Multicloud Storage for Dummies consists of five short chapters that explore the following:
- How the multicloud storage model aligns with modern business and IT initiatives
- Common barriers to cloud adoption and how a multicloud storage model addresses them
- How to build a multicloud data center
- What to look for in multicloud storage services
- Real-world multicloud use cases
Windows Server 2016 is an important release in enabling
IT to deliver on the promise of the third platform.
It provides a path to a seamless, integrated cloud
environment—incorporating public, private and hybrid
models—with the software-defined data center as the
hub. In migrating to this next-generation data center
model, it is essential that IT leaders choose the right
partner for the compute platform, as well as storage,
networking and systems management
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners, vendors, and devices to serve rising customer expectations. Firms will shift from being mere cloud adopters to becoming cloud companies themselves—stewards of their own ecosystems.
This Forrester report—presented by Epicor—highlights the transformation taking place as we move to a world of connected cloud ecosystems, and it describes how:
• The cloud economy disrupts business models
• Rightsourcing is a key challenge to cloud success
• You will orchestrate the cloud, and it will orchestrate you
Download the report to learn more and discover why you should change the way you think about cloud.
Oggi la tecnologia digitale è ovunque: cloud, mobility, social network e Internet of Things stanno cambiando il modo in cui tutti noi lavoriamo e ci divertiamo. Questo mondo digitale in rapida evoluzione sta anche rimodellando il rapporto tra le aziende e i clienti, che ora si aspettano dai propri brand preferiti un'esperienza utile e interattiva. Anche la sicurezza è motivo di preoccupazione. Azienda e clienti si scambiano un volume in continuo aumento di dati sensibili, aumentando i fattori di rischio.La trasformazione del mercato sta inoltre intensificando la concorrenza. Come osserva l'analista Mark Raskino, "Come conseguenza, tutti i contendenti hanno rielaborato le proprie strategie e si sono risvegliate alla potenza del business digitale nello stesso momento. Il conflitto è quindi inevitabile.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
HPE Flexible Capacity service enables a cloud-like consumption model and economics for your on-premise IT. Now you don’t have to a make difficult choice between security and control of on-premise IT versus the agility and economics of public cloud.
Watch this video to find out more.
Take a look at our E-book “How to Price managed Cloud Services,” to discover how you can use the cloud to your advantage.
Learn how you can use an a la carte pricing model to bundle more services and drive more value for your customers and for your business. You can add a personal touch for your customers that no other IT service provider can give them – support, service and help when they need it.
Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment.
But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.
This paper explains both UC and the attraction to the cloud or specifically UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service). Hosted communications is the only communications sector experiencing recent, consistent, year-over-year growth. The model offers businesses operational, financial and technical advantages. UCaaS offers a transformation in business communications and collaboration. There’s a lot of change taking place, and it is good news for business enterprises.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 13, 2016
Dell EMC is the world market leader in converged infrastructure and converged solutions. Through Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure and Solutions Dell EMC accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that reduce IT costs while improving time to market. Dell EMC delivers the industry’s only fully integrated and virtualized cloud infrastructure systems, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating, and managing IT infrastructure. VCE solutions are available through an extensive partner network.
The Cloud, once a radical idea in IT, is now mainstream. Whether it’s email, backup or file sharing, most consumers probably use a cloud service or two. Similarly, most IT professionals are familiar with cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, and many companies have moved at least some of their information technology processes into the cloud. In fact, the cloud has become so popular it’s easy to assume that running IT applications on-premises is not cost competitive with a cloud based service. In this report Evaluator Group will test the validity of that assumption with a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model analyzing a hyperconverged appliance solution from HPE and a comparable cloud service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
This whitepaper provides background on cloud contact centers, their advantages and the essential considerations for selecting a vendor. It describes:
- Trends surrounding the adoption of cloud contact center technology;
- The advantages of selecting a cloud contact center solution;
- Key factors to review when selecting a vendor and contact center platform;
- Recommendations and a maturity model that businesses can use to develop a cloud contact center roadmap.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
The cloud is changing everything. It’s transforming IT organizations with agility and efficiency like never before, enabling them to realize new IT-as-a-Service delivery models. Yet, with change also comes new challenges. Read more to see how you can solve them so that you can realize the full potential of your next cloud project.
Shifting from a software defined networking model is the first component of a hybrid WAN. See how a hybrid WAN is ideally suited for mobility and cloud models in the whitepaper from ZK Research.
Read this design guide for detailed insights into how an Intelligent WAN can improve the way your branch network operates, from headquarters to your most remote location.
Traditional business models are getting shattered by subscriptions. No one can doubt the new services economy is flourishing. The cloud, mobile, digital, connected devices, globalization - all these things have had a hand in reshaping business and powering new business models. Companies today are wrapping service-based business models and while this shift adds new complexities for finance and has major revenue recognition implications, it also gives finance leaders huge opportunities to become bigger value creators for their business and make a stronger impact on enterprise-wide strategies - not financials.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
More than ever, businesses are considering a cloud solution for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment over an on-premises system. Cloud technology appeals to these companies because updates and fixes occur automatically with little or no effort from internal IT staff, and because cloud-based solutions provide access to real-time data from anywhere. Employees want tools that make it easier for them to complete everyday tasks and make informed decisions that help the business grow.
Aberdeen’s research report, “Top Performers Know It’s Time to Migrate to Cloud ERP: Here’s Why and How,” uncovers the reasons successful companies are choosing cloud over on-premises ERP models. Download this SmartBite for a quick look at the report’s highlights.
A related recent development in the data center is converged infrastructure (CI). Instead of the traditional silo deployment approach to storage, compute, and network resources, all infrastructure elements are delivered and managed in a single environment, providing virtualized access to business services in an efficient manner. This is particularly suitable for cloud-based delivery models. However, since CI achieves lower costs through optimization of data center resources, it can be effective for all IT organizations, regardless of the way in which the services are managed or presented.
The term “Cloud First” was initially popularized by Vivek Kundra, who formerly held the post of White House CIO and launched this strategy for U.S. federal government IT modernization at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2011. The underlying philosophy of the cloud-first strategy is that organizations must initially evaluate the suitability of cloud computing to address emergent business requirements before other alternatives are considered.
This paper offers guidance to help organizations establish a systematic and repeatable process for implementing a cloud-first strategy. It offers a high-level framework for identifying the right
stakeholders and engaging with them at the right time to reduce the risk, liabilities, and inefficiencies that organizations can experience as a result of adhoc cloud decisions. The goal of this guidance is to help ensure that any new cloud program is secure,
compliant, efficient, and successfully implements the organization’s key business initiatives.
At an unprecedented pace, cloud computing has simultaneously transformed business and government, and created new security challenges. The development of the cloud service model delivers business-supporting technology more efficiently than ever before. The shift from server to service-based thinking is transforming the
way technology departments think about, design, and deliver computing technology and applications. Yet these advances have created new security vulnerabilities as well as amplify existing vulnerabilities, including security issues whose full impact are finally being understood. Among the most significant security risks associated with cloud computing is the tendency to bypass information technology (IT) departments and information officers.
Although shifting to cloud technologies exclusively may provide cost and efficiency gains, doing so requires that business-level security policies, processes, and best practices are taken into account. In the absence of these standard
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
In this brochure, discover how you can accelerate your adoption of converged infrastructure (CI) and cloud-based computing models with Dell EMC. CI enables you to reduce IT costs, improve time to market and focus more on business innovation.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
In a market where compute and storage resources can be bought on demand with a credit card, vendors
of on-premises hardware are seeking to tip the scales in their favor with ‘cloud-like’ pricing models that
eliminate the need to commit capital to new platforms. At Dell EMC World in May, Dell Financial Services
(DFS) rolled out Cloud Flex for HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure), part of the company’s push to evangelize
the start-small-and-scale-up virtues of HCI technology.
Cloud Flex lets customers acquire equipment on an all-opex basis, with no up-front product cost, steady
monthly payments that reduce by up to 30% annually, and the ability to turn in equipment any time after
12 months without penalty. It’s part of a series of moves by Dell EMC meant to ease the financial risk of
sticking with on-premises infrastructure in a cloud-enabled world