Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families.
Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test methodology focused on specific areas in which Cisco believed there were key competitive differentiators between the products.
Test results validated include throughput, latency, energy efficiency, stacking, LACP load balancing and Quality of Services (QoS) performance.
Miercom found that the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X demonstrated superior performances against the competitive switches in the tests featured in this report.
We tested the following switch-configurations of the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X, HP 2920 and HP 5120 product families.
In the time it took you to download and open this eBook, you could have spun up and configured hundreds of virtual machines in a public or private cloud, deployed your application, database,
middleware, messaging, load balancers, storage, and other components to those configured servers, linked them all together, and had your app live in production - all with a single click.
This isn’t the future we’re describing, it’s right now, and thousands of development teams around the world are doing it. At a high level, we’re describing automation that cloud and APIs enable, and at a low level, we’re describing the outcome of adopting a DevOps mentality and the associated tools. This eBook will look at the basics of DevOps automation, and configuration management to get you started down the right path.
In the time it took to download and open this eBook, you could have spun up and configured hundreds of virtual machines in a public or private cloud, deployed your application, database, middleware, messaging, load balancers, storage, and other components to those configured servers, linked them all together, and had your app live in production - all with a single click.
This isn't the future we're describing, it's right now, and thousands of development teams around the world are doing it. At a high level, we;re describing automation that cloud and API's enable, and at a low level, we're describing the outcome of adopting a DevOps mentality and the associated tooks. This eBook will look at the basics of DevOps, automation and configuration management to get you started down the right path.
Published By: Gold Lasso
Published Date: Jul 13, 2007
There are more than one hundred Email Service Providers (ESPs) selling their services in the market today and all of them are on the hunt for new customers. This white paper identifies what we call, "decision points," factors that make it worth your while to consider finding a new ESP.
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ASG's Business Service Portfolio (BSP) Virtualization Management provides comprehensive oversight, inspections, discoveries, warnings, diagnostics, and reporting for the critical technology and administrative disciplines involved in virtual workload management. This is all done in parallel with physical systems management.
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In this Quest white paper, learn about the benefits - and hazards - of email migration. Then, discover the importance of a solid migration strategy, and get several pre-migration steps critical to your project's success. Read this paper today.
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Empirical data from our individual Product Analysis Reports (PARs) and Comparative Analysis Reports (CARs) is used to create the unique Security Value MapTM (SVM).
The SVM provides a quick, clear overview of the relative value of security investment options by mapping security effectiveness and value (TCO per protected Mbps) of tested product configurations.
This document identifies the configuration considerations and optimizations for running Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on the HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Microsoft, which provides highly available, flexible email and collaboration services to an organizational private cloud. The HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Microsoft saves a tremendous amount of time and administrative effort associated with such tasks as system planning, design and equipment procurement. However, organizations new to virtualization technologies, yet wanting to establish a private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructure, need to determine how to best deploy applications to reap the associated benefits and savings. Read this techical whitepaper to learn more.
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One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment.Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.
In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today’s workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure
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The SVM illustrates the relative value of security investment options by mapping security effectiveness and value of tested product configurations. The SVM provides an aggregated view of the detailed findings from NSS Labs’ group tests.
Hear real world examples from service virtualization and mainframe experts about the way service virtualization can enable continuous integration to increase quality, reduce cost, and decrease project risk.
This IBM whitepaper presents facilities management solutions that utilize feature integrated processes and analytics to create smarter buildings. Facilities management solutions can help improve the effectiveness of a distributed workforce, increase facilities utilization and accelerate workplace configurations.