Software-Defined Storage Takes Shape
NFV: 4 Home Lab Options
Tech Job Cuts: The 5 Worst Offenders
Zero-Knowledge Cloud Storage: Far From Perfect
802.11ac Wave 2 & The Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Push
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NFV Home Lab: Licensing, Storage & Networking
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
In the second part of this two-part blog, Ethan Banks describes the storage and networking considerations that come into play when building a lab for testing network functions virtualization.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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BGP Security: No Quick Fix
Cengiz Alaettinoglu, Chief Technology Officer, Packet DesignCommentary
The routing protocol is plagued by multiple security vulnerabilities, which attackers are exploiting. However, securing BGP is no small feat.
By Cengiz Alaettinoglu Chief Technology Officer, Packet Design,
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Treating The Cloud As A Utility
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill LawCommentary
A NIST report indicates that federal agencies want cloud providers to operate with more utility-like standardization.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law,
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Software-Defined Storage Vs. Software-Delivered Storage
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The difference between a software-defined storage product and one that's software delivered has more to do a vendor's go-to-market strategy than technical features.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Software-Defined Storage Takes Shape
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The term is often misused in the industry, but some credible software-defined storage products have emerged.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cloud Integration Pain
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
CDW study shows that integrating cloud services with legacy systems can be a headache for IT pros.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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NFV: 4 Home Lab Options
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
Network functions virtualization is well suited to the home lab. Ethan Banks describes how he built his NFV lab and the pros and cons of different configurations.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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Zero-Knowledge Cloud Storage: Far From Perfect
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
You may get an extra layer of protection with zero-knowledge cloud encryption, but the cloud security system isn't fail-safe.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Tech Job Cuts: The 5 Worst Offenders
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Established technology vendors including HP and Cisco suffered the biggest layoffs in the U.S. job market last year.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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SDN & NFV: Dynamic Duo Of Next-Gen Networks?
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
The relationship between SDN and NFV may be indirect today, but over time the technologies could become inseparable. Find out why.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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Big Data Deployment Trends
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey shows a diversity of IT infrastructure choices for big data.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Cisco Launches Free Tail-f Software
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
With free version of Tail-f's software supporting the NETCONF protocol, Cisco says it's committed to promoting open standards for network programmability.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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802.11ac Wave 2 & The Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Push
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cisco releases Catalyst multi-gigabit Ethernet technology amid dueling vendor standards efforts to support Wave 2 access points without new cabling.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Guide To VDI: Evaluating Top Vendors
Dean Francis, Enterprise Architect, Fusion PPTEducation
Desktop virtual infrastructure now includes new cloud-based options, with the potential for improved user experience and lower cost. Fusion PPT compared the leading vendors and their offerings.
By Dean Francis Enterprise Architect, Fusion PPT,
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Wireless Engineer Career Resources: Break In Or Brush Up
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
Thinking of a career in WiFi? We outline some resources to break into the field or brush up on skills, if you’re a seasoned wireless LAN professional in need of a refresher.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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The Rise Of The Cloud WAN
Scott Raynovich, Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno ReportCommentary
The trend of pushing WAN functionality into the cloud -- software-defined WAN -- is gaining steam as enterprises look to reduce WAN complexity and lower costs.
By Scott Raynovich Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno Report,
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VMware Virtual Volumes Launch A New Storage Era
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The arrival of VVOLs with vSphere 6 will allow us to provide data services at the VM-level and put an end to impractical LUN management.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Be My Valentine: 8 Ways IT Pros Feel the Love From End Users
Network Computing Editors,
Just in time for Valentine's Day, IT professionals share their stories of end users' expressions of gratitude. As it turns out, IT pros get a lot of love.
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Facebook Unveils Open Modular Switch
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Dubbed "6-pack," Facebook's new switch platform is designed to allow the social networking giant to build any size switch using common building blocks.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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STEM Careers: Tackling The Gender Gap
Liesha Lobo, Delivery Lead at Thomsons Online BenefitsCommentary
In order to get more women in STEM, schools need to step up with curriculum opportunities and IT companies need to build workforce diversity.
By Liesha Lobo Delivery Lead at Thomsons Online Benefits,
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