Develop an intelligent disaster recovery solution with cloud technologies

If you are unhappy with the state of your current disaster recovery operations, IBM is offering a must read Q and A. In this interview, IBM cloud experts share their insights on how cloud computing can provide nearly instantaneous failover and failback of critical business applications. This type of speedy recovery keeps your organization running in the event of disaster or disruption, limiting the risk of business losses and brand damage. You'll also learn about the value of IBM SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery, and how it can benefit organizations ranging from large enterprises to small businesses.
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IBM Ready Pack for Cloud: Helping SMBs Manage Growth and Costs

Virtualized infrastructure deployment has become an integral discussion within most dynamic IT environments, where shrinking budgets and overtaxed IT staff members are the norm, regardless of organizational size and complexity. A private cloud is a combination of virtualization and management software, physical servers, storage and networking hardware. Physical resources in the cloud are virtualized into pools of shared resources that IT can use to deliver capacity on demand to the business. The IBM Ready Pack for Cloud enables small and medium businesses (SMBs) to achieve operational efficiencies and faster time to market. This solution empowers small IT staff to rapidly deliver a virtualization infrastructure, manage multiple workloads across the cloud, and increase overall business efficiencies.
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Top 8 Identity & Access Management Challenges with Your Saas Applications

With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Identity management problems such as controlling who is granted access to which applications and data and how to control access to these applications leveraging on premise directories such as Active Directory, have become increasingly important. Single Sign-On and user management solutions that are optimized for the cloud are necessary to help address these challenges. This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IAM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
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Private Clouds Will Use Hybrid Infrastructure- The Role Of Mainframes In Cloud: To Meet The Full Range Of Reliability And Security Needs

This paper looks at the requirements of the next generation of applications moving to the cloud. The paper discusses cloud customers' desire for a greater infrastructure choice and openness to hybrid infrastructures. The paper concluded shtt hybrid cloud infrastructures are inevitable, particularly for private environments. Hybrid clouds deliver higher values with high compute density, yielding strong cost efficiency for applicable workloads.
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CITO Research White Paper: Enterprise API Patterns for Cloud & Mobile

Dan Woods, Chief Analyst CITO Research, outlines enterprise architecture requirements for designing, managing, and protecting APIs and how the emerging API Gateway "proxy" deployment model is speeding deployment across industries. In this model, authentication using OAuth and other lightweight protocols such as REST and JSON are all the rage but Enterprise-class security is still lacking. To present actionable solutions, Dan presents 5 core API patterns for mobile, partner, data control, and PaaS infrastructure with actionable diagrams and a monetization model for APIs.
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Identity and Access Intelligence: Transforming Enterprise Security

In this paper, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) analysts describe the nature of identity and access intelligence and the factors that are driving this important aspect of security evolution. Learn how Identity and Access Intelligence helps organizations rethink their defense against a wide range of threats, cope with mobile and cloud security challenges and proactively protect sensitive IT assets.
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Malware B-Z: Inside the Threat From Blackhole to ZeroAccess

This paper provides insight into two of the most commonly used and technically capable pieces of crimeware, the Blackhole exploit kit and the ZeroAccess rootkit. We explain why these kits are so useful to the bad guys and show you how you can stop these threats from infecting your network and your users.
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Mobile Device Management Buyers Guide

Mobile device management (MDM) solutions allow IT organizations to centrally manage, monitor and support mobile devices from smartphones to tablets. By using an MDM solution to control and protect the data and configuration settings on users' mobile devices, you can reduce support costs and security risks. In this guide, you'll learn what you need to consider to find a MDM solution that best fits your needs.
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Transitioning Business Continuity To The Cloud

In the past, server, storage and data center redundancy were the only options that met corporate resilience objectives. Read this white paper to gain an understanding of the resiliency challenges facing organizations today and how you can transition to cloud-based resiliency.
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Cloud-based data backup: A buyer’s guide – How to choose a third-party provider for development, management of your data backup solution

Many IT executive view cloud computing as an attractive platform for data backup. They know cloud can help protect business-critical data and provide near-ubiquitous information access. But while having a cloud-based solution is valuable, developing one in-house is tricky. That's why many organizations want to contract with a third-party cloud provider for cloud-based data backup. Read this buyer's guide to learn how to choose a provider to suit your business needs.
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