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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 ...

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 staff for public cloud infrastructure that is radically different from what is in place today. Instead of operating a combination of onsite and offsite IT environments and struggling to maintain both new ...

Agility in the Cloud: How Dev/Test Teams Can Increase Velocity While Reducing Defects [ Source: Skytap ]

April 2014- Over the past decade, Agile development methods and continuous integration have seen broad adoption across the enterprise, large ISVs, and even amongst system integrators. Adopting an Agile mindset can help development and test teams improve software quality, shorten release cycles, and enable business owners and stakeholders to quickly deliver higher value to their customers. Yet, even after adopting Agile methods, dev/test teams still struggle with obtaining, building, and managing the resources and computing environments ...

Gartner Research Paper: Private Cloud Matures, Hybrid Cloud Is Next [ Source: VMware ]

April 2014- Nearly half of large enterprises polled have deployed a private cloud service, and only 11% have no plans to do so through 2014. While actual hybrid cloud computing deployments are rare, nearly three-fourths of large enterprises expect to have hybrid deployments by 2015.

Ease Into The Cloud with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 [ Source: Red Hat ]

March 2014- Cloud computing has a lot of appeal, from autoscaling to lower costs, and it's all just a few clicks away.

Thus, the big question is not "why cloud?" but rather "how cloud?" Like many shifts in IT, cloud computing is a journey-one that may take years to complete, and one that depends on your definition of "complete." In truth, some applications? technology will never be truly considered final.

Red Hat been ...

Big Data & the Cloud: The Sum Is Greater Than the Parts [ Source: Viacode ]

March 2014- How do you accelerate business learning from big data analytics? The answer lies in combining big data processing and the cloud to take advantage of our hyperconnected world. Learn about the technology and tools that can harness the cloud's power to turn your data into new customer value

Pharm MD doubles performance while reducing costs with Rackspace Private Cloud [ Source: Rackspace ]

February 2014- Pharm MD doubled their performance and reduced their costs by moving to the Rackspace Private Cloud. They use Rackspace?s Core Support which provides installation, patching, troubleshooting, bug fixes and capacity management and have utilized Chef to help further automate their environment

ThinkBox Software uses Rackspace Private Cloud for high-volume data processing [ Source: Rackspace ]

February 2014- ThinkBox Software delivers efficient high-volume data processing on the Rackspace Private Cloud while meeting the security requirements of large motion picture studios who require complete secrecy for their next blockbuster movie

Ranker reduces spend by almost 60% with Rackspace [ Source: Rackspace ]

February 2014- Find out how Rackspace Private Cloud and Rackspace DevOps Support helped Ranker automate their cloud environment and increase stability and control while reducing their hosting spend by almost 60%

GigaOm Pro: The Rewards and Risks of Enterprise Mobility [ Source: Accellion ]

February 2014- The productivity gains that are uniquely enabled by the cloud and mobile also present significant enterprise security challenges. Valuable and private data stored on mobile devices presents potential nightmare scenarios for departments and teams using the technology as well as CIOs, CSOs, and IT managers. This research report will outline the importance of balancing the advantages and risk of increasing enterprise mobility.

BYOD File Sharing - Go Private Cloud to Mitigate Data Risks [ Source: Accellion ]

February 2014- The consumerization of IT and the popularity of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) are jeopardizing the security and integrity of business data. Seeking an easy way to share files across smartphones, tablets, and desktops, employees are signing up for free public cloud file sharing services that lack rigorous security and audit controls. Download this whitepaper to learn the benefits of adopting private cloud solution for file sharing and synchronization

Connecting the clouds: Best Practices For Integrating IT Service Management [ Source: BMC Software ]

February 2014- With software as a service (SaaS) you are integrating an external service, hosted by an external party, with your internal systems. The SaaS integration is a matter of connecting the clouds and well-articulated interfaces defining the data that is traveling back and forth. With the right integration strategy SaaS integration can be simple, straightforward, and easy. Moreover, it can position your IT organization to effectively leverage SaaS and migrate from one SaaS solution to another ...

5 Habits of Highly Successful Practitioners [ Source: Perforce ]

February 2014- Whether it's New York Stock Exchange or Netflix, Samsung or, companies of all kinds have embraced the design practice known as Continuous Delivery - a discipline in which software can be released to production at any time.

In this Best Practices eBook discover 5 habits that set top practitioners apart. Learn how to dramatically speed up your release cycles by:

• Thinking beyond code
• Automating, automating, automating
• Making everything ...

CDE Research Report: Mobility and Cloud [ Source: VMware / Carahsoft ]

February 2014- This paper discusses shifting campus and classrooms to cloud and mobility-enabled learning models.

Catching the Tide: VMware IT as a Service [ Source: VMware / Carahsoft ]

February 2014- This paper discusses how the evolution to IT as a Service goes beyond alignment with business goals and is poised to drive business goals in an alliance with government leaders.

Weathering the Storm: How Cloud Management Can Align Competing C-Suite Priorities [ Source: VMware / Carahsoft ]

February 2014- Despite varying perspectives, one can be sure that a change in the dynamic of the C-suite would create new questions on the way agencies manage their IT investments, especially cloud computing. As agencies move more of their mission critical workloads to the cloud, the alignment of priorities in the C-suite will make for a much smoother transition.

Moving To Hybrid Cloud: Top 5 Considerations [ Source: VMware / Carahsoft ]

February 2014- Here are the top five considerations to keep in mind as you begin evaluating hybrid cloud for your organization?s workloads.

Hybrid Cloud Brochure [ Source: VMware / Carahsoft ]

February 2014- Learn how VMware hybrid cloud services and solutions enable organizations to extend their data centers to the cloud with confidence, without having to change their applications or infrastructure

Accelerating Business Application Development: Download The Whitepaper [ Source: CloudShare ]

February 2014- Plenty of studies show that over 50% of organizations will increase their investments in cloud services over the next couple years. But did you know it does even more than increase agility and reduce costs when applied to dev/test? The challenges you face, from configuration difficulties to optimizing infrastructure hurdles, are eliminated with instant access to cloud-based environments built for business application development and testing. Now your line of business application can move into the ...

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