Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
Wide areas networks (WANs) are essential to the majority of businesses, connecting remote locations and individuals back to centralized IT resources. But as the network is expected to handle more bandwidth intensive applications such as voice and video it is essential to ensure the WAN usage is well managed – eliminating unwanted traffic and accelerating business content.
Published By: MASERGY
Published Date: Jul 20, 2007
This paper will explore the problems inherent in an overlay management approach and describe a new approach that allows for the management of the wide-area network to be not only offered as a service, but actually embedded in the network itself, resulting in several incremental benefits to the enterprise.
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.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is an industry standard network management protocol for managing wide area and local area networks. It is easy to use, cost-effective, and is built into most networking devices. One of SNMP’s best assets is its use of in-band management, yet, this is also its biggest weakness.
"Best Practices for Selecting a WAN Optimization Solution: Benchmarking Performance ROI" includes best practices for defining requirements and comparing alternative solutions, and offers a metric that IT organizations can use to select the WAN optimization solution that delivers the greatest value.
How SAP uses Shunra VE to keep production problems at bay with pre-production testing on the virtual WAN. These testing approaches and methodologies reached far beyond conventional application testing and have become the preferred approach to ensure success. SAP does it, so should you!
Today’s Wide Area Networks (WANs) are experiencing increased saturation with the deployment of bandwidth-intensive applications, increased numbers of users, and the need for reliable security transmissions. IT personnel responsible for these issues acknowledge the increased congestion and have strived to maintain high levels of network performance. At the same time, IT departments are tasked with the job of lowering the cost of network infrastructure and ongoing operations. Network administrators continually face the challenge of balancing the increased use of critical applications on the Internet, while eliminating downtime and congestion from affecting user quality and day-to-day business operations.
Published By: Arcserve
Published Date: May 29, 2015
Today, data volumes are growing exponentially and organizations of every size are struggling to manage what has become a very expensive and complex problem. It causes real issues such as:
• Overprovisioning their backup infrastructure to anticipate rapid future growth.
• Legacy systems can’t cope and backups take too long or are incomplete.
• Companies miss recovery point objectives and recovery time targets.
• Backups overload infrastructure and network bandwidth.
• Not embracing new technologies, such as cloud backup, because there is too much data to transfer over wide area networks.
Driven by budget pressures and the growth of cloud-hosted applications, mobility, and bandwidth-hogging applications such as video, many IT organizations are actively considering direct Internet access (DIA) at their branches. DIA offers two compelling benefits: (1) it can substantially reduce operating costs by freeing up costly WAN bandwidth for mission-critical applications, and (2) it offers a better experience for users accessing applications hosted in the public cloud.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with Cisco TrustSec, Forrester interviewed two companies. Company A is an organization that provides senior housing for over 22,000 residents in the US. This organization used Cisco TrustSec to provide highly secure segmented mobile network services to its residents. Company B is an international packaging and paper group company experiencing rapid growth. It used Cisco TrustSec as an innovative solution to quickly integrate the infrastructure of new acquisitions into its own and standardize security architecture across its wide area network (WAN) globally. While the case study will talk about the experiences of these two companies, the financial analysis focuses on the impact that Cisco TrustSec had on one organization.
This paper outlines the essential requirements for file sharing across a wide-area network (WAN), and briefly discusses the limitations of appliance-based WAN optimization when applied specifically to document collaboration. The paper uses a solution analysis to compare common business needs to required features, and explains how appliance-based optimization falls short of these needs. The paper then describes how Globalscape's software-only solution. (WAFS) provides file replication and collaboration across globally dispersed networks, securely and reliably, with the performance of local file sharing.
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is in the midst of a significant evolution. Software-defined WAN
(SD-WAN) is the key factor driving this evolution and bringing along with it many transformational
changes. SD-WAN has enabled several new WAN uses cases, such as enabling reliable, secure and
high performance support of software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud
security and the ability to use non-deterministic Internet services to provide business-class transport.
The traditional WAN architecture was ill equipped to support these new use cases.
As is usually the case with an emerging market, the first entrants into the SD-WAN space were
start-ups. However, given the ability of SD-WAN to support both traditional and emerging WAN
use cases, the market has recently been flooded with a range of vendors, solutions and technologies
offering varying types of SD-WAN solutions.
While having differing types of solutions provided by numerous suppliers is potentially beneficial,
Primary internet connections fail for a variety of reasons: severe weather, downed poles and lines or simply heavier than usual network congestion. Business continuity solutions provide businesses with back-up internet access via a cellular network when primary Wide Area Network (WAN) connections fail or are over-loaded. These solutions enable businesses to:
Maintain seamless, uninterrupted access to the internet
Process credit card transactions
Access to important information stored online
This paper will provide an overview of business continuity solutions, examples of in-use scenarios and a path to adoption in an easy to understand and digestible way. Download now.
There’s been a lot of numbers passed around when it comes to software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). IDC predicts the market will reach $6 BILLION BY 2020. Gartner suggests 30 percent of enterprises will have deployed an sd-wan BY 2019.
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