Gartner predicts that the next generation technology will evolve integrated and converged infrastructure to be in step with applications and service delivery. Convergent designs will focus on performance, capacity, provisioning, service demands, infrastructure optimization and cloud stacks.
It's important to identify the right features for your enterprise when evaluating next generation firewalls. Key points include ease of use, centralized management, integrated VPN, high availability, and the ability to stop advanced, sophisticated attacks. Read this latest SANS report as they look in depth at the McAfee Next Generation Firewall as see how it stacks up against demanding enterprise requirements.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
As enterprises have embraced IT trends like cloud computing and virtualization, their operational needs have evolved to make application performance more important than ever before. But operating applications at peak performance is challenging in the cloud. That's why many enterprise IT departments now have Applications Operations groups tasked with ensuring that applications run efficiently across these complex IT stacks. But, most tools designed to address these application performance management (APM) issues were never designed for this dynamic environment. To achieve smooth delivery of applications at all times, Applications Operations groups need APM solutions that can give them insight and analytics to manage their apps. This SlashGuide gives IT managers a scorecard to identify APM solutions that will deliver more efficient application performance.
Server virtualization is revolutionizing the datacenter by making applications mobile, increasing application uptime, and allowing IT admins to allocate computing resources more efficiently. The technology has been deployed widely enough that the role of the computer server has evolved from directly hosting operating systems and applications to hosting fully virtualized environments. Server that can support more virtualized machines (VMs - complete application stacks) allow their users to gain higher return on their IT investments. Private Cloud can extend the virtualization benefits in ways that broaden the benefits of virtualization to all parts of the organization. In this white paper, you will learn how Corporate IT uses these tools to meet the increasing demand for IT services.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 15, 2014
Any strategy for managing the network infrastructure must include a direct understanding of how well the network is playing its role in application and service delivery. This is the realm of Application-aware Network Performance Management (ANPM), and it is essential to understand the primary requirements for such systems in order to adequately evaluate and select tools and products that will best meet the need. This paper reviews the challenges that ANPM solutions are best fit to address, which qualities and capabilities are of most importance, and how one alternative, Riverbed’s Cascade Solution, stacks up.
Most sites aspire to faster page load times. But in order to improve, you first need goals based on real data. Only robust performance benchmarking will tell you how your user experience stacks up against competitors, and how performance varies in all the regions you sell to. This guide presents 9 key tips to ensure you get actionable insights from benchmarking performance against competitors, including common oversights and best practices. The guide also links to free tools that can help you to accomplish your benchmarking project. Download the eBook here!
Enterprises are relying on WANs to carry more data than ever. With cloud computing, offsite disaster recovery and big data on the rise, it's more important than ever for IT professionals to boost application performance across the WAN. However, times are changing. Instead of deploying a physical WAN optimization appliance to improve application performance, the industry is moving to a better approach - virtual WAN acceleration software. It can be downloaded in minutes, runs almost anywhere, and controlled with the click of a mouse for maximum flexibility. In this report we not only explore the requirements for virtual WAN optimization but compare how Silver Peak's virtual WAN acceleration stacks up against Riverbed's physical Steelhead appliance.
Whether you're in the market for a new ESP now or want to see how your current one stacks up, you'll find this whitepaper an invaluable resource. This whitepaper will help you take a thoughtful, informed approach to your ESP selection or comparison to your existing solution, so you can compare apples-to-oranges and still make a wise choice.
Published By: SEPATON
Published Date: Mar 11, 2008
Is backup and recovery unnecessarily draining your budget and resources? This report measures the TCO of an enterprise environment using various data protection models, including tape, virtual tape library, and data deduplication solutions. Learn how each stacks up in this comparative report.