Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
Businesses are using hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to untangle today’s big IT challenges. HCI can help you accelerate workloads, meet growing storage needs, gain the commercial benefits of hybrid cloud and more – all with easy-to-manage building blocks.
Millennials will soon be the largest demographic in the workforce, and they want to use cloud-based tools that promote work/life balance (and integration) and collaboration. G Suite fosters the group culture and flexible working environment these younger workers crave.
Tech advances like the cloud, mobile technology, and the app-based software model have changed the way today’s modern business operates.
They’ve also changed the way criminals attack and steal from businesses. Criminals strive to be agile in much the same way that companies do. Spreading malware is a favorite technique among attackers. According to the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 28% of data breaches included malware.¹
While malware’s pervasiveness may not come as a surprise to many people, what’s not always so well understood is that automating app attacks—by means of malicious bots —is the most common way cybercriminals commit their crimes and spread malware. It helps them achieve scale.
De performance en manier van aanbieden van applicaties zijn
veranderd. Moet uw netwerk ook veranderen?
De cloud verandert hoe IT-teams applicaties aanbieden en de
performance van die applicaties beheren. Applicaties komen steeds
verder van de gebruikers af te staan en bevinden zich dan in netwerken
waarover de eigen IT-afdeling geen rechtstreekse controle meer heeft.
Veel apps staan niet meer in het datacenter van de organisatie, maar in
een openbare of hybride cloudomgeving. Er bestaan tegenwoordige
applicaties die zijn gebouwd op microservices en containers.
Anwendungsperformance und Bereitstellung haben sich geändert.
Sollten Sie Ihr Netzwerk anpassen?
Mit der Cloud ändert sich grundsätzlich die Art, wie IT-Teams Anwendungen
bereitstellen und deren Performance managen. Anwendungen werden immer
häufiger an Standorten fernab der Nutzer installiert. Bei der Übertragung werden
häufig Netzwerke durchquert, die nicht direkt von der IT kontrolliert werden können.
Statt in Unternehmensrechenzentren befinden sich viele Anwendungen nun in
Public und Hybrid Clouds. Es gibt sogar eine ganz neue Art von Anwendungen:
solche, die auf Microservices und Containern basieren.
A modern network typically extends from the core data center out to the edge and across multiple public, private, and hybrid clouds. This reality is changing how networks are architected, deployed, and managed. Modern, future-ready networks must bring the scale, reliability, and efficiency associated with the cloud into the enterprise network. This can be done through server-based network virtualization and orchestrated virtual network functions (VNFs) that allow network infrastructures to deliver innovative services with efficiency and ease
Infrastructure considerations for IT leaders
By 2020, deep learning will have reached a fundamentally different stage of maturity. Deployment and adoption will no longer be confined to experimentation, becoming a core part of day-to-day business operations across most fields of research and industries.
Why? Because advancements in the speed and accuracy of the hardware and software that underpin deep learning workloads have made it both viable and cost-effective. Much of this added value will be generated by deep learning inference – that is, using a model to infer something about data it has never seen before. Models can be deployed in the cloud or data center, but more and more we will see them on end devices like cameras and phones.
Intel predicts that there will be a shift in the ratio between cycles of inference and training from 1:1 in the early days of deep learning, to well over 5:1 by 2020¹. Intel calls this the shift to ‘inference at scale’ and, with inference also taking up
You can migrate live VMs between Intel processor-based servers but migration in a mixed CPU environment requires downtime and administrative hassle
A study commissioned by Intel Corp.
One of the greatest advantages of adopting a adopting a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment is being able to easily migrate the virtual machines that run your critical business applications—within the data center, across data centers, and between clouds. Routine hardware maintenance, data center expansion, server hardware upgrades, VM consolidation, and other events all require your IT staff to migrate VMs. For years, one powerful tool in your arsenal has been VMware vSphere® vMotion®, which can live migrate VMs from one host to another with zero
downtime, provided the servers share the same underlying architecture. The EVC (Enhanced vMotion Compatibility) feature of vMotion makes it possible to live migrate virtual machines even between different generations of CPUs within a given architecture.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
"Enterprises throughout the world are rapidly digitizing their operations and adopting a multicloud environment. Unfortunately, legacy WAN architecture models often do not provide the scale, flexibility or agility required to support this transition. Enter SD-WAN.
No single platform will be able to deliver every piece in the jigsaw for every type of enterprise and every application-specific set of requirements. The key is to select vendor partners whose platforms are sufficiently open, modular and comprehensive in their functionality and components that they will be able to adapt to enterprises’ increasingly varied, flexible and exacting networking and compute requirements going forward.
Only by doing so will they secure the ability to stay ahead in a multicloud future."
"SD-WAN largely exists today to support two key enterprise transformations: multicloud and the software-defined branch (SD-Branch).
Multicloud has changed the center of gravity for enterprise applications, and with that, has changed traffic patterns too. No longer does traffic need to flow to enterprise data center sites or central internet peering points and breakouts. That’s because most traffic from users and devices in the enterprise campus and branch today goes to cloud-based applications scattered across a host of clouds.
It’s neither economical nor efficient to haul traffic over WAN-dedicated links to a central enterprise site. So to optimize the cost and performance of multicloud-bound traffic, modern WAN edge routers, often called customer premises equipment (CPE), are now equipped with hybrid WAN links and routing. Hybrid WAN interfaces may include WAN provider-dedicated links such as MPLS, as well as direct internet links over xDSL, broadband and 4G/LTE wireless."
"This Ovum white paper is sponsored by Juniper Networks. It reveals that organisations need to update and upgrade their cybersecurity postures to defend themselves against today's threats.
More than 80% of organisations in Asia are not protected against today's threats. Many of them depend on security investments made years ago, which cannot defend against new and emerging threats. The arrival of new technologies including cloud computing, the Internet of Things, mobility, bring your own device (BYOD), and social media have massively increased attack surfaces and expanded the threat landscape.
Over the past two years, there has been a global infestation of ransomware attacks, which have wrought destruction across a growing number of businesses. Crypto-jacking, attacks on critical infrastructure, and data exfiltration are now commonly affecting businesses and consumers alike. The financial impact of these attacks is increasing rapidly and has already cost some organisations hundreds o
What impact will the cloud-enabled workplace have on your cybersecurity strategy? This year’s research shows that organisations are navigating a myriad of both old and new cybersecurity challenges to bring the cloud into scope.
Read this to discover:
• how growing cloud dependency has created distinctive challenges around cyber security
• what the biggest cyber challenges are for organisations in this context
• how intelligent automation and machine learning is being used to overcome operational obstacles hampering cloud security
• a set of cybersecurity considerations for modern IT environments.
"McKinsey conducted a study of CIOs and CTOs of large enterprises from 17 industries. 80% said they hadn’t reached the agility their business needs due to costly trade-offs like sacrificing speed for security or preferred tools for uniformity. Get the report, “Unlocking business acceleration in a hybrid cloud world,” to discover the top perceived trade-offs and how some CIOs have avoided them and steps to unlock the next stage of your IT modernization journey
"Modernizing apps on the cloud isn’t an “all or nothing” decision. Businesses want the option to modernize on-premises or choose multi-cloud solutions that meet their needs. That’s why we created Anthos, a new solution which lets you run your applications, unmodified, on existing on-prem hardware investments or in the public cloud. So that you write once and deploy anywhere.
Download “Application modernization and the decoupling of infrastructure, services and teams” to find out more."
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 30, 2019
Digital transformation is a strategic imperative to modernize technology in response to new business realities. Businesses increasingly view hybrid cloud as a critical component of this transformation to enable greater agility, efficiency, and productivity. IT organizations need the right technology approaches and partnerships to make their cloud transition as effective and successful as possible.
Download this white paper sponsored by Dell Technologies and Intel® to learn more.
Regardless of whether your data resides on-premises, in the cloud, or a
combination of both, you are vulnerable to security threats, data breaches,
data loss, and more. Security is often cited as a concern for organizations
who are migrating to the public cloud, but the belief that the public cloud
is not secure is a myth. In fact, the leading public cloud service providers
have built rigorous security capabilities to ensure that your applications,
assets, and services are protected. Security in the public cloud is now
becoming a driver for many organizations, but in a rapidly evolving
multicloud environment, you must keep up with changes that might
impact your security posture.
This eBook outlines the three core recommendations for cloud security
across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google