Uncomplicating Unified Communications for SMBs
Unified communications (UC) has been making its way into the enterprise for years, but uptake has been slower in the SMB space. Many SMBs are concerned that UC is too expensive, too difficult to set up and maintain—or, worse, they are simply baffled by UC and its benefits. This white paper demystifies UC so that SMBs can gain a competitive advantage and differentiate themselves in a marketplace once dominated by large enterprises.
The Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud Computing
According to a Computer Economics survey, organizations that have fully or largely migrated to the cloud save on average more than 15 percent in IT spending as a percentage of revenue. Savings come not only from a reduction in data center spending, but also from lower IT personnel costs.
Because cloud-based systems reduce the effort needed for ongoing support, cloud users are able to devote a higher percentage of their IT spending to new initiatives. The cost savings, combined with strategic benefits in speed, scalability, and agility, argue in favor of organizations moving aggressively to the cloud.
SteelHead Hybrid Networking
The Internet and the cloud are now a part of business-critical infrastructures. Enterprises are becoming a hybrid of on-premises and off-premises assets. To efficiently support the combined public and private resources, the network itself needs to go hybrid, combining the strengths of the highly reliable multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) with the ubiquity, price, and speed of the Internet. Riverbed’s SteelHead™ hybrid networking enables an excellent user experience for both your on-premises and cloud-based applications and makes your network faster, cheaper, easier to manage, and more reliable at the same time.
IT Evolution to a Hybrid Enterprise Drives the Need for Location-Independent Computing
As enterprise computing has evolved, businesses have been shifting to a "hybrid enterprise" where core applications and data can be located in private data centers and public clouds. The transition to a hybrid environment has created challenges in optimizing application performance because the primary compute location has shifted and become distributed. One of the challenges is that legacy deployment models dictated that there was a single, best computing location.
Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise WAN
Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified wide area network (WAN) with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.
2014 EMEA State of APM: Results from Application Performance Management Survey
We live in an application-driven world. Applications power businesses, and help fulfill goals and customer needs in order to stay ahead in a competitive marketplace. End users also rely heavily on apps—whether on the phone or the web—to stay connected and organized.
Around-the-clock availability and reliability is critical. Slowdowns and outages mean lost revenue, degraded brand image, and a reduced customer loyalty. This report looks at application performance problems and possible solutions.