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LAN/WAN white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing LAN/WAN strategy, solutions, LAN/WAN products, and more.

Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies

The Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies Book introduces you to common network performance management (NPM) issues and give you a new way of looking at solving them. This perspective allows you to see your network from your users' point of view, namely, the services and applications they use and their experience with them. Of course, you can still get down to the other flow and packet levels, but macro-level visibility is a key differentiator in your ability to monitor and troubleshoot network performance efficiently.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

Forrester's Ideal Tool Set For Application Performance Management For Better Business Performance

Forrester benchmark data on current state of application availability and performance within the enterprise. In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and business services. Read the report to learn the key findings of this study.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

The Application Deluge and Visibility Imperative

Monitoring application performance in IT environments was fairly straightforward in the past due to tightly controlled access policies and static IT environments. However, much has changed--modern IT environments support applications in both highly dynamic private data centers and public clouds, and tight access controls have given over to a free-for-all of employee-owned mobile computing devices leveraging corporate resources. From virtually any location, employees, partners, and customers now access critical business applications that could be hosted almost anywhere, creating more pressure to ensure application availability and performance. In order to be successful today, operations teams require complete application-level visibility across the entire environment.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

10 Steps to Application and Network Performance Nirvana

If you work on a network operations team, you know how increasingly hard it is to understand and ensure application performance for your end users. You need visibility into areas where issues may occur - end-user devices, network and infrastructure - in order to identify and diagnose problems quickly and minimize downtime. No application is perfect, even with the most stringent instrumentation. But if you follow these ten steps, your applications and underlying infrastructure can both be tuned for maximum performance.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

10 Reasons You Need Network and Application Visibility

Whether you're delving into IT initiatives such as private cloud computing and IT consolidation, or just trying to provide a high level of service to your business application users, you may increasingly find gaps in your ability to manage network and application performance. Riverbed Cascade gives you actionable information for network analysis and optimization, application performance management, acceleration of IT consolidation projects, and security compliance. It's the cost-effective, comprehensive visibility you've been looking for.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

Realizing Business Value and ROI with Application-Aware Network Performance Management

Major IT developments such as virtualization, cloud initiatives, and the explosion of content and big data each pose significant challenges from the perspective of WAN and LAN performance, reliability, and flexibility. IT organizations realize that to reduce costs and respond to business demands, individual departments within the organization need to communicate and coordinate projects. Riverbed Technology offers Cascade application-aware network performance management that enables end-to-end visibility into the performance of critical business applications.

This white paper measures the impact of implementing Cascade products -- download this paper to learn the ROI and achieved benefits of eight customers over a three-year period.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

Riverbed Performance Management and APCON

APCON provides an enterprise-grade intelligent network monitoring switch solution with the port density, overall port count and throughput capacity, and high availability to handle the volume of data generated in a modern data center. APCON also provides time stamping capability at the nanosecond level and the ability to eliminate duplicate packets, slice packets at the header, and filter packets on any criteria.
This allows network engineers to bring together data inputs from any point on the network, aggregate and manipulate the data at the packet level, and then direct those data flows to any Riverbed Performance Management appliance for analysis.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

The High-Performance WAN

Wide area networks (WANs) are critical to the fabric underlying all business-critical applications, whether in organizational data centers or spread out to the cloud. But for large, distributed entities, maintaining network links to each branch office can be costly. WAN optimization and acceleration is not as simple as boosting the bandwidth in a slow office or dropping a single device into the network. Find out what are some of the top problems associated with large WANs and the technologies typically used to solve them.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Building Your Network Management Toolset

Network Management is one of things that is sometimes overlooked make sure you don't. Find out how to take advantage of it and help you control and manage your network.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Optimizing the Network

The network has become a utility that users can't do without. Mobility and bandwidth-hungry apps demand faster and more efficient networks. Optimization across the network can make for a more productive workforce.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Ultra-Low-Latency Networking

In a world where so much trading is systematic, millisecond delays matter. Low-latency, high-performance networking, therefore, has become a competitive imperative. Facilitating real-time equities, futures, options and other financial transactions nanoseconds faster can be worth millions. Learn some low latency techniques speeding up the network.

Sponsor: CDW


 

It's who you know: CDW + Cisco Networking

When it comes to networking, it's not just what you know. It's who you know.That's why we partner with industry leaders like Cisco. With technologies spanning the entire networking spectrum, Cisco's Borderless Networks help organizations connect seamlessly and securely. And with years of experience in Cisco deployments, CDW has the experts and the expertise to make them work for you. Together, we deliver 100% tailored solutions that help our customers optimize their networks while bringing their organizations up to speed.

Sponsor: CDW


 

It's who you know: CDW + Riverbed WAN Optimization

When it comes to WAN optimization, it's not just what you know. It's who you know. That's why we partner with industry leaders like Riverbed. Their WAN optimization solutions help prevent network traffic jams caused by new trends like cloud computing, virtualization, remote networking and bandwidth-heavy applications. And as a Riverbed Diamond Certified Partner, we have the experts and the expertise to make them work for you. Together, we help you alleviate data bottlenecks so your WAN will operate with the speed you need.

Sponsor: CDW