Use of cloud computing services continues to grow rapidly as organizations migrate business applications and data to cloud-based software, platform and infrastructure services. Gartner estimates 2017 will see growth of 18% in spending on public cloud services and that cloud adoption will infuence more than 50% of IT spending through 2020.
Deloitte Global predicts that by the end of 2022 more than half of all IT spending will go to IT-as-a-service providers. In the 2016 edition of this survey, 56% of the security professionals responding said limitations on access to collect incident response data and evidence for forensic analysis was a key challenge to securing the cloud. Sixty-two percent said they were concerned about unauthorized access by outsiders, and 59% said they worried about access by other cloud tenants. Of the 10% who reported being breached, half blamed stolen credentials or compromised accounts.
Published By: Darktrace
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
As organizations increasingly rely on cloud services and SaaS applications to streamline business practices, the familiar paradigm of the network perimeter has dissolved, leaving a porous and ever-changing digital estate in its wake. While the benefits of cloud computing will ensure that migrations continue apace, the unique security challenges presented by the cloud will not only require a more agile mindset, but also self-learning technologies that can move at the speed of cloud deployments and spot subtle deviations indicative of a threat, while providing complete, real-time visibility across the digital business. Darktrace’s world leadership in the field of artificial intelligence for cyber security makes it the most effective and proven solution to detect unprecedented threats and anomalous cyber-incidents in the cloud. Whether faced with an insider threat, an attacker targeting sensitive data in test containers, or a significant misconfiguration that could be exploited in the fut
Published By: Datalink
Published Date: Jul 27, 2012
Running IT as a service (ITaaS) is not necessarily a new concept. But, the era of cloud computing now places a whole new spin on ITaaS. In this white paper, you'll learn why there is so much buzz around cloud services and the role IT should play in this new cloud-based era. You'll also learn a useful model to help transform your company's IT data center into a private cloud that can ultimately manage and oversee the delivery of both internal and external cloud services to the business.
Published By: Windstream
Published Date: Aug 04, 2014
Cloud computing today is fundamentally altering business processes and changing the way organizations interact with customers, partners, and employees.
This transformation brings incredible opportunities, including the ability to build a realtime enterprise where interaction and innovation flourish, and more agile, flexible, and cost-effective practices thrive. Yet cloud computing also presents significant challenges. The path to value is not clearly marked, and there are potential stumbling points along the way.
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Managing a mix of private, public, and hybrid cloud environments is a challenge for even the most robust IT departments. An enterprise-grade cloud management platform (CMP) puts you back in charge. It allows you to manage heterogeneous multi-cloud environments as one, enabling rapid delivery of infrastructure and applications with no loss of control.
This paper reviews the top three ways a cloud management platform from VMware can help you manage your environment more efficiently.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud computing has ushered in a golden era for software companies. The cloud’s low barrier to entry allows
creativity to flourish, especially for software developers who are creating applications directly on cloud-based
infrastructure. Cloud-based infrastructure enables developers to do what they love: solve business problems and
bring innovative new ideas to life, using their choice of tools. In a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, applications
can easily be deployed to a cloud service, and delivered to clients who appreciate the ease of access and low cost.
The cloud model relieves the developer and the enterprise IT professional from the burden of managing or
maintaining capital-intense infrastructure.
But the cloud’s low barrier to entry also allows competing software providers to enter the market every day,
from every sector. Independent software vendors, or ISVs, are pressured by increased competition to deliver
their applications faster, with greater functionality and ease of
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud is becoming an essential ingredient to a successful IT infrastructure. Recent research by IDC has
identified how the growth of cloud as a computing platform has magnified the importance of cloud skills to
the success of the enterprise. Moreover, it is becoming clear that IT professionals with cloud skills are
strongly influencing both the type of cloud infrastructure and the ultimate pace of adoption of cloud. This
puts IT professionals with cloud skills in the driver's seat of their own career. In fact, IT professionals with
certifications related to cloud development and operations have dramatically more influence over their
organizations' adoption and expansion of cloud services than otherwise similar IT professionals have
over the adoption of other types of technical solutions. Cloud skills accelerate the success and career
path of IT professionals.
The impactful cloud roles are diverse: Multicloud or hybrid cloud management, workload-centric
management, and DevOps illustrate
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
In the two years since we first began working on Enterprise Cloud Strategy, much has changed. Cloud
technology has evolved from being an “if” to a “when,” and across almost all enterprises, the cloud
has now become an integral part of IT strategy. Further, there is now a growing realization that cloud
computing not only represents a set of technical opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings, but
also provides the potential to significantly transform the scope of enterprise computing. In fact, many
enterprises are finding that cloud computing offers entirely new business models, revenue streams,
and vehicles for customer intimacy.
Few technological changes have the potential to so dramatically change to the way we do business.
The last time we experienced such a tectonic shift was the with arrival of the Internet itself.
Yet, as we noted in the first edition of this book, when briefing CIOs and senior IT executives at
Microsoft, we are often told that migrating IT workloads to the
To put it carefully, certain technology decisions at the federal level since 2002 have been questionable. But citing new “Cloud First” policies for implementations in government contact centers, data centers, and federal agencies, cloud initiatives are now showing value by way of cost reductions and broader functionality. Abdo Rabadi of Blue Kite Consultants and Mechele Herres of Interactive Intelligence say even more benefits of the cloud await. Read how the federal government can best achieve them.
Cloud computing allows companies to use IT resources as a service, taking advantage of shared applications, processing and storage managed within the cloud - either inside a private cloud at an internal data center, or in an external cloud at a service provider. Greater robustness of the virtualized servers supporting this new IT model will ensure a resilient cloud infrastructure capable of delivering "on-demand" access to users.
Thanks to the emergence of cloud computing, IT environments must now be a broker of IT services across the enterprise. But how do you achieve the right IT balance for delivering cloud services? Read this white paper to find out.
Cloud computing doesn't just change where applications are run. It changes the processes used to build, deploy and ultimately manage them. Hear industry experts describe how cloud computing can modernize app development and testing to make your business more dynamic!
Federal datacenters, which house an enormous wealth of legacy assets, are the primary targets for agencies evaluating different cloud computing approaches. When agencies begin their journey to the cloud with virtualization-an IT transformation starting point that preserves existing investments-they realize significant agility, cost and security benefits. Federal IT leaders are deploying VMware cloud infrastructure solutions to meet these new directives.
Designing and implementing an enterprise security plan can be a daunting task for any business. To help facilitate this endeavor NaviSite has developed a manageable process and checklist that can be used by enterprise security, compliance, and IT professionals as a framework for crafting a successful cloud computing security plan. It defines seven steps—sequentially—that have been tested and refined through NaviSite’s experiences helping hundreds of companies secure enterprise resources according to best practices. This plan enables organizations to gain the economic advantages of secure and compliant managed cloud services.
As companies throughout the world examine the business value of Cloud Computing, it is important to understand how cloud can lower IT expenses. Read on to learn about the savings of cloud computing when compared against traditional infrastructure.
Combining the power of cloud computing with the freedom and functionality of mobile devices can give enterprises access to a wide range of key benefits. Read on this white paper to learn more about SmartCloud for Business Mobility.
Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted as a way for IT organizations to decrease costs, improve efficiency, and enhance business agility. NetApp has been helping companies succeed in cloud deployment to achieve tangible results since long before the term cloud entered the popular lexicon. NetApp has the people, technologies, and partnerships in place to help organizations evolve existing IT infrastructure into an efficient cloud-based service delivery model. The NetApp® Unified Storage Architecture and clustered Data ONTAP® operating system integrate all storage capabilities into a single, easy-to-use platform. By choosing NetApp when making the transition to a private cloud or a hybrid cloud, organizations will be able to meet their storage business needs now and in the future.
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted extensive research investigating the integration and management challenges created by the convergence of on-premise and public Cloud hosted applications. Research conducted in mid-2012 uncovered some compelling statistics about the role of Cloud integration in today's companies:
Nearly 50% of the companies surveyed have already deployed tiered transactions spanning public Cloud and on-premise computing environments (one form of "hybrid Cloud")
Approximately 35% have integrated (or are in the process of integrating) multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
As one IT professional put it, "Everything is connected to everything." Because of this fact, any discussionof public Cloud as a standalone technology is outmoded. Few modern on-premise applications exist as"silos," and the same is true of Cloud-delivered applications.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
VMware vCloud Director has created tremendous potential for service providers and enterprises to deliver agile and cost effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) through its ability to automate the self-provisioning of virtual data center service offerings by customers. Since a multitude of commodity cloud providers have appeared seemingly overnight, service providers and enterprises must harness technologies like vCloud Director
to reduce the overall cost of delivering compute services.
With automated self-service provisioning in place, the next wave of opportunities for cost and performance optimization lies in operations management. This document details how VMTurbo Operations Manager delivers unique business value, addressing significant gaps in VMware vCloud offerings.
In a world where just about everything is expected to be measured for the sake of ROI, the expression “time is money,” has become even more meaningful. As such, cloud computing—which enables collaboration among teams in real time—has become an expectation as a means of work e?ciency and in fostering ?exible work locations and times, particularly
The 9-to-5 work culture is ancient history. In its place is an “always on,” collaborative work culture enabled by hardware, software, mobile apps and the cloud.
In this whitepaper, we examine ?ve cultural shifts that are moving work and the workforce beyond the o?ce and traditional work-day hours to a system in which we can truly begin to say, “We are our work.”
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
At the time this definition was published, “cloud” was already part of industry parlance, and was beginning to take root in the general lexicon. Additionally, global business spending for infrastructure and services related to the cloud had topped $78 billion. This year, enterprise spending on the cloud will reach an estimated $174 billion, and is expected to climb to $235 billion by 2017.2 Inevitably, as both business IT and consumer mindsets evolve toward the cloud in coming years, we will continue to witness dramatic growth in IT products in some areas, and significant reductions in other areas—resulting in a reshaping of the industry as a whole.
If your company is using cloud computing services today, it’s highly likely you are already in a hybrid cloud configuration. The key question is whether you are actively managing this reality.
In January 2014, HP commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the state of enterprise hybrid cloud environments and how they are being managed. Forrester developed a hypothesis that tested the assertion that enterprise IT operations teams struggle to recognize and manage this hybrid state — a hypothesis that was proven out.
As you take advantage of the operational and economic benefits of virtualization and the cloud, it’s critical to secure your virtualized data centers, cloud deployments, and hybrid environments effectively. Because if you neglect any aspect of security, you leave gaps that open the door to web threats and serious data breaches. And, to meet data privacy and compliance regulations, you will need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate security, regardless of your computing environment.
Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solutions protect applications and data and prevent business disruptions, while helping to ensure regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical or virtual environments, cloud instances, or web applications, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need for virtual, cloud, and physical servers via the Trend Micro Deep Security platform. Download this white paper to learn more about the Trend Micro Deep Security platform.
Organizations around the world are embracing the economic and operational benefits of cloud computing. Whether organizations are extending internal resources or fully deploying on Microsoft Azure, the ability to take advantage of the business benefits of cloud require that organizations continue to meet key security requirements. Azure delivers a trusted cloud infrastructure on which customers can design, build and manage their own cloud applications and infrastructure. While Azure provides security controls for the infrastructure and change to virtualization layers, deploying organizations are responsible for deploying and maintaining security for the guest operating systems, applications, and data in order to protect against malware attacks, zero-day vulnerabilities and data breaches. Read this white paper to lean more about Trend Micro Instant-On Cloud Security for Microsoft Azure.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
It’s no secret that more and more businesses are leveraging the power of the cloud. And there’s good reason for that. Cloud computing offers the promise of cost-effective capacity on demand—anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
But taking advantage of the cloud’s many benefits isn’t as simple as signing up for an account. Like any other IT tool, it has to be used strategically. Making the move requires an end-to-end strategy designed to maximize the benefits of the cloud for your unique business needs. This infopaper will help you do just that.
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