The next-generation of hybrid data centers will integrate physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures to deliver IT services more flexibly, affordably, and adaptively, and require a new generation of flexible security architectures.
Cisco's Virtualized Multi-tenant Data Center (VMDC) system defines an end-to-end architecture, which an organization may reference for the migration or build out of virtualized, multi-tenant data centers for new cloud-based service models such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
Cisco Unified Data Center unifies compute, storage, networking, virtualization, and management into a single platform. The result is operational simplicity and business agility -- essential for cloud computing and deploying IT as a Service.
Nous assistons à une profonde transformation du data center en infrastructure partagée. Pour faciliter cette transition pour les entreprises, Cisco et NetApp ont conçu FlexPod, une plate-forme de cloud privé, validée par Microsoft pour l'exécution des applications Microsoft. Reposant sur les meilleurs serveurs, commutateurs, systèmes de stockage et logiciels du secteur, la plate-forme FlexPod aide les entreprises à satisfaire rapidement leurs besoins en matière de virtualisation et simplifie l'évolution vers une infrastructure ITaaS (IT en tant que service) tout en réduisant le coût et les risques associés à un tel effort.
La solution de data center unifié permet d'unifier le traitement, le stockage, le réseau, la virtualisation et la gestion au sein d'une unique plate-forme. Elle permet donc de simplifier les opérations et de renforcer la souplesse de l'entreprise, deux résultats essentiels pour le cloud computing et le déploiement de l'informatique en tant que service (ITaaS).
The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As
mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN)
must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet
of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging
transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets
are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and
private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the
network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high
latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and
overall corporate productivity.
As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the
office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or
IT organizations are facing new challenges as a result of digital transformation,
widespread cloud and SaaS adoption, mobile proliferation and pervasive IoT
deployments. They must build and operate their internal data centers to deliver
high availability for mission critical applications, rapidly onboard new applications
and scale capacity on demand – all within the mandate to be cost competitive
with infrastructure as a service providers (IaaS) like AWS and Azure. They are
architecting and building new Intent-Based Data Centers to deliver private cloud
services to their internal and external customers.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 02, 2016
Digital transformation on the 3rd Platform continues to present unprecedented opportunities and challenges for enterprise networks and the IT professionals who operate them. Indeed, the requirements associated with cloud computing have already reverberated through datacenter networking, with software-defined networking (SDN) arising as an architectural approach that provided the network with the agility and responsiveness that it lacked previously but has come to require. Now, the focus is turning to how the WAN must change to accommodate the requirements of cloud applications and services. Fortunately, technologies such as hybrid WAN and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) are coming to the rescue, giving enterprise IT the means to allow the WAN to meet these challenges directly.
Published By: Datalink
Published Date: Jul 27, 2012
Running IT as a service (ITaaS) is not necessarily a new concept. But, the era of cloud computing now places a whole new spin on ITaaS. In this white paper, you'll learn why there is so much buzz around cloud services and the role IT should play in this new cloud-based era. You'll also learn a useful model to help transform your company's IT data center into a private cloud that can ultimately manage and oversee the delivery of both internal and external cloud services to the business.
The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN) must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and overall corporate productivity.
As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or branc
What is the key benefit of SD-WAN?
To provide seamless access to digital services for end-users.
But IT is more distributed, fragmentary, and dynamic than ever, with hybrid apps, hybrid networks, and remote and mobile users everywhere.
Hardware-bound legacy networks can never fulfill the promise of seamless access. Taming the chaos of today’s IT requires a new approach to networking.
This is the promise of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN)—the ability to use plain-language business policies to automate and orchestrate all the components of digital access.
Read this white paper to learn how SD-WAN lets you:
• Manage centrally from a cloud console with a comprehensive view of your connectivity fabric that spans and unifies datacenter/cloud apps, branch/mobile users, and enterprise/cloud networks.
• Orchestrate globally using business policy-based automation to define quality of service and access privileges for all apps/users.
• Deploy locally with zero touch via automated
Cloud computing allows companies to use IT resources as a service, taking advantage of shared applications, processing and storage managed within the cloud - either inside a private cloud at an internal data center, or in an external cloud at a service provider. Greater robustness of the virtualized servers supporting this new IT model will ensure a resilient cloud infrastructure capable of delivering "on-demand" access to users.
This paper describes the Symphony VPDC enterprise-grade infrastructure service that provides true high availability enterprise IT environments, supporting development to production, with automated provisioning of servers, network, storage, software and security.
Published By: ITinvolve
Published Date: Jun 01, 2012
ITinvolve transforms and simplifies the way IT is managing changes in the data center. This powerful new change management tool, delivered as a cloud service, empowers IT to understand the impact of changes before - not after- changes are implemented.
This white paper addresses technical professionals who want to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their data center and are considering deployment of private cloud or delivery of IT as a service (ITaaS).
As IT advances, organizations are adopting infrastructures that enhance agility and improve efficiency.
Data centers are evolving to a state that is almost unrecognizable from only a few years ago. Numerous forces, such as cloud computing and powerful orchestration solutions, are combining to fundamentally change data centers, making them more powerful, sophisticated, flexible and efficient. Many organizations are adopting a hybrid infrastructure data center model that combines a variety of technologies and methodologies, including virtualization, private clouds and other internal IT resources, along with external options such as hosting, colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
VMware vCloud Director has created tremendous potential for service providers and enterprises to deliver agile and cost effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) through its ability to automate the self-provisioning of virtual data center service offerings by customers. Since a multitude of commodity cloud providers have appeared seemingly overnight, service providers and enterprises must harness technologies like vCloud Director
to reduce the overall cost of delivering compute services.
With automated self-service provisioning in place, the next wave of opportunities for cost and performance optimization lies in operations management. This document details how VMTurbo Operations Manager delivers unique business value, addressing significant gaps in VMware vCloud offerings.
Whether you’re serving customers, partners, or internal users through two data centers or twenty, you want all users to have the best experience. Global load balancing (GLB) is the effective management and balancing of the Internet traffic to and from your data centers and cloud service providers and has become critical to growing enterprise ecommerce revenue, serving customers and empowering employee productivity.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
Application performance management (APM) focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and optimizing the performance and health of business applications across development, test, datacenter, and network environments. As mission-critical enterprise application environments become more complex because of the increased use of cloud, big data, and mobility, APM is becoming a top priority for IT teams that need to quickly and cost effectively track end-to-end application performance, identify and remediate the root cause of performance problems, and maintain service levels required by end users and business stakeholders. SaaS-delivered APM solutions offer rapid time to value for IT organizations that need to implement APM quickly with minimal disruption to the business.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Enterprises grapple with a host of challenges that are spurring the creation of hybrid clouds: collections of computing infrastructure spread across multiple data centers and multiple cloud providers. This new concept often provokes uncertainty, which must be addressed head on.
As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Cloud consumers want to avoid
vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers. They want to be able to move servers and storage around without a negative impact on application availability.
The good news is that more solutions become available every day, but with a learning curve and numerous management challenges and considerations.
This CITO Research paper provides advice for managers about how to c
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
The businesses that thrive amid fluctuating technology demands are
not only keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends, they have
the infrastructure in place to handle whatever changes might come.
And they’re doing so by treating their data centers as a strategic
asset—a hub from which providers and performance can all stem.
Are you ready for what’s next? According to analyst forecasts and
IT executives, the five key trends affecting our state of technology
are mobility, consumer technology, cloud services, hyperdigitization
and globalization. In the following pages, you’ll learn how these
trends are affecting current networks, and why a strategic data
center is key to not only surviving, but thriving, today and in the future.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
The client had an extensive global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network with over 30 Gbps of bandwidth. However, the client was experiencing bandwidth growth of >30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and foresaw increasing demands for multi-media applications, data center to data center traffic, and cloud solution usage to support its business units and global workforce. It became crucial for the client to re-architect their
current network to support growth and provide a globally consistent user experience at lower cost. With 40% of their WAN traffic being http internet traffic, they needed regional internet
service provider (ISP) breakouts.
The client needed a lower cost/MB high capacity WAN backbone for better application performance and cloud optimization. Their network needed to be scalable to poise them for anticipated growth and offer improved site connectivity options.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
A leading U.S.-based financial services firm was faced with the growing challenge of providing consistent application performance to a vast employee base and nationwide network of partners. The company turned to Equinix to help redesign its network, both to
improve performance and prepare for a move to a cloud-enabled environment. Equinix worked with the firm to deploy bi-coastal Equinix Performance Hubs, extension nodes of the company’s existing network placed in strategically located Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. A Performance Hub moves services closer to end users and provides direct access to networks and cloud providers. By deploying
Performance Hubs, the customer created a high-performance services platform for its business. The result was a dramatic decrease in network latency, improvements in application performance and an enhanced user experience.
Published By: EvolveIP
Published Date: Sep 09, 2015
Evolve IP’s virtualization TCO calculator is a comprehensive financial tool that produces an accurate analysis of on-premise data center hardware, software, and operational costs. Unlike overly simplified marketing gimmicks on the Internet, this is the actual tool we are using successfully with IT executives across the country.
When completed and compared to a cloud services quote, you’ll be able to accurately determine which solution is right for your organization.