When cloud computing services were introduced in the mid-2000s with
compute and storage offered for pennies on the dollar, the world of IT
changed forever. While prices have come down significantly over the
years, many companies learned the hard way that moving to the public
cloud didn’t always achieve the cost savings they expected.
In fact, organizations have frequently noticed public cloud bills that are
two to three times higher than expectations.1 This doesn’t mean that
moving to the public cloud is a mistake. The public cloud provides huge
benefits in agility, responsiveness, simplified operations, and improved
innovation. The mistake is assuming that migrating to the public cloud
without implementing management, governance and automation will lead
to cost savings.
The first step to combating rising Microsoft Azure costs is to gain visibility
across your entire organization’s cloud spend. Once you’ve identified
the areas of high and/or rapidly growing costs, use these proven best
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Dec 27, 2018
The case for leveraging cloud capabilities in government
has been clearly proven—to drive savings and deliver
mission-serving solutions faster. In 2018, the President’s
Management Agenda makes it clear that moving to the
cloud is still a top priority for agencies, and the latest
2018 Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, “Cloud Smart,”
provides an updated long-term, high-level strategy to
drive cloud adoption in Federal agencies. This is the
first cloud policy update in seven years, offering a path
forward for agencies to migrate to a safe and secure
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
"Increase Efficiency, Optimise IT Resources, Enhance Visibility
The benefits of cloud computingâ€”a high return on investment, greater staff efficiencies, optimisation of IT resources, plus enhanced visibility and access to informationâ€”have piqued the interest of CFOs and finance leaders who are actively evaluating the risks versus the rewards of the cloud delivery model. Although a steady migration to the cloud is happening in many areas of the enterprise, finance professionals still have questions regarding the security, performance, privacy, risks and the actual cost and value of cloud computing.
Download this whitepaper today and discover the benefits of moving finance operations to the cloud, and how it can drive sustainable ROI."
Published By: BMC ASEAN
Published Date: Dec 18, 2018
From the impact of disruptive technologies to the imperative of digital transformation, businesses today must find new ways to innovate or risk being left behind. While data flowing rapidly between the Internet of Things and multi-cloud computing environments brings tremendous opportunity, there’s also a great deal of complexity. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are part of the new wave of solutions capturing the minds of enterprise leaders to respond to these new opportunities and complexities. Digitally literate leaders who are highly cognizant of this wave, are jumping in headfirst and applying AI and ML to solve real business challenges—making enterprise goals of enabling cost savings via smarter operations and decision making come to fruition.
BMC Cognitive Service Management (CSM) addresses the complexities of multi-cloud computing by applying intelligence, automation, and predictive capabilities. CSM
employs a differentiated approach with a more holistic
Published By: BMC ASEAN
Published Date: Dec 18, 2018
DevOps is fast becoming a core competency required to gain competitive advantage. At its most basic level, DevOps is a team approach to drive agile modern application development and operations to deliver high quality critical digital business services.
Cloud services are fundamentally changing the way applications are developed. The near ubiquitous, lowfriction access to cloud computing for developers, who can literally access powerful computing resources at the touch of a keystroke or swipe of a credit card, has fundamentally altered the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
Published By: effectual
Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Multi-Cloud, hybrid strategies add complexity
Nearly 60% of businesses say they're moving toward hybrid IT enviornments that integrate on-premises systems and public cloud resources and enable workloads to be pleaced according to performance, security and dependency requirements. Identifying the best execution venue is a key cloud hurdle.
"For existing applications to gain the agility, scalability, resilience, and cost benefits of cloud computing, organizations need to adopt cloud-native architectures. By making this switch, you’ll be better suited to scale more quickly, so you can help meet your ever-changing user demands. The challenge is how to make this transition to a cloud-native architecture, quickly and easily.
Download this complimentary white paper to learn how your organization can help simplify the transition to cloud computing by leveraging Amazon Elastic Container Service and TIBCO®. You’ll learn:
• Best practices for agile development
• New platforms for deployment
• The right tools for digital business agility "
The ongoing adoption of cloud computing by communications service providers (CSPs)
continues to fundamentally reshape their business models and technology strategies on
several levels. One such area that is garnering significant attention is the impact of the
cloud on security services. This is because security services and the vital tools they
encompass can be empowered through the adoption of a carrier cloud model. This, in turn,
better positions CSPs to meet the demands of their customers, including those in the small
to medium-size business (SMB) market segment.
The timing of this migration is optimal, since many SMBs now recognize the threats they
face and realize that given their limited IT budgets and lack of security expertise, CSPs are
well positioned to protect them from cyberattacks.
While the opportunity for CSPs is significant, many are hesitant to make a move in this area
because they want to ensure they can address SMBs’ needs and maintain control of the
service in a car
The rise of the cloud and mobile computing has rapidly changed the nature of enterprise cybersecurity. The old paradigm, where all work was done behind a company firewall, has been breaking down.
Employees work not just at the office, but also on the road and at home, on mobile devices and on their own personal computers. They’re no longer using a limited stack of enterprise applications. Instead, they increasingly require access to a wide variety of apps, cloud services, and new communication platforms.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
Networks and attack surfaces are changing fast – there’s so much more than servers and endpoints. Now, you’re responsible for securing everything from cloud platforms to DevOp containers to web apps. Cyber Exposure is an emerging discipline for measuring and managing cyber risk across this modern attack surface. This ebook takes a close look at Cyber Exposure, including the Cyber Exposure gap created by legacy security offerings and the Cyber Exposure platform designed to protect all computing assets. If you’re responsible for guarding your organization’s fast-changing assets, this ebook is a must-have.
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: Oct 26, 2018
Cloud computing is rapidly changing enterprise IT with applications like Salesforce and Office 365, which are improving productivity, reducing costs, and simplifying management.
Now, organizations are discovering that those same advantages can be achieved by migrating security to the cloud. In fact, in its 2016 Magic Quadrant report on Secure Web Gateways, Gartner reported, “Cloud services have experienced a 35% five-year compound annual growth rate, while on-premises appliances have only grown by 6% during the same period.”
Organizations understand that protecting users with a consistent and enforceable policy requires much more than simple URL or web filtering. Thousands of companies have already switched their IT security from appliances to experience the benefits of the Zscaler™ Security Cloud. Download this whitepaper today to find out why.
Published By: Cognizant
Published Date: Oct 23, 2018
In the last few years, a wave of digital technologies changed the banking landscape - social/ mobile altered the way banks engage with customers, analytics enabled hyper personalized offerings by making sense of large datasets, Cloud technologies shifted the computing paradigm from CapEx to OpEx, enabling delivery of business processes as services from third-party platforms.
Now, a second wave of disruption is set to drive even more profound changes - including robotic process automation (RPA), AI, IOT instrumentation, blockchain distributed ledger and shared infrastructure, and open banking platforms controlled by application programming interfaces (API). As these technologies become commercialized, and demand increases for digitally-enabled services, we will see unprecedented disruption, as non-traditional banks and fintechs rush into all segments of the banking space. This whitepaper examines key considerations for banks as they explore value in the emerging Digital 2.0 world.
Since Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) emerged as a breakthrough technology, it has continued to gain taction as it has truly delivered on its promise. It has helped organizations optimize resources, reduce complexity, lower costs, increase agility and accelerate development cycles, as well as provide a seamless path to hybrid cloud. These are just a few of the key benefits causing IT leaders pay close attention to HCI and look at ways to use it to power key initiatives such as digital transformation.
As IT leaders continue to embrace HCI and the market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 42% through 2023, the future is happening now.
Submit the form to read our latest whitepaper and discover 5 powerful HCI case studies around Business critical applications, Hybrid Cloud/Multicloud, Disaster recovery, Edge computing, Container and App Development.
Not long ago, even the most astute executives couldn’t fully anticipate how quickly emerging technologies would transform their business operations — and even their business models.
Laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices; high-bandwidth wireless networks; and cloud-based computing services have proven to be among the most impactful of these advances, collectively untethering workers from office environments and fundamentally altering work behaviors. employees today work anytime, anywhere while accessing applications and data that reside on company servers and in the cloud.
Cisco Umbrella can help your business overcome these problems, download this whitepaper today to find out more.
Exploring four commonalities that drive organziations toward hybrid IT can help you make a business case for expanding and automating your data center.
• Cloud’s role in providing your high-performance computing requirements
• Evolving asset refresh cycle and expansion needs in the face of security threats
• Strategic innovation investments to gain competitive market advantage
Das Thema Cloud Computing rückt immer mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses. Und das erwiesenermaßen
zu Recht. In der Tat haben die meisten Unternehmen bereits irgendeine Form eines Cloud-Dienstes in ihre IT- Infrastruktur eingebunden. Während standortgebundene Software und Hybrid-Lösungen den Anforderungen immer weniger gewachsen sind, eröffnen Cloud-Anwendungen neue Möglichkeiten für innovative Lösungen. Diese Lösungen sind zweckmäßig und darüber hinaus einfach zu bedienen und zu managen. Die Cloud stellt die grundlegende Infrastruktur bereit, die innovative Unternehmen benötigen um erfolgreich zu sein.
Take a look at the IT ecosystem of any company today and there’s a good chance you’ll find it includes offerings from several cloud services providers. That’s certainly the case at mid- to large-sized companies with at least 500 employees, according to a recent survey conducted by IDG Research.
The survey of 100 senior IT professionals found that 59% are already multi-cloud adopters — that is, using computing and storage services from two or more cloud providers. Another 31% of respondents say they plan to become multi-cloud organizations in the coming 12-24 months, with only 10% still in the “consideration” phase.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
This guide from GovLoop offers nine IT priorities that can help state and local governments stay on the cutting edge. Read the guide to learn how the latest trends in recruitment, procurement, and cloud computing technology can help you increase efficiency and reduce costs.
The Internet of Things (IoT) didn’t just connect everything everywhere; It laid the groundwork for the next industrial revolution.
Connected devices sending data was only one achievement of the IoT—but one that helped solve the problem of data spread across countless silos that was not collected because it was too voluminous and/or too expensive to analyze.
Now, with advances in cloud computing and analytics, cheaper and more scalable factory solutions are available. This, in combination with the cost and size of sensors continuously being reduced, supplies the other achievement: the possibility for every organization to digitally transform.
Using a Smart Factory system, all relevant data is aggregated, analyzed, and acted upon. Sensors, devices, people, and processes are part of a connected ecosystem providing:
• Reduced downtime
• Minimized surplus and defects • Deep insights
• End-to-end real-time visibility
The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.
Sophisticated banking requires sophisticated computing systems. But which systems offer the greatest chance for success? Many banks are discovering that the answer can be found within their on-premise data centers – the mainframe computer.
Mainframes have become a modern platform for innovation. When operating in a hybrid cloud environment, mainframes provide cost flexibility, scalability, agility, sophistication and unmatched security. And they support innovation, business transformation and new types of monetization. The power of mainframe computing is being rediscovered. Specifically, in a recent 2017 survey of banking executives, we found that:
• 50 percent said they believe hybrid cloud – and the systems that underpin it – can significantly lower the cost of IT ownership
• 47 percent said they believe mainframe enabled hybrid cloud can improve operating margin
• 47 percent said they believe dual-platform hybrid cloud can accelerate innovation.
While innovation and improved p
Datacenter improvements have thus far focused on cost reduction and point solutions. Server consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, and the implementation of flash storage capabilities have all helped reduce server sprawl, along with associated staffing and facilities costs. Converged systems — which combine compute, storage, and networking into a single system — are particularly effective in enabling organizations to reduce operational and staff expenses. These software-defined systems require only limited human intervention. Code imbedded in the software configures hardware and automates many previously manual processes, thereby dramatically reducing instances of human error. Concurrently, these technologies have enabled businesses to make incremental improvements to customer engagement and service delivery processes and strategies.
Der Schwerpunkt der Verbesserungen im Rechenzentrum lag bisher hauptsa?chlich auf Kostensenkungen und punktuellen Lo?sungen. Serverkonsolidierung, Cloud-Computing, Virtualisierung und die Implementierung von Flash-Speicherfunktionen haben alle dazu beigetragen, das unkontrollierte Wachstum von Servern und die damit verbundenen Personal- und Anlagenkosten zu reduzieren. Konvergente Systeme, bei denen Rechner, Speicher und Netzwerk in einem einzigen System kombiniert werden, ko?nnen Unternehmen auf besonders effektive Weise bei der Reduzierung von Betriebs- und Personalkosten unterstu?tzen. Fu?r diese softwarebasierten Systeme sind nur begrenzte Benutzereingriffe erforderlich. In die Software eingebetteter Code u?bernimmt die Konfiguration der Hardware und die Automatisierung zahlreicher ehemals manueller Prozesse und sorgt so fu?r eine drastische Reduzierung von Bedienerfehlern.