Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the availability of IT operations within small server rooms and branch offices. This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of
this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
Mobile and remote workers of all types need high-quality connections to the Internet and to their corporate networks. They need connections from branch offices, homes, airports, hotels and other locations around the world. This truly becomes a security challenge as network managers scramble to meet these needs.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Mar 13, 2008
Businesses rely on widely distributed networks of workers, be they at HQ, in branch offices, mobile in the field or working at some other external location. Whilst the office continues to be seen as the primary place of work, more and more staff are spending at least part of their working week somewhere else.
In today’s global marketplace, you rely on your IP telephony environment to unite employees who work remotely, in a branch, or at the office headquarters by providing seamless, effective communications. Whether at the time of deployment, during an upgrade, or through an operational review, validating these environments to function properly and meet user expectations is critical.
Published By: Faronics
Published Date: Sep 10, 2008
IT Managers are tasked with making the desktop environment more secure and locked down to a uniform corporate standard, yet flexible enough to handle the myriad of exceptions that arise across the enterprise. Centralized Configuration Management (CCM) tools are great, especially in environments with branch offices. But CCM tools can’t do the big job of making your environment inherently more secure or more flexible.
As enterprises focus on consolidation of data centers, they continue to expand the roles and numbers of branch offices, often in locations that are difficult to support and protect. Learn to extend the virtual edge of the data center to branch offices, enabling complete consolidation of servers and data, improving security, and providing LAN performance at the edge via the WAN.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 15, 2012
Riverbed Technology branch consolidation solution enables organizations to streamline branch office infrastructure with a powerful, multifunctional appliance. Read on to learn how Riverbed can fit to your office's solutions and needs.
This whitepaper defines a best practices reference architecture and detailed implementation guide for building a highly available two node virtualization or private cloud solution ideally suited for mid-sized businesses and branch office deployments.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
"In the cloud era, businesses need levels of agility that traditional networks can’t provide. The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is emerging at branch offices and other remote locations to drive increased efficiencies and to optimize user experiences across cloud applications and services.
What you’ll learn from this powerful resource:
Why the SD-WAN market is expected to hit $6B by 2020.
The products and services that form the SD-WAN landscape.
Some essential guidance for SD-WAN planning and implementation."
Many Windows applications are traditional x86/x64 apps, which can be several GBs in size. To package and deploy apps to remote worker and branch office endpoints, organizations mostly rely on costly distribution servers, which are both capital and labor intensive. New Windows Software Distribution capabilities in AirWatch create a more efficient and enterprise scalable deployment experience that reduces bandwidth, infrastructure, and labor costs.
• Manage the full lifecycle of Win32 apps - including deploying apps, dependencies and patches
• Eliminate the challenges of complex app packaging, unreliable app installs and recurring OS imaging with App Stacks delivery
• Distribute apps to remote and branch users with CDN and P2P capabilities and eliminate your distribution server footprint
• Deliver apps in a unified app catalog and provide a consistent single sign-on experience for the user
As networks become decentralized and users connect directly to SaaS applications, backhauling traffic to apply security policies just isn’t efficient. Plus, backhauling internet bound traffic is expensive, and it adds latency. More and more branch offices are migrating to direct internet access (DIA). Find out how to quickly and easily secure this traffic.
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The purpose of this document is to provide security guidance for routing traffic locally from your branch office locations to enable direct access to the internet and cloud applications. We will outline the five requirements for architecting the ideal solution. But first, let’s discuss why secure local internet breakouts have become necessary.