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
This whitepaper outlines issues that arise when planning for growth of IT infrastructure and explains how the colocation of data centers can provide scalability, enabling users to modify capacity quickly to meet fluctuating demand.
Webinar Published By: Cisco
Published Date: Feb 21, 2013
Ready to move to a private cloud? Starting with a look at infrastructure and virtualization through process and governance, learn the Cisco Domain TenSM —the ten essential domains you need to know to get started with this journey.
White Paper Published By: Hosting.com
Published Date: May 20, 2010
This Cloud Computing Trends Report provided insight into the expectations small, medium and large businesses have of cloud computing, their intended uses, reasons for adopting, and expected time-frames for implementing cloud-based solutions.
The idea of load balancing is well defined in the IT world: A network device accepts traffic on behalf ofa group of servers, and distributes that traffic according to load balancing algorithms and the availabilityof the services that the servers provide. From network administrators to server administrators to applicationdevelopers, this is a generally well understood concept.
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.
The information overload on SOA is largely on describing its merits, its principles and the vast variety of products intended to address its needs. This document is written to identify the factors to be considered, and articulate the principles and questions to be asked that will drive the decisions within each enterprise towards creating a road map for implementation.
White Paper Published By: Cisco
Published Date: Feb 21, 2013
Break free of data center constraints. Provide IT service and cloud computing that’s more agile and efficient. Learn why Cisco’s unified architecture and cost-efficient design uniquely positions you to deliver the advantages of a private cloud.
Regardless of whether your company is subject to HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, any number of state regulations, or none at all, configuration compliance has a place in most if not all business and government organizations. Find out in this paper how you can achieve automated configuration compliance with the SafeWord SecureWire IAM appliance from Secure Computing.
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.
Minimizing application and service disruptions while maximizing end-user experiences are paramount goals for any organization. Businesses of all sizes are challenged with ensuring their applications perform, yet, performance management solutions that understand the full performance picture, (applications, networks, virtualization, cloud, etc.) traditionally have been focused on the needs of very large enterprises.
This paper reviews the business cost of major outages. It also details some of the reasons that network architecture has become so complex, discusses current approaches to the problem and finally presents NETCONF as a powerful building block solution to the network management problem.
White Paper Published By: SWsoft
Published Date: Jun 27, 2007
Virtualization and workload management are essential technologies for maximizing scalability, availability and value on high-end computing systems, and Itanium(r) 2-based servers offer many options. One is SWsoft Virtuozzo, a proven, software-based virtualization solution for consolidating Linux and Windows applications.
White Paper Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
Craig Mathias, Principal of the Farpoint Group, explores the advent of cooperative control, an innovative new class of wireless infrastructure from Aerohive Networks. Aerohive’s cooperative control architecture gives you all of the benefits of autonomous access points and controller-based infrastructures, without the high OPEX or CAPEX associated with either approach. Cooperative control architecture represents an innovative approach to wireless LAN systems, one that incorporates a number of interesting features and corresponding benefits.
White Paper Published By: HP and Intel
Published Date: May 03, 2013
HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft is designed to provide a scalable, high-performance integrated infrastructure optimized for virtual environments built on Microsoft Hyper-V. Designed and built according to the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture, HP Virtual System for Microsoft comes standard with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (which includes Hyper-V) and is designed to deliver top performance for a wide range of virtualized applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. This paper will focus on ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discreet, non-integrated compute, storage, network, and management components.
White Paper Published By: Reactivity
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Security is one of the main issues when deploying Web services in the enterprise. This white paper discusses the advantages of an appliance over an agent-oriented architecture for Web services security, how cross platform interoperation is immediate with a hardened appliance, and why web services security is different from web server security.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
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