Osterman Research wants to make it clear at the outset that we believe Microsoft Office 365 to be a robust and capable platform, one that will serve most organizations well. If your organization is using Office 365, we recommend you continue to do so. If you’re not using it, we recommend you consider it. Microsoft offers a large, varied and growing number of features and functions in Office 365, and at a wide range of price points that will satisfy different markets.
Decision makers evaluating the efficacy of Office 365 to meet their business requirements must be aware of its shortcomings in the areas of data protection, archiving, security, encryption, authentication and eDiscovery (among others) covering workloads like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, and Azure Active Directory. An awareness of these shortcomings enables decision makers to plan for the mitigations required to assure the proper business performance of Office 365.
Cloud computing and the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend will impact the design of future datacenters and their supporting networks. To attain the kind of business agility that companies now demand, network infrastructure needs to provide the flexibility required by cloud application workloads and the changing traffic patterns fostered by BYOD. To make networks more agile, new approaches to network implementation need to be enabled. As these trends continue, application delivery controllers (ADCs) will be critical elements in the new network infrastructure. This Technology Spotlight examines these trends and the role that F5 Networks' integrated scalable platform plays in this strategic market.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 02, 2016
"Infrastructure and operations leaders often struggle to understand the role of cloud computing and to develop strategies that exploit its potential. I&O leaders should complete the prerequisites before making the technology decisions required for successful, service-centered cloud computing strategies.
Read the Gartner report to learn more about key recommendations:
Identify the cloud-computing-related IT services you will offer or procure.
Document the internal processes that will be affected by the identified cloud services.
Map applications and workloads to the associated cloud services."
Published By: NaviSite
Published Date: Sep 02, 2014
This white paper will deliver data that provides valuable information based on real compute scenarios to assist buyers of cloud services in understanding how their workloads might perform and what costs are associated with those environments across multiple cloud computing platforms BEFORE they invest in the selection of a cloud computing provider.
Gartner has positioned BMC CONTROL-M in the Leaders Quadrant of their "2009 Magic Quadrant for Job Scheduling." The report assesses the ability to execute and completeness of vision of key vendors in the marketplace. Read a full copy today, courtesy of BMC Software.
Companies running legacy job scheduling products suffer from higher costs, inefficient use of resources, and greater IT complexity, according to independent analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates. Read their findings, and see why consolidating on a single, comprehensive workload automation solution is an easy win for IT and the business.
Read EMA's Impact Brief to get a detailed evaluation of the new capabilities of BMC Control-M V8, and learn how the latest version of BMC Software's workload automation software fits within the current industry landscape.
This whitepaper discovers how by implementing cloud computing across 6 fundamental workloads can transfer the way whole groups employees do their jobs, enabling them to speed new development and uncover new sources of revenue.
It’s easy to underestimate the performance and capacity requirements for VDI storage, and missteps now can lead to expensive problems later. In “Risk-Free Storage for VDI,” you’ll learn how Nimble Storage delivers responsive performance to handle peak VDI workloads, integrated data protection, and instant backups and restores—all for dramatically less than you’re paying now.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Mar 18, 2016
This white paper provides an introduction to the EMC Isilon scale-out data lake as the key enabler to store, manage, and protect unstructured data for traditional and emerging workloads. Business decision makers and architects can leverage the information provided here to make key strategy and implementation decisions for their storage infrastructure.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Mar 18, 2016
The EMC Isilon Scale-out Data Lake is an ideal platform for multi-protocol ingest of data. This is a crucial function in Big Data environments, in which it is necessary to quickly and reliably ingest data into the Data Lake using protocols closest to the workload generating the data. With OneFS it is possible to ingest data via NFSv3, NFSv4, SMB2.0, SMB3.0 as well as via HDFS. This makes the platform very friendly for complex Big Data workflows.
This eBook will introduce you to the compliance capabilities that can be achieved by using AWS services and its featured partners in healthcare and life sciences. In this eBook, you can learn how to build cloud-based healthcare solutions for HIPAA and other frameworks, as well as how to regulate workloads on the cloud for life sciences organizations. Download this eBook to learn more and to read actual customer use cases illustrating how healthcare and life sciences organizations can leverage AWS to help them with their compliance requirements.
Businesses that want to drive new value from critical SAP workloads are looking at Amazon Web Services (AWS) due to its breadth and depth of services and rapid pace of innovation. As they pursue this initiative, organizations commonly seek an experienced partner to reliably migrate critical SAP workloads and integrate them with AWS services to take full advantage of the potential cost and operational efficiencies.
Linke, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner focused on running SAP on AWS, can help you achieve these initiatives. Transform your SAP landscapes with streamlined migration practices and technology proven to accelerate the deployment of new SAP landscapes by 80% and reduce operational costs 70% compared to on-premises. Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how Linke helped Ávoris, a leading tourism business in Spain, migrate their SAP landscape to AWS in just three months, enabling drastic improvements to performance, reliability, and scale."
How Cambridge University Press Automates SAP Workloads on AWS
Abstract: In this webinar, Lemongrass will demonstrate the business opportunities presented by automating SAP workloads on AWS. They will also show you how they helped Cambridge University Press achieve the first stage of automation and the benefits that it’s delivering for them.
The majority of Fortune 500 companies, along with many other enterprises,
currently run business critical applications on AIX on IBM Power Systems. For these businesses, incorporating AIX workloads into an enterprise cloud strategy can present significant challenges, most notably the lack of support for these workloads from typical cloud infrastructure providers.
Skytap Cloud is the only public cloud that offers support for AIX workloads
alongside applications running on x86 architectures. This guide details the
considerations involved and best practices for migrating your AIX workloads
to Skytap Cloud.
THE LAMBDA ARCHITECTURE SIMPLIFIED Your Guide to Building a Scalable Data Architecture for Real-Time Workloads
- What defines the Lambda Architecture, broken down by each layer
- How to simplify the Lambda Architecture by consolidating the speed layer and batch layer into one system
- How to implement a scalable Lambda Architecture that accommodates streaming and immutable data
- How companies like Comcast and Tapjoy use Lambda Architectures in production
Published By: Jelecos
Published Date: Aug 02, 2018
We work with our clients on a foundation of steps to make your Windows workload migration of Windows Servers, SQL, .Net applications and Sharepoint to AWS smooth and successful. Relying on an experienced partner means that you can have confidence to get started with AWS, and Management and Optimization to help your business thrive.
Whether your organization is going all in on cloud or they have a more conservative approach, the undeniable reality is that workloads are moving to the cloud at warp speed.
And with many IT leaders concerned that the complexity of the network hampers their organization's ability to migrate apps to the cloud, it's up to you to transform the network to meet the new demands.
Read this e-book to learn how a unified app-delivery strategy can help you:
-Increase IT efficiency
-Reduce security risks
-Free IT staff to focus on more strategic initiatives
Discover why ninety-four percent of organizations surveyed are already modifying, overhauling, or reassessing their network infrastructure to facilitate application delivery in hybrid- and multi-cloud environments.
Read this e-book to learn why you should re-architect your network infrastructure to optimize application delivery:
1. Ensure end-to-end network visibility for your operations
2. Gain real-time analytics for application optimization and uptime
3. Scale your application infrastructure according to workload demand
Read the e-book today to find out all six must-haves for application delivery in the cloud.