Published By: Raritan
Published Date: Jan 11, 2017
As our businesses become increasingly digital, we tend to think about technology in non-physical terms. Our IT infrastructure becomes “the cloud.” Our servers and storage become “virtual.” Our networks become “software-defined.”
The reality, however, is that information technology (IT) always depends on physical infrastructure. Without hardware there is no software. So to lose sight of technology’s physical realities is to jeopardize the wisdom with which we manage its physical underpinnings. And unwise management of those physical underpinnings leads to both higher operational costs and higher operational risks.
Data center managers face increasing complexity and explosive growth in the mission-critical operations they manage. With these escalating pressures, many organizations are adopting a new way to manage their data centers. Read this white paper to discover how Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) can create more efficient and highly available data centers.
We evaluate enterprise LAN vendors providing wired and wireless access layer connectivity. Network leaders should evaluate vendors based on their ability to offer the same network applications across both the wired and wireless infrastructure and address new IoT challenges.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Apr 13, 2017
In this report we’ll explore that question, comparing the cost of an on-site hyperconverged solution with a comparable set up in the cloud. The on-site infrastructure is a Dell EMC VxRailTM hyperconverged appliance cluster and the cloud solution is Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Directed at cloud architecting concerns, this paper covers streamlining complexity at scale, knowing infrastructure state, and using easily repeatable patterns that bolster security, compliance, and disaster recovery. Get this white paper now.
You’ve taken the first step and already know that a document- oriented database is the right database for your application. From here, you still have to decide where and how you’ll deploy the software and its associated infrastructure. These decisions lead to additional considerations around administrative overhead, technical support, open-source options, data sovereignty and security, and more. This paper aims to outline the deployment options available when you select IBM® Cloudant® as your JSON store.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"Learn Office 365™ Migration Risks and How to Avoid a SaaS Monoculture.
When considering a move to Office 365, organizations must be aware of several significant risks to their email infrastructure. The cloud may seem like a simple, cost-effective alternative to on-premises email, but continuity and security issues cannot be overlooked.
Download the E-book to learn more about how to avoid cloud email headaches."
In this white paper, we’ll be providing a quick lesson in cloud economics, based on an ESG audit of a model that compares the monthly cost of public cloud infrastructure with the monthly cost of leasing a converged private cloud.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
This report offers a thorough assessment of the current state of digital transformation amongst British businesses and provides food for thought for anyone committed driving digital change in their organisation.
As organizations have improved service delivery, they have also turned their focus to presenting business value more positively. These organizations are beginning to develop true BSM systems in two ways: by understanding the metrics that successful businesses employ to determine the value of IT, and by linking these metrics and associated business services to IT infrastructure components.
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).