Network Architecture is the design of a communications system, which includes the backbones, routers, switches, wireless access points, access methods and protocols used. This may refer only to the access method in a LAN, such as Ethernet or Token Ring
Founded in 1992 as a provider of integrated network, voice and data centre solutions, Colt’s business today has grown to encompass a wide range of IT services, spanning enterprise application hosting, business critical cloud and end-user computing solutions. Colt has 29 data centre locations supporting thousands of customers across 28 countries in Europe and Asia, including Swiss International Airlines, Shurgard, Berenberg, and Jaguar Land Rover. Colt’s award-winning solution portfolio is based on end-to-end data centre, network and IT services capabilities; its aim is to help its customers compete and win in their markets without being held back by hardware, licensing and resource limitations.
Today’s successful organization needs to be able to turn on a dime, changing its product or service direction as fast as its customers’ needs require. The successful business of the 21st century crosses all boundaries; can quickly meet and adapt to competition, whether it comes from another part of the world, another industry or a startup; or it can use its core competencies to extend itself in new ways. Welcome to the Composable Enterprise. This kind of company—powered by cloud, open APIs, data analytics, mobile and social, and connected to the Internet of Things—is redefining markets and raising consumer expectations. The composable enterprise casts away the hierarchical and hardwired systems and processes that defined its predecessors, and represents a radical rethinking of how
technology can serve innovation and how innovation can serve customers.
"Unified communications (UC) has been a market in the making for well over a decade, as companies look to improve corporate collaboration. One of the software leaders in the UC space is Microsoft. As organizations look past IM and presence to explore other productivity and efficiency gains that might come with Skype for Business integration, the next logical step is Enterprise Voice. In this brief, you’ll gain valuable insight into the following 3 common questions companies ask before deploying Skype for Business Enterprise Voice: 1. What are the risks of deploying Skype for Business Enterprise Voice? 2. What is the quality of Skype for Business Enterprise Voice? 3. How can Skype for Business Enterprise Voice transform my company? Step inside this whitepaper for guidance from UC industry analyst, ZK Research. "
This white paper illustrates how the integration of zero touch provisioning with EdgeConnect profiles, and the further integration of local profiles into the global business intent of Silver Peak’s virtual overlays, fulfills the promise of SD-WAN with virtualised wide area networking.
This paper, nominated for the DesignCon 2016 Best Paper Award, analyzes the computational procedure specified for Channel Operation Margin (COM) and compares it to traditional statistical eye/BER analysis.
Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted as a way for IT organizations to decrease costs, improve efficiency, and enhance business agility. NetApp has been helping companies succeed in cloud deployment to achieve tangible results since long before the term cloud entered the popular lexicon. NetApp has the people, technologies, and partnerships in place to help organizations evolve existing IT infrastructure into an efficient cloud-based service delivery model. The NetApp® Unified Storage Architecture and clustered Data ONTAP® operating system integrate all storage capabilities into a single, easy-to-use platform. By choosing NetApp when making the transition to a private cloud or a hybrid cloud, organizations will be able to meet their storage business needs now and in the future.
In today’s business environment, mobility is driving much of the IT infrastructure and data management design. Most laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc., have been adopted by organizations as standard devices with the ability to consume, contribute, and manage corporate information. Traditionally, these devices have been company-owned assets, the benefit being that IT dictates the core system functionality in accordance with company guidelines. End-users have simply been the beneficiaries of that IT wisdom and had to work within those established policies.
There are a lot of game-changing trends in IT today including mobility, cloud, and big data analytics. As a result, IT architectures, data centers, and data processing are all becoming more complex – increasingly dynamic, heterogeneous, and distributed. For all IT organizations, achieving great success today depends on staying in control of rapidly growing and faster flowing data.
Business transformation—altering how “business gets done” in reaction to marketplace shifts—drives IT modernization. In turn, IT modernization forces modernization in data protection approaches and solutions.
Manufacturers, in an effort to succeed with digital transformation, are relying on the Internet and public cloud to deliver key enterprise applications and processes. As manufacturers continue to become more digital enterprises, their network architecture must as well. Read this paper to learn key considerations for architects to create a holistic network that takes today’s, and tomorrow’s, requirements into consideration.
HIMSS Analytics, in partnership with Akamai, recently conducted a survey of U.S. hospitals to understand the current state of web security in healthcare as well as what plans are in place to improve preparedness. The results raise some concerns that despite greater consciousness of the increased risk to healthcare data security, many hospitals are still vulnerable to a wide range of cyberattacks. Read this survey to learn about critical weaknesses in hospital web security.
In this world of always-on services, the systems that support them must be designed to be both highly available and resilient. Today, many IT leaders are looking for their applications and infrastructure to be covered by the following:
• Defined SLA¹s for workloads and applications
• Mapped failure points and impact of these on the business
• Regularly measure application and Infrastructure health
Access this white paper to discover your resiliency, and learn how to create a resilient architecture on Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
Explore the impact of SDN solutions
Software Defined Networking (SDN) adoption rates are sky high, and so are the expectations around its potential. However, some feel current models are too limited. Learn more in this report >
This white paper reveals how extensive deployment of video surveillance places heavy demands on network resources. The mission-critical network must therefore be able to support the high-bandwidth required by video traffic efficiently, with multiple stringent QoS levels.
This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organisations can use to evolve their WAN.
This case study reveals how Interroll, a leading provider of high-quality core products for internal logistics, became frustrated with the high cost and complexity of MPLS and turned to Silver Peak to build an SD-WAN.