Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
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
In today’s fast-moving, competitive environment, companies are migrating
to Microsoft Azure to increase their agility and decrease their time to
market. While the payoff for adopting Azure can be great, many are
finding it difficult to reach the cloud and business success they originally
It’s common for organizations investing in Azure to encounter
numerous roadblocks early in their cloud journey, including monthly
bills exponentially higher than anticipated and underutilized resources.
For organizations looking to reach cloud maturity—where cost and
performance are optimized, security and compliance best practices
are established, and one’s environment is governed by policy-driven
automation—gaining control of their Azure infrastructure is crucial.
The goal of this eBook is to help with just that. For those of considering
Azure or who are currently in the migration phase of your Azure cloud
journey, we offer insight and expert best practices to make the early
stages of your
Both the speed of innovation and the uniqueness of cloud technology is
forcing security teams everywhere to rethink classic security concepts
and processes. In order to keep their cloud environment secure,
businesses are implementing new security strategies that address the
distributed nature of cloud infrastructure.
Security in the cloud involves policies, procedures, controls, and
technologies working together to protect your cloud resources, which
includes stored data, deployed applications, and more. But how do you
know which cloud service provider offers the best security services? And
what do you do if you’re working on improving security for a hybrid or
This ebook provides a security comparison across the three main public
cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and
Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With insight from leading cloud experts,
we also analyze the differences between security in the cloud and
on-premises infrastructure, debunk
IT organizations are no longer just a business support function and cost center—they are expected to drive business as part of the core corporate strategy. Adding to this, IT landscapes continue to increase in complexity, complicating management and innovation.
Digital transformation helps IT adapt to these changes. Building a hybrid or multi-cloud IT environment can help you transform successfully. An effective cloud environment can provide:
• Improved infrastructure management and flexibility
• More time for IT to focus on strategic projects rather than manage data centers.
• Better IT cost management
In fact, 49% of companies cite “modernized IT infrastructure and technologies with increased agility, flexibility, manageability, and security” as a digital initiative on their long-term roadmap.
To learn more, download this eBook!
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Meeting PCI Compliance in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments is challenging, but even more so is maintaining compliance on a day-to-day basis. When security compliance is managed manually, there are significant time and costs associated with doing so and it's difficult to demonstrate compliance to auditors and business partners.
Read the eBook, 6 Steps to Overcoming PCI DSS Compliance Challenges in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Environments to understand:
• Inherent challenges in PCI DSS compliance across multi-cloud and hybrid cloud landscapes
• The struggles companies face maintaining the tools and staff required to remain compliant
• What to look for in solutions to address the complexities of meeting and maintaining compliance
Find out how you can effectively attain and continuously meet PCI DSS Compliance in multi-cloud and hybrid environments.
In today’s threat landscape, attackers use a wide range of sophisticated methods to infiltrate vulnerable systems. The key to minimizing the impact of an attack is to detect threats early, effectively and over a long period of time. In any threat detection effort, organizations must focus on visibility, assessment of risk, and potential impact to the business.
Download 5 Top Recommendations for Effective Threat Detection to learn how to improve the effectiveness of your threat detection program in cloud and hybrid environments.
Published By: Ricoh US
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
On June 25, 2018, Ricoh announced its Cloud Workflow Solutions portfolio, a collection of cloudbased
solutions and services that bring streamlined processes to SMBs in scalable, subscriptionbased
packages. With an emphasis on addressing specific challenges facing smaller businesses,
these solutions are meant to empower digital workplaces by eliminating manual steps, reducing
manual data entry, and improving speed and accuracy to increase productivity and reduce overall
Many SMBs struggle to move beyond the challenges associated with content silos, lack of
interoperability, and ongoing transition to mobile work environments. Much like their enterprise
counterparts, smaller businesses face various complexities and pain points associated with
interdepartmental workflows combined with a real need to enable employees to work when, where,
and how they desire. Ricoh's Cloud Workflow Solutions platform is designed to address these
challenges by streamlining and automating common busines
As Apple device numbers rise in business and education environments
around the globe, it’s imperative that technology investments are
maximized so that organizations can leverage iPad to its full potential.
iPadOS is a new operating system that is poised to help IT teams better
manage the influx of new devices.
Published By: Masergy
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Driven by the need to save money, improve agility, and take rapid advantage of emerging
technologies to improve internal collaboration and customer engagement, organizations are
quickly adopting Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a
Service (CCaaS). UCaaS and CCaaS enable businesses to deliver a modern communications
environment, without large capital investment, and in a manner that provides for rapid
scaling, easy expansion into new sites and geographies, and deployment flexibility.
Unfortunately, many enterprise networks are not optimized to deliver the performance and
reliability required to support cloud-based applications, including UCaaS and CCaaS. As a
result, IT leaders are rapidly adopting Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN)
technologies. With SD-WAN’s ability to virtualize underlying network services and to build
enterprise-grade WANs using both public (Internet) connectivity and private WAN
connectivity, IT leaders can leverage it to su
In order to provide high quality, cost effective business services in complex, distributed environments, improved IT management strategies are required. Business Service Management (BSM) is a strategic approach to managing IT services in support of improved business performance.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
After examining the TCO of object storage vs. LTO tape, and seeing the benefits achieved in a real-world case study, it’s easy to understand why object storage is quickly becoming the standard for data storage, backup, archive, and recovery.
It’s clear that when all costs associated with data storage are tracked, object storage beats tape storage hands down. And even with costs aside, on-premises object storage with Cloudian provides businesses with the flexibility they need to respond to changing technology environments, storage requirements, data monetization opportunities, and more.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 09, 2018
This assessment shows that enterprises adopt Red Hat Fuse because they believe in a community-based open source approach to integration for modernizing their integration infrastructure that delivers strong ROI. For these organizations, Fuse was part of a larger digital transformation initiative and was also used to modernize integration.
IDC interviewed organizations using Fuse to integrate important business applications across their heterogeneous IT environments. These Red Hat customers reported that Fuse has enabled them to complete substantially more integrations at a higher quality level, thereby supporting their efforts to deliver timely and functional applications and digital services. Efficiencies in application integration with Fuse have generated significant value for study participants, which IDC quantifies at an average value of $75,453 per application integrated per year ($985,600 per organization). They have attained this value by: » Enabling more efficient and effectiv
This research finds that huddle spaces deliver tremendous value to businesses, with 9 out of 10 participants stating the adoption of open space environments is increasing the need for these huddle spaces. Huddle spaces require a wide variety of technologies to enable users and the business, such as audio and video conferencing abilities, digital whiteboards and scheduling solutions. Users stated that ease of use, solution reliability, and similar technology in each huddle space is key to their productivity. But nearly 8 out 10 users shared they were frustrated with meeting room technology recently. These problems generate support calls to IT on a weekly, if not daily, basis
Businesses of all sizes and industries have struggled to implement a hybrid IT environment that can meet their most critical needs, without disrupting business. The challenge is especially acute for midsized firms whose limited IT resources are facing pressure to adopt a never-ending torrent of technology innovations. In an effort to create a hybrid IT environment, many businesses end up with a multiple siloed infrastructure deployment options that consume increasing amounts of management time, effort and budget, while never quite meeting business needs.
Published By: Epson EMEA
Published Date: Oct 30, 2019
The needs of business users have changed, so today’s business printers must be faster, more cost-efficient and easier to integrate than ever – all while minimising environmental impact.
There’s pressure to put more in to your business to enhance experiences, drive sales and enable, new smarter ways of working. However, if you’re looking to get more out of your business while reducing costs, you need to be investing in the right printing technology.
This guide reveals why business inkjet is the answer. And over the coming pages, we’ll explore how a simple switch can have a potentially huge business impact – positively influencing your daily operations, employees, customers, community, society and the world at large.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
The HX Data Platform uses a self-healing architecture that implements data replication for high availability, remediates hardware failures, and alerts your IT administrators so that problems can be resolved quickly and your business can continue to operate. Space-efficient, pointerbased snapshots facilitate backup operations, and native replication supports cross-site protection. Data-at-rest encryption protects data from security risks and threats. Integration with leading enterprise backup systems allows you to extend your preferred data protection tools to your hyperconverged environment.
Technology is meant to make our lives easier and more efficient. When it’s
done right, it can accelerate and transform the way individuals and businesses
operate. So, when it comes to something as essential as communications, the
technology can make or break your organization’s productivity.
In today’s fast-paced business environment, you can’t afford to miss a call.
And communications technologies have expanded to include collaboration
tools, as well as basic and advanced voice functions, like ‘on-the-fly’ call
routing. Add to that the growing need for anywhere, anytime access to voice
and collaboration tools and you end up with the perfect storm of complexity
and lost productivity – just the opposite of what you were aiming for.
Security is a looming issue for businesses. The threat landscape is increasing, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Emerging technologies like IoT, mobility, and hybrid IT environments now open new business opportunity, but they also introduce new risk. Protecting servers at the software level is no longer enough. Businesses need to reach down into the physical system level to stay ahead of threats. With today’s increasing regulatory landscape, compliance is more critical for both increasing security and reducing the cost of compliance failures. With these pieces being so critical, it is important to bring new levels of hardware protection and drive security all the way down to the supply chain level. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has a strategy to deliver this through its unique server firmware protection, detection, and recovery capabilities, as well as its HPE Security Assurance.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.