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Bringing Network And Security Teams Together
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
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SolarWinds ThwackCamp tackles the age-old grudge match between security and networking staff....

The Enterprise Data Center: Not Dead Yet
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
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451 Research study finds that majority of enterprises rely on their own infrastructure and continue to invest in it as they look to the cloud....

Open Data Center Alliance Defines Open Cloud
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
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Industry group aims to cut through the confusion caused by overuse of the word "open" with paper explaining what it means by open cloud....

Putting The Data Back Into The Data Center
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
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Data centers are shifting away from a compute-centric to a data-centric architecture in order to deal with the massive deluge of data....

Cloud-Managed WiFi For The SMB
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
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Two startups promise to give consumer-grade WiFi access points enterprise-like capabilities via the cloud model....

3 Ways To Enable Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
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As organizations continue to adopt cloud services, IT teams can make themselves valuable by facilitating the move towards a hybrid cloud model....

4 Keys To A Data Security Strategy
Commentary  |  7/10/2015  | 
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Organizations must prepare for the inevitable security breach and focus on protecting sensitive corporate data. Here are some ideas to build on....

Selecting Storage: Start With Requirements
Commentary  |  7/09/2015  | 
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There are lots of buzzwords on the storage scene these days. But don't even think about buying in until you truly understand your business' storage needs....

Radia Perlman On SDN, IPv6 & Security
News  |  7/09/2015  | 
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The networking pioneer touched on current hot topics in a keynote speech at the 2015 USENIX Annual Technical Conference....

SDN Aligns With DevOps
Commentary  |  7/08/2015  | 
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Software-defined networking has become a subset of DevOps by focusing on meeting the scalability and efficiency requirements of the application economy....

4 Steps To Prevent Infrastructure Outages
Commentary  |  7/08/2015  | 
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Organizations today can't afford any ecommerce downtime. Here's how to avoid customer-service disasters....

Network Analytics: Beyond Log Files
Commentary  |  7/07/2015  | 
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Log files only tell you so much. Here is an overview of common network analytics methods used to provide security breach detection as well as business planning guidance....

Virtualization Administrator: 6 Key Skills
Commentary  |  7/07/2015  | 
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If you're trying to get up to speed on virtualization technology, here are six areas to focus on to accelerate your journey....

SDN Disruption: Has The Pendulum Swung Too Far?
Commentary  |  7/06/2015  | 
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The networking industry is so obsessed with software-defined networks that people are forgetting to consider the trade-offs with technologies like OpenFlow and VXLAN....

Network Automation Benefits
Commentary  |  7/06/2015  | 
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Different forms of network automation can save you time, increase business agility, and improve service levels....

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Taking Off
News  |  7/02/2015  | 
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US businesses are rapidly adopting hyperconverged systems as a way to streamline IT and storage operations, and in some cases as a bridge to software-defined storage, researchers find....

Containers: What IT Pros Should Consider
Commentary  |  7/02/2015  | 
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Containerization is a hot technology that IT teams can't afford to ignore. Here are some basic facts to know plus benefits and risks to weigh....

AWS Outage Traced To Route Leak
News  |  7/01/2015  | 
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Netflix and other sites knocked offline Tuesday after route leak at a service provider causes Amazon Web Services outage....

Cisco-OpenDNS May Upset Networking Ecosystem
Commentary  |  7/01/2015  | 
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Cisco's acquisition of security provider OpenDNS is a symptom of the vendor's transition to services that could have wide partner and competitor repercussions....

Shadow IT: Not Taking Over Yet
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
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A new CompTIA study finds that business units aren't circumventing IT as much as feared and that IT pros still wield a lot of power....

Can Converged Infrastructure Help IT Get Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  6/30/2015  | 
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Traditional IT organizations are getting pushed aside by nimbler cloud providers. Converged and hyperconverged infrastructure can be the key to IT transformation....

Ethernet Standards Ramp Up For Faster IT
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
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The Ethernet Alliance and UNH-IOL hosted a plugfest to test interoperability of 40 and 100 GbE, define the 25 GbE standard, and help businesses deploy new Ethernet technologies more quickly....

Cisco Unveils IoT Framework
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
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Networking giant expands its IoT portfolio with 15 new products for network connectivity, IoT security and manageability....

Why Hardware Still Counts In Networking
Commentary  |  6/29/2015  | 
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Software is revolutionizing network architecture, but hardware remains a critical part of the equation for data center scalability....

Infoblox Launches Free IPv6 Transition Tool
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
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Online tool aims to help network architects and engineers overcome IPv6 challenges and kick off their transition from IPv4 to IPv6....