Integrate New Systems Gracefully with Request Management
One of the many questions that companies face when introducing new enterprise
systems either to provide new functionality or incorporate legacy systems
from a merger or acquisition is "How do we identify and manage access
Not only do new access approval processes need to be established, but a
common platform to define and execute processes, reliably document approvals
and provide users with an acceptable user experience is often not in place to
handle the additional workload. Corporate IT is also faced with the challenge
responding quickly to changes in access rules or approval chains.
To ease the pain of integrating new systems into a unified corporate IT
structure, required approval processes not only need to be established but
executed through a common system. By adopting technology that can provide... (more)
NetApp's got itself a cloud platform.
It's updated its Data ONTAP 7G operating system, which hasn't been revved
since 2005, blended it with Data ONTAP GX scale-out clustering operating
system, technology it got with its acquisition of Spinnaker Networks years
back, and leavened it with new scaling, performance and cost-saving
technologies to create Data ONTAP 8, the foundation of an enterprise cloud
infrastructure to enable IT-as-a-service.
It's also got services to go along with it to guide enterprises in deploying
a cloud infrastructure.
The company's new CEO Tom Georgens is q... (more)
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $800 Savings here!
The industry conversation is all about cloud, but the real goal is the
elusive transformation of IT into a business-ready service that is available
on demand and as needed. IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) leverages an open cloud
computing approach that spans both internal, private clouds and public cloud
offerings, giving users simple, self-service access and a feeling of control.
In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Mathew Lodge, Senior
Director in VMware's Cloud Services group, will provide a high-level overview
of VMware's vi... (more)
In an environment where the IT organizations, on the one hand, face resource
constraints and on the other hand, have to meet growing business needs, they
have to look newer and cost effective methods of computing and cloud
computing aims to achieve these aims by balancing the conflicts between
scarce resources and increased service needs. In simple terms, cloud
computing enables reduction of IT infrastructure costs while at the same
keeping in mind complex security needs of the users. This article discusses a
few best-rated data security products. In order to be best, they should... (more)
Today cloud computing facilitated by virtualization continues emerging as the
service delivery vehicle for IT to shorten go-to-market while facing
unpredictable data patterns and workloads. The increasing complexities and
growing user expectations make system management on the center stage of a
cloud computing solution. In addition to automation, we now need a
self-service model to fundamentally reduce the cost structure of required
training and on-going maintenance. Besides processes and procedures, we now
need work-flows and orchestration. The requirements for a management
Windows Server 2012 is designed with private cloud and System Center 2012 in
mind. While the IT industry is transitioning into cloud computing and
embracing consumerization of IT, as an IT professional, building privte
cloud with System Center 2012 is an immediate priority of mine and getting
productive on Windows Server 2012 is a key step.
This is part 2, a continuation of the 3-part series of getting productive on
Windows Server 2012, should you not have a touch device readily available.
The user operations walked through here are fundamental and for most Windows
users this po... (more)