Today, applications facilitate commerce on a global scale. They play a key role in delivering products and services to customers, a role that directly affects the success of the business. Companies that rapidly deploy, update, and manage business applications have a competitive advantage.
To maintain this fast pace, many organizations have adopted a hybrid cloud—a combination of private and public clouds—to become more agile.
But true agility isn’t easy
VMware vRealize® Suite is the market-leading cloud management platform* purpose-built for heterogeneous, multi-cloud environments. It provides a comprehensive management stack for IT services on VMware vSphere® and other hypervisors, physical infrastructure, OpenStack, and external clouds such as VMware vCloud® Air™ and Amazon Web Services, all with a unified management experience. With vRealize Suite, IT can provision and manage at scale—compute, storage, network, and application services across multiple private and public cloud environments.
The enhanced performance that results from the DevOps approach has been proven to have a big impact on the overall performance of the business, with faster, more reliable software delivery, consequent cost savings, and faster time to value. Now that cloud is an integral element of the enterprise, automation of cloud management is key, and feeds into the DevOps approach. VMware offers your IT organization the opportunity to become DevOps-ready, using the GUI and API-led approach to enable an automated self-service infrastructure.
To meet the challenges of managing such a complex environment, IT teams need an enterprise-ready cloud management platform that can support multivendor environments, automate application and service delivery, and facilitate operations and governance. VMware provides an enterprise-ready cloud management platform that delivers the industry’s most complete solution for managing a heterogeneous, hybrid cloud, and supports cloud management requirements across Day 1 and Day 2 operations for compute, storage, network and application level resources. The VMware solution is in use today across a wide range of industries and use cases, delivering benefits such as faster provisioning, optimized IT operations, and lower capital spending.
To learn more about the VMware cloud management platform, visit http://www.vmware.com/virtualization/ cloud-management.
Organizations that automate their highly-virtualized infrastructure environments discover that they are able to introduce new forms of self-service and on-demand IT delivery models. As a result, they’re far better positioned to compete in a world where the quality and performance of applications increasingly dictates success and failure.
On the journey to agility, the ultimate destination remains infrastructure defined by software and operating in a way that’s both application-aware and self-healing. For enterprises competing in the digital economy, deploying a CMP to manage increasingly complex infrastructure has become an indispensable part of that journey.
Learn more about vRealize Suite and our strategy for the Software-Defined Data Center.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
SapientRazorfish is a global company that helps organizations in digital business transformation. For these enterprises, cloud migration is a mandate, and SapientRazorfish ensures the desired outcomes are achieved with Rackspace Fanatical Support for AWS services – to provide clients with expertise in planning, architecture services and counseling, migration, deployment, infrastructure maintenance and solution optimization.
"Flash technology is becoming more prominent in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives – flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments.
This ebook explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. Check it out to discover and learn all you need to:
* Optimize storage performance
* Leverage server flash as storage cache
* Reduce the footprint of your storage infrastructure in the data center "
Published By: Cloudamize
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Understand which questions to address and which analytics to capture to improve the ease, speed, and accuracy of moving to the public cloud and to ensure cost-performance optimization of your in-cloud deployment on an ongoing basis.
Published By: Cloudamize
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
As you think about migrating to the public cloud, it’s challenging to know where to start. This guide discusses 10 key considerations to address as you think about moving to the cloud and serves as a framework to help you understand which critical decisions you need to make.
You are focused on building an infrastructure, which enables your organization to innovate at speed and gain new insights to stay ahead of the competition. You must deliver these capabilities while maintaining intelligent cost control and improving the productivity and responses of your team.
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
A majority of businesses have adopted digital platforms across multiple channels and in many cases successfully utilised them to drive efficiency and profitability. Technology, and the data that often underpins it, has become an extremely valuable asset for businesses of all sizes.
The way that companies do business has also changed and technology has played a key role in this, customers now expect instant gratification and a service model that suits their specific needs.
This paper will analyse the cause and effect of companies implementing digital transformation strategies and understand the role of cloud technologies within this. It will also explore some of the wider aspects of business transformation and the journey’s businesses take to implement innovative technologies.
In the era of always-on business, enterprises need reliable, secure and consistently fast access at all times. Overlay that with the reality of how organizations combine on-premises systems with cloud-based solutions, and it’s clear that a robust, agile and flexible database platform is mandatory.
Gartner predicts that the public cloud market will surpass USD 300 billion by 2021 . With the big players (Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM) taking home 63 percent of the market share , how will next wave CSPs stand out from the crowd?
Download Intel's latest whitepaper, Differentiating for Success: A Guide for Cloud Service Providers' to discover how to offer unique services, including:
- Providing workload-specific optimizations, for example machine learning or high-performance computing
- Targeting a particular geographical area
- Focusing on an industry, such as financial services
- Delivering emerging technology, such as virtual reality, in-memory databases, and containerization
Restoring connections: How telecommunications providers can reboot the customer experience
IBM has more than 22,000 experts working in the Telecommunications industry, delivering solutions to more than 200 major communications service providers globally. IBM’s telecommunications capabilities are backed by a global network of telecom solution labs, research labs and innovation centers to support its offerings in the area of analytics, cloud, mobility, network optimization, digital transformation and global integration. IBM continues to invest significantly in key acquisitions to add expertise and capabilities that enable its clients in the telecommunications space.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
PureCloud was designed to simplify the way you manage customer relationships. It’s powerfully simple, fast and intuitive. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Get a better look at the benefits and tools of Genesys PureCloud in a new report by Nucleus Research. For their study, Nucleus examined past and current customer experiences, breadth of functionality and results of use.
From rapid cloud deployment to rolling software updates, PureCloud enables best-in-class customer experiences today and well into the future. Read the full report to learn more about:
• PureCloud tools like automated omnichannel routing, social channel management, outbound dialing, integration with other software and analytics and reporting.
• Benefits of the platform such as lower costs, increased flexibility, improved time to value, and better workforce optimization.
• Current customer success stories and the future of PureCloud.
Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances can appear complicated, but finding a solution that best suits your company doesn't mean becoming an expert yourself; you just need to know how to approach Reserved Instances and where they can make the biggest impact.
This free guide delivers a collection of proven best practices to help you successfully manage Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances. The benefits include:
-A breakdown of reservation types and offerings, including Convertible Reserved Instances
-How to calculate the payback period
-How to modify and exchange existing reservations to match cloud usage over time
-How to maximize savings with automated RI management and optimization
Govern Your AWS Environment with Automated Policies
If you manage a dynamic cloud environment, you already know that managing your assets and dealing with continuous changes is time consuming.
Centralize governance across your AWS environment, and enable policies across areas like:
• Asset & Configuration Management
• Financial Management
• Cost Optimization
• Performance Management
Read this eBook to learn the best practices for policies that you must put in place to reduce the time it takes to optimize and manage your infrastructure.
This Forrester Wave report is the result of a rigorous vendor evaluation conducted over several months by the Forrester Research team.
In this report, Forrester covers:
-Their criteria and scoring method
-The top nine vendors in the cloud cost monitoring and optimization space
-How vendors are evaluated in current offering, strategy, and market presence
To build out your short list, dive into Forrester's detailed analysis and make an informed decision on your future cloud cost monitoring and optimization solution.
A number of recent surveys indicate that cloud costs are becoming a major
concern for businesses, many of whom have found cloud computing to be
more expensive than they thought. The surveys align with Gartner’s 2017
prediction that “through 2020, 80% of businesses will overshoot their cloud
infrastructure as a service (IaaS) budgets due to a lack of cost optimization
This could be due to a lack of understanding about cloud pricing, or a lack
of knowledge about the full range of measures that can be taken to reduce
cloud costs. The one area in which businesses are struggling to control
costs more than any other is the hybrid cloud. Analysts attribute hybrid
cloud overspend to the complexity of operating a private or public cloud in
conjunction with an on-premises infrastructure.
Businesses using VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS don’t experience as much
operational complexity in their hybrid environments, but they can still be
guilty of overspending.
This eBook will offer 6 Ways to
An investment firm is only as good as its data and its ability to leverage that data to make smart trades. A firm’s ability to differentiate itself in meeting market needs and bringing new products to market all hinge on its ability to squeeze maximum value out of all available data. But when it comes to implementing the right technology and processes to support a data-reliant business, those three factors present tremendous challenge
IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration helps tackle the challenges presented by big data. It delivers analytics at the speed of thought, always-available transactions, future-proof versatility, disaster recovery and streamlined ease-of-use to unlock the value of data.
Flexible deployment options, licensing models help take the challenges out of change. As you move toward the cloud, you're likely planning or managing a mixed environment of on- premises and on- cloud applications. To help you succeed in this transition, you need a trans-formative, mixed-workload database that can handle a massive volume of data while delivering high performance, data availability and the flexibility to adapt respond to business changes.
By simplifying the ability of companies to securely extract, orchestrate and act on data from when it is generated by energy assets to when it is transmitted to the cloud, Octave simplifies the development and commercialization of Energy IoT applications. With Octave, energy companies are empowered to realize the Energy IoT’s tremendous potential, with new demand response, energy efficiency optimization, predictive maintenance and other applications that maximize the value created by energy assets and minimize their environmental impact. In doing so, these Energy IoT applications can reduce energy costs, improve customer engagement, lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy reliability.
Start with Sierra to learn more about how our Octave D2C data orchestration solution can help you bring to market Energy IoT applications that reimagine the future of energy.
As organizations are moving to AWS to gain the operational
efficiencies of the cloud, they’re realizing the
importance of a well-architected framework. This
framework, which consists of twelve pillars, is wellintended,
secure, and compliant, but is not exactly
easy to achieve.
Our clients frequently tell us that two pillars in particular--Security
and Cost Optimization--are the most
difficult to get right. This is partially because while
advanced tooling is required to manage cloud
complexities and compliance, selecting, deploying,
and operating these tools is costly and burdensome.
Without optimizing your environment for these two
pillars, you are preventing your organization from
scaling up. This has resulted in many businesses that
are restricted to a minimal use of AWS, negating any
benefit of having adopted the cloud in the first place.
AHEAD uses the AWS Well-Architected Framework,
which will walk you through common missteps and
how to get it right.
As organizations consolidate backup and disaster recovery operations, WAN optimization plays a key role in mitigating risk without sacrificing performance. Discover a new architectural approach that extends the virtual edge of the data center to the branch for complete server and data consolidation without a performance compromise.