Mortgage Company Cashes in on Web Services
If you've bought a house, chances are Freddie Mac has touched your loan. A leader in the secondary mortgage market, Freddie Mac--the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.--owns one-sixth of all American mortgages. Its computers process tens of billions of dollars every day and exchange critical information with a host of banks, brokers and investors.
So when the company decided to migrate critical applications from mainframes to Web services, the executive team knew the transition would be a high-wire act without a net. A single misstep could choke off the flow of transactions, compromise security and land Freddie Mac in serious trouble. But the payoff--streamlined operations that would save billions of dollars--was worth the risk.
Freddie Mac, based in McLean, Va., nailed its balancing act through a combination of great planning, distributed architecture and solid investment in the right standards.
Recommended For You
Most successful IBN deployments focus on the network verification process. Not only is it safe, it also can easily integrate into existing networks and workflows.
Continuous monitoring and baselining of net performance monitoring metrics can reveal problems before users do and prevent complaints on performance degradation.
It's time to move past some common misconceptions and fears about SD-WAN. Here are three common myths you can ignore.
As the routing protocol that runs the Internet, BGP is a key piece of the puzzle that helps you understand how your customers get to you.
From a network planning and design perspective, manually created diagrams drawn by a human architect will continue to be the go-to method for years to come.