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)
Just about everyone has heard stories extolling the benefits of cloud computing and virtualization, the twin forces behind the transformation of the way companies of all shapes and sizes “do” computing. But to take part in this information revolution, it’s critical to have the right underpinnings.
That means not only upgrading the decade-old Windows Server 2003 operating system software that still drives more than 12 million servers, but also upgrading the underlying hardware to ensure you realize all the benefits the software can deliver. The combination of Windows Server 2012 and the latest Intel® Xeon®-based server hardware should be part of an IT strategy for companies and departments looking to modernize their IT infrastructure. This checklist will identify 10 of the top issues driving the need for server OS software and hardware upgrades.
Veeam® Cloud Connect is an easy, efficient way for your customers to get backups offsite. More specifically, Veeam Cloud Connect helps customers avoid catastrophic data loss by keeping their backups in a service-provider infrastructure provided by you! This document explains how your customers will reap immediate benefit from using Veeam Cloud Connect and how you will increase sales opportunities and revenue by selling it.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
For companies looking to build their own cloud storage infrastructure, including enterprise IT organizations and cloud service providers or cloud hosting providers, the decision to use cloud and cloud storage for the delivery of IT services is best made by starting with the knowledge and experience gained from previous work. This white paper gathers into one place the essentials of a scale-out storage reference architecture coupled with a real world example from the Cloudian support organization that is using the Cloudian HyperStore appliances and the Hortwonworks Hadoop Data Platform to analyze Big Data logs and troubleshoot customer issues.
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.
Cloud has revolutionized computing from the desktop to the data center and, perhaps even more meaningfully, down to the mobile devices we work and play with. The cloud approach of scalable shared infrastructure has allowed customers to consider both purchasing and deploying information technology resources in more flexible, cost-effective ways. They’ve saved money and invested in only the capacity they needed and are enjoying the benefits of consolidated infrastructure. Virtualization has been at the epicenter of this revolution and has enabled racks of disparate hardware to become one. But the move to virtualization has not come without bumps in the road.
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.
VMware's Partner Network (VPN) provides your company benefits from market-leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions to award-winning programs that reward you and help you distinguish your business. Your company gains exclusive access to resources to help drive both license and service businesses, create new opportunities, increase profitability, and close deals faster.
DNS Europe is a London based cloud hosting business who's services include cloud application hosting and development, hybrid cloud integration services, consulting and onboarding. DNS has 500 customers, no data centers and only a minimal amount of technology infrastructure. This whitepaper explains how DNS not only build clouds, they live in them.
Cloud hosting enables companies to focus on their core business rather than managing the complexities of building, maintaining and regularly upgrading the underlying infrastructure. For your customers stuck with old, end-of-life systems, a hosted environment provides an affordable way to migrate to a modern solution that supports advanced capabilities like speech recognition, personalization, voice biometrics, multi-channel self-service and more.
There are many case studies with real data extolling the benefits of cloud computing and virtualization - the twin forces behind the transformation of the way companies of all shapes and sizes 'do' computing. But to take part in this information revolution, it's critical to have the right underpinnings. That means not only upgrading the decade-old Windows Server 2003 operating system software that still drives more than 12 million servers, but also upgrading the underlying hardware to ensure you realize all the benefits the software can deliver. The combination Windows Server 2012 and the latest Intel Xeon based server hardware should be part of an IT strategy for companies and departments looking to modernize their IT infrastructure. This checklist will identify 10 of the top issues driving the need for server OS software and hardware upgrades.
Published By: AirTight
Published Date: Oct 22, 2014
The migration to cloud-based WLAN solutions signifies a fundamental shift in infrastructure investments from large in-house installations to off-site systems provided and managed by VARs and MSPs. This white paper describes this trend and how AirTight's cloud solution enables MSPs and channel partners to easily & cost effectively generate high margin, value-added service revenue streams.
Many IT managers, owners, and CIOs are embracing the benefits of cloud IT. Cloud has now reached critical mass in the consciousness of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), whether they are acquiring new software-as-a-service (SaaS) capabilities or making infrastructure upgrades via infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Among companies of all sizes, 50% are currently using at least one public SaaS offering, with a further 20% planning to implement public SaaS within the next year. Platform as a service (PaaS) and IaaS are less deployed today, but those areas are seeing substantial interest and growth.
Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Jul 16, 2015
There are a lot of ways to describe the growth of cloud-based services: rapid, burgeoning, and even, perhaps, dramatic. But one thing it isn’t is surprising – that growth makes a lot of sense. When applications are hosted on a provider’s infrastructure – operated, maintained and upgraded by that vendor – businesses reap a host of important benefits. They can get cutting-edge technology without making hefty capital investments. They can pay affordable monthly fees. And they can access hosted voice service at any time, from any location where there is network connectivity.
Published By: Nexenta
Published Date: Sep 22, 2011
For service providers, hosting providers, or enterprise IT organizations looking to implement a cloud infrastructure, the knowledge, experience, and best practices gained from previous implementations can help to expedite planning and deployment. This paper outlines a reference architecture for a cloud storage infrastructure that integrates pivotal "scale-out" technologies including NexentaStor* from Nexenta Systems, Inc. The reference architecture presented in this paper can help to reduce the learning curve for building a cost-effective scale-out storage infrastructure.
How a Wireless N Infrastructure Can Support Concrete Educational Advances on a Wisp of a Budget.
Wi-Fi is a best practice for advancing the use of technology to reach educational goals. Cloud-based wireless Wi-Fi provides unprecedented value for K-12 Education, particularly when a istrict is both budget constrained as well as lacking a skilled IT staffer at each campus.
• Moving from legacy to cloud infrastructure is a huge win for business, but the process requires a fundamental shift in organizational culture and business processes both inside and outside IT. In fact, managing this change may be the biggest challenge your company faces when moving to the cloud, unless you're equipped with the resources that make for a simple, successful transition.
• Here's our tried-and-true 3-step approach proving that change doesn't have to be hard. Download now to start your easy, secure and efficient move to the cloud.
"Businesses continue to evolve as digital technologies reshape industries. The workforce is mobile, and speed and ef ciency are imperative, necessitating dynamic, cloud-based infrastructures and connectivity, as well as unhindered, secure application access — from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Leaders must remove hurdles to progress, but new business initiatives and processes increase the attack surface, potentially putting the company at risk.
In the 26-criteria evaluation of continuous delivery and release automation (CDRA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Atlassian, CA technologies, Chef Software, Clarive, CloudBees, electric Cloud, Flexagon, Hewlett packard enterprise (Hpe), IBM, Micro Focus, Microsoft, puppet, Red Hat, VMware, and Xebialabs — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. We focused on core features, including modeling, deploying, managing, governing, and visualizing pipelines, and on each vendor’s ability to match a strategy to these features. this report helps infrastructure and operations (I&o) professionals make the right choice when looking for CDRA solutions for their development and operations (Devops) automation.
Enterprises today face the major challenge of how to fully orchestrate the apps that define their business and automate the IT processes underpinning them when much of the infrastructure used to run them is outsourced to cloud providers.
Some cloud service providers offer their own orchestration tools, and each on-premises tool has automation capabilities. But while we own our apps, providers are interchangeable depending on what they can offer and for what price. We should be able to switch between cloud providers and between cloud, on-premises and hybrid infrastructure as and when the business requires, with minimal effort and without losing any control. Sometimes we might want to use more than one provider at the same time, leveraging the advantages of each provider simultaneously.
What is needed is an orchestration layer that remains constant while cloud services come and go; one that enterprises own along with their core apps.