White Papers

Higher education white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.

A Platform for Institutional Effectiveness

Unlock the power of your data! Learn how Microsoft’s platform for Institutional Effectiveness based on owned (affordable), already used (familiar) technology can help you measure outcomes against goals, inform actions and improve workflow.

Embracing 802.11n in Higher Education

Find out what you should look for in a high-performance networking solution, including strategies to help you build a scalable, affordable wireless infrastructure that can take advantage of 802.11n.

Building Open and Secure Wireless Networks on Campus

Learn how 4 best practices for on campus wireless LANs can help competitively differentiate your intuition.

The Dynamic Datacenter Network in Transition: Building Scalable, Open Fabrics

Discover the advantages that can result from implementing an Ethernet fabrics-based architecture.

The Road To Cloud Computing: How to Evolve Your Data Center LAN to Support Virtualization and Cloud

Explore the reasons for adopting a new data center LAN architecture as presented by Ashton, Metzler & Associates.

Ethernet Fabric for the Cloud: Setting the Stage for the Next-Generation Datacenter

Find out how organizations can seamlessly transition to data center fabrics.

A Need for Speed: Higher Education Moves to Wireless Networking with 802.11n

Discover what is driving leading institutions away from their existing wired and wireless network to the power and performance of next-generation wireless LAN.

Five Reasons Classic Ethernet Switches Won’t Support the Cloud

Recent Internet.com article reveals the limitations of traditional Ethernet architectures and why they are likely to be inadequate for achieving the cloud computing service levels you require. Discusses why the applications you run may be the deciding factor in terms of your use of classic Ethernet or Ethernet fabric.