Hybrid Cloud Strategy for Dummies

Cloud computing is proliferating and taking over the world of IT as we know it. Cloud computing also grows more complex and multi‐faceted daily. Organizations can create their own private cloud infrastructures in‐house, sign up for services from public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure, or create hybrid environments. Other vital choices come close behind. Architects and engineers must deal with an array of connections, integrations, portability issues among clouds, resource options, orchestration, storage, and more. And somehow it must all be managed and maintained.

You can probably see why a carefully thought‐out and detailed approach to cloud computing — a strategy, in other words — is so important.

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Hybrid Cloud Management for Dummies

We’re in the era of hybrid cloud, an integrated combination of public and private cloud environments. Most companies moving into the public cloud today are making strategic decisions about which applications should go to the cloud and which should stay on-premises. Get acquainted with hybrid cloud management strategies and solutions, and learn what critical components must be addressed as you plan your hybrid cloud environment.

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Can Machine Learning Prevent Application Downtime?

This research by Nimble Storage, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, outlines the top five causes of application delays. The report analyzes more than 12,000 anonymized cases of downtime and slow performance. Read this report and find out:

  • Top 5 causes of downtime and poor performance across the infrastructure stack
  • How machine learning and predictive analytics can prevent issues
  • Steps you can take to boost performance and availability

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The Importance of Flash Storage in a Hybrid IT World

It is possible that a significant number of people reading this piece may find themselves confused, or at least intrigued, by its title: “The Importance of Flash Storage in a Hybrid IT World.” Might it be that two separate white papers have been inadvertently muddled and integrated? After all, "hybrid IT" is about a sweeping strategic trend for the industry, whereas "flash storage" seems prosaically tactical. Also, while neither item is a market per se—flash is a storage media and hybrid IT is essentially a delivery and consumption construct—nonetheless there are absolute, direct, and valuable connections between the two that categorically need to be exposed, understood, and evaluated by any organization that is seeking to optimize itself...whether that optimization is from any mix of multiple perspectives—operations, applications, and finances.

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Why Flash Storage for Hybrid IT?

The term hybrid IT describes a delivery and consumption trend. Flash storage, on the other hand, describes a medium often delivered as a drive or as memory. Connections exist between them, though—important connections any IT organization hoping to optimize itself must understand.

Hybrid IT is marked by a mix of on- and off-prem resources, often with multiple deployment types and consumption modes. It tends to accompany other newer approaches: i.e., convergence efforts, software-defined system implementations, or modernized application rollouts. By leveraging hybrid IT, an organization can deliver services in a more optimized, balanced, automated, granular, and flexible fashion.

Therefore, hybrid IT—and the specific activities conducted in hybrid environments—demand flash storage. Different organizations, however, need different flash types, amounts, locations, and deployment processes.

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Invest in the right flash storage solution

You’re looking at flash storage because you see it’s taking the storage world by storm. You’re interested in accelerating business-critical applications, consolidating a virtual server or desktop deployment, trying to get ahead of your company’s data onslaught, or some combination of the above.

This easy-to-read guide was developed to help arm you with key considerations and questions to ask before investing in a flash storage array for your business today, and for the future.

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How Toad for Oracle DBA Edition Complements Oracle Enterprise Manager

If you use Oracle technologies, you may be relying on Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) to manage your clouds, applications and databases. But if you’re responsible for multiple environments with hundreds of databases as well as Oracle Real Application Clusters (RACs) and Oracle Exadata, then OEM alone will not enable you to do your job effectively.

Toad for Oracle DBA Edition can help, complementing OEM by delivering critical functionality in three key areas: performance management, database maintenance and change management. By contrasting how DBAs can use Toad for Oracle DBA Edition and OEM for common tasks in each of these three areas, this technical brief illustrates how using Toad alone, or both solutions together, can simplify Oracle database management and improve DBA productivity.

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Top factors to consider when selecting your Nearshore Development Partner

Developing a software is a complex, time consuming and usually expensive task. Choosing to  outsource part of the entire development team to a nearshore development partner can be a  wise choice. Not only because it is relatively affordable and cost-effective, but because it offers  a new set of benefits for growing business that are looking to expand their reach.

In such a changing and competitive world, organizations are constantly on the lookout for the  best alternative to optimize various aspects of their business. Nearshore software outsourcing  offers companies the opportunity to work with a partner that can effectively optimize their  software development methodologies, while simultaneously creating a positive impact that  allows them to keep evolving.

With that being said, this report intents to shine a light on the new world of software  outsourcing, what it is, how it works, why nearshore development is such a viable option for big,  medium and small companies, and the way this method can either benefit or affect your  business.

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5 Steps to Achieve Risk-Based Application Security Management

Software applications support the most sensitive and strategically important business processes of most enterprises. Yet application security is one of the most neglected fields of cybersecurity.

IT and business management typically have no visibility into the overall state of application security. Activities for assessing, prioritizing and remediating application vulnerabilities are ad hoc, fragmented and carried out at low levels in the IT security organization. Quality assurance and software development groups lack the knowledge and incentives to address critical vulnerabilities early in application development lifecycles, where testing and fixing vulnerabilities are most cost-effective.

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Automation App Delivery Datasheet

To successfully streamline and automate application delivery, businesses need effective technology and an effective framework. Red Hat® Consulting partners with enterprise organizations to create a strategic approach to app delivery and provide guidance on making operations more repeatable, predictable, and scalable. Using Red Hat Ansible Automation, Red Hat subject matter experts help businesses automate and streamline complicated workflows by speeding processes and eliminating human error. After establishing this foundation, Red Hat consultants show your teams how to manage workflows across multiple infrastructures to help you focus on delivering value to their business.

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Open Innovation Labs Datasheet

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs is an immersive teaming residency that arms customers with the skills, tools, and processes to deliver better software, more quickly, to meet the demands of today’s market. Whether it’s co-creating a disruptive product, accelerating cultural transformation in the enterprise, or discovering what’s possible with a suite of proven and open tools and methods-Open Innovation Labs is designed to jump-start organizations’ most innovative ideas. Learn more.

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Advance to the next level of Data Security and Compliance

As data volumes continue to expand across databases, file systems, cloud environments and big-data platforms, and as compliance retention requirements lengthen (now up to five years for some regulations), there is increasing stress on IT organizations to address significant data management and storage requirements for data security solutions. As a result, the capacity and processing power needed to support today’s data security objectives has risen dramatically—and it will only continue to rise.

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How to Avoid Epic Fails in Data Security Battlecard

Today, the cyber-security attack surface continues to expand even as network perimeters vanish. Cyber-attackers have evolved from pranksters into organized criminals whose sole focus is separating you from your money, your data,or both. But fear not breaches can be avoided–if you know what not to do.This Battle Card highlights some common mistakes other organizations have made.

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5 Epic Fails in Data Security: Common Data Security Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Data security is on everyone’s mind these days, and for good reason. Although the number of data breaches in the first half of 2017 was about the same as the first halves of 2015 and 2016, the number of records stolen between January 1 and June 30, 2017 has exceeded all of 2016. And that’s not counting one of largest security breaches of all time, announced in September. Many factors are contributing to the increase in successful attacks – the erosion of network perimeters and increased attack surfaces offered by more complex IT environments, a growing use of cloud services and the new demands that places on security practices, and the increasingly sophisticated nature of cyber criminals – and the landscape continues to evolve.

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Rubrik & Pure FlashBlade Rapid Recovery

In the event of a outage, human error, or ransomware attack, Rubrik and Pure Storage FlashBlade provide the ability to rapidly restore entire machines in bulk with minimal effort. If you want to restore individual files or directories and are not sure of the exact file or directory name, simply use Rubrik’s predictive search to locate files — even those sitting on the FlashBlade. After you have quickly located your snapshot, just download a copy to the local Rubrik cluster so that it’s available for additional local actions. You can browse the entire contents of the snapshot and choose which file or directories you would like to recover. The combination of Rubrik and Pure Storage FlashBlade enhances operational recoveries by providing your data promptly from your on-premises archival tier customized and delivered at optimal performance.

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