There are many factors that contribute to securing a cloud environment, and many potential liabilities that could derail a cloud planning process. To help establish and maintain a safe cloud environment,this e-guide to advise how to best manage risks and understand the concept of “acceptable” levels of risks, for example network interception.
Today’s IT and business managers must take a hard look at the risks and costs of potential data loss. Creating a proactive data security plan arms you with the knowledge you need to manage the risk and helps you to stay compliant with data protection rules and regulations.
Companies must innovate in order to survive. Since 2000, 52% of the Fortune 500 have been acquired or have gone bankrupt. Only 12% of those that existed in 1955 exist today. In a marketplace that is competitive, unforgiving, and waits for no one, companies that don’t constantly redefine themselves based on customer needs and market dynamics simply cease to exist.
A purpose-built, cloud-based commerce platform is essential to maintaining a competitive eCommerce presence. Once you’ve reached the limitations of your current solution, it’s time to graduate to an updated system capable of growing with your business. Choosing a new eCommerce platform is a significant investment in your future requiring careful allocation of time and resources.
SD-WAN at its core helps enterprises achieve dynamic alignment among business and IT strategy, application policy, and WAN configuration. In other words, it enables the WAN to provide the application experience (reliability, availability, performance), and application security demanded by business users, and the operational simplicity that IT and network admins yearn for in the current paradigm of rising IT complexity. We further explore these three key value drivers of SD-WAN adoption below:
An organization cannot achieve cybersecurity readiness without a comprehensive understanding of its most important information assets, how its information systems and networks operate, how its information systems support business operations, and what information is moving in, out and through its networks. Discover the 7 elements of cybersecurity readiness your organization needs to possess for a high degree of situational awareness into network operations and network utilization.
The term serverless generates a lot of discussion. What exactly does it mean, and how can it help developers move from a monolithic architecture into a distributed one? Similarly, there is also confusion about the different benefits of containers and serverless architectures. Both architectures are modern approaches to application management, and each has specific benefits.
The Aspera FASP high speed transport platform is enabled to provide high-performance secure WAN transport of files, directories, and other large data sets to, from and between a number of leading third-party cloud storage platforms. The implementation is an enhanced transport stack and virtual file system layer in the Aspera server software that allows for direct-to-object-storage transfer over the WAN using the FASP protocol and the native I/O capabilities of the particular third-party file system.
Your company is only as agile, connected and secure as its networks are. But making changes to your networks can feel risky, since improving security often means harming connectivity and vice versa. Even still, if your networking approach is inconsistent or labor intensive, it’s probably time for a change.
Equipment maintenance and repair data is readily available, or can easily be made available. This can help manufacturers, fleet managers and others in asset-intensive industries maximize uptime — improving both customer satisfaction and profitability.
Organizations of all sizes rely on cloud services to support new initiatives, stay competitive and capture greater business value. Companies often depend on multiple clouds to meet constantly evolving business goals and to avoid single-vendor lock-in and dependencies. With a multi-cloud approach, a business uses a combination of public cloud services from different providers and selects the most appropriate environment for both infrastructure and applications.
As technology has become integrated into almost every facet of how we work and live, user experience has never been more important. Employees expect intuitive tools that are not only easy to use but also enable them to work when, where, and how they need without constraint.
Modern businesses collect and analyze massive data volumes — a trend that is likely to continue in the foreseeable future. The global datasphere is projected to reach 175 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025,1 due in part to the push for digital transformation and the rise of IoT. To put that number in context, a zettabyte is 1 trillion gigabytes. As more businesses integrate digital technologies into their everyday operations, the demand for high-performing servers to process and protect that data will increase accordingly.
Business leaders across the globe may think disaster recovery (DR) is too expensive, too complex or that a disaster is unlikely to impact them. Yet human error, cybercrime or a natural disaster can cause their company’s digital infrastructure to come crashing down in a split second. Then what?
From custom malware to zero-day exploits, advanced security threats are exploding worldwide—and the sophistication of these attacks is higher than ever. Today’s cybercriminals are adept at finding victims to target via email or web-based threats, as well as exploiting vulnerabilities in the endpoints themselves. Large, coordinated, operationally sophisticated attacks are now executed across broad swaths of the Internet, bypassing traditional security mechanisms. And the number of malware strains just keeps growing.
Dell EMC Unity™ is modernizing the datacenter, delivering advances that simplify the task of keeping up with growing storage demands. Compared with previous generations of midrange storage, Unity’s greater scale, density and simplicity can drive better economics and performance across your entire application portfolio.
Much has been written about cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social, and IT security as significant forces that are transforming information technology and business. Much less has been said about the impact of these forces on networking— or about the role that networks play when business initiatives are based on them. As these technologies move from future trend to mainstream, the network as the common, critical infrastructure component will get close to the breaking point.
Cloud adoption is now mainstream, and all types of cloud services ranging from on-premise private cloud (adopted by 44% of organizations), to hosted private cloud (adopted by 34% of organizations) to the three types of public cloud are seeing growth in adoption. The key challenge is connecting the different cloud services into hybrid and multicloud environments and to put a comprehensive management, governance and security framework in place across the various clouds.
Data is a vital part of an organization and business owners are finding ways to make their data more available and secure with every passing minute. Backup comes to mind talking about data protection but a complete data protection is a lot more than that.
There are a two main factors that play their part in making a backup reliable and efficient: disaggregation and disaster recovery. This article will highlight them and how they are useful for an enterprise.
Commvault IntelliSnap for NetApp software is a one-stop shop for protecting and recovering your critical file and application data as well as virtual server and physical infrastructures. Commvault IntelliSnap for NetApp software controls and monitors the creation of Snapshot copies and their movement over time.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a critical component in modernizing your data center to meet new and growing customer expectations and demands. Trusted innovators Citrix and Cisco share a common vision for applying the concepts of SDN to simplify and automate data center and application networking to help their customers succeed.
Today IT efficiency is critical for competitive viability. However, IT organizations face many challenges, including, growing capacity while conserving or reducing operations cost, improving service availability and change request response time and increasing consistency and predictability.
Endpoint security and the Web security defenses protecting the endpoint are on the front lines in the battle against malware and targeted attacks attempting to gain access to corporate resources. Web security technologies are adapting to the growing use of cloud services and the explosion of mobile devices, which together have created a perimeter that is becoming more malleable every day. That digital fluidity is under attack by organized criminals in Eastern Europe, Russia, and China who are taking advantage of the growing complexity and strained security defenses.
The last five years have seen a rapid acceleration in the use of cloud computing. Enterprises of all sizes and industries are now turning to cloud infrastructure and pursuing cloud-first strategies.
Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the theory and development of computer systems capable of performing tasks that usually require human intelligence. AI involves the study and synthesis of intelligent agents—in this case, a computer system. AI applications process large volumes of data, and they require powerful processing capabilities outside. AI infrastructure enables superior data throughput and storage capacity, as well as large data workloads.
Whether your enterprise is on a journey of cloud transformation or you simply need to do more with less, moving backup to the cloud offers unprecedented cost savings. These 7 points will show you—and your CIO and CFO — how to dramatically reduce the overall storage footprint of your organization and slash costs while gaining the efficiencies of the cloud.
As the information technology (IT) industry enters the cloud era, where hybrid IT is the dominant deployment model in organizations of all sizes, the capabilities of primary all-flash arrays (AFAs) will need to evolve to handle cloud scale and agility.
Your business has the talent, expertise and potential to achieve great results and your IT infrastructure’s computing power should never limit that. To grow your business beyond the ordinary and to instead drive innovation to new levels, you can’t rely on traditional data center infrastructure. High Performance computing (HPC) systems are being deployed across many areas of business at companies across the globe to handle demanding workloads, provide big data and analytics solutions, and maximize business growth.
Your organization is executing campaigns targeting the millennial generation and depending on social data for deeper customer insights. Managers are asking for more data from multiple sources to support new investments and product strategies. Marketing promotions are adjusted in real time based on current sales data across all channels.
In a world in which digital transformation is key it can be difficult for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to keep up – and harder still to get ahead, especially when everything is moving forward except budgets.
IDC believes that software-defined storage (SDS) continues to transform IT deployment and consumption of storage resources. For enterprises, SDS is really an on-ramp to deploying a hybrid cloud — one that allows a metered on-demand consumption of private and public cloud resources. Deploying SDS therefore is not a question of “if” but a question of “when.”
This whitepaper focuses on best practices to attain the most value for the least cost when running Microsoft SQL Server on the AWS platform. Although for many general purpose use cases, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Microsoft SQL Server provides an easy and quick solution, in this paper we focus on scenarios where you need to push the limits to satisfy your special requirements.
The applications we use in our personal lives have raised the level of expectations for the user experience in enterprise applications. How does today’s IT team get ahead of user expectations for more data faster? To succeed in such a dynamic environment businesses as a whole must manage more information better—and the pace will only quicken over time.
As the impact and severity of crypto ransomware threats and attacks has grown over the past 2½ years, Webroot has published many blogs and articles on how best to defend against these modern day extortionists. Webroot does not believe that businesses or consumers should have to choose between extortion and losing precious, irreplaceable data.
As monolithic enterprise applications deconstruct and data becomes bigger and more fragmented, organizations are scrambling to keep up with the added complexity, expense, and resources required to attain data cohesion. Current integration methods and tools are proving to be inadequate for the job at hand.
Every company is a target, no matter its size, function or annual revenue. Security risks come from every direction – malware, social networks and even employees. Every company has information worth protecting, and you owe it to your users to keep every byte safe and secure.
Technology organizations are rapidly seeking ways to automate operations and dedicate more talent to business-enabling and future-thinking projects. Red Hat Virtualization is a virtualization solution that includes a Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and a web-based virtualization resource manager (Red Hat Virtualization Manager).
According to the new market research report “Mobile Device Management (MDM) Market by Type (Solution (Device Management, Application Management, & Security Management), and Service), Deployment Type (Cloud & On-Premises), Organization Size, Industry Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023″, The Mobile Device Management (MDM) market size is expected to grow from $2.81 billion in 2018 to $7.86 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 22.8% during the forecast period.
When web applications are breached, enormous amounts of sensitive business data can be lost. According to Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, web application attacks more than doubled in 2013 to become the #1 cause of security incidents.
Enterprise Data Warehouses (EDWs) have existed for about 20 years. They serve as the foundations of insight-driven organizations, delivering timely analysis and reporting of structured data, handling large analytic workloads, and supporting the high levels of concurrency that these organizations demand (i.e., many users simultaneously accessing the Enterprise Data Warehouse).
According to the new market research report “eDiscovery Market by Component (Software (Processing, Review and Analysis, Identification, Preservation and Collection, and Production and Presentation) and Services), Deployment Type, Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023″, published by MarketsandMarkets, the global eDiscovery market is expected to grow from $10.8 billion in 2018 to $17.3 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 10.0% during the forecast period.
RightScale was recently acquired by Flexera, a provider of technology asset management solutions that help enterprises gain insights on how to optimize spend and reduce risk. The same RightScale cloud industry research team that has been producing the State of the Cloud Report for the past eight years has joined Flexera, and has again conducted the annual State of the Cloud Survey and prepared the resulting analysis for the RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud report from Flexera.
As organizations move increasing numbers of workloads to distributed, multicloud environments and adopt connectivity-dependent trends such as the Internet of Things, the simpler networks of yesterday have steadily morphed into something considerably more complex. It’s this growing complexity that is the ultimate enemy of effective security.
Modernizing applications is crucial for enhancing user experience and responding to marketplace needs. This e-book addresses key challenges, offers best practices and introduces a cloud-based solution to enable your modernization journey.
A core reason organizations adopt a cloud IT infrastructure is to save money. The traditional approach of analyzing Total Cost of Ownership no longer applies when you move to the cloud. Cloud services provide the opportunity for you to use only what you need and pay only for what you use. We refer to this new paradigm as the Total Cost of Operation. You can use Total Cost of Operation (TCO) analysis methodologies to compare the costs of owning a traditional data center with the costs of operating your environment using AWS Cloud services.
Replacing servers is often delayed. Confronted with competing business priorities, limited budgets and personnel, and a sense of comfort as current servers reliably hum along, delay is easy to rationalize. Yet, delays are not without risk and trade-offs. Cases in point are two circumstances that small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) should seriously consider and, in our opinion, initiate action now.
The internet of things (IoT) continues to stand as a huge opportunity for a wide range of players across the telecom and technology spectrum. The notion of connecting monitors, machines and other objects to a network, thus granting them some level of intelligence, could well revolutionize industry sectors ranging from agriculture to manufacturing.