What If IT Dev and Ops Teams Worked Together in the Cloud?

Join Dell and Gigaom Research for an analyst roundtable webinar focusing on bringing together IT and developers to better realize the full potential of cloud computing. James Urquhart, Director of Product, Cloud Management Systems, will be part of a panel, along with Ben Kepes from Diversity Analysis and Robert Benefield from Evolve Beyond, moderated by analyst Paul Miller.
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Control Your Clouds with Dell Cloud Manager

Learn how Dell Cloud Manager enables IT to take control of cloud operations, maintain governance policies and increase business agility. This tool allows you to control your cloud infrastructure and the applications you deploy into your private, public or hybrid clouds. You can secure your clouds, deploy applications with a click of a button and monitor usage to ensure compliance needs are met. The webinar includes a product demo featuring self-service provisioning of resources, quick application deployment, application automation in one or multiple clouds, configuration management, role-based access controls and financial controls/tracking.
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Cloud DevOps: Achieving Agility Through the App Lifecycle

The shift to automated processes operating on a cloud infrastructure requires changes to how applications are provisioned and operated throughout their lifecycle. Developing an integrated strategy to achieve lifecycle agility has given rise to a new operating paradigm commonly referred to as DevOps. Read about the shift to DevOps, and why and how integrated cloud management as part of an overall DevOps strategy enables true application lifecycle agility.
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IDC: IBM PureFlex System Ready for Cloud

Cloud computing represents an opportunity for enterprise and service provider datacenters to become more agile and flexible by using self-service infrastructure provisioning; automated, dynamic resource pooling and scaling; and consumption-based metering to improve accelerate cloud infrastructure configuration, provisioning, and life-cycle management. Integrated systems, such as the IBM PureFlex System, pre-integrate and optimize software stacks with compute, storage, network, and management software resources to enable optimal performance of mission-critical applications and workloads. Many IT organizations are using integrated systems as core platforms to enable private clouds and public cloud service delivery environments. IDC interviews show that organizations using IBM PureFlex System as the infrastructure platform for cloud realized over $640,000 in benefits related to improved infrastructure deployment, performance, and operational economics.
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IBM PureFlex System: Simplified cloud services that accelerate cloud deployments and improve IT efficiency

To keep up with the demands of mobile usage and social business you have to manage huge amounts of data. This means you need your IT to support rapid development of new applications, particularly mobile and social apps, to keep pace with the competition. You need to be able to analyze big data to uncover new insights, business models and revenue opportunities. You have to be able to act quickly so you can respond while findings are still relevant. Cloud computing is the delivery model that can support these imperatives. Over 10,000 clients rely on IBM technology to optimize their social, mobile, and big data workloads on cloud infrastructure. PureSystems solutions build on this cloud experience, integrating it into the system to improve efficiency and simplify deployment.
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Four Myths of Cloud Backup

Many popular myths surround cloud backup and recovery including these four:

1. It’s impossible to maintain data privacy in the cloud.
2. It’s impossible to control access to data in the cloud.
3. The cloud and compliance don’t mix.
4. Cloud backup doesn’t provide fast data recovery.

Learn the truth and find out why the cloud remains not only a viable option for backup but also the best one.

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Stepping Into the Cloud: A Practical Guide to Creating and Implementing a Successful Cloud Strategy

The cloud decision may be the easy part. For most businesses, the benefits promised by cloud computing - including agility, process optimization, speed to market, and cost reduction - warrant a closer look, if not a test drive. At least at the decision-table, curiosity and hope in the potential for transformation are winning out over caution. 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.
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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

Download this white paper to read more.

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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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