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  • The Future of Cloud Computing
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: Cloud computing can help organizations provide better services while reducing costs and streamlining IT. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers are promising faster build and deployment times, quicker ROI, and more flexible payment terms. However IaaS can create management overhead, fail to deliver predictable user experiences, and result in a generally disappointing service. Whether you are adopting a public, private, or hybrid cloud, read this whitepaper to learn how the F5 Cloud Migration solution can help ensure that your applications are fast, secure and available.
  • Eliminate Password Fatigue Without Compromising Security
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: Many organizations are realizing the benefits of adopting cloud-based services rather than deploying and maintaining in-house solutions. The benefits of the SaaS option, however, often come at the cost of up-to-the-minute access control and realiable security policy enforcement. Read this whitepaper to learn how to safely adopt an SaaS model by eliminating the drawbacks of distributed SaaS provider identity and access management systems and enhancing security.
  • Extend Your Data Center to the Cloud
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: Cloud computing is today's answer for achieving incremental capacity to your data center only when it is needed. Read this whitepaper to learn how to extend your data center to the cloud, secure and accelerate connections, scale and make use of pay-as-you-go resources with F5.
  • The Business Benefits of Cloud Computing
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: This Technology Spotlight discusses the five stages of cloud migration within the IDC Cloud Maturity Model, which provides guidance for moving forward successfully with cloud computing. This paper identifies business benefits that organizations can realize with cloud, focusing on the essential role cloud plays in helping organizations reduce datacenter capital and operating costs while improving application performance and resiliency. Read this whitepaper to learn more about the role of F5's BIG-IQ platform, an intelligent framework for managing application services within cloud environments.
  • The Opportunities and Challenges of the Cloud
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: The shift to a cloud-based enterprise IT architecture is a foregone conclusion for organizations across a wide range of company sizes and verticals. However, many organizations are still approaching this shift with trepidation because security and compliance concerns can slow or block many enterprise cloud initiatives in terms of both private and public deployment models. In this report F5 poses questions to IDC analysts, Sally Hudson and Phil Hochmuth, on behalf of F5's customers to better understand the opportunities and challenges of the cloud.
  • Five Key Issues for DNS - The Next Network Management Challenge
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. According to a recent IDG Research Services Survey this rate of traffic will only grow. What's driving this increase? The growth in volume is largely attributed to the rollout of new services and applications along with expanding migration to the cloud and traffic spikes according to the respondents. Are you ready for this surge of new services and applications along with potential DNS threats?
  • Architecting the Network of the Future
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: Both IT and the business are demanding more of their networks. But networks designed to simply forward packets don't have the capability or the intelligence to understand these high-level, application-related demands. Networks need to change, as does the way IT thinks about them and manages them. In this white paper, see how enterprises can accommodate today's needs while laying the groundwork for supporting tomorrow's more-advanced software-defined networks.
  • Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: The application delivery controller (ADC) has evolved into a key component of the data center architecture, and, according to Gartner, enterprises should evaluate ADCs based on how they integrate with a wide variety of applications, and how well they support more advanced features.

    *Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose
  • Three Key Principles to Accelerating Web Applications
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: Most organizations are concerned with the speed of their applications. Whether it involves an internal business application or a customer-facing shopping site, web application performance can have a huge impact on business performance. A faster-performing web application results in greater sales, better user engagement and improved productivity. The aim of accelerating these web applications is to improve the end-user experience with faster page-load times and more responsive interactivity. Read this article to learn more about the essential principles driving web application acceleration technologies today.
  • The F5 ADC is a Platform, Not a Product
    Source: F5 Networks
    White Paper: Platforms are a key success factor whether we're talking about phones or cloud or Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). F5's offering--TMOS--has been a platform supporting an extensible ecosystem of application-focused "apps." Over the past 10 years, the ADC market has continued to experience growth with the upper limit on the ADC market constrained only by current definitions. Thus, the ADC must be a platform and not a product to continue to adapt to the needs of applications and businesses over time. Read this article to learn how the ADC ecosystem of capabilities will continue to evolve and transform as needed by the applications it delivers.
  • The Most Affordable Hybrid Storage
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: IT environments everywhere are constantly under pressure to improve productivity while meeting service levels and keeping costs down. Whether managing one or multiple sites, simple and efficient delivery of storage services for the IT ecosystem ensures the business is optimizing virtualized applications, improving utilization and ensuring valuable data is protected and secure. VNXe supports tight integration with VMware to further facilitate efficient management of virtualized environments.
  • Next-generation unified storage, optimized for virtualized applications
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Organizations of every type rely on the timely retrieval of information to facilitate transactions and decision making. While a typical organization is experiencing double-digit data growth, IT budgets, staffing, and traditional storage capabilities are not keeping pace. As a result, IT organizations are under constant pressure to employ more efficient storage strategies and increase the amount of data their staff can manage without additional headcount. Customers are looking to storage vendors for innovations to solve these challenges in the same way that server virtualization has enabled them to experience greater efficiency by pooling server resources and dynamically provisioning compute power according to business needs. The storage imperative is not only to move information dynamically according to business activity, but also to make the process fully automated and self-managing.
  • Case Study: Cancer Research UK
    Source: Centurylink
    White Paper: Accelerate time to market and dramatically reduce costs with hybrid cloud. See how Cancer Research UK has done it with CenturyLink Technology Solutions.
  • Case Study: Linedata
    Source: Centurylink
    White Paper: Align your IT infrastructure with the demands of your customer base.
  • Case Study: Scrivantage
    Source: Centurylink
    White Paper: Focus on core business and innovation not managing your IT infrastructure.

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