White Paper: Redislabs
Enterprises are increasingly embracing the cloud to run their core mission-critical systems because of the operational simplicity, economics, and agility it offers. There are a variety of different paths to the cloud, including various migration methods and service providers. As you journey to the cloud, it is important to select the path that matches your business goals. In this paper, we’ll dive into optimal cloud strategies and analyze what to look for when searching for a new provider. Learn what path will lead your business to a successful cloud transition. Top Reasons to Download: Understand which cloud strategy best fits your organization’s needs. When to migrate applications versus when to build cloud-native applications. How to leverage DbaaS to maximize operational simplicity, cost benefits, and release velocity. Understand when to graduate from open source databases to enterprise databases.
White Paper: Schneider Electric
The New Era of Edge Computing It is fair to say that Edge computing is becoming a new norm alongside the traditional centralized data center. “Edge computing delivers the decentralized complement to today’s hyperscale cloud and legacy data centers.” Gartner - The Edge Completes the Cloud: A Gartner Trend Insight Report, 14 September 2018. As the Edge moves from a buzzword to a tangible computing ecosystem that needs resources, tools, and love, more and more questions around monitoring and management of distributed IT equipment arise. While familiar with critical facility management, many of the IT, facilities and data center managers with whom we speak are still figuring out how they will manage remote, increasingly critical, edge computing environments. • “Do we need a new tool to manage our edge infrastructure, or can we make do with what we already have?” • “If we do need a tool, which one?” • “And how to choose the right one?” Whether this is your first time looking for an IT infrastructure management solution, or you’re looking to expand your organization’s existing capabilities, this guide will provide you with experts’ advice to make the best possible choice. We’ve done our best to create a resource that’s relevant regardless of size, industry or maturity. We’ve tried to keep this guide vendor-agnostic, but, because we’ve been helping IT managers like you for over 30 years, we’ve selectively sprinkled in links to tools that might be helpful if you want to dig deeper on certain questions. We hope you find it helpful! This guide shares the key steps companies should take before buying and deploying an edge infrastructure management solution.
White Paper: Schneider Electric
Deployments for distributed IT are typically relegated to small confined rooms, closets, or even on the office floor. However, as businesses grow and rely more on edge computing applications, IT downtime has a greater impact on the business. An interview with a small food distributor exemplifies this sensitivity. As this food distributor gained more customers, they realized it wasn't possible to fulfill orders accurately and on time without their IT systems. Downtime of these systems would not only interrupt their distribution schedules, but would cause restaurants to place last minute orders. Restaurants need only a few missed deliveries to have a good reason to seek a new distributor. The following are some example causes of downtime that were uncovered in this research: • The wrong server was unplugged. The IT admin thought he had traced the correct power cord to the tower server. The "rat's nest" of power and network cabling significantly increased the likelihood of this error. Dual-power supplies later became a standard specification for critical IT gear to avoid this type of human error. • A server error for high temperature forced a shutdown of the system. • A few pieces of IT gear turned off during a brief power outage. It was later discovered that the equipment was never plugged into the installed UPS. This was most likely due to the disorganized cabling behind the rack. • A cleaning person unplugged a server to plug in the vacuum cleaner. • A power outage caused all the systems in a branch office IT rack to go down. The IT admin arrived later to discover that the UPS had been signaling for some time that it had a bad battery that required replacement. As with many businesses, especially small businesses, it takes a downtime event or a series of close calls to finally invest in improving the availability of IT operations. In many cases, this spurs new IT upgrade projects. An upgrade project is the optimum opportunity to assess the physical infrastructure required to support IT, however, our research suggests that IT managers often lack the time to research and specify an appropriate solution and the plan for deploying it. We addressed these two needs in two papers. This white paper provides practical guidance on how to improve the IT availability at these sites, while White Paper 174, Practical Options for Deploying Small Server Rooms and Micro Data Centers, describes a practical plan for deploying a micro data center at one or more locations. Furthermore, you should perform a health assessment to ensure old equipment is modernized as discussed in White Paper 272, A Framework for How to Modernize Data Center Facility Infrastructure.
Benefits of Cloud Computing for the Enterprise Systems
White Paper: FPT Software
Cloud computing the "Next Big Thing" in IT infrastructure, promises new levels of efficiency, flexibility and cost savings. Business enterprises can transform their business models and gain a competitive edge through early adoption of cloud computing technologies. Early adoption of the cloud provides enterprises with an opportunity to transform their business models. Though cost reduction is one of the benefits, enterprises stand to gain from other benefits that come from having a flexible IT infrastructure. Further, through the adoption of cloud, organizations can build virtual and "open" business processes that enable its various stakeholders including customers, business partners and suppliers to connect and do business more seamlessly. In the end, a move to the cloud requires a well-planned strategy considering many business and technical constraints that needs to be mitigated. The cloud is here to stay, so better make most of the benefits that it has to offer. Download the guide now to discover: Best cloud transformation practices based on real world experiences How and why should companies move to cloud? How can cloud computing help with efficiency? Cloud migration strategies for enterprises How cloud computing can shift a company investment model from CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) to OPEX (Operating Expense)?
What Does The Future Hold For Cloud Communications?
White Paper: Modality Systems
Control and security challenges will never disappear, but economies of scale are delivering an inevitable shift from on premises infrastructure to Cloud services. The idea of sourcing Unified Communications as a Cloud service is rapidly becoming main-stream, as the UC providers learn to integrate and bundle UC tools, and deliver them as a service. So what exactly is driving Unified Communications into the Cloud? In a nutshell, the Cloud is taking the technical difficulty out of UC. It enables UC providers to package them as a bespoke suite to serve the needs of specific customers. This whitepaper explores about the future of Cloud communications in Australia. In this Cloud White Paper: Enabling UC to deliver Workstream Collaboration What is UCaaS? Trends in Cloud UC over the Next 3-5 years UCaaS Pain Points for Enterprise Customers
Hybrid Cloud Storage: Making Your Move to the Cloud
White Paper: Quantum
Hybrid Cloud storage has features of both Public and Private Cloud implementations, connected at various points to allow business users and applications to access storage via either of the two infrastructures as determined by IT or corporate policy. Moving data to the cloud is actually cheaper, can be expanded interminably and needs less attention; but how much data can a company realistically park in cloud storage? With an effective Hybrid Cloud storage solution, you can choose the best match for your workload requirements at any time, and rebalance them as your needs change. This whitepaper provides insights on how the promise of the cloud is playing out, both positively and negatively, through its various implementations. In this whitepaper, the main focus is on cloud storage. It highlights: Immediate and long-term benefits of different cloud models Potential downsides of the cloud models Different cloud storage options available Finding which of the cloud storage options is the best
White Paper: Qualys [NASDAQ: QLYS]
Today, the cloud-based security services are expected to be a “new area of growth.” The adoption of cloud solutions is driven by the need to innovate, simplify and cut costs. Avoiding the cost and the complexity of traditional software is one of the reasons why cloud services has become a mainstream delivery method for security solutions. This whitepaper explains how you can use cloud-based security to protect your network and ensure compliance without breaking the bank. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Why smaller organizations are vulnerable Common approaches to security are too expensive Cloud-based security is more affordable & effective Seizing other benefits of cloud-based security Continuous security and compliance solutions
White Paper: Navigator Management Partners
As your organization plans for and prepares to implement a cloud ERP solution, it’s worthwhile to consider a number of key activities to do in advance of even selecting a software solution provider and implementation services provider. Starting your new cloud based ERP with less historical data will always be recommended by software vendors and implementers and that may actually work for your organization, but you won’t know until you’ve done some analysis and thinking and have involved the right people. This whitepaper talks about the pre-implementation tasks and activities for cloud ERP solution that will allow you to more efficiently work with your software vendor and implementation partner. It addresses key questions like: What are the outcomes of the change management assessment? What are the key areas of opportunity to do Implementation Readiness for a Cloud ERP Solution? What are the activities recommended for change preparation and planning?
White Paper: Parallels
For CIOs and CEOs, cloud computing security is still a hot topic for discussion. The debate continues as to whether a public, private or hybrid cloud approach is best. While there are complex factors that can inform a decision between public or private cloud, security is the biggest. Choosing public vs private cloud services can be challenging, it is important to analyze the differences between applications virtualized in a private cloud and those in a public cloud. This white paper compares public and private clouds in contrast to the basic elements, features and benefits that both delivers. This White Paper highlights: How Public and Private Cloud deployment models differs? Cloud Computing Security — Hosted or Local Applications? The trends in Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud: Which is right for you? An Overview on Security with Private Cloud Computing Implementing Private Cloud Computing with minimal effort and seamless end user experience
White Paper: Avere Systems
Employing hybrid cloud architecture can help IT departments more easily address both technical and business challenges. The availability of so much functionality and economy in High-Performance computing begs the question—why aren’t more organizations moving their HPC clusters to the cloud? This whitepaper discusses common HPC-environment challenges and outlines solutions that can help IT professionals deliver best-in-class HPC cloud solutions without undue stress and organizational chaos. The whitepaper: Identifies current issues that stress IT teams and existing infrastructure across industries and HPC applications Describes how to leverage cloud services as part of an overall computation approach Talks about data management in a cloud-based world Highlights how cloud orchestration works to automate and align computing with specific goals and objectives
10 Steps To User Experience Success: Microsoft Office 365
White Paper: AppNeta
Communicating the value of Office 365 to your organization, before beginning of the migration, is a challenge in itself. Before beginning your migration, you need to ensure the foundation you plan to run Office 365 on is robust and can withstand the connectivity and bandwidth necessary to deliver a critical application to your target end users. This whitepaper ensures that you get on the right track with understanding, planning and optimizing your Office 365 migration. It highlights: Key metrics for SaaS app performance monitoring Minimizing Office 365 Migration Impact on Your Critical Applications Ensuring adoption of Office 365 Explore User Experience in the Cloud
How to Execute a Data-Driven Approach to the Cloud: Essential Insights for Successful Cloud Migration and Management
White Paper: Cloudamize
Whether you're planning your cloud migration strategy or already in the cloud, making accurate cloud decisions requires a deep analytical approach. Making the right cloud decisions on an ongoing basis to consistently achieve optimal performance at the lowest cost isn’t easy - or even possible - without having highly precise analytics to guide you, and making the wrong decisions can have disastrous consequences. This paper discusses how to identify which cloud provider will provide the best cost and performance benefits for your organization and helps to determine which applications to move to the cloud vs. keep on-premises. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Main stages of an ongoing, strategic cloud journey Primary objectives to achieve and top questions to ask at each stage of cloud process Which analytics you need at each stage in order to make the best decisions
White Paper: AppNeta
Although cloud computing has revolutionized the way we store and access data, the adoption of cloud computing is not free from issues and concerns. When planning a move to a cloud-based infrastructure, or a hybrid cloud infrastructure, you may not actually be packing boxes and folding up unused cables, but you should be getting ready for a change. Let’s explore some of the challenges and concerns you'll face as you move to a cloud-based infrastructure in this whitepaper. It highlights: The cloud is complex- Be proactive with performance monitoring in the cloud Data centers and clouds need a good connection- Evaluate performance management tools The cloud still requires monitoring- Cloud monitoring has to be continuous, Hence these are the top challenges of moving to the cloud that you should watch out for!
White Paper: CloudCheckr
Planning and understanding the AWS costs and cloud consumption is an essential part of realizing the benefits offered by the AWS Cloud. In this changing IT world, new challenges come along with the latest trends, one of which being the management of AWS costs within a dynamic virtual environment. This can be overcome through the AWS cost management tools as well as methods to have clear visibility into capacity, utilizations and costs. This whitepaper discusses the benefits associated with using AWS, and examines how AWS management tools can turbo-charge your organization’s cloud investment. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Multiple Pricing Models: Savings and overall benefits of moving your data center into the AWS Cloud Controlling Dynamic IT: Offers great AWS cost benefits and ROI Resource Utilization: Start small and scale your capacity as your demand changes in size in AWS Cloud
White Paper: RM Dayton Analytics
Can High Volume and Velocity Big Data Applications Run Successfully on a Cloud Platform? Some of the world’s largest companies are mothballing their behemoth in-house applications running on massively parallel processing databases in favor of cloud platforms. Whether on premise or off, you need to align the right set of skills when deploying big data in the cloud. Read this executive briefing whitepaper to see real-world examples of the technologies and platforms that are being deployed on cloud platforms. It’s highlights: What skills do you need in deploying big data in the cloud? What is a data lake? What are some of the technologies being used in near- and real-time large-scale cloud applications?
White Paper: CloudLIMS
Cloud based Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) guarantees a limitless expansion for lab automation at an affordable price and thus, removes the existing bottlenecks for business growth in today's unpredictable economic times and with evolving cloud computing technologies, This white paper on “LIMS Implementation” is for those bio-banks, clinical research and food & beverage testing labs which are incognizant of the benefits of cloud computing for managing laboratory operations. It addresses some of the most crucial questions like: Why is cloud becoming the best choice for every lab, planning a LIMS implementation? How to scale and rapidly configure LIMS using cloud based SaaS? How can you successfully implement Laboratory information Management System (LIMS)? What is the best effective method of mitigating risks in a well-designed LIMS system? What are the most common LIMS implementation mistakes and how to avoid them?
White Paper: Secure Infrastructure And Services
Moving your computing infrastructure to the cloud has countless benefits for your business including increased productivity and mobilized workforce capability, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions. With Cloud Computing becoming more widely utilized, it is important for organizations to understand ways to maximize benefits and minimize risks of moving to the cloud. There is a long list of reasons how computing model can benefit businesses . This whitepaper on ''Cloud computing'' describes the top nine reasons you should consider when moving your business infrastructure to the cloud: Lower Operating Costs: Eliminates being charged the same as another organization that uses more computing power or storage space in order to move to the cloud Scalability: Enables an organization to easily scale up or down as their business needs grow or change while migrating to the cloud. Advanced Technology: Helping SMBs to keep up with the latest and greatest technology to best serve their clients Rapid Implementation: Implementation is an essentially turnkey for the enterprises when moving to the cloud Download this informative whitepaper that comprehensively details the significant benefits of Cloud Computing and the reasons for switching your Infrastructure to the cloud based business model.
White Paper: Storage Made Easy
Evaluation of the Enterprise File Share and Sync (EFSS) Market gives an overview of the market from a different perspective and also an outline of how the private Enterprise File Share and Sync solution fits within this market. This informative whitepaper focuses on providing an enterprise class secure private file share and sync solution that has a lot of market presence and unique and innovative features that are unlikely to be found in other solutions. Learn more about: Gartner magic quadrant enterprise file synchronization and sharing Latest EFSS market trends Understanding enterprise file synchronization and sharing market How to choose a file sync and share tool that fits
Hybrid Cloud Computing: Cloud File Server Overview
White Paper: Storage Made Easy
Hybrid Cloud computing essentially continues to offer businesses all the benefits associated with the public cloud whilst enabling them to continue to have choices of storing certain types of data privately. This hybrid cloud computing white paper guides on how hybrid cloud file server can be used by businesses to achieve their objectives, creating a virtual, cloud server managed by you - the service provider. This white paper on ''Hybrid Cloud Computing '' covers: What is a hybrid cloud file server? What are its solution features? How can hybrid cloud application help to solve the challenge of information aggregation, management, and control of all the companies of Information Clouds, from a single unique view? How can hybrid cloud computing serve your enterprise IT strategy? By intregating a cloud file server, you can reap the benefits such as: The Cloud File Server enables special folders to be set that all users in the company can instantly access. Secure Email Cloud File Sharing features The Cloud File Server enables unified access permissions for access across all Clouds that are mapped and exposed to the user base.
The CIO's Guide To Service Management In The Mobile Era
White Paper: EasyVista
Are you focused on service management and partnering for success? A service management platform is one that automates and personalizes service delivery for employees and other end users—without a line of code.A modern service management solution, can aid you to make your services integrated, created and delivered for today’s demanding users. This whitepaper answers the queries you should do while selecting the right service management provider is built to help you now and in the future to manage an increasingly mobile, social, cloud enabled, and analytics-driven workforce or it will fall short of that capability. How service management will enable your end users, and will they use it? What resources are required to implement service management system and manage it? What does it take to design a new service: installing and managing technology to creating and managing services. Besides IT, what other services can it manage? How well can it meet the needs of my globally dispersed organization? It gives deep insight into creating a service management strategy for your organization that will bring you the benefits of IT service management with solutions to common problems delivering quality integrated cross-platform services.
Rethinking Recovery for Distributed and Cloud Databases: A Versioned Database Future
White Paper: Datos IO
Enterprise-grade recovery capabilities for distributed and cloud databases is a necessity. It is no exaggeration to say modern enterprises cannot run without business applications and underlying databases. To unlock enterprise value from their data, organizations must be sure that the data can be managed and recovered over its lifecycle. It is imperative that businesses fill these data recovery gaps to benefit from the best of both worlds and to scale their adoption across the enterprise and for their core applications. Knowing more about the perfect platform, which is rethinking recovery for the world of scale-out databases, is a requirement. What are some most common distributed database recovery issues? What are some best traditional database recovery techniques that are out in market? What are the trends that will shape application and infrastructure availability? What is the exact criteria for selecting the right database management system? What are the data warehouse disruptions in the database market? What are the major database-centric backup/recovery problems? How can you manage data for transactions and analytics? This whitepaper lays out five steps towards distributed database design to ensure your project matches up with requirements from inception, through the development life cycle and to deployment.
White Paper: Sierra Monitor Corporation
Smart cloud-connected devices are changing how value is created for customers, how companies compete, and how it can be helpful in reshaping the industry structure into a cloud connected IIoT environment. Secure IIoT On-Ramp Suites are designed to accelerate the transformation of industrial devices into smart, cloud-connected devices. This informative whitepaper outlines four simple steps in using IIoT On-Ramp Suite; and in making it simple rather than daunting to develop a roadmap towards a smart, cloud-connected IIoT environment. This technical whitepaper answers about: What smart, cloud-connected products are and how they can redefine the industry boundaries? How smart cloud-connected devices are transforming companies and their competition? What are the steps involved in transforming semi-smart products into smart, cloud-connected products using the IIoT On-Ramp Suite? Consumer IoT vs industrial IoT: What are the traditional distinctions between consumer IoT and industrial IoT? What the Consumer IoT can teach the IIoT?
White Paper: Oniqua Intelligent MRO
Warehouse Inventory management and rationalization helps upstream oil and gas companies keep assets running more productively and safely. Rationalizing maintenance inventory with analytics optimizes warehouse management by optimizing space, resource time, and eliminates the compulsion to overstock. Warehouse Inventory management and rationalization helps upstream oil and gas companies keep assets running more productively and safely. How to effectively rationalize spare parts inventories at the business unit level, across onshore and offshore warehouse facilities for the needs of upstream oil and gas companies? Read this whitepaper on Warehouse Inventory Management to learn how the analytics assisted process helps upstream oil and gas companies to: • Boost offshore warehouse efficiency and safety • Maximize offshore storage space • Achieve high service levels while avoiding inventory build up This whitepaper sees how well-managed spares inventories help oil and gas companies to meet its objectives.
White Paper: g3g
The G3G HANA Cloud deployment provides the flexibility to trial new technology and leverages the “always on” cloud to showcase innovations to your business. SAP HANA is the new “norm” for SAP and as part of your roadmap planning we can aid your decision making process and adoption through a migration proof of concept in the G3G HANA Cloud. Read this whitepaper on “G3G Cloud Deployment” to know more about: Planning your migration journey to SAP HANA Moving parts or all of your SAP HANA solution into the G3G Cloud Supplementing your on premise solution with G3G HANA Cloud services SAP Basis Managed Services to supplement your existing team or provide holiday cover Read this whitepaper that brings you different cloud deployment strategies and the benefits of the cloud deployment models and services.
White Paper: g3g
SAP Support services are offered for continuous improvement of SAP solution-based landscapes and to optimize all business related processes. You need a partner who will ensure that your SAP environment becomes a real business enabler, not a business constraint. Download this descriptive whitepaper on “Global SAP Support Services” and learn how to get the best from your SAP program. It focuses on: What does your company require from SAP support services? How can you build the support package tailored to your needs by combining sap support services and commercial terms? How can the sap support services help develop your existing SAP environment? Get the consistent and seamless support you need for all your SAP solutions!
Cloud Computing Success Demands the Right Cloud Connectivity
White Paper: GTT Communications
Cloud connectivity has moved beyond the tipping point, with the majority of enterprises using some form of cloud computing in their business. The white paper on “Cloud computing success demands the right cloud connectivity” highlights why it is critically important for enterprises to use private cloud connectivity, rather than the public Internet, to access their IT applications and services residing in the cloud. In this white paper, GTT explains that a cloud solution is only as good as the network that supports it. Key takeaways from it: Fast provisioning and service turn-ups enhance enterprise agility and cloud connectivity Transparent access protects existing hardware and software investments Reliable, secure network technology means reliable, secure cloud connectivity The right network connectivity is essential to enterprise cloud computing success
The Future of Contact Centers Rests on the Edge
White Paper: 3clogic
The future of contact center are more likely to get augmented with “edge” computing and the ability to meet today’s requirements while preparing for tomorrow’s is already within reach. In the case of contact centers, putting the combined burden of media processing of multichannel platforms (voice, email, chat, text) and the exponential levels of data generated, processed, and stored for every interactive communication in the cloud is by no means a small undertaking. But it is possible. In this white paper, discover how a unique distributed approach to cloud contact centers can enhance business continuity, resilience, security, and big data analysis. Key takeaways from this white paper on “The future of contact centers rests on the edge” : The growing concern for contact center Hosted cloud and on-premise not so different The solution with “edge” computing (fog computing) to the challenges faced by the contact center industry How “edge” computing can power tomorrow’s contact center
White Paper: Jive Communications
The significant benefits of Cloud voice combined with its lower cost explain its emerging status as the dominant solution for today’s government organizations and workforce. As the industry landscape continues to evolve and take shape, it is becoming increasingly clear that Cloud voice service will represent the business standard. Read this whitepaper to get the answer, whether on-premises or cloud-based voice solutions will best serve for your organization’s communication needs. This whitepaper outlines the value presented by cloud voice, distinguishing the differences in cloud vs. on-premises systems in terms of lower cost, greater reliability, and enhanced productivity. Key takeaways from this whitepaper on “WHY MOVE VOICE TO THE CLOUD”: Benefits of deploying Cloud voice over existing broadband networks Powerful Unified Communications features offered by Cloud Voice Cloud-based voice solutions for today’s government organizations and workforce Cost savings and upgrades in features and usability available for voice in the cloud
White Paper: Acumatica
Acumatica is a web-based financial and business management system that can improve the productivity of your organization. The software Acumatica runs on servers in your private network or hosted on the Internet so it can be used from anywhere. Acumatica is designed to be used by any size company- from small companies with specialized requirements through large companies with multiple entities. Read this technical whitepaper, “Why Choose Acumatica“, to learn more about: How Acumatica integrates ERP and CRM into one solution Top reasons why Acumatica is cost effective Top ways Acumatica can improve your business Robust set of core financial platform benefits and CRM features of Acumatica This whitepaper on Acumatica brings you a cost-effective way to improve your business using web-based financial and business management software.
White Paper: Kenandy
Moving to Cloud ERP system gives you a great avenue to rethink the way your company does business. Cloud-based ERP provides a platform ideal for global agility and empowers users to respond quickly in today’s global economy. This white paper explains why manufacturing and product companies are primed to move their ERP systems to the cloud. Read this today to learn: The challenges product companies are facing today Three strategic reasons why product companies are moving to cloud ERP What you should expect from your ERP in the cloud today Why is it the Time to Rethink Your ERP System and move to cloud ERP? Having your ERP system on the cloud gives you entirely new ways to cut costs, be more productive and make your customers happy. With a cloud-based ERP system, you’re energizing an entire community of experts around the world — your business partners — to make your enterprise more efficient.
White Paper: River Meadow Software
For a majority of companies, from small and medium-sized businesses to large enterprises, migrating data center workloads to the cloud is rapidly becoming a key priority. However, organizations are struggling to perform server workload migrations and cloud on-boarding in a comprehensive, seamless and timely manner. They face obstacles in terms of the complexity of manual migration processes, how to migrate one workload type to another platform and the necessity to avoid cloud sprawl, to name a few. In addition, most customers' data center infrastructures are a complex amalgamation of systems with competing resource efficiencies. Often, these environments consist of physical servers with different operating systems, distinct virtualization and private cloud platforms, and myriad network and storage complexities. Moreover, manual server workload migration and cloud on-boarding is inherently difficult without the proper tools to help facilitate deployment.