IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions

Before focusing specifically on storage clouds, it is useful to describe the larger IT landscape for a general understanding of cloud computing concepts. The trade press, journals, and marketing collateral have generated substantial content about cloud computing, but differ widely in exactly what constitutes an IT cloud. A helpful way to think is in general terms of ownership (public and private clouds), and categorize the types of services that an IT cloud provides. These concepts are described in some detail in this chapter. Finally, the IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture is described as a definition of the basic elements of any cloud service environment.

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Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future.

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Deck 7 Webinars and Virtual Events

whitePaper | January 1, 2020

If you recognize some of these challenges, download the Deck 7 Webinar & Virtual Events overview to see how we make it easy for busy marketers to run highly successful webinars and virtual events....

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Cloud Monitoring with Operations Bridge

whitePaper | June 7, 2021

This whitepaper describes how Micro Focus Operations Bridge provides end-to-end monitoring across public and private cloud environments. This whitepaper includes links to detailed documentation for setting up and managing monitoring for various cloud services. The use of cloud-based technologies has transformed modern IT infrastructure and brought numerous benefits such as increased operational agility, ease of deployment and maintenance, optimized resource utilization, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.

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The Definitive Guide to SD-WAN

whitePaper | February 6, 2020

As digital disruption has led businesses to re-evaluate and reimagine almost every aspect of their operations, many have found that their traditional wide-area network (WAN) “pipes”just aren’t keeping up. Your business needs more bandwidth and network performance to power technologies like cloud-based applications and storage, connected smart devices, and video conferencing. At the same time, you must keep data highly secure and employ constant threat monitoring to protect your business from disruption. You need agility as you open morebranches, scale your workforce up or down, and implement new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT).

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A Real-World Approach to Managing Hybrid IT Ecosystems

whitePaper | April 12, 2021

In this eBook, we’ll explore the evolution of the enterprise data center, impacts of cloud-powered digital solutions, and how to manage hybrid IT solutions. Operators of enterprise data centers face a rapidly evolving technology landscape and a cloud-powered wave of disruption that is changing business models, connectivity, workload management and much more. Driving this change is the growing availability and adoption of opex-based ‘off-premises’ services, such as public cloud, X-as-a-service and colocation data center offerings. Yet not all workloads are being, or can be, outsourced. This means that operators are increasingly managing ‘hybrid’ IT environments – that is, a mix of off-premises services and privately owned, internal ‘on-premises’ data center capacity.

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Accelerated business outcomes with Google Cloud and Veeam.

whitePaper | August 20, 2021

Business Challenge Your organization’s lifeblood is its data. To continue to outpace competitors and deliver organizational results, you’re tasked with cloud acceleration to simplify data management, lower backup storage expenses, and ensure data and applications are highly available. Sounds simple but consider that you will need to migrate and secure existing workloads from on premises to the cloud, while continuing to protect data that may need to remain on premises. Additionally, you will need to ensure that any new services delivered natively via the cloud are safeguarded, alongside any virtual workloads, wherever they may reside! Solution Overview “Better Together” Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility between the cloud provider and the customer. Google Cloud is committed to doing its part to protect the underlying infrastructure, but the onus of securing your workloads still rests with you. Jointly, Google Cloud and Veeam® help you do just that by providing solutions that enable you to: • lower storage costs by tiering on-premises backup data to Google Cloud Storage (GCS), • seamlessly migrate and replicate on premises VMware solutions to Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE) • mitigate risk by providing native backup andrecovery for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) IaaS instances.

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Improving Productivity with Cloud Automation

whitePaper | February 26, 2020

A greater variety of end devices are moving to the Internet of Things (IoT), which is making it more versatile. One way to address the rising challenges associated with digitization at the service management level is Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) for Remote PC Management.A power supply, an active network, and an Intel® AMT-capable chipset are the only requirements to use Intel® AMT features on end devices. Through a collection of REST-APIs, Intel® EMA makes it possible to manage end devices out of band,even if the operating system is down.

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future.

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