Security approaches for open hybrid clouds in government

Government agencies depend on the ability to effectively share and utilize data, deploy digital services, and pool IT resources.

This whitepaper summarizes several effective approaches that government agencies are adopting to ensure their cloud initiatives are highly secure even as they enable greater data-sharing and collaboration across agencies. These approaches are drawn from the webinar, “Securing Intelligence in an Open Hybrid Cloud,” which explains that a multifaceted approach to cloud security is required to achieve successful outcomes. Cloud security is the keystone of IT modernization efforts.

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Give Legacy Code New Life With Modern COBOL AppDev: Using COBOL as a JVM language

With billions of lines of COBOL in use, this business language powers a large percentage of every ATM, government, and many other business transactions. Many businesses are looking for new ways to utilize decades of solid business logic without having to replace a mission critical application.

Attend this TechBytes series sponsored by Micro Focus and presented by SourceForge to learn how organizations around the world are utilizing existing .NET and Java development teams to integrate and modernize COBOL applications. Attendees will learn:

  • What tools can be used to ‘free’ business logic from legacy code
  • Exposing COBOL processes as REST base services
  • Using COBOL as a .NET or JVM language

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About the Presenter:
Michael Bleistein, Principal Architect, at Micro Focus, is a 25-year veteran when it comes to COBOL. Currently he specializes in modernization through .NET, Java, and SOA using Visual COBOL, helping customers understand Micro Focus solutions and how they can be used to combat their business problems.

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Give Legacy Code New Life With Modern COBOL AppDev: Using COBOL as a .NET language

With billions of lines of COBOL in use, this business language powers a large percentage of every ATM, government, and many other business transactions. Many businesses are looking for new ways to utilize decades of solid business logic without having to replace a mission critical application.

Attend this TechBytes series sponsored by Micro Focus and presented by SourceForge to learn how organizations around the world are utilizing existing .NET and Java development teams to integrate and modernize COBOL applications. Attendees will learn:

  • What tools can be used to ‘free’ business logic from legacy code
  • Exposing COBOL processes as REST base services
  • Using COBOL as a .NET or JVM language

Don’t wait – register now for these TechBytes to get started.

About the Presenter:
Michael Bleistein, Principal Architect, at Micro Focus, is a 25-year veteran when it comes to COBOL. Currently he specializes in modernization through .NET, Java, and SOA using Visual COBOL, helping customers understand Micro Focus solutions and how they can be used to combat their business problems.

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Give Legacy Code New Life With Modern COBOL AppDev: Exposing COBOL processes as REST base services

With billions of lines of COBOL in use, this business language powers a large percentage of every ATM, government, and many other business transactions. Many businesses are looking for new ways to utilize decades of solid business logic without having to replace a mission critical application.

Attend this TechBytes series sponsored by Micro Focus and presented by SourceForge to learn how organizations around the world are utilizing existing .NET and Java development teams to integrate and modernize COBOL applications. Attendees will learn:

  • What tools can be used to ‘free’ business logic from legacy code
  • Exposing COBOL processes as REST base services
  • Using COBOL as a .NET or JVM language

Don’t wait – register now for these TechBytes to get started.

About the Presenter:
Michael Bleistein, Principal Architect, at Micro Focus, is a 25-year veteran when it comes to COBOL. Currently he specializes in modernization through .NET, Java, and SOA using Visual COBOL, helping customers understand Micro Focus solutions and how they can be used to combat their business problems.

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The CIO Guide to Autonomic IT

Given the ever-increasing criticality of IT to the business, the CIO that cannot deliver predictable performance, while minimizing cost will be replaced. Yet a number of trends are increasing the complexity of solving this problem. Moreover, organizations today vary in their level of IT maturity. The ability to adopt new technologies and processes, pressure from the business, as well as the beliefs and aspirations of CIOs all play a role in how and why organizations mature.

This document describes five stages of IT maturity for CIOs to understand where their organization is today and where they can aspire to reach:

  1. Aware: Collect and review performance and cost metrics
  2. Proactive: Proactively make changes to assure performance and control cost
  3. Automated Management: Continuously assure performance within cost constraints
  4. Demand Aligned: Auto scale apps and infrastructure based on real-time demand
  5. SLA Delivery: Deliver differentiated service levels within cost and constraints

Adopting an autonomic IT approach requires a change in mindset across the organization. But whatever their stage of IT maturity, CIOs and their organizations can benefit. This document is your roadmap.

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Capacity Management in the Modern Data Center

Capacity management as an operational discipline has existed since the advent of server-based computing, dating back to the age of the mainframe. Commercial tools to support this discipline have existed for more than 30 years with each successive generation of server platform creating its own unique requirements.

The introduction of virtualization in particular introduced the Intelligent Workload Management (IWM) problem where capacity management was no longer a sufficient solution to assuring application performance. In particular, traditional capacity management solutions suffer from a few shortcomings.

This whitepaper explores the traditional methods of managing capacity in the data center, the new approach IT must adopt to stay competitive and how you can assure application performance while scaling your infrastructure.

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Public Cloud Guide: New Clouds, Same Challenges

A growing number of IT leaders are transforming IT’s unfortunate reputation as a cost-center into one of a competitive advantage. In doing so they acknowledged that IT cannot be a gate-keeper. Their teams must enable applications teams to deliver on business needs—or they’ll be replaced. The public cloud promises many things, but there remain three key elements to consider as you transform IT: Performance, Cost, and Agility.

This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap. It discusses the challenges that must be recognized and questions that must be considered in order to succeed in this new cloud era.

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The Path to Hybrid Cloud

How do you manage effective implementation in the hybrid cloud?

The hybrid cloud has been heralded as a promising IT operational model enabling enterprises to maintain security and control over the infrastructure on which their applications run. At the same time, it promises to maximize ROI from their local data center and leverage public cloud infrastructure for an occasional demand spike.

Public Clouds are relatively new in the IT landscape and their adoption has accelerated over the last few years with multiple vendors now offering solutions as well as improved on-ramps for workloads to ease the adoption of hybrid cloud model. With these advances and the ability to choose between a local data center and multiple public cloud offerings, one fundamental question must still be answered: What, When and Where do you run workloads to guarantee performance while maximizing the efficiency.

In this whitepaper you will learn:

  • A brief history of hybrid cloud
  • The different public cloud offerings on the market
  • Why public cloud adoption is skyrocketing
  • The challenges that come with adopting public cloud
  • The “what, when and where” to run your workloads
  • How Turbonomic’s solution can help accelerate cloud adoption with Autonomic IT
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7 Steps to Get Started with Microsoft Azure

Some people think Azure is just Windows in the cloud or that AD, Azure and AAD are all Microsoft, so it all works together. They need to think again.

The cloud doesn’t run itself. It’s true that AD, Azure and AAD all come from Microsoft, but they don’t all automagically work together. You must decide how you want them to interoperate, then set them up correctly. The first time you do that it’s not simple. There are tricks and traps that people only learn from experience working with Azure.

In the whitepaper, you’ll find all of the details and guidelines for custom implementation and much more, including:

  • Information on defining your cloud goals
  • Calculating financial return
  • Determining a cloud identity strategy
  • Securing your cloud environment
  • Evaluating complexity
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Re-architecting Enterprise Applications for the Cloud

Today, almost everyone talks about moving to the cloud. But a question people rarely raise is: Which specific cloud types are most appropriate for a given company? And it's not immediately clear which kinds of application re-architecting are required for a successful cloud computing implementation. Building applications in the cloud is always easier than moving enterprise apps in the cloud, but which ones need re-architecting?

Join renowned Microsoft experts Jeff DeVerter and Kent Kingery, both of Rackspace, as they discuss a repeatable evolutionary pattern for moving enterprise apps to the cloud. They'll cover several applications, along with real-world use cases where enterprises have leveraged the cloud as a change agent and catalyst to transform their interactions with customers.

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Real World Use Cases on Azure and Microsoft Hybrid Cloud

Have you decided to move to the cloud, but asking yourself where should we locate our cloud resources? Better yet, what workloads should I move and when? Do I have the expertise to migrate my workloads to the cloud and then manage it without disrupting my IT environment?

Join our featured speakers, Rackspace and 10th Magnitude, on a round table discussion on the concepts of cloud form factors leading to hybrid cloud, the advantages of using hybrid cloud technologies, and a look at how the Microsoft Azure platform enables efficient and effective hybrid cloud computing. See how organizations are reducing complexity and management costs by leveraging managed hosting in hybrid cloud environments through real-world use cases.

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Refactoring Enterprise Apps for Azure

Today, thousands of applications are being ported to the cloud, and enterprises are faced with making decisions about how to treat each application. Should you lift and shift, partially refactor, or completely refactor your apps when porting to the cloud?

Join our panel of featured speakers from Rackspace and 10th Magnitude for an in-depth discussion centered on real world cloud transformation examples. See how organizations like yours are adapting their applications for Microsoft Azure to drive up performance, drive down cost and operate at cloud scale.

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