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.
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.
Many organizations are struggling with network infrastructure that is vastly outdated, and with the rise in cloud computing, the time to upgrade is now. Cloud-based network solutions for application delivery are a great way for businesses to ensure high levels of performance, security and flexibility. This guide explores two solutions that organizations use to build a network for today's evolving enterprise and how you can fully address cloud requirements for secure application delivery. Read now for this vital information on cloud networking!
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jun 08, 2016
"Build your business case. There is a transformational shift around enterprise voice solutions as organizations move from the PBX to unified communications (UC) for their voice needs. In parallel, many organizations are moving their existing on-premises infrastructure into the cloud.
This brief outlines the benefits and considerations such as:
• Microsoft Office 365 and the cloud
• Selecting phones for Skype for Business
• Replacing the PBX and making the transition
• And more
Download this brief that helps you realize the benefits that UC and collaboration brings to the modern workplace."
One of the leading ways that today’s organizations are providing secure, reliable and scalable answers for their networking needs is through MPLS IP-VPN network usage. However, businesses are also looking to create Intelligent WAN that integrates security, application performance management, and cloud services in order to create more intelligent wide area networks. This paper examines how to use the attributes of MPLS-based VPNs to enable enterprises to create a truly intelligent WAN, discussing key planning, implementation and management considerations to pave the way for a more intelligent and cloud-enabled WAN.
The digital economy is transforming the financial services sector. The pace of innovation is accelerating, customers have higher expectations than ever, and new competitors are emerging from nontraditional markets. At the same time, financial services has long been a favorite target of cyber attackers, and despite firms’ best efforts, cybersecurity threats are rising and attacks are more successful than ever. Financial services firms need a more effective, adaptable approach to detecting and stopping cyberthreats.
"Economic conditions have changed the operating landscape for government and educational organizations. Modern, converged networks utilize advanced optical and Ethernet technologies to form a highly flexible and scalable infrastructure capable of delivering many emerging applications and ready to scale far into the future. Additional benefits of building better networks for state and local governments include:
>Better public service at lower taxpayer cost
>Support for emerging applications
in transportation, public safety,
healthcare, and education
>A graceful technology
migration from legacy to
> Preparation for future, unplanned
Download ""Building Better Networks for State and Local Governments"" to discover more today."
Departments of roads and highways around the world have begun to implement technology solutions to improve the safety of their highways, lessen congestion and manage traffic more efficiently. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), as these systems are known, require reliable, secure and scalable networks to link cameras, sensors, signage, signaling and vehicles to remote data centers and operation centers.
These networks will be deployed in harsh environments and will pose their own unique challenges to operate, maintain and manage.
In this application note, we will present the unique requirements of ITS networks and discuss how AlcatelLucent Enterprise products and technologies not only meet today’s ITS requirements, but are designed to grow and scale to meet tomorrow’s as well.
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.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated. Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative. The evolution of IT requires a network that evolves along with IT’s changing requirements – a network that continuously adapts to ever-changing security threats, and evolving digitization, mobility, IoT and cloud requirements.
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: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
To deliver IT performance, you need complete visibility. Riverbed Cascade offers a superior network performance management solution for discovering, monitoring and troubleshooting your network and your critical applications. Now you can resolve performance problems before they impact the business, while lowering your IT management costs. Cascade has an elegant and simple design that deploys easily in complex environments and provides true integration across the Cascade family. This cleaner architecture means superior visibility, management and troubleshooting, saving our customers both capex and opex. According to IDC, Cascade customers typically experience an 83% reduction in mean time to resolution (MTTR)
A five-year-long quest for software-defined application delivery and services came to a fruitful end for this $4 billion enterprise when they chose Avi Networks and Cisco ACI as part of their move to a next generation data center architecture. Avi Networks represented the perfect complement to the network automation benefits delivered by Cisco ACI at the company.
Published By: ExtraHop
Published Date: Jul 25, 2013
Murphy USA has nearly 1,200 stores, and more than 700 of them share a 10Mbps VSAT link. So when something goes wrong with Murphy USA applications, it’s the Network team that answers the phone. Read the case study to learn how Murphy USA was able to understand what applications were doing over the network.
Can your organization afford to wait until after an attack happens to protect your users and your data?
Perimeter security provides visibility and control for employee activity only when employees remain on a corporate network. What about roaming users who bypass the VPN? Or employees working in cloud applications?
Web gateways only protect employees from threats over web ports 80 and 443. Today’s security must provide comprehensive protection across all ports and protocols to fill the gaps in the security stack.
Hear from Eric Ahlm, Research Director at Gartner and Meg Diaz, Head of Product Marketing for Cisco Umbrella. Eric and Meg will address the challenges companies face as they compare modern convenience with the known risks of relinquishing visibility and control, especially as more sensitive data moves to the cloud.
Join us for the guidance you need to stay ahead of the curve in 2018. We’ll discuss the right answer for protecting data in the digital age.
Our networks are under great strain today - more data, video, audio, new applications, mobility, virtualization and so much more. In this program, leading experts from Gartner and HP address your most pressing questions and concerns, including what challenges are weighing most on the public sector?
Cisco Helped to Deploy the World’s Largest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Network for China University of Geosciences.
China University of Geosciences at Wuhan is one of the country’s leading universities and a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education. Focusing on earth science, the university has national level-1 disciplines in geology, geological resources and geological engineering.
in science and technology and a leader in applications instruction. Six years ago the university built a wireless network based on 802.11a/b/g—becoming the first university in Wuhan to deploy this type of wireless network—and has become one of the leaders among Chinese universities when it comes to wireless network development.
A new survey commissioned by Palo Alto Networks and conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group explores why enterprise IT leaders are embracing CASB products, where they are using them, and what capabilities are most important to them. One of the most critical needs is securing the use of SaaS applications. Here’s what you need to know.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Apr 13, 2010
Mobile deployments in business are growing at an accelerating rate, enabled by increasingly capable devices at attractive prices, faster, less costly, and more reliable wireless networks being deployed across wider areas, and an expanding array of mobile applications that empower the mobile workforce with an abundance of business critical functions.
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