SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Managing AWS. Using BMC Cloud Management solutions to enhance agility with control

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Managing AWS. Using BMC Cloud Management solutions to enhance agility with control"

Transcription

1 SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Managing AWS Using BMC Cloud Management solutions to enhance agility with control

2 Holden pulled himself a shot of espresso, flipped his bangs out of his eyes, and brushed a few stray artisanal veggie burger crumbs off his plaid shirt and skinny jeans. As he took a sip of the dark, steaming liquid, he reviewed his Amazon Web Services self-service portal with satisfaction. He was developing a new educational video game and needed more compute power. After months of going around in circles with his IT department, he finally decided to short-circuit the process and create an AWS account on his own. He needed to get his job done after all, and now he could. He pulled his headphones on top of his head, turned the music up on his smart phone, and got to work. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Cloud computing provides companies with tremendous flexibility, enabling fluctuating short-term and long-term resource needs to be met, while also optimizing the costs of service delivery. One key lever to maximize both agility and cost reduction is utilizing external cloud resources to augment an organization s internal resources. However, doing so also provides the opportunity for users to circumvent IT and requisition external cloud resources on their own. Proper planning and management will mitigate the risk of introducing provisioning and management redundancy and complexity, as well as security and compliance issues. BMC is aligned with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver world-class cloud management solutions that provide an integrated and extended toolset for enterprise cloud-based deployments. These innovative offerings enable IT to take advantage of the flexible, cost-effective, elastic IT infrastructure provided by AWS using BMC s comprehensive set of solutions for planning, building, and running enterprise IT environments. The combined solution provides an innovative framework to migrate and manage enterprise workloads in the cloud. Using BMC Cloud Management solutions to manage AWS infrastructure, you can:» Deploy full-stack, multi-tier applications on premises or to the AWS Cloud» Support multiple AWS regions and availability zones» Expose AWS-specifi c resources in your local service catalog» Seamlessly monitor and manage resources across all environments» Ensure automated or manual change approval, as appropriate» Comply with regulatory and operational confi guration and compliance rules With this joint solution come tangible benefi ts to business users and to IT:» Reduced up-front capital expenditures while managing existing IT» Seamless incorporation of AWS into an on-premise/off-premise architecture» Assurance of reliable cloud service performance for all users and services» Business-friendly, self-service portal for requesting new cloud services» Improvement in the relationships between business users and IT WHY ARE EMPLOYEES USING AWS? AWS offers a massive global computing infrastructure that is utilized by customers worldwide. Its scalable, reliable, and secure distributed computing infrastructure has been honed for over a decade. Amazon.com s multi-billion dollar retail business and transactional enterprise also runs on AWS. AWS ensures that enterprise IT organizations have access to capacity and power whenever and wherever they need it, improving their agility and time to market. No matter their company, employees use AWS, sometimes without IT oversight, for many of the same reasons:» The AWS cloud can be up and running within hours, while the non-cloud IT process for requesting and receiving resources can take weeks or months.» IT often refuses user requests for additional resources, and AWS does not.» Sometimes, IT simply does not have the necessary resources available, and even it does, users become frustrated while waiting for access to them (due to lengthy IT processes that involve confi guration rules or compliance requirements). There are a number of reasons why having your employees procure their own external resources poses a challenge for IT. However, they all come down to visibility and control. When employees go to outside suppliers without IT participation, IT does not have complete visibility and, consequently, cannot provide adequate access control, change management, performance management, or security. Standard configurations are not being deployed, which can cause disorder and

3 confusion. There is limited to no visibility into the level of service being delivered, and when issues arise, it s not clear whether a problem is in the AWS cloud, in the internet, or internal to the organization. A non-centralized solution also raises costs for the overall organization. THE SOLUTION By now, most IT organizations recognize that users are using AWS and they understand why. But how can they fix the challenge of managing these external resources? The answer lies in finding a holistic, unified management solution that provides complete visibility with automated control of both your on-premise resources and the AWS cloud. AWS AND BMC AWS delivers reliable, scalable, and cost-effective computing resources on which to deploy corporate applications and services. With the AWS cloud, users gain access to a suite of cloud-based services on demand. In this model, users pay for what is used, often with no up-front expenses, no long-term contracts, and no minimum commitments, making AWS a cost-effective way to extend the IT footprint. BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management provides an operational model for the lifecycle of cloud services, whether they are running onpremise or in the cloud. Beginning with a user request, submitted through a self-service portal, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management manages the automated provisioning of full-stack, multi-tier applications and monitoring components for each cloud service. With its ability to provision to AWS, the solution can be configured to draw from the scalable resources of that external cloud environment to support a host of workloads from web hosting to internal applications to collaboration solutions. Once deployed, BMC Cloud Operations Management works in tandem with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to provide continuous visibility and control over these cloud services. The solution can be confi gured to provide unifi ed management of the cloud and on-premise services. CLOUD RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management provides a resource management layer that unifi es the consumption of heterogeneous infrastructure platforms. Through this layer, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management can leverage compute resources from AWS, as well as VMware vsphere, Citrix Xen, and other platforms, to provide a consistent end-user experience for requesting and managing service instances. To interact with each underlying platform, the resource manager relies upon one or more integration providers. For local virtualization infrastructures, such as VMware vsphere, Citrix Xen, and IBM LPARs, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management clones virtual machine (VM) instances from templates or creates blank VMs and provisions new operating systems on them. After initial provisioning, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management handles application deployments, patching, compliance, and remediation, all before making the new, fully-confi gured service instance available to the requesting user. In addition, after the service instance is deployed, the end user may initiate a change to the service, such as deploying additional soft ware, which is also carried out through the system. For off-premise cloud resources, such as AWS, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management performs the same provisioning, right outof-the-box. It procures the underlying resources, layers on the appropriate application stacks, and ensures confi guration and regulatory compliance before passing the cloud service to users, fully confi gured to meet their specifi c needs. This out-of-the-box integration in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management supports AWS operations, including:» Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (Amazon EC2) instance creation and termination» EC2 instance starting and stopping» Selection of EC2 Security Group for fi rewall-like network access control» Selection of EC2 key pair for X.509 certifi cate-based authentication» Creation of public EC2 instances across multiple Amazon Regions and Availability Zones» Creation of EC2 instances in Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), with the ability to target specifi c VPC subnets» Association of public Elastic IP addresses with EC2 instances» Use of multiple Amazon credentials 1

4 The AWS integration allows end users to select applications to be deployed onto EC2 instances at the time of request, bolstering the set of available application and confi guration combinations, while also minimizing cloud administration. This includes the ability to collect application-specifi c parameters, such as port numbers, application passwords, database names, or any other dynamic data, and use them in the deployment of those applications. The integration facility also allows login credentials provided by the requesting user to be created on the provisioned EC2 instances. Therefore, end users (or cloud administrators) can choose the form of authentication they prefer for connecting to the EC2 instances provisioned for the service requests. For BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to be able to perform these deployment actions, the AWS Amazon Machine Instances (AMIs) would be pre-configured with the BMC agent. This enables BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to automatically register new EC2 instances created from those AMIs for subsequent package deployment, patching analysis, and compliance measurement. BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management requires network access to the EC2 instances in order to carry out its functions. This means that EC2 instances deployed into public Availability Zones must use Security Group permissions that permit access from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to TCP port Likewise, EC2 instances deployed into Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) must be in a public-facing subnet, have an Elastic IP address, or be accessible through a VPN connection from your private network to the VPC. UNIFIED PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT BMC Cloud Operations Management enables proactive performance management of individual cloud services or an entire virtual data center within the AWS cloud in the following ways:» Agentless monitoring. By installing a knowledge module for AWS CloudWatch, BMC Cloud Operations Management remotely monitors AWS instances. The solution provides unifi ed performance management for local and external cloud services, seamlessly integrating AWS cloud services with other services and applications across the hybrid data center.» Agent-based monitoring. By provisioning knowledge modules in the AWS cloud service, BMC Cloud Operations Management monitors both the AWS instances and the applications running within them. Through the knowledge modules, AWS cloud services performance data is sent back to the BMC Cloud Operations Management solution and seamlessly integrated with information on other services and applications in the hybrid data center.» Co-location. If you are running a larger Virtual Data Center within the AWS cloud, the BMC Cloud Operations Management solution can be installed within your AWS cloud environment, monitoring the performance of all the cloud services from within AWS.» End-user experience monitoring. You can leverage BMC End User Experience Management to monitor your application performance, from an end-user perspective, for applications running in the AWS cloud. End-user performance data can be integrated with application and infrastructure performance data within BMC Cloud Operations Management to rapidly and effi ciently provide context for performance issues and to quickly solve problems before they affect end users. The tight integration between BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management and BMC Cloud Operations Management ensures that services are monitored as soon as they are deployed. You can confi gure both to leverage confi guration change information and further accelerate problem isolation and repair. By consolidating performance and confi guration management of all cloud services whether internal or external these solutions maximize existing investments and integrate new technologies easily into the IT environment, thus reducing training and ongoing administrative costs, while also ensuring optimal service performance. APPLICATION MANAGEMENT Without automation, deploying and managing complex applications in external clouds or on-premise IT environments requires a great deal of manual effort and ongoing maintenance of script libraries. BMC automates the provisioning and known-good confi guration of application infrastructure, and the deployment of applications into that hybrid environment.» Application release automation. BMC Release Lifecycle Management manages the application release process, packages and executes deployments, and confi gures application environments across AWS and enterprise data centers. Soft ware development and IT operations teams can collaborate to deploy applications faster, and with fewer errors.» Cloud database services. BMC Database Automation creates ready-to-use database environments even complex Oracle RAC servers quickly and automatically. It eliminates the need for DBAs to maintain scripts to provision, patch, confi gure, and load database servers. On-premise and cloud databases are managed from one console, enforcing consistent standards and content. 2

5 By automating the deployment and confi guration of applications and databases, BMC Release Lifecycle Management and BMC Database Automation deliver applications that are immediately usable without extensive manual effort. Since it can otherwise take days or weeks to get applications up and running, BMC provides signifi cant value over other cloud management solutions. SUMMARY BMC Cloud Management solutions deliver optimal service performance across on-premise and Amazon-based cloud services and leverages internal and external resources for maximum flexibility. With BMC Cloud Management solutions, IT can automate provisioning of customized full-stacks for users, regardless of deployment location and optimize capital and operational expenditures in support of all business needs. By marrying the benefi ts of the flexible, agile AWS cloud with the control of BMC solutions, IT can meet and exceed the needs of the business. For more information, please visit: BUSINESS RUNS ON I.T. I.T. RUNS ON BMC SOFTWARE. Business runs better when IT runs at its best. Tens of thousands of IT organizations around the world from small and mid-market businesses to the Global 100 rely on BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) to manage their business services and applications across distributed, mainframe, virtual and cloud environments. BMC helps customers cut costs, reduce risk and achieve business objectives with the broadest choice of IT management solutions, including industry-leading Business Service Management and Cloud Management offerings. For the four fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2012, BMC revenue was approximately $2.2 billion BMC, BMC Software, and the BMC Software logo are the exclusive properties of BMC Software, Inc., are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Offi ce, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other BMC trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. IBM is the trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners BMC Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Origin date: 01/13 * *

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Building a flexible, intelligent cloud

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Building a flexible, intelligent cloud SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Building a flexible, intelligent cloud Table of Contents Executive summary 1 Building a hybrid cloud 2 Provision complete cloud services 3 Service catalog 3 The user portal 4 Multi-tier

More information

Cloud Lifecycle Management

Cloud Lifecycle Management Cloud Lifecycle Managing Cloud Services from Request to Retirement SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY............................................... 1 CLOUD LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT........................................

More information

Hybrid Cloud Delivery Managing Cloud Services from Request to Retirement SOLUTION WHITE PAPER

Hybrid Cloud Delivery Managing Cloud Services from Request to Retirement SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Hybrid Cloud Delivery Managing Cloud Services from Request to Retirement SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Contents Executive Summary................................................ 1 Hybrid Cloud Delivery..............................................

More information

Reaching for the Clouds: Achieving the Business Benefits of Cloud Computing

Reaching for the Clouds: Achieving the Business Benefits of Cloud Computing SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Reaching for the Clouds: Achieving the Business Benefits of Cloud Computing Increase flexibility, lower costs, and more effectively meet the needs of the business with BSM for Cloud

More information

BMC Cloud Management Functional Architecture Guide TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER

BMC Cloud Management Functional Architecture Guide TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER BMC Cloud Management Functional Architecture Guide TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER Table of Contents Executive Summary............................................... 1 New Functionality...............................................

More information

Effective End-to-End Enterprise Cloud Management

Effective End-to-End Enterprise Cloud Management SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Effective End-to-End Enterprise Cloud Management By combining technologies from BMC and VMware, enterprises and large service providers gain end-to-end management of their cloud infrastructure

More information

Solution White Paper Build the Right Cloud, Quickly

Solution White Paper Build the Right Cloud, Quickly Solution White Paper Build the Right Cloud, Quickly BMC Express Cloud Table of Contents 1 THE PROMISE OF CLOUD COMPUTING Getting Started 2 SUCCEEDING WITH CLOUD COMPUTING 3 INTRODUCING BMC EXPRESS CLOUD

More information

RED HAT CLOUDFORMS ENTERPRISE- GRADE MANAGEMENT FOR AMAZON WEB SERVICES

RED HAT CLOUDFORMS ENTERPRISE- GRADE MANAGEMENT FOR AMAZON WEB SERVICES TECHNOLOGY DETAIL RED HAT CLOUDFORMS ENTERPRISE- GRADE MANAGEMENT FOR AMAZON WEB SERVICES ABSTRACT Do you want to use public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) to flexibly extend your datacenter capacity,

More information

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. BMC Manages the Full Service Stack on Secure Multi-tenant Architecture

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. BMC Manages the Full Service Stack on Secure Multi-tenant Architecture SOLUTION WHITE PAPER BMC Manages the Full Service Stack on Secure Multi-tenant Architecture Table of Contents Introduction................................................... 1 Secure Multi-tenancy Architecture...................................

More information

The Power of BMC Remedy, the Simplicity of SaaS WHITE PAPER

The Power of BMC Remedy, the Simplicity of SaaS WHITE PAPER The Power of BMC Remedy, the Simplicity of SaaS WHITE PAPER TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY............................................... 1 BUSINESS CHALLENGE: MANAGING CHANGE.................................

More information

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Take a Holistic Approach to Your Cloud Implementation By Lilac Schoenbeck, Director of Cloud Computing Marketing, BMC Software

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Take a Holistic Approach to Your Cloud Implementation By Lilac Schoenbeck, Director of Cloud Computing Marketing, BMC Software SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Take a Holistic Approach to Your Cloud Implementation By Lilac Schoenbeck, Director of Cloud Computing Marketing, BMC Software With a move to the cloud, much will remain the same,

More information

Planning a Successful Cloud Strategy Identify existing assets, assess your business needs, and develop a technical and business plan for your cloud

Planning a Successful Cloud Strategy Identify existing assets, assess your business needs, and develop a technical and business plan for your cloud SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Planning a Successful Cloud Strategy Identify existing assets, assess your business needs, and develop a technical and business plan for your cloud Table of Contents Executive Summary

More information

Beyond Provisioning. Ongoing operations of an efficient cloud environment SOLUTION WHITE PAPER

Beyond Provisioning. Ongoing operations of an efficient cloud environment SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Beyond Provisioning Ongoing operations of an efficient cloud environment SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY............................................... 1 THE ROLE OF OPERATIONS

More information

Trend Micro Cloud Protection

Trend Micro Cloud Protection A Trend Micro White Paper August 2015 Trend Micro Cloud Protection Security for Your Unique Cloud Infrastructure Contents Introduction...3 Private Cloud...4 VM-Level Security...4 Agentless Security to

More information

BMC BSM for PCI DSS Addressing PCI DSS File Integrity Monitoring SOLUTION WHITE PAPER

BMC BSM for PCI DSS Addressing PCI DSS File Integrity Monitoring SOLUTION WHITE PAPER BMC BSM for PCI DSS Addressing PCI DSS File Integrity Monitoring SOLUTION WHITE PAPER TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION............................................................... 1» ABOUT PCI DSS FILE

More information

Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions Solution Brief: Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions WITH EGENERA CLOUD SUITE SOFTWARE Egenera, Inc. 80 Central St. Boxborough, MA 01719 Phone: 978.206.6300 www.egenera.com Introduction When most

More information

BMC Control-M Workload Automation

BMC Control-M Workload Automation solution overview BMC Control-M Workload Automation Accelerating Delivery of Digital Services with Workload Management Table of Contents 1 SUMMARY 2 FASTER AND CHEAPER DYNAMIC WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT Minimize

More information

Solution White Paper Monetizing the Service Provider Cloud

Solution White Paper Monetizing the Service Provider Cloud Solution White Paper Monetizing the Service Provider Cloud Deliver the value-added cloud services that customers need while maximizing revenue Table of Contents 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2 EVOLUTION OF THE CLOUD

More information

Cloud benefits for the IT service management market

Cloud benefits for the IT service management market SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Cloud benefits for the IT service management market By Jeff Moloughney, Principal Solution Marketing Manager, BMC Software TABLE OF CONTENTS COST SAVINGS 1 GREATER BUSINESS EXPOSURE

More information

Securing the Service Desk in the Cloud

Securing the Service Desk in the Cloud TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER Securing the Service Desk in the Cloud BMC s Security Strategy for ITSM in the SaaS Environment Introduction Faced with a growing number of regulatory, corporate, and industry requirements,

More information

Enterprise Cloud Management: Drive business value by balancing speed, cost and risk

Enterprise Cloud Management: Drive business value by balancing speed, cost and risk Enterprise Cloud Management: Drive business value by balancing speed, cost and risk THE RACE TO THE CLOUD The powerful business benefits of cloud computing including faster time-to-market and lower costs

More information

VALUE PROPOSITION FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS. Helping Service Providers accelerate adoption of the cloud

VALUE PROPOSITION FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS. Helping Service Providers accelerate adoption of the cloud VALUE PROPOSITION FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS Helping Service Providers accelerate adoption of the cloud Partnership with Service Providers Enabling Your Cloud Services in Complex Environments Today s challenge

More information

Building a Converged Infrastructure with Self-Service Automation

Building a Converged Infrastructure with Self-Service Automation Building a Converged Infrastructure with Self-Service Automation Private, Community, and Enterprise Cloud Scenarios Prepared for: 2012 Neovise, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Case Study Report Introduction:

More information

TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER. Introducing BMC Control-M Self-Service

TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER. Introducing BMC Control-M Self-Service TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER Introducing BMC Control-M Self-Service TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION............................................ 1 WHY WE NEED SELF SERVICE................................... 1 BMC

More information

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Remedyforce Powerful Platform

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. Remedyforce Powerful Platform SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Remedyforce Powerful Platform INTRODUCTION Any type of service desk needs a powerful technology platform to support their customers. However, several challenges arise when attempting

More information

Hybrid IT A Low-Risk Path from On-Premise to ITaaS

Hybrid IT A Low-Risk Path from On-Premise to ITaaS SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Hybrid IT A Low-Risk Path from On-Premise to ITaaS Increase your options by finding the right mix of on-demand and on-premise IT management tools Bruce Campbell, Principal Solutions

More information

Master Hybrid Cloud Management with VMware vrealize Suite. Increase Business Agility, Efficiency, and Choice While Keeping IT in Control

Master Hybrid Cloud Management with VMware vrealize Suite. Increase Business Agility, Efficiency, and Choice While Keeping IT in Control Master Hybrid Cloud Management with VMware vrealize Suite Increase Business Agility, Efficiency, and Choice While Keeping IT in Control Empower IT to Innovate The time is now for IT organizations to take

More information

Next Generation Service Delivery: Fast Forward to Enterprise Cloud Computing

Next Generation Service Delivery: Fast Forward to Enterprise Cloud Computing Thought Leadership white paper Next Generation Service Delivery: Fast Forward to Enterprise Cloud Computing By Kia Behnia, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, BMC Software TABLE OF CONTENTS

More information

Becoming a Cloud Services Broker. Neelam Chakrabarty Sr. Product Marketing Manager, HP SW Cloud Products, HP April 17, 2013

Becoming a Cloud Services Broker. Neelam Chakrabarty Sr. Product Marketing Manager, HP SW Cloud Products, HP April 17, 2013 Becoming a Cloud Services Broker Neelam Chakrabarty Sr. Product Marketing Manager, HP SW Cloud Products, HP April 17, 2013 Hybrid delivery for the future Traditional IT Evolving current state Future Information

More information

Advanced virtualization management for Hyper-V and System Center environments. www.citrix.com

Advanced virtualization management for Hyper-V and System Center environments. www.citrix.com Advanced virtualization management for Hyper-V and System Center environments www.citrix.com Introduction Microsoft Hyper-V provides a dynamic, reliable and scalable virtualization platform enabling cost

More information

Align IT Operations with Business Priorities SOLUTION WHITE PAPER

Align IT Operations with Business Priorities SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Align IT Operations with Business Priorities SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Table of Contents Executive summary............................................... 1 the Need for Aligning IT Operations with Business

More information

SOLUTION BRIEF Citrix Cloud Solutions Citrix Cloud Solution for On-boarding

SOLUTION BRIEF Citrix Cloud Solutions Citrix Cloud Solution for On-boarding SOLUTION BRIEF Citrix Cloud Solutions Citrix Cloud Solution for On-boarding www.citrix.com Contents Introduction... 3 The On- boarding Problem Defined... 3 Considerations for Application On- boarding...

More information

Cisco Intercloud Fabric for Business

Cisco Intercloud Fabric for Business Data Sheet Cisco Intercloud Fabric for Business Combining the Benefits of Public and Private Clouds in a Hybrid Cloud Cisco Intercloud Fabric for Business enables enterprises to create a seamless hybrid

More information

CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers

CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers DATA SHEET CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers (Includes CA Systems Performance for Infrastructure Managers) CA Virtual Assurance for Infrastructure Managers (formerly CA Virtual Performance

More information

Cloud Computing: Elastic, Scalable, On-Demand IT Services for Everyone. Table of Contents. Cloud.com White Paper April 2010. 1 Executive Summary...

Cloud Computing: Elastic, Scalable, On-Demand IT Services for Everyone. Table of Contents. Cloud.com White Paper April 2010. 1 Executive Summary... Cloud Computing: Elastic, Scalable, On-Demand IT Services for Everyone Cloud.com White Paper April 2010 Table of Contents 1 Executive Summary... 2 2 Motivation Around Cloud Computing... 2 3 Comparing Cloud

More information

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. IT Business Management and Compliance Ensuring Cloud Governance

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. IT Business Management and Compliance Ensuring Cloud Governance SOLUTION WHITE PAPER IT Business Management and Compliance Ensuring Cloud Governance Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 THE ROLE OF GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE IN THE CLOUD 2 IT PROCESS INTEGRATION 2 CONTINOUS

More information

Benefits of an ITIL Help Desk in the Cloud

Benefits of an ITIL Help Desk in the Cloud SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Benefits of an ITIL Help Desk in the Cloud A New ITIL Solution for Small-to-Medium Businesses Contents Introduction 1 Help Desk Needs in Smaller Environments 1 Power in the Cloud 3

More information

Challenges in Deploying Public Clouds

Challenges in Deploying Public Clouds WHITE PAPER Ensuring Enterprise-grade Network Services for AWS Infoblox DDI for AWS increases cloud agility, supports consistent network policies across hybrid deployments, and improves visibility of public

More information

MANAGEMENT AND ORCHESTRATION WORKFLOW AUTOMATION FOR VBLOCK INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORMS

MANAGEMENT AND ORCHESTRATION WORKFLOW AUTOMATION FOR VBLOCK INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORMS VCE Word Template Table of Contents www.vce.com MANAGEMENT AND ORCHESTRATION WORKFLOW AUTOMATION FOR VBLOCK INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORMS January 2012 VCE Authors: Changbin Gong: Lead Solution Architect Michael

More information

PCI COMPLIANCE ON AWS: HOW TREND MICRO CAN HELP

PCI COMPLIANCE ON AWS: HOW TREND MICRO CAN HELP solution brief PCI COMPLIANCE ON AWS: HOW TREND MICRO CAN HELP AWS AND PCI DSS COMPLIANCE To ensure an end-to-end secure computing environment, Amazon Web Services (AWS) employs a shared security responsibility

More information

Vblock Systems hybrid-cloud with Cisco Intercloud Fabric

Vblock Systems hybrid-cloud with Cisco Intercloud Fabric www.vce.com Vblock Systems hybrid-cloud with Cisco Intercloud Fabric Version 1.0 April 2015 THE INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLICATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS." VCE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND

More information

IBM Endpoint Manager for Server Automation

IBM Endpoint Manager for Server Automation IBM Endpoint Manager for Server Automation Leverage advanced server automation capabilities with proven Endpoint Manager benefits Highlights Manage the lifecycle of all endpoints and their configurations

More information

CloudCenter Full Lifecycle Management. An application-defined approach to deploying and managing applications in any datacenter or cloud environment

CloudCenter Full Lifecycle Management. An application-defined approach to deploying and managing applications in any datacenter or cloud environment CloudCenter Full Lifecycle Management An application-defined approach to deploying and managing applications in any datacenter or cloud environment CloudCenter Full Lifecycle Management Page 2 Table of

More information

BEST PRACTICES WHITE PAPER. Workload automation: helping cloud computing take flight

BEST PRACTICES WHITE PAPER. Workload automation: helping cloud computing take flight BEST PRACTICES WHITE PAPER Workload automation: helping cloud computing take flight Table OF CONTENTS executive Summary............................................... 1 Why Businesses Are Moving to the

More information

BMC Asset Management SAP Integration

BMC Asset Management SAP Integration TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER BMC Asset Management SAP Integration How to bridge the gap between your company s SAP systems and BMC Asset Management Table of Contents Introduction 1 Procurement and receiving 1

More information

Uni On-Board. An Introduction to Uni Systems Cloud On-boarding services portfolio. White Paper Solution Brief

Uni On-Board. An Introduction to Uni Systems Cloud On-boarding services portfolio. White Paper Solution Brief Uni On-Board An Introduction to Uni Systems Cloud On-boarding services portfolio White Paper Solution Brief Contents Introduction... 3 The On-Boarding problem Defined... 3 Defining an application workload...

More information

CA Automation Suite for Data Centers

CA Automation Suite for Data Centers PRODUCT SHEET CA Automation Suite for Data Centers agility made possible Technology has outpaced the ability to manage it manually in every large enterprise and many smaller ones. Failure to build and

More information

Streamlining BEA WebLogic Server Application Development. With VMware Infrastructure 3. With VMware Infrastructure 3

Streamlining BEA WebLogic Server Application Development. With VMware Infrastructure 3. With VMware Infrastructure 3 Streamlining BEA WebLogic Server Application Development Streamlining BEA WebLogic Server Application Development Contents Contents... 3 Introduction... 4 Product Overview... 5 BEA WebLogic Platform...5

More information

Leveraging Public Cloud for Affordable VMware Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

Leveraging Public Cloud for Affordable VMware Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity White Paper White Paper Managing Public Cloud Computing in the Enterprise Leveraging Public Cloud for Affordable VMware Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity A Quick Start Guide By Edward Haletky Principal

More information

Taking control of the virtual image lifecycle process

Taking control of the virtual image lifecycle process IBM Software Thought Leadership White Paper March 2012 Taking control of the virtual image lifecycle process Putting virtual images to work for you 2 Taking control of the virtual image lifecycle process

More information

Managing Multi-Hypervisor Deployments With VMware vcenter

Managing Multi-Hypervisor Deployments With VMware vcenter White Paper White Paper Managing Public Cloud Computing in the Enterprise Managing Multi-Hypervisor Deployments With VMware vcenter A Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide 1 Table of Contents Abstract...

More information

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud Product Data Sheet Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud Early adopters of cloud-based service delivery were seeking additional cost savings beyond those achieved with server virtualization and abstraction.

More information

Deployment Options for Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Deployment Options for Microsoft Hyper-V Server CA ARCserve Replication and CA ARCserve High Availability r16 CA ARCserve Replication and CA ARCserve High Availability Deployment Options for Microsoft Hyper-V Server TYPICALLY, IT COST REDUCTION INITIATIVES

More information

Strengthen security with intelligent identity and access management

Strengthen security with intelligent identity and access management Strengthen security with intelligent identity and access management IBM Security solutions help safeguard user access, boost compliance and mitigate insider threats Highlights Enable business managers

More information

A Comprehensive Cloud Management Platform with Vblock Systems and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud

A Comprehensive Cloud Management Platform with Vblock Systems and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud WHITE PAPER A Comprehensive Cloud Management Platform with Vblock Systems and Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud Abstract Data center consolidation and virtualization have set the stage for cloud computing.

More information

Borland Silk Performer Synthetic Transaction Monitoring for BMC Software

Borland Silk Performer Synthetic Transaction Monitoring for BMC Software DATASHEET Borland Silk Performer Synthetic Transaction Monitoring for BMC Software Proactively detect and quickly solve user-impacting business transactions issues before they negatively impact business

More information

Increased Security, Greater Agility, Lower Costs for AWS DELPHIX FOR AMAZON WEB SERVICES WHITE PAPER

Increased Security, Greater Agility, Lower Costs for AWS DELPHIX FOR AMAZON WEB SERVICES WHITE PAPER Increased Security, Greater Agility, Lower Costs for AWS DELPHIX FOR AMAZON WEB SERVICES TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction... 3 Overview: Delphix Virtual Data Platform... 4 Delphix for AWS... 5 Decrease the

More information

are you managing your virtual and physical servers as part of your underlying infrastructure?

are you managing your virtual and physical servers as part of your underlying infrastructure? SOLUTION BRIEF CA Infrastructure Management are you managing your virtual and physical servers as part of your underlying infrastructure? agility made possible is the basis of a comprehensive solution

More information

Meeting the Challenge of Service Request Management SOLUTION WHITE PAPER

Meeting the Challenge of Service Request Management SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Meeting the Challenge of Request Management SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Table of Contents Executive Summary...1 Why You Should Consider a Solution...2 > The Fragmentation Problem...2 > The Funnel Approach...2

More information

vcloud Virtual Private Cloud Fulfilling the promise of cloud computing A Resource Pool of Compute, Storage and a Host of Network Capabilities

vcloud Virtual Private Cloud Fulfilling the promise of cloud computing A Resource Pool of Compute, Storage and a Host of Network Capabilities vcloud Virtual Private Cloud A Resource Pool of Compute, Storage and a Host of Network Capabilities Fulfilling the promise of cloud computing FULFILLING THE PROMISE OF CLOUD COMPUTING Businesses are looking

More information

Build A private PaaS. www.redhat.com

Build A private PaaS. www.redhat.com Build A private PaaS WITH Red Hat CloudForms and JBoss Enterprise Middleware www.redhat.com Introduction Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is a cloud service model that provides consumers 1 with services for

More information

Total Cloud Protection

Total Cloud Protection Total Cloud Protection Data Center and Cloud Security Security for Your Unique Cloud Infrastructure A Trend Micro White Paper August 2011 I. INTRODUCTION Many businesses are looking to the cloud for increased

More information

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com

Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com Global Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA P.508.872.8200 F.508.935.4015 www.idc.com W H I T E P A P E R W o r k l o a d A u t o m a t i o n : O p t i m i z i n g B u s i n e s s P r

More information

Using WebSphere Application Server on Amazon EC2. Speaker(s): Ed McCabe, Arthur Meloy

Using WebSphere Application Server on Amazon EC2. Speaker(s): Ed McCabe, Arthur Meloy Using WebSphere Application Server on Amazon EC2 Speaker(s): Ed McCabe, Arthur Meloy Cloud Computing for Developers Hosted by IBM and Amazon Web Services October 1, 2009 1 Agenda WebSphere Application

More information

DEVOPS: INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING PRACTICES FOR CONTINUOUS SOFTWARE DELIVERY

DEVOPS: INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING PRACTICES FOR CONTINUOUS SOFTWARE DELIVERY Accenture Architecture Services DEVOPS: INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING PRACTICES FOR CONTINUOUS SOFTWARE DELIVERY Development Operations WHAT IS DEVOPS? IT delivery supporting the new pace of business Over the

More information

Superior Web Application Performance in the Cloud

Superior Web Application Performance in the Cloud SOLUTION WHITE PAPER Superior Web Application Performance in the Cloud Ensuring consistent service levels for users CONTENTS INTRODUCTION....................................................... 1 THE USER

More information

Citrix desktop virtualization and Microsoft System Center 2012: better together

Citrix desktop virtualization and Microsoft System Center 2012: better together Citrix desktop virtualization and Microsoft System Center 2012: better together 2 Delivery of applications and data to users is an integral part of IT services today. But delivery can t happen without

More information

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. 6 Advantages of a Cloud-Based IT Service Desk By Jeff Moloughney, Principal Solution Marketing Manager, BMC Software

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER. 6 Advantages of a Cloud-Based IT Service Desk By Jeff Moloughney, Principal Solution Marketing Manager, BMC Software SOLUTION WHITE PAPER 6 Advantages of a Cloud-Based IT Service Desk By Jeff Moloughney, Principal Solution Marketing Manager, BMC Software INTRODUCTION More than ever, information technology has become

More information

Cloud computing and SAP

Cloud computing and SAP Cloud computing and SAP Next Generation SAP Technologies Volume 1 of 2010 Table of contents Document history 1 Overview 2 SAP Landscape challenges 3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 4 Public, Private,

More information

Moving beyond Virtualization as you make your Cloud journey. David Angradi

Moving beyond Virtualization as you make your Cloud journey. David Angradi Moving beyond Virtualization as you make your Cloud journey David Angradi Today, there is a six (6) week SLA for VM provisioning it s easy to provision a VM, the other elements change storage, network

More information

Simplified Private Cloud Management

Simplified Private Cloud Management BUSINESS PARTNER ClouTor Simplified Private Cloud Management ClouTor ON VSPEX by LOCUZ INTRODUCTION ClouTor on VSPEX for Enterprises provides an integrated software solution for extending your existing

More information

Cisco Unified Data Center

Cisco Unified Data Center Solution Overview Cisco Unified Data Center Simplified, Efficient, and Agile Infrastructure for the Data Center What You Will Learn The data center is critical to the way that IT generates and delivers

More information

SteelFusion with AWS Hybrid Cloud Storage

SteelFusion with AWS Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution Guide SteelFusion with AWS Hybrid Cloud Storage March 2016 The Challenge According to IDC, to meet the demands of global customer and global talent requirements, companies have to maintain remote

More information

Datacenter Management and Virtualization. Microsoft Corporation

Datacenter Management and Virtualization. Microsoft Corporation Datacenter Management and Virtualization Microsoft Corporation June 2010 The information contained in this document represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation on the issues discussed as of the

More information

Oracle Database Backup Service. Secure Backup in the Oracle Cloud

Oracle Database Backup Service. Secure Backup in the Oracle Cloud Oracle Database Backup Service Secure Backup in the Oracle Cloud Today s organizations are increasingly adopting cloud-based IT solutions and migrating on-premises workloads to public clouds. The motivation

More information

Proactively Secure Your Cloud Computing Platform

Proactively Secure Your Cloud Computing Platform Proactively Secure Your Cloud Computing Platform Dr. Krutartha Patel Security Engineer 2010 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. [Restricted] ONLY for designated groups and individuals Agenda 1 Cloud

More information

Automated IT Asset Management Maximize organizational value using BMC Track-It! WHITE PAPER

Automated IT Asset Management Maximize organizational value using BMC Track-It! WHITE PAPER Automated IT Asset Management Maximize organizational value using BMC Track-It! WHITE PAPER CONTENTS ADAPTING TO THE CONSTANTLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT....................... 1 THE FOUR KEY BENEFITS OF AUTOMATION..................................

More information

Managing Traditional Workloads Together with Cloud Computing Workloads

Managing Traditional Workloads Together with Cloud Computing Workloads Managing Traditional Workloads Together with Cloud Computing Workloads Table of Contents Introduction... 3 Cloud Management Challenges... 3 Re-thinking of Cloud Management Solution... 4 Teraproc Cloud

More information

Private/hybrid cloud management platform: HP Cloud Service Automation

Private/hybrid cloud management platform: HP Cloud Service Automation Private/hybrid cloud management platform: HP Cloud Service Automation Neelam Chakrabarty Sr. Product Mktg. Manager Jan. 23, 2013 Customer challenges Speed innovation Enhance agility Improve financial management

More information

DLT Solutions and Amazon Web Services

DLT Solutions and Amazon Web Services DLT Solutions and Amazon Web Services For a seamless, cost-effective migration to the cloud PREMIER CONSULTING PARTNER DLT Solutions 2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 800 Herndon, VA 20171 Duane Thorpe Phone:

More information

RemoteApp Publishing on AWS

RemoteApp Publishing on AWS RemoteApp Publishing on AWS WWW.CORPINFO.COM Kevin Epstein & Stephen Garden Santa Monica, California November 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS... 2 ABSTRACT... 3 INTRODUCTION... 3 WHAT WE LL COVER...

More information

Accenture Cloud Platform Unlocks Agility and Control

Accenture Cloud Platform Unlocks Agility and Control Accenture Cloud Platform Unlocks Agility and Control 2 Accenture Cloud Platform Unlocks Agility and Control The Accenture Cloud Platform is at the heart of today s leading-edge, enterprise cloud solutions.

More information

Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions Solution Brief: Building Private & Hybrid Cloud Solutions WITH EGENERA CLOUD SUITE SOFTWARE Egenera, Inc. 80 Central St. Boxborough, MA 01719 Phone: 978.206.6300 www.egenera.com Introduction When most

More information

Global Outsourcing / Infrastructure Management. Instinct 2.0. Bridging the Gap between the Disparate Needs of Organizations and End-Users

Global Outsourcing / Infrastructure Management. Instinct 2.0. Bridging the Gap between the Disparate Needs of Organizations and End-Users Global Outsourcing / Infrastructure Management the way we do it Instinct 2.0 Bridging the Gap between the Disparate Needs of Organizations and End-Users Bridging the Gap between the Disparate Needs of

More information

EMA Radar for Private Cloud Platforms: Q1 2013

EMA Radar for Private Cloud Platforms: Q1 2013 EMA Radar for Private Cloud Platforms: Q1 2013 By Torsten Volk ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA ) Radar Report March 2013 BMC Software EMA Radar for Private Cloud Platforms: Q1 2013 (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

More information

Kaseya White Paper Proactive Service Level Monitoring: A Must Have for Advanced MSPs

Kaseya White Paper Proactive Service Level Monitoring: A Must Have for Advanced MSPs Kaseya White Paper Proactive Service Level Monitoring: A Must Have for Advanced MSPs Providers of IT services, such as systems integrators, are expanding rapidly into the managed services arena, and becoming

More information

Alfresco Enterprise on AWS: Reference Architecture

Alfresco Enterprise on AWS: Reference Architecture Alfresco Enterprise on AWS: Reference Architecture October 2013 (Please consult http://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/ for the latest version of this paper) Page 1 of 13 Abstract Amazon Web Services (AWS)

More information

An enterprise- grade cloud management platform that enables on- demand, self- service IT operating models for Global 2000 enterprises

An enterprise- grade cloud management platform that enables on- demand, self- service IT operating models for Global 2000 enterprises agility PLATFORM Product Whitepaper An enterprise- grade cloud management platform that enables on- demand, self- service IT operating models for Global 2000 enterprises ServiceMesh 233 Wilshire Blvd,

More information

Service-Oriented Cloud Automation. White Paper

Service-Oriented Cloud Automation. White Paper Service-Oriented Cloud Automation Executive Summary A service-oriented experience starts with an intuitive selfservice IT storefront that enforces process standards while delivering ease and empowerment

More information

Desktop Automation: Effective Desktop Operations & Management with Cloud Orchestration

Desktop Automation: Effective Desktop Operations & Management with Cloud Orchestration Desktop Automation: Effective Desktop Operations & Management with Cloud Orchestration An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA ) White Paper Prepared for Citrix August 2014 IT & DATA MANAGEMENT RESEARCH,

More information

AppStack Technology Overview Model-Driven Application Management for the Cloud

AppStack Technology Overview Model-Driven Application Management for the Cloud AppStack Technology Overview Model-Driven Application Management for the Cloud Accelerating Application Time-to-Market The last several years have seen a rapid adoption for public and private cloud infrastructure

More information

Cloud and Data Center Security

Cloud and Data Center Security solution brief Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security Secure virtual, cloud, physical, and hybrid environments easily and effectively introduction As you take advantage of the operational and economic

More information

Optimizing the Data Center for Today s Federal Government

Optimizing the Data Center for Today s Federal Government WHITE PAPER: OPTIMIZING THE DATA CENTER FOR TODAY S FEDERAL......... GOVERNMENT............................... Optimizing the Data Center for Today s Federal Government Who should read this paper CIOs,

More information

HP End User Management software. Enables real-time visibility into application performance and availability. Solution brief

HP End User Management software. Enables real-time visibility into application performance and availability. Solution brief HP End User Management software Enables real-time visibility into application performance and availability Solution brief Figure 1 HP End User Management lets you proactively identify application performance

More information

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER

SOLUTION WHITE PAPER SOLUTION WHITE PAPER BMC Service Resolution: Bridging the Gap between Network Operations and the Service Desk Improve service availability and mean time to repair (MTTR) while prioritizing event resolution

More information

THREE WAYS TO GET EXTREME PERFORMANCE IN THE CLOUD

THREE WAYS TO GET EXTREME PERFORMANCE IN THE CLOUD THREE WAYS TO GET EXTREME PERFORMANCE IN THE CLOUD By Barbara Lewis 2013 W W W.OUT S OUR CING -CENT E R. C O M Outsourcing Center 2013. A Package Deal: Managed Cloud Services for Engineered Systems The

More information

Taking the Service Desk to the Next Level BEST PRACTICES WHITE PAPER

Taking the Service Desk to the Next Level BEST PRACTICES WHITE PAPER Taking the Service Desk to the Next Level BEST PRACTICES WHITE PAPER Table of Contents Executive Summary...1 The Service Desk Evolves...2 What s Next?...2 Enabling Innovations...3 > Configuration Management

More information

Leveraging security from the cloud

Leveraging security from the cloud IBM Global Technology Services Thought Leadership White Paper IBM Security Services Leveraging security from the cloud The who, what, when, why and how of cloud-based security services 2 Leveraging security

More information

Cloud Models and Platforms

Cloud Models and Platforms Cloud Models and Platforms Dr. Sanjay P. Ahuja, Ph.D. 2010-14 FIS Distinguished Professor of Computer Science School of Computing, UNF A Working Definition of Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a model

More information