For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Enterprises with remote or branch offices and small to midsized businesses face very specific infrastructure challenges. Dell PowerEdge VRTX addresses these by providing scalable servers, storage, and networking in a compact, converged, easy-to-manage platform. Here’s how it brings simplicity, versatility and efficiency to ROBO or SMB environments.
Read this white paper and learn how:
• Cloud technology bridges the gap between IT and the business, but on-premises cloud deployments often offer a lower TCO than the public cloud.
• Dell enables organizations to create and manage cloud solutions customized to unique needs.
• Organizations have several options for building a cloud infrastructure based on Dell solutions.
• In the realm of cloud computing, Dell differentiates itself through servers, storage, networking, and integration with infrastructure and management tools.
• Implementing a cloud environment requires stakeholder identification, as well as resources and capabilities.
The HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange 2013 are right-sized solutions including servers, storage, networking and services that have been optimized for Microsoft Exchange. There are two HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange. One has been configured for customers who have 200–499 mailboxes and another one for customers with 500-1000 mailboxes.
These solutions are low risk investments because HP understands how to build infrastructures for Microsoft environments and applications. HP and Microsoft have the longest standing relationship in the IT industry spanning 30 years. During this time, HP has gained a deep and comprehensive understanding of Microsoft products. HP has more than 34,000 trained Microsoft specialists, with over 13,000 of them attaining Microsoft-certification. HP has been named Microsoft Enterprise Partner of the Year five times and is Microsoft’s largest Gold Certified partner.
PwC surveyed 235 IT leaders and interviewed another 35 from large, medium, and small enterprises to understand the buying decisions of IT leaders, across a wide variety of networking components (i.e., switches, SDN, and infrastructure monitoring solutions) within the data center. This report highlights the survey and interview insights to help Enterprise IT leaders understand the trends and implications of multi cloud environments.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
Cisco is a leading provider of networking solutions that transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. A US $47 billion global company, Cisco develops intelligent networks and technology architectures for customers in industries ranging from government and military to healthcare and transportation. To help keep pace with rapidly changing customer demand, Cisco built its internal Lightweight Application Environment on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat. With this solution, Cisco IT delivers application middleware quickly and easily to internal developers through a self-service portal. Cisco has decreased time to market for new applications, streamlined the infrastructure using containers, increased operational efficiencies, and improved the developer experience.
The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.
Hyperconvergence has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because it represents the next step in the evolution of IT resource delivery. This technology takes the idea of integrating compute, storage and networking that started with converged systems design and has improved on those architectures by adding deeper levels of abstraction and automation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors promise simplified operation and the ability to quickly and easily expand capacity by deploying and launching additional modules; simplicity has been the key selling point for the HCI pioneers.
As HCI ventures even deeper into the enterprise and cloud environments, the architectures will need to become more efficient, agile and adaptable to help IT professionals shoulder the burden of rapidly growing data sets and workloads. This report discusses the benefits of HCI and the enhancements that must be
made to expand HCI deeper into the mainstream enterprise datacenter.
Published By: Noction
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
Service Providers have unique networking challenges as compared to other environments. Factor, differentiating Service Provider`s network from others, is the requirement for 100% uptime. The network stability is crucial to their customers’ business and is, therefore, intolerant to disruptions or outages, which may damage the company`s reputation and market position, or even affect it irreversibly. Downtime risks can no longer be mitigated by simply over-engineering the network, but rather deploying network optimization solutions, based on the intelligent monitoring and automated response, versus manual network troubleshooting and brute force time spending.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
Your company is only as agile, connected and secure as its networks are. But making changes to your networks can feel risky, since improving security often means harming connectivity and vice versa. Even still, if your networking approach is inconsistent or labor intensive, it’s probably time for a change.
Modernizing the Distributed Enterprise Network investigates how Forcepoint NGFW is changing the status quo and enabling digital transformation efforts:
Enterprise-grade SD-WAN connectivity. Deploy and operate connections between more than 1,000 sites from a single console
Security. Top-rated security that doesn’t impede performance and reliability
Ease of Deployment and Operation. Built specifically for true, centralized manageability, even at enterprise scale
Future-Proof Agility and Flexibility. Adapts to different environments seamlessly
Read Modernizing the Distributed Enterprise Network and take the first step toward true network efficiency.
Virtualization is helping organizations like yours utilize data center
hardware infrastructure more effectively, leading to a reduction in
costs and improvements in operational efficiencies. In many cases,
virtualization initiatives begin internally, with your own hardware and
networking infrastructure augmented by tools like VMware® or Linux® KVM and OpenStack® to help manage your virtualized environment.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: May 14, 2018
"What’s In The Report?
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The constant growth of cloud, IoT, virtualization, mobility, and digital transformation has brought tectonic changes to the world of networking. Long viewed as a bastion of single-purpose, inflexible, and closed solutions, networks have started to transform in line with the demands for flexibility, scalability, ease of management, interoperability, and application support. Networking departments need to achieve all of the tasks above while keeping costs under control. Additionally, security requirements for the new network are not letting up — quite the opposite, as the virtualized network (and general IT) environment requires rethinking, virtualization, and evolution of security architectures.
Network readiness is an important factor in any new IT project at companies both large and small. New applications seem to require more bandwidth than the applications that they replace. These applications can also bring in new users, sometimes by the thousands. In some cases, the network services and/or capacity are not ready for these changes, and the IT rollout suffers.
This guide covers the following topics: bandwidth, wireless, firewalls, content filtering, proxy servers, and others.
Higher education has come under increasing scrutiny as never before due to rising costs, changes in future job requirements, and new forms of learning opportunities offered by non-traditional companies and institutions. Students and parents are rightfully questioning the value of higher education based on perceived outcomes as well as staggering student loans that in some cases could take a lifetime to pay back. While the value equation debate rages on, there is another phenomenon taking place. It is nothing short of a revolution regarding the advances in technology and how institutions of higher learning along with nontraditional organizations are utilizing these powerful new tools. These new tools include new mobile devices, enhanced and feature-rich learning management systems, data-feeding sensors, 3D printers, smart classrooms, smart buildings, and collaboration tools allowing students and faculty to collaborate just about anywhere face-to-face, virtually.
This white paper will discuss the challenges currently facing local educational entities, describe 10 exemplary local alliances that enabled connection to CalREN in California, and finish with a set of recommendations for other local entities wishing to create a successful
local consortium that could duplicate this success for themselves and for their local educational ecosystems.
The idea of bring your own device (BYOD) for connectivity has been well recognized in most networking environments. Yet some corporations are still struggling to understand its potential impacts. For them, the concept of users attaching privately owned and managed smartphones, tablets or laptops to their secure networks is a relatively new and worrisome concept. However, it is a challenge that customers in higher education have been dealing with for years as students have increasingly turned to easy-to-connect and affordable laptops as study aids.
Think SD-WAN is the panacea for modern networking?
While there’s no doubt that SD-WAN technology is absolutely necessary to support the rapid innovation required by today’s cloud-first enterprise, it is just one of many capabilities that make next-generation networking possible.
Read this eBook to learn how to take your enterprise network to a best-practices level with a complete solution that includes:
• Cloud-grade SD-WAN to automate connectivity and orchestration across hybrid WANs, cloud networks, and remote branch LANs/WLANs.
• Rich visibility into heavily-encrypted environments for an end-to-end view of performance and fast resolution of problems.
• Built-in optimization that unifies application acceleration and SD-WAN network services for complete control over application performance.
A recent IBM CEO study revealed innovation, along with global integration and a disruptive business model, to be among the key traits of the Enterprise of the Future.1 As to how that innovation will take place-CEOs include collaboration and the use of Web 2.0 tools at the top of the list.