Application firewalls can raise the network protection bar, too, though you'll pay a price in performance because of the extra processing required to delve deeper into the application protocol. We have found, however, that many application proxies can break the 100-Mbps barrier, making them suitable for internal firewalls in addition to their conventional placement at the perimeter, with minimal degradation.
Optimizing Cloud and Virtualized Applications: A collection of articles from the Compuware APM Center of Best Practices
2014 State of Unified Communications If you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to Watch InformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.