Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
The client had an extensive global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network with over 30 Gbps of bandwidth. However, the client was experiencing bandwidth growth of >30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and foresaw increasing demands for multi-media applications, data center to data center traffic, and cloud solution usage to support its business units and global workforce. It became crucial for the client to re-architect their
current network to support growth and provide a globally consistent user experience at lower cost. With 40% of their WAN traffic being http internet traffic, they needed regional internet
service provider (ISP) breakouts.
The client needed a lower cost/MB high capacity WAN backbone for better application performance and cloud optimization. Their network needed to be scalable to poise them for anticipated growth and offer improved site connectivity options.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
A leading U.S.-based financial services firm was faced with the growing challenge of providing consistent application performance to a vast employee base and nationwide network of partners. The company turned to Equinix to help redesign its network, both to
improve performance and prepare for a move to a cloud-enabled environment. Equinix worked with the firm to deploy bi-coastal Equinix Performance Hubs, extension nodes of the company’s existing network placed in strategically located Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. A Performance Hub moves services closer to end users and provides direct access to networks and cloud providers. By deploying
Performance Hubs, the customer created a high-performance services platform for its business. The result was a dramatic decrease in network latency, improvements in application performance and an enhanced user experience.
Published By: LogicNow
Published Date: Mar 10, 2016
Focusing your managed services business on cybersecurity creates several opportunities to increase margins; most significantly, by implementing layers of security at client sites you can reduce costly security-related issues. In this whitepaper we highlight the reasons why an effective cyberdefense strategy should involve multiple layers of technology and detail why customer disruption is a revenue killer in world of the managed service provider (MSP).
Published By: LogicNow
Published Date: Mar 10, 2016
Our annual health check of the global IT support market looks at the relationships between IT Service Providers and IT departments and asks, are the two sides working together in harmony, or in a state of Discord? Based on the views of over 1,300 IT departments and almost 700 IT Service Providers, this report delivers the data and vital insights that will help every IT Service Provider to focus on improving sales figures, growing their portfolio and ensuring their service matches customer expectations.
Overlook at your peril!
Effective security for cloud-hosted web applications requires full visibility into the environment in which the apps live and the potential exposure to vulnerabilities — and to do so consistently, while proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application development and delivery.
Cloud adoption means that a focus on perimeter security is not sufficient and may even be obstructive, because it can impact application performance and availability.
Similarly, relying on your cloud service provider’s security services is insufficient; any provider will tell you that securing the cloud environment is a shared responsibility between cloud service provider and customer, and the responsibility for specifically securing web applications is the sole responsibility of the customer. And although the industry as a whole has become better at protecting lower-level network and server resources, as attackers look for targets, they are moving up the application stack.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Many companies claim to offer enterprise grade communications solutions. But how is “enterprise grade” measured and what should you look for? This fact-filled white paper outlines 8 ways to determine whether or not your provider is equipped to offer an enterprise-grade communications solution.
Download this complimentary white paper: The 8 Criteria for Enterprise-Grade Communications as a Service
8x8 shares full technical details on what to expect from an enterprise-grade service platform that stands above the rest. You’ll learn the 8 criteria to look for including:
What to expect when it comes to service level guarantees
What geo-routing technology is and why it’s critical for optimizing global call clarity and reliability
What you should look for in your communications provider’s network for global operations and superior service
Which security and compliance certifications to expect from your provider
Specific uptime and reliability metrics to ask your provider for
ThousandEyes monitors BGP routes from both corporate and service provider networks so you can see inbound routes to your prefixes and outbound routes to key services and endpoints. Act quickly on issues including local misconfigurations, peering changes, and route hijackings. Watch this video short now!
ThousandEyes monitors BGP routes from both corporate and service provider networks so you can see inbound routes to your prefixes and outbound routes to key services and endpoints. Act quickly on issues including local misconfigurations, peering changes, and route hijackings.
Kevin O'Sullivan, Security Service Director, Kinetic IT, explains how this Australian managed security services provider relies on McAfee Enterprise Security Manager to deliver visibility of risks and threats for its customers.
Engaging a cloud service provider (CSP) for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now common practice for enterprise IT. It is essential to make the right choice of providers and services, particularly as it relates to security practices, data privacy, and operational capabilities. Be sure to put potential Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partners under the microscope by asking them the right questions about how they will secure your most essential information.
Published By: Commscope
Published Date: Jun 25, 2019
The less you hear about your building’s network, the better.
Enterprise networks rarely make the news unless the news is bad—and an unplanned outage is about as bad as it gets. In 2017, a tech’s typo at one of the world’s largest cloud services providers took a large swath of servers offline for four agonizing hours. According to one estimate, it cost S&P 500 companies $150 million—and U.S. financial-service companies $160 million—in lost revenue.
Of course, the financial hit is just one aspect of an outage. The true cost also includes lost productivity and damage to your reputation. As our reliance on ITC infrastructure increases, the cost of an unplanned outage will only go up.
HP Networking is a leading provider of converged infrastructure solutions, including networking. With its recently enhanced core and data center portfolio, HP has provided another proof point of its commitment to offering enterprise-class networking solutions. By bringing this new broader networking portfolio to market through HP's direct and indirect sales channels and combining it with HP service offerings, HP Networking has further strengthened its position as a global contender and provider to enterprises and major verticals.
Published By: Concentric
Published Date: Mar 27, 2009
Email, calendaring, collaboration, and mobility solutions are moving from corporate data centers to service provider networks. Service providers can realize far greater economies of scale than most businesses and deliver higher levels of service to more users at a lower cost; in fact, the fewer the users, the higher cost for each. Concentric Hosted Exchange is a fast, reliable and affordable solution for email, calendaring, collaboration, and mobility based on Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft Outlook® 2007. Concentric Hosted Exchange provides all of the benefits of Microsoft Exchange and Outlook 2007 without the up-front infrastructure costs or ongoing overhead.
This document educates end-users and decision makers on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), where it differs from traditional software, and what the key benefits are when deploying SaaS applications. In addition, this document also provides the reader with a comprehensive look at the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis any decision maker should complete before making a choice between a SaaS or a traditional software deployment.
This white paper, intended for a management-level audience, describes why and how any organization can implement secure Internet single sign-on with a federated identity management system. Learn more today!
Web Services are emerging as the preeminent method for program-to-program communication across corporate networks as well as the Internet. Securing web Services has been a challenge until recently, as typical Web authentication and authorization techniques employed browser-to-server architectures (not program-to-program). This resulted in user identity ending at the Web Application Server, forcing the Web Services Provider to trust blindly that the Web Services Requester had established identity and trust with the end user.
With the success of single sign-on (SSO) inside the enterprise, users are calling for interoperability outside of the enterprise’s security domain to outsourced services, including business process outsourcing (BPO) and software as a service (SaaS) providers, and trading partners, as well as within the enterprise to affiliates and subsidiaries. Learn more today!
Published By: Arkadin
Published Date: Sep 11, 2013
Unified Communications (UC) transforms the workplace, making it more productive, efficient and effective. Hosted UC service providers remotely deliver and manage various communications services using shared resources enabling customers to consolidate and outsource much, or possibly all, of their communications and collaborations needs for a fixed monthly cost. This whitepaper details the top reasons to consider a hosted unified communication solution for your enterprise.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
This whitepaper explains how exploding mobile threats challenge mobile device management (MDM) vendors, carriers, service providers, and app stores to ensure the safety of apps. Consumers and customers will hold these companies responsible for providing adequate security, and employees will expect enterprise IT departments to protect them from malicious mobile apps like they have come to expect for PC malware. The report describes how a cloud-based app reputation service protects against the risks of mobile applications in the wild:
• Collects millions of applications from a variety of sources
• Stores mobile app data in the world’s largest cloud-based threat database
• Analyzes and scores apps on a range from malicious (e.g., known malware such as Trojans or root kits) to trustworth
Whether you are starting a new business or expanding your existing business, you will need to choose a business phone system that meets your organization's requirements. The obvious decision would be to go with what you already know - your service provider from your previous company, or the phone system at your other office location. Read this white paper to know what every business needs to know when selecting a phone system.
This whitepaper reviews three fundamental reasons to add IPM services to your performance management arsenal including:
• Performance management considerations for websites and cloud-based services
• The role APM and NPM solutions can play in optimizing code and enterprise IT infrastructure
• How complementary IPM services can help you make educated cloud and network service provider partnering decisions to improve user experiences, customer interactions, and business outcomes