Companies today understand there are significant business benefits to modernizing and automating their IT processes. By doing so, they can improve operational efficiencies, boost productivity and agility, reduce costs and — with the resultant savings — invest in new initiatives and innovations to become even more competitive.
But how do you go about transforming IT infrastructure and operations, and how do you measure progress? After all, efforts to harness IT transformation as an engine to drive business transformation have been underway for years and will continue into the foreseeable future.
Fortunately, a ready source of detailed IT transformation insights exists. For nearly a decade, Dell EMC and VMware have helped CIOs define and prioritize the steps needed to transform their IT organizations as part of a series of IT Transformation Workshops with their customers
IT process automation can seem like a big step, but there are incremental ways to achieve improved efficiency that reduce risk and drive better business outcomes. The proper approach to automation can turbocharge your administrative teams, open new doors and provide the agility to respond to any business need. It’s the key to unlocking the power of cloud, and new service offerings make it more attractive to those looking to build the right IT business strategy for the future.
Despite massive spend to protect enterprise digital assets, security breaches are still on the rise. The disconnect between the level of investment and the volume and impact of attacks is largely attributed to outdated approaches that favor perimeter protection and point solutions despite a digital supply chain that is more distributed than ever. For these reasons and more, enterprises need to start thinking differently about cybersecurity. Security doesn’t need new products. It needs a new model. One that applies the principles of intrinsic security across the fabric of the organization, from the sales floor to the C-suite, from the infrastructure to the endpoint device. In this Essential Guidance executive brief, learn how intrinsic security differs from traditional security methods, and the steps CIOs need to take to operationalize this model for greater business agility without greater risk.
Applications are the modern lifeblood of the enterprise, and the desire to keep up with market demands has elevated most enterprise IT strategies from purely on-premises to hybrid and multi-cloud. But the desire to be even more agile and productive—and connect with end users in new and exciting ways—is pushing investments even further into new application environments, development processes, and management tools all leveraging cloud-native technology. In this executive brief, we home in on one component of the cloud-native movement, Kubernetes, and break down its role in achieving enterprise agility, experimentation, and innovation for competitive gain.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
"The fast pace of innovation demanded by today’s digital businesses challenges traditional processes for the deployment and governance
of application delivery and supporting infrastructure. To address the increased pace of change, many organizations are transforming by adopting DevOps: a set of practices which employs continuous integration processes, breaking down the silos between development and operations teams.
As cycle times accelerate, and development teams adopt more Agile delivery methodologies, the traditional model for application security can be a drag on the speed and agility inherent in a continuous integration process. This creates a natural friction. Security teams can be perceived as slowing down or blocking delivery. At the same time, however, the apps are exposed to significant threats.
The goal of continuous integration is to deliver more frequent releases with more new capabilities to market, faster. It’s all about speed."
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Banking institutions worldwide are
expanding their digital capabilities to
meet evolving customer expectations
and keep pace with new digital
banking trends. As financial services
firms increasingly embrace a multicloud strategy to achieve greater
agility and cost savings, pervasive
visibility across data centres and
cloud environments is paramount
to meet evolving security and
"Enterprises throughout the world are rapidly digitizing their operations and adopting a multicloud environment. Unfortunately, legacy WAN architecture models often do not provide the scale, flexibility or agility required to support this transition. Enter SD-WAN.
No single platform will be able to deliver every piece in the jigsaw for every type of enterprise and every application-specific set of requirements. The key is to select vendor partners whose platforms are sufficiently open, modular and comprehensive in their functionality and components that they will be able to adapt to enterprises’ increasingly varied, flexible and exacting networking and compute requirements going forward.
Only by doing so will they secure the ability to stay ahead in a multicloud future."
Agile Integration Methodology: Container-Based and Microservices-Aligned Lightweight Integration Runtimes - This paper explores the merits of agile integration architecture--a container-based, decentralized, and microservices-aligned approach for integration solutions that meets the demands of agility, scalability, and resilience required by digital transformation.
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Lo storage enterprise InfiniBox® fornisce prestazioni migliori rispetto a quelle che si possono ottenere con la tecnologia all flash, un’alta disponibilità su scala multi-petabyte adatta a workload per applicazioni miste. Snapshot a impatto zero e replica active/active migliorano decisamente la business agility, mentre l’encryption data-at-rest certificata FIPS elimina la necessità di cancellare in modo sicuro gli array smantellati. Con InfiniBox, le aziende enterprise IT e i fornitori di servizi cloud possono andare oltre i propri obiettivi di servizio e al contempo abbattere i costi e la complessità delle loro operazioni su scala petabyte.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Pursuing agility to truly impact business transformation requires embracing date center modernization as a core competency. Crucial to this is having the most up-to-date IT instructure to support the scale and complexity of a changing technology landscape. Companies must embrace this imperative by adopting software-defined data center principles, embracing modernization, and automating their IT management processes. Those that do will propel business innovation and deliver superior customer experiences with fast, secure, and reliable business technology. Download this whitepaper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Disaster recovery and long-term retention of data can be very challenging for organizations of any size, especially small to mid-sized companies. Cloud can provide efficiencies such as scale, agility, and initial lower storage costs, but organizations face significant challenges when expanding their data protection environments to the cloud. Dell EMC recognizes the use of cloud as a backup destination that is only going to increase in the future and as such they have architected modern IT solutions for small and mid-sized organizations that require powerful, easy to manage and to deploy data protection solutions with the introduction of the Dell EMC DP4400. To learn more, download this report from Dell and Intel®
Organizations are charging ahead with investments in cloud and analytics to deliver agility, scalability and cost savings. With computing power advancements and continuous growth of data, cloud provides the elastic workloads and flexibility required for modern business. However, the environment of flexibility and choice that cloud provides also creates complexity and challenges.
In this white paper, learn how organizations are applying expertise and using the latest methods to move analytics to the cloud, including:
• Why are organizations moving analytic work to the cloud?
• What are the key challenges and misconceptions?
• How do IT leaders provide choice while maintaining control?
Digital Transformation Requires a
Commitment to Automation
Digital transformation requires a focus on
agility, innovation, and the end customer; as
well as for infrastructure leaders to strike deeper
partnerships with lines of business leaders
around business outcomes they care about.
"Download this guide for six best practices to help you overcome your greatest IT finance challenges. Discover how to: -Better align IT plans to changing business priorities
-Improve cross-functional planning, agility, and transparency
-Engage stakeholders to drive accountability
Innovation requires many ingredients: a great idea, creativity, persistence, the right data, and technology. Governments around the world are taking advantage of the cloud to reduce cost and transform the way they deliver on their mission. The expectations of an increasingly digital citizenry are high, yet all levels of government face budgetary and human resource constraints. Cloud computing (on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing) can help government organizations increase innovation, agility, and resiliency, all while reducing costs. This whitepaper provides guidelines that governments can use to break down innovation barriers and achieve a digital transformation that helps them engage and serve citizens.
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
Today’s C-level executives expect data and analytics to provide them with speed and agility to deliver competitive advantage and to disrupt new markets. But, in today’s complex data environment exists a near paradox between these expectations, that companies will be able to rapidly deliver value using data and analytics--and the complexities of the data landscape, making it more difficult to find, govern, connect to and access the data needed to deliver that value.
Once thing is clear: if management expectation is to be met, simplifying connectivity is a must.In this white paper, veteran analyst Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies explores how simplifying data access –connectivity –aligns expectations with data realities thus decreasing time to value.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Data pipelines are a reality for most organizations. While we work hard to bring compute to the data, to virtualize and to federate, sometimes data has to move to an optimized platform. While schema-on-read has its advantages for exploratory analytics, pipeline-driven schema-on-write is a reality for production data warehouses, data lakes and other BI repositories.
But data pipelines can be operationally brittle, and automation approaches to date have led to a generation of unsophisticated code and triggers whose management and maintenance, especially at-scale, is no easier than the manually-crafted stuff. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With advances in machine learning and the industry’s decades of experience with pipeline development and orchestration, we can take pipeline automation into the realm of intelligent systems. The implications are significant, leading to data-driven agility while eliminating denial of data pipelines’ utility and necessity.
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Software development has evolved from rigid waterfall methodologies to more streamlined
approaches, like Agile and more recently DevOps. This evolution has taken place in
large part to shorten development life cycles and meet increased business demands.
Today, businesses of all sizes have built an advantage by implementing a DevOps culture
and processes, which break down silos between development and operations, allowing
organizations to create better software faster.
As organizations implement DevOps on Amazon Web Services (AWS), they need to
understand the security implications. The AWS Shared Responsibility Model makes clear
that AWS secures what’s “on the cloud,” while the customer is responsible for securing
their assets “in the cloud.” When AWS customers go about securing their DevOps
environments, they need to do so in a way that provides robust protection without limiting
As your business grows, so do your infrastructure needs. With their growing AWS infrastructure, it was important that Informatica simplify security, increase agility, and adopt a more DevOps-centric development model.
Join our upcoming webinar to learn how Informatica leveraged RedLock, Palo Alto Networks’ security and compliance solution, to help build security earlier in the development process so vulnerabilities could be remediated faster. You will also learn how other businesses, like yours, can manage the security in your environment with greater ease and control.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.