SharePoint In The Cloud: Environment Management and Complex Application Integration

SharePoint comes with collaboration capabilities that allow organizations to address their business needs. Unfortunately, SharePoint's advantages come with a number of challenges and pain points. Combining SharePoint with Skytap Cloud eliminates many challenges, especially those related to dev/test. Download the white paper to learn more about how we make SharePoint development and testing easier.
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Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud

Agile methodologies give development and test teams the ability to build software at a faster rate than ever before. Combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architectures give teams not just the principles, but also the technology necessary to achieve their goals. By combining hybrid cloud and DevOps:

- IT departments maintain control, visibility, and security
- Dev/test teams remain agile and collaborative
- Organizational barriers are broken down
- Innovation and automation can thrive

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Cloud-Enabled Software Development and Testing: Putting the Agile into the Infrastructure

Great software has changed our world. In order to thrive in today's market, your organization must be more innovative than ever before. Agile development enables teams to build better software faster, but development teams are often limited by inelastic resources. To be truly agile, dev/test teams require elastic, automated, self-service resources that work with on-premise infrastructure. Download this white paper to learn more.
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Save your Data while Saving your Budget: Bottom-line benefits of Cloud-Connected™ Backup and Recovery

How can you improve data protection in your organization while reducing your overall budget? Simply, with a cloud-connected (hybrid) backup and recovery strategy that helps you move from a capital-intensive backup model to a pay-as-you go structure that provides better data security in day-to-day operations and faster recovery if disaster strikes.

Join presenters Eric Jewett, Microsoft Worldwide Director, Windows Azure Enterprise Strategy, and David A. Chapa, EVault Chief Technology Evangelist, to learn how cloud-connected can help your IT organization do more with less.

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The role of the network in cloud computing

For a network that better supports your cloud and brings the most value possible to your business, its design has to be considered in the early stages of cloud planning. Read the white paper "Networking for cloud computing" to discover specific networking considerations for public, private and hybrid clouds.
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Under Cloud Cover – How leaders are accelerating competitive differentiation

"According to a survey by the IBM Center for Applied Insights and Oxford Economics, business leaders are becoming increasingly focused on the business value of cloud. Although the participant's cloud strategies differ in terms of scope, platform and delivery models, the chief takeaway from the survey is that cloud is not just about cutting costs and driving efficiency - cloud fuels growth."
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IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

The IBM SmartCloud™ Entry on Power Systems™ solution provides a cost-competitive, entry-level private cloud solution that helps speed time to value of your service deployments on your IBM Power Systems servers.
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How does IBM deliver cloud security?

Cloud computing offers new possibilities and new security challenges. These challenges range from governance, through to securing application and infrastructure. Fundamentally it is important to be able to assure the security of these new models in order to build trust and confidence. IBM has extensive experience of delivering in shared environments, a common characteristic of cloud. This experience ranges from managed services, through to infrastructure as a service and platform as a service. This paper introduces IBM's approach to delivering cloud security for infrastructure services.
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Stepping Into the Cloud: A Practical Guide to Launching a Successful Cloud Strategy

There's no such thing as "the cloud", says this Frost & Sullivan executive brief. It's more useful to think of the cloud as shorthand for a range of service and deployment models. This practical guide offers steps for moving your company into the cloud, at whatever pace you prefer, with a focus on the SmartCloud Services portfolio offered by IBM and its partners. Read the executive brief for usable advice on selecting the right cloud computing vendor to maximize your chance for success–one that allows you to build on your cloud strategy as your company grows.
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Choosing a partner for enterprise cloud production workloads

This white paper discusses the ongoing challenges of cloud, the issues to consider before migrating to it, and the benefits that a migration can bring. The white paper also describes what to look for in a managed third-party cloud: Automation/standardization capabilities Configuration options Security levels Client control features Management features Ability to fulfill client organization's business needs
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Deploying Cloud with IBM System x

As a small or medium-sized business, knowing which infrastructure investments you need to make to improve your business is easy. The struggle is being able to apply your finite resources for long-term benefits when the day-to-day demands of your business keep your IT assets more than busy. A private cloud is one of those solutions that deliver immediate and impactful benefits with minimal pain. Read this brief e-guide to see how a private cloud on IBM® System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, can accelerate the journey to smarter computing for your enterprise.

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Gartner: Get Past the Confusion surrounding Hybrid Cloud

In the already overhyped cloud computing market, hybrid cloud computing is emerging as the next big thing. To get past the hype, IT leaders should assess how hybrid cloud computing fits into their road maps, and determine which of its many forms makes sense (and which don't) for their enterprises.

This informative resource provides insight into getting past the confusion surrounding hybrid cloud computing. Find out how to move toward an accurate understanding of this technology and discover how to leverage it for success in the future. Read on to learn more.

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