IDC: Economic Impact of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

This IDC whitepaper sizes the economic impact of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the global economy. The software and applications running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux will "touch" $10 trillion of business revenue this year and grow at twice the rate of the economy. Further, IDC predicts that Red Hat Enterprise Linux will provide economic benefits of more than $1 trillion a year to customers and will save IT organizations nearly $7 billion this year alone.

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Five Cloud Deployment Mistakes That Will Cost You

With lack of visibility into how cloud resources are utilized, it's easy to make costly mistakes. This paper covers five network-related cloud deployment mistakes that you might not be aware of that can negate the cloud benefits you’re hoping to achieve.

Topics discussed in this whitepaper include:

  • The risks and costs associated with redundant cloud-based services.
  • The importance of avoiding “hair-pin” traffic routing scenarios when configuring cloud services.
  • How to minimize costs by minimizing unnecessary inter-region traffic.
  • Understanding the network behavior of cloud services and taking advantage of basic optimization, configuration, and compression opportunities.
  • Recommendations for reducing Internet content delivery costs.

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The State of Network Management in 2018

Businesses rely on their networks for nearly every aspect of their operations. If packets don’t move, users and customers are directly impacted and revenue doesn’t flow.

Read the results of Kentik's survey of networking industry professionals and review how organizations are addressing their network management challenges including:

  • How network professionals assessed their organizations’ readiness to tackle networking automation and advanced networking/security analytics.
  • Why user experience and data breaches are among the top network worries.
  • How the proliferation of tools for managing networks and improving cloud visibility is impacting the enterprise and which technologies are most commonly deployed.

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Immedion Maintains Always-On, Secure Data Centers with Kentik

With bad actors constantly looking for opportunities to disrupt or penetrate networks, real-time network visibility and threat alerting are imperative. That’s why regional cloud and data center provider, Immedion chose Kentik to help maintain high customer satisfaction and provide always-on, accessible, secure services.

In their search, Immedion found that on-premises solutions required data-collector platforms to be deployed at each of its seven sites, requiring significant resources to setup and manage. With Kentik’s SaaS solution, no additional resources were needed and all sites were covered. Plus, they were able to query their network data within seconds compared to the minutes or hours that other solutions required.

Read this case study and learn how Immedion achieved:

  • Real-Time Visibility and Security Across Seven Facilities
  • Significant Time and Cost Savings
  • High Commitment to Service-Level Agreements

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Cloud Architecture Best Practices: Using the Right Tools

Building a cloud application is like building a house. Without following industry best practices, everything could come tumbling down. Fortunately, Amazon established cloud architecture best practices, the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

This paper outlines their principles, "Five Pillars", best practices for cloud and further extends the Framework to networking — a critical part of cloud architecture.

This white paper will:

  • Outline the AWS Well-Architected Framework: Principles,“Five Pillars,” and best practices.
  • Inform how the Framework applies to networking — a critical part of cloud architecture.
  • Highlight how Kentik can help effectively implement these best practices.

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The future of eCommerce

Knowing what customers want from their eCommerce experience is crucial to success. As we look toward the future, we know that secure, personal, and fast experiences will be the cornerstone of growth for online retailers. Learn more about the state of eCommerce, and prepare for a successful future with Instart’s insights and predictions.

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Top 3 ways third-party tags affect your bottom line

Digital businesses are innovating quickly to meet customer expectations and competitive pressures. To do so, they are using third-party tags and scripts to add functionality to their websites. But these third-party tags can present issues for website speed, security, and reliability.

Your website is most likely already using third-party tags (the average website has at least 30), and they may be impacting the user experience of your website without you realizing it. Today’s consumers want near-instant page loads on reliable sites they trust. When website pages are slow to load, your customers don’t wait around—they click to your competitors.

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How to create and enforce a performance budget

Balancing website optimization and customization is always a challenge. While it is important for your website to look good, the performance of your website is just as important to the experience. The modern website requires features like personalization, analytics, chatbots, or even ads in order to provide customers with a unique experience each time they visit, but all of these features come at a cost. Setting a performance budget at the beginning of the design phase can help you find the right balance between adding needed functionality without impacting usability or speed.

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Top 3 ways third-party tags affect your bottom line

Digital businesses are innovating quickly to meet customer expectations and competitive pressures. To do so, they are using third-party tags and scripts to add functionality to their websites. But these third-party tags can present issues for website speed, security, and reliability.

Your website is most likely already using third-party tags (the average website has at least 30), and they may be impacting the user experience of your website without you realizing it. Today’s consumers want near-instant page loads on reliable sites they trust. When website pages are slow to load, your customers don’t wait around—they click to your competitors.

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The future of eCommerce

Knowing what customers want from their eCommerce experience is crucial to success. As we look toward the future, we know that secure, personal, and fast experiences will be the cornerstone of growth for online retailers. Learn more about the state of eCommerce, and prepare for a successful future with Instart’s insights and predictions.

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How to create and enforce a performance budget

Balancing website optimization and customization is always a challenge. While it is important for your website to look good, the performance of your website is just as important to the experience. The modern website requires features like personalization, analytics, chatbots, or even ads in order to provide customers with a unique experience each time they visit, but all of these features come at a cost. Setting a performance budget at the beginning of the design phase can help you find the right balance between adding needed functionality without impacting usability or speed.

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