IT Infrastructure refers to the computerized networks, intelligent terminals, and accompanying applications and services people use to access, create, disseminate, and utilize digital information; the equipment, software, services, and products used in storing, processing, transmitting, and displaying all forms of information.
Miercom was engaged to conduct a comparative testing of two high-capacity L2 and L3 network switches: the popular Cisco Catalyst 4500E, and a comparably configured, competitive switch, the FastIron SX 1600, from Brocade Communications Systems.
This document consolidates the enterprise campus network design and deployment guidelines with various best practices from multiple deeply focused Cisco Validated Design Guides. The best practices conclusions are derived from thorough solution-level end-to-end characterization of various levels of system types, network design
alternatives, and enterprise applications.
Businesses looking to transition to 802.11ac Wave 2 should fully understand the new technology’s requirements for the wired network and choose a solution provider that can minimize the disruption to the business.
Cities around the globe are undertaking “smart” initiatives that result in better services for citizens, a more attractive city for visitors and businesses, a better place to work, and greater cost savings.
Selecting an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider can be a complex exercise that involves an array of considerations including business needs, budget, and application requirements. Buyers frequently respond to this complexity by filtering vendors based on variables that are more easily comparable, usually product features, location, and price. By contrast, performance, which is a critical factor to ensuring fit with business needs and ultimately satisfaction with the service, is often ignored. Virtual machine (VM) performance can be challenging to assess because it can vary drastically across vendors, instance sizes and prices, as well as in terms of a particular application’s unique requirements.
Interconnecting three or more sites across a metro or wide area network has traditionally been accomplished via a hub and spoke network topology using Private Lines, Frame Relay or IP VPNs over the Internet. Ethernet services support hub and spoke topologies but also support an “any-to-any” network topology similar to a LAN but delivered over a wide area. This latter capability is unique to Ethernet services and cannot be cost effectively delivered using legacy point-to-point technologies such as Frame Relay or IP VPNs.
This paper discusses two options for multi-site connectivity using Ethernet services. One option discusses the classical hub and spoke topology using Ethernet Virtual Private Lines (EVPL). The other option discusses the “any-to-any” topology using an Ethernet Private LAN (EP-LAN) service. Through examples, the paper illustrates the capabilities of the two approaches and their benefits.
The risks of irregular maintenance and non-compliance of IT and security policies are not only measured in dollars lost but in lives saved. With such a complex and critical proposition, efficiency is paramount to fulfilling the organization’s mission of providing quality, timely patient care.
The risks of irregular maintenance and non-compliance of IT and security policies can cost the organization much in terms of fines, lost opportunities and a damaged reputation. With such a serious and complex challenge, employing an efficient and comprehensive solution is paramount to minimize risk and instill confidence in the organization’s ability to fulfill on its compliance requirements.
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
By moving to the cloud technology company, VIIAD, reduced its costs by 50%. Read this Cloud Computing article to see how you can do the same by learning the 6 lessons that were learned when moving applications to the cloud.
Read more to learn how a Virtualized Residential Gateway is driving the delivery of enhanced residential services. This paper reviews the market drivers, evolved architecture model, benefits and capabilities (for each building block) of the vRGW solution.