Enterprises, both small and big, are evaluating cloud computing and, in increasing numbers, are moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. While deploying a cloud application, or subscribing to a cloud-based service, organisations can struggle with integrating with their existing enterprise applications. In this whitepaper, we give look at each type of integration and identify the associated functional area for each integration point.
Raising the subject of availability is often met with conversations about high availability and replication products, along with the work involved in keeping 'data' available for access. Even with IT staffing remaining flat and the speed of business continuing to escalate, IT needs to find ways to keep the business running even in the event of an IT disruption.
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.
All businesses and organisations rely on an 'always on' IT infrastructure to provide a competitive advantage and create unique customer values. Since today's data centres are rarely built on platforms form a single vendor, multiple tools and operations processes are required to mitigate any downtime. Find out how to build robust efficiency and cost efficiency that isn't tied up to a specific hardware vendor.
For many years, businesses and customers have expected “mission-critical” applications to be available on a 24x7 basis. However Applications which were once considered complimentary such as email and social media are now all critical to business success. Read about how to deliver continuous availability of critical applications in order to maintain an organisation's profit and market position. Click to download!
Modern business-critical applications demand availability and uptime, a requirement with direct implications for underlying databases, operating and storage management systems. Find out what approaches provide a complete, simple and cost effective high availability fail-over solution for single-instance databases. Click to Download!
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!
Organizations that are looking for security features including identity management, encryption and access control — and at the same time want to take advantage of the cost and flexibility benefits of the cloud —might check into security-as-a-service offerings available now from several vendors. Download now to find out more.
There are two types of data: the kind of data that someone wants to steal and everything else. Most security professionals today do not understand the motivations behind data theft. In this Forrester whitepaper, we explore how encrypting, and thereby devaluing, your sensitive data, you can make cybercriminals bypass your networks and look for less robustly protected targets. Find out how to use encryption, tokenization, and other technologies to “kill your data". Click to download!
Recent years have seen growing interest in various approaches to clouds and server virtualization. So far, most cloud use cases focus on application servers. Yet, there are many reasons user organisations also need a “database cloud” for database management systems (DBMSs), data, and data-driven applications
such as business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW). Read more.
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