Feeling pressured to move to the hybrid cloud?

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Feeling pressured to move to the hybrid cloud?"

Transcription

1 Solution Guide Feeling pressured to move to the hybrid cloud? Don t like change? 10 tips to assure failure (if that s your goal)

2 One of the longest-lasting and most glorious traditions in the computer industry is one of intransigent, stubborn and petulant behavior in the face of change. Back in the days when mainframes ruled the earth and information technology (IT) was called management information systems (MIS), there were COBOL-encrusted contrarians cantankerously claiming that personal computers (PCs) were a fad that would never catch on. Then came the World Wide Web (WWW) and there were those who bravely stood up to tell us with great certitude and alacrity that, no, this would never work because, really, who would want to be connected all the time? And now, once again, we are in the midst of another sea change in computing, driven by major trends such as cloud computing, mobility, social networking and big data analytics. A major aspect of this shift, particularly for IT decision makers, is the movement toward hybrid cloud environments. By 2017, more than 50% of large enterprises will be using hybrid clouds, according to research firm Gartner, Inc. 1 Marketing hype, you say? That s the spirit! Just a new way for pundits to pontificate pointlessly for pay? Go for it! We say it s high time to follow in the well-worn footsteps of those who came before us, those great PC deniers and WWW naysayers who stood up against the future and planted their webbed feet firmly in the past. An old saying tells us: Sometimes it is better to bend like the willow than to be strong and break like the oak. If you would rather not go with the flow and join the herd of organizations moving toward hybrid cloud environments, then you can follow this advice and learn from these 10 tips to assuring failure in the hybrid cloud. Step No. 1: Don t Even Think About Increasing Bandwidth and, Whatever You Do, Don t Do a Bandwidth Capacity Plan A hybrid cloud requires significant improvements in infrastructure performance and flexibility that legacy data centers may not be able to address. The infrastructure will typically be handling far more data and transactions, and it will be required to handle these increases in capacity with concurrent increases in speed. If you wanted to successfully deploy a hybrid cloud, one of the first things you would do is work with a trusted partner to create a bandwidth capacity plan. This would help you to determine where you might need to invest in 10- or 40-gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet fabrics and software-defined networks (SDNs), among other new technologies. If you really want to make sure your hybrid cloud initiative fails, don t do a bandwidth plan and watch gleefully as users deal with latency while waiting impatiently for packets that will never arrive. Step No. 2: Don t Bother with Application Performance Monitoring Hybrid clouds offer organizations the opportunity to reduce costs by more fully utilizing shared resources, and to be much more flexible by using public cloud providers to address challenges of elastic scalability. If hybrid clouds proliferate, organizations will increasingly attempt to achieve these benefits across their 1 Gartner Says Nearly Half of Large Enterprises Will Have Hybrid Cloud Deployments By the End of 2017, Gartner, Oct. 1, Feeling pressured to move to the hybrid cloud? 2 of 5

3 most important applications, such as e-commerce, online-transaction processing, big data analytics and others. The mobile end users may not be geographically near their application processing, and the application data and protocols used must flow through an eroded enterprise Internet perimeter. Business leaders will be concerned that application performance is not degraded and, in fact, will be looking for improvement. If you don t monitor application performance, they ll never know and neither will the IT department. The business will suffer, users will be unhappy and customers won t be able to get what they are looking for. The result: Management will blame the hybrid cloud. Step No. 3: Forget About Adding Storage Capacity and Ensuring Replication and Backup Hybrid clouds require organizations to strategically deploy flash storage to meet the performance requirements of many applications, and they will demand the use of storage architectures that support technology advances such as intelligent tiering, deduplication, thin provisioning, snapshots and compression. If you don t address the storage challenges of the hybrid cloud, your company will have to keep buying additional drives to keep up with capacity, without necessarily addressing the growing requirements for increased speed and performance. The hybrid cloud will be a money pit, a bottleneck and a big investment that will actually increase the company s risks of downtime. Put that in your hybrid cloud business plan, and see how it flies. Step No. 4: Don t Leverage APIs or Customize in Any Way Customization and application program interfaces (APIs) are critical to hybrid cloud success because they allow you to take advantage of the resources that your public cloud supplier can deliver, while adjusting certain features and functions to meet the specific needs of your business. Writing automation and orchestration tools to leverage the public cloud provider s APIs takes some effort, but it has its rewards. Customization and APIs will make life much easier for users and for the IT department, and will lead to a self-service environment where business decision makers can be more involved in building new services and applications. Why would you want that? Step No. 5: No Exit Plan That s the Ticket Hybrid cloud is a platform for agility and flexibility, so organizations should want to avoid vendor lock-in wherever possible. If you want the hybrid cloud to fail, once you create the plan to migrate mission-critical applications to a hybrid cloud environment, convince management to double down on the bet and move forward without an exit plan. This way, if a particular application is not performing as expected or your organization encounters a security breach, there is nothing you can do except accept the consequences and be beholden to the response of your public cloud supplier. Imagine the horrified looks on the faces of your management team members as they watch problems escalate with no end in sight. Priceless. Feeling pressured to move to the hybrid cloud? 3 of 5

4 Step No. 6: Forget About TCO A successful hybrid cloud deployment will require systems that monitor costs, manage capacity planning and use sophisticated models to assess total cost of ownership (TCO), all of which are available from leading companies such as Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI). Don t use these unless you want the hybrid cloud to succeed. The first question corporate management will ask about any IT project and particularly one as highly visible as hybrid cloud will be: How much is this thing going to cost us? There are many ways to answer that question to ensure that the hybrid cloud will never get off the ground in your company. You can try: A. A helluva lot! B. Beats me. C. Only time will tell. D. Unfortunately, no one will ever know the answer to that question. It is one of the great mysteries of the universe. Be creative just don t tell the truth about how the hybrid cloud can significantly improve TCO and reduce capital expenses, and don t mention how important it is to work with the right partner company to measure and monitor TCO. Step No. 7: Don t Ask About Your Public Cloud Provider s Security If the cost of the project is the first question from management, security is likely to be the second. More than 50% of respondents to InformationWeek s 2013 State of Cloud Computing 2 survey cited security as their top cloud risk, and security was also cited as the main inhibitor to cloud deployment in the Future of Cloud Computing Survey. 3 Play on these fears and use them to set your company up for failure. Although there are many in-depth questions you can ask about the security practices of your public cloud supplier everything from their technologies to their policies to the ways in which they ensure the protection of data as it moves between public and private clouds asking those questions will only ease the concerns of management. Want the hybrid cloud to fail? We advocate a don t ask, don t tell philosophy when it comes to security. Step No. 8: No Need to Understand Which Workloads to Run Doing a careful analysis of workloads will help you determine which ones to move into the cloud and how to budget for and allocate resources for each of these workloads. It will also help you integrate applications across various workloads, technologies and cloud environments. Alternatively, you can take the ludicrous posture that all workloads are basically the same and there s no need to do an analysis of which workloads to run in the private cloud, the public cloud or the hybrid cloud. You know that s not true, of course, but it will lead to hybrid cloud failure which, indeed, is our mission here. 2 Research: 2013 State of Cloud Computing, InformationWeek, March 2, Future of Cloud Computing Survey Reveals Business Driving Cloud Adoption in Everything as a Service Era; IT Investing Heavily to Catch up and Support Consumers Graduating from BYOD to BYOC, North Bridge Venture Partners, May 2013 Feeling pressured to move to the hybrid cloud? 4 of 5

5 Step No. 9: Assume Your Needs Will Never Change Hybrid cloud success requires constant adjustments as the needs of the business change. If you want to fail, start with the assumption that your needs will never change: that you won t be adding new services; bandwidth requirements will remain static; whatever storage capacity you put in place will stay the same; there will be no new applications; users won t care about mobility or bring your own device (BYOD); social media usage will stop growing; management won t want to add self-service capabilities; the sophistication of hackers will not grow. Start with those assumptions, and we promise you your hybrid cloud initiative won t make it till the end of the week. Step No. 10: And For Heaven s Sakes, DON T Hire Experts to Help You Hybrid cloud is complex and strategic. It offers businesses the opportunity to reduce costs, improve agility and drive new business initiatives through big data analytics, enhanced mobility, elastic scalability, self-service resources and many more benefits. There are companies such as GRTI that have valuable insight and experience in making hybrid cloud initiatives successful in a wide range of environments and industries. Partnering with a company like GTRI will make it much more likely that your hybrid cloud initiative will be successful in reducing costs and driving the business forward. Whatever you do, if you want the hybrid cloud to fail, stay away from an expert partner. Conclusion So there you have it, the fool s guide to making sure your hybrid cloud initiative fails, giving you all of the tools you need to take your place among the ranks of unemployed IT professionals who bravely stood up against the future and ensured that they would never work in IT again. Of course, you may actually like your job and may not want to see the hybrid cloud fail. In that case, we have just one piece of advice for you: Contact GTRI and get started on making the hybrid cloud a success. (http://www.gtri.com/products-solutions/virtualization-cloud/) About GTRI GTRI is an award-winning national solutions integrator enabling both private and public sector organizations to exceed their complex business objectives through technology innovation and adoption. Solution areas include private and public cloud architectures, datacenter infrastructure, network design, mobile workforce solutions, network security, information security, managed IT, professional services and consulting. GTRI delivers innovative, enterprise-grade technology solutions built to solve business challenges CERTIFIED TechTarget 2014 Feeling pressured to move to the hybrid cloud? 5 of 5

5 Reasons Why Enterprises are Moving to Broadband their WAN

5 Reasons Why Enterprises are Moving to Broadband their WAN 5 Reasons Why Enterprises are Moving to Broadband their WAN How times have changed and why it s time to Evolve IT The WAN has always been about connecting users to applications and moving data, but the

More information

WHITE PAPER OCTOBER 2014. Unified Monitoring. A Business Perspective

WHITE PAPER OCTOBER 2014. Unified Monitoring. A Business Perspective WHITE PAPER OCTOBER 2014 Unified Monitoring A Business Perspective 2 WHITE PAPER: UNIFIED MONITORING ca.com Table of Contents Introduction 3 Section 1: Today s Emerging Computing Environments 4 Section

More information

2013 State of the. enterprise cloud report

2013 State of the. enterprise cloud report 2013 State of the enterprise cloud report The 2013 State of the Enterprise Cloud Report examines the factors driving cloud adoption; the growth in demand for virtual machines (VMs), memory, and storage;

More information

Cloud Without Limits: How To Deliver Hybrid Cloud With Agility, Governance, And Choice

Cloud Without Limits: How To Deliver Hybrid Cloud With Agility, Governance, And Choice A Custom Technology Adoption Profile Commissioned By Dell November 2014 Cloud Without Limits: How To Deliver Hybrid Cloud With Agility, Governance, And Choice Introduction With more and more business applications

More information

Network Monitoring Fabrics Are Key to Scaling IT

Network Monitoring Fabrics Are Key to Scaling IT Network Monitoring Fabrics Are Key to Scaling IT September 2014 Prepared by: Zeus Kerravala Network Monitoring Fabrics Are Key to Scaling IT by Zeus Kerravala September 2014 º º º º º º º º º º º º º º

More information

TOP 5 REASONS WHY FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS SHOULD CONSIDER SDN NOW

TOP 5 REASONS WHY FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS SHOULD CONSIDER SDN NOW TOP 5 REASONS WHY FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS SHOULD CONSIDER SDN NOW Abstract Software-defined networking, or SDN, is a relatively new technology that is already having a major impact on companies in the

More information

MATCHING APPLICATIONS TO THE RIGHT CLOUD. The CIO s New Role as Cloud Broker

MATCHING APPLICATIONS TO THE RIGHT CLOUD. The CIO s New Role as Cloud Broker MATCHING APPLICATIONS TO THE RIGHT CLOUD The CIO s New Role as Cloud Broker CONTENTS Properly matching your applications to the right cloud delivery model is key to obtaining benefits from the cloud. This

More information

Top 10 Myths About Flash Storage

Top 10 Myths About Flash Storage Top 10 Myths About Flash Storage The use of flash storage in data centers is gathering a lot of momentum. The solid-state array market grew from about $240 million in 2012 to about $670 million in 2013,

More information

Clodoaldo Barrera Chief Technical Strategist IBM System Storage. Making a successful transition to Software Defined Storage

Clodoaldo Barrera Chief Technical Strategist IBM System Storage. Making a successful transition to Software Defined Storage Clodoaldo Barrera Chief Technical Strategist IBM System Storage Making a successful transition to Software Defined Storage Open Server Summit Santa Clara Nov 2014 Data at the core of everything Data is

More information

An Evaluation Framework for Selecting an Enterprise Cloud Provider

An Evaluation Framework for Selecting an Enterprise Cloud Provider An Evaluation Framework for Selecting an Enterprise Cloud Provider WHITE PAPER This White Paper is intended for senior IT leaders of global enterprises considering a new cloud solution or expanding an

More information

Are You in Control of Your Cloud Data? Expanded options for keeping your enterprise in the driver s seat

Are You in Control of Your Cloud Data? Expanded options for keeping your enterprise in the driver s seat Are You in Control of Your Cloud Data? Expanded options for keeping your enterprise in the driver s seat EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Hybrid IT is a fact of life in companies today. Increasingly, the way to deploy

More information

A Unified View of Network Monitoring. One Cohesive Network Monitoring View and How You Can Achieve It with NMSaaS

A Unified View of Network Monitoring. One Cohesive Network Monitoring View and How You Can Achieve It with NMSaaS A Unified View of Network Monitoring One Cohesive Network Monitoring View and How You Can Achieve It with NMSaaS Executive Summary In the past few years, the enterprise computing technology has changed

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

Tips for building a private cloud- Start slowly

Tips for building a private cloud- Start slowly E-Guide Tips for building a private cloud- Start slowly Many IT professionals are intrigued by the idea of a private cloud to reduce performance bottlenecks and simplify management. But shifting today's

More information

Everything You Need To Know About Cloud Computing

Everything You Need To Know About Cloud Computing Everything You Need To Know About Cloud Computing What Every Business Owner Should Consider When Choosing Cloud Hosted Versus Internally Hosted Software 1 INTRODUCTION Cloud computing is the current information

More information

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. F l a s h, C l o u d, a nd Softw ar e - D e f i n e d Storage:

I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T. F l a s h, C l o u d, a nd Softw ar e - D e f i n e d Storage: I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T F l a s h, C l o u d, a nd Softw ar e - D e f i n e d Storage: N ew T rends Impacting Enterprise Datacenters March 2014 Adapted from IDC Worldwide Storage Predictions

More information

Making the Case for Open Source Controllers

Making the Case for Open Source Controllers White Paper Making the Case for Open Source Controllers Prepared by Roz Roseboro Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading www.heavyreading.com on behalf of www.brocade.com September 2014 Introduction Telcos face

More information

Data Center Fabrics and Their Role in Managing the Big Data Trend

Data Center Fabrics and Their Role in Managing the Big Data Trend Data Center Fabrics and Their Role in Managing the Big Data Trend The emergence of Big Data as a critical technology initiative is one of the driving factors forcing IT decision-makers to explore new alternatives

More information

The next wave transformation

The next wave transformation The next wave in your IT transformation LTS The Software-defined Survey Report explores the growing role of software-defined in helping enterprise organisations to transform their IT infrastructure. JANUARY

More information

What Can SDN Do for the Enterprise?

What Can SDN Do for the Enterprise? In This Paper The legacy networks in place at many enterprises are leading to increased complexity and costs and making it difficult to deploy new services Following the success of server and software

More information

A Guide to Hybrid Cloud An inside-out approach for extending your data center to the cloud

A Guide to Hybrid Cloud An inside-out approach for extending your data center to the cloud A Guide to Hybrid Cloud An inside-out approach for extending your data center to the cloud Inside Introduction Create a Flexible IT Environment With Hybrid Cloud Chapter 1 Common Business Drivers for Hybrid

More information

Cloud Computing Safe Harbor or Wild West?

Cloud Computing Safe Harbor or Wild West? IT Best Practices Series Cloud Computing Safe Harbor or Wild West? With IT expenditures coming under increasing scrutiny, the cloud is being sold as an oasis of practical solutions. It s true that many

More information

Developing SAP Enterprise Cloud Computing Strategy

Developing SAP Enterprise Cloud Computing Strategy White Paper WFT Cloud Technology SAP Cloud Integration Service Provider Developing SAP Enterprise Cloud Computing Strategy SAP Cloud Computing is a significant IT paradigm change with the potential to

More information

Data Management in the Cloud Era

Data Management in the Cloud Era In This Paper In cloud environments, using multiple point products for data management often results in diminishing returns Single-vendor solutions enable enterprises to leverage their cloud investments

More information

The transformation of client device and the rise of cloud computing

The transformation of client device and the rise of cloud computing The transformation of client device and the rise of cloud computing 客 戶 端 設 備 的 轉 化 和 雲 端 運 算 的 崛 起 Jason Lui HP Inc. Agenda 1. Some Definition & Industry Trends 2. Trend for Client end in Cloud Computing

More information

AUTOMATING SECURITY FOR GREATER SaaS SUCCESS

AUTOMATING SECURITY FOR GREATER SaaS SUCCESS AUTOMATING SECURITY FOR GREATER SaaS SUCCESS white paper - November 01, 2013 Table of Contents 1 The Need for Security in SaaS Applications 3 Security In Resource-Constrained Organizations 4 Automating

More information

Managing Application Sprawl in the Cloud Era

Managing Application Sprawl in the Cloud Era Managing Application Sprawl in the Cloud Era Regaining visibility and control with next-generation application performance management January 2012 This paper addresses how diverse teams within the organization

More information

GET CLOUD EMPOWERED. SEE HOW THE CLOUD CAN TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS.

GET CLOUD EMPOWERED. SEE HOW THE CLOUD CAN TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS. GET CLOUD EMPOWERED. SEE HOW THE CLOUD CAN TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS. Cloud computing is as much a paradigm shift in data center and IT management as it is a culmination of IT s capacity to drive business

More information

FOR THE FUTURE OF DATA CENTERS?

FOR THE FUTURE OF DATA CENTERS? WHAT DOES THE CLOUD MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF DATA CENTERS? A WHITEPAPER BROUGHT TO YOU BY SEI WHAT DOES THE CLOUD MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF DATA CENTERS? files via the Internet to a hard drive located in a

More information

The Open Cloud Near-Term Infrastructure Trends in Cloud Computing

The Open Cloud Near-Term Infrastructure Trends in Cloud Computing The Open Cloud Near-Term Infrastructure Trends in Cloud Computing Markus Leberecht BELNET Networking Conference 25-Oct-2012 1 Growth & IT Challenges Drive Need for Cloud Computing IT Pros Growth IT Challenges

More information

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T. P r i va t e a n d H yb r i d C l o u d s E n a b l e New L e ve l s o f B u s i n e s s and IT Collaboration

I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T. P r i va t e a n d H yb r i d C l o u d s E n a b l e New L e ve l s o f B u s i n e s s and IT Collaboration I D C M A R K E T S P O T L I G H T P r i va t e a n d H yb r i d C l o u d s E n a b l e New L e ve l s o f B u s i n e s s and IT Collaboration September 2013 Adapted from IDC Maturity Model: Cloud A

More information

ATA DRIVEN GLOBAL VISION CLOUD PLATFORM STRATEG N POWERFUL RELEVANT PERFORMANCE SOLUTION CLO IRTUAL BIG DATA SOLUTION ROI FLEXIBLE DATA DRIVEN V

ATA DRIVEN GLOBAL VISION CLOUD PLATFORM STRATEG N POWERFUL RELEVANT PERFORMANCE SOLUTION CLO IRTUAL BIG DATA SOLUTION ROI FLEXIBLE DATA DRIVEN V ATA DRIVEN GLOBAL VISION CLOUD PLATFORM STRATEG N POWERFUL RELEVANT PERFORMANCE SOLUTION CLO IRTUAL BIG DATA SOLUTION ROI FLEXIBLE DATA DRIVEN V WHITE PAPER Maximize Your IT With All-Flash Storage Surprising

More information

Boundless opportunities

Boundless opportunities Boundless opportunities EOH Cloud Overview EOH Cloud Services - EOH Cloud Overview Innovative solutions Page 1 The modern business challenge Modern businesses face many challenges in a dynamic marketplace,

More information

Who moved my cloud? Part I: Introduction to Private, Public and Hybrid clouds and smooth migration

Who moved my cloud? Part I: Introduction to Private, Public and Hybrid clouds and smooth migration Who moved my cloud? Part I: Introduction to Private, Public and Hybrid clouds and smooth migration Part I of an ebook series of cloud infrastructure and platform fundamentals not to be avoided when preparing

More information

Making the Transition. From ISV to SaaS. with Xterity Wholesale Cloud

Making the Transition. From ISV to SaaS. with Xterity Wholesale Cloud Making the Transition From ISV to SaaS with Xterity Wholesale Cloud CONTENTS: 1 The New Business Model...Page 3 2 Business Challenges...Page 5 3 Technology Challenges...Page 7 4 Xterity Wholesale Cloud...Page

More information

Preparing for the Software-Defined Data Center A TECH TARGET WHITE PAPER FOR AVNET TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Preparing for the Software-Defined Data Center A TECH TARGET WHITE PAPER FOR AVNET TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS Preparing for the Software-Defined Data Center A TECH TARGET WHITE PAPER FOR AVNET TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS Opportunity and Market Size In IT today, anything even loosely characterized as softwaredefined is

More information

VMware and Primary Data: Making the Software-Defined Datacenter a Reality

VMware and Primary Data: Making the Software-Defined Datacenter a Reality VMware and Primary Data: Making the Software-Defined Datacenter a Reality CONTENTS About This Document... 3 Freeing Data From Physical Storage Silos... 3 Dynamically Move Virtual Disks to Meet Business

More information

THE REALITIES OF NOSQL BACKUPS

THE REALITIES OF NOSQL BACKUPS THE REALITIES OF NOSQL BACKUPS White Paper Trilio Data, Inc. March 2015 1 THE REALITIES OF NOSQL BACKUPS TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION... 2 NOSQL DATABASES... 2 PROBLEM: LACK OF COMPREHENSIVE BACKUP AND

More information

Cloud Backup And Disaster Recovery Meets Next-Generation Database Demands Public Cloud Can Lower Cost, Improve SLAs And Deliver On- Demand Scale

Cloud Backup And Disaster Recovery Meets Next-Generation Database Demands Public Cloud Can Lower Cost, Improve SLAs And Deliver On- Demand Scale A Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Paper Commissioned By Microsoft March 2014 Cloud Backup And Disaster Recovery Meets Next-Generation Database Demands Public Cloud Can Lower Cost, Improve SLAs

More information

Is Your Network Cloud Ready? Network Enable Your Cloud With MPLS VPNs

Is Your Network Cloud Ready? Network Enable Your Cloud With MPLS VPNs A FROST & SULLIVAN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Is Your Network Cloud Ready? Network Enable Your Cloud With MPLS VPNs In Collaboration With: View the ondemand version of the ebroadcast: www.frost.com/mpls Frost &

More information

Public Sector Enterprises and Cloud Computing: Realizing Efficiencies

Public Sector Enterprises and Cloud Computing: Realizing Efficiencies Public Sector Enterprises and Cloud Computing: Realizing Efficiencies Summary Catalyst Cloud technology, and its suitability for public services, continues to be a subject that polarizes CIOs. For some,

More information

O p t i m i z i n g t h e N e t w o r k t o M e e t T o m o r r o w ' s I C T D e m a n d s

O p t i m i z i n g t h e N e t w o r k t o M e e t T o m o r r o w ' s I C T D e m a n d s EXECUTIVE BRIEF O p t i m i z i n g t h e N e t w o r k t o M e e t T o m o r r o w ' s I C T D e m a n d s Adapted from IDC research by Eric Owen Click here to enter text. September 2014 INTRODUCTION

More information

WHITE PAPER. Automating Network Provisioning for Private Cloud

WHITE PAPER. Automating Network Provisioning for Private Cloud WHITE PAPER Automating Network Provisioning for Private Cloud Executive Summary Roughly 80 percent of all enterprise IT today is virtualized. Virtualization is a key enabler in deploying private clouds

More information

Business Intelligence and Analytics. The Big 10 Business Intelligence Trends in 2015

Business Intelligence and Analytics. The Big 10 Business Intelligence Trends in 2015 Business Intelligence and Analytics The Big 10 Business Intelligence Trends in 2015 The Big 10 Business Intelligence Trends in 2015 We re almost halfway through 2015 hard to believe - and the dynamic arena

More information

Architecting the Cloud

Architecting the Cloud Architecting the Cloud Sumanth Tarigopula Director, India Center, Best Shore Applications Services 2011Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without

More information

WHITEPAPER. 7 Reasons Why Businesses are Shifting to Cloud Backup

WHITEPAPER. 7 Reasons Why Businesses are Shifting to Cloud Backup WHITEPAPER 7 Reasons Why Businesses are Shifting to Cloud Backup Table of Contents Introduction..1 Internal Resource Efficiency..2 Enhance Security.2 Leverage Deduplication Technology..2 Process Validation

More information

The cloud - ULTIMATE GAME CHANGER ===========================================

The cloud - ULTIMATE GAME CHANGER =========================================== The cloud - ULTIMATE GAME CHANGER =========================================== When it comes to emerging technologies, there is one word that has drawn more controversy than others: The Cloud. With cloud

More information

Public Cloud and Managed Communications Services: Right Time, Right Place?

Public Cloud and Managed Communications Services: Right Time, Right Place? : Right Time, Right Place? Market Advisory Report Ashok Kumar Director, Custom Research December, 2013 Current Analysis (www.currentanalysis.com) Washington, D.C. Paris, France Phone: +1 703 404 9200;

More information

Telecoms: Migration to the Cloud?

Telecoms: Migration to the Cloud? Telecoms: Migration to audit consulting strategy management integration implementation support Author Jonathan Sharp Sales & Marketing Director Britannic Technologies Telecoms: Migration to Realise the

More information

END-TO-END CLOUD White Paper, Mar 2013

END-TO-END CLOUD White Paper, Mar 2013 END-TO-END CLOUD White Paper, Mar 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS Abstract... 2 Introduction and Problem Description... 2 Enterprise Challenges... 3 Setup Alternatives... 4 Solution Details... 6 Conclusion and

More information

Enterprise Cloud Solutions

Enterprise Cloud Solutions IT(O) IT Outsourcing Options Enterprise Cloud Solutions CloudAgile Select Partner PDF v2.2 9/11/12 Cloud Computing with Latisys With the Latisys Cloud, your Enterprise can: Achieve unprecedented control,

More information

Taking the Open Path to Hybrid Cloud with Dell Networking and Private Cloud Solutions

Taking the Open Path to Hybrid Cloud with Dell Networking and Private Cloud Solutions Taking the Open Path to Hybrid Cloud with Dell Networking and Private Cloud Solutions In This Paper Frequently, the network is the stumbling point to cloud adoption SDN offers a more dynamic, virtualized

More information

Networks that know data center virtualization

Networks that know data center virtualization Networks that know data center virtualization EBOOK VITRUALIZATION Your ideas. Connected. Copyright August 2014, Juniper Networks, Inc. Preface In both legacy IT data centers and emerging private and public

More information

The Next Phase of Datacenter Network Resource Management and Automation March 2011

The Next Phase of Datacenter Network Resource Management and Automation March 2011 I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T The Next Phase of Datacenter Network Resource Management and Automation March 2011 Adapted from Worldwide Datacenter Network 2010 2015 Forecast and Analysis

More information

SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING

SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING Bringing Networks to the Cloud Brendan Hayes DIRECTOR, SDN MARKETING AGENDA Market trends and Juniper s SDN strategy Network virtualization evolution Juniper s SDN technology

More information

Designing, Building and Deploying Hybrid and Private Clouds

Designing, Building and Deploying Hybrid and Private Clouds Designing, Building and Deploying Hybrid and Private Clouds James Robinson Enterprise Solution Specialist George Dobson Partner Business Manager Agenda Factors driving IT transformation to cloud architectures

More information

MODERNIZE WITH ALL-FLASH

MODERNIZE WITH ALL-FLASH MODERNIZE WITH ALL-FLASH MODERNIZE WITHOUT COMPROMISE In today s lightning-fast digital world, it s critical for businesses to make their move to the Modern Data Center where flash storage reigns supreme.

More information

Aligning CFO and CIO Priorities

Aligning CFO and CIO Priorities whitepaper economics Aligning and Priorities Forward-thinking organizations are viewing computing as an investment in business transformation, not just a way to cut costs for IT. Thanks to the, s and s

More information

End-to-End Cloud Elasticity

End-to-End Cloud Elasticity End-to-End Cloud Elasticity Whitepaper, July 2011 Maximilian Ahrens Chris Janz Marten Schoenherr Zimory GmbH, Revaler Strasse 100, Warschauer Strasse, 10245 Berlin, Germany Ciena Corporation, 307 Leggett

More information

Empowering IT-as-a-Service with Cloud and OpenStack Technology Innovation

Empowering IT-as-a-Service with Cloud and OpenStack Technology Innovation Empowering IT-as-a-Service with Cloud and OpenStack Technology Innovation Jim Wittry HP Cloud Partner Business Manager Jim.wittry@hp.com http://www8.hp.com/us/en/cloud/helion-overview.html Copyright 2014

More information

On Premise Vs Cloud: Selection Approach & Implementation Strategies

On Premise Vs Cloud: Selection Approach & Implementation Strategies On Premise Vs Cloud: Selection Approach & Implementation Strategies Session ID#:10143 Prepared by: Praveen Kumar Practice Manager AST Corporation @Praveenk74 REMINDER Check in on the COLLABORATE mobile

More information

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP. Journey to Cloud 9. Navigating a path to secure cloud computing. Alastair Broom Solutions Director, Integralis

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP. Journey to Cloud 9. Navigating a path to secure cloud computing. Alastair Broom Solutions Director, Integralis Journey to Cloud 9 Navigating a path to secure cloud computing Alastair Broom Solutions Director, Integralis March 2012 Navigating a path to secure cloud computing 2 Living on Cloud 9 Cloud computing represents

More information

Market Maturity. Cloud Definitions

Market Maturity. Cloud Definitions HRG Assessment: Cloud Computing Provider Perspective In the fall of 2009 Harvard Research Group (HRG) interviewed selected Cloud Computing companies including SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform

More information

ITSM in the Cloud. An Overview of Why IT Service Management is Critical to The Cloud. Presented By: Rick Leopoldi RL Information Consulting LLC

ITSM in the Cloud. An Overview of Why IT Service Management is Critical to The Cloud. Presented By: Rick Leopoldi RL Information Consulting LLC ITSM in the Cloud An Overview of Why IT Service Management is Critical to The Cloud Presented By: Rick Leopoldi RL Information Consulting LLC What s Driving the Move to Cloud Computing Greater than 70%

More information

Business white paper. environments. The top 5 challenges and solutions for backup and recovery

Business white paper. environments. The top 5 challenges and solutions for backup and recovery Business white paper Protecting missioncritical application environments The top 5 challenges and solutions for backup and recovery Table of contents 3 Executive summary 3 Key facts about mission-critical

More information

Establishing a Private Cloud

Establishing a Private Cloud SPONSORED CONTENT Fireside Chat Solutions Brief Establishing a Private Cloud By Miklos Sandorfi, Vice President of Solutions & Cloud, Hitachi Data Systems Claude Lorenson, Senior Product Manager, Cloud

More information

Asia/Pacific. Yanna Dharmasthira

Asia/Pacific. Yanna Dharmasthira Trends and Directions of SaaSS in Asia/Pacific Yanna Dharmasthira October 2013 Notes accompany this presentation. Please select Notes Page view. These materials can be reproduced only with written approval

More information

Database Security, Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Database Security, Virtualization and Cloud Computing Whitepaper Database Security, Virtualization and Cloud Computing The three key technology challenges in protecting sensitive data in modern IT architectures Including: Limitations of existing database

More information

Shaping Your IT. Cloud

Shaping Your IT. Cloud Shaping Your IT Cloud Hybrid Cloud Models Enable Organizations to Leverage Existing Resources and Augment IT Services As dynamic business demands continue to place unprecedented burden on technology infrastructure,

More information

Are your legacy applications suitable for the cloud?

Are your legacy applications suitable for the cloud? White Paper Are your legacy applications suitable for the cloud? Three critical evaluation activities to ensure migration success Many enterprises are currently planning or are in the process of migrating

More information

Five Myths of Private Clouds. White Paper

Five Myths of Private Clouds. White Paper White Paper 2011 Coraid, Inc. Coraid, Inc. The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively Trademarks ) appearing on the Coraid website are the property of Coraid and other parties. All of the trademarks

More information

/ WHITEPAPER / THE BIMODAL IT

/ WHITEPAPER / THE BIMODAL IT / WHITEPAPER / THE BIMODAL IT By Melbourne IT Enterprise Services IMPLEMENTING THE DYNAMIC COMPONENT FOR A DIGITAL WORLD Among the IT operational models developed over the years, the recent release of

More information

Top five lessons learned from enterprise hybrid cloud projects

Top five lessons learned from enterprise hybrid cloud projects Top five lessons learned from enterprise hybrid cloud projects Top performer highlights More than half of top performers give users access to selfservice provisioning across both private and public cloud

More information

Making the Case for Storage on Demand

Making the Case for Storage on Demand Making the Case for Storage on Demand ViON ON DEMAND STORAGE EBOOK Making the Case for Storage on Demand Introduction Chapter 1: Address Today s Critical Storage Challenges Chapter 2: Capture Big Benefits

More information

Modernize your business with Citrix XenApp 7.6

Modernize your business with Citrix XenApp 7.6 Modernize your business with Citrix XenApp 7.6 Avoid non-compliance issues and keep your business running smoothly by upgrading your SAP environment to run on top of the latest Citrix and Microsoft technologies

More information

Realizing the True Potential of Software-Defined Storage

Realizing the True Potential of Software-Defined Storage Realizing the True Potential of Software-Defined Storage Who should read this paper Technology leaders, architects, and application owners who are looking at transforming their organization s storage infrastructure

More information

WHITE PAPER. Data Center Fabrics. Why the Right Choice is so Important to Your Business

WHITE PAPER. Data Center Fabrics. Why the Right Choice is so Important to Your Business WHITE PAPER Data Center Fabrics Why the Right Choice is so Important to Your Business Introduction Data center fabrics are emerging as the preferred architecture for next-generation virtualized data centers,

More information

US ONSHORING OFFERS SUPERIOR EFFECTIVENESS OVER OFFSHORE FOR CRM IMPLEMENTATIONS

US ONSHORING OFFERS SUPERIOR EFFECTIVENESS OVER OFFSHORE FOR CRM IMPLEMENTATIONS US ONSHORING OFFERS SUPERIOR EFFECTIVENESS OVER OFFSHORE FOR CRM IMPLEMENTATIONS Whitepaper Eagle Creek Software Services March 2015 Introduction CRM services are shifting from a focus on point solution

More information

Could Computing: Concepts and Cost Considerations

Could Computing: Concepts and Cost Considerations Could Computing: Concepts and Cost Considerations Arlene Minkiewicz, Chief Scientist PRICE Systems, LLC arlene.minkiewicz@pricesystems.com Optimize tomorrow today. 1 If computers of the kind I have advocated

More information

Cloud Less Talk, More Action. Find your starting place and take action that makes sense for your organization.

Cloud Less Talk, More Action. Find your starting place and take action that makes sense for your organization. Cloud Less Talk, More Action Find your starting place and take action that makes sense for your organization. Logicalis White Paper: VMware Cloud March 2014 It seems like most of what you hear about the

More information

Frequently Asked Questions: EMC ViPR Software- Defined Storage Software-Defined Storage

Frequently Asked Questions: EMC ViPR Software- Defined Storage Software-Defined Storage Frequently Asked Questions: EMC ViPR Software- Defined Storage Software-Defined Storage Table of Contents What's New? Platform Questions Customer Benefits Fit with Other EMC Products What's New? What is

More information

Everything you need to know about flash storage performance

Everything you need to know about flash storage performance Everything you need to know about flash storage performance The unique characteristics of flash make performance validation testing immensely challenging and critically important; follow these best practices

More information

Planning the Migration of Enterprise Applications to the Cloud

Planning the Migration of Enterprise Applications to the Cloud Planning the Migration of Enterprise Applications to the Cloud A Guide to Your Migration Options: Private and Public Clouds, Application Evaluation Criteria, and Application Migration Best Practices Introduction

More information

Software-defined Storage

Software-defined Storage Software-defined Storage The big new thing in storage and storage management? Dietmar Noll dnoll@de.ibm.com IBM Software Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure Disclaimer Please be aware, that this session covers

More information

Putting Critical Applications in the Public Cloud. The Very Latest Best Practices & Methodologies

Putting Critical Applications in the Public Cloud. The Very Latest Best Practices & Methodologies Putting Critical Applications in the Public Cloud The Very Latest Best Practices & Methodologies Business White Paper December 2011 Introduction Many organizations are beginning to realize that there are

More information

Inside Track Research Note. In association with. Enterprise Storage Architectures. Is it only about scale up or scale out?

Inside Track Research Note. In association with. Enterprise Storage Architectures. Is it only about scale up or scale out? Research Note In association with Enterprise Storage Architectures Is it only about scale up or scale out? August 2015 About this The insights presented in this document are derived from independent research

More information

How Using V3 Appliances Virtual Desktop Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is Reduced: A Superior Desktop Experience For Less Money

How Using V3 Appliances Virtual Desktop Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is Reduced: A Superior Desktop Experience For Less Money How Using V3 Appliances Virtual Desktop (TCO) is Reduced: A Superior Desktop Experience For Less Money www. ipro-i nc.com/i t Contents VDI Overview...3 Introduction...3 Examining V3 s VDI...3 General Benefits

More information

WHITE PAPER Empowering Application Workloads Migration to Cloud Services

WHITE PAPER Empowering Application Workloads Migration to Cloud Services Empowering Application Workloads Migration to Cloud Services 2015 AppEnsure Inc. Contents Introduction... 2 Cloud Migration Challenges... 2 Application Performance and Availability... 4 Application Workload

More information

A Strategic Approach to Meeting the Demand for Cloud

A Strategic Approach to Meeting the Demand for Cloud White Paper For Cloud Providers A Strategic Approach to Meeting the Demand for Cloud Introduction: New Customer Challenges Propel Cloud Adoption In a dynamic business environment, enterprise customers

More information

Oracle s Cloud Computing Strategy

Oracle s Cloud Computing Strategy Oracle s Cloud Computing Strategy Your Strategy, Your Cloud, Your Choice Sandra Cheevers Senior Principal Product Director Cloud Product Marketing Steve Lemme Director, Cloud Builder Specialization Oracle

More information

Open networks: Turning the vision into reality

Open networks: Turning the vision into reality Open networks: Turning the vision into reality Today s growing ecosystem of open networking technologies helps IT leaders deliver exceptional agility, scalability and manageability to their data center

More information

Virtual Machine Protection with Symantec NetBackup 7

Virtual Machine Protection with Symantec NetBackup 7 Overview There s little question that server virtualization is the single biggest game-changing trend in IT today. Budget-strapped IT departments are racing to embrace the promise of virtualization for

More information

Networks that virtualization

Networks that virtualization Networks that know virtualization EBOOK VITRUALIZATION Your ideas. Connected. Copyright August 2014, Juniper Networks, Inc. Preface In both legacy IT data centers and emerging private and public clouds,

More information

The business value of improved backup and recovery

The business value of improved backup and recovery IBM Software Thought Leadership White Paper January 2013 The business value of improved backup and recovery The IBM Butterfly Analysis Engine uses empirical data to support better business results 2 The

More information

System x x86 servers from Lenovo achieve top customer satisfaction scores. January 2015 TBR T EC H N O LO G Y B U S I N ES S R ES EAR C H, I N C.

System x x86 servers from Lenovo achieve top customer satisfaction scores. January 2015 TBR T EC H N O LO G Y B U S I N ES S R ES EAR C H, I N C. System x x86 servers from Lenovo achieve top customer satisfaction scores January 2015 TBR T EC H N O LO G Y B U S I N ES S R ES EAR C H, I N C. System x customer satisfaction scores surpass those of Dell

More information

Redefining Infrastructure Management for Today s Application Economy

Redefining Infrastructure Management for Today s Application Economy WHITE PAPER APRIL 2015 Redefining Infrastructure Management for Today s Application Economy Boost Operational Agility by Gaining a Holistic View of the Data Center, Cloud, Systems, Networks and Capacity

More information

CLOUD: DRIVING A FASTER, MORE CONNECTED BUSINESS

CLOUD: DRIVING A FASTER, MORE CONNECTED BUSINESS A HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW ANALYTIC SERVICES REPORT CLOUD: DRIVING A FASTER, MORE CONNECTED BUSINESS Copyright 2015 Harvard Business School Publishing. sponsored by SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE The Debate Is Over,

More information