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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 ...

Your Guide to VMware Lab Manager Replacement [ Source: Skytap ]

August 2014- VMware officially ended support for its Lab Manager product in May. Due to its popularity, the Lab Manager EOL is leaving many teams searching for a lab management solution that will provide them the same key features and benefits as Lab Manager. Using cloud services as a lab manager replacement are becoming more popular. Cloud service providers can offer the flexibility, agility, and scalability that give companies (and IT Pros) what they need for the ...

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

August 2014- An inside-out approach for extending your data center to the cloud.

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

August 2014- VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia is an enterprise class hybrid cloud service that delivers the tried and tested VMware capabilities widely used by government organizations today, with the added security and compliance assurance of FedRAMP authorization. The hybrid cloud is becoming more and more prevalent - in fact, nearly three-fourths of large enterprises expect to have hybrid deployments by 2015.

Charting a Path from the Network to the Multi-Cloud [ Source: XO Communications ]

August 2014- Enterprise technology expert David Linthicum takes the mystery out of improving your network to enable cloud-based resources in multiple clouds. Beyond the basics, you'll gain a step-by-step approach to consider as you integrate your networking requirements with cloud-based resources. You will also chart a clear path to the right network solutions, and learn how to pick the right network partner to successfully and securely connect people with access to multiple clouds. Leading technology publications frequently ...

Critical Network Capabilities for Cloud-Based DDoS Mitigation [ Source: Verisign ]

July 2014- Due to the evolving DDoS threat, companies are turning to cloud based DDoS mitigation providers, who have built out massive amounts of network bandwidth and DDoS mitigation capacity. Just as important as network capacity is the flexibility and diversity of the provider's network. This paper describes how Verisign DDoS Protection Services relies upon a fully redundant network backbone, purpose-built on multiple diverse 10 Gbps optical infrastructures.

Optimizing Cloud and Virtualized Applications: A collection of articles from the Compuware APM Center of Best Practices [ Source: Compuware ]

July 2014- This collection of articles substantiates growing concerns over application performance in cloud and/or virtualized environments. While cost reduction is a primary reason enterprises move from traditional datacenter infrastructure to distributed computing, the economics don't pan out if application performance and, subsequently, user adoption suffer. However, a good understanding of performance in the cloud or in virtualized environments demands a wholly different approach to monitoring, as explained in the following articles authored by technology strategists ...

Take Back Control of Your Cloud Apps: Which SLAs Really Protect Your Bottom Line? [ Source: Compuware ]

July 2014- In December 2013, Compuware commissioned Research in Action to conduct a global, independent survey of 740 senior IT professionals' attitudes and concerns relating to cloud computing. The results revealed that businesses worry that the reduced visibility and control that accompanies their move to the cloud hampers their ability to deliver a high quality end-user experience with applications. The study shows that the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offered by cloud providers are failing to address the needs of ...

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North America [ Source: Datapipe ]

July 2014- Cloud-enabled managed hosting brings cloudlike consumption and provisioning attributes to the traditional managed hosting market. It represents an evolution of a mature market in which the wide variety of offerings and capabilities means vendors must be chosen carefully.

Rethinking IT Operations in the Cloud [ Source: Datapipe ]

July 2014- This paper breaks down the challenges that often prevent the cloud from delivering the fast, flexible and affordable infrastructure companies seek - and then details the secret to achieving success with cloud solutions.

Accelerating Cloud Deployment and Operations with Managed Services [ Source: Datapipe ]

July 2014- Companies that do not have sufficient in-house expertise to either deploy or maintain an IaaS cloud should turn to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to accelerate the planning, deployment and maintenance of their corporate cloud.

The Public Sector Cloud Perspective [ Source: DLT Solutions ]

July 2014- Over the past decade, there have been several technology revolutions that have improved the way the public sector agencies do business-from client/server computing to virtualization, from virtualization to the Internet, and from the Internet to today's cloud computing. Learn what David Blankenhorn, Chief Cloud Technologist at DLT Solutions, has to say about the role of cloud computing, and how PaaS in particular plays in helping public sector agencies become more flexible and efficient while ...

Analyst Paper: Forrester: Hybrid² Integration [ Source: Red Hat ]

May 2014- Read this report to compare 14 of the most significant middleware providers and their fit for hybrid scenarios between the cloud and on-premises, as well as across the different traditional on-premises integration capabilities to help you select the right partner for your hybrid integration endeavors.

Cloud Adoption: Hybrid Is the Future [ Source: VMware ]

April 2014- As the cloud computing market continues to grow, enterprises are exploring different cloud models in search of the right balance of functionality, flexibility and investment protection. As many organizations are discovering, off-premises cloud vs. on-premises data center is not an either/or proposition. Hybrid cloud lets organizations provision, use, and manage IT resources across their on-site data center and a compatible public cloud. A new Market Pulse survey by IDG Research Services indicates that more ...

Migrating to the Cloud - The Real Business Benefits [ Source: F5 ]

April 2014- This Technology Spotlight discusses the five stages of cloud migration within the IDC Cloud Maturity Model, which provides guidance for moving forward successfully with cloud computing. This paper identifies business benefits that organizations can realize with cloud, focusing on the essential role cloud plays in helping organizations reduce datacenter capital and operating costs while improving application performance and resiliency. This paper also looks at the role of F5's BIG-IQ platform, an intelligent framework for ...

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

April 2014- VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud service that delivers the tried and tested VMware capabilities widely used by government organizations today, with the added security and compliance assurance of FedRAMP authorization. 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.

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

April 2014- The majority of government customers operate some combination of onsite and offsite IT environments and are struggling to manage both new and legacy applications and infrastructure. Enterprise-class hybrid cloud empowers government customers to leverage existing investments in applications and infrastructure, and avoid the complexity of having to rewrite applications to work on a public cloud infrastructure.

VMware delivers vCloud Government Service, provided by Carpathia, an enterprise class hybrid cloud solution where both onsite ...

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