Secure Web Gateway as a Service: Simplifying the Path to Network Security

Software as a service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are just a few of the now commonplace solutions that have been born through the cloud. Rather than forcing companies to expend resources on deploying and maintaining certain IT functions, “as-a-service” products can be leveraged as subscriptions and hosted off-premises in a provider’s data center or virtual environment.

The iboss Distributed Gateway Platform is the first and only Web Gateway as a Service that provides predictable pricing and can be tailored to the needs of almost any network configuration. Read this whitepaper to learn how your company can benefit from a Web Gateway as a Service.

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Control Your Cloud: The Pitfalls of Shared Cloud Strategies

The conversation around the cloud has been booming of late, with the topic showing up everywhere from IT back offices to Fortune 500 C-Suites. Despite cloud's ubiquity, it remains a somewhat abstract concept for many users, a lot of whom don't understand that there isn't just one single cloud - and, for that matter, that not all clouds are created equal.

Read this white paper to learn:

  • The benefits of cloud cybersecurity
  • The difference between multi-tenant cloud and non-shared cloud environments
  • How to leverage the power of the cloud in a non-shared manner
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Why Next-Generation Firewalls Aren’t an All-Encompassing Solution

As the cybersecurity threat landscape evolved over the past 20-plus years, the firewalls originally employed by IT the world over grew increasingly ineffective at blocking bad actors from accessing network data. Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) aims to fill those gaps, but do they really provide an all-encompassing solution for network security? And how do they differ from secure web gateways (SWGs) in their ability to evaluate data entering and leaving the network?

Read this white paper to learn:

  • What are the characteristic features of NGFWs, and how far do they go in securing the network perimeter?
  • Both NGFWs and secure web gateways (SGWs) greet traffic entering and leaving the network – so what’s the difference?
  • Where do NGFWs feature in a layered cybersecurity strategy, and what additional defenses need to be put in place on either side of the network perimeter to assure the best defense?
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Choosing a cybersecurity solution – 11 key points to consider

Choosing the right cybersecurity solution is challenging. You need to protect your organization from increasingly sophisticated threats, but you don't want to consume valuable IT resources with complex management and reporting requirements. In a crowded vendor landscape, how do you find the most effective security for your organization?

Read this white paper to learn:

  • The advantages of cloud-based security and how it fits into your overall cybersecurity strategy
  • Why closing the gap between malware infection and detection should be a priority
  • Why comprehensive port and protocol visibility is a critical must-have
  • The automated management features that can save hundreds of IT hours and lower your TCO
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Webcast: Splunk at Scale

As Big Data Analytics become mainstream, an increasing problem Splunk users see is how to scale infrastructure to handle exponential data growth and query workload. GTRI, the most credentialed Splunk partner globally, has teamed with flash storage pioneer Pure Storage to deliver a recipe for scaling Splunk infrastructure. Attendees will learn: - How to scale Splunk infrastructure without adding infrastructure management - When to make the move from direct-attached storage to all-flash SAN infrastructure - Why customers are saying “there is no cold data in analytics"


  • Scott DeMoss, Solution Architect, GTRI
  • Somu Rajarathinam, Solution Architect, Pure Storage
  • Radha Mangha, Solution Architect, Pure Storage
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Backup and DraaS IT Buyer’s Guide

When it comes to data protection and business continuity, what is your goal? That’s easy – a solution you know will work every time, protecting everything you have in your data center with absolutely zero downtime and zero data loss. Selecting the right solution is increasingly more than just about basic backup. Learn what to look for, and potential gaps in coverage, to put your organization in the best position to achieve the lofty goal of total protection.

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Disaster Recovery Techniques that Stop the Enemy Within

Most reports on data protection and business continuity highlight the need for vigilance against external threats. You read a lot about the negative business impacts of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires and malware, but a different class of threats are far more prevalent – those created by your own employees.

Download this guide to get the five employee habits that threaten your IT organization

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5 Ways IT Resilience Beats Disaster Recovery

IT Administrators are responsible for the technology that keeps the world’s businesses running. Every day they are faced with circumstances threatening to bring down your applications, servers, and even communication. IT is forced to recover from catastrophic weather events, hardware failures, advanced ransomware infiltrations, and hundreds of other potential disasters. Even a minor event in just one of the millions of components in a modern datacenter can ripple out of control and cause enterprise-wide problems.
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Monitoring for Maximum Uptime

Ensuring the Edge Starts with Seeing It

Processing power and data are moving to the edge of your network—enabling better experiences, faster response times, real-time information and more.

Know what that means?

Visibility into the edge is becoming more and more important with every business-critical function that moves out there.

Here’s how to keep an eye on your edge and ensure availability. Read this knowledge brief, Monitoring for Maximum Uptime.

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Navigating the Complexity of Big Data Transformation

Big data is here and taking enterprises by storm. Companies across industries recognize that drawing insights from the myriad sources of data is a critical imperative to win, serve, and retain customers. Unfortunately, access to data does not immediately equal access to insights. Bridging that gap requires large-scale technology and process changes, including modernization of legacy systems and the adoption of platforms that connect data storage systems to systems of insight.

In February 2017, Rackspace and Intel commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine how organizations are working to derive business value from big data. The research supporting this paper explores the impact of cloud adoption and the modernization of legacy architectures, databases, and applications as enterprise organizations work to become more agile.

For this research, Forrester conducted a quantitative online survey across 314 senior corporate managers, IT managers, and senior data analytics leaders involved in big data decisions and strategies from the US, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and the Nordic Region. In addition, we conducted six in-depth, qualitative interviews.

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The Public Cloud Smackdown

Choosing a public cloud vendor within your organization can be a grueling battle between differing opinions. And if it begins to resemble a cage fight more than a heated debate, then it might be time for outside experts to weigh in.

In this session, our experts in Azure, AWS and Google square off to:

  • Compare and contrast the distinguishing features of each cloud ecosystem
  • Explain why there are times you need multiple platforms to stay ahead
  • Share why a multi-cloud approach is the model of choice in today’s ever-changing world
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Choosing the Right Private Cloud for your Enterprise

Private Cloud solutions are still at the heart of enterprise IT. In particular, private cloud solutions powered by technologies like Microsoft®, VMware® and OpenStack® will continue to play a crucial role — both today and in the future. As a result, choosing the technology mix best suited for your unique use cases and business requirements is absolutely critical.

In this white paper, we compare the top three private cloud technologies — Microsoft, VMware and OpenStack — and examine:

Whether you’re starting out or stalled out, review these important considerations to get on track. The white paper covers:

  • Platform-specific advantages
  • Platform-specific tradeoffs
  • Real-world case studies
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10 Steps to Success in Public Cloud Adoption

Poor planning is the top mistake organizations make when approaching public cloud adoption. With the pressure to transform while maintaining IT operations, public cloud projects often suffer from rushed implementations, lack of expertise and inadequate organizational support. Before the first chunk of data ever moves to the cloud, there are a myriad of decisions to be made.

Our white paper, 10 Steps to Success in the Public Cloud, boils those decisions down to ten milestones to guide your strategy and planning activities.

Whether you’re starting out or stalled out, review these important considerations to get on track. The white paper covers:

  • Planning frameworks and best practices
  • Ways to foster education and communication
  • Tips on building your business case and selecting pilot workloads
  • Strategies to address security and governance
  • Automation and migration methodologies
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Data Center Evolution: Getting In Front Of the Change


Data centers have come a long way since they first began appearing as a fixture of corporate computing. According to Datacenter Dynamics, the total number of data centers around the world was set to peak at 8.6 million in 2017, and then begin a slow decline. But what is driving the decline?

In the era of widespread cloud adoption and cloud-enabled managed hosting, more and more enterprises are realizing that managing issues like IT sprawl and underutilized servers is a headache they can live without. The economics of running large data centers has fundamentally changed, leading to a change in long-term IT strategy.

In our Data Center Evolution: Getting in Front of the Change video, join speaker Jim Hawkins, VP, Global DC Operations & Engineering at Rackspace as he:

  • Discusses the evolution of the data center and its current trajectory
  • Experiences a virtual tour of Rackspace’s data centers and operations


Jim Hawkins, VP, Global DC Operations & Engineering, Rackspace

Jim has been with Rackspace for over 8 years. He is responsible for leading our data center, network, change management, monitoring, and implementation teams globally across Rackspace. His specialty includes weaving Lean Six Sigma and operational discipline into the design and daily operation of Rackspace’s critical infrastructure and teams.

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