Building Smarter WAN Connectivity

The pressure to reduce costs, increase network performance, and improve productivity has been a constant battle for IT and telecommunications groups alike. While new technologies have emerged to help solve some of these requirements, in many cases they have proven to be inefficient and expensive. Find out how Layer 2 link balancing technologies can help your organization build a faster, smarter wide area network (WAN).
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Enabling Real-Time Sharing and Synchronization over the WAN

Driven by increasing business demands and the availability of technologies like in-memory databases, change data capture software, big data storage systems, and complex event processing engines, some organizations are looking to enterprise data grids to accelerate, optimize, and scale their IT infrastructure. Managing big data scale transactional and event stream information is about more than just storing massive amounts of data; it requires the intelligent collection, filtration, sharing and exposure of information via enterprise apps connected by LANs, WANs, and cloud/grid environments. Read More

Increase Your Talent IQ: Stop Guessing and Start Making Smarter Decisions about Your Workforce

How much insight do companies truly have into their workforce? Too many organizations rely on assumptions versus facts when it comes to talent. Others simply have no reliable means of gaining better data and insight into the fitness and capabilities of their people. Read More

Realizing More Savings with Oracle Procurement Cloud

Smarter spend management is lacking in most organizations, largely due to the tools being used to manage their procurement processes. Learn about best-of-breed functionality, combined with cloud and native connectivity, that helps businesses automate and standardize processes on both the strategic and transactional sides of procurement. Read More

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How to Boost Your WAN to Top Speed

While globalization can bridge distances and enhance communication, the story is a little different when it comes to wide area networks (WANs) and their effects on branch application performance. High-latency connections and chattiness cause slowed data transmission, and consequently, decreased user productivity. But there is light at the end of the tunnel: a fast branch office application delivery infrastructure. Read More

The Need to Rethink the WAN

Technological advances have evolved at an exponential rate over recent decades—we’ve seen the advent of the Internet, cloud computing, virtualization, and several other technologies. But the wide area network (WAN) technologies that are currently in use in most branch offices have changed little since the 1990s.

Business environments today are experiencing unprecedented growth and change, and IT departments are losing visibility and control. Traditional WAN technologies are a mismatch for modern branch networks that need to be up and running quickly. The demand for adaptability, awareness of costs, and the need to run and monitor business-critical processes are indicating the necessity for a new WAN technology paradigm.

New WAN services based on the latest technologies have not been deployed by traditional service providers, primarily because they require an initial financial outlay which companies are not prepared to make. But they are poised to succeed multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), and are the most viable alternative for supporting application performance while dealing with increased network traffic and the connectivity demands of cloud computing and mobile access.

In this white paper, the characteristics of WAN technology and the limitations of traditional WAN technology, including complexity, are explored. This paper also discusses some new approaches, such as a hybrid WAN, which are better suited to supporting fast-changing business and technology environments.  Read More

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
 
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