White Paper: Avere Systems
How Hybrid Cloud NAS(Network Attached Storage) is changing the way storage is managed? Delivering greater performance and scalability to hybrid cloud infrastructures, a hybrid cloud platform provides the flexibility to integrate the existing NAS architectures with Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) without relinquishing execution. With ongoing development of file system and caching technologies, this white paper explains the advantage of bridging the AWS storage and compute cloud services to strategically leverage cloud compute, storage, or both. This Virtual Edge filer (vFXT), a software-only file system bridges AWS storage and compute cloud services giving the ability to strategically leverage cloud compute and storage efficiently. To make the sustainable decisions to manage the growing demands of unstructured data, this agile cloud NAS together with AWS helps in simplifying big data storage and management while gaining performance and value from storage. This whitepaper addresses the following questions: How to manage the increasingly complex enterprise data storage? How to get faster and more accessible data using a hybrid cloud NAS? What are the features and advantages of this hybrid cloud NAS? How can organizations leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud and this hybrid cloud NAS platform?
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: Catapult Systems
To ensure long term success in the cloud, certain key factors must be followed and the enterprise can take advantage of the continuously expanding and changing computing space. While no IT manager will simply jump headlong into cloud deployment, many are likely to omit or under-utilize key factors that ensure near- and long-term success. Hence in order to have long term success in this complex area, you need to know: -What are the key factors involved in cloud computing for long term success? -What are the goals of the cloud initiative? What is the end-result that the organization is looking for? -What are the major security issues in cloud computing? -What are the advantages of cloud computing? Read this informative whitepaper that presents the success factors and discusses the best way to use them to build a foundation for engaging with the cloud that will serve the company now and in the future.
The Value of Simple, Automated and Customizable Cloud Migration
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.