Delivering IT as a Service: Preparing For the Private Cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing have permeated throughout IT and the enterprise, with users putting down a credit card to provision a new application and IT struggling with the challenges of keeping the lights on while trying to become change agents that LOBs demand. What can enterprises do now to accelerate their transition to delivering IT as a Service, with streamlined provisioning of applications, storage and servers to meet ever-changing business demands? Join us for this webinar to hear Cloudcor CEO Khazret Sapenov and Slashdot industry expert Michael Krieger discuss the steps that all businesses - whether or not they are currently cloud-based - to take to improve the speed with which IT operations can deliver on functionality and features promised to users.
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Ten Ways to Build Better Code using APM

What’s in your code? Gone are the days when an application simply ran on a single server instance, OS, disk and network. Today, business application code can be greatly distributed - even changing execution stack from instance to instance. Developing code for the new virtualized and cloud-aware world can be a daunting task indeed. How can you ensure your application code is written to be as efficient, lightweight and reliable as possible? Watch this video to hear from Riverbed performance experts who will deliver a set of insights that will help your organization deliver better performing code.
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Six Things that Can Kill your Website and How to Stop Them

Your website is your shop front, your brand on display and an essential sales and marketing tool. You spent a lot of money building it and attracting visitors. It is business critical: it would be a disaster if that shop front were smashed, your reputation was tarnished and visitors stopped coming. This is why website security is so important.

This white paper explores six threats to your website and what you can do to prevent them - website malware, malvertising, search engine blacklisting, security warning and expired certificates, brand impersonisation (phishing) and customer security concerns.

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Know the Big Three

How do you protect your mobile applications? Check out this whitepaper on three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
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Designing a defense for mobile apps

Mobile apps may be a threat, but they don't have to be. Download this whitepaper to review the various considerations for defending mobile applications-from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
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Mobile Application Security Study: 2013 Report

Mobile applications represent a growing threat to the enterprise. But how big of a threat? HP Security Research leveraged HP Fortify on Demand Mobile to scan more than 2,000 mobile applications from more than 600 companies to find out. Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
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Building a smarter networking strategy for the modern large enterprise

Business continue to grow in size and reach, impacted by emerging tech including cloud and virtualization. This Aberdeen white paper looks at how enterprises have been upgrading much of their infrastructure while ignoring their core network, and what they should do now to plan for the changes that mobility, BYOD, virtualization and the cloud will bring to today’s large enterprise.
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How Cloud, Mobile & Video will increase enterprise bandwidth needs through 2017

This Gartner white paper forecasts changes to enterprise network capacity over the next five years by evaluating the impact of cloud, mobile, video and BYOD using a range of scenarios. It presents results gathered using Gartner’s bandwidth estimating model, useful to network planners and architects for both benchmarking and planning. It looks in depth at key challenges that enterprises will face in regard to major changes in capacity, usage, technology and network architecture through 2017.
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Exploring Software Defined Networking

This paper provides an overview of Software-Defined Networking (SDN), its expected role in cloud-optimized networks, and outlines Brocade plans for SDN support. It discusses SDN as an emerging concept that proposes to disaggregate the traditional vertically integrated networking stack in order to improve network flexibility and manageability, showing how SDN enables "mass customization" of network operations to better support the coming multitude of differentiated cloud services.
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The Effortless Network

This Brocade white paper discusses how their HyperEdge Architecture seamlessly integrates new innovations with legacy technologies, improving network flexibility and reducing management complexity, application deployment time, and operational costs. It outlines how Brocade's Effortless Network™ showcases the path that campus networks can take to achieve new levels of agility and business competitiveness by supporting the widest range of new applications, cloud-based services, and mobile users.
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The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility

With the arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility; the data center must evolve to function optimally. At the same time, IT is being challenged to be more responsive and cost-efficient. To meet both of these challenges, this IDC Market Spotlight explains how a data center network fabric can provide a foundation for the automated provisioning, configuration, and ongoing management of network-based services in this new era of IT agility.
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Competitive Landscape: Data Center Ethernet Fabric

Get Gartner's recommendations for selecting the right Ethernet fabric for your data center network. This report highlights the competitive landscape of leading vendors in the data center Ethernet fabric market and provides insight into why vendors are pursuing strong end-to-end-data center network integration.
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Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric

Deploying the correct Ethernet fabric is integral to any organization, but selecting it can be daunting. Fortunately, the Lippis guide Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric reports the findings from a recent study of several types of Ethernet fabric and provides recommendations based on the results.
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The Top 5 Requirements of a Next Generation Storage Network Architecture

This document dives into the five key requirements that enterprises of all sizes should consider when upgrading their storage networking architecture to consider that infrastructure worthy of the label "next generation". It looks at the speed, bandwidth, control, visibility, scalability and reliability minimums that must be met to ensure compatibility with tomorrow's networking and storage demands in the age of cloud and big data. IT Planners need to understand the essential requirements of a storage network architecture so they can choose between an IP protocol based on 10Gb Ethernet, like NFS or iSCSI or 16 Gbps Gen 5 Fibre Channel with 100% backward compatibility to prior generations.
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Is Your SAN Architecture Ready For Flash?

This white paper looks at how flash based storage, whether it is added to an existing hard drive system or a dedicated flash array, can enable data centers to attain a greater ROI on virtualization and database application infrastructure. It looks at the ways flash supports higher levels of density, more virtual machines per host and more users per database instance, and the weaknesses exposed by a near-zero latency storage architecture to the limitations of legacy IP and Fibre Channel storage architectures.
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