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.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 has some great new features that will allow you to develop higher performing, more scalable next-generation applications using the hybrid cloud. Microsoft is building on the established foundation of SQL Server 2008 and 2012. Using similar architecture and management tools, customers will be able to smoothly upgrade their systems and skills based on the need for the new features and according to their own schedule.
The technologies examined reduce operational expenses (OpEx), not capital expenses (CapEx) that has traditionally been the focus of virtualization. Many companies implemented virtualization with the goal of saving money in the form of fewer servers to buy (with a side benefit of reducing the footprint of the servers and lowering the required power and cooling). Most of the savings were in capital, but do not expect the same with many of the technologies listed here, because some may even require some additional capital expenditures (at least for software) in order to save on the day-to-day operations of IT. The bigger cost in running an IT department is in the OpEx category anyway, so savings there are recurring savings.
AWS has introduced Auto Scaling so that you can take advantage of cloud computing without having to incur the costs of adding more personnel or building your own software. You can use Auto Scaling to scale for high availability, to meet increasing system demand, or to control costs by eliminating unneeded capacity. You can also use Auto Scaling to quickly deploy software for massive systems, using testable, scriptable processes to minimize risk and cost of deployment.
This book introduces you to application performance management (APM) solutions and how these tools can help you monitor and troubleshoot your mission-critical applications — from the
perspective of your users, as well as your systems.
Learn how Riverbed® Cascade® gives you actionable information for network analysis and optimization, application performance management, acceleration of IT consolidation projects, and security compliance.
Done correctly, organizations should gain several advantages from server virtualization and cloud computing that will improve their overall ROI: less CAPEX spending, greater flexibility and scalability, more security options and overall savings.
Choosing the right type of cloud depends on the needs of your organization. Learn how security, control, customization, elasticity and cost determine what kind of cloud best fits your business as well as what to look for in a service provider.
Your website’s performance has a direct, measurable impact on your business. To achieve Web performance SLAs, IT organizations need options that offer a good user experience on any device, from any location, without breaking the bank.
While the business benefits of virtualization are clear—increased performance and stability and decreased hardware costs, floor space, and management oversight—the virtualized world makes your organization vulnerable to a wide array of new cyber security threats. Are you willing to bet your organization’s IT infrastructure on your ability to combat these hazards?
Read our interconnectivity infopaper to find out how tapping into our more than 900 networks and 450 cloud providers can give you secure, high-bandwidth connections with zero latency and ensure your success in the Internet of Everything era.
Big Data holds the promise of a virtually unlimited ability to gain insight – and foresight – to sharpen strategies and improve tactical execution but only if it can be harnessed and managed. Through this whitepaper, you can learn how.
Cloud computing and the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend will impact the design of future datacenters and their supporting networks. To attain the kind of business agility that companies now demand, network infrastructure needs to provide the flexibility required by cloud application workloads and the changing traffic patterns fostered by BYOD. To make networks more agile, new approaches to network implementation need to be enabled. As these trends continue, application delivery controllers (ADCs) will be critical elements in the new network infrastructure. This Technology Spotlight examines these trends and the role that F5 Networks' integrated scalable platform plays in this strategic market.
Information technology is at a crucial turning point. Enterprise IT departments are under constant pressure to meet user and application demands, aware that cloud deployments offer an easier and faster alternative but often pinned down by legacy deployment models. The problem stems from the inability of those legacy models to adapt to meet expectations for rapid provisioning, continuous delivery, and consistent performance across multiple environments. Read this whitepaper to learn more about the evolution of application delivery and the services your enterprise can utilize to successfully manage the increased pressure on network and application infrastructure.