Networking involves at least two devices capable of being networked with at least one usually being a computer. The devices can be separated by a few meters (e.g. via Bluetooth) or thousands of kilometers (e.g. via the Internet).
The chorus starts every year before the first carol is sung: “Load test before the holidays! If you don’t, you’ll be sorry!” Good advice, but wouldn’t it be nice to get some concrete tips? In the spirit of giving, Neustar’s engineers have identified 3 best practices.
Cloud networking introduces a new way to deploy, operate, & manage distributed enterprise networks. It delivers network capabilities via a cloud infrastructure with minimal capital investment or IT resources. This paper provides details on cloud networking, the state of the cloud market & its benefits.
Today Wi-Fi tends to be the primary network access method for many. This paper discusses key requirements to consider as you plan for a WLAN purchase. It will highlight top 10 features for a WLAN, help you decide on architectural choices and summarize how to use the RFP process to select a vendor.
One overlooked aspect of the BYOD phenomenon isn’t just connecting the users to the network, but how to manage them once they’re there. This paper will take you through the necessary connectivity and productivity requirements in order to ensure your network is truly ready for the mobility explosion.
The limitations of traditional three-tier campus network architectures are being severely tested by peer-centered, wired/wireless, multi-device, and multi-application environments running rich media like streaming video and audio.These legacy networks are inflexible, inefficient, and have high OpEx costs.1
The security of your campus network is essential to managing your organization's risk - and unlike the networking infrastructure of third-part service providers, the responsibility for campus network security falls primarily on your own organization. This report explains why security for your campus network is essential, and outlines three straightforward ways that you can improve it.
This white paper explores today's campus networking environment: its operational shortcomings and potential to address knowledge workers' growing needs. IT managers need to look to their near- and midterm future needs in terms of how a software-defined network architecture can provide incremental value to their IT and network infrastructure; why it is likely to be the foundation of next-generation enterprise networking solutions; the importance of open technologies and protocols such as OpenFlow; and how SDN will help better manage physical and virtual network resources to deliver a better application experience.
For the last two years, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has been the hottest topic in networking. There is tremendous interest in SDN on the part of vendors and a wide range of user groups including hyper-scale data center providers, service providers and enterprises of all types and sizes. While most of the discussion of SDN focuses on its use in the data center, The 2013 Guide to Network Virtualization and SDN1 highlights the fact that enterprise IT organizations are interested in deploying SDN broadly throughout their environment, including in their WAN and campus networks.
The process of subnetting is both a mathematical process and a network design process. Mathematics drives how subnets are calculated, identified, and assigned. The network design and requirements of the organization drive how many subnets are needed and how many hosts an individual subnet needs to support.
This white paper explains how you can obtain the skills for troubleshooting Cisco networks, which requires mastery of several basic steps and much practice before applying the skills effectively in a production environment. This document does not contain any troubleshooting cases or examples because that is not how troubleshooting skills are learned.
In this Gigaom Research Webinar, we will separate the real threats from the hype, identify the most common forms of security breaches, and discuss the tools and processes businesses can put in place to minimize exposure and damage.
IT as a Service (ITaaS) will transform future IT operations and service delivery. In the interim, Hybrid IT offers a rational, gradual approach in which some services move to SaaS while others remain on-premise. This white paper provides a strategy to move part or all of your ITSM suite to the cloud as a stepping stone to ITaaS.
Increasingly, enterprise organizations are moving to the cloud for IT Service Management (ITSM)—but is cloud delivery right for your business? Learn about the changing face of ITSM and gain the perspective needed to make the right ITSM decision for your organization. Get the free white paper from Enterprise Management Associates.
IT is embracing this new world of consumerized technology with a focus on its own employees as internal customers. Explore how customer-first policies can make use of social, mobile and cloud technologies to give workers the freedom and flexibility they desire to drive company productivity.
There’s a disconnect in the way most software companies, even cloud-based SaaS companies, license their systems. And it is all about the concept of "seats" or use licenses. Learn how the Plex Manufacturing Cloud licensing model paves the way for your success with unlimited seats.