Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Oct 09, 2012
This informative ESG Lab report examines the Riverbed® Steelhead EX + GraniteT appliance, which delivers a powerful combination of wide area network (WAN) optimization, a virtual services platform, and innovative block-storage optimization to help organizations consolidate servers and storage and deliver IT services globally, while ensuring the performance required in remote and branch offices. Download this informative report now to find out how edge-VSI can improve your IT infrastructure.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Oct 12, 2012
Riverbed® Cascade® is an application-aware network performance management solution with built-in application discovery and dependency mapping capabilities. The result is dramatically shortened project times, reduced costs, and improved efficiencies.
Today’s K-12 schools are hungry for bandwidth. The reason is clear: highperforming, reliable and easily expanded network services support the latest classroom innovations, including videoconferencing, 1:1 computing, distance learning and modern learning management systems. It’s no surprise then that progressive educators now see a direct link between the overall success of their school districts and access to high-capacity networks. This emerged as a clear trend in new research by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) — a commanding 98 percent of administrators and IT representatives said the future of K-12 education hinges on ubiquitous connectivity.
This white paper lays a framework for planning and implementing high-performance networks. In addition to explaining why now’s the time to plan network upgrades, this paper answers one of the fundamental questions asked by IT managers at schools everywhere: “How much network capacity will we actually need?”
Legacy firewalls aren't designed to address today's complex network traffic consisting of applications, users, and threats. They rely on outdated technology. Read how a new modern security platform safely enables any technology and application.
- Learn why yesterday's methods can't handle today's cyberthreats
- Find out if your firewall has the ability to see and control traffic, and prevent APTs
- Discover how you can deliver modern security without compromising performance
- Read why bolt-on security is a costly approach to security
Whether you’re looking to improve your application and service delivery, consolidate existing performance monitoring tools and responsibilities or justify the impact of a new technology deployment, the following six steps can help you create the fundamental building blocks of an effective performance monitoring strategy.
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is in the midst of a significant evolution. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is the key factor driving this evolution and bringing along with it many transformational changes. SD-WAN has enabled several new WAN uses cases, such as enabling reliable, secure and high performance support of software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud security and the ability to use non-deterministic Internet services to provide business-class transport. The traditional WAN architecture was ill equipped to support these new use cases.
As is usually the case with an emerging market, the first entrants into the SD-WAN space were start-ups. However, given the ability of SD-WAN to support both traditional and emerging WAN use cases, the market has recently been flooded with a range of vendors, solutions and technologies offering varying types of SD-WAN solutions.
While having differing types of solutions provided by numerous suppliers is potentially beneficial, it
The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN) must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and overall corporate productivity.
As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or branc
Application performance management (APM) tools allow enterprises to proactively manage their investments in bandwidth and the business-critical applications used every day. An application performance management solution is recognized as an essential component of WAN optimization-techniques that help businesses get the best possible performance from existing networks.
However, building a business case for an application performance management solution requires more than a belief in its benefits. It requires some data to quantify the value of a bottom-line result.
This white paper reviews ten business scenarios in which application performance management solutions are used to monitor applications across the WAN deliver a quantifiable Return on Investment (ROI). Example cases and calculations are provided for each scenario, describing how companies have quantified the value of an APM solution in that area.
One of the leading ways that today’s organizations are providing secure, reliable and scalable answers for their networking needs is through MPLS IP-VPN network usage. However, businesses are also looking to create Intelligent WAN that integrates security, application performance management, and cloud services in order to create more intelligent wide area networks. This paper examines how to use the attributes of MPLS-based VPNs to enable enterprises to create a truly intelligent WAN, discussing key planning, implementation and management considerations to pave the way for a more intelligent and cloud-enabled WAN.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about why:
LANs need upgrades to support high-bandwidth fixed and mobile services
A passive optical LAN (POL) delivers capacity, cost savings, lasting value
Upgrading to POL can reduce TCO by 37% within 5 years
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
The migration of contact centers from on-premises to the cloud is well underway and dramatically changing how companies deliver customer experience. That’s the conclusion of this 2016 survey by 8x8 and the Contact Center Network Group (CCNG) of 154 contact center professionals in the U.S. and UK. The November 2016 survey results uncover a range of trends and opportunities that highlight the importance of analytics, the increase in remote working, and the integration of more non-voice channels into the contact center.
Download this complimentary report to learn:
Major business drivers that are leading contact centers to cloud
Surprising top method for measuring and improving agent performance
Concerns and obstacles around moving to the cloud
Increased prevalence of remote working and key challenges reported
The most popular non-voice channels contact center managers would like to incorporate
Traditional enterprise performance management solutions were designed for applications running inside the corporate network and are unable to provide visibility beyond the corporate network perimeter. With the rapid adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications by enterprises, these performance management solutions that are completely blind to issues outside the enterprise, are unable to help IT teams troubleshoot performance problems with the SaaS applications.
Is your IT organization taking the proper steps toward successful cloud adoption?
Legacy networking technology is hampering IT agility. Cloud providers have initiated an agility revolution but secure inter- and intra-cloud network connectivity are still very challenging. Easier alternatives are either expensive, worsen application performance and/or hamper network efficiency. Riverbed’s unique SD-WAN solution helps unlock agility across the complete enterprise network allowing for easier deployment and management of cloud-centric networks. This cloud adoption Use Case outlines challenges and solutions for cloud-centric enterprise architectures including:
· Unlocking cloud agility through simple workflows in the WAN such as single-click secure connectivity to cloud and branch networks
· The importance of bandwidth reduction and application acceleration to ensure cloud adoption
· Distinguishing between application and network problems through enhanced visibility
Think SD-WAN is the panacea for modern networking?
While there’s no doubt that SD-WAN technology is absolutely necessary to support the rapid innovation required by today’s cloud-first enterprise, it is just one of many capabilities that make next-generation networking possible.
Read this eBook to learn how to take your enterprise network to a best-practices level with a complete solution that includes:
• Cloud-grade SD-WAN to automate connectivity and orchestration across hybrid WANs, cloud networks, and remote branch LANs/WLANs.
• Rich visibility into heavily-encrypted environments for an end-to-end view of performance and fast resolution of problems.
• Built-in optimization that unifies application acceleration and SD-WAN network services for complete control over application performance.
Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Jul 23, 2008
Read how Comcast, the largest cable communications company in the U.S., is using Vertica Analytic DBMS able to quickly collect and analyze data being generated by millions of network devices to ensure quality of service and accuracy of capacity planning to ensure a consistently good customer experience.
Managing Complexity in the Extended Enterprise. Regardless of company size, businesses must
balance the increasing cost and effort involved in managing the network with other business functions that also require time, resources, personnel, and management attention.
Microsoft has made significant enhancements to the architecture of Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0 to improve network performance. Test results demonstrate network bandwidth utilization improvements of up to 94%. Improvements were evaluated in the number of round trips, bytes sent, and bytes received. Because the bandwidth utilization associated with a page can change after the first time the page is loaded, both initial (cold) and subsequent (warm) page loads were tested.
With the advent of iSCSI as the standard for networked storage, businesses can leverage existing skills and network infrastructure to create Ethernet-based SANs that deliver the performance of Fibre Channel—but at a fraction of the cost. iSCSI enables block-level data to be transported between a server and a storage device over an IP network. An iSCSI initiator is hardware or software that runs on a host and initiates I/O to an iSCSI target, which is a storage device (usually, a logical volume) that responds to read/write requests.
Spam email continues to be a big problem, especially for small businesses. Small companies rely on email just as much as large enterprises, and their mail servers get clogged with unsolicited mail just as often. But, with fewer resources to spare to address the spam problem, small businesses need smarter solutions. To find out how you can use the Cisco Spam & Virus Blocker to eliminate spam, improve productivity, and boost security and network performance in your business download today!
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Mar 04, 2013
Virtualization and cloud architectures can actually make it harder to deliver consistent performance to critical applications. Best practice performance management can help IT virtualize applications that require guaranteed performance.