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Adopting an application-centric architecture
Enterprise networking has shifted from focusing on infrastructure to concentrating on the delivery of the applications that help users do their jobs. Uncover how networking professionals view applications and how their jobs have changed as a result of a network-centric view.
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Application awareness is emerging on firewalls and WAN optimization devices,but efforts fall short of a network-wide strategy,especially at Layers 2 and 3.
Vendors have long promised that service assurance tools could monitor across IT systems, but they've always fallen short. Are these tools finally growing up?
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Where evolving concepts come together
Network and application monitoring tools have helped a London high school control an unwieldy network and avoid going over capacity in a newly virtualised environment.