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Warehouse-grade at Speed of Web-scale IT [ Source: StackIQ ]

February 2015- What is Warehouse-grade automation? It's automation specifically designed for Warehouse-grade or Web-scale enterprise and service provider datacenters deploying Big Data and private cloud infrastructure such as Hadoop, NoSQL, OpenStack, and much more. This white paper discusses the new realities and challenges faced by enterprise datacenters, and table stakes for a complete Warehouse-grade automation platform.

Directory Migration Guide [ Source: Radiant Logic ]

March 2015- Migrate Without Pain: Replace Your Aging LDAP Infrastructure While Supporting Legacy Applications

The Convergence of Network Performance Monitoring and Application Performance Management [ Source: Dynatrace ]

December 2014- Today, enterprises rely heavily on applications for nearly all business-critical processes. These applications are delivered via a combination of hardware, software and services, known as the application delivery chain. To make this delivery chain work together effectively, IT must take a new and converged approach to network performance monitoring and application performance management.

This white paper discusses:

How to Protect Data in Remote Locations [ Source: Riverbed ]

May 2014- Nobody can afford to lose data. But managing data, including backup and availability, in far-flung locations can present many logistical and technological challenges that bring complexity, expense, and risk. It doesn't have to be that way, though. A new branch converged infrastructure approach allows organizations to project virtual servers and data to remote offices, providing for local access and performance while storing the data in centralized data centers. Enterprises can now do business across the ...

SDN: How do you get there from here? [ Source: Brocade ]

October 2014- Increased data needs of mobile, cloud services, big data and social create unprecedented pressure on legacy enterprise networks. Clear the traffic by utilizing Software Defined Networking, or SDN, and add flexibility, scalability and automation to your network. Avoid the bumpy road to SDN by following some key implementation steps toward network agility. Explore the white paper to learn more about introducing SDN to your IT team.

How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers [ Source: Brocade ]

October 2014- When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eBook to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise WAN [ Source: Riverbed ]

December 2014- Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.

Operationalizing the Network with SDN [ Source: F5 ]

November 2014- The focus of SDN is on transforming the network to support applications and meet the expectations of users and businesses that rely on them. Scaling modern networks is challenging due to the explosive growth of compute, network, and application resources-combined with increased mobility of apps migrating to the cloud and users across multiple devices. As an approach to operationalizing the network, SDN enables organizations to achieve greater economies of operational scale through the use of ...

Best Practices for Creating the Network-Enabled Cloud [ Source: XO Communications ]

October 2014- A step-by-step guide to help improve your network to handle services delivered from multiple clouds from enterprise technology expert David Linthicum. No matter where you are in your cloud implementations, learn best practices and strategies in this eBook series focused on Building the Network that Empowers Digital Business.

The Evolution from Network to Multi-Clouds [ Source: XO Communications ]

October 2014- David Linthicum, enterprise technology expert, examines the challenges of adopting multiple clouds and striking the right balance between your networks and clouds in Part 1 of this eBook series focused on building a network that empowers digital business.

Key Tools for Maximizing Your Hybrid Cloud Investments [ Source: XO Communications ]

October 2014- Explore the optimization tools that give you the ability to see and control the performance and security of your WAN traffic, a vital component to your cloud success. Among other things, these tools help you counteract the effects of latency introduced by geographical WAN distances and allow you to alleviate network congestion that might results from sending a lot large files and retransmitting dropped packets.

The Role of the WAN in Your Hybrid Cloud [ Source: XO Communications ]

October 2014- Is your WAN ready to support your hybrid cloud? Discover how to prepare your WAN to get the most out of your investment in a hybrid public/private cloud.

The CIO's Guide to Platform-as-a-Service [ Source: ActiveState ]

October 2014- Despite making significant investments in cloud infrastructure and deploying applications to private clouds, enterprises are not seeing the expected return on their investments. Enterprises are learning that virtualization alone is not sufficient to streamline the application development process that is necessary in order to get applications to market faster.

While virtual machines (VM's) can easily be created on demand, individual applications still require supporting software (languages, frameworks, data and messaging services) to be ...

The Convergence of Network Performance Monitoring and Application Performance Management [ Source: Compuware ]

October 2014- Today, enterprises rely heavily on applications for nearly all business-critical processes. These applications are delivered via a combination of hardware, software and services, known as the application delivery chain. To make this delivery chain work together effectively, IT must take a new and converged approach to network performance monitoring and application performance management.

This whitepaper discusses:
• Why NPM alone is not enough
• How application-centric APM is incomplete
• ...

2014 State of DevOps Report [ Source: Puppet Labs ]

July 2014-

The 2014 State of DevOps report--based on a survey of 9,200+ people in IT operations, software development and technology management roles in 110 countries--reveals:

Automated Configuration Management: Why it Matters and How to Get Started [ Source: Puppet Labs ]

August 2014-

Configuration management is a critical cornerstone of IT automation, providing tools that allow you to centrally manage the packages, configuration files, process state, firewall rules and other settings that equip servers to do their assigned jobs. Without automated configuration management, you do all these tasks manually, or with handwritten scripts. It's time-consuming, and prone to human error.

Configuration management is also about making any changes to the system in an organized ...

Cloud: The Future of Business Communication [ Source: Comcast ]

October 2014- Cloud-based communications means various things to various people, but the only definition that matters is the one that suits your needs. This UBM Tech ebook explores cloud-based voice services that keep employees and customers connected - no matter how technology changes.

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.

Big Data Analytics Infrastructure For Dummies [ Source: IBM ]

September 2014- Big Data Analytics is a critical tool to gain competitive advantage and to attract and retain happy customers. But simply deploying a software package isn't enough. Infrastructure matters for Big Data Analytics.

PowerEdge VRTX - Power of Being Small [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

September 2014- Almost every business these days requires the power of a data center, but many can't afford the cost or fit the infrastructure within their space constraints. For many years, there have been 'data center in a box' solutions that were too expensive and really never intended for us outside of a data center.

Why a New Business Model is Needed for SSL Certificates [ Source: Trend Micro ]

September 2014- This white paper discusses the current problems with SSL, provides an overview of the technology, and offers suggestions on ways to improve the acquisition and management of SSL certificates

Network Transformation eBook [ Source: Neustar ]

September 2014- Network transformation involves much more than replacing TDM-based equipment with IP-based equipment. Transformation is a holistic process that typically happens in phases, depending on the unique business drivers that a CSP is facing.

Maximizing Performance and Security in Cloud Networking [ Source: Level 3 Communications ]

August 2014- Cloud computing - public, private, hybrid - has moved into the enterprise IT mainstream. Cloud services, combined with high-speed, private network connectivity, have matured and proven to be extremely reliable, rapidly scalable, and priced so customers reap the savings from the economies of scale of these shared resources. As a result, enterprises are moving IT - everything from websites and mobile apps to back-office applications such as dev and test, business continuity and disaster recovery, ...

5 Ways to Prepare Your Infrastructure for Disaster [ Source: Dyn ]

August 2014- The term "disaster recovery" assumes that you wait until something terrible happens to take action. While it's great to know how to recover when disaster strikes, wouldn't you rather prevent it from happening in the first place? Of course, there are no guarantees when it comes to preventing outages and downtime, but if you follow these key areas of preparation, you can greatly reduce your risk.

Charting a Path from the Network to the Multi-Cloud [ Source: XO Communications ]

August 2014- Enterprise technology expert David Linthicum takes the mystery out of improving your network to enable cloud-based resources in multiple clouds. Beyond the basics, you'll gain a step-by-step approach to consider as you integrate your networking requirements with cloud-based resources. You will also chart a clear path to the right network solutions, and learn how to pick the right network partner to successfully and securely connect people with access to multiple clouds. Leading technology publications frequently ...

Building a Cloud-Enabled Network with MPLS IP-VPN [ Source: XO Communications ]

August 2014- 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, ...

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