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Monitoring Mainframe Performance: Optimizing the End-User Experience

by BMC SoftwareJan 10, 2017

Tim Grieser, an IDC analyst, answers the tough questions on how to optimize the end-user experience with smart mainframe monitoring software. He explains why IT organizations must be able to satisfy "digital age" expectations for performance and availability in line with what users are accustomed to experiencing in consumer-facing applications. To do this, IT organizations must be able to monitor performance across a wide range of mainframe infrastructure components, as well as be able to

4 Top Tips for Preventing and Mitigating Application Downtime

by Veeam SoftwareDec 15, 2016

By following a few simple rules, organizations can maintain the availability they need without breaking the bank.

How much would it cost your company if your IT systems were down for a few minutes? A few hours? What about a few days?

In our always-on digital economy, a significant unplanned outage could be enough to drive some organizations out of business. For others, the results of an outage may be far less dramatic. But although the cost of downtime varies from

Data Center Physical Realities in a Software-Defined And Virtualized World

by RaritanDec 13, 2016

As our businesses become increasingly digital, we tend to think about technology in non-physical terms. Our IT infrastructure becomes "the cloud." Our servers and storage become "virtual." Our networks become "software-defined." The reality, however, is that information technology (IT) always depends on physical infrastructure.

This white paper addresses five key aspects of IT that are inextricably tied to computing's physical realities, even as that computing becomes more virtualized,

Basic vs. Intelligent PDUs

by RaritanDec 13, 2016

Data center leaders that opt for basic PDUs because they cost less than intelligent PDUs are making a big mistake. The truth is intelligent PDUs offer a significantly higher ROI.

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Environment Sensors

by RaritanDec 13, 2016

Sensors are an easy to install, cost-effective way to reduce energy costs, improve reliability, and increase capacity for future data center growth. See why you should be using the

5 Benefits of Having USB Ports on Your Rack PDUs

by RaritanDec 13, 2016

Learn how a simple USB port can save you hundreds of thousands by eliminating copper- based network infrastructure costs, facilitating PDU setup and upgrades, and increasing physical security.

5 Great Reasons To Use Colored Rack PDUs

by RaritanDec 13, 2016

In this eBook we identify the advantages of colored rack PDUs. From keeping data centers safe and organized through branding and light optimization for dark racks.

Network Computing Tech Digest: Next-Generation WAN Architectures

by Network ComputingOct 26, 2016

This Network Computing Tech Digest focuses on next-generation WAN architectures.

Topics Include: New WAN Strategies: The wide-area network remains expensive, unreliable, and slow. Next-generation WAN options, however, promise to fix the WAN's biggest problems. SD-WAN Use Cases: Designing and implementing a software-defined WAN is complicated and expensive. That's why it's important to understand situations where it makes sense to implement an SD-WAN today versus holding off for a few

The impact of 802.11ac wireless networks on Network Technicians

by NETSCOUTOct 25, 2016

How does the upgrade to 802.11ac affect IT professionals? This white paper outlines deployment and migration to 802.11ac as well as how to troubleshoot a network already in place with 802.11ac how to optimize it.

Prevent a Truck Roll, Tips & Solutions for Remote Site Troubleshooting

by NETSCOUTOct 25, 2016

When an IT ticket is issued from a remote site many times it means a truck roll, or flight. The most common problem is that there is a lack of expertise at the remote offices.
If you'd like more information about Remote Site Troubleshooting Considerations & Solutions download this PDF guide.


BMC Software

Business runs on IT. IT runs on BMC Software. Business thrives when IT runs smarter, faster, and stronger. That's why the most demanding IT organizations in the world rely on BMC Software across both distributed and mainframe environments. Recognized as the leader in Business Service Management, BMC offers a comprehensive approach and unified platform that helps IT organizations cut cost, reduce risk and drive business profit. For the four fiscal quarters ended September 30, 2008, BMC revenue was approximately $1.83 billion. Visit for more information.


NETSCOUT's Handheld Network Testers outfit users of varying skill level with a standardized process for network verification and troubleshooting with a simple to use interface, and automatic reporting to the cloud. These tools help IT Professionals plan, validate, and troubleshoot both wired and wireless networks.

Network Computing

Network Computing: Connecting The Infrastructure Community The rise of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility is causing immense changes inside and outside the data center. Different specialties and hardware systems are now converging onto one enterprise infrastructure system. At the same time, IT leaders have more options than ever for how to build infrastructure, how to deliver applications and services, and how to allocate budgets. In order to choose and implement the most efficient strategies and technology investments, IT leaders must be constantly learning, understand how to ask the right questions, and be able to explain infrastructure complexities in a manner that makes sense to their business environments. What's our role? IT professionals count on Network Computing and its affiliated conference, Interop, to show them the how and why behind next-generation networks, data centers, storage systems, communications, and cloud architectures. Interop is the live event for the IT community, while Network Computing provides IT practitioners with an online multimedia experience. Network Computing provides community members with in-depth analysis on new and emerging infrastructure technologies, real-world advice on implementation and operations, and practical strategies for improving their skills and advancing their careers. Our community is a trusted resource for IT architects and engineers who must understand business requirements as well as build and manage the infrastructures to meet those needs. How do we accomplish this? The Network Computing community brings together experienced editors, expert consultants and speakers, and IT professionals - providing a forum for them to solve problems, exchange ideas, and build relationships. We strive to analyze IT from the IT professional's point of view. Many of our authors are Interop speakers and track chairs and the most trusted voices in networking, mobility, data centers, storage, cloud, and UC. Through our interactive platform, community members are able to learn from these industry leaders and contribute their own ideas to ongoing discussions all year long.


Raritan offers secure, in- and out-of-band energy management and server access solutions. Our power management software, intelligent PDU, KVM, serial console and centralized management products are currently in use at over 50,000 locations worldwide.