Networking

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Big-IP Wan Optimization Module Performance

    An increasing amount of data is being transferred between data centers, driven by data replication and backup, storage requirements, and data center consolidation. The trend toward virtualization and cloud computing, while reducing IT costs and providing agility, also adds latency to application delivery. WAN optimization reduces the replication time and...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Controlling Migration to IPv6: A Gateway to Tomorrow

    Organizations of all types are feeling increasing pressure to migrate from the well-known and universal Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) standards to the newer IPv6 standard. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which are the limited number of addresses available in the IPv4 system and the...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Enhancing Application Availability With F5 and NetApp

    As the adoption of virtualization technologies and cloud computing proliferates, IT enterprises face the significant challenge of delivering applications, storage, and computing power to remote or regional offices, geographically dispersed data centers, or even hybrid private/public clouds. To adapt to these ever changing circumstances, IT personnel need to devise solutions...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Audio White Paper: F5 BIG-IP WAN Optimization Module in Data Replication Environments

    Data loads are constantly on the rise: where transmissions once included only plain-text email and a few static web hits, people now send rich text email, dynamic web pages including multiple AJAX requests per page, replication data, and a host of other data types. Replication data in particular is critical,...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • Podcasts // Oct 2010

    Audio White Paper: Optimize and Accelerate Applications Across the WAN

    Although networks have improved over time, application traffic has increased at an alarming rate. Bandwidth-efficient client server applications have been replaced with bandwidth-demanding web applications, which can put a strain on ones' infrastructure.

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • Podcasts // Apr 2013

    Big Ideas; Big Tech- Continuous Availability for VMware

    This animated video discusses how the transition to a virtualized infrastructure introduces new gaps that traditional solutions are unable to resolve. Watch this video to learn how VPLEX enables users to transform their increasingly complex IT environments into a unified availability approach.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    EMC Customer Profile - Bennet Jones LLP

    Bennet Jones LLP - Active-active high performance environment minimized downtime and improves DR confidence.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    EMC Customer Profile - University of Denver

    University of Denver - Private university transforms high availability in cloud with EMC VPLEX Metro.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    IDC: Generating Proven Business Value with EMC Next Generation Backup and Recovery

    Read this IDC analysis of ten midsize companies that have deployed EMC backup and recovery solutions to learn key IDC findings including: Average payback period of 7 months ROI of 450% over 3 years, reduced restore times from 17 to 2 hours, and reduced backup windows from 11 to 3...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // May 2013

    EMC Service Assurance Suite: Manage Virtualized and Cloud Environments and the New Software-defined Data Center

    Analyst report by Enterprise Management Associates on the newly announced EMC Service Assurance Suite, and how well it addresses operational challenges and market needs.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Forrester Report: How to Improve Business Resiliency (German)

    In today’s economic environment, organizations must deliver top-notch service 24x7 or suffer financial losses and long term damage to the organization’s reputation. Across all industries, there is less and less tolerance for any kind of downtime and in a hyper-connected world, news of downtime spreads rapidly, damaging reputations. As a...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    An Efficient Solution Approach for Discovering, Monitoring, and Auditing SAP Systems

    To ensure ongoing performance and optimization, organizations must have accurate, realtime visibility into their SAP systems. By leveraging EMC Smarts Application Discovery Manager (ADM) with other integrated EMC technologies, one can not only discover and map applications and business processes, but also monitor and audit the SAP systems to ensure...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Automatically Identify the Root Cause and Business Impact Within VMware Infrastructures

    EMC Server Manager detects VMware failures in real time, pinpoints the root cause, and helps to understand how the impacted entities will affect business operations. With EMC Server Manager, organization's IT group can address VMware-related issues before they occur, minimize the time spent reacting to alerts, and quickly remediate affected...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Enhancing Business Continuity in Virtualized Enterprise Environments With EMC SRDF

    Disaster recovery planning is a significant challenge for most organizations. To reduce business risk, plans must be reliable, downtime costs must be minimized, and restart must be smooth. The EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) family of remote replication solutions enables organizations to replicate mission-critical data in EMC Symmetrix environments...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    Managing the Server and Network Change and Configuration Lifecycle

    Now the organization can unify the management of its entire IT environment - across networks, applications, and servers, in physical and virtual infrastructures. Automatically remediate configuration and compliance problems, analyze key performance indicators and harness more power from other EMC solutions with integrated visibility across the infrastructure. The attendee will...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Disaster Recovery for Windows Using EMC RecoverPoint/Cluster Enabler

    EMCR RecoverPointCluster Enabler software integrates with Microsoft Failover Cluster software that uses Node Majority and Node and File Share Majority quorum modes to allow geographically dispersed cluster nodes to replicate their data using RecoverPointJSE and RecoverPoint continuous remote replication. EMC RecoverPointiCE addresses common cost bottlenecks in implementing a disaster recovery...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    EMC CLARiiON Best Practices for Performance and Availability: Release 28.5 Firmware Update - Applied Best Practices

    This paper presents best practices for achieving high performance and availability with EMC R CLARiiON CX4 series storage systems. It outlines factors affecting the performance and availability of CLARiiON CX4 series block-level storage. The components in the system that affect performance and availability are addressed in succession - from the...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    EMC CLARiiON Best Practices for Navisphere Performance in Large Configurations

    This white paper provides best practices for managing large configurations using Navisphere Manager. It discusses performance issues one might encounter when managing large configurations, and provides recommendations for improving Navisphere Manager's performance with large configurations. This paper also includes an overview release 28. It also says about two primary keys...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    EMC CLARiiON Storage System Fundamentals for Performance and Availability - Applied Best Practices

    To get the highest performance, one needs to understand a storage system's workload. This includes knowledge of the host applications. One should understand how applications are generating 110. The workload may be simple, coming from a single application: it might also be complex, meaning it is generated by more than...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Advanced Security Management in Metro Ethernet Networks

    With the rapid increase in bandwidth and the introduction of advanced IP services including voice, high-speed internet access, and video/IPTV, consumers are more vulnerable to malicious users than ever. In recent years, providing safe and sound networks and services have been the zenith priority for service providers and network carriers...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Basic Network Design

    The main function of the manufacturing zone is to isolate critical services and applications that are important for the proper functioning of the production floor control systems from the enterprise network. This separation is usually achieved by a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The focus of this paper is only on the...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // May 2009

    University of Wyoming Built a State-of-the-Art Data Center Using Nexus and Catalyst, Switches

    The University of Wyoming offers undergraduate and graduate education, research, and outreach services. The University wanted to accommodate more data center users, applications and also wanted to provide future 10 Gigabit Ethernet access to a remote supercomputer center by creating a platform for the future. To master these challenges the...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Cisco Prisma D-PON: Your DOCSIS-Based Fiber-to-the Home Solution

    Today consumers live in a brave new world of media technology. They channel surf program guides, not channels; they pause, rewind, and fast forward live television; they digitally record their favorite shows to view at their leisure. Today consumers not only download their favorite songs, they download on-demand programming and...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Intel Technologies Deliver a Sunny Outcome

    The RENCI faces the challenges to with its High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems showing their age, RENCI needed a platform that could better meet scientists' needs for high performance and scalability. RENCI's researchers tackle pressing problems in areas from bioscience and public health to the humanities and social sciences, so a...

    Provided By Intel

  • Case Studies // Nov 2010

    IBM eX5 Systems Help Acxiom Transform IT

    Acxiom is a leader in marketing services and technology, supporting successful marketing campaigns worldwide. IT issues and increasing costs prompted Acxiom to expand its cloud computing environment. Acxiom implemented the IBM System x3850 X5 Enterprise System with Intel Xeon processor 7500 series, exploiting the platform's advanced virtualization workload capabilities. Acxiom...

    Provided By Intel

  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Extreme Speed, Extreme Throughput

    Thesys Technologies delivers a highly optimized, end-to-end trading solution that helps its clients turn their trading ideas and strategies into profits. Millions of messages, microseconds of performance. The technology infrastructure must analyze market data that floods in at peak rates of millions of messages per second, and respond to market...

    Provided By Intel

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    PC Maintenance Goes Remote

    The Microblue faces the challenges to Increase business productivity. Existing desktop PCs were aging and suffer from frequent downtime, affecting staff productivity and work efficiencies. Reduce operating costs of PC fleet. Company has no in-house technician, and frequent support visits, repairs and maintenance were increasing operating costs for Microblue. The...

    Provided By Intel

  • Case Studies // Feb 2011

    Delivering Scalable Performance

    The SIMULIA needs to provide steady increases in HPC performance and scalability so customers can tackle more complex design challenges and improve engineering productivity. Replicate customers' larger clusters to support them effectively. Put innovative products in end users' hands quickly. The SIMULIA deployed to worked with Intel and HP to...

    Provided By Intel

  • Resource Center // Nov 2011

    Strong authentication helps to beat advanced threats

    Abstract: With today's advanced threats and the increased value of the information that is created, shared and stored, systems that rely on static passwords alone are vulnerable and at risk of being breached. But beyond reducing your risk, you may be bound by regulations that actually require strong multi-factor authentication....

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Top 10 Reasons Why Customers Deploy Virtualized Microsoft Applications on EMC VNX

    Virtualized Apps: Simplify Complex Tasks and Adapt Easily to Unforeseen Changes This 1-page white paper outlines the top 10 reasons why customers deploy virtualized Microsoft applications on EMC VNX, including: Run SAN and NAS together all in one box Shrink backup windows from hours to minutes...

    Provided By EMC

  • Case Studies // Nov 2010

    Media Company Grows Revenue From Internet Streaming

    Mediapro is one of the biggest and fastest growing media and broadcast companies in Spain, and a leading player in the European audiovisual market. They faces the challenge to grow audiences and revenues by tapping into fast-growing Internet streaming market with maximize service profitability by eliminating need to subcontract content...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Feb 2011

    Arena Provides Great Guest Experience and Maximizes Revenues

    The Minnesota Wild is a professional ice hockey team faced challenge to Maximize sales revenues during events which provide excellent guest experience with simplify IT. They switched to Cisco Unified Computing System with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Cisco MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switches connecting to Compellent Storage...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Online Consumer Media Company Optimizes Broadband Video

    PureVideo Networks, faced business challenge to respond to fast-paced and changing business needs to reduce Operational Expense (OPEX) associated with application costs which provide a superior user experience that encourages repeat visits to sites and need to protect resources from unwanted internet traffic. They deployed to Cisco Application Networking platform...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Automatically Identify Network Vulnerabilities and Reduce Business Risk

    When the DNS vulnerability was identified, did the management system automatically identify network infrastructure devices at risk? EMC Voyence Network Advisor did. Instead of dedicating IT personnel to identifying liable devices and fixing the vulnerabilities and exploits - a time-consuming, expensive, piecemeal, and error-prone operation - the organization can now...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    New File Share Services Delivers Simplified Access to Enterprise Content

    EMC Documentum File Share Services (FSS) enables users organization-wide to easily access repository information via drag and drop and desktop-based browsing, and open and save files directly from within applications. The result? They can more easily find, create, manage, track, and secure documents. The attendee will learn how File Share...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Implementing Oracle E-Business Suite R12 on the EMC Celerra Unified Storage Platform: Applied Technology

    A highly scalable and available architecture for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 environments can be deployed using the Celerra Unified Storage Platform and common Intel x86 servers with the Linux operating system. Celerra local replication features provide even greater management speed and efficiency with greater operating efficiency and a faster return...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Continuous Availability Databases With IBM DB2 Version 9.5 and EMC SRDF

    Today's highly competitive business marketplace leaves little room for error in terms of availability, continuous operations, or recovery in the event of an unplanned outage. In today's connected world, an event that makes business data unavailable, even for relatively short periods of time, has the potential to be of major...

    Provided By EMC

  • eBooks // Jan 2013

    System z: Making Great Security Even Better

    IBM System z is already recognized as a secure platform (EAL 5 rated), but its security is improved even further, and made proactive and provably compliant, with complementary software solutions from IBM’s InfoSphere® Platform. With InfoSphere® Discovery’s ability to comprehensively catalog your enterprise information assets, InfoSphere® Guardium’s real-time monitoring and...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Reduce costs and improve manageability with an IBM System x NAS solution

    IBM® System x® servers offer the efficiency, simplicity and performance that will fit both your needs and your budget. Read this solution brief to discover how System x servers, preloaded with Microsoft Windows Storage Server, offer a complete solution that is easy to manage, that reduce risk and give you...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Resource Guide: Top 10 Benefits of a Server Refresh

    Even with the increased demands and pressures of today’s business environment, how do you know if it’s really worth the expense to convert your aging server fleet? Read this resource guide to learn the top five tech benefits and top five business benefits to be found by replacing outdated servers...

    Provided By IBM