Frost & Sullivan review the limitations associated with a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric - a multi-carrier network approach that provides a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
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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.
This paper is intended for people who will be proposing solutions, providing installation services or consulting, and who may be assisting in deploying Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions accessed over a Wide Area Network (WAN). It will also be of interest to IT professionals who may be deploying and/or managing such Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions.
Getting your applications to work properly over a Wide Area Network (WAN) is a complex task, and it is not likely to get easier any time soon. Trends such as data center consolidation, the advent of Web 2.0 applications, and the move to web-based application delivery have only served to increase complexity and slow user response times. Often, the result is sluggish application response and at worst, abandoned applications and shopping carts due to slow or failed web page loads. The good news is that you can do something to improve application performance over slow or congested WAN networks. An Application Delivery Network can accelerate your applications and help make sure they’re secure, fast, and available.
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.
Patton Harris and Rust and Associates has 13 branches. Management and IT needed a way to help these offices work on projects together to optimize company resources. Using GlobalSCAPE WAFS gave PHR+A fast file access across branches using minimal system resources. No management is required as it operates in the background and real time byte level differencing not only reduces bandwidth usage and spikes but also the changes are sent as they happen – not when they are needed.
Jordan & Skala Engineers is a growing company with 5 offices. It needed a scalable solution to optimize their network and their resources as more and more work was distributed across sites. Using GlobalSCAPE WAFS files mirror instantly in real time using byte-level differencing. So as soon as a file is saved or closed, the file deltas appear in every other location on the network. Users are never waiting for files to upload, download, or open across a network.
Disaster can strike when you least expect it. So how do you back up and maintain control of your data and still provide access to data in a distributed organization? The challenges are clear...large and growing amounts of data need to be distributed across many sites yet complications such as bandwidth usage, file coherence, version consistency, and file latency all result in lost productivity.
"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!
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.
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.
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: Quocirca
Published Date: Apr 23, 2007
The need to understand how the performance and problems within the technical infrastructure impacts the capabilities of the business is massive. However, the majority of companies can only measure application and specific asset performance, whereas many issues within the infrastructure lie at the transport level, where packet switching presents both great opportunities and major issues.
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