Join us for a technical, interactive session on Tuesday, May 22 at the RKON Performance Lab. We roll up our sleeves and dig into the process, step-by-step, of how to protect your applications. Attacks against web applications are increasing in sophistication, and automation makes them increasingly common. Together with Riverbed, we will demonstrate how attacks are exploiting vulnerable networks and how you can protect against known and unknown attacks at the application layer. See the tools that can help you to:
- Increase application performance, resilience and scalability.
- Maintain complete dynamic control of all aspects of your application on a global basis.
- Secure your applications from malicious attacks.
- Create rules for solving day-to-day business objectives.
- Globally load balance your services for better performance and application resilience.
Tuesday, May 22 | 9am – 12pm (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
RKON Performance Lab | 328 S. Jefferson, Ste. 450, Chicago IL 60661
Stingray Traffic Manger
- Virtual Appliance Overview
- Architecture Types
- Installation in Xen
- Basic Load Balancing Setup
- Rate Shaping
- Bandwidth assignment and prioritization of traffic
- Global Load Balancing capabilities
- Activity monitoring and metrics
- Real time analytics capabilities
Stingray Application Firewall Module
- Configuration of a baseline web app firewall policy
- Demo of detection vs blocking mode
- Go over logging and reporting
- Custom web app firewall rule writing
Stingray Aptimize for IIS
- Control and tweak the Aptimizer settings to increase performance
- See the Site Analyzer tool in action
On Thursday, June 28, Troy Dechant, RKON Practice Director for Managed Services will be speaking at Technology Executives Club’s Cloud & Colocation Strategies Seminar. The event focuses on strategies for how the Cloud can help meet multiple DR & Storage needs. If you are interested in attending with one of our complimentary passes, contact us.
In March, RKON expanded our service offering into the Southeast by opening a satellite office in Tampa. Justin Rillon is based there as the Sales Director for the Florida region. We will have an official launch event sometime in June. Reach out to Justin
to learn more about our services and capabilities.
Microsoft has created a completely arbitrary new subscription license that is absolutely impossible to track or enforce and makes licensing VDI even more of a mystery than it was before. Click here to learn more.
In a survey conducted jointly by SolarWinds and Network World, IT professionals responded:
- 44% of respondents said they’ve seen an increase in help desk requests.
- Over 40% said they’ve experienced an increase in network traffic.
- Over 65% said they don’t have the necessary tools in place to manage non-company-issued mobile devices on the network.
- Over 27% said they are not at all confident.
A recent Harris Interactive poll commissioned by ESET suggested:
- 81% use a personal electronic device for work-related functions.
- 31% connect to a company network via a free/public wi-fi connection.
- 46% who use a personal device for work let someone else use it.
- 66% who use a personal device for work say their organization has not implemented a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy.
Does your organization have a BYOD policy?
Join RKON on Wednesday, May 9, for Synergy Speak Easy at BlueStem Brasserie in San Francisco, minutes from the Moscone Center where Citrix Synergy is taking place. This is an opportunity for thought leaders in the community to talk about what is trending in the industry today. An open, ‘un-forum’ format:
- Lightning-round presentations
- Rants welcome
- Un-conference setting
- After each round, chance for attendees to challenge and debate
This is geek go-time!
Community HOT Topics provided by speakers around the broad topics of cloud computing, mobile workstyles, desktop virtualization. Released during event.
One Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco CA 94103 (two blocks from Moscone Center)
Click here to register. Attendance is limited.
RES Software: RES Software, the proven leader in dynamic desktop solutions, is driving a transformation in the way today’s organizations manage and reduce the cost of their desktop infrastructure. Designed for physical, server-based computing environments or virtual desktop platforms, RES Software enables IT professionals to centrally manage, automate and deliver secure, personalized, context-aware and less complex desktops for any user. Learn more at www.ressoftware.com.
WhipTail: WhipTail Tech’s flash based storage arrays drastically improve the performance and scalability of virtualized environments such as virtual desktops, virtual servers, databases & email. With its dramatic performance of 250,000 WRITE IOPS (the key to virtualization) The XLR8r SAN appliance reduces delays related to disk contention & access times- thus lowering the overall TCO by 90% compared to traditional hard disk storage. Not another caching vendor, not another PCIe card’s just true speed and scalability for the enterprise. Learn more at www.whiptail.com.
On Tuesday, April 24, from 1:00-1:30 p.m. CT, WhipTail is hosting a free web seminar that overviews solid-state storage technology, including:
- How solid-state storage technology has evolved over time
- Key solid-state characteristics and components
- How flash technology works
- Differences between: pure solid-state arrays, solid-state appliances, hybrid HDD/SSD arrays and caching devices
Click here to register.
As part of RKON’s ongoing strategy, today we announced our enterprise level partnership with VMware.
This partnership allows us to offer greater support and expertise to our customers who are virtualizing their servers, desktops and applications. As a result, RKON is able to offer complete solutions to our customers for initiatives like VDI, Data Center Consolidation or migration strategies to the Cloud.
RKON continues to offer its customers clear cost models and reduced risk when adopting new technology. Our continued partnership with VMware enables RKON access a mature ecosystem where RKON can offer its innovative solution offerings.
Infoworld.com reported that Citrix has abandoned its Olympus OpenStack distribution and will focus instead on its open-source CloudStack operating system, which it has contributed as a project under the Apache Software Foundation. Click here to learn more.