The world is moving at lightning speed from legacy enterprise software to SOA, SaaS integration and APIs, compelled by the power of convention over configuration and the promise of agility and operational efficiency. Yet most businesses face a widening divergence between the IT infrastructure demanded by emerging business needs and the infrastructure they’ve built up over generations.
In the era of Big Data, a data catalog is essential for organizations to give users access to the data they need. But it can be difficult to deploy this important tool if populating the catalog entails a significant amount of manual work. The key to a successful data catalog implementation is the rapid population of the data catalog so it can be quickly put into use.
Across industries, businesses are integrating enterprise-wide automation into their practices using different techniques, philosophies, and approaches — and experiencing varying degrees of success.
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.
Anyone with hands on experience in setting up long haul VPNs over the Internet knows it is not a pleasant exercise. Even if you factor out the complexity of appliances and the need to work with old relics like IPSec, managing latency, packet loss and high availability remains a huge problem on the Internet. Service providers also know this (and make billions on MPLS).
The digital business is all about speed. Time to develop new products, deliver them to the market, and respond to a change in business conditions or the competitive landscape. Technology is how speed happens, and IT must enable the business to get things done. Automation, agility, elasticity, and flexibility are some of the traits of the modern IT infrastructure, which is already demonstrated via the increased usage of cloud computing.
In this expert e-guide, CIO and principal analyst John Burke of Nemertes Research discusses what key considerations to keep in mind when updating your network infrastructure with SD-WAN. Plus, explore a Q&A with CIO Matt Minetola about how his teams over at Travelport Mindset underwent a digital transformation journey.
Why has there been such a sudden explosion of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in security? The truth is that these technologies have been underpinning many security tools for years. Frankly, both tools are necessary precisely because there has been such a rapid increase in the number and complexity of attacks.
Mobile devices and cloud-based applications that empower teams to work anywhere have been a boon for business productivity, agility, and innovation. However, this new way of working presents a new challenge for cybersecurity teams: securing mobile devices accessing cloud applications that store sensitive data outside the control of on-premises security solutions.
From the proliferation of body cameras and video to predictive analytics and the emerging potential of FirstNet and 5G, public safety organizations are on the cusp of a technology revolution. “Public safety organizations are in transition,” says Gary Buonacorsi, chief technology officer for state and local government at Dell EMC. “Their challenge is how to manage, deploy and secure these technologies.”
Security Operations Center (SOC) teams are responsible for monitoring, detecting, containing, and remediating IT threats across critical applications, devices, and systems in their public and private cloud environments as well as physical locations. Using a variety of technologies and processes, Security Operations Center (SOC) teams rely on the latest threat intelligence to determine whether an active threat is occurring, the scope of the impact, and the appropriate remediation.
IDC anticipates that in the next two years, the number of “digitally determined” organizations with a fully integrated enterprise wide technology architecture will grow from 46% to over 90%. Through massive tech industry growth bolstered by 3rd Platform solutions, digitally motivated businesses are getting more precise in their messaging, targeting customer needs, and bringing new experiences to market through digital transformation (DX).
The role of backup and secondary storage is changing in the data center. … Leverage the power of hyperconverged infrastructure for backup and secondary storage. Simplify management, operational efficiency and support. Predict scalability with granular application recovery.
Data is the key to everything. Make sure it’s backed up, protected and available from legacy apps to cloud workloads and everything in between. Think about how your company is facing this change. Are you able to make your data — your key to success — always available?
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many opportunities and a new world of data management and security challenges for organizations. First, IoT changes the breadth of what we connect regarding the type of devices. These devices could be as simple as a sensor or as complex as a supercomputer.
Data protection is about understanding potential risks to your data and how to take action if they materialize. But how do you balance what your organization needs to get work done with what it needs to keep data safe? These nine steps will walk you through how to implement data protection controls that are both measurably effective and practical for your day-to-day, and pinpoint opportunities to fortify your solution with risk-adaptive data protection.
Mobile devices and cloud-based applications that empower teams to work anywhere have been a boon for business productivity, agility, and innovation. However, this new way of working presents a new challenge for cyber-security teams: securing mobile devices accessing cloud applications that store sensitive data outside the control of on-premises security solutions.
IMPROVING YOUR BACK OFFICE (THROUGH FINANCIAL PROCESSES) CAN DRIVE SMB GROWTH 5 WAYS FINANCE TEAMS CAN HELP. ARE YOU PULLING AHEAD, BARELY KEEPING UP, OR FALLING BEHIND? SMBs CAN USE THE BACK OFFICE TO DRIVE BOTTOMLINE GROWTH.
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is the backbone of the business. It ties together the remote locations, headquarters and data centers into an integrated network. Yet, the role of the WAN has evolved in recent years. Beyond physical locations, we now need to provide optimized and secure access to Cloud-based resources for a global and mobile workforce. The existing WAN optimization and security solutions, designed for physical locations and point-to-point architectures, are stretched to support this transformation.
Robust security programs are more accessible, affordable, and capable than ever before, helping confront a deluge of new regulations and cyber threats. While most midsize enterprises have conventional firewalls and intrusion detection products in place, countless others have eschewed more robust security solutions and services. They’ve justified their hands-off approach with a variety of misconceptions and excuses.
One size does not fit all when it comes to meeting VMware-based virtual machine (VM) data protection requirements. Costs must be kept in check while shrinking recovery time and meeting recovery point objectives. IT professionals are pressured to deliver near-zero data loss and near-zero application downtime. They also need to comply with data privacy regulations such as the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Finally, the IT professional must develop strategies that protect against increasingly tenacious ransomware attacks.
If you’re about to take an analytic crack at unfiltered terabytes or even petabytes of complex, unstructured data, it can stay in a public cloud provider like Amazon Web Services, said Judith Hurwitz. The consultant and author of numerous IT books, including several in the For Dummies instructional series, said analyzing big data in the cloud often works “because you’re still in the process of separating the wheat from the chaf,” so there’s no reason for the extra security of keeping it in-house. “It has not become mission-critical at that point,” Hurwitz said.
The industry regularly waxes lyrical about the value of data, but in our Voice of the Enterprise: Storage data we see that organizations have considerable expectations when it comes to how much data can be lost in an outage and how quickly data or workloads must be recovered. While there is a clear and logical hierarchy in importance between mission-critical, business-critical and noncritical applications and data, many organizations are unwilling to tolerate long periods of downtime for even noncritical data.
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.