January 2011- Cloud computing is generating enormous amounts of discussion and excitement in the world of corporate IT. Eager to drive efficiency up and costs down, organizations of every size and description are rapidly adopting Web-based software, platform and infrastructure solutions. Indeed, analyst firm International Data Corporation expects global spending by enterprises on cloud services to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent between 2009 and 2013, from $17.4 billion to $44.2 billion. Within a matter of years, experts ...
January 2011- Managing the WAN is anything but simple today. Social and technological changes are transforming the nature of traffic and raising network cost and performance issues. Cloud-delivered applications are becoming mainstream. Learn how Blue Coat reduces costs and improves performance on the WAN, which helps IT deal with the issues you face today and plan for tomorrow.
January 2011- Fundamental shifts in workforce distribution and data-center management mean that Common Internet File System (CIFS) traffic is increasingly traveling long distances across the WAN. This change creates a significant performance challenge for today's IT managers, and the solution is to apply several WAN optimization technologies working together. Learn how Blue Coat delivers the best five WAN optimization capabilities through its patented MACH5 acceleration technology.
Today, IT professionals are being asked to shoulder increasing responsibility for the delivery of key services to organizations. Over the last few years, enterprises have seen an escalating need for reliable, secure, and cost-effective bandwidth that will scale their business needs. The solution? A private fiber optic network that delivers the necessary levels of security, reliability, manageability, and scalability – in a cost-effective manner.
Sunesys, a telecommunications and dark fiber provider, has produced a ...
November 2010- Virtualization technology brings numerous benefits to enterprise IT organizations. But there are challenges as well, including increased demand for a reliable, resilient data center network. It’s crucial for IT leaders to take the network into account as they create the business case for data-center virtualization. Learn how in this free white paper.
November 2010- Leveraging cloud infrastructures let CIOs step back from system maintenance and step up IT’s profile. This whitepaper gives the strategy for enabling new business opportunities with innovative cloud technologies.
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.
Connecting to the Cloud with F5 and VMware VMotion [ Source: F5 ]
July 2010- F5 and VMware partner to enable live application and storage migrations between datacenters and clouds, over short or long distances. In essence, the migration moves VMotion from the binds of the local data center and enables live migration of both VMs and the back-end storage across the WAN between data centers and clouds. F5 automates the majority of the migration, making it possible to execute these migrations with a minimum of manual configuration.
May 2010- Is your organization prepared to tackle the massive challenge of protecting your data in a cost effective and timely manner? With a growing number of branch offices, an increasing number of servers, and a high priority on reducing cost, backup is getting even harder to manage. Download this paper and learn about a proven strategy for combining WAN-based backup with WAN optimization solutions.
July 2009- Carrier Ethernet solutions to integrate their service platforms, increase network capacity, simplify operations, and bring consistency to service delivery. Business network services have evolved extraordinarily during the past several decades, and the pace of change is accelerating. What hasn't changed over time is what propels these markets. On the demand side, customers make purchase decisions for network services based on price, bandwidth, connectivity, and performance requirements. On the supply side, new technologies, ease of network ...
April 2010- As the data center morphs into a strategic business hub, it becomes increasingly critical to ensure it operates efficiently and cost-effectively without jeopardizing performance. Taking a smart approach to energy-efficient free-cooling for data centers can be an important part of an overall strategy to achieve these goals. However, when considering the use of an economizer system, care must be taken to avoid introducing new problems that result in achieving the goal of reducing energy consumption ...
IBM’s Dynamic Infrastructure is a powerful new strategy—one that organizations can leverage to optimize IT, enhance flexibility and scalability, reduce costs, increase service levels and mitigate business risks.
Click through this interactive document to see strategies and solutions available to address the issues your organization faces.
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.
September 2009- See who is in the Leaders Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers.
Learn about the benefits of VMware. Did you know that consolidating servers with VMware infrastructure can deliver significant benefits? These include: reduced capital and operating costs, faster IT response to business demands, and improved IT service levels among others.
This product literature will address the challenge for IT to achieve the full benefits of IT shared storage while dealing with the demands of an affordable yet expandable storage solution.
March 2010- Application availability and scalability are no longer enough. Today’s enterprises require an integrated solution that also delivers the highest levels of security, performance and adaptability for their business critical Web applications. Learn the eight must-have features of a more comprehensive application delivery solution.
March 2010- Learn the powerful set of capabilities for offloading datacenter infrastructure that Citrix NetScaler provides, offering a quick, low-cost way for organizations to cut their web server count by 50 to 60 percent or more.
February 2010- In some business environments, e-mail has become the dominant form of communication with customers and partners. This white paper discusses how to make corporate e-mail more reliable through the use of telecommunication concepts and tools so maximum availability can be ensured.
January 2010- In 2010, financial markets participants will continue to expand their trading activities as liquidity increasingly becomes fragmented, seeking alpha in new markets, best execution in dark pools, arbitrage opportunities across the order book and by implementing high frequency and complex, multi-leg, cross asset class strategies. The successful operations – whether they be the proprietary desks of traditional broker/dealers, specialist high frequency and algorithmic traders, or quantitative hedge funds – will leverage a trading infrastructure that combines high ...
November 2009- Today, healthcare IT professionals are being asked to shoulder increasing responsibility for the delivery of key services to hospital and healthcare organizations. Yet many financial and operational obstacles can make fulfillment of these new services highly complex. The current recession has put increasing demands on the healthcare IT professional. Yet even with today’s flatlined or shrinking budgets, IT professionals are being tasked with delivering additional medical and administrative applications. How will you respond to ...
November 2009- Today, educational IT professionals are being asked to shoulder increasing responsibility for the delivery of key services to schools and school districts. Yet many financial and operational obstacles can make fulfillment of these new services highly complex. The current recession has put increasing demands on school district IT professionals. Yet even with today’s flatlined or shrinking budgets, they are being tasked with delivering additional educational and administrative applications. How will you respond to these ...
New Info-Tech Research Group analysis reveals H3C enterprise networking solutions by 3Com deliver up to 40% lower total cost of ownership than the comparable Cisco solution.
“Info-Tech Research Group found that in each case, the five-year TCO of 3Com’s H3C portfolio is lower than its comparable Cisco products, across 1000-, 3000-, and 5000-user campus LAN scenarios. Cisco charges a price premium of 34% to 40% over H3C’s solution, which fluctuates depending ...
For companies in the dynamic content business – including social networking sites, Internet portals, e-commerce sites, digital media companies, and on-demand software or SaaS – fast website performance is critical. A dependable, snappy end-user experience is a key force in decreasing site abandonment and driving consumer adoption for both advertising and subscription-based revenue models.
As web sites become more personalized, rich and interactive, the percentage of dynamic content (versus static content) continues to rise. As ...
September 2009- Zero latency is the optimal trading speed that all firms hope to achieve at some point. But until that can become a reality, there is a race to keep reducing latency from all aspects of the trading process. From the server to the messaging to the sending and receiving of data, each piece must be optimized to reach the goal of zero latency. There are many avenues companies are looking at to reduce variables and ...
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