January 21, 2015
Cisco has introduced Catalyst LAN switches that support 2.5 and 5 GbE for faster Wi-Fi without the need for costly cable upgrades.
November 20, 2014
Extreme Networks is expanding on its software-defined architecture with the addition of new products, partners and enhancements to existing technology.
August 28, 2014
In the event of an emergency, UBCV officials will be able to use DLAN's web-based communications system to monitor, assign and track equipment and assets, and better manage the crisis.
August 07, 2014
In separate surveys, Infonetics Research and Juniper find enterprises are ready to adopt SDN, but wholesale rip-and-replace is a long way off.
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VDI has specific hardware needs that servers hosting other virtualized workloads may not meet. Continue Reading
A cloud telephony forecast: Before implementing a cloud IP telephony service, be sure to address your current infrastructure performance and needs. Continue Reading
Frame relay is an affordable way to transmit switched-packet data within LANs and WANs. Continue Reading
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For customers with significant data and email archiving needs, the cloud has become an appealing storage option. To meet the customer demand for cloud archiving services, IT companies must decide which delivery method makes the most sense for them -- reselling or white-labeling the services, or building their own from the ground up.
This four-part guide provides an overview of the business benefits surrounding cloud archiving services, as well as three case studies highlighting the different paths companies have taken to crafting their archiving service offerings. You will learn why one IT company chose to build its own archiving infrastructure and why another opted to white-label a provider's email archiving services. You will also learn about the security and regulatory compliance concerns that led a managed services provider to resell cloud archiving service.
So which approach makes the most sense for your company?Continue Reading
When designing a WAN topology, enterprises have to carefully balance their requirements against what their service providers can offer. Continue Reading
Fibre Channel over Ethernet simplifies the data center and lowers costs by merging storage and data networks. And it doesn't take an all-or-nothing upgrade strategy. Continue Reading
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In today's competitive world, application performance is more important than ever. Enterprises are relying on a new generation of tools designed to let them diagnose application performance management issues -- identifying whether performance problems stem from the network or the application itself. As mobile and the cloud become more pervasive, engineers and network administrators are also using APM platforms and software to ensure that voice, video and data traffic meet strict performance guidelines.
This technical guide reviews the key features enterprises need in their application performance management (APM) tools. These tools today must be able to cope with a hybrid service-delivery environment that is heavily dependent on east-west flows among clouds of service components. To do this requires that the tools be located near the services; this guide explains how to accomplish that, and also reviews other key features of modern APM tools. In addition, other chapters delve deeply into what can go wrong in app performance and ways to troubleshoot when they do.
In this guide, networking pros will find answers to many of their app performance problems, as well as detailed, actionable advice.Continue Reading
Under the allure of outsourcing the data center, IT spending changes radically and infrastructure control slips from your staff's tight grip. Are you ready? Continue Reading
Big data infrastructure and analytics are some of the hottest technology topics today, and it can sometimes seem impossible to dissect and digest all the industry information surrounding them. As a revolutionary way of thinking about data and the way it's used and accessed, big data has staked a claim as a legitimate technology sphere. But what are some of the big data storage challenges storage professionals must deal with when architecting their systems to take advantage of everything the technology has to offer? This technical handbook offers practical advice and how-to tips for establishing an organizations' big data project goals, and delves into areas such as the speed at which analytical processes must deliver results, the ability to scale capacity and integrating HDFS with storage. Continue Reading
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Our company has users who reside outside the local area network. What's the best way to grant those users access to Outlook Web App? Continue Reading
TCP port 445 -- a traditional Microsoft networking port -- is a common attack vector. Network security expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect and defend against port 445 attacks. Continue Reading
Administrators should review server power management mechanisms and ensure key functions are configured properly. Continue Reading