Networking involves at least two devices capable of being networked with at least one usually being a computer. The devices can be separated by a few meters (e.g. via Bluetooth) or thousands of kilometers (e.g. via the Internet).
Big Data holds the promise of a virtually unlimited ability to gain insight – and foresight – to sharpen strategies and improve tactical execution but only if it can be harnessed and managed. Through this whitepaper, you can learn how.
Applications are the lifeblood of any business. If you spent time or budget to develop or acquire an application, then it’s important—and it should work. However, tectonic shifts in technology are making it increasingly difficult to achieve this simple objective. Today, the majority of applications are accessed via the web and cloud become the preferred application development platform. Against this backdrop of change, the sheer volume of applications is staggering. Given these rapid, drastic changes, organizations are left to grapple with how to deliver applications in a secure, timely, and reliable manner. Read this whitepaper to learn how your business can tackle this feat by implementing a new architectural vision for delivering application services.
Cloud computing and the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend will impact the design of future datacenters and their supporting networks. To attain the kind of business agility that companies now demand, network infrastructure needs to provide the flexibility required by cloud application workloads and the changing traffic patterns fostered by BYOD. To make networks more agile, new approaches to network implementation need to be enabled. As these trends continue, application delivery controllers (ADCs) will be critical elements in the new network infrastructure. This Technology Spotlight examines these trends and the role that F5 Networks' integrated scalable platform plays in this strategic market.
Information technology is at a crucial turning point. Enterprise IT departments are under constant pressure to meet user and application demands, aware that cloud deployments offer an easier and faster alternative but often pinned down by legacy deployment models. The problem stems from the inability of those legacy models to adapt to meet expectations for rapid provisioning, continuous delivery, and consistent performance across multiple environments. Read this whitepaper to learn more about the evolution of application delivery and the services your enterprise can utilize to successfully manage the increased pressure on network and application infrastructure.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
According to Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting, the truth behind all the talk about big data and the possibilities it can offer is not hard to see, provided that organizations are willing to return to the principles of good data management processes.
Today, the expanding boundaries of computing make it imperative for IT to ensure responsive systems. As a result, a confluence of technological advances has shifted the dynamics of application performance, putting a greater pressure on IT to improve application performance. Download this whitepaper to learn about new technologies that are in the marketplace that will help your business tackle this new demand.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Jan 02, 2014
This study highlights the phases of the big data journey, the objectives and challenges of midsize organizations taking the journey, and the current state of the technology that they are using to drive results. It also offers a pragmatic course of action for midsize companies to take as they dive into this new era of computing.
White Paper Published By: Verint
Published Date: Nov 19, 2013
Companies have a wealth of customer data—but they often have difficulty consolidating and analyzing it to gain strategic advantage. This paper examines how organizations can apply text analytics to analyze information captured in customer interactions, and use it to enhance customer service while gaining a variety of business advantages.
This white paper examines the DDoS threat spectrum including conventional network attacks, HTTP and SSL floods, and an emerging wave of low-bandwidth threats, plus the new threat vectors likely to target emerging service platforms.
This whitepaper utilizes end-user interviews to better understand their DDoS defense plans, where they discovered a clear knowledge gap around the Denial of Service attacks in use and the defenses needed to maintain availability. The paper provides detail on the attacks in use, suggests realistic defensive architectures and tactics and explains the basic process required to have a chance of defending against a DDoS attack.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks may be organized by type into a taxonomy that includes network attacks (layers 3 and 4), session attacks (layers 5 and 6), application attacks (layer 7), and business logic attacks. Each type may be matched with the best F5 technology for mitigating that attack. This paper explains how taken together, the F5 BIG-IP portfolio of products provides effective anti-attack technology for each layer of the taxonomy and can also defend against specific attack tools, network reconnaissance, and low-bandwidth asymmetric attacks.
White Paper Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 19, 2013
Unified communications (UC) is a powerful technology with a multifaceted value proposition. UC can significantly reduce the cost of communications but more importantly raises productivity by streamlining the collaboration process. Download now to read how UC can increase your company productivity.