Successful cloud strategies need to achieve two objectives; cost containment and business agility. Among large enterprises, the implementation of a private cloud deployment are the size and the adequacy of the company's existing infrastructure and the limited IT budget it has to make major infrastructure changes. In this IDC whitepaper, we look at how best to leverage an existing infrastructure investment to deliver private cloud solutions.
While “free” open-source applications still carry unavoidable costs of installation, management, and usage, some costs can be controlled or even eliminated by smart use of appropriate applications, management technology, and best practices. In this whitepaper, we analuse the total cost of owning, managing and using full-disk encryption in large organisations. Click to download!
With its promise of higher agility, IT efficiency, and cost savings cloud solutions are hard to pass up. But no business can make its move to the cloud in a single leap. This paper describes how enlightened companies are approaching data centre automation in the age of cloud computing—and shares the lessons they’ve learned along the way. It provides real-world examples and practical advice for IT leaders who are interested in maximising the success and ROI of their automation strategies and investments. Find out more on how to achieve transformative efficiency gains—without disrupting IT.
To compete and win in today’s supercharged global marketplace, companies must roll out new applications and services faster than ever, while maintaining round-the clock availability and responsive performance amid exponentially increasing traffic. In this whitepaper, we look at the demand for dynamic and flexible infrastructure that underlies application services. Click to download.
IT virtualisation, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data centre physical infrastructure. The particular effects of virtualisation are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered. Download to learn more.
Cloud computing promises to help midmarket companies reduce cost and complexity in the IT equation – and gain the flexibility and agility they need to thrive. Yet charting a clear course to the cloud isn’t always easy. In this paper, we aim to clear the clouds. We examine different cloud computing models, discuss the types of requirements that each can best address, and consider what midmarket businesses should look for in a cloud solutions provider.
This report from IDG Research identifies how cloud computing is transforming the CIO’s role and what direction they take their year’s strategy. Technology decision makers are steadily coming to think and act more like their business-unit counterparts, highlighting the steady erosion of the traditional barriers between IT and non-IT leaders. Click to download these insights!
CIOs today are feeling the pressure to provide IT services that keep up with the business, and are need IT delivery methods that meet their user’s demands. Traditional IT services are still important, however, especially as security and availability concerns inhibit widespread cloud adoption. Click to download how CIOs can roadmap a successful hybrid IT delivery environment.
We all believe that cloud computing can save us money however we’re not sure how to maximise these savings. Through understanding cloud economics, CIOs are finding that cloud computing can be the key to increasing their department’s business relevancy and corporate value. Click to download how IT departments can add new revenue streams based on cloud economics.
Nemertes research has found that IT organizations making use of a broad selection of systems sourcing options have the highest level of success in delivering services. If both IT and cloud service providers can meet the challenges of delivering a secure environment, more IT organisations will feel confident in expanding their sourcing spectrum. Click for more!
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