Networking involves at least two devices capable of being networked with at least one usually being a computer. The devices can be separated by a few meters (e.g. via Bluetooth) or thousands of kilometers (e.g. via the Internet).
So you’re ready to plunge headlong into DevOps. Right on! You’ve done your homework, and you realize that in order to keep up with the rapid pace of business today, you need to implement DevOps practices at your organization. Yet despite the obvious benefits, such as faster deployments and fewer failures, the rest of your organization may not be so enthusiastic. This eBook will help you familiarize yourself with the common barriers to DevOps adoption so that you can come up with ways to win over the skeptics—and get your organization’s DevOps movement rolling.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) works best for smaller centrally located user bases that share a core set of application and file needs. As the world moves to the web and the cloud, is VDI still a good fit for emerging mobility and BYOD needs for your agency? See this infographic to learn more about the tradeoffs, and what you can do to take advantage of emerging cloud solutions to drive improved mobile productivity across your entire organization.
IBM’s new PowerLinux servers appeal to Linux buyers? Linux buyers are driven by the price advantages that Linux offers as compared with other operating environments (Linux is free open source code) Windows and Unix are chargeable licensed code). Linux buyers, therefore, look first and foremost at the total cost of acquisition of Linux based servers. Linux buyers also want rapid time to value (fast deployment); they often use decentralized procurement processes; they want their Linux servers to be simple to use and manage."
The major trends challenging IT organizations today are the increasing dissimilarities and hybridization of platforms inside and outside the organization. And the rush to deploy SaaS applications and the explosion in smart phone and tablet devices that users are bringing to work for personal productivity. This fractured identity environment results in significant management challenges for IT, and frustration and lower productivity for users forced to remember multiple usernames and passwords.
Unified identity architecture ensures your on-premise Active Directory infrastructure can be securely leveraged to quickly bring servers (UNIX, Linux, and Windows), applications (on-premise, SaaS, and mobile) and endpoints (Mac and Mobile devices) into line with security best practice and compliance. This paper will cover the practical path of unified identity management across multiple platforms including data center, cloud, and mobile.
IT professionals are grappling with not one, but three revolutions at the same time.
• First, cloud computing provides easy and dynamic access to information technology.
• Next, the ecosystem of cloud-based SaaS applications has exploded thanks to cloud computing.
• Finally, this SaaS ecosystem has helped power an even bigger boom of consumer-friendly mobile devices and apps that access SaaS.
This Essential Guide examines the opportunities and challenges of empowering, yet controlling, user access to SaaS applications. Specifically, identity management as a service promises to simplify secure access, and management of SaaS applications while reducing password sprawl. This guide will also review how mobile computing has added to the complexity of managing access to both corporate data and SaaS, and additionally help evaluate the options available on the market.
Mitigating Email Threats White Paper: Protect your content with these security measures for inbound and outbound email.
Mitigating Web Threats White Paper: Learn about web security options for on-premises, cloud, hybrid, and virtual deployments.
This paper is a high-level outline of how application release operations will change in response to the cloud, and it defines the key ingredients needed to help ensure that your enterprise’s release operations for production applications don’t get left behind.
This paper provides a number of capabilities your organization should look for in a Service Virtualization solution, enabling your extended teams to get high quality applications to market faster, with lower cost and risk
Many organizations have invested in server consolidation, particularly in their data centers. In remote offices, though, servers and storage exist as isolated islands of infrastructure that require management through separate operational processes and procedures. This approach could place data at risk. A new kind of storage architecture allows IT to consolidate remote servers and data in the data center by decoupling storage from its server over any distance—even thousands of miles—and still get the same performance as if the storage remained local to the branch. Organizations can now consolidate remote infrastructure to
increase security and ef?ciency, without adversely impacting end-user performance in branch of?ces.
The explosion in mobility and the increasing number of ways to connect with the corporate network has created an IT environment that is increasingly difficult to manage, and that leads to inconsistent user experience. Mobile WAN optimization can help overcome many of the challenges of running a distributed environment by improving the performance of critical enterprise applications, which lowers the cost of effectively supporting mobile workers and eliminates the need for many organizations to pursue expensive strategies and upgrades.
The branch office has long been a critical dilemma for the IT organization. Branch offices for many organizations are a critical point of productivity and revenue generation, yet the branch has always come with a tremendous amount of operational overhead and risk. Worse yet, challenges are often exacerbated because the branch office too often looks like a carryover of outdated IT practices.
Many organizations have invested in server consolidation, particularly in their data centers. In remote offices, though, servers and storage exist as isolated islands of infrastructure that require management through separate operational processes and procedures. This approach is costly and places data at risk. However, a new branch converged infrastructure architecture allows IT to consolidate in the branch office to minimize the IT footprint needed to run branch applications-all the while centralizing remote servers and data in the data center.
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility.
Deploying the right Ethernet fabric is key for any organization, but selecting one can be daunting. Fortunately, the Lippis guide “Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric” provides insight and deployment tips based on the results of a recent study.
In this white paper, learn how PCI-DSS 3.0 effects how you deploy and maintain PCI compliant networks using CradlePoint solutions. Properly configure, monitor, and maintain your CradlePoint devices to meet the requirements of PCI DSS 3.0. Enabling features include network segmentation (ethernet ports, SSIDs, and VLANs), stateful firewall, MAC/IP/URL filtering, authentication/encryption, event logging, event alerts, time synchronization, and configuration/upgrade management from CradlePoint Enterprise Cloud Manager.
Sepa cómo gestionar el riesgo hoy significa comprender más los datos: análisis de vulnerabilidad, registros de aplicaciones y bases de datos, flujos, registros de acceso y sesiones, alertas y análisis de tendencias.
In this short e-book, learn the top ten ways that IBM Platform Computing customers are using technologies like IBM Platform LSF and IBM Platform Symphony to help obtain results faster, share resources more efficiently, and improve the overall cost-effectiveness of their global IT infrastructure.
With tougher regulations and continuing market volatility, financial firms are moving to active risk management with a focus on counterparty risk. Join IBM Algorithmics and IBM Platform Computing to gain insights on this trend and on technologies for enabling active "real-time" risk management.
IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service lets users economically add computing capacity by accessing ready-to-use clusters in the cloud-delivering high performance that compares favorably to cloud offerings from other providers. Tests show that the IBM service delivers the best (or ties for the best) absolute performance in all test categories. Learn More.
This brief webcast will cover the new and enhanced capabilities of Elastic Storage 4.1, including native encryption and secure erase, flash-accelerated performance, network performance monitoring, global data sharing, NFS data migration and more.
Learn how to manage storage growth, cost and complexity, while increasing storage performance and data availability with IBM Software Defined Storage solutions including the IBM General parallel File System (GPFS).
This whitepaper explores the reasons behind changing traditional desktop computing strategies, why cloud-hosted virtual desktops are a compelling solution for many businesses and how to leverage cliud-hosted desktops for windows 7 migrations, mobile and departmental workers, and disaster recovery scenarios.