In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the firewall. Today, more and more is happening off-network. More roaming users. More corporate owned laptops accessing the internet from other networks. More cloud apps, mean that users don’t need to be on the corporate network to get work done. And more branch offices connecting directly to the internet.
Cisco Meraki MS switches are 100% cloud-managed and can be fully configured from any Internet-accessible location before ever being powered on. Simply add the switch serial number (or order number for large deployments) to your network using the Meraki web-based dashboard. Once added, the switch is fully configurable. When the switch is first powered on and connected to the Internet, it will pull its settings from the cloud.
This IDC white paper reviews important market trends that have driven a dramatic increase of real world hyperconverged infrastructure deployments. This paper also provides results of in depth interviews and a global IDC survey of SimpliVity customers, many of whom have experienced considerable operational efficiency gains resulting from the use of SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure.
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
There are five essential pieces to a sound backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plan, and IT pros who follow these steps are able to feel confident in their long-term organizational plan. Read this expert guide from Ben Maas, an independent consultant and system architect who has guided many companies through BDR deployments, to learn these five fundamentals. Understand how to size your environment, evaluate your BDR capabilities, and test your system for any surprises.
Hyperconvergence has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because it represents the next step in the evolution of IT resource delivery. This technology takes the idea of integrating compute, storage and networking that started with converged systems design and has improved on those architectures by adding deeper levels of abstraction and automation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors promise simplified operation and the ability to quickly and easily expand capacity by deploying and launching additional modules; simplicity has been the key selling point for the HCI pioneers.
As HCI ventures even deeper into the enterprise and cloud environments, the architectures will need to become more efficient, agile and adaptable to help IT professionals shoulder the burden of rapidly growing data sets and workloads. This report discusses the benefits of HCI and the enhancements that must be
made to expand HCI deeper into the mainstream enterprise datacenter.
Miercom was engaged by Cisco Systems to independently configure, operate and then assess aspects of competitive campus-network infrastructures from Cisco Systems and Huawei Technologies. The products of each vendor were configured and deployed strictly according to the vendors' recommended designs, and using their respective software for campus-wide network management, control, configuration and monitoring.
Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco TrustSec software-defined segmentation. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Cisco on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with TrustSec, Forrester interviewed four customers that had deployed TrustSec. The TrustSec software-defined segmentation solution simplifies the provisioning and management of highly secure access to network services and applications. Unlike access control mechanisms that work on network topology, TrustSec policies use logical grouping. Highly secure access is consistently maintained even as resources are moved in mobile and virtualized networks. A more detailed description of TrustSec is available on the Cisco TrustSec Overview page in this document.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Data protection often seems like a clash between competing interests: the need to protect data, against the need to protect access to data. The challenge lies in deploying the right protection across the different systems and types of data, since they each require different forms of protection.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
For a backup solution to be considered flexible, it needs to satisfy
several key business requirements. It should integrate seamlessly
with any servers you’re running and provide full support for
all the applications your business uses. It should enable you to
protect assets in different parts of the country or overseas. And
it should let you manage and monitor backups from anywhere.
A flexible backup solution gives you everything you need to
protect the technology investments you make now and in the
future. So instead of having to buy multiple solutions to support
your changing needs, you can have a single solution that adapts
to fit your environment. We call that flexible deployment.
Dans les organisations agiles d’aujourd’hui, les équipes de production se trouvent face à un défi de taille : déployer en production les nouvelles versions immédiatement après les phases de développement et de test. Pour assurer la réussite d’un tel déploiement, il est nécessaire de mettre en œuvre un processus automatique et transparent. ce processus, nous l’avons baptisé Zero Touch Deployment™.
cet article examine deux approches du Zero Touch Deployment : une solution basée sur les scripts et une plate-forme d’automatisation de la mise en production. Il indique comment chacune de ces approches peut résoudre les principaux défis technologiques et organisationnels face auxquels se trouvent les organisations agiles lorsqu’elles décident d’implémenter un système de déploiement automatique.
cet article commence par retracer le contexte commercial et technologique qui pousse les organisations agiles à se tourner vers des solutions d’automatisation du déploiement.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
The Practical Guide to Enterprise Mobile Security was created to help
IT managers fulfll their dual role of both enabling productivity and
reducing risk through the adoption of modern-enterprise mobile security
practices. This guide will help answer questions you might have about
implementing mobile security, identify the components that make up a
holistic enterprise mobile security strategy, point out key considerations that
lead to successful deployments, and provide tips on how to successfully drive
adoption of that solution in your global workforce.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
The modern organization has recognized the need to
embrace mobile devices in the workplace. Some have fully
implemented a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program,
while some have adopted a hybrid model of corporateowned
and personally-enabled (COPE) devices. Many
companies then choose to deploy an Enterprise Mobility
Management (EMM) or Mobile Device Management (MDM)
solution to enable some control of the mobile devices
that access corporate data. For companies at this stage of
mobility, security is the next critical layer. As Gartner states,
“It is becoming increasingly important that security leaders
look at the anti-malware, mobile threat defense solutions
market, the products available and how they should be
Today’s DevOps and agile–loving enterprises are striving for fast changes and quick deployments. To these companies, the microservices architecture is a boon, but not a silver bullet. Organizations can enable smaller development teams with more autonomy and agility, and as a result, the business will notice IT being more in tune with their changing demands.
Le odierne aziende orientate alle metodologie DevOps e Agile puntano a cambiamenti rapidi e deployment veloci. Per queste aziende l'architettura dei microservizi è un vantaggio, ma non una soluzione ottimale. Le aziende possono offrire ai team di sviluppo di piccole dimensioni più autonomia e agilità e, di conseguenza, si noterà una maggiore adeguatezza dell'IT alle aspettative mutevoli del business.
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
Take an idea from design to deployment at pace— without compromising quality—using an end-to-end, continuous delivery ecosystem that’s capable of driving rigorous testing from the desired user functionality.
For increasing numbers of organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
To accelerate innovation, improve the IT delivery economic model and reduce risk, organizations need to combine data and experience in a cognitive model that yields deeper and more meaningful insights for smarter decisionmaking. Whether the user needs a data set maintained in house for customer analytics or access to a cloud-based data store for assessing marketing program results — or any other business need — a high-performance, highly available, mixed-load database platform is required.
In an era where Big Data decisions demand high-powered tools, organizations everywhere are still mired in complex spreadsheets that limit the speed and precision of their critical customer interactions.
Read this fact sheet to learn how you can evolve beyond what spreadsheets alone can achieve:
• Allow business users to easily create and compare “what if” scenarios, interact with compelling visualizations, and challenge, improve and build trust with stakeholders and collaborators
• Rapidly deploy new optimization features and applications practically at the speed of thought – without leaning on IT – while leveraging existing investments in other analytic tools (such as R, SAS, MATLAB, and even Excel)
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Learn how one organization with Polycom voice devices and Microsoft Office 365 realized a 109% risk-adjusted ROI and benefits of $1.6M over three years.
By deploying Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365, an engineering firm was able to realize:
$1.6M in total risk-adjusted benefits
$1M in incremental revenue with more billable hours
$537k in improved productivity
$74k in phone purchase and installation cost savings
$14k in employee relocation cost savings
Learn more about the business benefits and cost savings attributed to Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365.
The Total Economic Impact Of Polycom Solutions For Microsoft Office 365, a commissioned September 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
Scalable infrastructure has helped companies in industries from financial services to online gaming save time, money, gain agility and speed. Learn how Red Hat® technologies can help your organization deploy apps faster and create deliver products to market faster.