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Many enterprise and government IT organizations are realizing the benefits of cloud computing by extending IT delivery and management processes across private and public cloud services. But they are often challenged with balancing the need for centralized cloud governance without stifling user-driven innovation. This strategy requires an approach that fundamentally reshapes how IT is delivered today, shifting the focus from infrastructure to services aggregation, and mixing and matching the best services for meeting organizations’ current and future needs. For enterprises, the IT as a Service (ITaaS) model is a means for IT organizations to unify cloud services delivery and management so they can speed innovation, collaborate on a global scale, reduce operational costs, and grow the bottom line - while ensuring consistent cloud governance. Last week we discussed ho... (more)

The Benefits of Hybrid IT | @CloudExpo @SolarWinds #AWS #BigData #AI #DX

The Benefits of Hybrid IT: Expectations vs. Reality Hybrid IT is today's reality, and while its implementation may seem daunting at times, more and more organizations are migrating to the cloud. In fact, according to SolarWinds 2017 IT Trends Index: Portrait of a Hybrid IT Organization 95 percent of organizations have migrated crucial applications to the cloud in the past year. As such, it's in every IT professional's best interest to know what to expect. Certainly, every business has a varying expectation of what they'd like to gain by migrating applications or infrastructure to the cloud, but the most compelling incentives are by far the opportunity to achieve a simplified management process, faster deployment, or a cost efficiency that benefits their bottom line. Unfortunately, for many organizations, achieving these benefits isn't always easy-or even the reali... (more)

[session] Hybrid Cloud-Based Apps | @CloudExpo @Cedexis #APM #Monitoring

Ensuring High-Availability for Hybrid Cloud-Based Apps The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making real-time decisions based on a combination of real user monitoring, synthetic testing, APM, NGINX / local load balancers, and other data sources, is critical. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Simon Jones, Evangelist and head of marketing for Cedexis, will show you how easy it can be to leverage these disparate data sourc... (more)

Hybrid and Multicloud Environments | @CloudExpo @AppNeta #AI #Monitoring

How to Manage Hybrid and Multicloud Environments (No, They Aren't the Same) By Joe Michalowski Even for the most seasoned IT pros, the cloud is complicated. It can be difficult just to wrap your head around the many terms and acronyms that make up the cloud dictionary-not to mention actually mastering the technology. Unfortunately, complicated cloud terms are often combined to the point that their meanings are lost in a sea of conflicting opinions. Two terms that are used interchangeably (but shouldn't be) are hybrid cloud and multicloud. If you want to be the cloud expert your company needs, you have to lock down the differences between these terms-and understand how to manage a mix of these environments. Hybrid Cloud vs. Multicloud Explained It's time to set the record straight when it comes to hybrid cloud and multicloud environments. Keep these distinctions in mind... (more)

Hybrid Cloud Security | @CloudExpo @Cavirin #API #SDN #AI #DX #DataCenter

According to a recent Gartner study, by 2020, it will be unlikelythat any enterprise will have a "no cloud" policy, and hybrid will be the most common use of the cloud. While the benefits of leveraging public cloud infrastructures are well understood, the desire to keep critical workloads and data on-premise in the private data center still remains. For enterprises, the hybrid cloud provides a best of both worlds solution. However, the leading factor that determines the preference to the hybrid cloud, among other things, is "security." Moreover, as the growth of the public cloud infrastructure continues, it is not hard to observe two key directions of focus by the cloud providers, namely: The geographical expansiveness of their public cloud infrastructure to grow the number of availability zones The richness of their services catalog to ensure cloud adopters are n... (more)

[slides] Hybrid Cloud-Based Apps | @CloudExpo @Cedexis #APM #Monitoring

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Ensuring High-Availability for Hybrid Cloud-Based Apps The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making real-time decisions based on a combination of real user monitoring, synthetic testing, APM, NGINX / local load balancers, and other data sources, is critical. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Simon Jones, Evangelist and head of marketi... (more)

Hybrid Cloud - Key Benefits and Must-Have Requirements | @CloudExpo #DX #Compliance

Gartner says by 2020, a corporate "No-Cloud" Policy will be as rare as a "No-Internet" policy is today and specifically the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market is projected to continue to grow more than 25 percent per year through 2019. This surge in cloud adoption also represents a huge shift in cloud spending by IT organizations, directly or indirectly affecting more than $1 trillion dollars in Cloud IT purchases by 2020, according to Gartner. Of course, not every enterprise app and data bit will move fully to the cloud. To quote yet another study - this one by North Bridge Venture Partners and GigaOM Research - many of these deployments will be hybrid in nature. For enterprises and smaller organizations alike, it's essential to build a cloud strategy that adopts public and private cloud resources, on-premise systems, containers, and more. Research confirms... (more)

[video] Hybrid IT with @Peak_Ten | @CloudExpo #AI #DX #SDN #DataCenter

"Peak 10 is a hybrid infrastructure provider across the nation. We are in the thick of things when it comes to hybrid IT," explained Michael Fuhrman, Chief Technology Officer at Peak 10, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Track 1. Enterprise Cloud | Cloud-Native Track 2. Big Data | Analytics Track 3. Internet of Things | IIoT | Smart Cities Track 4. DevOps | Digital Transformation (DX) T... (more)

Progress Launches First Vendor-Agnostic Hybrid Data Gateway at @CloudExpo | @ProgressSW #BigData #Analytics #AI #DX

Join us at Cloud Expo June 6-8 to find out how to securely connect your cloud app to any cloud or on-premises data source - without complex firewall changes. More users are demanding access to on-premises data from their cloud applications. It's no longer a "nice-to-have" but an important differentiator that drives competitive advantages. It's the new "must have" in the hybrid era. Users want capabilities that give them a unified view of the data to get closer to customers and grow business. They're dealing with greater volumes of data than ever before, and much of this resides behind corporate firewalls. Traditional approaches for exposing this data, such as VPN and SSH tunneling are difficult to manage and not engineered for the cloud. If you want to create a frictionless data access experience for your customers, join us at Cloud Expo, June 6-8 in New York City.... (more)

[session] Real-World Hybrid IT | @CloudExpo @Peak_Ten #DataCenter #AI #DX

Annual Hybrid IT Research: A Conceptual and Real-World Look at Hybrid IT Everywhere we turn in our industry we can find strong opinions about the direction, type and nature of cloud's impact on computing and business. Another word that is used in every context in our industry is "hybrid." In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Alvaro Gonzalez, Director of Technical, Partner and Field Marketing at Peak 10, will use recent research findings to offer a real-world consideration of how the various categories of cloud can be relevant to your business. Speaker Bio Alvaro Gonzalez is Director of Technical, Partner and Field Marketing at Peak 10. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center... (more)

Infrastructure Was Then, Private Cloud Is Now and Beyond

Seven years of research with 15,000 data points, as shown below, provides overwhelming evidence that there is a noticeable increase in efficiency with a significant reduction of TCO by moving IT from Basic intothe  Rationalized stage in the IO (Infrastructure Optimization) model. And cloud, or more specifically private cloud computing, offers a roadmap to facilitate enterprise IT transforming from Basic or Standardized into Rationalized. A transition from a traditional infrastructure-focused deployment model into a cloud-ready, cloud-enabled, and service-centric delivery vehicle in enterprise IT is imminent, if not already happening. Building a private cloud is the next step for enterprise IT. Microsoft private cloud solutions are based on  Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (or Hyper-V Server 2008 R2) and System Center 2012 to fundamentally prepare enterprise IT with a te... (more)