Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
CA Technologies, a software company servicing the majority of the Global Fortune 500, wanted to help its internal development teams get its world-class apps to market faster. By using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, CA Technologies was able to provide a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for its internal teams to more quickly build and deploy Software-as-a Service (SaaS) applications for its external customers. Development times dropped from months to weeks in most cases. In addition, the new system offers maximum scalability by automatically spinning up or spinning down servers based on user load.
It’s no surprise that the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market is exploding; its benefits are evident and mounting. In fact, IDC predicts that the SaaS market will grow significantly by 2020. SaaS end users are reaping the benefits of greater software efficiency, agility, reduced operational headaches, and trading CapEx for OpEx. The SaaS model enables low cost to entry, scale, and no maintenance as opposed to traditional software which placed these burdens on the end user.
Since Aternity was founded in 2005, the business world has changed dramatically. Mobile devices, software as a service (SaaS) and the cloud have taken up permanent residence in today’s enterprise IT department. Aternity stays on the cutting edge by rapidly delivering innovative End User Experience Monitoring solutions that can monitor any application on any device—physical, virtual or mobile—for any user.
Enterprise security traditionally relied on a fortress strategy that locked down user endpoints and created walls around the network. Today, this strategy cannot support or secure the use of mobile devices and SaaS capabilities, which exist outside the fortress. As a result, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) have been looking for new solutions that can secure these technologies today, and adapt as threats and business needs change.
The credit card industry’s security model is one example that provides a new way to think about risk and contain it—that is, if you can see past the occasional bad rap it’s gotten from attacks and breaches.
Avec la prolifération des applications SaaS et des appareils mobiles, la sécurité réseau n’a jamais été aussi complexe. Vos employés et vos partenaires disposent désormais d’un niveau d’accès sans précédent à votre organisation, souvent hors des limites physiques de l’entreprise. En d’autres termes, votre sécurité basée sur le périmètre ne suffit plus : les identités sont devenues le nouveau périmètre.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Apr 07, 2015
At Zendesk, they see using New Relic and Rackspace® solutions as a winning combination. New Relic allows them
to understand the performance characteristics of their application, to monitor performance and quickly drill down to
find and resolve issues. Additionally, New Relic shows Zendesk how their application interacts with the Rackspace infrastructure underpinnings so they can achieve the most effective and efficient use of their hosting environment. Together the Rackspace hosting environment and the New Relic application performance tool creates a foundation for SaaS application success. In turn, this frees up the Zendesk team to work on application features.
IPM offers unparalleled visibility across the Internet allowing you the ability to optimize infrastructure costs, mitigate risk, and protect your revenue. Unlike APM and NPM which only provide visibility into your applications or internal network respectively, IPM provides a complete end-to-end view of the public Internet so you can:
- Decide where to host content and applications for top performance
- Determine the impact website partners, such as cloud providers and ISPs, have on web responsiveness
- Identify optimal cloud hosts, NSPs, CDNs, and SaaS providers for Internet traffic, by region
- Monitor and measure service provider performance and SLA compliance
Join data protection experts from Forrester Research, NetApp and AWS and find out how to secure your Microsoft Office 365 business-critical data from accidental deletion, corruption, or malicious intent.
Anytime, anywhere access to work is now a basic need for the modern workforce. Whether remote, in the field or in the office, workers are no longer physically connected to your network or data center. Today’s employees work in a digital workspace that features virtualized laptops, desktop and workstations; a variety of personal systems and smart devices that may be part of BYOD programs and a diverse app ecosystem with desktop, remote, mobile, SaaS and Universal apps. In this mobile-cloud world, new and unpredictable forms of malicious software continue to evolve. Traditional network security, perimeter protection and firewalls are no longer enough to combat these new threats to the corporate IT infrastructure and company data integrity.
Cloud-first, mobile-first organizations are seeing huge benefits from taking a more distributed approach to IT. Business units are given more freedom to evaluate and select SaaS applications that will enable efficiency and growth. Users are given more freedom to use the devices that make them the most productive.
When this trend started, most IT organizations were able to implement some basic, manual processes to administer and govern IT in this best-of-breed distributed environment. However, as the number of touchpoints increases, IT needs to automate to keep pace.
This paper goes into more detail on the top 5 reasons to automate identity lifecycle and identity administration and build a solid foundation for future cloud-first, mobile-first IT.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Mar 06, 2017
Dynatrace application performance monitoring simplifies your complex application environment, helping you and your team perform better. You'll learn how you can take a different approach to APM with an AI-powered, automated full-stack solution that gives you operational insights out of the box.
There’s no denying that today’s workforce is “mobile.” Inspired by the ease and simplicity of their own personal devices, today’s workforce relies on a variety of tools to accomplish their business tasks — desktops, smart phones, tablets, laptops or other connected devices — each with varying operating systems.
The specific tasks they need to accomplish? That depends on the person. But it’s safe to say remotely logging in and out of legacy, desktop, mobile, software as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud applications is a given.
And the devices on which they work? They could be owned by the enterprise or the end user, with varying levels of company oversight, security and management. The result? An overabundance of “flexibility” that leads to fundamental IT challenges of security and manageability.
If anyone remained skeptical about the cloud’s utility— and staying power—as a delivery mechanism for everything from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and more, a quick look at recent statistics would surely change their mind. Indeed, with the cloud software market reaching US$48.8 billion in 2014 and anticipated to grow to US$112.8 billion by 2019, it’s clear that cloud computing is not just the way of the future, it’s also the way of the present.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
Multi-tenancy is a key feature of Workday and enables multiple customers to share one physical instance of the Workday system in a highly secure environment. Multi-tenancy is enabled through the Workday Object Management Server (OMS). Workday OMS allows servers to host multiple customer tenants simultaneously and builds “security walls” between each of the tenants. Thanks to Workday OMS, there is no way for any worker in one tenant to access the information of another tenant.
Workday delivers its software using a continuous development model. Builds are rolled out weekly that contain new features, bug fixes, or performance improvements. Twice a year, Workday takes all the features put into preview and releases them to production for all customers. Workday customers are never landlocked on an old release, and all customers can utilize new features for the products they purchased as soon as they are live.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
The shift to SaaS is gaining momentum and there are clear business benefits that can be derived. To optimise success, transformation strategies need to encompass all elements of people, processes, technology and organisational design. Adopting SaaS technologies drives significant change to the way organisations operate – from business processes to support model design and company culture. The implications of cloud adoption and technical challenges such as integrations, data migration and configuration must be fully understood and addressed from the outset.
Whether you are leveraging the cloud for software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), or platform as a service (PaaS), cloud security is a mandatory cost of doing business. In June 2016, Gartner issued a press release identifying the top information security technologies and included cloud access security brokers (CASBs) at the top of that list. Protecting your data and IP in the cloud is not an option.
Knowing that an ROI for a CASB could be longer term, how do you quickly quantify the additional value a CASB provides so that it gets a high priority in your already stretched information security budget? This white paper helps you to build a business case by walking you through the cost considerations and payback of a CASB. It demonstrates that a CASB provides stronger cloud protection at a lower cost than traditional security processes and tools.
The use of SaaS applications within an organization is the new normal. There is
a good chance that just your marketing department is using more than 10 SaaS
products, which is reflected in the amount you are spending on SaaS. According
to Gartner, the 2015 worldwide market for SaaS software application sales was
$33.4 billion, with projections to double that to $67.2 billion by 2019.1 Clearly,
your integration needs are changing. SaaS applications, as well as mobile
traffic, social networks, IoT, suppliers, partners, and customer channels are new
integration points that will need to be captured in your business processes.
This paper presents five principles for successful hybrid integrations.
Just a few years ago, many organizations turned to private cloud environments to help increase flexibility and control costs—largely because of the immaturity and lack of control within the public cloud environments then available. Today, however, the decision to “go cloud” is less of a binary, and more of a spectrum of choices, spanning different deployment models (public, private and hybrid) and service types, including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
The survey findings paint an interesting picture - and an interesting disconnect. The very features that businesses are demanding before they will move to a SaaS solution (such as proven cost-effectiveness advantages over on-premise solutions) are benefits that many businesses are already enjoying from their SaaS solutions.