Software-defined networking is touted as a panacea for data centers, but the combination of faster networking speeds and virtualization restricts what it can do.By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 9 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Planning next year's IT budget? Take smart steps to use IT strategically and help grow and transform your company's business.By Alexei Porodzinsky Software Quality Optimization, A1QA, 2 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Disaster recovery and business continuity in the cloud is now a viable and affordable option for protecting data center resources -- but select your vendor with care.By Lynn LeBlanc CEO, HotLink, 1 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
In virtualized environments, managing storage with LUNs isn't practical. With the upcoming arrival of VMware Virtual Volumes, we can shift to VM-centric data services. By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 3 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The traditional network perimeter has vanished, but new architectures allow you to control security at the virtual machine or via cloud infrastructures.By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4 comments | Read | Post a Comment
There's a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, but what about the technology it runs on? Here's a look at some of the infrastructure and networking components IT pros can expect to build out to support the IoT.By Crystal Bedell freelance writer, 11 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Network functions virtualization will drastically change how -- and how fast -- carriers provision services to enterprise customers.By Shin Umeda Vice President, Dell’Oro Group, 3 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Cisco, Huawei, and other industry leaders have teamed up with universities to develop a completely new Internet architecture with no dependency on IP.By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 31 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft's Symon Perriman explains why your software-defined network design should include support for hybrid cloud, whether you need it now or not.By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft, 8 comments | Read | Post a Comment
There's a lot of talk about how enterprises should run their data centers like Facebook and Google for increased efficiency, but emulating web-scale companies won't pan out for the average enterprise.By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 11 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Enterprises can reap benefits by making mainframe applications available in cloud and mobile environments. Here are some strategies for smoothing the transition.By Andrew Wickett Director of Professional Services & Architecture, North America for Micro Focus, 6 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The FCC's action against Marriott for blocking personal hotspots at Nashville hotel leads to a lot of uncertainty for WLAN administrators and their ability to protect their networks.By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead, 23 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The new FC-BB-6 standard for converged Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks includes improvements such as domain ID scalability and separation of control and data plane.By Rupin Mohan, Marketing Chairman, Fibre Channel Industry Association; Technology Strategy, Hewlett Packard , Post a comment | Read | Post a Comment
Two recent National Science Foundation projects -- called CloudLab and Chameleon -- position academia to develop the new and improved version of cloud computing.By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 10 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The modern workforce has high expectations for network performance and wireless access. But providing unfettered access can put the business at risk. IT must draw the line. By Azmi Jafarey Chief Information Officer, Ipswitch, 32 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Hewlett-Packard will split PC and printer businesses off from enterprise hardware, software, and services. Whitman to lead enterprise unit.By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
Research: 2014 State of the Data CenterOur latest survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and good reason why resellers and vendors must fight to remain relevant. One thing's for sure: The data center is poised for a wild ride, and no one wants to be left behind.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’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.