The 2014 SharePoint Conference will go down as the moment when not one, but two migration waves were crashing upon the shores of the SharePoint community. SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 are both in the midst of mainstream adoption, and many organizations are evaluating both platforms at the same time.
Historically, the SharePoint community has had to navigate platform migrations every couple of years: from 2003 to 2007, and from 2007 to 2010. Each of those releases introduced huge sets of capabilities that, while awesome, needed to be digested carefully.
Although SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 have both been available for a couple of years, they were in the realm of “early adopters”. Until now. We are now in the midst of a “migration vortex”*, with numerous challenges to managing and delivering SharePoint coming to a head. Here are a couple examples in the realm of performance:
We’re at the RSA Conference to show how Stingray Application Firewall 4.6 can help you reduce risk and resolve application security problems faster.
With the Stingray marketing team in town this week for RSA Conference taking place at Moscone Center in San Francisco, I had a chance to catch up with Paul Wallace, a product-marketing director who flew in from Cambridge, UK.
According to Wallace, one of the most common things expo attendees said as they approached the Riverbed booth located on the fringe of the South Expo was, "I didn't realize you actually had a security platform…we need to talk."
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) allows Windows desktops to be accessed remotely. Users login to their desktops from wherever they are, and all the mouse clicks and updates to the desktop are sent out over the WAN. A single RDP session probably won't have much impact on a WAN link, but scale it to 20 or 30 users and it might become noticeable. This article presents 3 simple ways to reduce the bandwidth footprint of RDP.
Former President Bill Clinton begins Microsoft's premier SharePoint conference with the keynote address next week in Las Vegas. How cool is that? With SharePoint, Yammer, and Office 365 showcased, Microsoft means business.
From March 3-6, 2014 at the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, this is the largest Microsoft SharePoint event in the world, and has grown each year since it debuted in 2006.
We at Riverbed Technology are delighted to be a part of this signature Microsoft SharePoint 2014 gathering of Developers, IT Professionals, and Executives with content ranging from overviews and introductory lessons to deep dive sessions.
We're showing a live preview demo of Steelhead Mobile running on a Samsung Knox device this week at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.
Mobile World Congress is expected to attract 72,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors. Among the list of attendees are 41,000 C-level leaders, including 4,300 CEOs and 3,400+ from the media. MWC attracts the largest number and highest quality attendees of any event in the mobile industry to view the latest handsets, tablets and wearables of every shape, size and color.
The event has grown to include other players in the digital ecosystem. For example, Ford is expected to break the news about its 2015 Ford Focus at the event.
This year, Samsung, Nokia, LG, Sony, Tizen, Huawei and Microsoft are some of the biggest sponsors. Riverbed is participating as a partner in the Samsung Knox Partner Section.
Riverbed recently participated with BT at a customer event focused on the hybrid cloud. Gary Sharp, VP of Retail and Services Sectors & UK Business Development for BT Services, posted a blog that does a nice job of breaking down the key messages from the event.
Riverbed has changed the cost equation for application delivery. It’s been 50 years since the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show with over seventy million people tuning in to the start of what would become one of the greatest “revolutions” in rock and roll history. Coincidently, from the country that exported the Beatles, comes a game-changing application delivery controller (ADC) solution that has also kicked off a revolution!
A new way of thinking about your application infrastructure…
You’ve secured a commitment for the hottest new products . They’re the new, BIG sensations that everyone has been tweeting about. You’ve lined up your suppliers. They’ll drop ship every item you sell to your customers on your site. Your web development team has been working around the clock, implementing new website storefront features to make the hot merchandise easy to find and buy. You’ve made crosslinks between the new hot products and related items on your site in the hope that your customers will buy some of those products as well.
You’ve focused on a sizzling page presentation that leaves nothing to chance. You’ve eliminated every risk that you could foresee. All the customers that want the new products will be able to buy them. You know that this is a huge deal maker for your on-line business and will kick your sales into high gear. You’re ready to go. You go live. Your expectations are high.
Today’s modern enterprises remain competitive through globalization. Companies seek to expand into new geographic regions to attain new customers, attract talent and leverage resources.
But as companies expand their business footprint they also expand their IT footprint. Islands of infrastructure lead to branch office IT headaches. IT managers rack and stack application servers, file servers and storage devices in order to ensure users have high-performance and reliable access to the applications and data. These islands of infrastructure lead to massive complexity, cost and risks. This is especially critical in emerging regions where infrastructure can be unreliable and regulations make it cost-prohibitive to provide local data.
Join us Thursday, March 6 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET for a Google+ Hangout On Air where our panel of Riverbed experts will tackle:
My trip last week to South Africa presented an opportunity for me to reflect on the important role that this great region has played in the success of Riverbed.
About halfway into my 24 hours of travel time from San Francisco to Johannesburg, I started thinking about just how far these two cities are from each other. The distance in miles is 10,500 and the 24 hour travel time in my case was not only caused by long distance, but also the fact that my plane had to stop along the way in Washington DC then in Dakar.
Riverbed. WAN optimization for your network: Application acceleration, WAN bandwidth optimization, and IT consolidation. Riverbed is the IT performance company. WAN optimization solutions from Riverbed liberate businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies trust Riverbed to deliver greater productivity and cost savings by making their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Riverbed solutions are also available as managed services through select providers.