Is your IT organization taking the proper steps toward successful cloud adoption?
Legacy networking technology is hampering IT agility. Cloud providers have initiated an agility revolution but secure inter- and intra-cloud network connectivity are still very challenging. Easier alternatives are either expensive, worsen application performance and/or hamper network efficiency. Riverbed’s unique SD-WAN solution helps unlock agility across the complete enterprise network allowing for easier deployment and management of cloud-centric networks. This cloud adoption Use Case outlines challenges and solutions for cloud-centric enterprise architectures including:
· Unlocking cloud agility through simple workflows in the WAN such as single-click secure connectivity to cloud and branch networks
· The importance of bandwidth reduction and application acceleration to ensure cloud adoption
· Distinguishing between application and network problems through enhanced visibility
GHD, a global company employing over 8500 people across 10 countries providing engineering, architecture, environment, and construction services to public and private sector clients, anticipates a cost savings of USD 1 million per year after implementing Riverbed’s SteelConnect across their organization.
Understand how GHD:
• Reduced their networking overhaul from 3 months to just 4 weeks
• Enabled zero-touch network deployments to 50+ branch offices
• Seamlessly integrated SteelConnect into existing Riverbed WAN and application optimization solutions
• Reduced global telecommunications costs by 75%
• Provided access to their entire business services offering to all connected end users
• Shifted costs from expensive MPLS connections
Think SD-WAN is the panacea for modern networking?
While there’s no doubt that SD-WAN technology is absolutely necessary to support the rapid innovation required by today’s cloud-first enterprise, it is just one of many capabilities that make next-generation networking possible.
Read this eBook to learn how to take your enterprise network to a best-practices level with a complete solution that includes:
• Cloud-grade SD-WAN to automate connectivity and orchestration across hybrid WANs, cloud networks, and remote branch LANs/WLANs.
• Rich visibility into heavily-encrypted environments for an end-to-end view of performance and fast resolution of problems.
• Built-in optimization that unifies application acceleration and SD-WAN network services for complete control over application performance.
Managing Complexity in the Extended Enterprise. Regardless of company size, businesses must
balance the increasing cost and effort involved in managing the network with other business functions that also require time, resources, personnel, and management attention.
Research from leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has evidenced strong and growing interest in cloud deployment models. While public cloud has gotten the earliest attention, stronger adoption is happening within private and hybrid models. In the EMA April 2014 report “Managing Networks in the Age of Cloud, SDN, and Big Data Network Management Megatrends 2014,” over 50% of respondents reported public/hybrid cloud initiatives were driving network management priorities. Since 2012, cloud projects have moved from early adopter status to mainstream business initiatives, and their impact on network management grew from 36% in 2012 to over 50% in 2014.
Online social networking is expanding exponentially and making a huge impact on the enterprise. IBM offers cutting-edge technologies and tools to help you develop and deliver Web 2.0 applications that are simple to build, quick to remix and easy to extend.
This webinar discusses IBM Lotus’ venture in the Software-as-a-Service (Saas) market through LotusLive. LotusLive is an integrated collaborative and social networking services connected to relevant business services and applications.
New Belgium Brewing, a Colorado-based craft brewery with origins in the Belgian style of ale making, has grown steadily from a home-based operation to a thriving company with distributors across the western United States. The company was using a Novell-based networking and e-mail system, which it found increasingly challenging to integrate with its business and IT applications from other vendors.
A secure network foundation from Cisco enables you to easily and cost-effectively add new users and applications as needed. In turn, this built-in flexibility helps your company stay competitive, react quickly to change, and expand to international markets, among other benefits. Here are some ways in which a secure Cisco network foundation can help you continue to enhance your company's productivity in the future.
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Hear from Security Executive, Jack Danahy, of IBM's Rational Software Group explain why application security is a critical priority for 2010 and beyond. He will highlight the drivers in the marketplace, define what application security encompasses, explain the business impact of developing an application security strategy, provide insight into how to get started on implementing an application security process, and give examples of best practices of a solid application security approach.
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Published Date: Mar 04, 2013
Virtualization and cloud architectures can actually make it harder to deliver consistent performance to critical applications. Best practice performance management can help IT virtualize applications that require guaranteed performance.
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.
Your online audience expects fast, flawless, secure experiences on any device in any location, every time. But whether you are delivering videos, your website, music, software or games, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world is a huge challenge.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) can significantly improve the user experience of your online audiences. But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. Dos and Don’ts of Evaluating and Deploying a CDN provides tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
Download this guide to learn:
The four major performance factors that can affect user experience
Why speed alone isn't an accurate measure of performance
How a content audit can identify performance bottlenecks
The role content storage can play in reducing costs and latency
How to decide what features are most important to your business
A wireless network is a platform for enabling enterprise-wide access to an organization's applications and data. Wireless infrastructure allows users to take the office with them wherever they go. The wireless network provides employees and guest workers with untethered access to voice, video, data and applications regardless of their physical location. With the influx of mobile devices and increase in Wi-Fi connections, organizations are already starting to see a paradigm shift to "wireless by default" and "wired by exception." Watch this video to see how our solution architects upgraded the Shawnee Mission School District's aging network infrastructure.
Wireless technology surrounds us — in the workplace, at home, and many places in between. Mobile phones, WiFi networks, wireless computer accessories, and cordless phones all use radio transmissions for wireless communication. Even devices not used for communication, such as microwave ovens and lighting systems, emit radio frequency energy that can impact wireless devices. In this crowded radio environment, two technologies have emerged as the standard for wireless voice communication in UC and enterprise applications.
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