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Converged Vs. Hyperconverged Infrastructure: What's The Difference?
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
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Both provide an alternative to traditional IT infrastructure integration, but take different approaches.   ...

How To Secure A Network For Free
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
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Tony Fortunato describes how a Windows 7 machine can be turned into a VPN server to protect corporate data. ...

5 Stadium WiFi Best Practices For The Big Game
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
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Here's how NRG Stadium in Houston can avoid Bill Belichick tablet woes. ...

IPv6 Transition: A Quick Guide
Commentary  |  1/23/2017  | 
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If your company is embarking on an IPv6 migration, here are some basics to help you get you started. ...

How DevOps Enables Industrial IoT
Commentary  |  1/20/2017  | 
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With DevOps, organizations can build scalable, automated infrastructure to facilitate IoT-driven transformation. ...

Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
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'2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud too complex; public cloud use advancing. ...

Using Containers For Persistent Storage
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
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Learn how container-based storage is implemented and blurring the lines between data, storage, and applications. ...

What The Cloud Model Means For Enterprise Tech
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
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As cloud providers evolve toward 'premises cloud' hosting, the old networking model isn't just irrelevant, it's impossible. ...

3 Emerging WLAN Trends For 2017
News  |  1/18/2017  | 
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Wireless networking pros see challenges ahead with IoT and emerging WiFi standards. ...

HPE Inks Deal For SimpliVity
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
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Hewlett-Packard boosts hyperconvergence portfolio with purchase of a market pioneer. ...

Open Networking: A Progress Report
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
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White-box switching has grown rapidly to offer a flexible alternative for data center networks. ...

451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
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Report reveals that containers are the fast-growing part of the cloud technologies market. ...

What's Next For OpenFlow
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
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As SDN use cases expand, OpenFlow must become independent of specific applications and data-path protocols. ...

Hyperconvergence Benefits Come With Challenges
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
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Study highlights top drivers for enterprise adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure and emerging pain points. ...

SD-WAN: Making The Business Case
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
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There are many reasons for an enterprise to shift to software-defined WAN. ...

5 Fast-Growing Technology Trends For 2017
News  |  1/11/2017  | 
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IT pros can expect these hot technologies and major trends to impact the enterprise this year. ...

WiFi Networking: Radio Wave Basics
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
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In this Cisco Press chapter excerpt, learn how radio waves work. ...

Cisco Retains Enterprise Infrastructure Market Dominance
News  |  1/06/2017  | 
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Synergy report shows networking giant continues to lead nearly every infrastructure segment.   ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Jan. 6
News  |  1/06/2017  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

Using Wireshark To Ease Network Configuration
Commentary  |  1/05/2017  | 
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Tony Fortunato shows how the network protocol analyzer helps with firewall and router configuration. ...

The Cloud In 2017: Unleashing The Apps
Commentary  |  1/04/2017  | 
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Services that support applications and hosted in the network will be the new focus for enterprise cloud migration. ...

Killing 'Zombies' For Data Center Efficiency
News  |  12/30/2016  | 
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The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating 'zombie' servers versus doing nothing. ...

Unprecedented Change Transforming Data Centers
Commentary  |  12/30/2016  | 
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Data center designs are undergoing massive transformation due to cloud and IoT.   ...

Beyond Digitization To Digitalization
Commentary  |  12/29/2016  | 
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Enterprises need to adopt a digital transformation strategy that extends past the process of digitization. ...

NVMe and NVMs: What To Expect
Commentary  |  12/28/2016  | 
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An overview of how new protocols impact storage performance. ...