October 2010- Many of today’s innovations are driven by the consumer marketplace. This is particularly true in the voice, video andcollaboration spaces. With new ways for people to find each other, keep in touch, share ideas and get information from any place, mobility is the new norm. As consumers, we are very familiar with the ease with which this can be done. As employees, we would like to apply these consumer capabilitiesto our work—seamlessly and ...
Don't keep making excuses for that tired load balancer that's holding back your network. Because now you have access to appliances that not only provide 100% availability through full Layer 7 awareness and intelligent traffic management, but also deliver your web apps with the highest performance and security possible. Before you make any decisions, download this complimentary guide, which helps you understand the 8 most critical things you need to know when replacing your old load balancer.
July 2010- As data transmission rates continue to grow, business needs consistently outgrow their cabling infrastructures, even though they meet all industry standards. CommScope has played a key role in upgrading standards requirements by going above and beyond to ensure that its products not only satisfy current data transmission needs, but will continue to provide uninterrupted service, regardless of how data rates change. For instance, CommScope’s High Resolution Differential Mode Delay (HRDMD) testing for OM4 cables ...
Application delivery controllers evolved from load balancers. Beyond addressing scalability and availability problems, an ADC understands applications, and optimizes server performance, offloading compute-intensive tasks that swamp CPUs, slowing the server’s ability to quickly deliver applications.
In the last decade, server load balancers were hailed as the solution to website scalability and availability problems. These devices balanced traffic across servers to ensure the site was available and could handle traffic spikes. If one ...
Getting to the root cause of application problems quickly is key to reducing the impact they have on business operations. While traditional protocol analyzers like Wireshark are useful for capturing packets and performing basic analysis on the lower layers, they fail to provide the view into the application layer. Application-centric analyzers like Fluke Networks ClearSight Analyzer take a top-down approach to resolving application problems.
In this whitepaper, we compare 6 key protocol analysis features ...
August 2010- With the prevalence of voice over IP and streaming video applications within the enterprise, it is important to understand the most common problems encountered during implementation. Get insight into the top five problems and learn how you can use Fluke Networks' ClearSight Analyzer to isolate the cause of the problem.
Often, the only way to get to the root cause of unwelcome or intermittent events that occur on your network is to use a network recorder. This device can capture and store packets at full line speed without dropping any packets, and without resorting to packet slicing.
Learn when it is important to use a network recorder,and get key considerations when selecting a network recorder for back-in-time forensics analysis.
November 2009- Domain Name System (DNS) provides one of the most basic but critical functions on the Internet. If DNS isn’t working, then your business likely isn’t either. Secure your business and web presence with Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
January 2010- Contextual application delivery is becoming a requirement for a dynamic data center—applications need to be managed based on access and network conditions. F5 BIG-IP v10.1 provides that context on a single, integrated platform.
January 2010- Both business and technical stakeholders will find value and a broad range of uses for the highly accurate data available from a trusted third-party geolocation provider, especially when the data is integrated into a Unified Application and Data Delivery platform.
June 2010- Is it time to evaluate the “next wave” of monitoring technologies? This whitepaper was written to help IT teams, working in payment processing environments, answer the question: “Is my current monitoring strategy missing critical information that could make, break or optimize our business?” We start by taking a deep dive into internal and external factors shaping IT priorities within a payment processing environment. The next section will help you evaluate existing monitoring strategies and problem ...
May 2010- Today's typical data center is a sprawling labyrinth, built in a piecemeal fashion to respond to short-term objectives. The solution for tomorrow's business is a converged infrastructure—one that aligns IT with business demands. That infrastructure is available today: HP Integrity systems use Blade Scale architecture to provide a modular, scalable foundation that supports mission-critical responsiveness.
April 2010- Many products on the market today promise to measure and manage “end user experience” – but how can they if they are only testing from a central location? Download this whitepaper to learn how to see and solve user experience problems from their point of view. We’ll show you how to measure actual application traffic from the user perspective and other critical points in the network so you can pinpoint and understand where the issue ...
April 2010- Learn the essential considerations when evaluating network management tools and processes. In this whitepaper we’ll cover three common shortcomings, the possible consequences, and we’ll highlight six key capabilities to be aware of when evaluating your network management tools and processes in order to avoid these shortcomings and associated risks.
April 2010- When a business expands an existing facility, adds a new location, incorporates an influx of new users, or upgrades an existing infrastructure – it’s vital to ensure network readiness and validate infrastructure changes to optimize network performance, minimize user downtime and reduce problems after implementation. This white paper describes a methodology to manage network changes that meets the need for speed of implementation without sacrificing accuracy.
April 2010- With increasing bandwidth demands, network professionals are constantly looking to optimize network resources, ensure adequate bandwidth, and deliver high performance. This white paper describes how to leverage best practices to monitor, baseline, and manage the network bandwidth and performance. It also highlights how to identify and eliminate issues such as unwanted traffic, unwanted protocols, and network problems with factory default switch configurations.
September 2009- See who is in the Leaders Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers.
March 2010- When users get frustrated with application performance, it is difficult to isolate whether the lack of performance is in the processing in the network-attached devices, or in the network itself. Use this Application Troubleshooting Guide to address this problem by understanding how applications work, and in particular, how they use or fail to use the network.
March 2010- Networks are critical to today’s connected business, and must be monitored and protected as would any other precious business resource. While quick troubleshooting and rapid restoration is paramount, the responsible approach to managing networks dictates a shift from being efficiently reactive to problems towards a proactive, preventive disposition.
March 2010- When it comes to troubleshooting application performance issues, you can take two steps to make diagnosis easier, faster and more accurate. First, understand the common causes of application performance problems; and, second, use the right tool to diagnose them. Learn the causes and why having the right diagnostic tool will enable you to quickly identify and resolve an application performance problem
October 2009- Using change and configuration tools is a great start in controlling dynamic IT environments, but you need to audit data if you truly want to enforce a change policy. This white paper discusses how to monitor change in real-time and fix problems quickly to ensure a stable, productive IT service stack.
June 2009- Recreational use of the Internet at work has far reaching implications for employers. wide area networks, already strained to the limit supporting business-critical applications, are increasingly vulnerable to the adverse effects of traffic generated by peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, YouTube, and social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn. This white paper discusses strategies for controlling a broad range of recreational Internet traffic, such as instant messaging, P2P file sharing, and social networking ...
April 2009- Organizations rely heavily upon their applications to do business and support employees and customers. When bandwidth congestion and network issues slow the performance of critical business applications, productivity suffers and the entire organization may be put at risk. This white paper discusses how organizations can best optimize their wide area network (WAN) and meet growing expectations for fast access to applications. It also shows how common practices such as application acceleration and adding more bandwidth ...
July 2009- This step-by-step guide will walk you through identifying gaps in your IT infrastructure, understanding how to apply new infrastructure technologies that give you greater resiliency against unforeseen events, and accommodate future growth without disruptions. Considerations include ensuring enough capacity for new equipment, installing adequate security and implementing proactive monitoring.
June 2009- To support IT equipment as it was designed to operate, internal power supply units (PSUs) must have incoming power that meets five basic requirements, as defined by international standards set forth by the IT industry. Designed to perform under local electric utility conditions around the world, modern PSUs are more robust than ever. They operate normally over a wide range of input voltages and frequencies. They have internal energy stores to ride through brief power ...
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