Expensive hardware upgrades, lack of easy provisioning, inability to rapidly scale up/down, and multi-service provider relationships with vendor lock-ins, are driving up costs and complexity. For decision makers who are constantly scouting for better alternatives, what’s the way out? Enter SD-WAN. Based on the state-of-the-art technology - software-defined networking (SDN), it provides secure and scalable architecture at a much lower TCO. SD-WAN also seamlessly connects business branches, without the hassle of deploying additional systems, manual MPLS upgrades, or dedicated IT teams at individual locations. This paper takes a deep-dive into the need for network transformation, how to leverage SD-WAN to deliver on its promise, and who should drive the transformation.
In today’s digital world a disaster can strike anytime, anywhere. In such situations a Disaster Recovery(DR) plan is critical. Smart IT leaders are putting in place plans that detail out the steps that can be taken to be better prepared in the likelihood that disaster strikes. With more and more organizations moving to the cloud, disaster recovery becomes easier (compared to on-premise) and is significantly faster. This paper recommends 8 key areas to consider to ensure cloud-based DR plans are effective and perfectly executed.
‘Cloud’ continues to be a key lever for enterprises who pursue the ‘ambitious’ digital transformation of their operating and business models. This white paper outlines a three-pronged, phased migration and management roadmap for companies to overcome challenges associated with cloud, and maximize gains from their cloud-related investments. It also highlights some interesting takeaways from the discussions between Ollie O'Donoghue and Robert Wysocki during a recent webinar.
Getting the most out of your Windows 10 investment: Moving from ‘Big Bang Updates’ to a nimble and continuous approach
Every IT organization will agree that operating system (OS) upgrades – both on the desktop and server side can be a tedious, time consuming, and expensive process. How then can CIOs and CTOs embrace major technology shifts at the pace modern business demands while simultaneously delivering business benefits? The answer lies in Evergreen IT – a move that Microsoft has made by launching Windows 10 as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. This paper highlights what’s new in WaaS, how to go about implementing it, the associated challenges, and the value that a specialized partner can bring in helping enterprises keep their Windows 10 environment up to date.
This is a primer on building secure infrastructure for organizations/industries that are sensitive to data security and have stringent security regulations and controls. Usage of components, rationale and optimizing for compliance requirements for Azure Government and Azure Government for DoD is discussed in the final section of the document. This paper is primarily relevant for Azure, Azure Government and Azure Government for DoD.
We live in an age where virtually every imaginable object – from industrial equipment to smart city infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, and more can be connected to the Internet. Internet оf Things (IoT) projects typically involve a large number of devices, a proliferation of application programming interfaces(APIs), and humongous amounts of data. All of these factors can tax the traditional strategies, skills and technologies used by integration professionals. This whitepaper explores IoT integration challenges, details the best practices to overcome them, and highlights the key factors organizations must consider while evaluating IoT service providers.
Cloud offers wide ranging benefits such as elasticity, flexibility, and efficiency. But the benefits come at a price – that of limited visibility and control. To bypass this roadblock, most organizations take the private cloud route - by leveraging OpenStack to build a private cloud infrastructure that supports enterprise applications as well as integrates with the existing datacenter infrastructure. This paper puts forth a robust approach for designing a flexible and scalable OpenStack environment that supports end user requirements and is aligned with business goals.
With the rapid development and adoption of Cloud technologies, business enterprises see Cloud not only as a technology shift, but also as a powerful driver of positioning their business applications to maximize customer value. This whitepaper identifies the challenges faced by IT professionals in efficient migration of business applications to Cloud and provides an efficient business strategy for application transformation.
In the digital age, the term, “Workplace” is no longer a physical office space where employees work on enterprise data and tools for a designated number of hours. The Digital workplace is a business strategy that promotes employee agility and productivity through a consumerized work environment. This paper explores the changing demands of the modern workplace and how Microland's workplace solutions for enterprises enable the transformation to a Digital workplace.
Organizations that have invested in O365 usually struggle to extract its full value by deploying tools like OneDrive, Yammer, Planner, Team. This paper highlights the value provided by these tools and the services Microland offers to ensure the implementation of tools beyond Exchange Online are streamlined and challenge-free.