November 2014- Everyone gets IaaS and SaaS. But PaaS is less well understood, even in enterprises with skilled app dev practices. We decided to help close that knowledge gap via this report and its accompanying which covers five key areas: Platform-as-a-Service Defined, The DevOps Cost Puzzle and How PaaS Solves It, The Many Flavors of PaaS, Public vs. Private: When to Run Your Own PaaS: Enterprise IT teams can run a private PaaS system that Evaluating PaaS ...
November 2014- To extract value from mountains of data, the open source Hadoop data storage and processing system offers compelling benefits, giving your organization. the ability to store and analyze data more affordably than ever before. While the opportunity is clear, until now, the deployment of a Hadoop cluster was seen as a complex undertaking with all the risks of a big technology project. Read on to learn about three options Dell offers, together with Cloudera and ...
November 2014- Midmarket companies may be less likely than enterprises to have massive sunk investments in data center infrastructure, but that doesn't mean cloud is a slam dunk. Nearly half, 43%, of respondents to our recent Cloud ROI Survey hail from companies with fewer than 1,000 employees, and the vast majority of responding IT pros say they like cloud. But they also think hard about costs versus benefits. In this report, we'll discuss the range of business benefits companies ...
How can IT organizations embrace new cloud technologies and meet new big data
challenges without adding complexity to their companies? Enterprises generally are
embracing the new-age data center strategy needed to tackle these opportunities, but
key obstacles remain, among which the co-existence with legacy systems and apps sits
atop many lists.
The value proposition favors IT organizations today, especially in hardware acquisition costs, and the opportunity to rent services and infrastructure in the cloud ...
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.
November 2014- This report explores that by choosing the right PaaS, an IT organization can align development and operations resources, ensuring that applications are deployed quickly, cost-effectively, and error-free.
November 2014- Infographic highlighting the key differentiators of SoftLayer's infrastructure as a service capabilities, including flexible choices, high performance, granular control and security through automation and standardization.
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.
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 ...
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, ...
Like any IT project, the success of a private PaaS implementation requires a combination of the right people, processes and technologies. Companies should consider the following steps to ensure a successful transition to private PaaS:
• Establish a program strategy that provides a strategic vision and guiding principles for the corporate initiative along with program management resourcing, tracking, and oversight.
• Develop clear business objectives and use those to guide and influence ...
October 2014- As the creation and management of applications increases in importance for businesses today, so does making those applications portable. Being able to take application workloads and place them in the right environment to get the best performance and functionality is critical to an organization's success. To meet the challenges of today's digital economy, companies need to understand the workload portability choices available, what options they have, and the challenges they face in application deployment.
October 2014- The mobility revolution is impacting every aspect of our lives, both personal and professional. But many businesses are seriously underestimating the full impact of this burgeoning transformation. Read the white paper "The Individual Enterprise to find out why IBM believes that the time has come for organizations of all sizes, in all industries, to consider the true potential of mobile. By combining the power of analytics with the ubiquity of mobile, your organization has the ...
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 ...
October 2014- The veritable explosion of cloud-based IT and business solutions combined with rising demand for mobility and social connection has brought with it a world of new resiliency and continuity challenges. Today IT is expected to deliver "always-on, always-available" service and assure the continuous accessibility of systems and data for an increasingly demanding user community. Resiliency strategies must address the evolving nature of IT, specifically the impact of three disruptive technologies: cloud computing, big data and ...
October 2014- Now available: the cost data you need to build the business case for improved continuity and resiliency. Based on findings from the largest study of its kind-the IBM Global Study on the Economic Impact of IT Risk-which surveyed 2,136 IT professionals around the world, 1,069 of them business continuity professionals. Uncover what these business continuity professionals have to say about the IT threats that cause business disruptions, and what these disruptions cost. Then use the IBM trend ...
October 2014- This paper discusses how to develop and implement risk management metrics that examine IT risk in light of IT threats' potential to effect overall business operations and strategic goals.
October 2014- An IBM white paper describing the infrastructure implications of today's converging technology forces and the software defined, next-generation data center transformation vital to capitalizing on them.
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.? ...
October 2014- In response to recent growth in the premium finance industry and an expanding workforce, Imperial PFS recently leveraged a VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment to cost-effectively scale their business. The addition of HGST FlashMAX II storage devices allows IPFS to meet their need for fast response times and increased performance.
October 2014- Cloud computing, mobility, social technology, continuous delivery, DevOps, embedded intelligence, big data and other trends are bringing new levels of complexity to the data center. To cope with this complex, customer focused world, IT leaders are turning to a new set of IT service management tools to help them analyze and optimize their on-premises, cloud and hybrid operations while accelerating their pace of innovation. The net result is lower costs and greater opportunity for their ...
October 2014- The new performance-minded, resource-intensive demands of big data, analytics, cloud, social media, and mobile computing are driving enterprises to take a closer look at flash-based storage options. Here's why.
October 2014- This five-part InformationWeek University track guides IT pros looking to make cloud a business asset. Sessions cover everything from transitioning from a legacy IT model to why latecomers may have an edge to handling auditors.
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.
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.
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