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.

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    IDC iView tool: Evolving Support Scenarios for a New Style of IT

    This is an interactive, web-based view of the same content as in the IDC whitepaper, “Support a New Style of IT: The Value of the 3rd Platform”. This outlines the HP Support Portfolio and discusses, in detail, Datacenter Care, Proactive Care, Foundation Care and Lifecycle Event Services. IDC discusses how...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    The Business Value of Adopting Advanced Support Tools and Utilities

    What are the difficulties associated with supporting advanced technology in complex and heterogeneous IT environments? Learn what IDC suggests enterprises should evaluate when considering support features and deliverables, as well as how specific support tools can help improve problem resolution and minimize downtime.

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Case Studies // Sep 2011

    With VMware VCloud, Experian Evolves Virtualization Into Private Cloud

    Consumers know Experian as a provider of credit reporting services. Experian demands constant innovation and nimble response to markets to maintain its profitability and competitive edge. Its IT infrastructure team must support its developers' efforts to meet the business' aggressive time-to-market requirements. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges. A...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2011

    VMware Private Cloud Delivers Strategic Value at Dublin Bay Power, Ireland

    Dublin Bay Power wanted to deploy a reliable server architecture that would reduce physical server sprawl, simplify server management, reduce infrastructure cost, and improve business continuity and disaster recovery. It needed a scalable system to cater for future growth and its move towards a hybrid cloud. They chose VMware to...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2011

    Global Solutions, Outsourcing Services Provider Extends Virtualization to Deliver Self-Service Cloud Environment

    Global IT systems to drive competitive business value: that is the essence of what Siemens IT Solutions and Services delivers to customers in more than 40 countries around the world. Siemens IT Solutions and Services aimed to align IT resources with the strategic business needs of both internal and external...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2011

    VMware VCloud Director Helps NDI Speed Technology Delivery Within Efforts That Support Democracy

    The National Democratic Institute needs to deliver applications to users who lack the infrastructure and resources to host them; it must also drive efficiency in its application delivery processes so that it can focus resources on core activities. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges. The Institute is using VMware...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2010

    TUI InfoTec Uses VMware Server Virtualization to Secure Competitive Advantages

    TUI InfoTec grew from being the IT department at the well-known travel company to being one of Germany's established IT service providers today. Their challenges were data centers were bursting at the seams, too much time was required for managing hardware, power consumption was high and server utilization was low....

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2011

    Cloud One Delivers IBM Rational Development Tools in the Cloud Using an Elastic, Highly Scalable, and Economical SaaS Model, Powered by VMware

    CloudOne is a market leader that provides business customers with a full set of IBM Rational tools for development in the cloud. CloudOne is a SaaS provider that enables businesses to deploy IBM Rational development tools globally as a managed service using an elastic, highly flexible cloud environment. The solution...

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  • Podcasts // Aug 2011

    Customer Story: Acxiom, Expands Its Cloud Computing Environment and Virtualization Capabilities

    In this podcast, one of the leading marketing information services give solutions for scalability infrastructure. The benefits of deploying their solutions are cost-effectively expanded its cloud computing environment and virtualization capabilities with IBM System x3850 X5, an IBM ex5 enterprise system solution featuring the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    HP Networking Blog Article

    Contemporary data center networks designed to support siloed IT architectures simply aren't designed meet the performance, security, availability and agility requirements of cloud. As you turn to cloud computing to accelerate business innovation and contain costs, you need to be keenly aware of how cloud (and virtualization) reshapes the way...

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    Five steps to a private cloud

    The benefits of cloud computing can be transformative for an enterprise. With these goals in mind, many enterprises are realizing the advantages of building a private cloud environment while they also draw from external cloud services. Before setting a course for cloud computing, preparation can ease navigation. This paper sets...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Get Your Applications In Order for Mobile And Cloud

    New technologies demand changes. Today, organisations demand new applications and more functionality delivered more quickly and at a lower cost than ever before. But most IT organisations lack the readily available knowledge, processes and software tools to effectively assess the applications that would be a good fit for mobile usage...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    The Manager of Managers Approach to Running Your IT Environment Virtual Event

    Do you have a single console to view, control, and manage your IT environment? Is automation built into your monitoring strategy? As IT environments become more dynamic, your operations teams need a unified view for management and monitoring. Automatic detection, and automated monitoring setup and configuration are two ways to...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    McKesson Cloud Automation Podcast

    Download the podcast on how McKesson accomplished a multi-year, pan-IT management transformation. Learn how McKesson's performance journey, from 2005 to the present, has enabled it to better leverage an agile, hybrid cloud model. How McKesson gained a standardized services orientation to achieve agility in deploying its many active applications is...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Simplify the move to the cloud

    This white paper discusses how legacy networks can limit your move to cloud and how by virtualizing your network with HP FlexNetwork architecture, you can simplify the move to cloud.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Managing performance in dynamic environments

    Around the world, IT organizations are on the same journey to virtualized, cloud, and software-defined data centers. These next-generation data centers virtualize IT resources to enable the pooling and sharing of infrastructure components, to increase IT agility, and to improve the economics of data center operations. This forward-looking approach to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Understanding the value of cloud solutions-maximizing your ROI WP

    Cloud computing is a powerful new way of providing and consuming information services—one that enables businesses to access applications and infrastructure resources over the Internet on an as-needed basis via a usage-based business model. With cloud computing, organizations can significantly gain agility while reducing costs and increasing flexibility. End users...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Cloud-Scale Resource Management: Challenges and Techniques

    Managing resources at large scale while providing performance isolation and efficient use of underlying hardware is a key challenge for any cloud management software. Most Virtual Machine (VM) resource management systems like VMware DRS clusters, Microsoft PRO and Eucalyptus, do not currently scale to the number of hosts and VMs...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Cloud Security Myths and Strategies Uncovered

    Forward-thinking CSOs are embracing the right security strategy and exercising appropriate caution without dampening cloud optimism. By overcoming the number one perceived challenge—security—CIOs can move beyond their fears to pursue their IT transformation to cloud computing.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Business Agility and the True Economics of Cloud Computing

    New groundbreaking global survey findings demonstrate the true value of cloud computing to the business. While it is understood in the industry that cloud computing provides clear cost benefits, CIOs are having difficulty getting a true fix on the business value that cloud might offer beyond cost reduction. These survey...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Aligning CFO and CIO Priorities

    Forward-thinking organizations are viewing cloud computing as an investment in business transformation, not just a way to cut costs for IT. Thanks to the cloud, CFOs and CIOs are moving beyond the “either/or” discussions that once forced themto make tradeoffs between IT cost cutting and the creation of new business...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    VMware Cloud Application Platform: Modernize Today's Apps. Build for Tomorrow's

    Competitive organizations demand that IT leaders increase the velocity of new application development. By improving time to market, enterprises can more effectively address competitive threats, accelerate success in new business opportunities and meet business objectives. Business applications are central to many strategic initiatives. Therefore, it is imperative for IT to...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit: Private VMware vCloud Service Definition

    Cloud computing is an approach to computing that leverages the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure that is consumed as a service. The cloud computing approach - made possible by sophisticated automation, provisioning, management, and virtualization technologies - differs dramatically from the current IT model because it decouples data...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit: Public VMware vCloud Service Definition

    Cloud computing is an approach to computing that leverages the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure that is consumed as a service. The cloud computing approach - made possible by sophisticated automation, provisioning, management, and virtualization technologies - differs dramatically from the current IT model because it decouples data...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit: Architecting a VMware vCloud

    Architecting a VMware vCloud provides guidance to architect an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud based on VMware vCloud. This paper, combined with the private or public service definition, can help one navigate through the applicable design considerations for architecting a vCloud solution. Simplifying the delivery of resources to end users requires the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit: Operating a VMware vCloud

    Operating a VMware vCloud provides practical operations-focused, organizational, process, and supporting technology considerations and guidance based on the vCloud Operations Framework. The goal is to provide customers with the information they need to realize the benefits of proceeding along the journey of VMware vCloud adoption and providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) using...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit: Consuming a VMware vCloud

    Business needs are continuously evolving and so are the business requirements for a vCloud. SLAs need to be continuously updated to reflect the current business requirements. Taking the previous example, if a thousand new business users are added to a particular application, it is likely the criticality will be increased...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit: Hybrid VMware vCloud Use Case

    Hybrid vClouds are all about flexibility and a better cost structure. NewCo did not want to size for the peaks. They can overflow capacity into the vCloud when needed and only pay for what they use. To do so, they must decommission the resources that they have instantiated for the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Enterprise-Class Cloud Services for Europe

    According to Lydia Leong of Gartner: "Most of the people strongly held one of two utterly opposing beliefs: that cloud computing was going to be the thing of the future and the way they and their companies would consume IT in the future, and that cloud computing would be something...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2011

    Vodacom Chooses VMware to Deliver Cloud Service

    Vodacom Office in the Cloud is a managed virtual desktop solution which allows customers to rent their hardware, applications, Operating System and Voice Over IP (VOIP). The company looked at a number of different technologies, including open source technologies, before making the decision to adopt VMware View technology, one of...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2011

    Cloud Computing for Real: With VCloud Director for New Business Models

    managedhosting.de GmbH is owner-operated and based in Berlin. For over 150 customers from industry, banks, publishing, government agencies, aviation and aerospace, and the education sector, it serves as a competent and innovative partner for operating complex applications reliably and flexibly as IT outsourcing solutions. Their challenge is to automate provisioning...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2011

    Fast Growing UK Farming Business Moves to the Cloud With VMware

    JSR Group is one of the largest family-owned farming companies in the UK. JSR was looking for a way to update its IT infrastructure in a cost-effective way that would support its operations across 13 countries and provide a future-proof, scalable and resilient foundation as it looked to move further...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Enlightened data center automation in the cloud age

    A data center automation strategy should be priority number one before making any move to the cloud. Automation is required for taking advantage of the cloud model, and the key to achieving the full value of the cloud. Access this resource to discover practical guidance for achieving a successful automation...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    How to automate hybrid delivery in three steps

    Having your head in the clouds isn't necessarily a bad thing these days. Organizations of all sizes and industries are finding that cloud computing technologies and services help them meet today's never-ending business challenges and demands, to store growing data sets and to simplify the management of secure delivery of...

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  • Videos // Feb 2014

    Customer Video: Virgin Media

    Virgin Media explores the problems, requirements, and solutions around software testing. Learn how their journey unfolded and some of the benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP’s

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    What's New In VMware vSphere 4: Performance Enhancements

    VMware vSphere 4 is the industry's first cloud operating system. IT organizations can make use of cloud computing with several new and unique features of the new VMware vSphere 4. There are several performance enhancements that empower administrators with better efficiency, control, and choice. This paper focuses on the performance...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    10 benefits of desktop modernisation

    No longer is work a place, but rather an idea that is ubiquitous, constant and borderless. Employees want access to their data and applications anytime, anywhere, from any device, so that ideas, collaboration and innovation aren't limited to business hours or office buildings. To keep up with these changing and...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    VMware vSphere 4 Unveiled: Get Ready for the Next Generation of IT Services

    VMware vSphere 4, the next generation of products from VMware, is poised to transform datacenters into efficient, shared, resilient cloud infrastructures and enable IT organizations to deliver the next generation of flexible and reliable IT services. This webcast gives an overview of how VMware vSphere dramatically reduces capital and operating...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Security in the Cloud: Protecting Confidential Data in Cloud Computing Environments

    Cloud computing is opening up opportunities for cost savings and increased scalability of IT infrastructure. However, security concerns can sometimes obscure these benefits. The attendee will hear on a joint project using VMware and Third Brigade solutions that provides a secure, robust and cost-effective Electronic Health Records (EHR) infrastructure in...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Improve Application Security With VMware vSphere 4

    VMware vShield Zones, a new capability in VMware vSphere 4, enables network partitioning of virtual datacenters across logical organizational and trust boundaries, with virtualization-aware visibility and VMware VMotion compatibility. VMware vShield Zones provides convenient, secure virtualization of Internet-facing DMZs, compliance with firewalling and network segmentation requirements of PCI and regulatory...

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