Beyond the Next Generation: Meeting the Converging Demands of Network Security

A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? How is the threat landscape changing the way we think about and deploy network security solutions? Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and performance.
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Using Big Data to Advance Application Performance Engineering

Web applications are increasingly complex with more external dependencies and remote services, add in the sheer volume of transactions, and troubleshooting performance bottlenecks is now very challenging. IT teams need a solution that provides a combination of code-level transaction tracing, cross-tier tracking and a unique "Big Data" approach to rapidly identify the root cause of application performance problems.
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Forrester – Turn Big Data Inward With IT Analytics

Your business is complex. Big data promises to manage this to make better decisions. But the technology services that run your business are also complex. Many are too complex to manage easily, causing delays and downtime. Forrester predicts this will worsen. To combat this onslaught, you need machines to analyze conditions to invoke automated actions. To perform adaptive automation, you need IT analytics, a disruption to your monitoring and management strategy.

This report helps leaders prepare for IT analytics that turn big data efforts inward to manage the technology services that run your business. Register to get the full report.
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Forrester – Managing The Performance of Critical Applications

In conducting a survey of more than 150 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that enterprises are supporting corporate objectives of productivity and efficiency, a typical trend in times of economic uncertainty. The survey also revealed that the lack of performance and availability of critical and complex applications had direct and negative consequences on business productivity, business finances, and IT efficiency.
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Resolve Performance Issues Within Your Citrix Environment

Citrix offers significant benefits to IT organizations but alters the performance troubleshooting process due to its unique architecture. Breakthrough new technology flips the Citrix performance management paradigm on its head by providing unprecedented end-to-end visibility of user transactions traversing a Citrix server.
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The Convergence Of Reputational Risk and IT Outsourcing

Today, your company's digital presence is your reputation and your brand. But websites and other IT assets are vulnerable to security breaches, downtime and data loss - all of which can negatively affect your reputation and competitive position. Read this paper, commissioned by IBM with leading analyst Forrester to learn how IT security decision makers across the globe are doing more with less by outsourcing key security tasks.
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Transitioning Business Continuity To The Cloud

In the past, server, storage and data center redundancy were the only options that met corporate resilience objectives. Read this white paper to gain an understanding of the resiliency challenges facing organizations today and how you can transition to cloud-based resiliency.
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Successfully Managing VDI Services

This document offers an overview of F5(r) BIG-IP(r) system specific to support for heterogeneous virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) architectures that have unique challenges around performance, end-user experience, security and scalability. BIG-IP unites all the components required to make a complete and secure VDI services delivery solution in one integrated and consolidated platform that meets VDI challenges and to give organizations the flexibility, manageability, and agility necessary to meet user expectations of a physical desktop experience while being served virtually.
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Taking the Complexity Out of Single Sign-On with Active Directory

Providing SSO across applications deployed on heterogeneous platforms can lead IT organizations to implementing a complex set of interconnections between disparate solutions that are fragile and not easily adapted to support emerging technology and devices such as smart phones and tablets. This can become increasingly problematic for organizations seeking to deliver on the promise of IT as a Service (ITaaS). This paper examines how to implement Kerberos-based single sign-on with Active Directory across heterogeneous applications, while simultaneously providing flexible and highly scalable web access management.
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Overcoming the Real Challenges with VDI

VDI is network-usage heavy, requiring certain architectural elements, and suffering from performance and security issues. This paper examines the shortcomings of VDI and offers insight into solutions that enable you to unburden your IT infrastructure and gain the full value from your VDI implementation.
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HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8

The HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server series sets the standard for next generation 2U 2-socket rack servers. With improvements in serviceability, unmatched performance, enhanced configuration flexibility, and customer-inspired design, the DL380p Gen8 offers the perfect solution for the dynamic compute requirements of today's demanding data centers.
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