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
White Paper Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jul 02, 2009
The move from UNIX to Linux makes sense in almost any environment, and now, with today's economic environment and every budget being cut, it makes more sense than ever before. The TCO of the proprietary RISC/UNIX data center is going up. With the ROI of migrating to an open systems platform based on Intel Xeon processors being measured in months, you can become a corporate hero.
White Paper Published By: Citrix
Published Date: Jun 10, 2009
This paper explores common challenges associated with server virtualization deployments and the ways Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V together with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help organizations maximize the value of server virtualization.
White Paper Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jun 06, 2009
If you are concerned about the future of your proprietary RISC platform, you need to consider a migration from proprietary to open, from UNIX to Linux while you still have options. You do not want to be forced to pour good money after bad upgrading an obsolete architecture in order simply to stay afloat. See how servers using Intel Xeon processors can offer better performance for a lower price while saving energy.
This paper examines both the centralized WLAN switch architecture and the optimized WLAN architecture, so that the wireless network choice an organization makes today will protect its investment and allow it to experience the substantial benefits of 802.11 for years to come.
White Paper Published By: iPass
Published Date: Apr 08, 2009
Learn what Forrester has uncovered in their latest report on Enteprise Mobility trends.
During the past two years, Forrester has seen the number of enterprise mobility inquiries increase nearly 55%, jumping to 550-plus inquiries in 2008. In the past year, we have seen a spike in the number of inquiries focused on mobile network architecture, new types of mobile devices, and deploying vertically focused mobile applications that address the needs of workers in certain industries (e.g., retail, transportation, and healthcare).
In an economic environment that is repeatedly heralding the message "do more with less" the efficiency of hypervisors are an oft-overlooked aspect of virtual infrastructure acquisition that has massive impact on total price.
White Paper Published By: Hosting.com
Published Date: Mar 20, 2009
This report explains how cloud computing can function as an extension of a company's existing infrastructure, with enterprise-class features and provided at a substantially lower cost than on-premises approaches.
White Paper Published By: Raritan Inc.
Published Date: Feb 23, 2009
This white paper explores the challenges of increasing computing power in resource-constrained physical spaces and data centers experiencing high growth. We also explore how intelligent rack PDUs can meet these challenges and address critical uptime and capacity planning issues.
Frustrated by the costs of maintain ever larger data centers-or building new ones-many companies are exploring virtualization. Virtualization lets your IT staff turn your data center into an internal cloud of computing resources controlled by a single virtual data center operating system (VDC-OS).
F5 is a worldwide Oracle Certified Partner, a proud member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), and works closely with Oracle on the development and refinement of joint solutions including their Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA). By taking advantage of F5’s Application Ready Network for Oracle Application Server 10g, an integral part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, organizations can achieve an secure and optimized platform for delivering Oracle applications across the LAN and WAN.
F5 has designed and painstakingly tested a comprehensive Application Ready Network infrastructure for PeopleSoft Enterprise applications, ensuring your organization achieves maximum ROI with the minimum amount of work. F5 provides all of the tools to help organizations optimize, secure, and deliver PeopleSoft Enterprise applications across the LAN and WAN.
F5 and both Oracle and BEA have collaborated on delivering market-leading Application Delivery Networking solutions. For BEA WebLogic Server 10, F5 has designed an integrated and adaptable network platform for delivering WebLogic applications across the LAN and WAN. The result is an intelligent and powerful solution that secures and speeds your WebLogic deployment today, while providing an optimized architecture for the future.
White Paper Published By: Citrix
Published Date: Jan 20, 2009
With server virtualization now well established in the world's datacenters, IT leaders are turning their attention to virtualizing and centralizing desktop PCs to address some of their toughest computing challenges:
. Managing complex end-user hardware and software infrastructure
. Securing networks and information assets
. Supporting a global workforce in an environment of constant change
White Paper Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Given the increased complexities and requirements thrust onto data center management environments over time, a more holistic management approach is necessary for efficient and cost effective delivery of IT services. Authors and analysts Judith Hurwitz and Robin Bloor bring their research and extensive experience to light in respect to the state of data center management by building the case for automation as a key strategy for efficient and cost effective management.
White Paper Published By: JBoss
Published Date: Sep 23, 2008
Most white papers and webinars available on the Internet about choosing enterprise middleware focus the selection process around criteria such as licensing costs, technical coverage of long lists of specified functionalities, and vendor viability. While these criteria may have been suitable in the past, the experience of many enterprise architects leading J2EE projects over the past few years suggest that they are not enough. What’s missing? People costs.
White Paper Published By: CA Mainframe
Published Date: Sep 12, 2008
Business and IT executives should not have to choose between their desire to innovate for future growth and the desire to avoid disrupting current operations. Enterprise innovation that embraces and extends existing infrastructure and applications is possible through modern software architectures such as web services and SOA – as long as those investments perform competitively when measured against alternative platforms and they are able to be modernized to participate in these architectures.
Staples’ information systems play a critical role in delivering on their brand promise 'that was easy.' As part of a recent strategic imperative, Staples recently embarked on a major modernization of its systems architecture and supporting processes. The goal was to ensure IT’s systems could scale with the company’s continued global expansion without sacrificing the quality of the brand experience. One critical target for modernization was Staples’ enterprise job scheduling processes and systems. After researching the top software providers in this space, Staples selected Tidal Software to support its efforts to centralize and streamline automated batch processing.
With 50+ percent of all business processes leveraging batch operations, it is essential to keep your batch production running smoothly in order to keep your business running smoothly. Whether you are consolidating datacenter operations, moving apps to more cost-effective platforms, or transitioning from customized to packaged applications, learn how you can simplify and lower the cost of batch management with a single interface to all batch processes across platforms and applications and more.
Case Study Published By: HP
Published Date: Jul 29, 2008
This case study highlights how one of the world's leading manufacturing companies employed a Mission Critical architecture to protect their most important systems. Learn how this customer achieved 99.99% availability of their systems for 4 straight years. As a result of adopting a high availability strategy, this HP customer saved 97 million Euros, by avoiding lost downtime.
White Paper Published By: HP
Published Date: Jul 29, 2008
This white paper looks at HP's approach to Data Center Transformation and how it can help enterprise data centers reduce costs, manage risks, and support business growth. Learn about the 4 key factors which should influence your data center transformation strategy. See first hand how HP embarked on a three-year transformation program for its own data centers. This ambitious program involved rationalizing 85 data centers into just six global ones- with tangible and measurable benefits.
White Paper Published By: Burton Group
Published Date: Jul 07, 2008
While many enterprise architecture (EA) programs may be less than effective or threatened by extinction, the EA discipline is still an important set of skills and processes that improve IT decision-making and CIO effectiveness. Yet, after decades of architecting systems, the advent of several EA frameworks, and the many definitions available for the term EA, we still strive to understand what EA is, what it does, and what it looks like when it is successful.
Microsoft, together with Unisys Corporation, completed benchmark testing of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 running on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database software. Benchmark results demonstrate that Microsoft Dynamics CRM can scale to meet the needs of an enterprise-level, mission-critical workload of 24,000 concurrent users while maintaining performance at sub-second response times.
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