White Papers by Topic: Paas

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Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications: A Critical Step on the Journey Toward the Private Cloud

Virtualization has evolved rapidly since it first began to be used on x86 servers in 2003, mainly for test and development. By 2007, the second generation, Virtualization 2.0, was under way, and the focus was consolidating production applications. Today, we are transitioning to the third era of virtualization deployment (3.0), which is taking on cloudlike attributes for highly virtualized and automatically managed internal deployments. The transition to adopting cloud-like deployments shifts the focus from early capex savings drivers to transforming IT into a service and delivering operational efficiencies. Crucial to the success of this transition to the cloud computing deployment model is the inclusion of tier 1 applications, the most complex and often business critical in nature to an enterprise. This IDC white paper includes two case studies and a sidebar highlighting the experiences of three enterprises with virtualizing their tier 1 applications, which include Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases and a Microsoft Exchange email system.

Create new value from System z assets, reduce costs with Web technology

Source: IBM

This update explains how IBM® System z® customers with IBM WebSphere® Portal 6.1 software are better positioned to leverage Web 2.0 technologies. With version 6.1 you can deploy applications across your enterprise, reduce costs and increase flexibility with workloads centralized on System z servers.

Free yourself from old IT help desk technology

BMC software and salesforce.com have joined forces to deliver BMC ServiceDesk on Force.com, an ITIL help desk, self service, and inventory management solution on the Force platform. This paper explains the patented technology that makes the Force.com platform fast, scalable, and secure.

Ensure Your Business Stays Up And Running Through Cloud Computing

When disaster strikes, business must keep moving. Read this paper and learn how cloud computing can give you access to your data no matter what.

Rational ALM Technical Audit by Butler Group

The report provides incisive and objective review covers Rational ALM products, product strategy, deployment recommendations and more.

Should Your Email Live in the Cloud - An Infrastructure and Operations Analysis

This Forrester Report will help enterprises better understand opportunities to leverage the cloud to address these pain points by review of three basic architectures to consider as you evaluate taking your email into the cloud.

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