Network Performance refers to the level of quality of service of a telecommunications product as seen by the customer. It should not be seen merely as an attempt to get "more through" the network. Performance can also be modelled instead of measured; one example of this is using state transition diagrams to model queuing performance in a circuit-switched network.
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.
The network has become the central foundation of many IT operations. The IT infrastructure investment not only supports internal employee communications but also is the very linkage that drives ongoing revenue and growth. IDC found that customers were able to reduce IT costs, improve IT staff efficiency, increase availability for users, and trim time to market with new revenue-generating opportunities.
An IDC® study documented the business impact of WAN optimization solutions on enterprise organizations. Current trends and issues that were explored include evolving and shifting communication patterns, connection types, applications and bandwidth.
Businesses rely on SharePoint availability and performance. This infographic shows the impact of SharePoint slowdowns, challenges with delivering SharePoint and recommendations for an effective SharePoint deployment.
The Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS™) is the software that powers Riverbed’s unique award-winning line of Steelhead™ application acceleration appliances and Steelhead Mobile client software. RiOS is based on patented technologies that solve a range of problems affecting wide area networks (WANs) and application performance.
Because WAN optimization sits at the intersection of applications, networking, and storage, its potential benefits goes well beyond what enterprises had realized in the past. In fact, WAN optimization has now evolved into an architectural design element that shapes the performance lifecycle of IT.
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.
Riverbed delivers application performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance.
The Riverbed solution is one that exhibited strong capabilities across a broad number of our measured categories, without clearly dominating anything in particular. The solution is still going through integration between the Cascade and OPNET portfolios, and thus did not achieve full potential scores in some regards, but the breadth of design and capabilities is now among the very best in the ANPM sector.
Any strategy for managing the network infrastructure must include a direct understanding of how well the network is playing its role in application and service delivery. This is the realm of Application-aware Network Performance Management (ANPM), and it is essential to understand the primary requirements for such systems in order to adequately evaluate and select tools and products that will best meet the need. This paper reviews the challenges that ANPM solutions are best fit to address, which qualities and capabilities are of most importance, and how one alternative, Riverbed’s Cascade Solution, stacks up.
ESG was engaged by Riverbed to develop a detailed EVV analysis designed to help IT organizations determine the relative costs and benefits of deploying Riverbed Cascade compared with a typical performance management solution.
The intelligent economy is here, and it is transforming IT's mandate to deliver business value to the enterprise. Businesses recognize that to remain competitive, they need to embrace a broader array of collaborative applications and create ubiquitous access to these applications at the far reaches of the globe. Ensuring IT is the "must have" resource in new revenue-generating opportunities is top of mind for all IT professionals.
Learn how Riverbed® Cascade® gives you actionable information for network analysis and optimization, application performance management, acceleration of IT consolidation projects, and security compliance.
In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and
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Dive into the key factors that enable Cisco Unified Computing System, powered by the Intel Xeon® processor, to change the way IT organizations work.
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