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 guide was created to offer a preliminary understanding of
Cloud computing, so that business owners and managers will
be better positioned to make the move toward Cloud services
sooner, rather than later.
IT departments are jazzed about cloud services, which promise fast deployments and major cost savings. But is the cloud actually delivering on these promises? Now that more enterprises have cloud experience under their belts, IDG Research Services decided to find out.
The cloud has gone mainstream, 75% of businesses are using or plan to use cloud based services. More Enterprises are adopting multi-cloud environments, 50% of IT leaders plan on using four or more cloud-based services.
In this ebook, we’ll look at IT’s new role in business strategy: producing new revenue streams, guiding the way through the hosted options, taming new cloud-based app workflows, and using the cloud to help ensure their organization’s success.
This paper discusses the importance of workloads when planning for your migration to the cloud. It also describes how a structured approach to cloud workload analysis can help you identify cloud initiatives that offer faster time to value, reduced migration risk and higher potential return.
This ebook presents an overview of the B2B integraiton landscape: its challenges, its opportunities, and the approaches that leading organizations follow in developing a robust and scalable EDI solution. It also summarizes the IBM B2B Cloud Services offering, with real-world examples of how companies are leveraging the IBM Cloud to excel amid escalation global complexity, demand volatility and new customer requirements.
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.
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In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and
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