This free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm Research brings together experts in Kubernetes and microservices, featuring GigaOm analyst Jon Collins and a special guest from Weaveworks, Steve George. The discussion will focus on how to ensure that a Kubernetes-based target environment delivers the expected benefits, both initially and over time.
Kubernetes has emerged as a de-facto platform for deploying container-based microservices. While this approach holds much promise, enterprises need to start on the right foot to not build up problems for later. So, how can you build a Kubernetes-based strategy that delivers both now and in the future?
In this 1-hour webinar, you will discover:
What is the opportunity and challenge presented by Kubernetes-based microservices delivery?
How to ensure the right elements of strategy, to maximize effectiveness while minimizing risk?
What might a staged approach look like, depending on w
What you'll learn in this webinar:
Modernize your databases and applications by migrating to Amazon Aurora. Take advantage of the modern, scalable cloud infrastructure available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to optimize your operations.
TekStream, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner, specializes in migrating legacy on-premises databases to AWS. Watch this webinar to learn how TekStream helps you break free from commercial database licenses, such as Microsoft and Oracle, and move your databases to the cloud in order to focus on your core business.
Watch our webinar to learn how TekStream can help you:
Understand your options when migrating your databases to Amazon Aurora
Reduce the annual maintenance and support costs associated with commercial database licenses
See how the combination of business consultation and technology implementation can markedly improve operations
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
An introduction to the Forrester analyst report: How to Capture the Benefits of Microservice Design
There has always been a relationship between an application and the platform and services which
run it. For a long time, that relationship was very tight and encompassed a lot of areas related to the
application design, from the language the application could be written in to administrative behaviors
like monitoring and logging, even things like transaction management, frontend UI development, or
In a sense, the application platform was just another design consideration for the application. A few
years ago, as significant changes in platform technology like cloud, containers, and virtual machines
started rolling out, the primary emphasis for CTOs and application architects was on how to move to
those platforms. The platform choice was a major part of the application. The focus was — one way or
another — getting into “the cloud.”
There’s been a shift in customers’ pri
In our 26-criterion evaluation of identity
management and governance (IMG) providers,
we identified the nine most significant ones — CA
Technologies, IBM, Ivanti, Micro Focus, Omada,
One Identity, RSA Security, SailPoint Technologies,
Saviynt — and researched, analyzed, and scored
them. This report shows how each provider
measures up and helps security and risk (S&R)
professionals make the right choice.
Gartner predicts that the public cloud market will surpass USD 300 billion by 2021 . With the big players (Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM) taking home 63 percent of the market share , how will next wave CSPs stand out from the crowd?
Download Intel's latest whitepaper, Differentiating for Success: A Guide for Cloud Service Providers' to discover how to offer unique services, including:
- Providing workload-specific optimizations, for example machine learning or high-performance computing
- Targeting a particular geographical area
- Focusing on an industry, such as financial services
- Delivering emerging technology, such as virtual reality, in-memory databases, and containerization
Read this Microsoft case study about how Microsoft's Consumer Support Services - with its global network of support centers and thousands of agents - used digital motivation to drive agent performance and learning.
Microsoft wanted new ways to recognize and reward agents while increasing their productivity. The
focus was to change behaviors, develop skills, encourage sales, and drive outcomes.
Microsoft identi?ed gami?cation as a solution to these needs. The company believed it could be more successful at encouraging and recognizing agents for positive outcomes through each customer interaction. Read the case study to learn how Microsoft:
Increased productivity through gamification
Drove agent performance with rewards, to change behaviors and business outcomes
Improved agent knowledge and ability to apply the new information learned.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
How to overcome complexity and be ready for future growth.
The modern production digital print market brought a world of opportunities for micro-runs and variable data printing into the hands of Print Service Providers (PSPs). With print available in any quantity to anyone, print is being democratized, resulting in ever-greater numbers of increasingly smaller jobs. The old print model of high-volume static print is being replaced with a myriad of micro-runs and micro-jobs.
Automation that allows PSP owners to master the ensuing complexity and respond faster than ever before is enabling them to refocus on market development and on delivering value.
In our 30-criteria evaluation of security analytics platforms providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — AlienVault, Exabeam, Fortinet, Gurucul, Huntsman Security, IBM, LogRhythm, McAfee, Micro Focus, Rapid7, RSA, Securonix, and Splunk — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps S&R professionals make the right choice.
For the past decade Amazon, Google and Microsoft offering comparable service have dominated cloud storage. Armed with revolutionary technology, Wasabi is transforming what technology can be and do. It is bringing low cost and high speed storage to everyone, eliminating vendor lock-in, and complicated tiers and pricing plans. In this white paper we focus on cloud storage pricing, comparing the economics of Wasabi versus the leading cloud storage options.
"With so many organizations looking to find ways to embrace the public cloud without compromising the security of their data and applications, a hybrid cloud strategy is rapidly becoming the preferred method of efficiently delivering IT services.
This guide aims to provide you with an understanding of the driving factors behind why the cloud is being adopted en-masse, as well as advice on how to begin building your own cloud strategy.
Topics discussed include:
Getting There Safely
IT Resilience in the Hybrid Cloud
The Power of Microsoft Azure and Zerto
You’ll find out how, by embracing the cloud, organizations can achieve true IT Resilience – the ability to withstand any disruption, confidently embrace change and focus on business.
Download the guide today to begin your journey to the cloud!"
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform featuring powerful on-demand infrastructure and solutions for building and deploying applications workloads as well as a wide variety of IT and application services. You can use Azure as a public cloud provider and as a hybrid extension to existing on-premises infrastructure. Organizations that use Microsoft solutions on-premises are able to extend their infrastructure and operational processes to Azure.
With the growing popularity of Azure, today’s systems administrators need to acquire and strengthen their skills on this fast-growing public cloud platform. In this guide we explore the Azure public cloud platform with a focus on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features. We cover general architectural features of the Azure cloud including geographic regions, availability zones, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) attached to the core Azure IaaS infrastructure.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
As a software vendor, you know that
offering innovative solutions with built-in
intelligence is becoming a requirement in
today’s application marketplace. On top of
this, you need to bring your apps to market
as quickly as possible while providing more
value for your customers, without incurring
additional development and operating costs.
Microsoft has been investing heavily in AI,
extending a breadth and depth of intelligent
services ready for use in the cloud. This enables
you to jump in quickly to make use of existing
tried-and-true AI models, and focus more
effort on delivering quality products
High-level services to jump-start
your intelligent apps
One of the key benefits of working with the
Microsoft Azure AI platform is that the hard
work has already been done. Developers
can make use of services with pre-trained,
customizable models rather than having to
build their own models from the ground up.
You can refine these models to better suit your
customers’ needs and
In the 26-criteria evaluation of continuous delivery and release automation (CDRA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Atlassian, CA technologies, Chef Software, Clarive, CloudBees, electric Cloud, Flexagon, Hewlett packard enterprise (Hpe), IBM, Micro Focus, Microsoft, puppet, Red Hat, VMware, and Xebialabs — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. We focused on core features, including modeling, deploying, managing, governing, and visualizing pipelines, and on each vendor’s ability to match a strategy to these features. this report helps infrastructure and operations (I&o) professionals make the right choice when looking for CDRA solutions for their development and operations (Devops) automation.
As businesses look for new ways to create value for customers through digital experiences, it's clear that some firms are more advanced than others. This report analyzes the characteristics that distinguish the more advanced innovative companies from those just starting their digital journey. Digital leaders can use this analysis to help benchmark their own progress toward becoming a digital business.
Technology leaders need to rethink strategic
planning in the age of the customer. Technology
strategies are too often just collections of loosely
related project plans and too focused on tech
project delivery milestones. Strategies designed
“by IT, for IT” fail to engage business leaders and
executives because they don’t explain how tech
strategy leads to better customer experience and
outcomes. This report explains how technology
leaders can create a strategic tech plan that is
customer-led, insights-driven, fast, and connected.
Skills and resources — these are the two elements that make up an attacker’s arsenal. An attacker, however, cannot set out to break security or even perform sophisticated attacks without finding weak points in a system first. Massive malware attacks, email-borne heists, hacked devices, and disrupted services — all of these require a vulnerability in the network, whether in the form of technology or people, in order to be pulled off.
Trend Micro has looked into the current and emerging threats, as well as the security approaches tailored for the landscape. Read on to find out how to make informed decisions with regard to the security focus areas that will figure prominently in 2018.
Speed and agility matter.
Businesses are being disrupted every day by digital upstarts that find ways to address new market requirements before the more established companies can respond.
Despite talented IT teams and years of head start in both architectural and development work, it is still difficult to respond to these challenges using traditional development patterns centered around monolithic software applications. It’s simply impossible to get to market quickly when applications need to be maintained, modified and scaled as a single entity by a large, heavily inter-dependent team.
From this need has arisen the microservices paradigm: a set of patterns for software architecture, development, deployment and culture that focus on speed and agility. From small, independent services and teams to automated deployment to fault tolerance and resiliency, these patterns help accelerate time to market.
Microservices are a type of software architecture where large applications are made up
of small, self-contained units working together through APIs that are not dependent
on a specific language. Each service has a limited scope, concentrates on a particular
task and is highly independent. This setup allows IT managers and developers to build
systems in a modular way. In his book, “Building Microservices,” Sam Newman said
microservices are small, focused components built to do a single thing very well.
In this section, we’ll look back at the history of
Microsoft Azure, including the ways in which Microsoft’s strategy for the
platform and for the company as a whole have shifted in recent years.
Recently, Microsoft has focused on opening up the Azure environment
to widen its appeal to all kinds of developers, including those working in
non-Microsoft frameworks and languages.
The Modern Microsoft Partner Series is a collection of five eBooks designed to help IT solution providers on their journey to success in the cloud. The series is full of insights and best practices that cover a variety of critical business topics.
The first eBook sets up the series and focuses mainly on revealing the compelling evidence around the cloud opportunity. If you are interested in learning about the size or pace of the cloud opportunity, this first eBook is meant for you.
For the past several years cloud storage has been dominated by three main players, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, offering relatively comparable services and solutions. Armed with revolutionary technology and an egalitarian philosophy, Wasabi is transforming what cloud storage can be and do. In this white paper we focus on cloud storage pricing comparing the economics of Wasabi versus the leading cloud storage options.
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You want to deliver new innovations, release apps faster and take advantage of new opportunities, but legacy applications and infrastructure are holding you back. Transition to a modern architecture by decomposing monolithic applications into agile microservices—independently created, managed and scaled. Your business will be able to act faster and developers will love the easy access to APIs that give them the freedom to focus on customer experience.
In our 21-criteria evaluation of the dynamic case management (DCM) market, we identified the 14 most significant software vendors — Appian, bpm’online, Column Technologies, DST Systems, Eccentex, IBM, Isis Papyrus, Lexmark Enterprise Software, MicroPact, Newgen Software, OnBase by Hyland, OpenText, Pegasystems, and TIBCO Software — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. The evaluation focused on providers’ adaptive, analytics, and mobile features, all critical to helping enterprises tackle increasing volumes of varied and unstructured work. This report helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the best providers to meet their unique needs.
Securing mobile productivity for Microsoft Office 365: IBM MaaS360 enables you to deploy Microsoft tools with robust security across all mobile platforms
This white paper explains why IBM MaaS360 is the right choice for deploying and securing the Microsoft ecosystem across all mobile platforms, including Microsoft Windows 10. The focus is on enabling IT to efficiently manage enterprise productivity, connectivity and security in the mobile world of today and tomorrow.
The concept of all centralizing all communication methodologies (presence, instant messaging, voice, video, and messaging services) within a single system, a.k.a. unified communications or UC, is not new. One of the most popular platforms is Microsoft. In fact, Microsoft has indicated that it has 110 million Skype for Business or Lync users around the world.
However, many organizations have yet to fully embrace the video conferencing capabilities available within Skype for Business / Lync. Overall we view Skype for Business (SfB) video conferencing as an excellent choice for sessions involving only SfB users. However, the SfB experience is focused more on content sharing and less on live video.
Download this whitepaper to learn 12 situations in which users may wish to use a different video conferencing tool. In this paper, Wainhouse also compares two options for companies seeking better video capabilities.