Cloud computing refers to the use of Internet ("cloud") based computer technology for a variety of services. It is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualisedresources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them.
This benchmark analysis examines the relative performance of major VM components including virtual cores, memory, block storage, and internal network for Internap AgileCLOUD and Amazon Web Services (AWS) ECS/EBS.
This cloud buyer’s guide includes important information about the advantages of an open source cloud platform, benefits of managed services and self-service as well as considerations for evaluating cloud solutions.
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All-Flash Arrays (AFAs) are the preferred choice to accelerate high-performance OLTP and decision support/analytics applications on Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. But not all AFAs are equal. Performance is just one dimension. XtremIO excels in all.
Read this whitepaper to navigate through the End User Experience Monitoring (EUEM) landscape. Learn how traditional APM and device monitoring products provide some aspects of End User Experience Monitoring, but can often leave enterprise IT Ops teams blind to what their workforce users are actually experiencing.
Leave administration is one of the most challenging aspects of workforce management and an area that continues to become more complicated as leave regulations—and lawsuits—increase. For employers, having to understand and comply with complex federal regulations, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), in addition to myriad local laws, union rules and company policies can be overwhelming. The task of complying with these many regulations often consumes a great deal of time for HR teams, especially those operating across multiple geographies.
Proactive capacity management ensures optimal availability of four critical data center resources: rack space, power, cooling and network connectivity. All four of these must be in balance for the data center to function most efficiently in terms of operations, resources and associated costs.
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Read the eBook to find out how the cloud model of paying only for the resources that you need—and only when you need them—supports experimentation and evaluation and is a great solution for short-term or occasional-use projects where investment in a dedicated cluster is cost prohibitive.
Up to 60% of all cloud deployments stall or fail during the implementation process. Don’t let your business be one of them. Read this checklist to help identify your business needs and help the cloud hosting provider identify what services are best suited for your business to avoid a failed cloud.
We have created the Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Cloud to help you better decipher the many aspects of cloud computing. Download the eBook and understand what the cloud is and the various service and deployment models available to you.
By moving to the cloud technology company, VIIAD, reduced its costs by 50%. Read this Cloud Computing article to see how you can do the same by learning the 6 lessons that were learned when moving applications to the cloud.
The way attackers are going after corporate data and infrastructure these days means that it’s not a matter of if, but when you’ll be forced to buy a ticket for the post-breach rollercoaster. But a little preparation and planning can go a long way toward making the ride as manageable and inexpensive as possible. This eBook walks you through how to get started on planning and executing an incident response for your business.
The next generation user expects more do-it-yourself IT offerings. Whether it’s self-service portals with interfaces to rival Amazon or personal mobile devices with 24/7 business access, users are requesting more self-service functions and capability.
To the modern user of technology “consumer-grade” has become a standard, and it’s ITs’ job to not only appease but genuinely satisfy contemporary users. This research highlights four ways to satisfy the modern user who brings their own knowledge, devices, applications and technical expectations to the workplace.