Networking

Computer networks literally run our world of data exchange and communications. TechRepublic keeps up with the latest networking hardware and software, wired and wireless networking technology, and best practices for your network's security and performance.

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Grow your small or midsize business with a scalable network

    Small and midsize businesses need a robust, scalable network capable of handling any workload securely and reliably. It's critical to select network switches, routers, and wireless access points with the capabilities needed for today's traffic and tomorrow's growth, including mobile and BYOD computing. As part of HP’s Just Right IT...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Re-architect your network for BYOD

    This whitepaper describes the limitations of legacy networks, especially for supporting BYOD. Understanding these limitations can pave the way for a successful BYOD management policy for campus and branch networks. Download now and find out how a re-architected network- flexible and scalable- makes BYOD easier to secure and manage, yet...

    Sponsored By HP

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Five Myths of Do-It-Yourself: Disaster Recovery

    Learn about the most common faulty disaster recovery assumptions—from insufficient employee work arrangements to the inadequacy of annual or biannual disaster recovery testing.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Avoiding the pitfalls of outdated DR plans: Expectations and threats may require new approaches.

    Will your disaster recovery plan work when the time comes? It's a hard determination for any organization to make. But in IBM's experience, the answer is often "no." Disaster recovery plans often fail because organization have based their recovery strategies on outdated assumptions. Read this white paper to learn seven...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Forrester Report : The Risks Of DIY Disaster Recovery

    Did you know that without the proper resources in place, managing disaster recovery yourself can put a strain on your budget, your staff and your disaster preparedness? Read this IBM-Forrester global study “The Risks of ‘Do It Yourself’ Disaster Recovery” to learn the critical components that make a disaster...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    What you really want from Infrastructure Management

    This whitepaper explores the benefits of a complete and unified visualisation system that can monitor everything in IT operations environment, monitoring the performance, and availability of any aspect that support business services.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Why Most Organisations Miss User Response Monitoring – and What to Do About It

    This guide looks at the challenges of user response monitoring, and it shows how you can overcome these challenges and start to get a real handle on your infrastructure performance and how it impacts your user’s experience.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Unified IT Monitoring: A Necessity in the Era of Customer

    This exclusive whitepaper details how unified IT monitoring can be used to deliver the customer experience your users demand. Read this report now to learn about a real life company that adopted unified IT monitoring and turned itself into an IT leader.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    New age security threats require new age solutions. Fixing security requires a fresh approach.

    Current endpoint software security software is resource heavy and therefore slow. With the growing number of exploits and mobile attacks available to modern cybercriminals, real-time, actionable threat intelligence within a global context is more important than ever for securing organizations. Find out how to face these challenges in this information...

    Sponsored By Webroot

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    A Smarter Solution to Malware Prevention

    This paper looks at the endpoint threats organizations are facing, the means to combat those threats, and why next-generation, cloud-driven protection offers the smartest way to prevent endpoint malware infections.

    Sponsored By Webroot

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Performance Monitor from SolarWinds!

    Monitoring your network with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) will not only help you improve the performance of your network, but it can also have a direct impact on your organization’s bottom line. NPM will assist in: Simplifying detection, diagnosis, & resolution of network issues before outages occur Tracking response...

    Sponsored By Solarwinds APAC

  • Downloads // Jan 2015

    Tired of getting asked if the Internet is down?

    Turn to SolarWinds® Bandwidth Analyzer Pack (BAP) the next time you’re told the Internet is down. SolarWinds BAP gives you visibility into how much network capacity is being used and why bottlenecks are happening. Find which users, applications, and protocols are consuming the most bandwidth Highlight the IP...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack from SolarWinds!

    Don’t let network performance issues cripple your organization. Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns will enable you to quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices. With SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack you’ll be able to simplify detection, diagnosis, and resolution...

    Sponsored By Solarwinds APAC

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Next - Generation Security Platform for Manufacturing Companies

    This whitepaper is analysing the challenges in Security Control Systems in Manufacturing organisations such as deploying information technology in automation environments, and the use of virtualization, mobility and SaaS applications to increase productivity. It is also exploring the advantages of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to address all these...

    Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Next - Generation Security Platform for Critical Infrastructure

    SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (ICS), which are used to automate industrial processes in critical infrastructure industries such as utilities and transportation, have undergone dramatic transformations. What once was a collection of isolated, proprietary systems based on serial protocols are now highly interconnected systems which leverage the internet protocol and...

    Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Stream Line Payment Card Industry (PCi) Compliance With Next-Gen Security

    Establishing, maintaining, and demonstrating compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a necessity for “… all entities involved in payment card processing—including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers, as well as all other entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data (CHD) and/or sensitive...

    Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Creating an Interconnected Cloud Service

    As more and more customers rely on cloud computing, providers need to be prepared to tackle the challenges that are inherent to widespread cloud adoption and optimize their service performance. Achieving an optimal level of performance isn’t simple. It’s a multifaceted challenge, and Cloud Service Providers (CSP) has many customer...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Scaling SaaS Delivery for Long-Term Success - THINKstrategies Report

    Adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is accelerating. SaaS applications are almost always more flexible, versatile and cost-effective than traditional on-premises solutions. This trend represents a great opportunity for established SaaS companies to expand their customer base. But it also presents challenges for SaaS providers seeking to gain a competitive advantage...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    CITO Research: How Network Connections Drive Web Application Performance

    The default paradigm of an application has evolved from users sitting at desktops attached to the corporate data centre to mobile access via phones and tablets, each requiring its own optimized experience. Add to that the fact that both users and application components are literally all over the world and...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Infographic - Accelerating 40G Adoption

    An Infographic from Cisco looking at accelerating 40G adoption. It explores the trends driving the 40G upgrades as well as what it means for you Data Center. Download this Infographic to learn more.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    2014 ZDNet Report - Reducing Infrastructure Cost and Complexity Through Colocation

    The growing complexity of managing datacentres is forcing organisations to take a hard look at co-location as a viable alternative to maintaining their in-house datacentre needs. Co-location will allow organisations to have the facilities they need, with provided space, power, cooling, and physical security for the server, storage, and networking...

    Sponsored By M1

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Report - Business Value of Managed Services

    Research shows that today's business goals are centered on reducing costs, strengthening customer relationships and improving financial management. The biggest challenges to achieving these goals are lack of skills and investment funds, and inadequate linkages between the IT environment and how business processes are managed. Read this IDC analyst...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Downloads // Nov 2014

    Microsoft Azure: One Month Free Trial

    Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. It has been ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity. Download the Azure free one...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Why the Nexus 9000 Switching Series Offers the Highest Availability and Reliability Measured in MTBF?

    With 2014 and 2015 being the years of open networking pilots and deployments, respectively, much focus was on the upcoming announcements of high-density 40GbE spine switches from Cisco’s Nexus 9000 series, Arista’s 7500E and HP’s 11900/12900. The new generation of hybrid switching leverages the forwarding and power efficiency gains afforded...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Redefining networks for cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security - New technologies are pushing networks to the breaking point

    Much has been written about cloud, big data, mobile, social, and IT security as significant forces that are transforming information technology and business. Much less has been said about the impact of these forces on networking—or about the role that networks play when business initiatives are based on them. Download...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Networking for a Smarter Data Centre: Getting it right

    This paper explores how a holistic management approach to networks, servers, storage and applications can aid in the evolution to a smarter data centre and drive optimal value for the organisation. Download this whitepaper now and learn how your organisation can leverage virtualisation for deploying services efficiently and responding to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Operationalizing the Network with SDN

    The focus of SDN is on transforming the network to support applications and meet the expectations of users and businesses that rely on them. Scaling modern networks is challenging due to the explosive growth of compute, network, and application resources─combined with increased mobility of apps migrating to the cloud and...

    Sponsored By F5

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Analyzing the Neverquest Malware Threat

    Learn from the F5 Security Operations Center's analysis of the Neverquest malware threat. The team analyzes the programming techniques and methodologies used to develop malware in order to keep F5 security services up to date and effective against any threat. Read this summary report to better understand how it works...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The 9 Levels of Enterprise Work Hell eBook

    Does arriving at work feel like walking through the very gates of Hell into an office full of unproductive and frustrated people? Read this eBook to learn how your organization can escape the 9 levels of work hell. Get the eBook now.

    Sponsored By AtTask, Inc.

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Transform your business by adopting Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

    The new Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric architecture brings a revolutionary policy-based approach to data center networks with the introduction of the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches and the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). Enhancements introduced in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series facilitate programmability of the fabric according...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Unleashing IT ACI Special Edition Article

    Virtualization, cloud, and mobility are opening new avenues in the IT world and could require infrastructure changes. The new Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) is the future of networking with a holistic architecture, centralized automation, and policy-driven application profiles. Featured customers weigh in on their decision to implement Cisco...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Preparing for Future Attacks: Implementing the Right Security Strategy Now

    Recent malware incidents have shown how costly and damaging cyber attacks can be. Such attacks may not necessarily be successful, but when attackers do find their way inside an organisation’s systems, a swift, well-prepared response can quickly minimise damage and restore systems before significant harm can be caused. In order...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • Case Studies // Nov 2014

    Case Study - Accelerating Productivity with Cisco ACI

    Learn how Infrastructure-as-a-Service company simplified its data center using Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach. Adopting Cisco's ACI, NetApp experienced: • Improvements in the density of throughput and cost per port • Increased productivity of the infrastructure • Integrated visibility and intelligence • Agility enablement of the entire application infrastructure...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Infographic - Why Choose Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

    An infographic explaining application deployment at the speed of business. Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is application aware, enables dynamic application instantiation and removal, and is capable of supporting physical, virtual, and cloud integration with full management visibility. Download this infographic to understand how ACI can boost the efficiency of your...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Whitepaper - Next Gen Virtualization & Hybrid Cloud with ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure)

    The pace of change in IT systems is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Organizations are constantly seeking to simplify and optimize their IT infrastructure to make it more adaptable and innovative to get a competitive advantage. IDC has quantified the network-related...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • Research // Nov 2014

    Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Overview

    Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is an innovative architecture that radically simplifies, optimizes, and accelerates the entire application deployment lifecycle. This report provides a brief overview of Cisco ACI along with, • Infrastructure problems addressed • Main ACI Components • Benefits of ACI • ACI Services Download this report to learn more.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Eight Must-Have Features for Ultimate Network Security Resource Optimization

    The need for robust network security is growing, but IT security teams, resources, and budgets are shrinking at many organizations. That doesn’t mean you have to scale down your growth or skimp on key IT security areas, but it does mean you need to optimize your resources, starting with your...

    Sponsored By McAfee

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Gartner Report 2014: Planning Guide for Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is no longer a new concept, and many organizations have been consuming cloud services for the past several years. However, in 2014, many organizations will look to move cloud computing past the early phase and constrained use cases and into more widespread, production adoption. Check this report out...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Contact Centre Evolution : The Changing Face Of Customer Contact

    The Contact Centre is a strategic business asset that has a major influence on your customers’ experience. Getting it right can aid business development, improve customer satisfaction and enhance your reputation in the market.

    Sponsored By IP Solutions

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Unified Communications : The Technologies, Features and Benefits

    Effective communication is the key to success. Not only in terms of delivering your core value propositions to the market but in terms of enabling every aspect of your business operations.If you haven’t adopted a UC strategy yet, or think it’s only suitable for big business, it’s time to reassess....

    Sponsored By IP Solutions