Load Balancing is a technique (usually performed by load balancers) to spread work between many computers, processes, disks or other resources in order to get optimal resource utilization and decrease computing time. A load balancer can be used to increase the capacity of a server farm beyond that of a single server. It can also allow the service to continue even in the face of server down time due to server failure or server maintenance.
White Paper Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Apr 25, 2013
Organizations increasingly utilize the Internet as a critical business tool and Ethernet-based DIA services provide many benefits over T1-based DIA services. The most obvious benefit is higher bandwidth. In addition, Ethernet DIA services enable organizations to more quickly and cost-effectively add Internet access bandwidth to balance their business needs. This elastic bandwidth capability of Ethernet DIA services enables organizations to optimally manage their IT costs while they grow their business.
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This report takes a look at the enterprise threat landscape as it stands in 2013. What areas should you be sitting up and paying attention to? What areas can you afford to pay a little less attention to? We try to cover off all those questions and more. We hope you find the information inside useful as you step up your fight against the bad guys by deploying good technologies and best practice.
White Paper Published By: Silversky
Published Date: Apr 16, 2013
SilverSky operates a major hosted infrastructure dedicated to providing world-class enterprise messaging solutions. This whitepaper is an in-depth overview of our Hosted Microsoft Exchange architecture and how we implement best practices across systems management, testing, application deployment, infrastructure and security to provide increased productivity and reduced costs.
White Paper Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 16, 2013
A convergence of potentially conflicting trends is creating a perfect storm for IT professionals tasked with providing secure, reliable access to applications and other critical corporate information. So how can IT avoid the strain on corporate networks as more users attempt to access desktop infrastructures - including applications and services- from remote offices or through mobile devices? Learn how boosting application delivery and response time across a global network can improve collaboration and productivity among an increasingly global and mobile workforce.
Webinar Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 16, 2013
Hyperconvergence is defined as the state of a network that follows the adoption of modern computing initiatives. Now organizations can embrace each and every modern computing initiative with confidence, and build a hyperconverged enterprise network into strategic corporate asset by implementing WAN optimization best practices. Download this webcast and learn how.
Organizations have achieved significant benefit from virtualizing servers and storage environments, and now face the daunting task of deploying new network architectures to keep pace. Riverbed Technology and VMware have joined forces to help address these problems and make it easy to deploy and manage VXLAN overlay networks in highly virtualized data centers. Register to read the full report from The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).
White Paper Published By: CenturyLink
Published Date: Nov 18, 2011
There are more people on earth than total IPv4 addresses, and they're expected to run out by the end of 2011. Preparing for the transition now can help you maintain business continuity during the changeover while taking advantage of immediate business benefits.
The ongoing global economic recession has left no business, budget, or IT organization unscathed. Corporations, forced to do more with fewer resources, are demanding greater economies of scale. That sets expectations that IT organizations will remain lean yet deliver high-quality services and support. This requires IT organizations to develop more process-oriented, efficient, and effective mechanisms to manage and maintain their environments.
IT needs to deliver a high quality user experience in order to accelerate business success. But how many organisations closely monitor that experience, analyse it and have systems in place to deal with any problems?
In Autumn 2010, we commissioned an independent Study to find out. It involved interviewing over 400 business and IT leaders in different industry sectors across 14 countries to assess their position.
Over the last two decades, IT organizations have spent billions of dollars implementing fault management tools and processes to maximize network availability. While availability management is critical, infrastructure reliability has improved to the point at which 99.9 percent availability is commonplace. Given these improvements in infrastructure availability, companies are focusing more attention on performance management. By measuring how networked applications and services perform under normal circumstances, understanding how infrastructure and application changes impact performance, and isolating the sources of above-normal latency, IT organizations can ensure problems are resolved quickly, mitigate risk from planned and unplanned changes, and take measured steps to optimize application performance. In this paper, you will learn why this shift is taking place and how a new management model, what CA Technologies calls Performance First, can empower you to advance to the next level in managing your network for application performance.
Business applications today have become the primary interface between a company and its customers. And, there has simultaneously been tremendous innovation in the area of business intelligence, which can unlock a personalized experience for each an every user - and help support key corporate objectives to increase revenue, strengthen customer loyalty and establish and maintain a high-quality brand in the marketplace. For technology managers, then, this is an exciting time to demonstrate the value of IT to the business. But, the situation also exposes the intense risk we place on our IT applications because they now carry enormous organizational responsibility and significance.
As IT organizations are increasingly measured by their relationship to revenue, employee productivity, and business success, the more they need to visualize, analyze, and manage how the components in their IT environment impact business services. Dynamic change in the business climate, constant pressures to curb IT expenses, and implementation of new IT paradigms, including virtualization and cloud computing, pose significant challenges to IT-business alignment.
Helping customers take advantage of the latest technologiesLogicalis is a $1 billion turnover global provider of IT & Communications Technology (ICT) solutions and services focusing on communications and collaboration; datacentre; professional and managed services.
Logicalis provides integrated ICT solutions and services to more than 5,000 corporate and public sector customers. The company helps organisations reduce costs by designing, specifying, deploying and managing end user, network and datacentre environments using the latest technologies.
If your organization's servers run applications that are critical to your business, chances are that you'd benefit from an application delivery solution. Today's Web applications can be delivered to users anywhere in the world and the devices used to access Web applications have become quite diverse.
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.