Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 21, 2019
For some, having a Managed Service Provider (MSP) manage your workloads on cloud infrastructure requires strong justification internally and assistance around presenting an alternative view to a DIY approach. The physical costs are a bit easier to identify but what about the human costs - your 'hard to retain' IT talent that you want focused on evolving the business strategy rather than the heavy lifting a move to the cloud requires.
To help you justify a MSP solution to your stakeholders and support your internal business case for the associated human cost of a move to the cloud, download our comparison tool that outlines:
• Considerations - the motivations around a move to the cloud
• Associated tasks/actions required to complete a move to the cloud - a comprehensive and direct comparative view of all tasks that IT are responsible for in a DIY v. MSP approach
• Minimum Cost Savings - Re-platform and run costs compared as well as a comparison of the total IT department time required
Published By: Dell SB
Published Date: Jan 24, 2019
Dell EMC PowerEdge rack servers help you build a modern infrastructure that minimizes IT challenges and drives business success. Choose from a complete portfolio of 1-2-and-4 socket rack
servers to deliver high core density for your traditional applications, virtualization and cloud-native workloads. Enhanced mem
ory speeds, faster NVMe storage options
and BIOS tuning allows
you to match performance to your workload for ultimate efficienc
Hyperconvergence has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because it represents the next step in the evolution of IT resource delivery. This technology takes the idea of integrating compute, storage and networking that started with converged systems design and has improved on those architectures by adding deeper levels of abstraction and automation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors promise simplified operation and the ability to quickly and easily expand capacity by deploying and launching additional modules; simplicity has been the key selling point for the HCI pioneers.
As HCI ventures even deeper into the enterprise and cloud environments, the architectures will need to become more efficient, agile and adaptable to help IT professionals shoulder the burden of rapidly growing data sets and workloads. This report discusses the benefits of HCI and the enhancements that must be
made to expand HCI deeper into the mainstream enterprise datacenter.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
There are companies of all sizes reinventing themselves on AWS every day – and this whitepaper covers the commonest application migration challenges encountered by many Rackspace customers in their transformation exercise. Also highlighted are the technical approaches and best practices that Rackspace helps them to implement to smoothen the ride to the cloud. For IT professionals involved in the digital transformation of critical business applications, this is a must-read prior to the migration of production workloads to AWS.
Over time, hybrid cloud will increasingly become the mainstream deployment model for IT infrastructure. Flash storage brings with it many benefits necessary in hybrid cloud environments, and IDC already views it as a requirement for enterprise workloads that have any performance sensitivity. This IDC white paper discusses the state of enterprise storage with respect to the evolving cloud storage market, explains why flash storage is needed in these environments, and then discusses what Pure Storage, a leading all-flash array vendor, brings to the table in this area. The document concludes with a short service provider case study.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
IDC’s research has consistently shown that organizations can leverage converged infrastructure as a cost-effective, efficient, and high-performing platform to support VCC environments. IDC recently interviewed 16 organizations running various workloads on Vblock Systems from the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division of Dell | EMC, including 5 organizations using Vblock Systems as a converged platform for their VCC operations.
While many organizations have acknowledged the importance of digitally transforming their businesses and processes to deliver speed and agility, most are just starting their cloud journey.
Cloud-in-a-Box delivers an enterprise cloud platform with a mix of on- and off-premises private cloud and public cloud, with orchestration between them. This will provide the organization with the ability to avoid vendor lock-in, find the optimal cloud services for a particular business or technical need, and increase redundancy.
Download IDC Infobrief on “Cloud-in-a-Box” to understand:
• How you can deliver the different functions of a data center and meet business requirements by deploying a “Cloud-in-a-Box.”
• Understand how industries such as financial services, manufacturing and healthcare can benefit from “Cloud-in-a-Box” technology.
• Self-discovery questions and focus areas that every organization needs to go through for successful cloud deployment.
Lenovo’s VMware vSAN-based hyperconverged solution reduces TCO by 40% within the datacenter.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo come with a set of certified components that can be deployed to create platforms that support a broad array of workloads, performance, and budgetary requirements. With VMware vSAN pre-installed, pre-configured, and pre-tested, Lenovo’s VMware-based hyperconverged solutions help improve productivity, and cut complexity quickly and easily.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo represent proven solutions that are enterprise-class and are already being leveraged within mission-critical environments around the world.
Download IDC’s Infobrief on “The Real-World Value of Hyperconverged Infrastructure” and learn how you can:
• Cut the cost of scaling infrastructure
• Reduce time spent on infrastructure provisioning
• Improve application performance
• Eliminate complexity and cost related to refreshing traditional infrastructure
Server virtualization is no longer a luxury but an essential part of the modern data center. By combining the workloads of several underused servers, you can get more out of your hardware when IT budgets stay flat, even as demand goes up.
"The performance, availability, and data protection associated with tier-1 applications were easy to meet when one application mapped to one server and a dedicated storage system. But to carry these features into a virtual world with pooled, shared storage systems and unpredictable workloads creates new demands.
In order to reach an agile state in your business, access this white paper now to gain insight into innovative solutions catered to these new challenging demands."
Forrester white paper that examines ROI that enterprises may realize by adopting FlexPod for business-critical application workloads such as Oracle databases and Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint Server for communications & collaboration.
The NetApp EF550 all-flash array provides a robust platform for delivering exceptional performance to mission-critical applications. The EF550 flash array leverages the latest in solid-state disk technologies along with a strong heritage of handling diverse workloads and providing superior business value through the acceleration of latency-sensitive and high-I/O applications.
Many businesses are beginning to understand that hybrid cloud can provide the best of both worlds: on-demand access to much-needed IT resources, and the flexibility to move workloads onsite or offsite to meet specific needs. The most common question is not “Why hybrid cloud?” but “How do we get started?”
Depending on your specific IT strategy and requirements, consider evaluating the following five types of workloads for hybrid cloud.
In this comprehensive report, Gartner reviews how IT leaders must apply a future-looking, enterprise wide IT strategy to determine where to place applications and workloads – on premises or in the cloud.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Following Google’s recent Managed Services Partner Program Launch,Rackspace® announced that it is migrating, managing and optimizing business-critical workloads for several customers, from enterprises to educational institutions to emerging start-ups, on Google Cloud Platform.
Solid state storage is increasingly deployed in all sizes of
datacenters, from the small and medium business to the
large enterprise. It comes in many forms including
hybrid arrays, direct attached drives, PCIe flash and
accelerators that fit somewhere in between servers and
storage. With the price of flash continuing to drop,
hybrid storage is becoming more compelling to the small
and medium business for critical computing applications
such as databases and day-to-day operational
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
Not long ago, the biggest concern for IT decision makers considering
moving workloads to the cloud was security. That’s no longer the case.
Today, the main obstacle to cloud adoption is different but familiar:
the pain of migrating data.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Apr 24, 2018
As organizational needs change and workloads become increasingly distributed, a key realization is emerging: traditional approaches to backup and recovery may no longer be sufficient for many organizations. These companies may have discovered that their existing tools are not keeping pace with other advancements in their computing environments, such as scale-out storage systems and hyperconverged systems, which seek to reduce data center complexity and help manage surging storage costs.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Public cloud expansion will continue to see double digit growth over the next five years according to IDC. Making the public cloud interoperable with on-premises solutions needs to be part of your hybrid cloud strategy for secondary data workloads. Legacy solutions, however weren’t architected with the cloud in mind. They require use of cloud gateways and don’t scale well in the cloud. Cohesity integrates with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform to extend your on-premises data protection solution to these public cloud services. Our built-in cloud capabilities give you flexibility to use the cloud for multiple use cases. Download the solution brief for more details.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform featuring powerful on-demand infrastructure and solutions for building and deploying applications workloads as well as a wide variety of IT and application services. You can use Azure as a public cloud provider and as a hybrid extension to existing on-premises infrastructure. Organizations that use Microsoft solutions on-premises are able to extend their infrastructure and operational processes to Azure.
With the growing popularity of Azure, today’s systems administrators need to acquire and strengthen their skills on this fast-growing public cloud platform. In this guide we explore the Azure public cloud platform with a focus on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features. We cover general architectural features of the Azure cloud including geographic regions, availability zones, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) attached to the core Azure IaaS infrastructure.
Amazon Web Services has a long history of successfully supporting Microsoft workloads, with hundreds of thousands of customers across a wide variety of industries running their Microsoft workloads on AWS. Customers have successfully deployed virtually every Microsoft application available on the AWS Cloud, including (but not limited to) Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft Skype for Business, Microsoft Dynamics products, and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. This guide covers the benefits of moving Microsoft workloads to the Cloud and how to get started.