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Top 5 Questions to Ask about your 10GBE data center [ Source: ITG ]

January 2014- The data center has historically been the focal point of technology evolution. Over the past decade, application architectures, servers, and storage have all changed the way services are provisioned and delivered. The foundation of the data center—the network itself—is now experiencing a similar level of change, evolving from the architectures of the past to a more agile and dynamic solution that meets the requirements of today's applications.

Miercom Report on Huawei's AR Series Routers [ Source: Huawei Enterprise USA ]

August 2012- Find out why Miercom, a major networking testing and certification consultancy, awarded Huawei's AR Series Routers their coveted Performance Verification Award. Miercom was impressed with the routers' high marks in access and interconnection capabilities.

These routers provide a rich set of functions including routing, switching, voice, security, and wireless capabilities while also supporting plug-and-play configuration and deployments using a USB flash drive.

Their key findings on the Huawei's AR Series Routers ...

Miercom Report: Huawei's CloudEngine 12800 Data Center Switch [ Source: Huawei Enterprise USA ]

August 2012- The Huawei CloudEngine 12800 series data center switches met the requirements of high performance, large capacity, interoperability, and high availability in recent testing by Miercom, a major networking testing and certification consultancy.

With the ever-increasing demand for cloud networking traffic loads, it is imperative to have excellent throughput, strong latency, and robust energy efficiency. The CloudEngine 12800 data center series switches (CE12800) excelled in all those areas and achieved the Miercom Performance Verified Award.

Miercom Report: Huawei S5700-LI Series Switches [ Source: Huawei Enterprise USA ]

August 2012- Miercom, a major networking testing and certification consultancy, recently awarded Huawei their Performance Verification Award for the S5700-LI series of Gigabit Ethernet (GE) switches. These GE switches were honored for their forwarding performance, advanced features, interoperability, resilient architecture, and energy efficiency.

The S5700-LI series GE switches (S5700-LI) are next-generation energy-saving switches developed to meet the demand for high-bandwidth access and Ethernet multi-service aggregation. Based on cutting-edge hardware and Huawei Versatile ...

The Future of Enterprise Networks [ Source: Huawei Enterprise USA ]

August 2012- The vision of having one global communications network that covers the earth and allows anyone to get access to any information anytime, anywhere, and on any device is closer today than ever.

However, fulfilling that vision has its issues.

Cloud computing has led to a large-scale integration of information resources across the globe. We are living in a world where everything — from smartphones to tablets to buildings, cars and appliances — is ...

Huawei Enterprise Value Proposition [ Source: Huawei Enterprise USA ]

August 2012- In a world where innovation and business requirements evolve at ever faster rates, enterprises are looking for ways to adopt and deploy new technologies much more quickly and efficiently. One of the main challenges facing enterprises today is how to simplify the integration of these new technologies and solutions with existing ones.

Learn how Huawei is changing the game and doing things that other vendors simply cannot do.

Running on Faith - The Risk of Inadequate Network Testing [ Source: Spirent ]

July 2012- The roster of enterprises that have suffered costly and damaging lawsuits as a result of outages or security breaches would be shorter had those organizations invested in testing a vital, mission-critical foundation of the modern enterprise, the network infrastructure.

Best-practices enterprise network testing includes discovering performance limitations and validating vendor claims during acquisition, performing the due diligence of proof-of-concept for network designs or upgrades, and planning for headroom and growth as requirements change.<...

Reducing Network Complexity and Boosting Performance with IRF Technology [ Source: HP ]

August 2023- The fundamental nature of networking is changing, especially in enterprise data centers. With new, integrated applications deployed against large scale, highly virtualized server farms, server-to-server center communications are demanding a completely new level of intra-data-center performance. Traditional three-tier networks - designed to support data-center-in/data-center-out traffic and built using legacy, poor-performing redundancy protocols - can't deliver the server-to-server capacity required for these types of workloads. One innovation is Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF), a technology that ...

10 Steps to Streamline the Deployment of Network Monitoring Software for SMBs [ Source: InterMapper ]

April 2011- You have decided that you want to install network monitoring software at your small-to-medium size business (SMB). A little preparation before the installation and configuration will save a lot of time. If you have some basic information at your fingertips on how you will be using your new network monitoring solution, the deployment process will not be sidetracked as you try to find information or make decisions that could have been made in advance. These ...

6 Ways to Calculate Returns from your Network Monitoring Investment [ Source: InterMapper ]

May 2011- All network management teams have two things in common: their budgets are tight and their user communities expect reliable network performance. Financial constraints put all technology investments under a microscope; even technology that ensures network reliability. Depending on an organization's business model, network infrastructure and overall goals, return on investment (ROI) for network monitoring might be realized in five minutes or over five months. This paper outlines the areas in which network monitoring, mapping and ...

Top 8 Considerations for Selecting SMB Network Monitoring Software [ Source: InterMapper ]

April 2011- Small-to-medium size businesses (SMB's) have limited IT staff and budgets, yet they still require a monitoring solution for cost-effective equipment diagnosis to maintain a healthy network. Use the following checklist to evaluate software vendors.

What Should you Consider?

• Is it an integrated product or must multiple add-ons be installed?

• Can it be easily configured?

• Does it have all the functionality you require?

• Can alerts reach ...

Top 8 Reasons SMBs Need to Monitor their Networks [ Source: InterMapper ]

April 2011- If you are responsible for administering the IT infrastructure at a small-to-medium size business (SMB), using network monitoring, mapping and alerting software can help you do your job better by maximizing network uptime and efficiency. These tools are generally powerful, easy to use and affordable. After you enter the most important pieces of equipment to monitor, they just run in the background - only alerting you to active or impending issues related to hardware, software ...

Case Study: Telefonica Reduces Site Visits by 50% with Avocent [ Source: Avocent ]

March 2011- Learn how Telefonica, the largest alternative carrier in Germany, reduced costs by cutting remote site visits by 50% and achieved faster problem identification and resolution with Avocent.

Servicing more than 30 national carriers, 160 Internet Service Providers and 30 of the biggest German online services requires Telefonica to deliver the global reach, connectivity, guaranteed Service Level Agreements, scalability and flexibility that businesses demand of an Internet Access Provider. Telefonica needed a way to better access and manage ...

Paving the Way to Risk-free Change: Guide to consolidating IT systems and rolling out new services in a payment processing environment [ Source: INETCO Systems Ltd. ]

September 2010- As the economy continues to improve, banks and payment processors are focused on expanding market share, new product offerings and operational efficiencies as part of their long-term survival and growth strategies. New service roll-outs, migration efforts and consolidation projects are translating into a whole new set of IT performance challenges and operational risks. At the same time, IT systems are also being looked at as an integral component of a financial risk management strategy. The ...

Tunneling IPv6: Manual Tunnels [ Source: IPexpert Inc ]

October 2010- This is the last article in series on IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling, presented by IPexpert. It focuses on manual tunnels, the simplest tunneling method to understand and configure.

Data Centers Save Money With Network Convergence [ Source: EMC/Brocade ]

September 2010- When it comes to making data centers more efficient, IT managers have a new option, thanks to an emerging trend: network convergence. A blend of new technologies, open industry standards and combined service offerings from storage and networking leaders is pushing network con­vergence plans to the forefront in innovative IT organizations.

Network convergence provides an evolutionary path to modernization rather than being just another costly rip-and-replace solution. That means IT managers can ...

Exploring Video DynaSync [ Source: ATEN International Co., Ltd ]

August 2010- KVM (keyboard, video monitor, mouse) switches, first developed almost two decades ago, allow you to share a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to control a few or even thousands of computers in offices and large data centers. A new technology known as Video DynaSync allows EDID and HDCP monitors and computers to function well with KVM switches.

Achieving Network Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance [ Source: Netcordia ]

April 2010- For IT organizations, the impact of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) can be huge in terms of amount of time and resources consumed. Even though the compliance mandate should improve consistency and standardization across the network infrastructure, the new requirements are a huge burden for IT organizations.

The staff must first understand the new requirements and then the amount of time and effort to manually implement the standards is ...

The Top Five Network Performance Mistakes and How to Avoid Them [ Source: Netcordia ]

April 2010- As IT and network managers, we have a range of experience and skill sets – however research shows there are many common mistakes that are made over and over again by IT teams across every vertical.

This whitepaper highlights the five most common mistakes made by IT teams today when they continue to use the same practices even though technology and requirements are changing daily. The mistakes include manually managing the network infrastructure, believe ...

The Top 25 Network Issues and Their Business Impact [ Source: Netcordia ]

April 2010- The Top 25 Network Problems and Their Business Impact brochure details the top issues that network managers face today. It explains each issue and illustrates the business impact of common network problems to their managers.

The brochure bridges the gap between the technical issues important to the network engineer/manager and the executive’s focus on the impact of the overall service quality and end users. You can use it to facilitate a conversation ...

Best Practices For High Performance Networking [ Source: Brocade ]

April 2010- A forward-focused network infrastructure will serve the enterprise well when business picks up and network demands accelerate. Find out what you should do now to ensure high performance later.

Best Practices For Virtual Infrastructure Management [ Source: Brocade ]

April 2010- Virtualization puts a new kind of management strain on the network. Find out how to invest in open, virtual, application-savvy network infrastructure improvements.

Load Balancers are Dead: Time to Focus on Application Delivery [ Source: Citrix ]

February 2009- Gartner Research Note: This research shifts the attention from basic load-balancing features to application delivery features to aid in the deployment and delivery of applications.

2009 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers [ Source: Citrix ]

September 2009- See who is in the Leaders Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers.

Ethernet Enables The Smart Grid [ Source: Belden ]

January 2010- The electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution system has survived for decades with limited intelligence. But the emergence of independent power producers, green power sources, and new regulatory regimes is making it imperative to add smarts to the grid.

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