Browsing posts tagged with: virtualization

The Three Capabilities Needed for Network Performance Management of Virtual Server Infrastructures
January 8, 2013 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Server virtualization is one of the most important IT trends of the past decade. According to Gartner, server virtualization has recently surpassed 50% of all server workloads, and the number of virtualization workloads is likely to grow fivefold by 2015. Drivers for this rapid adoption include reduced hardware costs, improved resource utilization, radically streamlined provisioning and more – all
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Where in the WAN: A Case Study with VMware
March 27, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

Although virtualization is a cost-effective move for many organizations, it can also be a network management nightmare if the right steps aren’t taken before and during the deployment process. Even if network performance appears healthy, the strain of supporting a VDI deployment might prove otherwise. In these cases, it is not uncommon for companies to
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Network Performance Management: A Look Back to 2006
February 13, 2012 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Remember when data, video and voice networks were separate? Before cloud was a buzz word, cellphones were only for calls, virtualization was in its infancy and what’s an iPad? Considering all of these changes, it seems an impossible job for network teams to maintain high functioning networks and applications with the flood of changes we
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The Network Engineer’s Cheat Sheet for 2012
January 11, 2012 by

Industry Insights

2011 could be considered the year that network performance management “came of age.” In this past year, IT and network managers in organizations of all sizes and industry segments have become aware — if they weren’t already — that the performance of the network is the foundation of user experience and business success. Why was
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Mixing Business and IT: Network Performance Prediction #2
December 29, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The countdown to 2012 continues with Network Performance Management Prediction #2 – Mixing Business and IT!  Productivity is dependent on a functioning network. If the phones are down, then so is business. Therefore, network performance solutions must provide actionable and easily understood information that can be interpreted by more than network engineers. Of course, there
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Virtualization vs. Cloud Computing FAQ
October 14, 2011 by

Industry Insights

Server virtualization and cloud computing are often talked about – even by service providers — as if the terms were interchangeable. This is, in part, because both were developed to solve a similar business problem: more computing with less resources. Virtualization is amongst the technologies used to provide cloud computing services. The core difference is
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OpenFlow: Your Remote Control to Network Management?
October 11, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

It is a long accepted practice to build three-tier data center LANs based on access, distribution and core switches. But now data center LANs are being re-architected to meet the demands of virtualization, SaaS and cloud computing. The question now is, what architectures and technologies are appropriate  for this new purpose? For example, what is
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VDI: Where, Why and WAN
September 20, 2011 by

Industry Insights

The benefits of virtualization are clear cut – massive financial savings in the long run. Virtualization enables organizations to use inexpensive hardware as terminals for multiple desktops which lowers costs in energy, hardware, maintenance and licensing. From a daily user’s standpoint, the convenience of accessing their personal desktops from any device effectively accelerates their time-to-value.
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5 Reasons Why Healthcare Organizations (EHR) Need Network Performance Management
August 18, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

From the largest regional medical centers to small provider offices, today’s healthcare organizations depend on network sensitive applications. Electronic Health Records (EHR), ePrescriptions, web-based clinical records, online medical registries, desktop virtualization, VoIP, IP storage, cloud–based system, Software-as-a-Service — all of these critical applications rely on network performance. When bandwidth, latency and other key parameters fall below acceptable thresholds,
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Managing Network Performance of Cloud Services in Healthcare
June 17, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

There’s no question that the healthcare sector is rapidly embracing cloud computing. Recent studies by IDC and CDW both show that one-third of healthcare organizations are already implementing or maintaining cloud-based systems – ranking third among sectors polled, just behind large enterprises and higher education. Healthcare IT organizations estimate spending  21% of their budgets on
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