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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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
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
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
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%
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.
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
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 ...
Whether it's New York Stock Exchange or Netflix, Samsung or Salesforce.com, 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 ...
February 2014- This paper discusses shifting campus and classrooms to cloud and mobility-enabled learning models.
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