Class of Service (CoS) functionality can help optimize network performance. For a successful deployment, network designers should identify all applications, understand requirements associated with each application, designate appropriate mapping for groups of applications and provide mechanisms in the underlying network to deliver CoS. CoS mapping and deployment are important; adhering to tested strategies and avoiding common misconceptions helps IT managers advance optimization across the wide area network.
Solarflare’s creation of a ‘virtualization aware’ smart network adapter and modified Xen will allow direct, but safe, access to such adapters from guest operating systems in order to improve network performance.
Published By: Visualware
Published Date: Sep 21, 2007
It is important to measure the actual data flow of a connection to get a meaningful picture of connection throughput. See how MySpeed measures and reports data transfers, and helps identify performance impacted by network congestion and traffic control.
Published By: Visualware
Published Date: Sep 21, 2007
Connection Speed versus Connection Quality is a crucial issue for measuring bandwidth performance. A fast connection speed by itself can render more application deliver problems (such as VoIP), than a slower connection with consistent throughput.
Enterprise customers want software applications delivered as server appliances because they help to reduce IT costs and complexity. Appliances provide better performance, security and manageability. Learn from experts, about factors to consider and things to avoid with the appliance delivery model.
"Best Practices for Selecting a WAN Optimization Solution: Benchmarking Performance ROI" includes best practices for defining requirements and comparing alternative solutions, and offers a metric that IT organizations can use to select the WAN optimization solution that delivers the greatest value.
Today’s web and application infrastructure continues to expand applications for e-commerce, and communications with customers, partners and internal employees. For those responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing need to get the highest performance out of datacenter equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs.
The term “network management” encompasses a broad range of solutions from single point products to element managers to large enterprise-class solutions. For the purpose of this ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) report, the term Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS) includes network-centric management solutions that are used by large organizations’ operations and engineering teams to discover, monitor, assess, troubleshoot, and generally maintain highly distributed enterprise networks.
For this EMA™ Radar, the focus was put specifically on core capabilities and features primarily associated with network operations’ need to ensure health and availability of the network. Supporting functional capabilities such as performance monitoring, configuration management, asset management, as well as integrated management of connected non-network devices were also considered, but as non-critical (albeit helpful/valuable) extensions.
Today’s Wide Area Networks (WANs) are experiencing increased saturation with the deployment of bandwidth-intensive applications, increased numbers of users, and the need for reliable security transmissions. IT personnel responsible for these issues acknowledge the increased congestion and have strived to maintain high levels of network performance. At the same time, IT departments are tasked with the job of lowering the cost of network infrastructure and ongoing operations. Network administrators continually face the challenge of balancing the increased use of critical applications on the Internet, while eliminating downtime and congestion from affecting user quality and day-to-day business operations.
Download this white paper to learn how to avoid network failures and evaluate the options available to ensure high-availability, network uptime and optimal network performance. It also shows you solutions that are affordable, and when deployed, are operationally cost-effective.
For the IT personnel responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing requirement to get the highest performance out of network equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs. However, there is hope. Download this white paper to learn how to achieve efficiencies and competitive advantages through affordable, yet feature-rich WAN optimization technologies.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Mar 01, 2009
Free utility finds the fragmentation that's crippling your network!
New Disk Performance Analyzer for Networks 2.0 takes the guesswork out of tracking networked system performance. This revolutionary utility scans networked systems' performance from one single access point. It equips administrators with an arsenal of performance data, so they can zero in on systems' fragmentation and slows. This second edition comes with a series of improvements which afford users more control and flexibility. Systems can be selected from the Active Directory or IP Address. And this cutting-edge tool supports custom grouping. So, repeated scans are easy to set up and run. Performance reports can also be scheduled for off-peak hours. Results will be automatically sent to your e-mail address. Performance reports are now exported to a MicrosoftT SQL database for easy sorting and querying.
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Faced with degrading network performance and the need to drive global expansion, Measurement Specialties partnered with Virtela to design, implement and manage a high-performance, multi-carrier MPLS network across all twelve of their global sites.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 20, 2011
In this session, attendees will explore the new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 performance. John Shakshober (Shak) will share the scalability optimizations for larger SMP systems, > 1TB of memory, new transparent hugepage support, multi-q network performance of 10Gbit and Infiniband, and KVM enhancements that went into Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Shak will also share benchmark data from industry standard workloads using common applications such as database servers, Java engines, and various financial applications on the latest Intel and AMD x86_64 hardware.
This white paper reviews the impact of server virtualization on the data center and describes a simpler way to build more secure and automated networks that fully meet the stringent performance, availability, and agility demands of data centers.
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: Sep 23, 2011
Networked storage is being deployed in combination with server virtualization by an increasing amount of organizations interested in - consolidation, reduced costs, improved flexibility and availability of mission-critical applications. This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment. Download now to find out the results.
Published By: Intelladon
Published Date: Mar 10, 2012
View three short videos to learn more about Cornerstone OnDemand's integrated talent management suite consisting of a business social networking and employee collaboration platform, a learning management system (LMS) and a performance management platform.
As organizations become more dependent on their data networks, the impact of network performance problems on human productivity is turning into a serious business risk. To mitigate this risk, organizations are investing in network visibility tools.
How long did it take to get a permanent fix for your last network problem? Too long? Even worse, did you fall short of actually getting one? If so, it's not surprising. But because
of network visibility problems, chances are good that your organization is leaking real money in network and business downtime.
With this white paper you will learn valuable information on how to have this problem fixed sooner and maintain better performance from your Network.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 15, 2012
An independent ROI study of Riverbed Cascade product family customers, found a remarkable three-year ROI of 364% by providing cost-effective, application-aware network performance management and more. Read on to learn more about network performance.