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Accelerating Microsoft Office 365 with Riverbed SteelHead SaaS [ Source: Riverbed ]

August 2014- Riverbed SteelHead SaaS addresses cloud services/software as a service (SaaS) performance challenges by providing an easy-to-deploy optimization solution that meets customer needs for application performance over WAN and Internet connections.

Combining private wide area network (WAN) and public internet optimization, the SteelHead SaaS is a first-of-its-kind solution, which optimizes traffic across the public Internet with Riverbed's award-winning SteelHead optimization system (formerly RiOS or Riverbed Optimization System) technology to accelerate data and application ...

Securing Edge Data at the Center [ Source: Riverbed ]

May 2014- Nobody can afford to lose data. But managing data, including backup and availability, in far-flung locations can present many logistical and technological challenges that bring complexity, expense, and risk. It doesn't have to be that way, though. A new branch converged infrastructure approach allows organizations to project virtual servers and data to remote offices, providing for local access and performance while storing the data in centralized data centers. Enterprises can now do business across the ...

Edge Consolidation Delivers Peace of Mind for IT [ Source: Riverbed ]

May 2013- To increase agility while lowering costs, IT organizations are using virtualization and cloud-based infrastructure services to consolidate and reduce the number of physical servers and data centers across the enterprise. IDC estimates that, by 2015, more than 20 percent of the information running through servers will do so on virtualized systems. This percentage increases along with the size of the company, with some larger organizations using 100 percent virtualized systems. Read this paper to learn more.

Powering the Hybrid Enterprise [ Source: Riverbed ]

November 2014- Computing is no longer done in a single location. Users, applications, and data exist in more places than ever before, creating an unprecedented challenge for IT.

How can IT achieve the flexibility and agility it needs to offer multiple types of applications in multiple locations? Just as enterprises take advantage of applications hosted in multiple locations (i.e., public clouds, private clouds, or SaaS applications), they take advantage of different networks for different ...

SaaS Security: Mind the Gap [ Source: Adallom ]

November 2013- This joint paper from EMC and Adallom provides a brief overview of emerging gaps and trust issues common to SaaS providers.

Supply Chain in the Cloud: Looking Beyond Total Cost of Ownership [ Source: GT Nexus ]

October 2011- Cloud offers the potential to not only transform how supply chain organizations procure IT capabilities, but also to fundamentally change how they manage business processes.

Whether in the volatility of demand, requirements for shorter lead-times, or the acquisition of new capabilities, the "clock speed" for businesses is running faster and faster for most manufacturers today while the delivery of traditional IT capabilities are struggling to keep up.

This IDC paper illustrates ...

Cloud Paves Way for Big Changes [ Source: VMware ]

January 2015- At the forefront of big changes at federal agencies is cloud computing, helping collaboration and enabling the analysis of big data. Although the benefits of using cloud computing are widely acknowledged, knowing what type of cloud to use is not always so clear cut. This paper examines the main cloud options and the key questions to ask before choosing a provider.

Hybrid Model Eases Path to Cloud Adoption [ Source: VMware ]

January 2015- The federal government has made a strong commitment to cloud computing and the advantages are broadly recognized -- but the process of adopting the technology has proven to be a challenge. Learn how VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia can help agencies focus on meeting their requirements instead of the underlying infrastructure, giving them peace of mind that their existing apps can run alongside new ones in a secure cloud environment.

Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise WAN [ Source: Riverbed ]

December 2014- Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.

IBM SmartCloud Solutions: Software as a Service [ Source: IBM ]

November 2014- IBM SmartCloud Solutions enables organizations to execute business processes, analytics and applications as a service, and then realize cloud benefits by accelerating the time to market of these solutions and the transformation they bring. These solutions enable clients to reduce risk and capital investment, as well as the burden on IT resources, with instant and ongoing scalability to help them stay one step ahead of the market.

Key Tools for Maximizing Your Hybrid Cloud Investments [ Source: XO Communications ]

October 2014- Explore the optimization tools that give you the ability to see and control the performance and security of your WAN traffic, a vital component to your cloud success. Among other things, these tools help you counteract the effects of latency introduced by geographical WAN distances and allow you to alleviate network congestion that might results from sending a lot large files and retransmitting dropped packets.

The Role of the WAN in Your Hybrid Cloud [ Source: XO Communications ]

October 2014- Is your WAN ready to support your hybrid cloud? Discover how to prepare your WAN to get the most out of your investment in a hybrid public/private cloud.

The State of Managed Phone Services in the Cloud [ Source: Comcast ]

October 2014- More than 59% of small and midsized companies are considering a hosted or virtual alternative to traditional phone services in order to boost collaboration, reduce costs, and accommodate the changing mobile nature of work. Download this exclusive research report to learn more about the solutions they're pursuing, the results they're seeing, and the challenges they encounter along the way.

Become a Social Business in the Cloud [ Source: IBM ]

October 2014- Deepen your customer relationships. Drive operational effectiveness. Optimize your workforce. Read this solution brief to see how using IBM SmartCloud for Social Business services to become a social business can help your organization simplify, speed up and enhance interactions in practically all areas of the business.

The New Economics of Video Conferencing: Now Affordable Anywhere, Anytime with Anyone [ Source: Lifesize ]

October 2014- From Salesforce to Quickbooks, the cloud, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), is fundamentally reshaping the economics of all kinds of business applications by allowing them to be delivered over the Internet via a browser. Video conferencing is the latest cloud trend--it removes the need for high-priced infrastructure and ongoing maintenance, while allowing technology to be deployed quickly and easily.

Cloud-based video conferencing isn't simply about providing traditional services at a lower cost. The new value ...

Beyond the Executive Suite: Video Conference is Now Available to Virtually Everyone [ Source: Lifesize ]

October 2014- Until recently, video conferencing has had limited usefulness because the technology was expensive to own and maintain. And, since no global address book existed, the only people you could speak to were those with whom you shared the system--typically people in your own company. As a result, video conferencing was restricted to Fortune 500 business units talking to colleagues in the same corporation. But all that has changed, thanks to the cloud. It's moved video conferencing ...

Cloud: The Future of Business Communication [ Source: Comcast ]

October 2014- Cloud-based communications means various things to various people, but the only definition that matters is the one that suits your needs. This UBM Tech ebook explores cloud-based voice services that keep employees and customers connected - no matter how technology changes.

A Guide to Hybrid Cloud for Government Agencies [ Source: VMware ]

September 2014- Government customers are in need of a secure, compliant enterprise-class hybrid cloud service. Read this whitepaper to learn more.

Migrating to an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government: Top 5 Considerations [ Source: VMware ]

September 2014- Instead of operating a combination of onsite and offsite IT environments and struggling to maintain both new and legacy applications and infrastructure, vCloud Government Service provides the right mix of internal controls with the ability to securely scale to meet demand for IT resources. As you contemplate migrating basic workloads and/or mission-critical and sensitive data to the cloud, be sure to address these top 5 considerations.

Top 7 Benefits of an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government [ Source: VMware ]

September 2014- The hybrid cloud is becoming more and more prevalent - in fact, nearly three-fourths of large enterprises expect to have hybrid deployments by 2015.

Let's take a look at the benefits of this hybrid cloud service.

Building & Managing A Private Cloud: 6 Important Questions [ Source: Red Hat ]

September 2014- Every year, more government workloads move to the cloud as agencies realize the cost, scalability, and manageability benefits that the cloud offers. The vast majority of those workloads take advantage of private clouds - dedicated clouds or secure segments of clouds that provide the highest level of security and control. According to IDC Government, private clouds dominate in federal government, with billions spent so far. We talked to cloud experts at Red Hat about the ...

Scale-out File Sync and Share [ Source: Red Hat ]

August 2014- File sync and share capabilities are now considered essential by an increasingly mobile and productive work force. While consumer-grade, cloud-based file sync and share solutions often provide a convenient data storage medium, they are outside of corporate control and data policies, and represent a serious concern for enterprise IT departments. To address these shortcomings, ownCloud, Red Hat, and HP have worked together to provide a cost-effective and scalable file sync and share solution that is ...

Collaboration 2.0: The Empowered Supply Chain [ Source: GT Nexus ]

August 2014- The word collaboration has taken on a new meaning as cloud technology reshapes sourcing and planning in the apparel world. Apparel execs are meeting omnichannel demand with a new, critical eye on financial collaboration to better fund suppliers, forecasting and replenishment data across many partners, and the agility required to react quickly to customer needs.

Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions Reference Architecture Guide [ Source: Dell / Red Hat ]

August 2014- This reference architecture focuses on helping organizations begin evaluating OpenStack software and/or create proofs of concept. Dell and Red Hat can provide guidance for more sophisticated deployments; however, they are beyond the scope of this document. The expected focus for the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform encompasses software, hardware, operations, and integration in unique packages known as bundles. See Solutions Sizing Termson page 16 for more information.
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Migrating to an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government: Top 5 Considerations [ Source: VMware ]

April 2014- VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution built on vSphere, which empowers government customers to leverage existing investments in applications and infrastructure. As a result, government agencies can avoid the cost and complexity of re-architecting and retraining sta for public cloud infrastructure that is radically dierent from what is in place today.

Instead of operating a combination of onsite and osite IT environments and struggling ...

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