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ACL Implementation Guide

by Network Computing: Back to BasicsFeb 08, 2016

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to filter traffic somewhere on your network, then knowing how to configure access control lists (ACLs) is an essential skill to have. An IP ACL can be configured on a specific interface in order to permit/deny traffic based on IP address and/or TCP/UDP port(s).

In this guide, you will learn how access control lists work, the two most commonly used ACL types and how to configure an ACL. We will also show you how to edit ACLs and

8 Reasons IT Certifications Still Matter

by Network Computing: Back to BasicsFeb 08, 2016

Despite the issues associated with IT certifications, they can give you a leg up on the competition and advance your IT career.

VLAN Implementation Guide: The Basics

by Network Computing: Back to BasicsFeb 08, 2016

Virtual LANs are core to enterprise networking. This guide covers VLAN trunks, VLAN planning, and basic VLAN configuration.

If you're just getting started in the world of network administration and architecture, there's no better place to begin than with a solid understanding of virtual LANs (VLANs.)

Key Tools for Hybrid Cloud

by XO CommunicationsDec 22, 2015

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.

Putting the Kibosh on Shadow IT

by XO CommunicationsDec 22, 2015

When individual departments procure cloud service for their own use, they usually don't consider the hazardous organization-wide implications. Read this paper to learn best practices for setting up an internal, IT-based cloud brokerage function that service the entire organization. Find out how this approach enables you to retain top-down visibility and control of network security and manage the impact of cloud traffic on your WAN.

Decision Guide: Hosted vs. Premises-based Unified Communications Solutions

by XO CommunicationsDec 22, 2015

Unified Communications offers a host of benefits to SMBs and large enterprises alike. But every organization needs to determine whether a premises-based UC solution or a cloud-based hosted service is the best fit for its own situation. This decision guide takes you through a list of important considerations to help you do just that.

The Role of the WAN in Your Hybrid Cloud

by XO CommunicationsApr 10, 2015

At the center of the hybrid cloud effort is your WAN. It's the thoroughfare for moving data, services, and sessions back and forth between users and resources. This means your WAN: must be highly available and secure;and needs to perform comparably to a LAN - meaning latency and packet loss needs to be managed. Taking a performance hit in order to use cloud services isn't acceptable: users don't care where the resources reside as long as they are readily available and do the job. Is your WAN up

PwC and CA Technologies: High Velocity IT eBook. Inspired by DevOps

by CA TechnologiesDec 01, 2015

DevOps: It Takes Teamwork to Win in the Application Economy. Together, CA Technologies solutions and PwC's business transformation, process, and organizational change capabilities are creating accelerated results. We've developed joint High Velocity IT service offerings that can help meet your organization's needs.

2016 WLAN Buyer's Guide: The definitive guide for enterprise WLAN networks

by Aerohive NetworksNov 20, 2015

Get armed with the knowledge needed to navigate through the marketing hype and determine what is actually the appropriate solution for your organization through 2016 and beyond. This guide will provide you with a comprehensive view of the performance, security, and management capabilities of today's enterprise WLAN solutions, and provide an insight into how Wi-Fi, Cloud, & Applications can help your organization transform the connected experience and fuel business growth.

Modernize Change While Minimizing Risk

by BMC SoftwareNov 11, 2015

Managing IT change effectively is no longer about just making a simple update to a piece of infrastructure. Instead, it is often about orchestrating a complex sequence of changes across multiple applications, infrastructure components, and even end user devices that are all interconnected. Issues anywhere in the sequence can delay business value and impact your customers.

Download this white paper to discover the three key principles required to modernize IT change management while


Aerohive Networks

Aerohive is a innovative enterprise mobility company. Our solutions enable enterprises to leverage the power of mobility to increase productivity, engage customers and grow their business. Our proprietary mobility platform utilizes the cloud and a distributed, controller-less architecture to deliver unified, intelligent, simplified networks that can be cost-effectively deployed. The scalability and flexibility of our platform makes enterprise mobility available to organizations regardless of their level of IT resources and enables a consistent network architecture to be deployed across enterprises of all sizes.

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 www.bmc.com for more information.

CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure, and secure data and identities, from the datacenter to the cloud. To learn more please visit ca.com

Network Computing: Back to Basics

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.

XO Communications

XO Communications provides the technology that helps business and wholesale customers compete in a hyper-connected economy. In the U.S., XO owns and operates one of the largest IP and Ethernet networks that customers rely on for private data networking, cloud connectivity, unified communications. Visit www.xo.com or blog.xo.com. XO Communications is also on Twitter and LinkedIn.