Businesses are now competing in an application economy. More than ever, it is the caliber of applications that shapes an organization’s fortunes. Enterprises will increasingly need value-added services that help speed application innovation. Those cloud service providers (CSPs) that address this demand can move up in the value chain, boost differentiation and establish more strategic customer relationships. This white paper details the opportunities, the requirements and the strategies for delivering winning application-centric cloud services in the application economy
This paper gives a high-level overview of key trends
shaping the data center and their impact on network
security. The paper is divided into the following topic
• Perimeter firewall
• Core network segmentation
• Cloud computing (infrastructure-as-a-service)
• Software-defined networking (SDN)
• Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
There are many factors driving customers of all shapes and sizes to engage managed service providers (MSPs), not the least of which is access to cutting-edge software functionality at a fraction of the cost of acquiring the assets.
Published By: Continuum
Published Date: May 08, 2013
If you’re like most managed service providers, your first love is technology, not the law. As a result, you probably hope to speed through the process of writing your first service-level agreement in as little time as possible.
That could end up being a big mistake. A service-level agreement (SLA) protects you from legal action. More importantly, by ensuring that you and your clients share a common understanding up front regarding what you will and won’t be doing for them, a well-written SLA can actually prevent disputes from arising in the first place. Learn how Continuum can help!
Efficient utilization of shared compute, storage, and networking resources is essential in today’s virtualized data center. VMware estimates that server virtualization has reduced CapEx and OpEx costs by 40-60% in most companies. That’s real value, but is only fully realizable with the right hardware that allows Enterprise IT administrators and Managed Service Providers to leverage compute and capacity resources wherever they are available. QLogic has the answer.
Download now to get a get a general understanding of the trends for productivity and cost-savings that forge new office environments to lay a corresponding new foundation for how and where devices of all kinds are used and shared.
Just about everyone has heard stories extolling the benefits of cloud computing and virtualization, the twin forces behind the transformation of the way companies of all shapes and sizes “do” computing. But to take part in this information revolution, it’s critical to have the right underpinnings.
That means not only upgrading the decade-old Windows Server 2003 operating system software that still drives more than 12 million servers, but also upgrading the underlying hardware to ensure you realize all the benefits the software can deliver. The combination of Windows Server 2012 and the latest Intel® Xeon®-based server hardware should be part of an IT strategy for companies and departments looking to modernize their IT infrastructure. This checklist will identify 10 of the top issues driving the need for server OS software and hardware upgrades.
The OFS market is rapidly maturing from file storage services for consumers to technology solutions that require features to effectively manage and secure business data. As part of this evolution, there is increasing demand for alternatives to the “one-size-fits-all,” cloud-based approach, especially among current OFS users who currently leverage that deployment model. The fact that more than two-thirds of these respondents would be extremely interested in a deployment model that allows some or all data to be stored on-premises is significant, albeit not surprising given that almost all respondent organizations have some types of data that is prohibited from being stored in a third-party data center.
Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: May 30, 2014
The Radicati Group, a technology market research firm, highlights its choices for Hosted Microsoft Exchange providers based on market share and functionality. They detail the criteria for a Top Performer in this market and include SilverSky in that category. SilverSky offers cloud-based email and Email Protection services, which run on IBM SoftLayer, ensuring world-class security and availability.
Published By: Verisign
Published Date: Nov 21, 2014
With attackers able to marshal ever-greater resources, enterprises are increasingly vulnerable if they go it alone in building DDoS defenses. Today’s attackers are able to monitor a target’s defensive moves and change the attack profile in real time, making DDoS defense all the more challenging.
Download this complementary e-book that shares 10 proven best practices based on Qlik’s 20 years of service to over 30,000 customers. You’ll learn valuable tips for making an analytics project a success. Nearly every organization uses analytics, but many are not realizing the full potential they can deliver to their organization.
Download this complementary e-book to learn how to best report BI insights. Modern companies understand the benefits of sharing information across departments. Yet information silos are still often the norm, stifling collaboration. One means to overcome this issue is to empower the entire organization with analytic visualization and discovery tools that make information sharing an integral part of everyone’s job.
Download this complementary e-book to understand how five key trends are affecting business intelligence today, and how IT’s role needs to shift to meet the changing demands of its users. It’s a well-known fact that information technology is changing. But amidst all this change, one thing remains the same: business intelligence and analytics continue to be a priority for businesses.
Cloud has revolutionized computing from the desktop to the data center and, perhaps even more meaningfully, down to the mobile devices we work and play with. The cloud approach of scalable shared infrastructure has allowed customers to consider both purchasing and deploying information technology resources in more flexible, cost-effective ways. They’ve saved money and invested in only the capacity they needed and are enjoying the benefits of consolidated infrastructure. Virtualization has been at the epicenter of this revolution and has enabled racks of disparate hardware to become one. But the move to virtualization has not come without bumps in the road.
Published By: Level One
Published Date: Jan 07, 2011
With LevelOne branch offices in 18 different countries, we're able to share different project ideas from all around the world. Today our branch office, DDC East Africa, shows us how they worked with local systems integrator, Pioneer Technologies, to build several large wireless networks in luxury hotels using LevelOne product.
Published By: Level One
Published Date: Jan 07, 2011
With LevelOne branch offices over 20 different countries, we're able to share different project ideas from all around the world. This is another achieving case that LevelOne had been cooperated with, Hudson Bay Resort. Each collaborating assumption is how LevelOne keeps developing and contributing the best and remarkable products to challenge the entire networking industry.
Data centers have been designed for years with the same hierarchical and expensive network design. But as the modern data center evolves to a scale-out, dynamic and virtualized shared services platform.
As sales and margins at the enterprise level slow or stagnate, small and medium businesses represent an important and growing market for many technology product and services vendors. This makes SMB partners critically important in helping vendors reach this market.
Meet the Top 100 Health-Care Vendors and VARs. These companies aren't just reshaping our IT systems; they're also changing the very essence of patient care. Unprecedented opportunities stemming from Health-Care Reform and Federal Stimulus initiatives have heightened competition in the health-care market. But detailed regulations, qualifications and security concerns have created a landscape where only the truly-educated stand to benefit from the boom.
The Need for Comprehensive Wireless LAN Security: WLANs face many threats that strong authentication and link encryption do not address. Because wireless is a shared medium, it is subject to malicious attacks such as de-authentication broadcasts, evil twin access point/Honeypot. Therefore you need to implement the same protection mechanisms that you deploy ubiquitously on your WAN gateway, on your wireless LAN as well.
BriteCITY, a prominent managed service provider serving the SMB, made more than $10,000 in the first month of reselling Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Services from Doyenz. "Knowing what the true costs are for implementing an actual working DR solution and seeing the costs of coming on board with Doyenz we knew it would make tremendous sense," said briteCITY President Ryon Ellis.