This Forrester research looks at how 7 full-stack public cloud development platform providers perform against a 31-criteria evaluation. The most important vendors — Alibaba, AWS, CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle — were researched, assessed, and scored.
Download the complete report and find out how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery professionals make the right choices.
IDC's research shows that, worldwide, over 70% of enterprise cloud users currently rely on multiple clouds (public and/or private) to support a wide range of applications and workloads. Efficient management of these resources depends on IT operations and DevOps teams having access to consistent, accurate infrastructure performance monitoring data and reporting that span the full set of on-premise cloud infrastructure and public cloud IaaS services. CA Technologies recently announced new capabilities for CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM) that allow the product to more fully address the monitoring needs of complex multicloud infrastructure as part of delivering on CA's vision to fully enable the agile DevOps in the application economy.
Désireux d’accélérer l’innovation, de réduire leurs coûts et d’améliorer l’agilité, beaucoup de responsables métier prennent la décision de migrer les applications de leur entreprise dans des environnements de Cloud public. Or, la réussite de telles stratégies sera dictée en partie par les fonctionnalités de supervision en place. Ce document propose un aperçu détaillé sur les défis que les environnements Cloud peuvent poser en matière de supervision, et les principales approches que les entreprises doivent mettre en place afin d’optimiser les niveaux de service, l’efficacité et l’agilité dans le Cloud.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 24, 2012
End users want to be productive just as much as the business wants them to be. Most people thrive in environments where they are set up to succeed, and IT has a strategic role in that process. Simply put, users expect applications to be faster.
For a network that better supports your cloud and brings the most value possible to your business, its design has to be considered in the early stages of cloud planning. Read the white paper "Networking for cloud computing" to discover specific networking considerations for public, private and hybrid clouds.
For more and more organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
In fact, hybrid cloud is the new norm for IT. IDC says more than 80% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud by 20171, and 70% of IT decision-makers say they will always have a mix of traditional IT and cloud architectures.2 With important applications and workloads architected across both on-premises and hybrid, public and private cloud environments, business and IT stakeholders must be able to access data with equal efficiency, reliability and speed—regardless of physical location, infrastructure type or time frame.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Apr 07, 2015
The hybrid cloud model-combining public cloud services with private (on-premises) resources-is increasingly gaining traction in companies both big and small. But in order to reap its benefits, organizations will first have to solve the complex monitoring problem. The good news: a simple solution exists!
While the cloud can be a disruptive force, this global survey, conducted by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Oracle, shows it is no longer a divisive one. The cloud is emerging as a unifying force that’s forging tighter collaboration between business and IT managers to drive innovation. The survey debunks three myths around implementing a public and/or private cloud strategy, including whether corporate systems need public cloud app data and how aligned IT and business are when it comes to the cloud.
Cloud is coming of age: It’s no longer just a tool for business efficiency; it’s necessary for the speed and agility required to compete in the digital economy. Until recently, CIOs have considered Cloud deployments in terms of Public versus Private Cloud merits, but the answer needs to be both. It’s a new way of thinking—and a new model for enterprise IT, creating an application delivery engine that drives digital transformation.
Cloud technology has changed everything—it has been one of the biggest transitions in the IT industry over the past three to four decades. Today’s customers require greater agility and faster innovation, and need the flexibility to run their workloads both in the public cloud and on premises with a predictable and transparent IT cost structure. Learn more in this new mini digi book. (Digital awareness asset/.pdf of value proposition for OCM and new Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine)
"It is very well understood that Business Enterprises today need to become more agile, meet new and increasing workload and security requirements, while reducing overall IT cost and risk. To meet these requirements and remain competitive many companies are turning to cloud computing. Companies thus need to formulate a strategy that can easily move them from traditional on-premises IT to private or public clouds.
Oracle understand the need for IT organizations to move to cloud computing at the same time also recognizes that moving to the cloud is a multi-step journey that starts with standardization and consolidation of IT infrastructure and ends by moving applications and data to the cloud.
The PDF is meant to help you gauge through the Oracle’s SPARC servers and give you an experience of simplified journey to the cloud by using the same technology for both cloud and on-premises deployments. No matter where your IT organization is on the journey to the cloud SPARC servers will be an i
"With the introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory and servers with the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors Oracle delivers an architecture where analytics are run on live operational databases and not on data subsets in data warehouses. Decision-making is much faster and more accurate because the data is not a stale subset. And for those moving enterprise applications to the cloud, Real-time analytics of the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors are available both in a private cloud on SPARC servers or in Oracle’s Public cloud in the SPARC cloud compute service.
Moving to the Oracle Public Cloud does not compromise the benefits of SPARC solutions. Some examples of utilizing real time data for business decisions include: analysis of supply chain data for order fulfillment and supply optimization, analysis of customer purchase history for real time recommendations to customers using online purchasing systems, etc.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
Whether you’re already a Google customer or simply getting started with the public cloud, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is an aordable, reliable, innovative and intuitive cloud solution. Rackspace can help you accelerate innovation and cost savings by taking over the intensive dayto-day operations of GCP — letting you focus on achieving your core business objectives while optimizing the performance of your applications.
Rackspace works with customers to identify the scope and criticality of their applications and determine the service level that best addresses their needs.
To discover how, download this whitepaper today.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
Nearly nine in 10 enterprises have adopted a multi-cloud strategy, according to the latest RightScale State of the Cloud Report, and these enterprises use eight different clouds, on average. Increasingly, their cloud of choice is a public cloud.
Every public cloud, however, is different. GCP is rapidly gaining users among companies of all sizes.
Today, GCP’s customers include large global brands like Disney, eBay, HSBC, The Home Depot, Schlumberger and Verizon, and smaller ones like gaming platform Smash.gg and the Rhode Island School of Design, one of the nation’s leading arts and design institutions.
Whether GCP is a good fit for your company depends on a multitude of factors. To find out what these are and how Rackspace can help your business, download this whitepaper today.
Apache Spark has become a critical tool for all types of businesses across all industries. It is enabling organizations to leverage the power of analytics to drive innovation and create new business models.
The availability of public cloud services, particularly Amazon Web Services, has been an important factor in fueling the growth of Spark. However, IT organizations and Spark users are beginning to run up against limitations in relying on the public cloud—namely control, cost and performance.
Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for years. As the technology leaves the early adopter phase and becomes mainstream, many organizations find themselves scrambling to overcome the challenges that come with a more distributed infrastructure. One of those difficulties is getting through a major cloud migration.
It is one thing to roll out a few applications and cloud pilot projects, it is an entirely different challenge to start using the cloud across multiple lines of business at massive scale. That is the point that organizations are beginning to reach, and the time has come to take a serious look at cloud migration best practices.
VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution built on vSphere®, which empowers government customers to leverage existing investments in applications and infrastructure. As a result, government agencies can avoid the cost and complexity of re-architecting and retraining sta for public cloud infrastructure that is radically dierent from what is in place today. Instead of operating a combination of onsite and osite IT environments and struggling to maintain both new and legacy applications and infrastructure, vCloud Government Service provides the right mix of internal controls with the ability to securely scale to meet demand for IT resources. As you contemplate migrating basic workloads and/or mission-critical and sensitive data to the cloud, be sure to address these top 5 considerations.
IPM offers unparalleled visibility across the Internet allowing you the ability to optimize infrastructure costs, mitigate risk, and protect your revenue. Unlike APM and NPM which only provide visibility into your applications or internal network respectively, IPM provides a complete end-to-end view of the public Internet so you can:
- Decide where to host content and applications for top performance
- Determine the impact website partners, such as cloud providers and ISPs, have on web responsiveness
- Identify optimal cloud hosts, NSPs, CDNs, and SaaS providers for Internet traffic, by region
- Monitor and measure service provider performance and SLA compliance
Manufacturers, in an effort to succeed with digital transformation, are relying on the Internet and public cloud to deliver key enterprise applications and processes. As manufacturers continue to become more digital enterprises, their network architecture must as well. Read this paper to learn key considerations for architects to create a holistic network that takes today’s, and tomorrow’s, requirements into consideration.
"Many large enterprises struggle to decide which workloads and systems should be deployed in the public cloud versus on premise. With a strong on-premises platform in place, organizations benefit from increased reliability, speed, and security. On the other hand, by leveraging the public cloud, they gain increased flexibility and recovery capabilities. So, what goes best where?
Jim Rapoza, Senior Research Analysts at Aberdeen Group and Chuck Hollis, Senior VP at Oracle, will provide guidance aimed at helping organizations choose the right platforms for their critical workloads. They will analyze how Best-in-Class enterprises effectively integrate on-premises solutions and the public cloud, and recommend steps that businesses can take to become IT infrastructure leaders."
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Cloud Backup continues to be a hot topic, and its adoption has increased during the past two years, albeit from a small base. Infrastructure and operations leaders should leverage public cloud infrastructure as a service to reduce their data center server backup footprints.