For cloud components to operate optimally, they cannot be assembled - they must be integrated. With inadequate integration, the cloud can fall short of expectations for speed, flexibility, and costs.
April 2013- There are now millions of malware variations to defend against and hundreds of perpetrators of DDoS attacks. Given the complex nature of today's threats, enterprises can achieve a strategic advantage by employing a new layer of security that is services based. Cloud-based services are an important aspect of this approach to security and provide always-on monitoring without the added expense of buying and maintaining on-premise equipment. Early detection can help manage breach notification and remediation ...
By following this blueprint, the Army has the opportunity to not only align itself with federal consolidation and cloud mandates, but also maximize the potential of the APC2 contract and achieve more flexible, cost-effective, and tactical IT operations with an APC2 Mobile Data Center (MDC).
APC2 MDC brings the Mobile Cloud to life with a range of energy-efficient, rugged, easily transportable cloud solutions.
This white paper provides the details needed for ...
Seamless integration between the data center and globally distributed locations at the edge
Maximizing user productivity regardless of where they reside is a key requirement but for branch offices, there is a particular challenge - where to place the resources the users need. Typically, it is a choice between the branch and the data center.
So what is the best approach? Until now, organizations had to choose between one or the ...
March 2013- On September 27, 2011, Birst announced the release of Birst 5. Birst 5 introduces the concept of a completely encapsulated business intelligence solution as in a self-contained virtual package, or software appliance. The Birst software appliance offers to on-premise customers the same features and functionality of traditional cloud-based SaaS implementations. Birst provides a proven and tested platform from its public cloud-based offerings to Information Technology (IT) departments looking for the provisioning speed of cloud-based architectures and the security provided ...
Pervasive business intelligence-BI for the masses-is often described, but rarely achieved. Conventional BI approaches have enjoyed limited success, partly due to high up-front costs and complexity that often comes with those solutions. However, prior Aberdeen Group research shows increasing interest in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business intelligence, with twice as many organizations using this deployment approach as one year ago - 15% in 209 compared to 7% in 2008.
This Analyst Insight is based on data collected from more ...
March 2013- In this paper we first review the three primary delivery models for BI: traditional, Open Source and Cloud. We then build and establish a TCO model by which we can evaluate the three offering types. Finally, the three BI offering types are evaluated at a summary level against this model.
Cloud computing is changing IT forever. Will it spell the demise of the enterprise IT department or be a catalyst for its rebirth? Find out how IT can use service lifecycle management to transform cloud from a source of heartburn into a source of revitalization.
The cloud beckons, with its promise of higher agility, IT efficiency, and cost savings. But no business can make the move to the cloud in a single leap. Learn how enlightened companies are using data center automation as a critical step to turning cloud potential into reality.
March 2013- The explosive growth of data is creating significant challenges for many companies. Challenges include physical storage, lack of data mobility, and the escalating costs of managing, storing and processing large, growing data sets. Organizations need the ability to analyze and gain insights from vast amounts of retained data for a variety of business purposes including customer billing, fraud detection and data mining to find new revenue opportunities. This collection of challenges is often referred to ...
Jointly designed by NetApp, Cisco, and VMware, the FlexPod™ data center solution is a complete, integrated cloud architecture consisting of leading storage, networking, and server technologies. It was designed to reduce the cost and complexity of implementing the federal Cloud-First policy and other cloud initiatives, with a secure, pretested, shared infrastructure solution that has been validated in a lab environment.
Reduce business risk and time to deployment for all your applications.
ThunderCat teamed with the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Chief Technology Officer, J. Travis Howerton, to talk about how the Department of Energy's NNSA is achieving energy savings and other beneﬁts by implementing data center consolidation within a cloud computing environment.
"Success in the Next Wave of Data Center Consolidation" solution brief is now available. Included is Government viewpoint on delivering IT energy savings and Industry viewpoint on 5 key lessons learned for ...
Download this white paper to learn how you can use cloud computing to improve your mobile data security. The paper features in-depth details about cloud computing as a surprisingly effective technique to solve the security, performance, user experience, and cost issues plaguing enterprises looking to provide mobile access to enterprise applications today.
In “How to Avoid Data Leakage from Mobile Enterprise Apps: Use the Cloud,” you will learn:
A new architecture ...
An on demand identity & access management service is a core cloud
infrastructure services and should be:
Built for Web Scale - the service must scale up and down seamlessly with your needs.
Always Available - the service must be architected for zero downtime. No maintenance windows required.
Secure - the service must be more secure than anything you could build and operate on your own.
Constantly Evolving - the service ...
June 2013- Typical web applications are protected with single-factor authentication: a user name and password. These credentials, in addition to being difficult to manage, leave sensitive data and applications vulnerable to a variety of common attacks. As enterprises adopt more cloud applications, addressing this threat will become critical. Unlike older on-premises applications, cloud applications are accessible to anyone on the public Internet. Multifactor authentication (MFA) is designed to protect against the range of attacks that rely on ...
Organizations that do not manage file transfer processes properly can expose themselves to a variety of undesirable consequences, but what they need is a better method to manage the large file sharing process that will minimize the risk of exposing sensitive enterprise data, make it easier to manage files in compliance with corporate policies, and make secure file sharing as easy as sending files through email.
Read this Osterman white paper, Enterprise Requirements ...
The threat of email borne attacks is greater than ever with malware volumes increasing drastically. One of the most common, and difficult to detect, email threats comes in the form of phishing and spear-phishing emails.
Historically, phishing attacks targeted end-users with attackers going after credentials to financial accounts. But modern phishing attacks have evolved toward targeting sensitive corporate data as evidenced by the high profile data breaches targeted at diverse organizations including RSA ...
The evolution of devices, integration of technology into personal lives, availability of cloud-based services and wireless evolution has moved bring-your-own-device (BYOD) from vision to reality. With demand for BYOD as high as it is, it's possible that staying with the status quo and not moving to BYOD is a bigger risk than implementing it.
This ZK Research report examines these risks, the benefits of BYOD, key IT issues when it comes to implementing ...
April 2013- Enterprises are witnessing a fundamental change in the workplace driven by mobility, collaborative networks and the influx of the "Connected Generation." The result is that there is a growing demand for tools that will support this evolving workplace. This guide will help you understand the impact of mobile technologies on the enterprise and how organizations will have to adapt and operate in an environment where users, employees, customers and partners are bringing their own mobile ...
February 2013- While IT managers can’t predict when disaster will strike, they can take steps to ensure that service will be restored as quickly as possible when it does. Raritan’s Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions helps IT staff to quickly, efficiently and accurately troubleshoot, diagnose and repair post-disaster system failures.
February 2013- While many organizations have employed smart card identification to enhance their physical security infrastructure, data centers in particular can benefit greatly from the two-factor authentication that a smart card inherently provides to the logical realm. When seeking a smart card-enabled KVM system, choose not only a solution that fulfills the basic requirement of supporting PKI authentication to multiple servers from a single location, but also one that makes the necessary KVM feature adjustments to enable ...
To ensure the secure transmission of classified and secret information, the U.S. Government has mandated that beginning April, 2013 all access to military, intelligence, and other classified systems will require the use of a limited-access computer network Secret Internet Provider Network (SIPRNet) token.
Even after organizations upgrade their systems for SIPRNet token access and issue hardware tokens, complying with the DoD mandate still poses significant challenges: How can authorized users quickly and securely ...
January 2013- Cloud computing represents a strategic generational shift in how IT operates. It can help IT address growing pressures to be more flexible and more responsive to business needs. It can increase IT efficiency and agility, and help reduce risk of operation in organizations of all sizes. Most important, cloud computing can make IT more reliable, without sacrificing security and governance.
Moving to a cloud-computing environment is a priority for the vast majority of enterprises today. Most CIOs hope to harness the cloud to drive business transformation
through IT transformation. They're no longer just concerned with budgets or delivering products and services efficiently, but seek to lead change throughout their organizations.
Read this brief to see how cloud is the perfect vehicle for achieving this innovative success.
January 2013- A secure cloud is attainable. In fact, industry luminaries David Hunter of VMware and Arthur Coviello of EMC say clouds can be more secure than physical infrastructure. These professionals explain how to keep your cloud secure and the security solutions offered by VMware and RSA.
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