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17 Dec

3 Whitepapers to Add to Your Reading List This Holiday Season

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One year ago, Gartner predicted that 4.9 billion things would be in use by 2015. The organization is also forecasting that 25 billion connected “things” will be in use by 2020.

IoT was a big player in the 2015 tech scene, as was Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization, which are both ushering in a new way of thinking about application and service delivery.

Technology isn’t static in 2015. Your monitoring solution shouldn’t be either.

As we close out the year, be sure to read our three best Whitepapers from 2015, filled with the insight and acumen needed to make 2016 a successful year for your connected business.

Achieving Operational Insight in SDN and NFV Environments

The first step in establishing a solid SDN operation – one that delivers a great and consistent quality of experience – is having visibility into how everything in this environment performs together, from the bare metal all the way to the application itself.

Data mediation is the start – it’s being able to translate data from different elements, each with its own representation of the infrastructure into a simple and consistent structure that you can integrate and remix with other systems and tools to allow you to visualize and analyze your environment in the right way.

Analysis like this helps enterprises make better business decisions. Analyzing your SDN data is not only about catching problems before they happen. It’s about optimizing your infrastructure so you can deliver the best quality of experience to customers while managing your investment.

With solid analytics, you can make short-term operational decisions that allow you to keep your applications running well and your customers happy, while also getting a starting point towards highlighting where you can optimize your infrastructure to better align to your business goals.

The final step needed is automation and optimization. To enable the real time, closed-loop goals of delivering services that self-optimize, the solution must be able to notify external systems of anomalies discovered in the analyze stage.

For more on the three phases of achieving operational insight into SDN and NFV, download the whitepaper here.

5 Proof Points the IoT is Impacting IT in 2015

The Internet of Things – the network of physical objects embedded with software and sensors that enables these objects to exchange data – is inching toward mass adoption, but won’t reach that milestone for a few years.

In September, 2015, SevOne published a report on recent survey findings about the impact of IoT on enterprise IT and service provider organizations. SevOne surveyed 100 executives; 91 percent of those interviewed work for firms in the Fortune 1000, with revenues in excess of $1.5 billion.

When we received the final survey results, we were most surprised to learn that 26 percent of the executives – from well-known tech, communications and health enterprises, to universities, aircraft manufacturers, and a few big banks – said their IT teams are currently engaged in IoT projects. This means they either have IoT solutions planned, budgeted, or currently deployed.

In this whitepaper, we analyze the results of our recent survey and reveal additional reasons why IoT is on the minds of IT staff. Download the whitepaper here.

The Maturity Model For Infrastructure Monitoring

Monitoring today’s IT infrastructures has become so difficult that most organizations only detect poor performance when something goes wrong. The reason for this challenge lies in the complexity of modern applications and networks, which are often the result of expansions that occur over time to cope with growth and advances in technology.

These infrastructures contain both physical and virtual components from multiple vendors, usually in numerous locations, including both private and public clouds, and operating on a variety of systems and platforms.

This white paper provides an overview of the Maturity Model for Infrastructure Monitoring, and details the five levels and the advantages of moving through them. It also points out the drawbacks and dangers of leaving performance monitoring to basic tools, and also offers ways to reach a state of optimized service delivery. Download the whitepaper here.

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