Bandwidth Bandits

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IT managers need to establish policies for Web use in the workplace. This paper discusses how Internet bandwidth is a finite and expensive resource that needs protection from spammers, criminals, hackers, time-wasters, and employee misuse. Not only is it expensive and limited but it is a vital business tool. Discover the true cost of Web use and misuse, and learn the steps you can take to reclaim your company’s Internet.

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Taking Hybrid WANs Further

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Are you adopting cloud applications in your enterprise and looking for ways to assure wide area network (WAN) performance? Planning to increase branch bandwidth capacity and looking for ways to do it efficiently? This whitepaper explores trends supporting the adoption of hybrid WAN.

Hybrid WAN has arrived. WANs need to power up to the next level in terms of providing reliable connectivity to cloud services, delivering better price performance, and supporting business-critical applications.

Hybrid WANs leverage both private circuits as well as broadband Internet in an integrated architecture. Additionally, hybrid deployment is an ideal architecture for building a hybrid WAN. Learn about the key requirements for an optimized branch office WAN and the advantages of implementing a cloud-delivered solution. Read More

Enable Enterprise-Grade Unified Communications Experience with Cloud-Delivered WAN

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Delivering a combination of voice, video, and data is bandwidth-intensive and requires complex network configuration to ensure the delivery of these time-sensitive applications. This whitepaper covers recent wide area network (WAN) technology trends.

Learn about a cloud-delivered WAN solution that enables enterprises to roll out and support unified communications (UC) without the cost and complexity of a traditional WAN. Enterprises can enjoy the advantage of a simple yet powerful management platform that provides insight into application usage and the underlying network conditions, while the WAN dynamically reacts to optimize usage. Read More

Optimizing Bandwidth: Why Size Doesn’t Always Matter

Network managers have to balance the need for increased speed of response and the best possible end user performance, and the need to reduce costs.

Traffic on the network expands to fill the available bandwidth, resulting in degraded performance across the most congested links. Network managers have to be able to show that a link is experiencing congestion for a significant amount of time due to legitimate business usage before they can add additional capacity. But approaches such as peak or average utilization and traffic totals provide limited insight into and understanding of network congestion.

To optimize the use of existing capacity and make the business case for more bandwidth, network managers need to ask themselves a number of questions. In this white paper, a new approach to getting needed information about network congestion is discussed. Principles to consider for effective capacity planning are discussed, as well as the limitations to traditional approaches to managing network capacity, and a solution called burst utilization is given, to measure performance and save network managers time.

A burst-style view shows the links spending the most amount of time in a congested state and the time in that state. Using this information, the network manager can explore why the link is busy and whether additional bandwidth is needed, and identify any links where capacity could be reduced. By using existing bandwidth more effectively, they may be able to improve the end user experience.  Read More

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Network Engineering to Support the Bandwidth Manager Architecture

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