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  • Mobile devices are gobbling up your WLAN bandwidth: Here’s how to cope

    More -- and more complex -- mobile devices are jumping on your enterprise network, gobbling up bandwidth from the WLAN infrastructure. This technical guide shows you how to cope and how to prep your network for the future.

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  • Next-generation WLAN: How IEEE 802.11ac will change your network

    Just five years ago, no one would have described Wi-Fi as a primary access technology but now, as Wi-Fi and cellular architectures deliver security, reliability and robust throughput sufficient to delivery video and multimedia content, wireless LAN (WLAN) is a critical enterprise component. With the IEEE 802.11ac-2013 standard approved, WLAN data rates will soar to multiple-gigabit territory. This TechGuide focuses on the WLAN's evolution and why it will soon be a viable alternative to Ethernet.

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      • Your next switch: The data center's software-defined future

        The hardware-defined network is still around, but a software-defined switch is coming. Your next switch will include SDN features and will also need to be application-aware and integrated with robust security strategies. This handbook covers everything pros must know now about the software-defined switch of the near future.

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      • Is virtual networking the link to end-to-end management?

        Network virtualization has lagged behind server and storage virtualization, which means “single-pane-of-glass management and monitoring” in the data center is still on the horizon. Although the advent of software-defined networking (SDN) may make virtual network management easier, most enterprises are looking for more use cases before setting out an SND strategy. One thing is clear: The virtual network can’t remain invisible to the network manager. This handbook looks at existing network management and monitoring options that will help enterprises see the value in adding the network to server and storage virtualization.

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      • Understanding the new WAN: Management and design

        This TechGuide will help you understand the demise of the traditional WAN and the emergence of the new WAN. Articles focus on how mobile devices and an increase in teleworkers have forced IT departments to find new ways to connect users to corporate resources. This TechGuide digs deeps into how to design, manage and optimize this new endpoint-driven network and extend secure access to private and public cloud services and virtual applications.

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      • Assessing your options for increasing wireless LAN capacity

        Enterprises most often assess new wireless specifications in terms of speed, but capacity should also be at the top of the list due to the increased use of wireless LAN for functions that include file transfers and high-bandwidth video. Network engineers are increasingly challenged to make sure their WLANs have enough capacity to handle end-users' needs. This handbook looks at how enterprises can increase capacity in the WLAN with 802.11ac and examines the uses of 60 GHz wireless technology in the upcoming 802.11ad standard.

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      • Converged infrastructure: The future of network efficiency

        Taking the complexity out of the data center has been a complex challenge in itself. Vendors have introduced have variety of ways to converge IT infrastructure to consolidate networking, storage and compute resources in the data center. But cloud computing and virtualization have changed what a converged infrastructure could look like. This handbook looks at the current state of converged infrastructure and how network virtualization and software-defined networking can help make converged infrastructure a reality.

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      • The new generation of network management and monitoring

        Network management and monitoring have grown from being similar operations that were at times challenging to get distinct views of, to a sophisticated monitoring and management toolset to provide real-time performance data. While these requirements have been driven by trends like the need to monitor network devices and boundary performance, the onslaught of virtualization has made things more challenging. As a result, tracking both physical and virtual assets has become critical. This TechGuide will help you understand how these tools have evolved and give network managers some insight into ensuring optimum performance in your organization.

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      • Mobile devices are gobbling up your WLAN bandwidth: Here’s how to cope

        More -- and more complex -- mobile devices are jumping on your enterprise network, gobbling up bandwidth from the WLAN infrastructure. This technical guide shows you how to cope and how to prep your network for the future.

        View E-Handbook
      • Understanding the new WAN: Management and design

        This TechGuide will help you understand the demise of the traditional WAN and the emergence of the new WAN. Articles focus on how mobile devices and an increase in teleworkers have forced IT departments to find new ways to connect users to corporate resources. This TechGuide digs deeps into how to design, manage and optimize this new endpoint-driven network and extend secure access to private and public cloud services and virtual applications.

        View E-Handbook
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      • The new generation of network management and monitoring

        Network management and monitoring have grown from being similar operations that were at times challenging to get distinct views of, to a sophisticated monitoring and management toolset to provide real-time performance data. While these requirements have been driven by trends like the need to monitor network devices and boundary performance, the onslaught of virtualization has made things more challenging. As a result, tracking both physical and virtual assets has become critical. This TechGuide will help you understand how these tools have evolved and give network managers some insight into ensuring optimum performance in your organization.

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      • Upgrading your network: Top tips and timesavers

        This SearchNetworking.com handbook will explore the challenges, best practices and essential technologies for responding to the shortcomings of today's network, as well as future-proofing your network for tomorrow's business challenges. We offer step-by-step advice from experts on what you need to know about upgrading your network, and learn about common pitfalls to avoid. Finally, learn about the latest tools to help you make your network upgrade faster and easier.

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      • Your next switch: The data center's software-defined future

        The hardware-defined network is still around, but a software-defined switch is coming. Your next switch will include SDN features and will also need to be application-aware and integrated with robust security strategies. This handbook covers everything pros must know now about the software-defined switch of the near future.

        View E-Handbook
      • Converged infrastructure: The future of network efficiency

        Taking the complexity out of the data center has been a complex challenge in itself. Vendors have introduced have variety of ways to converge IT infrastructure to consolidate networking, storage and compute resources in the data center. But cloud computing and virtualization have changed what a converged infrastructure could look like. This handbook looks at the current state of converged infrastructure and how network virtualization and software-defined networking can help make converged infrastructure a reality.

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      • Assessing your options for increasing wireless LAN capacity

        Enterprises most often assess new wireless specifications in terms of speed, but capacity should also be at the top of the list due to the increased use of wireless LAN for functions that include file transfers and high-bandwidth video. Network engineers are increasingly challenged to make sure their WLANs have enough capacity to handle end-users' needs. This handbook looks at how enterprises can increase capacity in the WLAN with 802.11ac and examines the uses of 60 GHz wireless technology in the upcoming 802.11ad standard.

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      • Next-generation WLAN: How IEEE 802.11ac will change your network

        Just five years ago, no one would have described Wi-Fi as a primary access technology but now, as Wi-Fi and cellular architectures deliver security, reliability and robust throughput sufficient to delivery video and multimedia content, wireless LAN (WLAN) is a critical enterprise component. With the IEEE 802.11ac-2013 standard approved, WLAN data rates will soar to multiple-gigabit territory. This TechGuide focuses on the WLAN's evolution and why it will soon be a viable alternative to Ethernet.

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      • Desktop virtualization strategies for network managers

        Do you need to get up to speed on the latest desktop virtualization strategies? In this handbook, uncover the issues and problems that desktop virtualization and VDI can present to the network, and how you can prepare your network for these changes so you can reap all the benefits of these technologies. Learn about the latest desktop virtualization strategies, products, tools, and more in this handbook.

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      • Is virtual networking the link to end-to-end management?

        Network virtualization has lagged behind server and storage virtualization, which means “single-pane-of-glass management and monitoring” in the data center is still on the horizon. Although the advent of software-defined networking (SDN) may make virtual network management easier, most enterprises are looking for more use cases before setting out an SND strategy. One thing is clear: The virtual network can’t remain invisible to the network manager. This handbook looks at existing network management and monitoring options that will help enterprises see the value in adding the network to server and storage virtualization.

        View E-Handbook
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