Accelerating the Delivery of Microsoft Office 365

When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage.

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Powering the Hybrid Enterprise

How can IT achieve the flexibility and agility it needs to offer multiple types of applications in multiple locations? Just as enterprises take advantage of applications hosted in multiple locations (i.e., public clouds, private clouds, or SaaS applications), they take advantage of different networks for different reasons (i.e., performance, backup, remote access). These could be MPLS links, ATM links, traditional Internet connections, or VPN lines. Enterprises, in effect, are already building hybrid networks, and those combined with the elements of hybrid clouds create the hybrid enterprise.

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Schneider Electric: Riverbed Cloud Steelhead Appliances Support IT Migration to Cloud Computing, SaaS and IaaS

SteelHead appliances deliver LAN-like performance for applications running in the data centers, and have reduced optimized traffic volume across the WAN by an average of 75% leading to fewer bandwidth upgrades. Interceptor appliances avoid costs related to data center disruptions and help control capital expenses. In addition, Cloud SteelHead appliances will save the company money when it moves to cloud computing, as Schneider Electric will only pay for the resources it needs.

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Edge Consolidation Delivers Peace of Mind for IT

To increase agility while lowering costs, IT organizations are using virtualization and cloud-based infrastructure services to consolidate and reduce the number of physical servers and data centers across the enterprise. IDC estimates that, by 2015, more than 20 percent of the information running through servers will do so on virtualized systems. This percentage increases along with the size of the company, with some larger organizations using 100 percent virtualized systems. IDC predicts that, over the next decade, the amount of information managed by enterprise data centers will grow by a factor of 50.

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Top Four Considerations When Choosing Your SoftLayer Data Center Location

A range of factors can influence the data center you choose. You should consider all of the factors listed in this white paper before deciding where to place your servers.

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Multicast Configuration Comparison of Cisco IOS and Nexus OS

While there are differences between the IP Multicast configuration in the IOS and the Nexus OS, the Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) protocol remains fundamentally the same. If you feel comfortable configuring Multicast in the IOS, you should be able to acclimate fairly easily to the changes in the Nexus OS.

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Backing Up Servers to the Microsoft Cloud

For cloud-based data backup, Microsoft Azure Backup is well suited for the ends of the company-size spectrum: small companies that don't have many servers, and large companies that will integrate it with System Center Data Protection Manager.

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An Introduction to AWS Security

AWS is an incredibly rich ecosystem of services and tools, some of which have security aspects baked in (like S3 SSE), and others that provide overarching security capabilities (like IAM and VPC) that apply to many services. With regard to data storage, operating system, and applications, security functions largely the same in the cloud or on-premises software. Customers can and should continue to follow best practices that have served them well in their own data centers.

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Read Needham & Company’s Report on Pivot3′s Hyper-converged Infrastructure

Pivot3 aims to economically deliver enterprise-grade, homogenous, reliable and scalable pools of storage and compute power that can be used by any application in the network. Learn about what attributes sets Pivot3 apart, such as their:
  • Patented Scalar Erasure Coding
  • vSTAC OS
  • Data path
Pivot3 claims higher storage efficiency than competing HCI solutions.

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Read Needham & Company’s Report on Pivot3′s Hyper-converged Infrastructure

Pivot3 aims to economically deliver enterprise-grade, homogenous, reliable and scalable pools of storage and compute power that can be used by any application in the network. Learn about what attributes sets Pivot3 apart, such as their:
  • Patented Scalar Erasure Coding
  • vSTAC OS
  • Data path
Pivot3 claims higher storage efficiency than competing HCI solutions.

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