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Network Optimization News

The latest news and computing solutions to optimize your organization’s network infrastructure. From articles on network planning, tackling current capacity problems and future upgrades, to network optimization advancements, and more. We’ll keep you Connected with our Network Optimization News.


Windows Server Migration Checklist

Windows Server 2012 Licensing and Virtualization

A Basic Checklist to Get You Started

by Stacy Cote | 04.17.15

When you go to the grocery store, you probably bring a list of items you plan to buy. When you go on vacation, you may checkmark the sites you want to visit in a guidebook directory. If you’ve got kids involved in a variety of activities, you’re likely to fill in your weekly calendar with the dates, times, and locations of where each of them has to be at any particular moment.

Tags:DataData CenterDatacenterLicensingStandardWindows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2003 Vulnerability AssessmentWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 StandardWindows Server Enterprise

A Closer Look at 802.11ac

Are You Ready to Upgrade Your Wireless Network?

by Bill Virtue | 03.13.15

I had a conversation about networking performance with a customer recently, and I think many of the issues we talked about are relevant for a lot of organizations out there today. It’s no secret that IT departments are tasked with supporting a workforce that increasingly relies on mobile devices. And that mobility trend places a tremendous amount of pressure on the wireless network, as my customer was well aware. His wireless network, composed of Dell SonicWALL and SonicPoint wireless access points (APs) using 802.11n, was being pushed to the limit. Was 802.11ac the answer to his woes? 

Tags:BYODCloudDellDell SonicWALLMobilityNetworkingWi-Fi

Think Your Network Is Secure?

Put It to the Test Against Dell SonicWALL

by Bill Virtue | 08.13.14

Security is a major concern for businesses; regardless of size, the risks and challenges remain the same. To further fuel the intensity, threats are on the rise and users need access to unprecedented amounts of data—and they want it anytime, anywhere, and from any device.  

Tags:ComplianceDataDell SonicWALLEfficiencyFirewallsSecurity

Network Upgrade - 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Discover the Power of 10 Gigabit Ethernet

When, Where, and Why to Invest in Network Upgrades

by Corey Jimmo | 04.24.14

Have you ever wondered if 10 Gigabit Ethernet is a worthwhile investment for your organization? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of the customers I talk to are considering making the jump from their existing infrastructure, whether it’s Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet. Their biggest concerns are, “Is 10 Gigabit the right fit for my environment?” and “Where should I deploy it to get the most bang for my buck?” I recently hosted a new video segment called a “Chalk Talk” that explores this topic and provides a step-by-step explanation of when, where, and why to use 10 Gigabit for the greatest ROI. Read on to learn more.

Tags:EthernetHPNetworkingSwitching

Network Challenges - Increasing the Breadth of Your Infrastructure

Bottlenecks and Bandwidth

The Challenges of Building a Modern Network

by Corey Jimmo | 04.23.14

More data is moving over your network than ever before—and it’s increasing in volume every day. If your network infrastructure was built to support yesterday’s demands, you’re missing out on significant performance and productivity benefits. Today’s workforce needs a network that’s capable of supporting new devices, applications, and workflows. Read on to learn about our “Chalk Talk” video series and take an illustrated journey to a more efficient, modern network.

Tags:Data CenterHPNetworkingSwitching