How to Plan for Network Virtualization

October 17, 2011

Implementing a new IT infrastructure is a serious undertaking for any organization, especially if the technology is as involved as virtualization.

Check out this interesting article from SearchDataCenter.com called “Preparing for Network Virtualization“. They point out useful tips on what Network Administrators and non-technical personnel can do to make the transition smoother, including:

  1. Understanding your Organization Goals. Can your organization goals be achieve by Network Virtualization? If so, then Virtualization might be the best transition.
  2. What are your IT Requirements? Implementing a new network is a huge undertaking, so it is important that the technical team understand what is needed for the virtualization adoption.
  3. Knowing the Future or your Network. A Network Administrator’s work is never done. Implementing a new network is just the beginning, administrators must understand what are the requirements down the road and plan them accordingly.

Learn more about StoneFly’s patented Virtualization Technology on this video.

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IP Surveillance: A Bandwidth-eater?

October 3, 2011

Let’s face it, implementing an IP surveillance environment fills up a lot of your IT resources. From the sophisticated megapixel cameras to the VMS, it’s clear that IP requires not only regular maintenance, but also bandwidth. But there has always seems to be this misconception that IP surveillance is just a big bandwidth-eater. But that’s not the case. With video compression standards like H.264 video streams from those high-resolution cameras can be condensed into smaller files, which minimizes local bandwidth disruption.

However if there has to be a concern over excessive bandwidth consumption, then it would probably be downloading video streams across the WAN. That’s because:

  1. Multiple locations are being utilized.
  2. It may compromise video quality if you need to transmit the resources to another location.
  3. There is a need to define which video areas need to be focused on…which means, more system planning and maintenance.

Want to know more about how your surveillance system really effects your bandwidth? Check out this article on IP Security Watch.


IP Network & Storage for Security Surveillance Design & Practices, Made Simple!

June 7, 2010

When working with our resellers, we have learned that one of their concerns is explaining to their customers the advantages of utilizing IP Network and Storage for Surveillance Systems. Although both go hand in hand when enhancing your security system, many might do not know the real benefits of implementing these two components onto their security projects.

So to clear up any confusion about the subject, DNF Security will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10:00 am PST to address the best practices to design and implement IP based Network & Storage. In this webinar you will learn:

1) What are ‘must know’ design parameters and how to use them: Save money and time
2) How to choose right components: Network & Storage – the Plug and Play way
3) Step By Step check-out list that ensures success

You do not want to miss this! Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/824162674


Webinar: “Optimizing 10GbE Connectivity for IP SANs”

June 3, 2010

Please join us on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST) as we team up with a hardware networking solutions provider to discover basic 10GbE topology and capabilities that will increase your 10GbE IP SAN’s performance.

In this webinar we will cover:

• Latency improvements of 10GbE over 1GbE
Full Duplex vs. Half Duplex
Jumbo Frame Enhancements
• Latency differences of different PHY’s (physical connections)

Don’t miss this chance to learn from experts in the Storage and Network Switch experts this Wednesday.

Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/219280170