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Cloud Heading Toward Data Center Domination
News  |  10/28/2015  | 
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Cisco's annual Global Cloud Index projects familiar trends in cloud growth, but also anticipates a shift in data center architecture....

SSD Pricing Vs. HDD Costs
Commentary  |  10/28/2015  | 
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Any way you cut it, solid-state drives are becoming a better bargain than hard disk drives....

Cisco Ramps Up Security With Lancope Purchase
News  |  10/27/2015  | 
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Networking giant continues to double down on security with acquisition of network security firm....

IoT & The Role Of SD-WAN
Commentary  |  10/27/2015  | 
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The Internet of Things will require a robust virtual network. Software-defined overlays will help ensure reliable connections....

Wireshark: Editing A Packet
Commentary  |  10/27/2015  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato shows how a new feature in the Wireshark network analysis tool allows you to sanitize the information in a trace file before sharing it....

Meet The IT Experts Behind Interop
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
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Interop welcomes some of the most respected and brightest minds in the IT industry as Track Chairs for its educational program....

HP's Composable Infrastructure Vision
News  |  10/26/2015  | 
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HP wants to enable enterprises to easily and quickly spin up on-premises data center resources via software....

Software-Defined Storage: A Deeper Look
Commentary  |  10/23/2015  | 
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A recent report from Technology Business Research separates hype from reality in SDS, but is a bit timid in its view of the technology's impact on the storage industry....

Ruckus Buys WiFi Onboarding Specialist Cloudpath
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
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Acquisition gives WLAN vendor a valuable feature and boosts its position in the WLAN market....

Tom Hollingsworth On Automating the Data Center Network
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
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Everyone's favorite Networking Nerd joins us live next week with objective advice for increasing your data center network performance....

WiFi Calling: Ready To Take Off?
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
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With AT&T and Apple iPhone support for WiFi calling, the technology is poised to go mainstream. Heres how it works and its potential enterprise ramifications....

How Cloud Is Changing IT Operations Management
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
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IT operations management is changing with the rise of the SaaS model and the way web giants like Amazon apply automation to IT delivery....

SanDisk Scooped Up By Western Digital
News  |  10/21/2015  | 
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Two of the world's largest storage vendors entered an agreement to combine forces, giving Western Digital a critical foothold in flash technology....

Cisco DMVPN: Choosing The Right Routing Protocol
Commentary  |  10/21/2015  | 
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This series on building a WAN using DMVPN concludes with a discussion on factors to consider when selecting OSFP, EIGRP or BGP as a routing protocol....

SDN & OpenFlow World Congress: 3 Key Themes
Commentary  |  10/21/2015  | 
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The SDN and NFV industries gathered in Europe last week, and OpenStack, microservices, and service function chaining were top of mind....

Why The Business Needs SDN
Commentary  |  10/20/2015  | 
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Software-defined networking provides network programmability, which helps contain operational costs and enables business growth....

Wireless Troubleshooting: Measuring WiFi Signal Strength
Commentary  |  10/20/2015  | 
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Understanding how well your WiFi access points hear your clients can help with tricky WiFi problems....

3-2-1 Backup: The Rule For Recovery
Commentary  |  10/19/2015  | 
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Backing up your data is fairly straightforward if you follow an effective strategy, so it's surprising how often companies fail to do so....

Making Sense of SSDs
Commentary  |  10/19/2015  | 
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Solid-state storage is hot. IT storage pro Anthony Sequeira explains the pros and cons of the SSD technology. ...

Dell-EMC: What Storage Customers Should Do
Commentary  |  10/16/2015  | 
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In the wake of Dell's proposed acquisition of EMC, customers should re-evaluate their storage choices and prepare to see some product lines discontinued....

EMC Customers Not Thrilled With Dell Deal
News  |  10/15/2015  | 
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451 Research poll shows customers of the storage heavyweight have a lot of concerns about Dells proposed acquisition....

Who's Managing Your Cloud?
Commentary  |  10/15/2015  | 
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The expectation that cloud providers will manage enterprise systems and applications is sometimes misplaced. Be sure to create effective management guidelines from the start....

Why IBM Bought Cleversafe
Commentary  |  10/15/2015  | 
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With the acquisition of object storage and erasure coding technologies, IBM bolsters its cloud position. The move looks savvier than the Dell-EMC deal....

SDN's Northbound Interface Evolves
Commentary  |  10/14/2015  | 
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The northbound interface has been a point of debate in SDN development, but an intent-based interface could accelerate progress....

Dell-EMC: The Storage Ramifications
News  |  10/13/2015  | 
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Massive merger has potential to create a strong storage player for the cloud era, but raises questions about VCE, analysts say....