Network Infrastructure Track Sessions
bullet Doing More with Less: Bandwidth Optimization During Budget Meltdown
bullet WAN links are often very expensive and capacity is constrained due to increasing pressure from applications like VoIP, storage over IP, disaster recovery, video and enterprise applications like Siebel, Oracle and SAP. Cost-savings efforts like travel reduction only make matters worse. As a result, many companies are now re-evaluating their bandwidth acquisition strategy to optimize the use of their existing network. This panel will discuss three very different approaches to bandwidth optimization. Each panel member will describe a different technical approach to WAN bandwidth optimization and its impact on network traffic flows, and provide a detailed customer case study.
bullet Moderator: Michael Kennedy
bullet Panelists: Mike Lloyd, Todd J. Krautkremer, Don Templeton
bullet Note: Large file - Approx. 1.8 MB; Navigation and search bookmarks in .pdf file are not functional.
bullet Closing the Deal with Peak Infrastructure Performance
bullet Learn how to fix problems that can bog down infrastructure performance, how to use fault and performance management technology to catch problems in real time and to identify troubling trends.
bullet Michael Marks
bullet Approx. 449 kB; Navigation and search bookmarks in .pdf file are not functional.
bullet Converged Management for A Converged Network
bullet This session describes converged network management in the context of traditional transport technologies (dense wavelength-division multiplexing [DWDM], Synchronous Optical Network [SONET], and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy [SDH]) and data (Ethernet, IP, and Multiprotocol Label Switching [MPLS]) from both the enterprise and service provider perspectives. Attendees will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of converged network management, the challenges associated with achieving converged network management and how to overcome them, and potential converged network management solutions and how they may affect network administrators.
bullet Derek Gransaull
bullet Approx. 637 kB; Navigation and search bookmarks in .pdf file are not functional.
bullet Instant Messaging as an Enterprise Application
bullet The use of IM has grown organically in many organizations, as co-workers need rapid responses in collaborative efforts. As a result, IT Managers are struggling to support this unofficial productivity tool. This panel discussion will focus on the technology alternatives for IM and other collaborative solutions. Attendees will learn:
bullet What business needs are driving the use of IM in corporations?
bullet What are the security issues around the deployment of IM?
bullet Is a publicly provided IM solution, such as AOL IM, really free?
bullet How can enterprise directory services, such as Microsoft's Active Directory, be linked to an IM solution?
bullet Moderator: Marv Chartoff
bullet Panelists: Ed Simnett, Larry McCants, Vince Fournier, David Pulaski
bullet Note: Large file - Approx. 1.0 MB; Navigation and search bookmarks in .pdf file are not functional.
bullet Building the Distributed Enterprise: Implementing Secure VPNs for Telecommuting and Remote Network Access
bullet In this session, you will explore the security challenges facing the distributed network accessed by telecommuters, and will discuss how to implement secure VPNs for dispersed workers. The instructor will explain how VPNs work and will discuss different types of VPNs and the types of security countermeasures that must be implemented to thwart the risk for breaches posed to the enterprise network from telecommuters. The attendees will learn a modular, cost-effective approach to building secure VPNs for telecommuters and other remote workers.
bullet Rob Greer
bullet Note: Large file - Approx. 7.5 MB; Navigation and search bookmarks in .pdf file are not functional.
bullet Taking Financial Stewardship of Your Network Infrastructures
bullet In today’s economy, network managers have to be able to optimize the business value that they derive from their voice, data, and wireless networks by ensuring that they have the most cost-effective network solution that meets their current and projected networking needs. Up until now, this type of comprehensive network economics assessment has not been possible. Uncover the procedures and practices involved in cost-optimized network design and competitive procurement, how to secure aggressive pricing, design comprehensive, enforceable and measurable service level agreements, and negotiate favorable contractual terms over the life of the agreement.
bullet Shally Bansal Stanley
bullet Approx. 192 kB; Navigation and search bookmarks in .pdf file are not functional.


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