In this report, we parse the myriad definitions of 'the edge', and show how each component is relevant to a total solution. We also step back and show how the principles behind “edge compute” are consistent with best practices for any workload deployment in a hybrid cloud environment. Download our whitepaper to explore the edge landscape.
SD-WAN largely exists today to support two key enterprise transformations: multicloud and the software-defined branch (SD-Branch). Most traffic from users and devices in the enterprise campus and branch today goes to cloud-based applications scattered across a host of clouds. Download this whitepaper and see how to optimize the cost and performance of multicloud-bound traffic.
The role of I&O in the future will be to manage the global infrastructure and its associated services, moving away from only hardware and software. The end result will be an environment focused on enabling the rapid deployment of business services and deploying workloads to the right locations. Download our whitepaper to see how Edge and IoT deployments are stretching infrastructures,
Interconnection, which enables enterprises to move out of owned islands of data and into interconnected hubs of third-party services located at the “edge”, or at close physical proximity to the users of these services, is quickly becoming table stakes to achieving digital transformation. Download this whitepaper to see how Equinix provides carrier-neutral colocation centers that facilitate interconnection across an organization’s ecosystem of service providers.
Changing worker demographics, mobility, IoT, consumer technologies, and intelligent buildings are driving the evolution of traditional workplaces. Today, smart digital workplaces are creating more productive work environments for employees, visitors, operators, and managers. This white paper looks at how businesses can enhance their employee’s experiences by investing in smart digital workplaces.
In today’s digital era, a fast, reliable network keeps your users productive and customers happy. It means your employees can connect and collaborate in the latest ways—via mobile devices, cloud-based applications, and IoT—and respond to customers faster than ever. But ensuring the network performs at its best can be a huge challenge, especially for midsize businesses with limited IT staff and budgets.
Like larger businesses, midsize organisations are also seeking to take advantage of the benefits that digital transformation can provide. However, organisations of this size often encounter unique challenges when pursuing digital transformation given their resources compared to larger businesses. This IDC white paper examines the challenges faced by midsized organisations and explores what networking features and functionality are important for these businesses.
Consumer expectations put a strain on IT Services teams at a time when resources are limited, costs must be contained, and IT environments are increasingly complex. up. Service and Support Desk agents are under far greater scrutiny and pressure to meet performance metrics and KPI’s. For automation to be effective, it needs focus, precision and speed. Download this whitepaper to see how the role of ITSM and businesses are looking to IT Service Management as a business enabler rather than an overhead.
Data is growing at an accelerating rate.This rapid growth in business data frequently results in fragmented data protection environments, as businesses have the need to backup physical and virtual, on-premises and off-premises data, all with different service level agreements (SLAs). Backup and secondary storage infrastructure often comes from multiple vendors which significantly increases the acquisition and day-to-day management costs, and adds operational inefficiencies and complexity. Download this whitepaper to see how businesses can be affected by storage infrastructure requirements.