ESG Brief: Teradata IntelliCloud: Agility, Security, and Operational Ease

Abstract:

As organizations continue embracing the cloud, Teradata IntelliCloud is enabling organizations with data-driven initiatives to simplify cloud consumption with its as-a-service offering. With support for AWS, Azure, and its own cloud infrastructure across several geographic locations, Teradata continues to put customers first by providing a scalable, highly performing, secure solution in IntelliCloud that satisfies the need for a hybrid approach to data analytics and business intelligence with simplified, self-service management.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Data Management

ESG Master Survey Results: The Emergence of Multi-cloud Strategies

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on public cloud infrastructure service usage trends, specifically the drivers behind multi-cloud strategies and the considerations and requirements associated with them.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services VMworld

ESG Brief: 2018 Public Cloud Infrastructure Trends

Abstract:

As organizations continue to leverage digital transformation for both their business and IT groups, the use of public cloud infrastructure has become a key driver for that transformation. As the use of public cloud infrastructure becomes a standard operational model, use of multiple cloud service providers, or multi-cloud, is also growing to meet the needs of transformation efforts. ESG’s research has found that these strategies are widespread and commonly driven by an organization’s application requirements.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services VMworld AWS re:Invent

ESG Brief: How Companies Choose Public Cloud Infrastructure Providers

Abstract:

The majority of organizations today are using public cloud infrastructure services to some extent. With this trend of increased public cloud infrastructure usage, it’s important to better understand the factors behind organizations’ criteria and process when it comes to selecting these public cloud service providers generally. This includes identifying the groups and individuals involved in and responsible for making cloud service provider decisions, and the capabilities that IaaS users look for and prefer in public cloud infrastructure and the providers offering these services.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services VMworld AWS re:Invent

ESG Brief: Microsoft Azure Advanced Threat Protection: Attack Protection for Cloud, On-premises, and Hybrid Environments

Abstract:

Security continues to be a key focus of organizations across industries. Traditional security practices employing multiple security and management tools are expanding the attack surface—making it more difficult for IT to effectively set and manage security policies. Many businesses are still not adequately protected from the proliferation of bad actors, but are uncertain about how to address this increasingly urgent situation. Microsoft’s new cloud-based Azure Advanced Threat Protection solution may be a welcome addition to the vendor’s Enterprise Mobility + Security E5. By leveraging machine learning algorithms and behavior analytics, this solution can protect organizations against security threats lurking across networks.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility Cloud Platforms & Services Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: The Current State of Multi-cloud Strategies

Abstract:

Multi-cloud is one of the hottest buzzwords in IT today. Reflecting the growing use of multiple cloud service providers, vendors who offer products that support the public cloud must also be multi-cloud compatible. But what are the reasons behind companies choosing to be multi-cloud and what does the future hold for multi-cloud? ESG’s research has found that the core drivers for multi-cloud are the needs of the applications and active selection of providers by IT. As for the future of multi-cloud, ESG found there will be further fragmentation, with more diversity of providers, rather than a consolidation to a smaller number of providers.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services VMworld AWS re:Invent

ESG Brief: Blockchain - Appearing on IT's Ledger

Abstract:

Research conducted by ESG reveals that a healthy number of IT organizations are at least testing the waters of blockchain technology, especially in verticals like financial services, telco, and transportation. As organizations look for ways to leverage blockchain to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs by leveraging a secure, decentralized platform that can help eliminate the middle man of transaction-based aspects of their business, continued proof points across verticals will go a long way to simplify the core concepts and clarify the benefits that organizations can achieve through the disruptive technology in their specific businesses.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Data Management Data Protection Enterprise Mobility Cybersecurity Networking Storage Converged Infrastructure Systems Management