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Thursday, June 17, 2010
- Channel management system streamlines agent management at Kotak Life
Leading Indian insurance company opts for channel management system to manage its 35,000 agent network and streamline operations.
- iPads, privacy laws push implementations of access control tools
According to a recent SearchSecurityChannel.com survey, access control will be the most important product to solution providers. Some channel pros say it's because of data protection laws; others say it's because of mobile devices like the iPad.
- Frustration growing over limited ability to shut down botnets
Botnets are growing and security research teams are virtually powerless to do anything about it.
- Windows virtual server backup spotlight
Virtualization comes with both pros and cons. One of those cons? More complicated backups. Read about the challenges and best practices for Hyper-V and other virtual environments.
- Will TRILL replace spanning tree protocol in data center networks?
The Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) protocol is a pending IETF standard that could eliminate spanning tree protocol from standard data center network design. Vendors like Brocade are already staking their future on it.
- 'Facebook for the enterprise' not key to enterprise social software
Incorporating enterprise social software will become paramount to a collaboration strategy, but intranet designs or collaboration portals don't live or die by whether they mimic something that purports to be "Facebook for the enterprise."
- Constructing a VMware home lab to boost your skillset
- VMware retains toehold in some Microsoft shops
Even with the promise of tightly integrated management from Microsoft, some die-hard Windows shops opt for VMware.
- FAQ: GARP and how it helps you achieve better information governance
Many organizations do not have an information governance structure that works with defined record-keeping principles that ensures accountability. GARP may be your answer.
- Why do virtual desktop projects fail?
Why do app virtualization and virtual desktop projects implode? Let us count the many ways. At BriForum, experts described and gave advice on how to avoid common traps.
- Putting the VMware home lab infrastructure peices together
- Debate: Is VMware virtualization worth the cost?
- Cloud computing adoption requires WAN optimization controllers to improve application traffic
Cloud computing adoption creates additional application traffic across the wide area network (WAN). In order to access cloud resources without experiencing delay and exposing security vulnerabilities, a WAN optimization controller (WOC) should be deployed. Learn in this tip how WOCs are used in private and public cloud environments and how virtual WAN accelerators will change the market.
- CISSP preparation basics in a nutshell
Thinking about CISSP preparation? Here are some tips on how you can start off the preparation for this high end information security certification.
- Intuit outage and hushed response cause alarm
The Platform as a Service and Web services delivery firm suffered a catastrophic outage this week, and nobody appears to know why.
- VMware users resist the switch to ESXi
- Hardware choices for VMware home labs
- The cost of building a VMware home lab
- Virtual appliances and the OVF format: The new software packaging
- Disk archive appliances a niche approach to long-term retention
Learn if your company is a good fit for a disk archive appliance, the trends in the archive appliance market and alternatives to disk archiving appliances today.
- Dot Hill and Xiotech team for virtual storage; and other data storage news
Xiotech plans to build virtual storage systems based on Dot Hill's iSN storage virtualization software; NetApp upgrades SANscreen storage resource management; and other data storage news.
- Easier setup for Carrier Ethernet gives rise to new telecom services
At a time when many service providers are scrambling to build and monetize new telecom services, peering point provider Telx has simplified interconnections for its customers' Carrier Ethernet services.
- The best resources for a VMware administrator
- Virtualized applications improve with WAN optimization controllers
To simplify branch offices, enterprise IT has been implementing virtualized applications, which create significant wide area network (WAN) performance problems. To overcome these application delivery challenges, a WAN optimization controller (WOC) can be used to reduce the volume of traffic for client-side virtualized applications and optimize protocols used in server-side virtualization. Learn in this tip how WOCs can optimize virtual application delivery.
- A virtualized server requires a dynamic WAN optimization controller
Server virtualization changes a wide area network's ability to deliver applications with adequate security, storage access and QoS configurations and policies. However, in environments with virtualized servers, a flexible WAN optimization controller can support the dynamic movement of virtual machines (VMs).
- Using WAN optimization controllers for application delivery: An introduction
Achieving acceptable application delivery performance has become a priority for wide area network (WAN) managers. To learn the factors that drove initial WAN optimization controller deployment and what the primary components of application delivery are, view this introduction to application delivery.
- Enabling mobile application delivery with WAN optimization controllers
Enterprise IT should expect application optimization soon to include smartphones. To optimize mobile application delivery, WAN optimization controllers or Internet overlay services can be used. Learn how in this section of our application delivery guide.
- Archive appliances hold appeal for SMBs and IT shops with regulatory compliance requirements
Disk-based archive appliances tend to hold sway with SMBs and industries facing regulatory compliance requirements as an alternative to software and cloud storage archive options.
- Disk archiving appliance types: High-end systems to low-end email archiving appliances
Learn about the basic types of disk archiving appliances, from high-end disk archiving systems that handle multiple content types to low-end disk-based archive appliances.
- Disk archiving appliances market outlook
Learn about the market outlook for disk archiving appliances, alternatives to archiving appliances and how vendors are repositioning archiving appliances for growth.
- Regulatory compliance issues drive some IT shops to data archive appliances
Regulatory compliance issues are causing some IT shops to choose purpose-built data archive appliances over other options to retain data over the long haul.
- BI software advances can't address adoption issues, CIOs say
At a recent business intelligence summit, CIOs were excited over the rapid evolution of BI software -- but mindful of how hard it is to make BI solutions work.
- Opportunity cost: Thinking outside the virtual box
Considering the opportunity cost of your virtualization-related decisions can inspire creative new solutions to problems, which saves time and money.