Technical Briefs

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    5 Game-changing Advantages of Software Defined Computing
    Software defined computing has enabled a level of automation and elasticity that was hard to imagine just a decade ago. This paper explains how the advantages provided by SDC play a pivotal role in the SDDC—freeing up IT resources to focus on innovative, value-added initiatives that move the business forward.

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    Protect Your Network From Advanced Persistent Threats
    Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) have been increasingly targeting enterprises, as seen with the 2015 Anthem and the 2014 Sony breach. This tech brief fully explains APTs and suggests a few ways enterprises can detect and prevent malware from launching an APT attack.

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    The Role of Advanced Analytics in SDN
    As organizations try to gather insights from the inundation of structured and unstructured data, big data analytics software can't sit in a silo to be effective. Learn why the melding of SDN and advanced data analytics is helping to drive each of these technologies to new heights.

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    Software Defined Storage Explained
    Essentially, SDS is a software application that resides above the server infrastructure. This tech brief explores the disadvantages of the all-hardware approach to storage and the major advantages of embracing software defined storage in the data center.the server infrastructure. This tech brief explores the disadvantages of the all-hardware approach to storage and the major advantages of embracing software defined storage in the data center."

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    Six Overlooked Tactics to Improve Cloud Security
    Nearly 70 percent of IT decisions makers have security concerns with their cloud provider. This tech brief compiles 6 often overlooked tactics to help improve enterprise cloud security, along with some best practice tips when working with public cloud providers.

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    Using Network Segmentation to Manage Malware and Ransomware Risks
    Ransomware has emerged as a top enterprise threat for 2016 and according to recent IDG research, only 8 percent of IT decision makers reported they are not concerned about ransomware. This tech brief explains how ransomware works and how to effectively contain a breach by utilizing network segmentation.

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    For SDN the Benefits are Fully Automated
    SDN creates and deploys the network configurations that support applications in rapid fashion. It’s not just the dynamic implementation of new applications that needs to be automated, it's the decommissioning of applications as well. Learn more about automated provisioning as a major benefit of the Cisco ACI solution.

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    Security and the SDN Environment - Benefits and Challenges
    SDN is a maturing technology, which justifies some trepidations when it comes to the security aspect of it. Security now needs to be built into the very fabric and architecture of the network. This paper discusses both the benefits and potential challenges of SDN based Security.

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    Choosing the Right SDN Solution
    SDN solutions eliminate manual provisioning and fragmented management interfaces, among many other things, but how do yo know which solution is the best solution for your organization? Read this tech brief to learn about the three market leading SDN solutions: VMware NSX, Cisco ACI and HP/Aruba OpenFlow.

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    7 SDN Predictions for 2016 and Beyond
    The purpose of SDN is to make the network as automated and dynamic as the virtualized devices that it supports. During this time of early adoption there are undefined and possibly limitless opportunities ahead. This paper shares seven SDN predictions to transpire in the coming year, and possibly the rest of the decade.

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    Debunking the Myths of Software Defined Networking
    While enterprise organizations such as Google and Ebay have embraced SDN, the technological concept is still very new to most IT directors today. This unfamiliarity allows for misconceptions, possibly dissuading organizations from pursuing this promising technology. This paper dispels some of the more prevalent myths of SDN.

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    Cyber Security Threats Closer Than You Think: The Truth About Malicious Insiders
    While many cyber security programs focus almost exclusively on protecting network perimeters, insiders are responsible for more than two-thirds of costly cyber attacks. This tech brief explores reasons for why employees go rogue, how to detect malicious activity and best practices for deterring malicious insiders before they act.

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    Need to Deliver Hybrid Cloud - 5 Things for IT to Master
    There are core elements that need to be understood about the hybrid cloud in order to successfully transform the organization. This paper offers five fundamental areas of expertise your IT team should learn and master now in order to better prepare for a hybrid cloud transformation.

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    Do You Know Your Cost per VM?
    In the land of hybrid cloud, IT organizations become a broker of cloud services, including IaaS. No matter where you fall on the continuum—advanced virtual architectures to private cloud IaaS—it pays to understand metrics that measure the amount of infrastructure resources needed to support each application workload.

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    Managing SDDC: Challenges and Opportunities
    The benefits of SDDC may have you convinced, but the challenges of transitioning the traditional data center may make you cautious, such as storage and security concerns. This paper discusses how to proactively plan for these challenges, positioning your company to take advantages of the opportunities the SDDC provides.

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    Software Defined Data Center for the Mid-market
    While large enterprise organizations have been reaping the benefits of the SDDC, the reality is that mid-market companies can obtain the same benefits at lower price points. This paper discusses the many ways automation can save costs and provide value—enabling IT resources to focus on innovative, value-added projects.

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