This paper introduces five architectural principles guiding the development of the next generation data center (NGDC). It describes key market influences leading a fundamental enterprise IT transformation and the technological trends that support it. The five principles are: scale-out, guaranteed performance, automated management, data assurance, and global efficiencies. Cloud infrastructure delivery models such as IaaS, private clouds, and software-defined data centers (SDDC) are foundations for the NGDC. In an era where IT is expected to ensure productiongrade support with a plethoric flow of new applications and data, these models demonstrate how to eliminate bottlenecks, increase self-service, and move the business forward. The NGDC applies a software-defined everything (SDx) discipline in a traditional, hardware-centric business to gain business advantage.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 24, 2012
End users want to be productive just as much as the business wants them to be. Most people thrive in environments where they are set up to succeed, and IT has a strategic role in that process. Simply put, users expect applications to be faster.
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Jul 05, 2018
Organizations are adopting cloud computing to accelerate service delivery. Some try to deliver cloud economies of scale in their private data centers with the mantra “automate everything,” a philosophy often simpler in theory than practice. Others have opted to leverage public cloud resources for the added benefit of the pay-as-you-go model, but are finding it difficult to keep costs in check. Regardless of approach, cloud technology poses the same challenge IT has faced for decades: how to assure application performance while minimizing costs.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Jun 18, 2015
In this whitepaper we'll explore some of these problems inherent in virtualized datacenters and cloud environments, specifically enterprise private clouds, and we'll discuss solutions that can take you down the last mile of the automation journey so that your business can fully achieve agility and extract maximum value from its private-cloud investments.
Juniper Networks hybrid cloud architecture enables enterprises to build secure, high performance environments across private and public cloud data centers. The easy-tomanage, scalable architecture keeps operational costs down, allowing users to do more with fewer resources. Security is optimized by the space-efficient Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways, which are next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) with fully integrated, cloud-informed threat intelligence that offers outstanding performance, scalability, and integrated security services. Designed for high-performance security environments and seamless integration of networking, along with advanced malware detection with Juniper Sky™ Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), application visibility and control, and intrusion prevention on a single platform, the SRX Series firewalls are best suited for enterprise hybrid cloud deployments.
This whitepaper: Describes a 4-stage virtualization maturity lifecycle experienced by many organizations and discusses in detail (using sample project plans) the tasks and capabilities required to succeed at each stage of the maturity lifecycle.
Private cloud-as an approach to IT operations-calls for organizations to transform their data centers, including the network. Using strategic points of control to aggregate and dynamically provision IT resources can help organizations meet network-related challenges and move past the hype to successfully build, deploy, and secure private clouds.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 26, 2012
Rayonier chose Riverbed Technology for a global WAN optimization solution in order to make its private cloud a reality. With Riverbed, Rayonier consolidated and virtualized eight data centers down to two, without diminishing end-user performance or adding bandwidth. Payback on the Riverbed® investment was less than a year. Download the case study to learn how your organization can similarly benefit.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 22, 2015
As enterprise computing has evolved, businesses have been shifting to a “hybrid enterprise” where core applications and data can be located in private data centers and public clouds. The growth of hybrid cloud deployments accelerated the transition to hybrid wide-area networks (WANs). Private networks, such as MPLS, are being joined by Internet connections that offer a choice in delivery
channels—costly, but predictable, networks for mission-critical loads and cheaper public networks for bulk loads such as data backups.
Layered Tech's engineers created a customized package of virtual private data centers (VPDCs), managed services and disaster recovery solutions that support KANA's clients, large and small. Layered Tech tailored the architecture to meet the highest enterprise security requirements, as well as ensuring that each KANA client can deploy applications that scale to ongoing volume fluctuations.
Private cloud is one of the critical deployment architectures IT teams are adopting as they transition to a service-centric delivery model. More than 75% of organizations? already use private clouds to lower costs, increase agility and exert greater control over security, data protection and compliance.
The transition to private cloud represents a paradigm shift in how IT is provisioned and data centers are deployed. Virtualization is expanding beyond servers into storage and networking, while software-defined models allow new levels of agility through advanced automation and orchestration.
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.
Today's datacenter networks must better adapt to and accommodate business-critical application workloads. Datacenters will have to increasingly adapt to virtualized workloads and to the ongoing enterprise transition to private and hybrid clouds. Pressure will mount on datacenters not only to provide increased bandwidth for 3rd Platform applications such as cloud and data analytics but also to deliver the agility and dynamism necessary to accommodate shifting traffic patterns (with more east-west traffic associated with server-to-server flows, as opposed to the traditional north-south traffic associated with client/server computing). Private cloud and legacy applications will also drive
daunting bandwidth and connectivity requirements. This Technology Spotlight examines the increasing bandwidth requirements in enterprise datacenters, driven by both new and old application workloads, cloud and noncloud in nature. It also looks at how Cisco is meeting the bandwidth challenge posed by 3rd
Interest in cloud computing over the last several years has been phenomenal. For cloud providers, public or private, it will transform business and operational processes, streamlining customer on-ramping and time to market, facilitating innovation, providing cost efficiencies, and enabling the ability to scale resources on demand.
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).
Today's datacenter networks must better adapt to and accommodate business-critical application workloads. Datacenters will have to increasingly adapt to virtualized workloads and to the ongoing enterprise transition to private and hybrid clouds. Pressure will mount on datacenters not only to provide increased bandwidth for 3rd Platform applications such as cloud and data analytics but also to deliver the agility and dynamism necessary to accommodate shifting traffic patterns (with more east-west traffic associated with server-to-server flows, as opposed to the traditional north-south traffic associated with client/server computing). Private cloud and legacy applications will also drive daunting bandwidth and connectivity requirements. This Technology Spotlight examines the increasing bandwidth requirements in enterprise datacenters, driven by both new and old application workloads, cloud and noncloud in nature. It also looks at how Cisco is meeting the bandwidth challenge posed by 3rd
Private cloud technologies have proven themselves in large data centers and hosting organizations. The ability to quickly deploy new virtual machines, make configuration changes to virtual machines, live migrate virtual machines to different hosts before performing maintenance on physical components, and other benefits like this have cut operational expenses.
IDC Spotlight paper.
Seeking the business benefits generated by private cloud and to free themselves from the rigid silos of traditional IT infrastructures, organizations are turning to an approach that extends virtualization to all compute, network, and storage resources in their datacenters.
When it comes to game-changing infrastructure technologies, private clouds are leading the way toward new IT efficiencies and a simplified means of consumption. Building on their roots as virtualized data centers, private clouds are rapidly moving up the list of must-have technologies to become an architectural standard for IT organizations around the world.
The bank wanted to modernize its global data center core and edge networks to move to the next stage of its private cloud journey. The bank has long recognized the advantages of server virtualization, and it wanted to move more aggressively to a software-defined data center. The bank was virtualizing all services, including compute, storage, and network, to gain greater business flexibility and deliver cost savings. But first, it needed an elastic, flexible, and production ready network to connect its data centers.
The bank wanted a dynamically scalable network to interconnect its data centers in Europe, Asia, and North America, so that it could move toward a fully automated, self provisioned cloud. The global network needed to deliver performance at scale for the company’s highly virtualized resources, while also supporting integration of legacy assets into its software-defined data centers.