IT has gone through a significant evolution over the past decade. Virtualization has changed
the entire face of the data center, the network edge has become predominantly wireless and
consumer devices reign supreme. However, one of the few areas of IT that has yet to evolve is
the corporate wide area network (WAN). Managing the WAN is something network managers
have always struggled with because WAN speeds are typically an order of magnitude, or more,
slower than local area networks (LANs).
Published By: Raritan
Published Date: Jan 05, 2015
As an IT administrator, Lab, or Network Manager, you need to access and control multiple computer systems, perhaps widely dispersed, for routine maintenance as well as for real-time troubleshooting and repair. The tools must enable you to work quickly and securely to access any system regardless of type, brand, or location.
This document is intended to help network planners, engineers, and managers who are deploying Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in a data center as replacements for Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Switches.
IT has gone through a significant evolution over the past decade. Virtualization has changed the entire face of the data center, the network edge has become predominantly wireless and consumer devices reign supreme. However, one of the few areas of IT that has yet to evolve is the corporate wide area network (WAN). Managing the WAN is something network managers have always struggled with because WAN speeds are typically an order of magnitude, or more, slower than local area networks (LANs).
Frontier Nursing Services (FNS, Inc.) of Hyden, Kentucky provides health care to the underserved population in rural areas of southeast Kentucky and is committed to advancing nursing through education.
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.
The four pillars of computing — cloud, mobility, social, and analytics — are driving new levels of network innovation in datacenter networks. These forces are now buffeting the datacenter along with virtualization and the Internet of Things (IoT), resulting in sweeping changes in traffic patterns that expose the limitations of traditional networks and their operational models. To become a resource rather than a bottleneck to overall datacenter performance, the network must deliver not just exceptional performance and scalability but also unprecedented automation and orchestration that can yield agility, flexibility, and service velocity. This Technology Spotlight examines these key trends and discusses the role that Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) plays in addressing these
ongoing challenges for enterprise IT and network managers.
Leveraging HP breadth to increase security, lower risk, increase efficiency: Find out how CapitalOne has improved compliance, lowered risk, eliminated bottlenecks, reduced cost, and moved from silos to integration by leveraging the HP Software portfolio. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients in the U.S., Canada and the UK.
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: AirDefense
Published Date: Apr 24, 2007
This white paper is designed to guide network administrators and security managers to design, implement, and enforce wireless LAN security policies that enable every organization to fully reap the benefits of wireless LANs without experiencing undue management pains and security holes.
This white paper looks at what it takes to deliver a broad set of network storage solutions that address the ongoing needs of IT managers while accommodating their current business requirements. Learn more today!
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: Neterion
Published Date: Dec 05, 2006
The relentless growth of data and network-intensive applications such as digital imaging, multimedia content, and broadcast/video continues to drive volumes of enterprise data and network traffic. As growth continues, IT managers are challenged with implementing solutions without interrupting critical business processes.
IT Managers are not in the business of luck. They need to prepare for every disaster scenario, every contingency and ensure that even when every object, job and process is running 100% perfectly on the system, some other unforeseen network element doesn't swoop in and ruin all their efforts, just because it resides outside the parameters of the System i. After all, in a situation like this, people remember the one thing that went wrong – not the millions of things that went right – it's unfortunate, but that's life.
Class of Service (CoS) functionality can help optimize network performance. For a successful deployment, network designers should identify all applications, understand requirements associated with each application, designate appropriate mapping for groups of applications and provide mechanisms in the underlying network to deliver CoS. CoS mapping and deployment are important; adhering to tested strategies and avoiding common misconceptions helps IT managers advance optimization across the wide area network.
The term “network management” encompasses a broad range of solutions from single point products to element managers to large enterprise-class solutions. For the purpose of this ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) report, the term Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS) includes network-centric management solutions that are used by large organizations’ operations and engineering teams to discover, monitor, assess, troubleshoot, and generally maintain highly distributed enterprise networks.
For this EMA™ Radar, the focus was put specifically on core capabilities and features primarily associated with network operations’ need to ensure health and availability of the network. Supporting functional capabilities such as performance monitoring, configuration management, asset management, as well as integrated management of connected non-network devices were also considered, but as non-critical (albeit helpful/valuable) extensions.
Making routine changes to the infrastructure should not be an additional source of stress, but with the additional roles of monitoring and troubleshooting often times it is. The reasons for this added stress are described in this paper along with an effective solution for addressing these problems using SolarWinds Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM) and Athena FirePAC for firewall analysis.
"How to be a Sustainable IT Hero: Building a Business Case for PC Power Management" explains the benefits of implementing a PC Power Management solution, and shows how to avoid the common pitfalls along the way.
This whitepaper examines the way in which enterprise mobility has both increased employee productivity and decreased the security of corporate networks. The paper discusses the challenges IT managers have with controlling the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) trend to allow mobile users to have access to the corporate network. Explained in the paper is the limit to visibility and control of file transfers when employees use ad hoc methods, and that educating employees on proper data access is not enough to protect the corporate network. The paper concludes by describing how Globalscape's EFT™ and Tappin™ can provide mobile access, without compromising security and controls over file sharing.
SDx Central host a webcast to look at troubleshooting top-down application performance in Cisco SDWAN networks as well as assessing impact to application bottoms- up in a Cisco ACI data Center.
Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies
Jason Normandin, Sr Principal Manager, CA Technologies
Jessica Lyons Hardcastle, Senior Editor, SDx Central
Most organizations have a dirty little secret: they are relying on user and password-based authentication to protect sensitive internal applications. With 81% of data breaches involving weak or stolen credentials1, applications that use single-factor authentication are an easy target for attack. Unfortunately, updating internal cloud applications—as well as legacy and custom applications—to support multi-factor authentication can be an IT headache for many organizations.
Okta and Palo Alto Networks have collaborated to make rolling out multi-factor authentication a snap. Join Daniel Lu, Product Marketing Manager at Okta and Kasey Cross, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks, to learn:
>The latest trends in credential-based attacks
>Why every sensitive cloud application needs multi-factor authentication
>How to enforce network-level multi-factor authentication without touching your apps using Palo Alto Networks and Okta
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