This document is written for IT decision makers, architects, engineers, and application owners who make architectural decisions for hybrid deployments. The architecture described in this document is for large and medium-sized businesses that are considering hybrid cloud solutions. This document is also useful for service providers that deliver hybrid cloud services to businesses.
If you’ve worked in IT for very long, you’ve seen a lot of changes as businesses have started the journey to cloud. As an IT professional, you have a choice. You can fight the change (good luck with that!) and try to keep all technologies on-premise, or you can accept the change and help your company make a successful transition.
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The internet, and more recently cloud computing, has made a huge number of changes in the way many individuals today live their lives. Cloud computing has had a huge impact on both personal and business use of the internet, making it easier for individuals and groups to collaborate, safely store data and information, host websites, and much more without having to even think about a physical server or physical storage devices.
Cloud computing is fast becoming essential in education. As a matter of fact, 9 out of 10 educational institutions are using it today. Online institutions now use remote servers to store, manage, and process their educational materials. Students, who are not required to store the materials in their computers, then access this data from any location using any device they wish.
Ctac, and IT service provider, wanted to enable its customers to gain the advantages of real-time analytics without imposing high up-front investments in new infrastructure. Could it build a platform that could deliver outstanding performance and at the same time be capable of scaling in capacity as more customers took up the solution?
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In many organizations, IT support seems to follow a corollary of Moore’s Law in which the number of support tickets — rather than the number of transistors — doubles every two years. Even companies that experience slower growth find that tickets ultimately proliferate and threaten to overwhelm their IT support teams if they haven’t kept their ticket management systems and processes up to date. You can avoid that fate by following the 10 steps below to keep tickets manageable, resolve them quickly and provide an amazing help desk and ticket management experience.
Law firms face special challenges when it comes to data management and storage. Several of these unique demands are based on the fact that most firms’ day-to-day data management has switched to electronic data, with less being manually printed out on paper. Within this context, law firms must differentiate between several types of critical and sensitive information including the firm’s business data, attorney case material, and client eDiscovery data. Each of these types of data comes in through different avenues, which makes finding and storing specific data harder and more time consuming because of the lack of centralization.
Which is the best platform to build an eCommerce website, is the principal thing that strikes your mind in the event that you are wanting to open up an online store. There is an extensive variety of eCommerce platform accessible today. The size and usefulness of a web based business eCommerce website is the deciding consider picking the right platform.
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Experts estimate that at least 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day. That’s an astronomical amount of data to be stored. One study revealed that managing storage growth is the dominant pain point for 79 percent of IT professionals. To help remedy this situation, VMware released its virtual SAN in March of 2014. Almost three years after its introduction, where is it now?
Myths prevail in the IT industry just as they do in every other facet of life. One common myth is that mid-sized workloads, exemplified by smaller versions of mission critical applications, are only to be found in mid-size companies. The reality is mid-sized workloads exist in businesses of all sizes.
The direction of technology both follows and influences the direction of business. The tools enterprises need to compete, improve, adapt, solve problems, and succeed are supplied by technology. Sometimes, technology even supplies new opportunities, such as when a technological advance leads to the creation of a new marketplace. The Internet is by far the most powerful example of this in the past 50 years.
According to industry analysts, more than 50 percent of IT spending will be cloud-based by 2018. IBM research confirms that 75 percent of enterprises in the US plan to increase cloud investment, which means they already have made some initial investments in this technology. Skyrocketing demand for cloud services has brought many different types of technology suppliers into the cloud IT services delivery game, ratchet-ing up competition.
When running an e-commerce website, downtime is the equivalent of locking your doors to the public. Not only are you not doing business, but you’re also actively pushing your customers into the arms of the competition. Amazon found that every 100 milliseconds of downtime cost them one percent in sales, and Google found that an extra .5 seconds in search page generation time dropped site traffic by 20 percent. Slow performance affects everything from individual transactions to customer retention, and ultimately revenue. E-commerce businesses simply cannot afford to suffer a slip in performance.
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There are more online stores than ever as we get nearer to 2017; far more than when we experienced a dot-com boom back in 2000. People are appreciating the advantages offered by maintaining online businesses, which is why the market is saturated and very competitive.
A lot of companies used to struggle with storing and sharing important information amongst its employees when technology was not as advanced as it is today. However, as numerous advancements have been made, businesses are now in a position to collect all sorts of data with a variety of online software solutions. This has caused quite a lot of change in the business world as the companies receive the benefits of this system, such as improved employee knowledge, improved workflow, flexibility, accessibility and scalability. All these facts are the main reasons why cloud-based knowledge base software is the perfect solution for database management in a company.
While the rapid growth of the market is generally seen as a benefit to cloud providers, the uptick could also introduce some challenges. The success of the cloud industry has attracted many businesses, creating a crowded market. This oversaturation must drive businesses to establish an expertise and hone in on a smaller segment of the market. By doing this, brands will differentiate themselves from others and gain clout in the smaller subset of the industry.
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Multiple agencies across the U.S. government are paying closer attention to the software they are buying. More specifically, they want to know what open source and third party components were used to build the software applications. Read this article to learn more about this report
As you probably know, convincing executives about anything can be extremely difficult in business. They are often disconnected from the way things actually are in the lower levels of the company, and when it comes to topics such as cloud computing, they may not have any knowledge at all. Convincing these executives about how important security is in the cloud can be very difficult, but it can be done. Here are a few tips on how to get it through to these c-suite employees.
The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance: The Fastest Path to Software-Defined Data Center Benefits and Hybrid Cloud EfficienciesOctober 17, 2016 No Comments
Though barely out of its infancy, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) has become a golden child within the IT ecosystem. Its simplicity and scalability have opened the door to software-defined data center (SDDC) capabilities at companies of all sizes, providing performance capabilities that once required enterprise-level resources to implement. It has become the great equalizer for hybrid cloud access. HCI’s ascent has been remarkable; it was only a few years ago that IT organizations were cautiously experimenting with such compact and powerful appliances – taking small, measured steps toward integrating these cloud-ready devices into data center operations.
with Shashi Kiran, QualiIT Briefcase conducted the following Q&A with Quali Chief Marketing Officer Shashi Kiran to get a better understanding about the beneficial uses of cloud sandboxes as the DevOps trend continues to take hold and gain industry momentum. Read More >>>