Translating Big Telco Back into English

Big Telco’s jargon and marketing fluff is out of control. As innovative networking approaches like SD-WAN are becoming more widely adopted, people running today’s larger WANs are looking for clear and actionable information. Unfortunately, that information is coming from Big Telco.

In this guide, we decided to examine some of the more common Big Telco messages on SD-WAN. We found real (yes, real) quotes from Big Telco, and we’ve translated and explained them for those of you that don’t naturally speak this language (which is practically everyone). Enjoy.

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Should I Migrate to Hosted Private Cloud?

Managed hosting is an IT service model that provides companies with dedicated, single-tenant, leased infrastructure from a managed services provider . The solution includes servers, software, storage and networking and can also include specialized services like managed security1 . Companies choose their OS, and the service provider handles the administration, management, support and security . Resources are not shared, so companies receive the full performance capabilities of the infrastructure they lease . Managed hosting offers the strategic benefits of IaaS2, cost reduction and of moving on-premises IT infrastructure, systems and applications to the cloud3 . Its enhanced security and protected environment make managed hosting a logical choice for companies regulated by PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA and FISMA . As proof, over half of all companies recently surveyed by Tech Pro Research reported a risk decrease following an IaaS implementation2 in the cloud.

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Cost of Expertise Report

The Cost of Cloud Expertise report was developed by Rackspace to explore the importance of expertise to an organization’s cloud evolution and the impact the current technical skills gap is having on businesses. In collaboration with LSE academics and Vanson Bourne, we surveyed more than 950 IT decision makers and 950 IT pros from across the globe to better understand the barriers to increasing cloud usage, the impact this has on innovation and business growth, and the skills organizations require to compete in our technologically driven world.

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Should I Outsource My IT Infrastructure?

Managed hosting is an IT service model that provides companies with dedicated, single-tenant, leased infrastructure from a managed services provider . The solution includes servers, software, storage and networking and can also include specialized services like managed security . Companies choose their OS, and the service provider handles the administration, management, support and security . Resources are not shared, so companies receive the full performance capabilities of the leased infrastructure . Managed hosting offers the strategic benefits of IaaS, cost reduction and of moving on-premises IT infrastructure, systems and applications to the cloud . Its enhanced security and protected environment make managed hosting a logical choice for companies regulated by PCI, ISO, SOX and FISMA . As proof, over half of all companies recently surveyed by Tech Pro Research reported decreased risk following an IaaS implementation in the cloud .

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Drive Top-Lin Growth: Six Best Practices for Modernizing Financial Services IT

Financial services organizations around the world are modernizing IT to drive top-line growth and streamline compliance burdens. From multinational brokerage houses to local branch banks, digital transformation initiatives are moving financial institutions toward more secure, agile, and cost-effective infrastructure and applications, empowering workers and improving customer experiences.

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Meet Bitnami Stacksmith

See how Bitnami Stacksmith can optimize your DevOps pipeline

Datasheet Overview:

  • What is Stacksmith?
  • Use cases
  • Integrations
  • Architecture templates
  • Support
  • Pricing

Package your Applications for the Cloud

Cloud platform know-how is built into the tooling, templates, and automation that Stacksmith uses to package and optimize your applications. Stacksmith delivers everything you will need to successfully deploy to whichever platform you choose.

Automate Ongoing Maintenance

Once your application is running, how will you keep it up-to-date and secure? Stacksmith continuously monitors trusted sites for new releases and security updates for your application's components, provides alerts when available, and offers a simple re-packaging process.

How does Stacksmith work?

You provide your application code and scripts, select a few parameters, and hit create. Stacksmith pulls together the dependencies, documents and packages them, and delivers everything you need to deploy your application to your chosen cloud platform - the VM or container image and the deployment template. Deploy and utilize native cloud services that are now available to you!

Stacksmith then delivers ongoing value by continuously monitoring the dependencies, alerting you when updates become available, and providing a simple way to re-package the application.

Templates encode best practices so you don't need to be an expert, and support for multiple platforms and formats means you can explore new technologies at your own pace and don't have to worry about vendor lock-in.

Stacksmith can be used to package and maintain new or existing applications, and can be used on its own or integrated with the development tools and processes you already use.

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Make a Smarter Migration to the Cloud

One of the biggest challenges organizations face when moving to the cloud is the skills gap. In a recent study, 96% of IT decision makers acknowledge a skills gap in their organization. However, it’s difficult to get the right training for your team or hire the right skills required to manage every element of your cloud strategy. Moreover, if you hire an outside organization to do the migration for you, you miss out on an opportunity to upskill your team. This is why we created The Azure Accelerator Program, it’s the only service where we not only complete the migration itself, we also provide the training and mentorship necessary to grow your competency around the cloud.

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3 Reasons You Need A Cloud Managed Services Provider

When you invest in the cloud, it opens the door to significant change and transformation. However, if you aren't prepared to undertake all the elements required to managed the cloud, you will face a lot of hurdles. Learn how you can tackle the 3 key areas often overlooked when transitioning to the cloud: the cloud skills gap, operational readiness and cost management. More importantly, see what qualities you should look for in a managed services partner.

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Why IT Leaders Fail In The Cloud

Did you know 57 percent of organizations have exceeded their cloud budget at some point? Two-thirds of those by more than 20 percent? Multiple factors like skills gaps and poor strategic planning are key contributing factors. Our latest survey of more than 200 IT leaders provides insights into the issues hindering cloud adoption as well as solutions you can implement to drive your own success.

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The 5 Stages of Successful Cloud Migration

When deployed effectively, the public cloud is a powerful and disruptive model. It brings positive operational transformation and greater competitiveness. But poor implementation is equally disruptive. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 60% of IT infrastructure and 70% of software and IT services spending will be in the cloud. Yet 96% of IT decision makers acknowledged a skills gap in their organizations with regards to cloud. With over 500 successful cloud migrations we created this guide to outline, in detail, best practices around moving from CapEx to OpEx, considerations for your first workload, securing your cloud and more.

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Security for the Modern Worker

Today's dynamic data demands pose new threats to security and IT professionals have to mitigate new risks without restricting the flow of information. Per findings discovered in a recent Forrester report, "Evolving Security to Accommodate the Modern Worker", Brett Hansen, Dell's Vice President of Client Software and General Manager of Data Security, shares his insights on solutions Dell provides to meet the needs of employees and IT.

Download this article to learn:

  • What IT departments can do to tailor security solutions to different users
  • How flexible security can be to address the needs of various workers
  • Which solutions are best at protecting your data

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Evolving Security to Accommodate the Modern Evolving Worker

In order to keep pace with the growth of business mobility without falling prey to its potential risks, IT must be able to efficiently address complex issues ranging from service provisioning, device procurement, and security oversight. Why? Information workers need access to often sensitive information across a wide range of business applications and devices from wherever they are. In other words, security and privacy policies that doesn’t impede end-user productivity will empower workers and boost their performance.

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The Total Economic Impact of Dell’s PC Lifecycle Services

Both public and private organizations acknowledge that managing the PC life cycle becomes more complicated and expensive as the variety of PC devices and employee workstyles increase. In order to be fully productive, different groups of employees have different needs in terms of end-user device hardware, software, and configuration. Dell and Intel® commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by leveraging Intel® Core™ vPro processors and Dell’s ProDeploy Plus and ProSupport Plus services.

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Breakthrough Technology Interactive eGuide

The workplace is changing and the one-size-fits-all approach to technology is changing along with it. As a result, your organization may need to rethink how to keep productivity high, promote collaboration, delight employees with the latest devices all while keeping IT within budget. This interactive eGuide will be your one-stop resource to understand all the new innovation available in Dell’s latest notebooks, desktops, 2-in-1s and ecosystem powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors that can keep your organization future-ready.

Access the eGuide from Dell and Intel® and you will learn:

  • How the workplace and workforce is changing
  • What tools and solutions help IT go from maintenance to innovation
  • How innovation is changing notebooks, 2-in-1s, desktops and workstations
  • The latest Windows 10 features employees will be talking about
  • What you need to keep endpoints and data secure

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  • Access to Sencha Ext JS Premium* edition for 30-days
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