendor, multicloud environments that mix on-premise, private, and public cloud services and workloads. This shift is causing enterprises to increase network capacity; 55% of enterprises in the Computerworld study expect to add network bandwidth in the next 12 months.
Application performance and delivery have changed.
Should your network change too?
Cloud is changing the fundamentals of how IT teams deliver applications
and manage their performance. Applications are increasingly deployed
farther from users, crossing networks outside of IT’s direct control. Instead
of enterprise data centers, many apps now reside in public and hybrid cloud
environments. There are even new breeds of applications, built upon
microservices and containers.
Today, IT needs modern solutions that:
? Extend on-premises networks, apps, and infrastructure resources
to the cloud.
? Maintain high levels of performance, user experience, and security
across all applications, including microservices based apps.
? Sustain operational consistency across on-premises and
? Move away from the expense, complexity, and poor performance
of traditional networking methods.
These solutions are available for apps running on Google Cloud Platform
(GCP) through the allia
If your company operates in the cloud, you’ve probably thought about investing in a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) — a group of integrated products that manage public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. That combination is what AHEAD calls an Enterprise Cloud. For an enterprise with a heavy private cloud emphasis, the right CMP can transform your VM provisioning, reducing a potentially weeks-long manual process to an automated one that finishes in a matter of minutes. And if you run one or more public clouds, the right CMP can help you take better control of your cloud services, manage your cloud spending, and architect your app platforms to run seamlessly in the cloud.
So Which CMP Will Work Best For You?
The first thing to consider is compatibility with your existing environment. For many enterprises, that’s going to put a premium on CMPs that integrate natively with VMware. For other businesses, compatibility with ServiceNow or support for multiple private and public clouds wi
If your business is like many other
organizations that are in the process of
enabling a Microsoft Azure public cloud
platform, then you might be struggling
with the guardrails needed to secure
and manage cost, while at the same
time enabling flexibility for the teams
consuming cloud services.
While the Azure platform is already
very secure, it also allows a great deal
of flexibility in configuration. In order
to avoid accidentally creating security
holes and out-of-control spend, a
Governance Framework is required. We
created the AHEAD Azure Governance
framework to allow enterprises to
develop and maintain a fully optimized,
and secure environment. The resulting
framework will be tailored to your
organization’s specific business and
compliance needs, as every enterprise
is different. This guide will introduce you
to the components of this necessary
Azure Foundational Governance Design.
Digital transformation will fail without a commitment to automation - what AHEAD
refers to as Relentless Automation. With the advent of public cloud and all of
its promise, along with the ripple effect from the DevOps mantra of “automate
everywhere”, technology teams must spin up new infrastructure, maintain
configurations, and set up and tear down environments much faster than ever before.
Of course, no one should automate for the sake of automating, or to simply be ahead of the curve. But while not every
activity warrants automation - whether due to the complexity and nuance of the task, or its infrequent occurrence - Relentless
Automation means identifying those tasks and processes where the benefits of automation outweigh both its upfront and
Thankfully, the business benefits of standardizing and automating IT work are easy to spot:
> Freeing up staff for higher value work
> Reduction in errors and process variability
> More auditability and accountability, helping
Digital Business Continues to Move
the Cyber Goal Posts
Fortune magazine estimates that by the year 2020, US
companies will spend $101 billion per year on cyber security, up
38% from 2016. With all of the money being invested in cyber
security, why do the pace and complexity of new security threats
continue to rise year after year?
A big reason is that today’s digital business involves a more
mobile workforce with expectations of immediate and on
demand access to data fronted by intuitive and engaging
user experiences, and often underpinned by public cloud
infrastructure for increased agility and time to market.
"With so many organizations looking to find ways to embrace the public cloud without compromising the security of their data and applications, a hybrid cloud strategy is rapidly becoming the preferred method of efficiently delivering IT services.
This guide aims to provide you with an understanding of the driving factors behind why the cloud is being adopted en-masse, as well as advice on how to begin building your own cloud strategy.
Topics discussed include:
Getting There Safely
IT Resilience in the Hybrid Cloud
The Power of Microsoft Azure and Zerto
You’ll find out how, by embracing the cloud, organizations can achieve true IT Resilience – the ability to withstand any disruption, confidently embrace change and focus on business.
Download the guide today to begin your journey to the cloud!"
The container revolution is under way today as companies seek to move faster and build digital assets
to support growth. IDC forecasts that there will be over 1.8 billion enterprise container instances
deployed by 2021. Container platforms will be key to managing the ever-expanding diversity of
IT environments (multiple operating systems, hypervisors, private clouds, and public clouds).
While containers are the perfect vehicle to underpin cloud-native, microservices applications,
containers are also well suited to many existing applications. These applications can reap immediate
benefits from being modernized and prepare for possible refactoring over time. To successfully
leverage containers in these diverse scenarios and do it at scale, enterprises will need a robust,
integrated, and holistic container platform.
Business Enterprises today need to become more agile, meet new and increasing workload and security requirements, while reducing overall IT cost and risk. To meet these requirements many companies are turning to cloud computing. To remain competitive companies need to formulate a strategy that can easily move them from traditional on-premises IT to private or public clouds. A complete cloud strategy will likely include both private and public clouds because some applications and data might not be able to move to a public cloud. Moving to the cloud should not create information silos but should improve data sharing. Any cloud strategy should make sure that it is possible to integrate on-premises, private cloud and public cloud data and applications. Furthermore, any on-premises cloud deployments must be able to easily migrate to public cloud in the future
To handle the demands of modern business, CIOs must manage their internal data centers more effectively and learn how to leverage public cloud resources. The solution: a hybrid cloud strategy facilitated by a dynamic data center.
CA Technologies Newsletter featuring Gartner Research. This publication, enhanced by Gartner research, reveals how to take a proactive IT approach which ensures visibility and control during the adoption of virtualization and cloud environments.
Recently, enterprises have seen enormous gains in scalability, flexibility, and affordability as they migrated from proprietary, monolithic server architectures to architectures that are virtualized, open source, standardized, and commoditized.
Read this white paper to separate the technology and business potential from the marketing fluff. Get answers to your most pressing cloud questions and better understand when and where the cloud makes the most sense for your organization.
According to this global survey, in three years more than half of all IT services will be delivered via private, public and hybrid clouds. This study highlights the challenges faced by IT organizations as they move into a new role as “cloud brokers” and how a common data platform can help enable seamless data management across multiple clouds.
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 computing has been gaining momentum for years. Many
more enterprises see public cloud as their top priority, up from 29 percent in
2017 to 38 percent in 2018 according to the RightScale “State of the Cloud
Report” published in 2018. 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.
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Published Date: Aug 19, 2015
Many organizations seeking to get started with Hadoop implementation have resorted to the public cloud to avoid the complexities of deployment. Organizations are always looking for an opportunity to take advantage of the simplicity of cloud deployment and the efficiencies of multi-tenant operations on premise. Download this white paper to see why there is a greater need to simplify on-premise deployment and see how this will greatly improve manageability and security.
Download this white paper to learn how IT pros should be able to leverage essential cloud services while meeting enterprise security requirements by taking into consideration a number of fundamental security principles and best practices, by understanding the specific security needs of an enterprise and evaluating different cloud environments and models, and by asking vendors the right questions
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