Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 02, 2006
The IT threat landscape has changed from individual hackers disrupting network operations to organized crime stealing confidential information. Antivirus technology must be joined by a coordinated, multilayered defense that includes proactive vulnerability-based intrusion prevention, file-based intrusion prevention, and inbound and outbound traffic control.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
Operating and maintaining a complex IT infrastructure requires the necessary skills and investment but getting the right staff at an affordable price can be a problem. Finding ways around this can give SMBs a competitive edge leaving them free to focus on new business opportunities.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 13, 2007
A sound IT infrastructure is fundamental to today’s businesses and when that infrastructure fails the consequences can be far reaching. Whether it is business-to-business, business-to-consumer or public sector organizations serving citizens, applications and the services they drive increasingly need to be available all day, every day. Many organizations find it hard to achieve such service levels. This briefing looks at some possible solutions.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
Whether we like it or not we are all IT users now. Through the ubiquity of networks of devices that we rely on for information, security and day-to-day transactions even those who eschew technology now rely on it, even if they do not acknowledge it. The failure of these networks can lead to widespread disruption, unhappy customers, unproductive employees and lost business. Ensuring their availability, security and efficiency is a job for experts who need powerful tools to carry out the task.
Published By: Xiotech
Published Date: Apr 13, 2007
Data keeps growing with no signs of stopping. An effective storage solution seamlessly scales to meet an organization’s growing appetite for capacity, while ensuring availability and fast access. SAN storage should be designed to deliver strong top-end performance so throughput does not degrade as storage needs scale higher.
Published By: Xiotech
Published Date: Apr 13, 2007
Disruption to your production environment is costly, and any loss of information can be disastrous. Consequences may include loss of revenue and company reputation, lower shareholder confidence, potential exposure to business continuity risk, or sanctions and fines for noncompliance with regulatory requirements. Organizations need an effective and reliable way to safeguard corporate information in the wake of an unforeseen downtime event.
XLink ClusterReplica Enterprise software, based on CDP technology, combines conventional High Availability solutions and Microsoft DPM-like functions to create the next generation of business continuity software. ClusterReplica ENT offers real-time data replication and auto failover for MSSQL, IIS Web Server and File Servers.
Network monitoring software packages require complex installation, ongoing maintenance and additional costs for servers and third-party applications. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) network monitoring alternatives greatly simplify implementation and maintenance, but they rely on uninterrupted Internet access to function, often require complex VPNs or firewall modifications, and typically provide limited access to historical data.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Jan 07, 2008
Quantros’ business—an ASP for the health care industry—requires a secure network and maximal uptime—all with a small IT department and a small budget. Quantros was challenged to implement and enforce sound security policies and to keep up with the continuous stream of vendor patches.
Is a lack of availability costing your business thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars? Assessing the true financial impact of unplanned downtime may surprise you. Placing a dollar amount on this issue is often the first step and biggest motivator to meeting your ongoing availability requirements.
This paper offers the industry's only solution for automating detailed reporting that ensures Enterprise Configuration Visibility™ – reducing the time and cost associated with IT control, compliance, and security, and ensuring the highest levels of availability and performance for your organization.
Most companies have plans in place to ensure employee-to-employee communications following a business disruption event (BDE). But many companies haven’t addressed how communications will be maintained with partners (suppliers, vendors, channel partners, etc.) and customers.
Faced with an aging set of servers within its IT infrastructure, United Bank and Trust decided to embrace virtualization as way to move forward. United deployed the VMware Infrastructure 3 solution together with an EqualLogic PS Series virtualized iSCSI SAN, which established an enterprise storage platform to achieve the high availability, data protection and performance required for United’s new generation, virtualized IT environment.
As a growing law firm, Sills Cummis found itself presented with several classic IT challenges. It had to contend with server proliferation within its data center, implement a cost-effective disaster recovery system, and ensure high availability of key applications and services for its attorneys. Through its purchase of the VMware Infrastructure 3 suite, Sills Cummis was able to tackle all of these problems.
SkyVantage, a provider of hosted airline reservation services, provides an industry-leading airline reservation and management system for specialized small-to-medium and start-up airlines, as well as airline charter organizations. In an industry with high operating costs and tight competition, SkyVantage was founded based on the need to deploy a web-based, lower-cost software management solution to the airline industry, without sacrificing features.
The key issues involved in developing on-device network management systems for carrier-grade enterprise and operator networks are the same for any other networked resource, only with more complexity and built-in restrictions due to the limited space and processing capabilities inherent to these types of devices.
The term “network management” encompasses a broad range of solutions from single point products to element managers to large enterprise-class solutions. For the purpose of this ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) report, the term Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS) includes network-centric management solutions that are used by large organizations’ operations and engineering teams to discover, monitor, assess, troubleshoot, and generally maintain highly distributed enterprise networks.
For this EMA™ Radar, the focus was put specifically on core capabilities and features primarily associated with network operations’ need to ensure health and availability of the network. Supporting functional capabilities such as performance monitoring, configuration management, asset management, as well as integrated management of connected non-network devices were also considered, but as non-critical (albeit helpful/valuable) extensions.
In today's always-open global economy, success means ensuring access to enterprise data whenever it is needed. Downtime, weather planned or unplanned, can be extremely costly. Find out how to minimize downtime in your organization.
Overcome Citrix VDI implementations challenges to deliver the highest end-user quality, most secure access to virtual desktop, while simplifying your IT infrastructure. Learn how global companies maximize their Citrix investment to increase availability, security, and performance.
According to the National Archives and Records Administration, 93 percent of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. Don't let that happen to you, learn more today!
Today’s Wide Area Networks (WANs) are experiencing increased saturation with the deployment of bandwidth-intensive applications, increased numbers of users, and the need for reliable security transmissions. IT personnel responsible for these issues acknowledge the increased congestion and have strived to maintain high levels of network performance. At the same time, IT departments are tasked with the job of lowering the cost of network infrastructure and ongoing operations. Network administrators continually face the challenge of balancing the increased use of critical applications on the Internet, while eliminating downtime and congestion from affecting user quality and day-to-day business operations.
This paper describes how organizations can use advanced, yet affordable WAN link optimization solutions to leverage the benefits of multiple sites, while maintaining high-performance and reliability for applications delivered across all sites. You will discover how to use WAN link controllers to manage, automatically load balance and failover of multiple WAN and ISP links to ensure site–to-site connectivity, and deliver applications reliably.
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