This paper gives a high-level overview of key trends
shaping the data center and their impact on network
security. The paper is divided into the following topic
• Perimeter firewall
• Core network segmentation
• Cloud computing (infrastructure-as-a-service)
• Software-defined networking (SDN)
• Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
Managed Service Providers are bracing for more change in the next two years than they’ve seen in the past 15. Drivers that are creating a perfect storm of disruption include new competitors, converging technologies, and IT everywhere. Change on the scale we are anticipating brings huge opportunities – and major challenges. Whether you emerge a winner or loser will be defined by how you respond to both.
In this whitepaper, you’ll learn:
• Why the Managed Services industry is rapidly commoditizing
• The key to competing with a new breed of competitor
• Why you need to think “mobile computing management”
• How big new players are taking Managed Services to the Cloud
• Concrete strategies for dealing with the big five drivers of change
• And more
Local and national businesses seeking to gain a competitive advantage rapidly adopted VoIP as a cost savings and efficiency tool over the last ten years. Learn how selecting the right partner will help you to dd value and increase margins.
Published By: Covisint
Published Date: Jan 03, 2014
Your customers are rapidly adopting cloud based solutions for business efficiency. But an identity access management nightmare is unraveling: multiple sign-on identities hinder productivity and increase costs; working outside of the business’ firewall can create major security issues; and who has access to what? In this webcast learn:
• Why the extended enterprise mandates cloud-based IAM
• Where user lifecycle management and password security intersect
• How to talk to your customers about business issues that come with the cloud and where to find solutions
The OFS market is rapidly maturing from file storage services for consumers to technology solutions that require features to effectively manage and secure business data. As part of this evolution, there is increasing demand for alternatives to the “one-size-fits-all,” cloud-based approach, especially among current OFS users who currently leverage that deployment model. The fact that more than two-thirds of these respondents would be extremely interested in a deployment model that allows some or all data to be stored on-premises is significant, albeit not surprising given that almost all respondent organizations have some types of data that is prohibited from being stored in a third-party data center.
Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: May 30, 2014
This paper outlines the five simple steps you can take to help prevent sensitive information leakage from your organization, while keeping up with the rapidly evolving regulatory environment. The average employee sends and receives about 29,000 emails per year. One in every 20 of those emails contains “risky” data – from sensitive attachments to social security numbers to protected health information to valuable corporate secrets that set your organization apart. All of this risky data can become toxic to your company if it’s hacked or suffers a breach – causing reputational damage, customer loss, heavy fines, and decreased competitive edge. SilverSky offers a game-changing Email Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution, run on IBM SoftLayer, which brings content-aware policy capabilities normally reserved for complex enterprise DLP solutions. Download this paper to learn more.
Download this complementary e-book to understand how five key trends are affecting business intelligence today, and how IT’s role needs to shift to meet the changing demands of its users. It’s a well-known fact that information technology is changing. But amidst all this change, one thing remains the same: business intelligence and analytics continue to be a priority for businesses.
The enterprise today is changing rapidly. The intersection of cloud, mobility, social networking and the Internet, what analyst firm Gartner calls the, “Nexus of Forces” is making most medium and large enterprises rethink their enterprise mobile strategies. Employees arebringing their own devices, downloading their own applications and creating their own IT.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
With the massive growth of data from IOT to collaboration to compliance, end users are demanding low cost, flexible, easy to scale, and simple to manage datacenter storage solutions. Software-defined object storage delivers on these demands by capitalizing on industry standard x86 infrastructure and storage technologies to deploy more economic and manageable storage solutions compared to legacy storage architectures in existence today. Combined with Cisco’s world class Unified Compute System (Cisco UCS), Cloudian’s HyperStore Software-defined enables Enterprises to efficiently meet their growing data needs and rapidly respond to business demands.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
In this paper we will examine S3 API in depth, covering key features, compatibility and what role it plays in object storage. This paper will also discuss the Cloudian HyperStore® extensions to the S3 API and useful applications that can be used.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jul 13, 2015
With the massive growth of data from the Internet of Things (IOT) to collaboration to compliance, users are demanding low-cost, flexible, easy to scale, and simple to manage data center storage solutions. Software-defined object storage delivers on these demands by capitalizing on industry standard x86 infrastructure and storage technologies to deploy more economic and manageable storage solutions compared to legacy storage architectures.
Cloudian HyperStore is an example of the new breed of software-designed storage. Cloudian HyperStore allows companies to build their own public or private cloud storage infrastructure including enterprise IT organizations, cloud service providers, or cloud hosting providers. This document gathers the essential information about a scale-out storage reference architecture and a real-world example from the Cloudian support organization that uses the Cloudian HyperStore® appliances that are powered by Lenovo hardware.
Published By: Vormetric
Published Date: Jul 28, 2016
Vormetric Application Encryption reduces the complexity and costs associated with meeting this requirement, simplifying the process of adding encryption capabilities to existing applications. This architecture paper goes into detail of the security model, best practices, APIs, and offers a sample application encryption library.
Today’s fast-changing marketplace has presented technology vendors with many new opportunities to both transform their existing partner ecosystem into a competitive asset and
successfully capitalize on new business alliances, business models and customer opportunities. Read the full playbook.
Published By: Nimboxx
Published Date: Oct 26, 2015
The evolution of enterprise IT has finally reached the point where mid-size companies can cost effectively exploit the benefits of fully virtualized cloud operations and large and mid-size companies alike can greatly reduce the costs of expanding already virtualized infrastructures.
The linchpin to this transformation is Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) technology. HCI overcomes barriers such as the need to invest in large blocks of disparate compute and storage facilities that have prevented many mid-size enterprises from reaping the benefits of cloud-based operations which is to say the orchestration of virtualized data center resources across multiple workflows.
Meet the Top 100 Health-Care Vendors and VARs. These companies aren't just reshaping our IT systems; they're also changing the very essence of patient care. Unprecedented opportunities stemming from Health-Care Reform and Federal Stimulus initiatives have heightened competition in the health-care market. But detailed regulations, qualifications and security concerns have created a landscape where only the truly-educated stand to benefit from the boom.
One of the hottest areas for new revenue growth in storage is data and e-mail archiving. Although the market is growing exponentially due to regulatory compliance concerns, it's still underserved by the channel. Solution providers can build a data and e-mail archiving business that provides solutions customers need but in many cases can't create on their own. But building a data and e-mail archiving business requires experience in navigating regulations, as well as the technical knowledge to address the proper archiving of e-mail. This Everything Channel Starter Pack describes the opportunities in storage and explains how Avnet is ideally positioned to help solution providers capitalize on this growing market opportunity.
JWCS is a managed services provider serving the greater Seattle area. "From a disaster recovery perspective, we were getting inconsistent information about what was actually stored with Zenith offsite and what wasn't," says Jamison West, Founder and CEO. A JWCS client had a hardware failure, and the need to move off Zenith became urgent. "We're in the process of shifting all of our backend data over to Doyenz so that we have one consistent solution for all of our clients who are under our managed backup solution."
Published By: Toshiba
Published Date: Jul 15, 2015
The typical on-premises business environment of a decade ago called for the standard corporate rollout of strictly managed desktop PCs running Windows. And it was considered forward-looking to use similarly configured laptop computers with desktop docking stations, enabling workers to take their computers on business trips or take them home, perhaps to triage email or perform other maintenance tasks during off hours.
This decade has seen rapid changes in the technology world outside of work. We’ve seen the rise of mobile computing devices of all kinds, pervasive wireless broadband Internet access, and an explosion in mostly consumer-oriented cloud-based services. These changes have impacted IT and business computing, just as they have impacted the expectations of users.
Published By: Autotask
Published Date: Nov 29, 2010
This white paper describes how today's end-to-end IT Service Management software can help you take control of the key business functions critical to most SPs, including: tracking customer information; implementing IT and software consulting engagements; processing customer service requests; capturing and converting managed service alerts; tracking and real-time monitoring of billable time; approving and invoicing all project and service work, including expenses; optimizing service tech utilization; and rapidly producing business reports and metrics.
Being asked to "do more with less" has become standing operating procedure in business and government. Today, it is a generally accepted fact that finding innovative ways to reduce costs and extend the life of capital investments is an expectation. An area to explore in achieving these objectives is service/support/maintenance for servers, storage, routers and switches. While OEM maintenance is the default position for new equipment, there are significant aspects to consider for service beyond the expiration of initial agreements. This document provides an overview of critical aspects to take into account concerning OEM service and the value and benefits of third-party, multi-vendor service and support.
Published By: MergerTech
Published Date: Mar 15, 2011
Revenue and profits are, of course, the lifeblood of any business. One of the primary goals for entrepreneurs when they start a company is to reach a sustainable level of revenue and get to profitability. Once those goals are reached, however, revenue growth becomes a prime imperative for most entrepreneurs, especially those hoping to raise capital or sell their company some day.