IDC’s research has shown the movement of most IT workloads to the cloud in the coming years. Yet, with all the talk about enterprises moving to the cloud, some of them still wonder if such a move is really cost effective and what business benefits may result. While the answers to such questions vary from workload to workload, one area attracting particular attention is that of the data warehouse.
Many enterprises have substantial investments in data warehousing, with an ongoing cost to managing that resource in terms of software licensing, maintenance fees, operational costs, and hardware. Can it make sense to move to a cloud-based alternative? What are the costs and benefits? How soon can such a move pay itself off?
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Cisco has recently unveiled its new intent-based networking strategy, called "The Network. Intuitive." The goal of intent-based networking is to allow greater levels of automation, security integration, and centralized manageability within a software subscription orientation. Intent-based networking is underpinned by Software-Defined Access (SDA), Cisco's automation engine built upon the company's Digital Network Architecture (DNA), which automates network segmentation, policy enforcement, and troubleshooting. Other core components of the announcement include a refresh of Cisco Catalyst switches, a new licensing model for infrastructure, and an all-in-one management console called DNA Center.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Forget about the complex task of building your own solution. Commvault offers a portfolio of integrated backup appliances that allow you to go from power-up to backup in less than an hour. Each appliance combines Commvault’s industry-leading software with pre-configured and optimized hardware, including an option that uses NetApp’s category-leading NetApp E-Series storage system. To further simplify ordering and deployment, the appliances include a licensing option aligned to the usable storage capacity (e.g., 36TB of NetApp E-Series storage includes 36TB of Commvault back-end terabyte licensing). Or you can purchase the hardware separately and use it with Commvault’s traditional front-end terabyte capacity licensing. Either way, Commvault serves as the single point of contact for software and hardware support issues, and the installation wizard allows you to be up and running quickly regardless of the option you choose.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
A study of 21 companies commissioned by Red Hat, found that infrastructure platforms based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux experienced 34% lower total cost of ownership per user compared to platforms running Windows Server. Included were server infrastructure costs, staffing efficiencies, and lost productivity.
As a valued customer, Adobe understands that your enterprise takes extensive advantage of our software, with anywhere from hundreds to thousands of licenses for a variety of Adobe solutions. With the Adobe Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA), we are now making the management and procurement of your Adobe software simpler, more flexible, and predictable.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
Industry convergence is collapsing the barriers between formerly distinct industries. According to “Redefining Connections: Insights from the Global C-suite Study – The CIO Perspective,” produced by the IBM Institute for Business Value, CIOs believe this is the biggest trend transforming the business arena.
Dell EMC provides VMware vSAN Ready Nodes that combine a wide range of Dell hardware and VMware vSAN software into a ready-to-order package. These include the new single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 servers powered by the AMD EPYC 7000-series processors. These Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are validated and configured to meet hyper-converged workload needs while taking advantage of lower single-socket licensing costs from VMware.
Dell commissioned Demartek to evaluate the performance of the new Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 servers that use the AMD EPYC 7000-series of processors. Mixed enterprise workloads were run in this VMware vSAN cluster using one model of the AMD EPYC processor in each of three identical nodes. Then the tests were repeated using different models of AMD EPYC processors in the vSAN cluster nodes.
Published By: Oracle ODA
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
Oracle added two new models to the Oracle Database Appliance family in addition to the existing high availability model. With an entry list price starting at a fourth of the cost of the prior generation Oracle Database Appliance hardware and flexible Oracle Database software licensing, these new models bring Oracle Engineered Systems to within reach of every organization.
Read about how the Oracle Database Appliance X-6 series expands the reach of the database appliance family to support various workloads, deployment scenarios, and database editions. They are especially designed for customers requiring only single instance databases, but who desire the simplicity, optimization, and affordability of the Oracle Database Appliance. These new models are ideal for customers who seek to avoid the complexity, tuning requirements, and higher costs of “build-your-own” database solutions.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
Multi-tenancy is a key feature of Workday and enables multiple customers to share one physical instance of the Workday system in a highly secure environment. Multi-tenancy is enabled through the Workday Object Management Server (OMS). Workday OMS allows servers to host multiple customer tenants simultaneously and builds “security walls” between each of the tenants. Thanks to Workday OMS, there is no way for any worker in one tenant to access the information of another tenant.
Workday delivers its software using a continuous development model. Builds are rolled out weekly that contain new features, bug fixes, or performance improvements. Twice a year, Workday takes all the features put into preview and releases them to production for all customers. Workday customers are never landlocked on an old release, and all customers can utilize new features for the products they purchased as soon as they are live.
There’s a disconnect in the way most software companies, even cloud-based SaaS companies, license their systems. And it is all about the concept of "seats" or use licenses. Learn how the Plex Manufacturing Cloud licensing model paves the way for your success with unlimited seats.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
As a strategic partner in your business, you face increasing demands from your line-of-business leaders for new functionality and advanced capabilities, which you must deliver with a constrained IT budget. What could you do to meet these expectations and add value to the business if you could contain costs, increase operational efficiency, and do more with less?
You need to overcome several challenges. The cost of software licensing management is rising as a result of maintaining proprietary platforms or legacy technology, making it difficult to modernize your datacenter and migrate to more cost-effective solutions. You’re likely burdened by regulatory compliance mandates, which create enforcement, reporting, and auditing expenses.
And, like 67% of IT organizations, your budget is probably shrinking.
Red Hat can help. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® gives you the high-value subscription model, built-in governance processes, and simplified migration path you need to aggressively lower your
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
SaaS represents an opportunity for ISVs to fundamentally transform their
business to deliver greater value to customers, sell software to a broader
range of customers, and streamline their internal operations. The market for
software is quickly changing to demand this mode of delivery, as software
buyers start considering total ownership costs, ease of use, and flexibility
in their purchase decisions. ISVs need to prepare for such a transition. This
paper will discuss the benefits that stem from changes to an ISV’s business
model (how it competes in the marketplace) and operating model (how
the ISV executes on its business model) as well as suggestions on how
to prepare for a SaaS transition, based on the experience of 20 ISVs who
successfully transitioned from a traditional software licensing and delivery
model to SaaS.
The fundamentals of security and management of software have not changed. But the new computing environment – mobile devices, cloud computing and virtualization – requires new approaches to familiar challenges. What’s more, software publishers are bringing a new energy to their own vigilance. A capricious economy has many of them stepping up the number of customer audits. As organizations deal with these software licensing challenges, they also face increasingly sophisticated security threats that continuously morph, just a step ahead of remedies to stop them. Organizations need a comprehensive approach to security and software asset management. This white paper will examine the interconnection between SAM and security, offering practical advice on how enterprises can protect themselves and where to go for support.
All organizations require software systems to conduct daily operations. These strategic enterprise assets are often acquired or created in isolation of each other as an organization grows, particularly for those that provide services rather than physical products. Over time, these systems become complex, overlapping and highly dependent on one another, so more effort must be expended to discover the full effects of any system change. The ability of an entity to update, replace or improve the overall capabilities of the enterprise can become severely impaired. Moreover, support and administrative costs for these critical assets inevitably grow to be a major burden. Add to all this the need to control licensing, follow the organization’s policies and ensure security for the internal network, and it becomes clear that some manner of oversight is required for the enterprise to be successful.
Software asset management (SAM) solutions promise to fix all that. They present a set of tools, practices and processes that take the uncertainty out of software licensing and enable organizations to fully optimize software inventories.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Apr 30, 2013
Video conferencing is an increasingly important technology to improve employee and partner collaboration, especially for increasingly virtual organizations supporting rising numbers of mobile and home workers. But many companies still struggle to justify their investments in video conferencing, and not to understand potential cost differences among competing solutions - not just hardware and software expenses, but also investments required for bandwidth and operational support. Comparing various video conferencing solutions requires examining deployment models, licensing arrangements, network, hardware, and operational costs for leading video conferencing solution vendors in a variety of scenarios, using real-world data gathered from actual buyers of video conferencing products and services. The result: Significant differences in costs across all areas, especially for varying deployment models.
Your customers are asking for it. Your developers are ready for it. Your operations team is demanding it. What’s behind this momentum?
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a fundamental shift away from traditional software licensing to a market-driven subscription model. Keystone engaged 20 ISVs who successfully transitioned to a SaaS model, and found:
New customer segments open thanks to lower adoption and operating costs.
With less complex infrastructure under SaaS, customer TCO drops.
ISV products improve with value-added cloud services and SaaS data capabilities.
Financial predictability improves with recurring revenue model.
New pricing models aligns ISV value to customers’ business needs, driving increased revenue.
Additional, significant operational benefits from switching to a SaaS model.
Fill out the form at right to get the free report, The Shift to SaaS: A high-value opportunity for ISVs.
The collection of product usage data increases the speed of product development by 33%. –
This white paper covers all the factors that comprise an ROI model for comparing blades to rack servers, including power usage, cabling, software licensing and maintenance. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how blades can help you save on the TCO.
Published By: CrownPeak
Published Date: Jun 30, 2009
Congratulations you've decided to embark on the journey to implement a content management system (CMS) for your Web site. This document assumes that you have already built the business case for purchasing a CMS and has been signed off on by the appropriate stakeholders. Learn more today!
Published By: CrownPeak
Published Date: Jun 30, 2009
This is the second of a three part CrownPeak White Paper exploring Why Content Marketing Is Online Marketing. In this series we present the new idea that Web content marketing is the central and most important tenet of online marketing. Today, the function of online marketing revolves around the Web which, itself, revolves around content. So as we talk about online marketing/marketers and content marketing/marketers consider them and yourself one and the same. Learn more today!
The Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor, is easier to deploy and more cost-effective than the competition.
Results show that with Cisco UCS, you can:
Deploy and manage with less hardware
Eliminate the need for additional software licensing
Reduce your capital expenditure by as much as 22.1%
Published By: AppSense
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Learn how AppSense Application Manager enables IT Administrators to reliably and effectively enforce software licensing policies on client devices, and therefore gain greater control over the deployment of applications in a Windows Terminal Server environment.