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Leveraging the Cloud for Your Test and Development Workloads [ Source: IBM ]

November 2014- This report explores how a cloud-based test and development environment enables developers to deliver their applications faster, more cost-effectively, and with fewer errors than traditional data center environments.

The Hybrid Cloud Helps Midsize Companies Compete [ Source: IBM ]

November 2014- This Ventana Research e-Book presents background, adoption, benefits, advantages to midsize businesses, security considerations, challenges of hybrid cloud adoption and recommendations for evaluating hybrid cloud for midsize organizations.

All Clouds are Not Created Equal: A Logical Approach to Cloud Adoption in Your Company [ Source: IBM ]

November 2014- In conference rooms worldwide, enterprise IT departments are evaluating entry into 'the cloud'. Armed with media reports and marketing materials, they are considering questions like, "Is the cloud appropriate for critical workloads? Will the cloud really save time and money? Does the cloud pose a security risk?" There's only one problem with such due diligence: there's no such thing as 'the cloud'. Instead, there are multiple clouds, with different configurations, offered by different providers and ...

Building a Successful Roadmap to the Cloud [ Source: IBM ]

November 2014- Chances are your company has dabbled in the cloud. Perhaps you have moved the company Website to an on-demand cloud-based infrastructure service. Your developers may be testing their new applications in the cloud before releasing them. It's likely that your line of business colleagues subscribe to multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, whether or not IT was involved in the decision.
In this paper, we list the steps toward building a cloud roadmap, ...

Four Key Trends Impacting Mobile Infrastructure Strategy [ Source: IBM ]

October 2014- As mobile technology evolves, it's bringing rapid change to enterprises everywhere, so it's essential to know the latest trends and how to build on them to create real business benefits. IDC believes third-party mobility service providers will play a key role in helping you do just that. Read the analyst report to get expert insight into how you can benefit from key mobile trends; building blocks and best practices for successful deployment and adoption of ...

Redefining Networks for Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social and Security [ Source: IBM ]

October 2014- Much has been written about cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social, and IT security as significant forces that are transforming information technology and business. Much less has been said about the impact of these forces on networking-or about the role that networks play when business initiatives are based on them. As these technologies move from future trend to mainstream, the network as the common, critical infrastructure component will get close to the breaking point.? ...

IDC White Paper: Best Practices for Cloud Adoption [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption-IDC Dynamic Paper Discover how your IT organization can become more agile by leveraging Cloud computing to its full potential. Enter a few basic details in this online tool to generate a customized IDC white paper that outlines the benefits and best practices of cloud implementation.

State of Cloud Survey [ Source: IBM ]

October 2014- We delve into 5 steps to take this year: Choose providers with an eye to standards. Hybrid cloud is too expensive to be a stopgap, so commit long term or keep public and private separate. Do not ignore Docker. When it comes to performance and security, don't trust, verify. Find your org's DevOps disciples and let them drive cloud strategy.

Choosing a Partner for Enterprise Cloud Production Workloads [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- The right managed clouds can effectively support production workloads while simultaneously helping companies seize new business opportunities.

Under Cover of Cloud: CAI Global Cloud Study [ Source: IBM ]

August 2014- 20% of organizations have discovered a secret source of competitive differentiation. It allows them to serve customers in new ways, reimagine their business models, surface valuable insights from their data and tap expertise across the enterprise. The secret: Cloud computing.

APM SaaS and Analytics Step Up to Meet the Needs of Modern Applications, Mobile Users, and Hybrid Cloud Architectures [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- This IDC Technology Spotlight report examines the critical role that SaaS and analytics are playing in the transformation of the APM market. The paper also considers the impact that IBM's recently introduced Performance Management (SaaS) and IT Operations Analytics offerings will have on the APM market.

Creating Customer Centric Data Centers That Are Agile, Efficient, and Secure with IBM Data Center Services [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Datacenters are powering a new and more demanding era of IT built to accommodate organizations' growing reliance on mobile devices and applications, greater use of cloud-based applications, and use of data analytics to transform existing business processes.

Software Defined Storage - The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter [ Source: IBM ]

May 2014- This EMA paper gives insights on why storage matters for cloud and what's the advantages of storage virtualization for cloud. It reviews IBM's software defined storage infrastructure solution and highlights the competitive differentiator for IBM's SmartCloud offering.

Hybird Cloud Backup Delivers More for Less [ Source: IBM ]

May 2014- In this technology brief, research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shares their perspective on the increasing importance of a hybrid approach which combines on-premise and cloud capabilities to meet today's data protection requirements.

Managing Enterprise Assets and IT Assets in a Converged World [ Source: IBM ]

April 2014- This analyst report provides guidelines for how to plan an effective Enterprise Asset Management strategy, including maturity levels, processes, and technologies in context of IT Asset Management advances.

Application Performance Management Is Critical To Business Success [ Source: IBM ]

March 2014- This Application Performance Management Forrester Research study captures insight into the benefits and challenges with today's IT monitoring solutions as well as the types of monitoring features that will help meet application performance and availability expectations.

Cloud computing solutions for federal governments [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- By upgrading their data centers, federal governments can help save money and enhance their services. However, moving data from disparate systems can be risky. Read the solution brief to see how IBM can help support your agency goals through scalable cloud-based solutions within security-rich virtualized environments.

Software Defined Storage Needs a Platform [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- This Storage Switzerland paper examines how software defined storage extends the concept of storage virtualization beyond the mere aggregation of storage assets and basic volume management. Software defined storage adds enhanced capabilities like data protection, storage tiering and storage efficiency.

The next generation of software defined storage will evolve from proprietary services into a platform. This will continue to provide core data services like volume management, snapshots, data tiering but at the same ...

Operational Insight for Running IT at the Speed of Business [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- 8 to 10 page Analyst Whitepaper by Ptak / Noel addressing the need for IT to bring Analytics technology to IT to help them be more proactive, predictive providing faster mean time to repair. This paper will also explore how IBM is helping customers with it's new IT Analytics platform that offers Search, Predict and Optimize capabilities.

Proactively manage business applications and the user experience [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- The comprehensive, integrated IBM portfolio of application performance management solutions enables IT to move beyond basic resource monitoring to optimize infrastructure performance and availability through the use of best practices for identifying and resolving infrastructure problems.

Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovation [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- At many companies today, 70 percent of IT budgets - or more - go into maintenance and operations.1 A large chunk of the remainder typically goes toward deploying applications and configuring hardware for them. But what if you could manage the entire solution stack as a single entity, automate most maintenance tasks and deploy new applications in a matter of hours? You'd most likely be able to dedicate far more of your IT budget to innovation ...

The Power of Cloud - Driving business model innovation [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. Indeed, cloud has the power to fundamentally shift competitive landscapes by providing a new platform for creating and delivering business value. To take advantage of cloud's potential to transform internal operations, customer relationships and industry value chains, organizations need to determine how best to employ cloud-enabled business models that promote sustainable competitive advantage.

Expert Integrated Systems: Changing the Experience and Economics of IT [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- It's never been more challenging to work in IT. The continually shifting demands of business and other organizational environments demand a quicker and more effective response from those charged with matching technology to enterprise goals. At the same time, IT faces increased pressures to reduce costs, as markets worldwide force ever-greater efficiencies in enterprise endeavors. In this e-book, we take an in-depth look at these expert integrated systems - what they are, how they work, ...

Delivering Worry-Free Storage [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- For small and midsize businesses, the challenge of building an IT storage infrastructure that is both effective and affordable can be daunting: the amount of information these organizations need to store is constantly increasing, while IT budgets are staying the same, or possibly even shrinking. IT managers will most likely find themselves having to do more with less. Learn how IBM's new features for low-end storage systems can increase efficiency, protect the data storage environment, ...

Surviving The Technical Security Skills Crisis - An Assessment Of The Current Security Skills Landscape And How To Overcome It [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The security world is a scary place, and it's getting scarier. Every day brings more risks, threats, customer demands, and regulations. Worse yet, it's becoming more difficult to recruit and retain people who really get it and know how to help. It's time for a new model. A survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM shows that security leaders are partnering with managed security services providers in increasing numbers - and the feedback ...

Unlocking the Power of Flash with the MCx-Enabled Next Generation VNX [ Source: EMC ]

October 2013- In this white paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi-core CPUs. It talks about how EMC provides an excellent case study since we have been at the forefront of this evolution.

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