SAP users have been slow to adopt cloud computing, but IBM PureFlex Systems offer the potential to transform the server, storage and network infrastructures that support SAP enterprise environments and extend management services to non-SAP applications. Read this executive summary to learn how PureFlex Systems can dramatically reduce costs and cycle times.
Increasingly demanding IT requirements are necessitating change to the data center network (DCN). Like servers and storage, the network needs to evolve to deliver the flexibility and scalability required by a more virtualized IT environment. In this interview, Michele Girola, IBM network integration services product manager, explains how to enhance your DCN to support evolving technologies today and in the future. Listen to the full 12-minute interview or read the two-page abbreviated version to learn how IBM is working with clients to build a better data center network.
Malware knows no boundaries. Neither should your advanced malware protection solution. Cisco offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) products available for all enforcement points in the extended network wherever threats can manifest: endpoints, network appliances, secure content gateways, mobile devices, and virtual environments.
Pulsant is a United Kingdom-based IT infrastructure services
provider focused on the small and medium-sized enterprise
market. It offers public, private, and hybrid cloud services and a
variety of managed, collocation, and professional services.
Pulsant was one of the first cloud service providers to embrace
software-defined networking (SDN) as a way to simplify its IT
infrastructure, unify control of physical and virtual environments,
and reduce capital expenses (capex) and operating expenses
(opex). After evaluating a number of vendors, Pulsant chose
Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) as the best SDN
solution for delivering its hybrid cloud services.
In this webinar an expert panel will examine the security and visibility needs of mesh SDN networks by examining the security challenges faced by businesses in distributed SDN environments. The webinar will also present real-world case studies of companies who excelling at providing a superior customer experience for their applications and their sites.
Download this white paper to see why securing the data center requires a solution that can:
-Provide visibility and control over custom data center applications
-Handle asymmetric traffic flows and application transactions between devices and data centers
-Adapt as data centers evolve: to virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), Cisco -Application-Centric Infrastructures (ACIs) and beyond
-Address the entire attack continuum: before, during, and after an attack
-Integrate with security deployed across the entire network
-Support geograpically dispersed inter-DC traffic and deployments, including private, public and cloud environments
By managing latency well, your network can support cloud services, off-site backup and mirroring, and e-commerce – adding to your company’s bottom line and making your operations more efficient with happier users.
Miercom was engaged to perfirm independent, hands-on, comparative testing of competitive IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2-based WiFi Access Points (APs) from Cisco Systems, Aruba Networks and Ruckus Wireless.
This report summarizes the results of the Wave 2 AP comparative testing in these areas:
- Client density: Downlink throughput as the number of client per AP scales from 10 to 100.
- Single vs Multi-User MIMO: Downlink throughput for MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output), a hallmark of 802.11ac Wave 2, vs Single-User (SU-MIMO) environments.
- 1 Gbps+ Link Aggregation: Tests found that Wave 2 APs can support more than 1Gbps of aggregate downlink throughput, tested over two 1-Gbps LAG (link aggregation) connections.
Managing UC means delivering streaming video fluidly, transmitting voice with clarity, moving IM's briskly, and send emails promptly. Easier said than done. To succeed from setup to show time, take these three tips to achieve the high performance end-users expect.
IT today is more complex than ever. Public cloud, networks, storage systems, servers, and applications all combine to deliver today’s IT services. But how do you manage such a diverse and complex infrastructure? Can legacy tools help after this seismic shift? This document answers these questions and provides 20 tools you need to deliver services in this new hybrid IT world.
Today’s IT environment provides greater promise than ever before. New technologies are driving new capabilities and even more opportunities to differentiate. The opportunity for innovation has never been greater: faster compute, more storage, and new applications all working together to drive greater efficiency and greater power. But this wave of innovations has also added greater complexity since one failure in this increasingly complex IT stack means a failure of the entire service. New consumer-focused cloud based applications are setting a high standard—nearly 100% up time with peak performance all while IT.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jul 15, 2014
Many mid-market companies have invested significant time and resources to secure and back up their servers, client computers, data, and overall network infrastructure in what was the traditional client-server setup. Now, what were considered emerging technologies just a few years ago, cloud computing and virtualization have arrived on the scene, bringing both significant benefits and new challenges. Find out more about this transition to get the most out of your virtual environment.
In Forrester’s 24-criteria evaluation of videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services vendors, we
identified the 10 most significant OEMs — Acano, AGT, Avaya, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco Systems,
Lifesize, Pexip, Polycom, Videxio, and Vidyo — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them.
This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in
relation to each other to help technology managers select the right videoconferencing infrastructure or
service for their environment.
In today’s dynamic network environment, point-in-time solutions lack the visibility and control you need to implement an effective security policy that will accelerate threat detection and response. And disparate solutions only add to capital and operating costs and administrative complexity.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2014
In Forrester’s 24-criteria evaluation of videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services vendors, we identified the 10 most significant OEMs — Acano, AGT, Avaya, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco Systems, Lifesize, Pexip, Polycom, Videxio, and Vidyo — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help technology managers select the right videoconferencing infrastructure or service for their environment.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Riverbed announced its collaboration with partner VMware to solve performance monitoring visibility challenges arising out of the ongoing evolution of virtual network technologies and architectures within Virtual Data Center (VDC) environments. Speci?cally, Riverbed and VMware have developed IPFIX ?ow record templates that reveal valuable insights into data and session ?ows occurring within virtual networks that use VXLAN. By adding VXLAN support to its Cascade family of solutions, Riverbed will take a market-leading role in applying application-aware network performance management to Software-Defined Networks (SDNs).
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
The explosion in mobility and the increasing number of ways to connect with the corporate network has created an IT environment that is increasingly difficult to manage, and that leads to inconsistent user experience. Mobile WAN optimization can help overcome many of the challenges of running a distributed environment by improving the performance of critical enterprise applications, which lowers the cost of effectively supporting mobile workers and eliminates the need for many organizations to pursue expensive strategies and upgrades.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
While network closets take on all shapes and sizes, they are essentially an arm of the data center and as an important component of all mission-critical environments, must be organized, protected, and managed efficiently and effectively. IT professionals are charged with keeping the technology infrastructure functioning, even in the face of constrained resources and increasing complexity.
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success. This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
Today's Microsoft Exchange environment is growing exponentially. This white paper explores several ways that administrators can spend less time on day to day Microsoft Exchange Management - all while planning future growth in the process. Isn't it time to start reducing the stress of managing your exchange environment?
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 04, 2014
SSL Certificates have been in use for almost 15 years, and they continue to serve a vital role in protecting data as it travels across the Internet and other networks. From online financial transactions to e-commerce to product development, SSL Certificates make it possible for users around the world to communicate sensitive information with the confidence that it is safe from malicious hackers. The Internet has evolved in innumerable ways over the past decade and a half; so why do SSL Certificates continue to instill trust? Simply put, SSL Certificates are very effective in protecting data in transit.
Yet, customers transacting on websites and systems that are protected by SSL security still face serious threats . One key reason for this danger: poor SSL Certificate management. Enterprises with hundreds of SSL Certificates from several different providers could lose track of certificates in their environment.
This white paper will present the pitfalls associated with poor SSL Certificate management, why they are potentially dangerous to the enterprise, and how enterprises can keep track of SSL Certificates effectively.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is a foundational cyber security technology. However, a properly executed SIEM strategy is difficult to execute even in static network environments with limited assets, much less for companies that have heterogeneous networks, transient end users, and plans of expansion.
In this analyst report from Frost & Sullivan, you’ll read about several factors that companies big and small need to consider when purchasing and deploying a SIEM. You’ll also learn about AlienVault’s unified approach to solving for these challenges, with its on-prem appliance (USM Appliance™), and cloud-based SIEM-as-service, (USM Anywhere™).
Download this report now to learn more about the changing SIEM market and AlienVault’s unified approach to security information and event management.