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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....

Software-Defined Storage's Unexpected Impact
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
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There's a lot of hype around software-defined storage, but integrated products that aim to provide SDS benefits via a hardware model may see the most traction....

Why IPv6 Is Indispensable At LinkedIn
Commentary  |  6/25/2015  | 
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At a meetup hosted by LinkedIn, the company explained how moving to IPv6 fulfills user needs and why it's unavoidable....

Data Disconnect, Data Overload
Commentary  |  6/25/2015  | 
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The rise of DevOps highlights the fact that IT teams are drowning in data, much of it with little or no context. Here's what needs to happen to improve communication....

Juniper Teams Up With Ruckus Wireless
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
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Vendors will work together to sell wireless and wired networking products as realignment in the WLAN market continues....

WiFi Offloading To Skyrocket
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
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Carriers will offload a four-fold increase in mobile data traffic to WiFi networks by 2019, Juniper Research predicts....

Linux Container Success Hinges On Standards
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
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Without standards in the areas of format, runtime, and orchestration, Linux containers risk not reaching their full potential....

No SSD-HDD Price Parity Before 2020
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
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Howard Marks responds to a recent Network Computing blog arguing that SSD pricing is falling to hard-disk drive levels and putting HDDs on the road to obsolescence....

Hyperconvergence Hiccups
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
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Hypercoverged systems improve VM performance by using server flash for key storage functions, but have drawbacks. Separating storage performance from capacity overcomes these issues....

Network Automation: More Than Scripting
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
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Automating rote network tasks isn't all script-driven. Network automation also can mean intelligent control and policy-based networking....

Container Networking: Challenges & Requirements
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
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The Docker networking model falls short in meeting enterprise requirements. Here are key considerations for container networking....

SSD Prices In A Free Fall
Commentary  |  6/19/2015  | 
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With the prices of solid-state drives expected to reach parity with hard-disk drives next year, are HDDs doomed? ...

Pros & Cons Of Technology Leadership
Commentary  |  6/19/2015  | 
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Being the first vendor to support a new platform or the top vendor based on revenue can be a good thing, but also carries risks....

Obstacles Make Enterprise SDN Slow And Painful
News  |  6/18/2015  | 
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At the Open Networking Summit, a panel of enterprise infrastructure leaders discussed the obstacles they face in adopting software-defined networking....

The Long Road To Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
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In order to reap the ROI benefits of a true hybrid cloud environment, CIOs must have a well-thought out cloud strategy to avoid pitfalls....

Facebook Preaches Open Networks
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
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At the Open Networking Summit, Facebook's Omar Baldonado stresses the need for open network designs....