Cloud

Cloud technologies are gaining momentum everyday in the largest data centers and the smallest businesses, offering services that encompass everything from the infrastructure down to the software level. There are many potential benefits as well as risks, but market leaders like Amazon, Rackspace, IBM, and Microsoft are bringing the cloud from the bleeding edge to the center of the IT landscape.

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Introducing IBM Cloud-Based Services

    Businesses are under increasing pressure to act more dynamically, operate more flexibly and reduce the cost associated with each business transaction. CIOs must align with and support these objectives by introducing innovative, customer-facing and revenue-generating IT functionality. The IT landscape is changing at an unprecedented speed. The last five years...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Why Smart, Innovative Businesses are Turning to Cloud Computing

    Digital technologies are transforming business. From the manufacture and sale of goods to energy conservation and financial services, business processes across the industry spectrum are being digitized, infused with unprecedented speed, capacity and intelligence. While such progress creates exciting new business opportunities and paths toward competitive advantage, a company's underlying...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Web-based, business-class messaging solution for everyone in your organization

    Take the on-premise solutions off-premise. Just as the Internet makes information available whenever, wherever, cloud computing solutions ?which complement your existing IT network ? do the same for business applications. Moving applications ? like messaging and collaboration ? to the cloud frees up floor space, lowers energy consumption, and reduces...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Podcast: Is your datacenter ready for cloud computing?

    As you evaluate your datacenter and the future of your IT infrastructure, you may be looking at cloud computing as an option for your IT. Listen to this IBM podcast to: Learn how to evaluate your workloads to determine how you can bestuse cloud computing Discover how cloud as...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Smart data center actions your CFO will love

    As much as 85% of distributed computing capacity sits idle and yet with current computing models, new capacity is being added every day. In today's environment, organizations are looking to reduce costs - not just acquisition, but also ongoing energy and management costs as well. Read this document to see...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Open source white paper - Extending open source tools for more effective software delivery

    IBM Rational? software provides an integrated and modular software development ecosystem that supports a broad range of open source tools. The ecosystem helps enable timely and efficient software delivery through automation of processes for consistency, efficiency, quality and insight. Rational software enables process automation and traceability to improve visibility and...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Monitor services in the cloud: Discover the secrets of monitoring cloud services through tips, tricks, and tools

    To get the most from your Enterprise Cloud, you must understand how to leverage the cloud features to provide optimal utilization resources. This whitepaper helps IT managers understand the fundamental options for monitoring the cloud.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Change app behavior: From in house to the cloud

    If you're leading or working on a SaaS or PaaS project, interoperability and performance challenges through application migration processes are givens. Avoid common frantic missteps that will add time to your production cycles. This technical note offers specific proactive steps you can take to ensure to the successful migration of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Multi-vendor network readiness assessment

    Is your business dependent on a single network technology vendor for your data center networking requirements? This can increase your costs and limit your ability to respond quickly to changing business trends. This data sheet describes how a multi-vendor network readiness assessment from IBM can help provide an efficient and...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Extending open source tools for more effective software delivery

    IBM Rational? software provides an integrated and modular software development ecosystem that supports a broad range of open source tools. The ecosystem helps enable timely and efficient software delivery through automation of processes for consistency, efficiency, quality and insight. Rational software enables process automation and traceability to improve visibility and...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    The Clipper Group: IBM Introduces More-Efficient x86 Servers ? Improving Virtualization, Energy, Lowering TCO

    According to Clipper Group analysts, data centers around the world have become choked with inefficient and poorly managed servers; servers that are only being utilized at 15% to 20% of their capability. But account for 100% of the electrical power required to run these resources and cool the data center....

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Security strategy roadmap for cloud computing

    The cloud computing model is being adopted by many organizations because of it's efficiency, performance and cost benefits. But some organizations may be shying away from cloud because of security concerns. Read this data sheet from IBM to learn about services from IBM that can help you secure your cloud...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    IBM Worldwide Study Inside the Midmarket: A 2011 Perspective

    In our increasingly intelligent, instrumented, and interconnected world, midsize businesses are finding new ways to use information and technology to be smarter about how they work, where they invest, and the way they interact with their customers. Smart midsize firms know that aligning business and IT priorities isn't enough. Investment...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Private Cloud Computing for Enterprises: Meet the Demands of High Utilization and Rapid Change

    Customers today can take the first step with Cisco toward cloud computing and private clouds, as the enterprise IT infrastructure evolves toward a cost-effective, ubiquitous, easily accessible, reliable and efficient utility service, with unified management for ease of delivery. Private clouds keep the benefits of cloud computing under the control...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud Computing and the Economics of Enterprise IT

    Enterprise IT departments need to respond with agility to business needs and demand fluctuations, which existing data center architectures cannot achieve. Private cloud computing - highly scalable IT resources abstracted from an underlying infrastructure and provided as needed in a multi-tenant environment - has emerged as a prime vehicle for...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Cloud Computing for Financial Markets

    Enterprise IT is changing in the way that applications, information, content, compute, storage, and network is deployed and consumed. The move is toward the service delivery of IT through cloud computing, a dynamic and service-oriented infrastructure that allocates infrastructure supply to business demand as needed, just like a utility. The...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Dutch Service Provider Unifies Its Data Center

    PINS is one of the leading providers of hosting and managed services in the Benelux. PINS is one of the leading providers of hosting and managed services in the Benelux. PINS wanted to maximize new market opportunities and operating efficiencies by creating a more dynamic, on-demand data center model. PINS...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Shift to Cloud Computing: Forget the Technology, It's About Economics

    Cloud computing is hailed as the next big thing in IT, and a great deal of attention has focused on cloud technology. But technology is not the primary impetus to shift from traditional, data-center-based IT, and the technologies that underpin cloud computing are not new. Rather than experiencing a technological...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud: Powered by the Network - What a Business Leader Must Know

    Cloud is a new computing paradigm that opens the door to bold new possibilities. In Cloud, IT resources and services are abstracted from the underlying infrastructure and provided on-demand and at scale in a multi-tenant environment. Cloud is already having a broad impact, with implications that are relevant even to...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud: Powered by the Network What a Business Leader Must Know

    Cloud is a new computing paradigm. In Cloud, IT resources and services are abstracted from the underlying infrastructure and provided on-demand and at scale in a multi-tenant environment. Cloud has several characteristics: Information technology, from infrastructure to applications, is delivered and consumed as a service over the network; Services operate...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Pervasive Security Answers Cloud Computing Worries

    Security tops IT executives' concerns about cloud computing, according to a survey of 700 customers recently conducted by Cisco. Further, within the 2010 Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) survey of IT professionals, 48% of CIOs noted that cloud computing risks - from malicious software to data leakage and...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Casting a Ray of Sunshine on Cloud Computing

    There are a number of considerations executives at large enterprises need to know about cloud services, and what actions they should take today and plan for tomorrow so that they do not miss opportunities or commit too soon. This point-of-view paper focuses on providing insights to large enterprises that may...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    University Pioneers Grid Computing and High-Speed Networking

    The University of Florida contains the business challenge to facilitate faster computations and more conclusive results from multidisciplinary research with collaborate in design and implementation to create a comprehensive leading-edge solution for a reasonable cost and provide leading facilities that strengthen the university's competitive position within global research and education...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Creating Cloud-Ready Data Center

    Parentix hosts business-critical applications for small and midsize companies, specializing in windows solutions from microsoft and exact software. Challenges they faced are need to accelerate growth and win new business, reduce power consumption in data center and optimize customer experience. Parentix decided to introduce a new Cisco Data Center 3.0...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    Hosting Service Provider Manages Oracle Applications in Cloud

    NaviSite, Inc. is a provider of complex hosting, application management, and managed cloud services for the enterprise market. They faced challenge of lower customers' costs for Oracle applications management with usage-based billing, differentiate service performance, availability, and disaster recovery and scale cost-effectively and easily to meet dynamic requirements. They moved...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Storage Manufacturer Builds Highly Scalable Testing Cloud

    A global company headquartered in Sunnyvale as part of the company's commitment to ongoing innovation and rigorous quality control, NetApp engineers conduct stress tests on new NetApp storage hardware and software products, reproducing the conditions in demanding customer environments. They faces the challenge of deliver on-demand server and storage resources...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Independent Review Organization Builds Private Cloud

    A national independent review organization, ExamWorks, Inc. matches clients in law firms and insurance companies with medical experts for trial testimony, physical examinations, and peer reviews. To conduct business on a national scale, ExamWorks needed centralized backups, disaster recovery, and the ability to comply with regulations such as the Health...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Cloud Computing Brief

    Check out this overview of cloud computing and some things to consider when deciding if it's right for your school.

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  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Best Practices for Building an Enterprise Private Cloud

    Intel IT has achieved significant progress on the authors' multi-year initiative to build an enterprise private cloud. By implementing a cloud strategy, they have saved USD 9 million to date - and they anticipate approximately USD 14 million Net Present Value (NPV) over the next four years. Intel IT has...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Cloud Computing

    Many users of computer technology—and for that matter, many technology creators and administrators—complain about the rapid pace of change in information technology. The most recent example of a new technology trend bursting upon the scene is cloud computing. Setting a record for going from "what is it?" to "I've got...

    Provided By Intel

  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Increasing Utilization Intelligently

    See how servers powered by Intel? Xeon? processor 5600 series enable you to combine servers from multiple generations into the same virtualized server pool to extend failover, load balancing, and disaster recovery capability.

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  • Resource Center // Oct 2009

    The Similarities Between a Cloud Forest and Cloud Computing

    Nature is extremely efficient in it's use of a cloud forest. Likewise, Cloud Computing is an extremely efficient use of computing resources. It is for this reason that Intel IT has developed an enterprise cloud computing strategy focused on building an internal cloud to boost efficiency and flexibility inside of...

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  • Resource Center // Oct 2009

    The top 10 reasons why Nehalem is ideal for the cloud

    Intel officially launched the Intel? Xeon? 5500 processor (formerly codenamed "Nehalem") for servers and workstations. One of the most exciting uses of this new platform will be as a key building block in cloud computing infrastructure. Whether you've bought into the hype of cloud computing or are a jaded IT...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Growing arrays need bigger pipes

    Storage array and disk drive vendors have excelled themselves and delivered the highcapacity goods. But some of us are still not happy, because although we have big fat data vaults they are being held back by anorexic pipes. What is going on here? Business is generating more data than ever...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    I/O holds up the traffic in virtual systems

    We can now host 512 virtual machines on a single physical server. That's a lot of virtual machines trying to squeeze a lot of I/O out of a single server's networking interfaces. Meanwhile, vSphere 5 is out. It arrived with an indeterminately large quantity of truly outstanding features that were...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Education with virtualization

    Broadgreen International School is dedicated to setting the standard for 21st century education. Accommodating students aged from 11 to 18in Liverpool, England, over the last few years, it has invested heavily in updating and upgrading its facilities. These include a state-of-the-arttechnology centre, a new drama studio and even an on-site...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Schools, IT, and Cloud Computing The Agility for 21st Century eLearning

    Cloud computing is one of the most talked about solutions on the education scene. School IT managers and educators know firsthand that technology changes?and the potential they create for young learners?have been constant and swift. Each new offering brings opportunities for pedagogy and challenges for deployment. Here you will find...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    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. Some of the growing cloud security concerns include:...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Aug 2012

    Maximized Warehousing and Analytics in The Era of Big Data

    Enterprise IT leaders have to look beyond the glib buzz words of 'big data' to figure out what the real impact and opportunities are for their organizations. Automation extends into every aspect of business operations today, with a wealth of new data sources such geo-location, RFID instrumentation and web interactions....

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    HRG Assessment: Comparing IBM PureSystems and HP Converged Systems

    Today customers and employees have increasingly more bi-directional interactions with companies and all of these transactions have to be served up and supported by IT. Business applications and services have to be developed and assimilated into the business quicker, faster, and without room for mistakes. How will business and IT...

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