Network Monitoring Software for Hybrid IPv6 and IPv4 Environments |

The popularity of IPv4 is reducing with some thing new and more technically sound taking its place. IPv4 is losing out its place to IPv6 and itself is said to last till December 2011. The debutant in the world of internet however, is said to be the next single change. The entire focus is however, on the affects on external functioning websites and the services working conveniently with the latest change within a hybrid environment. Apart from the focus on external websites, the focus is also on the internal facing websites that are connected with the IP address. These link the network elements, servers and storage devices. With the new change happening soon, the online ventures also need to think about the transitions that will take place in terms of frameworks, internal controls and management systems.The migration is happening real fast with organizations taking initiative to complete the process within 1 to 2 years. The year 2011 saw the spread of awareness about this latest addition to internet technology. There was a day kept aside for this purpose. A trail of IPv6 technology was organized on 8th June, which was attended by various government organizations, service providers and IT companies. The event was named as “World IPv6 Day”. The event was an initiative of the Internet Society. The event aimed at telling the world about IPv6 and educating them about it in detail. It also aimed at preparing the IT organizations for this big change and its services to accommodate the same.Function of IPv6This new technology in the world of internet is here for bettering the results of functioning with internet. One of the main aspects of the change from IPv4 to IPv6 is to make sure that the network monitoring software systems, complex networks and data centers are working smoothly like before. There needs to be greater preparation while handling IPv6 or IPv4 especially for organizations depending on remote IT system or partner for IT services. There may be cases where IT services that are administered by one particular department are connected to applications or data centre of a different department. This makes use of other IP versions. All this and much more is done for better performance of the IT infrastructure.Monitoring the IP EnvironmentsAfter getting introduced to the older and the latest IP s, the next job is to set the system up for monitoring the network, devices, servers and the IP applications. All this needs to be done in the hybrid environment. Within this environment, the firms will provision and explore IPv6 devices. They will then get the reports for analysis for the data of the overall performance. This will be conducted within the system, which is also compatible with IPv4 devices. Users will be freed from managing different devices as they now get unified management of the IT infrastructure. It is difficult to get the real picture of the performance from cloud and IT set-up and then link the services to the business, which is trying to set its operations right in the new found environment. To assist the change however, the system gives a service oriented and complete performance review, which is compatible with IPv6 as well as IPv4.Getting prepared for the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 with the right management tools is always a better idea for organizations to ease the process and get going immediately without problems.

10 Characteristics of High Performance Environments |

Want to create a high performance environment? My guess is that you already know many of the characteristics listed below. But, you may need some incentive to motivate yourself to create that type of space. Here you go!High performance environments are:
Comfortable and make visitors immediately feel comfortable
Places where you can be productive and accomplish your goals
Optimal for positive human interactions
Places where you want to spend time
Ten characteristics of spaces where you can be both productive and comfortableCleanDust, dirt and grime are sources of negative energy. Negative energy is distracting and interferes with your ability to feel comfortable and motivated.OrganizedWhen you’re organized you can find what you want when you want it, keep track of what you need to do and work efficiently. Being organized also helps you feel more in control and empowered.UnclutteredClutter distracts. Clutter irritates. Clutter attracts more clutter. It also talks to you. I’ll bet the last time your space was cluttered with paper it said something like, “Why don’t you take care of me?” or “What a mess!” Who needs a space that says unkind things to you!Walls painted a color, not whiteWhen you are in an environment that is predominantly white you are more prone to anxiety and depression. The reason for that is that color doesn’t show up against white walls. You are nurtured by color. When you don’t have enough color in your environment, you’re more likely to feel blue or anxious. Paint your walls a color and watch the color in your wall hangings and window coverings pop off the wall.Good natural lightingWe all know that rooms with windows are preferable to rooms with no windows. But, for optimal performance you want to have rooms with light that is not too bright and not too dim. Light is energy. In rooms that are too bright, you run a risk of burnout because there’s too much energy. If windows let in too much light, bringing in heat and glare, window coverings can be used to moderate the level of light. If a room is too dim, there isn’t enough energy in the space and it’s very hard to feel motivated to take action. In that case adding additional light is essential.Well lit with at least three sources of incandescent lightAvoid fluorescent lighting. We need full spectrum lighting to thrive. Fluorescent lighting is not full spectrum. It also makes noises – buzzing and popping – that are irritating to the nervous system. Many spaces feel most comfortable with at least three light sources, two lamps and one pole lamp that provides up-lighting.Attractive, comfortable furniture in good conditionIt is most important that you avoid having furniture that you hate because it’s ugly, is uncomfortable or is associated with bad memories or bad feelings. Always choose comfortable furniture whose appearance you love.Healthy live plants or clean silk plantsOur natural habitat is the out of doors. Plants make spaces feel comfortable because they bring the outdoors inside. Live plants also remove pollutants from the air. Their green color will nurture you and can transform a sterile environment into a comfortable space. While live plants are preferable, silk plants that look like real plants can be used as long as they are kept clean.Interesting, colorful artArt feeds a space with color and scenes that can lift your spirits and your energy. Violent scenes and scenes with a negative association should be avoided because their negative energy will affect your energy and could attract negative circumstances.Mementos that matter to youMementos hold the energy of the memory associated with them. When that association is positive and you bring them into your space, you are anchoring positive pieces of your history. When surrounded by things that remind you of some of the best experiences, accomplishments and people in your life, those things can help you keep on track, focused on your abilities and blessings.

Christmas Tree Farming and the Environment |

Eco-friendly products play an important role in today’s economy. If given the choice, the average consumer will almost always spend their money in ways that will benefit the environment. With that said, it is vital that proper attention be made to educate consumers in order to help them make “green” decisions. This article aims to dispel the myth that Christmas tree farming is bad for the environment. We will briefly discuss contrasts between real and artificial trees and the role each plays in the environment.Real Christmas trees are grown and cultivated outdoors on farms. The trees take anywhere from 7-15 years to grow to a marketable size and during that time great care is given to ensure their health. While the trees are growing they continually take in carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen. The National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) states that one acre of Christmas trees produce the daily requirements of oxygen for eighteen people. There are approximately half a million acres growing in North America today which roughly equates to oxygen for nine million people per day. Contrast that with an artificial tree. Artificial trees are usually made of PVC plastic inside factories. Raw materials are brought into the factory, combined, and then assembled into the final product. Nothing of any value is added to humans or the environment during this process. In fact, factories only consume natural resources and at the same time release harmful by-products through pollution and waste.The NCTA reports that for every tree cut there are, on average, three trees planted the following spring. This is true sustainable agriculture, not only preserving green space but increasing it. The trees that are cut along with their stumps are composed of 100% biodegradable plant fiber. Christmas tree recycling is an ever-increasing area of awareness. They have been converted into mulch, used innovatively for soil erosion barriers, and even placed in ponds and lakes for fish habitats. The possibilities are endless, limited only by man-kinds, imagination. How about the artificial tree? Because it is made primarily out of PVC it is unable to be recycled. PVC contains many chemicals including lead, which are toxic to the environment and it is non-biodegradable. This means that artificial trees will eventually end up in landfills and ultimately in water supplies.But what about chemicals sprayed on real trees? It’s true, Christmas tree farms use chemicals to control harmful pests and weeds; however, the types of chemicals and the manner in which they are applied represent minuscule environmental threats compared with artificial trees. Most weed control is accomplished with the herbicide Roundup. Farmers practice a technique called “weed suppression” which stunts the growth of the weed rather than killing it completely. This method uses much less chemical than is recommended by the manufacturer and utilizes the weed’s natural benefit as an erosion inhibitor. According to NC State University it takes on average ΒΌ of an ounce of pesticide over the entire life of a tree to protect it. And when it comes time for purchase, studies have shown that there are no significant amounts of chemical residue left on the cut Christmas trees.So in conclusion, real Christmas trees are undeniably the right choice for the eco-conscious consumer who is concerned about their family’s health and everyone else’s too.