In the fields of packet-switched networks and computer networking, the traffic engineering term Quality of Service (QoS) refers to the probability of the telecommunication network meeting a given traffic contract, or in many cases is used informally to refer to the probability of a packet succeeding in passing between two points in the network within its desired latency period.
White Paper Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 20, 2013
Many organizations use Office 365’s cloud-based mail, collaboration and communication services as the dominant workload. However, as services move to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, and end-user experience can suffer. A congested Internet connection will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage. Learn how to address these performance issues.
White Paper Published By: Macheen
Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
Relying on Wi-Fi hotspots when out of the office environment can negatively impact productivity, as well as being completely unsecure, and traditional data plans are costly. It’s time to stop the Wi-Fi shuffle and ditch the data plan today.
White Paper Published By: Cloud Pro
Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
This report, produced by the experts at Cloud Pro in association with the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) sets out some ideas of the current thinking on hybrid cloud /hybrid IT and looks to answer some of the thorniest questions: what is a hybrid cloud/ hybrid IT? When should you go public and when should you stay on-premise?
White Paper Published By: Redhat
Published Date: Nov 19, 2013
Over time, every IT portfolio gets bogged down in the chaos of servers, platforms, and software that
make up the current IT landscape. Legacy systems, disparate architectures, and aging technologies slowly eat away at returns, reduce your ability to respond to shifting demands, and limit how quickly you can scale to meet new market opportunities. IT modernization lets you reboot your portfolio for greater agility, reduced cost, and operational excellence. This frees up your time and money to focus on innovation, not implementation.
Ubiquitous connectivity has its benefits, but in the enterprise it also introduces the danger of information overload and communication breakdown. Businesses need to look to consumer social hubs and evolve their communications solutions from separate silos to an integrated mix of devices, apps and solutions on a cloud-based infrastructure.
White Paper Published By: Endace
Published Date: Jul 16, 2013
Traditional management tools fall short at enabling the quick resolution of connectivity and security issues. Keep networks up, running, and secure by adding an Intelligent Network Recording fabric to your prevention and detection tools arsenal.
"Today there are 10 billion mobile devices, 50 percent more applications, an infinite amount of unique configurations and more distributed workers than ever before," writes Elizabeth Cholawsky, VP of IT Support and Access at Citrix. And as usual, IT departments must meet these new challenges with limited resources.
"The IT world is in the midst of dramatic change."
At Microsoft, we have been hard at work delivering an amazing amount of innovation to help you succeed in this transformational time. What we are seeing in the industry calls for a different approach.An approach that provides a comprehensive and modern platform for the worlds apps
This report helps you to understand some of the benefits and practicalities of Windows Server 2012 and the latest incarnation of the System Center management environment. Beyond the early experiences reported here, it’s important to understand that with these latest server and tool releases, Microsoft is enabling its customers to put a strategic foundation in place for the future.
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.
Find out what IDC and Boston College have to say about enhancing user productivity, reducing application downtime by 67%, and a 6 months ROI. Using Riverbed Cascade to manage exponentially growing application complexity while increasing network uptime.
As a network manager, application manager or security manager, you need systems that can collect data across your WAN, continuously analyze the data to discover problems, and troubleshoot issues as soon as they occur. Riverbed Cascade has fundamentally changed the economics of network performance management. Learn more.
Enterprises are rapidly adopting virtualization for dynamic service delivery and service management agility. IT challenges already exist in virtual environments and will only be exacerbated with the higher adoption of virtualization. The ability to proactively monitor traffic within these environments is critical for enabling predictable and reliable delivery of applications and for troubleshooting diverse IT infrastructures. Read this white paper to learn more.
This guide includes a demonstration on how you can accelerate troubleshooting, gain end-to-end visibility, and solve intermittent performance problems without having to recreate them; a detailed case study that shows how a large-scale federal government and defense consultant solved a months-long problem in just 15 minutes; and an on-demand webinar that introduces you to Cascade Shark and Cascade Pilot.
White Paper Published By: Cisco
Published Date: Feb 05, 2013
Whether being considered to support an organization's initial private cloud deployment or help an organization recover from a false start, an entry-level private cloud automation solution can enable IT teams to quickly demonstrate the value of IaaS.
White Paper Published By: Aternity
Published Date: Sep 10, 2012
Virtualization is a key disruptive technology for IT requiring radical changes in thinking and operating procedures to better plan, manage, provision and orchestrate resources throughout the enterprise.