Backup Appliances & The Cloud
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Data Reduction Technologies: The Basics
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure StorageCommentary
Data deduplication, data compression, and thin provisioning can help organizations tackle massive data growth. Here's an overview of how they work.
By Vaughn Stewart Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure Storage,
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Keeping Tabs On Storage Industry M&A
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Mergers and acquisitions have been commonplace in the storage industry. Today, the storage M&A race has slowed a bit, but everyone wants to know what Cisco's next move will be.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Sub-1GHz Wireless: The Low-Power WiFi Solution
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
The new 802.11ah standard paves the way for WiFi networks to support the avalanche of sensors and devices that will come with the Internet of Things.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Backup Appliances & The Cloud
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
While cloud computing may seem to solve the backup problem, the answer isn't that easy. Today's backup appliances strive for a more nuanced approach.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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7 Critical Cloud Service Attributes
Arthur Chang, CEO, PanTerra NetworksCommentary
Cloud service providers vary a lot when it comes to reliability, security, and other qualities. Here's what to look for to make sure a cloud provider meets your needs.
By Arthur Chang CEO, PanTerra Networks,
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SDN, Network Virtualization, And NFV In A Nutshell
Bob McCouch, Commentary
The networking industry is awash in new terminology. Here is a quick guide to three of the hottest concepts in networking today.
By Bob McCouch ,
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ONF Develops SDN Certification
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The Open Networking Foundation kicks off a program to develop vendor-neutral certification to validate knowledge and skills in software-defined networking.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Understanding IPv6: Prepping For Solicited-Node Multicast
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Before jumping into solicited-node multicast, a review of link-local scope multicast addresses is helpful.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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20 Computer Science Degrees: The Most Bang For The Buck
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
The computer science programs at these universities offer the best long-term return on investment, according to PayScale's calculations.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Understanding IPv6: What Is Solicited-Node Multicast?
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Denise Fishburne lays down the basics of solicited-node multicast, which provides the functionality for Neighbor Discovery in IPv6 addressing.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 3: Focus On The App
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman offers advice about SDN implementation and explains why the applications running on the network should take center stage.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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SAS Grows In The Data Center
SCSI Trade Association , (STA)Commentary
More enterprises choose Serial Attached SCSI for storage in the data center due to improved reliability, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and continued enhancements.
By Rick Kutcipal, STA Board Member, Avago Technologies ,
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Optimizing Data Center PUE
Jack Pouchet, vice president of business development, hyperscale solutions, Emerson Network PowerCommentary
Data center managers are under pressure to improve utilization and efficiency while maintaining high availability. Here are three ways to achieve that balance.
By Jack Pouchet vice president of business development, hyperscale solutions, Emerson Network Power,
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Using Carrier WiFi To Offload IoT Networks
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
The growing trend of WiFi offloading by carriers can help provide connectivity for the Internet of Things explosion.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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IoT Makes You Administrator Of Things
Cricket Liu, Chief Infrastructure Officer, InfobloxCommentary
You may not realize it, but it's likely you're already supporting and managing "Internet of Things" devices on your corporate network. Here's a reality check.
By Cricket Liu Chief Infrastructure Officer, Infoblox,
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Contest Results: The Cleverest Caption Is…
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Community members pulled out all the stops suggesting witty one-liners for our first caption contest. We announce the winners.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Aerohive Adds iBeacon Support
Lee Badman, Commentary
Enterprise WiFi vendor teams with Radius Networks to provide retailers and others with centrally managed proximity beacon capability.
By Lee Badman ,
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6 Critical Data Center Concepts
Orhan Ergun, Network ArchitectCommentary
The data center is the Achilles' heel of IT operations. Be sure everyone on your IT team knows the ins and outs of these critical data center functions.
By Orhan Ergun Network Architect,
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Software-Defined WAN: A Primer
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
Enterprise WANs are costly and complex to manage. SD-WAN technology can help by automating the configuration of WAN edge routers.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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IoT Standards: Which Will Prevail?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Several industry groups that include big names like Google and Intel have recently formed to create standards for the emerging Internet of Things. The race is on.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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