Data centers have become the epicenters of the digital world, and thus continue to grow in
speed, complexity, and importance. Whether an efficiently-run data center is a means to deliver
a service, e.g an Internet Content Provider (ICP), or if the data center is the primary business, e.g.
a multi-tenant data center (MTDC) - testing is a critical element in meeting customer SLAs and/
or internal performance objectives.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
While some distributed enterprises look to the cloud to reduce server sprawl and centralize operations, in many cases, the cloud simply isn’t feasible. Maybe the offices are in remote locations with limited Internet service or low-bandwidth connectivity causes issues such as latency and availability. Download the solutions brief to discover why VCE VxRail hyper-converged appliances from Dell EMC are ideal for consolidating multiple applications in a remote location onto a single, high-performance and high-availability platform that’s easy to deploy and manage.
The Internet of Things (IoT) presents an opportunity to collect real-time information about every physical operation of a business. From the temperature of equipment to the performance of a fleet of wind turbines, IoT sensors can deliver this information in real time. There is tremendous opportunity for those businesses that can convert raw IoT data into business insights, and the key to doing so lies within effective data analytics.
To research the current state of IoT analytics, Blue Hill Research conducted deep qualitative interviews with three organizations that invested significant time and resources into their own IoT analytics initiatives. By distilling key themes and lessons learned from peer organizations, Blue Hill Research offers our analysis so that business decision makers can ultimately make informed investment decisions about the future of their IoT analytics projects.
According to many market research analysts, the global wireless access point (WAP) market is anticipated to continue its upward trajectory and to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 8% through 2020. Many enterprises are utilizing cloudcomputing technology for cost-cutting purposes, eliminating investments required for storage hardware and other physical infrastructures. With significant growth expected in Internet usage, particularly bandwidth consuming video traffic, WAP vendors need to enable their customers to monitor and improve device performance, improve end user experience, and enhance security. These customers include general enterprises that offer Internet access to patrons like airports, hotels, retail / shopping centers and so on. These external Internet access providers can differentiate themselves by offering optimum service through advanced network analytics, traffic shaping, application control, security capabilities and more.
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
People today expect to have a compelling, interactive, and engaging digital experience.
Few companies can exist without a website. In a lot of cases, the Internet is the main stream for their customers to gather information, and the performance of their website directly affects their business. So, what measures can companies take to prevent site delays and improve performance? This white paper will explain the mechanism of a CDN and points to consider when selecting a CDN service.
In a changing business climate, you're only productive as the technology that supports you. In fact, having the right services can mean the difference between one more happy sale or one less customer. Don’t settle for "one less" - get the right solution for your business with RCN Business Services.
RCN Business Services offers a full suite of communications products and services to businesses of all sizes, including Internet, voice, video and network solutions.
We are a facilities-based provider that offers extensive fiber density with redundancy and superior performance. Spanning over 6,000 miles, the advanced fiber-rich network is completely diverse from other communications providers, enabling businesses to experience exceptional customer service, quicker installation and issue resolution.
RCN Business operates on three fundamental tenets: Partnership, Choice and Technology. These fundamental tenets guide how RCN Business approaches the sales process, addresses its customers, and supports its products and services.
Partnership: The process starts with a dedicated RCN Business account representative actively listening and learning the needs, goals and challenges of a business. The trained and experienced RCN Business staff then delivers a customized solution.
Choice: RCN Business understands that one size does not fit all. The goal is to create a reliable, customized technology solution that contributes to a business’s success and growth.
Technology: Technology and customer support are critical to any business. With RCN Business owning and having full control of its network, businesses get local U.S. based operations, faster response times and a continuous monitoring for superior uptime.
The digital, connected world is fundamentally changing the dynamics of the financial services industry. Consumers expect anytime and anywhere access with a customer experience commensurate with the Internet world, while fintech start-ups disrupt established value chains, driving a need to deliver faster innovation. This is creating tremendous pressure on the network, with escalating demands for performance and agility, while cost control and compliance imperatives remain as dominant as ever. This paper looks at optimal strategies for CIOs and CTOs, exploring how the future network needs to evolve to both drive operational effectiveness and enable business change, while assessing key investment and strategic considerations for equipping the network for the digital financial institution.
With nearly 80% of businesses experiencing four or more disruptions to their site each month, Aberdeen Group recently conducted a study to get to the root of today's internet performance challenges.
Read the findings and discover how companies:
Improve resolution times resulting from web outages - 65% of companies experience an hour or more to repair an internet related outage
Increase customer satisfaction by 30% - A consistent, reliable and fast web experience is your key to happy, loyal customers
Protect revenue - 60% of businesses record a minute of downtime resulting in a $1,000 loss in revenue
Are your online services and sites built for resiliency or destined for the headlines? Get the report to find out how leading organizations are bucking the stats and implementing Internet Performance Management (IPM ) tools to boost time to resolution and improve site performance.
Global DNS performance and availability are critical to user experience. According to Gartner, “DNS is mission-critical to all organizations that connect to the internet. DNS failure or poor performance leads to applications, data and content becoming unavailable, causing user frustration, lost sales and business reputation damage.” But many businesses still rely on a single, often in-house DNS solution that lacks global scale and resiliency.
This white paper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
- The critical role DNS plays in the user experience.
- The risks of relying solely on a single DNS solution.
- The added performance and reliability benefits of a high availability DNS architecture with a redundant managed DNS service.
- Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider.
We all know that hybrid cloud adoption is exploding, with 80% of enterprises having at least some infrastructure in the cloud. This growth includes increased use of the internet to deliver applications, sites and services to employees, partners and customers. These companies need an internet performance management (IPM) strategy to ensure those services reach users effectively, starting with DNS.
Join Trip Kucera and Dyn VP, Gary Sloper, as they discuss the impact of cloud and internet infrastructure across the cloud adoption lifecycle. Key focus points include:
• Optimizing round trip times and latency, from time to first byte, to internet routing
• Understanding and comparing cloud service providers
• Protecting your service from route hijacks, DDoS attacks and mitigating vulnerabilities.
Watch this short Video Webinar and learn how focusing on the DNS layer can help you plan, migrate and optimize your way to cloud success!
Perhaps more than any programming language, Java continues to have a profound impact on how people navigate today’s world. Java’s functionality is responsible for setting a great deal of what users expect in terms of performance from their internet accessible devices.
The history of Java is more than two decades long and the language continues to grow and adapt in response to evolving consumer and business expectations. Throughout all of these changes, however, the performance of Java applications remains a paramount concern for developers.
IPM offers unparalleled visibility across the Internet allowing you the ability to optimize infrastructure costs, mitigate risk, and protect your revenue. Unlike APM and NPM which only provide visibility into your applications or internal network respectively, IPM provides a complete end-to-end view of the public Internet so you can:
- Decide where to host content and applications for top performance
- Determine the impact website partners, such as cloud providers and ISPs, have on web responsiveness
- Identify optimal cloud hosts, NSPs, CDNs, and SaaS providers for Internet traffic, by region
- Monitor and measure service provider performance and SLA compliance
In this report, author and middle-mile expert Andy Still maps your cloud journey from initial preparation to having your own highly performant cloud-based system.
At each stage, you’ll learn the best methods for optimizing Internet Performance by understanding:
• The nature of your application
• The characteristics of your end users
• The way various cloud providers can connect one to the other
Download the newest TechTarget whitepaper and learn how to:
- Optimize infrastructure spend
- Overcome foundational business challenges
- Gain and retain new customers
- Increase brand loyalty and partner relations...and more
Download this whitepaper and learn:
- The six macro trends driving the need for application, network and Internet performance management solutions
- Key insights you've been missing when it comes to your portfolio of online assets, and how they interact with the public Internet
- How you can receive a true "end-to-end" view into Internet performance and ensure availability and implement advanced traffic steering capabilities to your existing infrastructure
The globalization of the medical device industry has delivered substantial business benefits, but it has also presented certain problems that can make the realization of those opportunities challenging. Learn about a comprehensive global collaboration solution that addresses and overcomes these obstacles.
Netflix, one of the world’s leading Internet television networks, is using AWS to deliver billions of hours of content monthly, and run its analytics platform for optimum performance of its global service.
The industry of tomorrow will be different. More volatile markets, new technology capabilities, and increased pressure on performance will precipitate the change. But with change comes opportunity…the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has unleashed huge potential for industrial customers. There is a reported $14 trillion of new business growth up for grabs – and your goal of better business performance can help you earn your fair share of that growth. How can you make the most of this potential?
Read the rest of this eBook to learn more.
Web applications are often the most vulnerable part of a company’s infrastructure and yet are typically given direct paths to the internet, thus leaving these vulnerabilities exposed. IBM commissioned Tolly to evaluate IBM Security Access Manager for its Web protection effectiveness and performance as well as its identity federation, risk management and mobile one-time password capabilities. Tolly found that IBM Security Access Manager provided effective, high-performance threat protection while conveniently providing identity federation features and flexible risk-based access options.
Perhaps more than any programming language, Java continues to
have a profound impact on how people navigate today’s world. Java’s
functionality is responsible for setting a great deal of what users expect
in terms of performance from their internet-accessible devices.
The history of Java is more than two decades long and the language
continues to grow and adapt in response to evolving consumer and
business expectations. Throughout all of these changes, however, the
performance of Java applications remains a paramount concern for
"Today's internet-dependent business landscape demands frequent system changes, higher throughput and increased reliability. If your new features and fixes do not hit the digital market quickly, user experience, customer retention and revenue all take a hit. DNS however, is a tool that can be used to both mitigate problems and optimize the performance and delivery of these systems. Read the latest O'Reilly book to understand how the DevOps approach combined with the fundamentals of DNS can:
• Use DNS as a means of distribution, deployment and high-availability
• Mitigate failure and minimize risk
• Improve system reliability and management
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"Most organizations have invested in improving the performance and resiliency of their on-premise Global Load Balancing (GLB) capabilities, but very few organizations are able to achieve the level of performance and high availability that a cloud-based anycast DNS network can offer.
Enterprises across the globe have begun complementing their existing GLB with a DNS service that operates in an always-on manner and can effectively manage and balance internet traffic through intelligent steering capabilities.
Download whitepaper and learn the keys to:
• Maintaining availability - through global and regional load balancing
• Improving digital experience in a hybrid cloud environment
• Increasing performance and reliability through a secondary DNS solution
Global DNS performance and availability are critical to business continuity, security and end-user experience. With online applications, content, data and services often scattered across the internet and housed in your own DCs, your CDN or in your cloud instances; it’s more important than ever to have a robust, redundant DNS solution making sure your assets get delivered as quickly and reliably as possible.
This whitepaper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
The failure and outage risks of relying on a single DNS solution
The major resiliency and performance differences between unicast vs anycast addressing
Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider
Every user’s first interaction with your website begins with a series of DNS queries. The Domain Name System or DNS is a distributed internet database that maps human-readable names to IP addresses, ensuring users reach the correct online asset (website, application, etc) efficiently. Knowing the complexities and best practices of this layer of your online infrastructure will help your organization build redundancy, improve end-user performance and establish a top notch DR plan.
Download this guide to DNS top terms and actionable concepts including:
Anycast vs. Unicast networks
DDoS and Hijacking
Load Balancing and GSLB
"Global DNS performance and availability are critical to business continuity, security and end-user experience. With online applications, content, data and services often scattered across the internet and housed in your own DCs, your CDN or in your cloud instances; it’s more important than ever to have a robust, redundant DNS solution making sure your assets get delivered as quickly and reliably as possible.
This whitepaper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
• The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
• The failure and outage risks of relying on a single DNS solution
• The major resiliency and performance differences between unicast vs anycast addressing
• Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider
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