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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....

Cisco DMVPN: Hub And Spoke Design Considerations
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
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When building a WAN using DMVPN, there are several factors that impact hub and spoke requirements and design options....

BGP Fundamentals
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
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Whats the big deal with Border Gateway Protocol? In this video, we explain what BGP is and how the routing protocol works....

Interop 2016: It's All About The Network
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
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Next May's Interop conference will embrace the future of the network and the people who run it, offering practical and visionary insight....

Dell-EMC Has Big Cybersecurity Implications
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
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The devil will be in the details, but if the company cooks up a winning integration strategy to combine the likes of SecureWorks and RSA, it is poised to become a major security player....

How Big Data Can Improve Data Center Management
Commentary  |  10/12/2015  | 
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Leveraging big data analytics can give you vital insight for managing the lT lifecycle of your virtual data center....

3 Cloud Myths That Won't Go Away
Commentary  |  10/09/2015  | 
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Like the myths around who actually discovered America, cloud computing has its share of stubborn misconceptions. Here are the top three....

Paving The Way For SDN Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/09/2015  | 
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Two new abstraction frameworks ensure interoperability between OpenFlow v1.3-enabled hardware-based switches from different vendors....

Technology Drives The 21st Century Office
Commentary  |  10/09/2015  | 
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Cloud-based solutions, smarter mobile devices, UC platforms and ubiquitous wireless access are changing the workplace dramatically....

Corporate VPNs In The Bullseye
News  |  10/09/2015  | 
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Two newly discovered attacks targeted at corporate VPNs demonstrate how attackers can abuse and use these networks for their own purposes....

WLAN Spending Fuels Enterprise Network Market Growth
News  |  10/08/2015  | 
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Companies are upgrading their networks to increase wireless capacity while moving cautiously with SDN, new market research shows....

Banks Bet Their Money On Private Cloud
Commentary  |  10/08/2015  | 
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As banks move toward a cloud-based infrastructure, they must protect their assets while understanding that the network is a fundamental contributor to the cloud and to their customers' quality of experience....

Selecting Storage: Buzzword Bingo
Commentary  |  10/08/2015  | 
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The storage industry is rife with buzzwords. Here are some of the popular ones storage buyers need to navigate carefully in order to find storage products that truly meet their needs....

Network Troubleshooting: Device Cleanup
Commentary  |  10/07/2015  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato explains how removing unnecessary protocols and services from desktops and other devices can make the job of network troubleshooting much easier....

IT Monitoring & The Five Stages of Grief
Commentary  |  10/07/2015  | 
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Organizations often exhibit a series of behaviors when they implement IT monitoring systems that makes life difficult for IT pros doing the monitoring....

3 Ways IT Can Avoid Cloud Obsolescence
Commentary  |  10/06/2015  | 
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As businesses shift to the cloud, IT teams need to transform in order to remain relevant. Heres how one CIO is doing it....

Segmentation: A Fire Code For Network Security
Commentary  |  10/05/2015  | 
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New technologies like software-defined segmentation are making it easier to prevent a compromise from spreading by separating users and network resources into zones....

HP Spearheads Open Source Network OS Initiative
News  |  10/05/2015  | 
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Linux-based OpenSwitch NOS is designed to provide data center networks with more flexibility....

When Flash Storage Is Not Enough
Commentary  |  10/05/2015  | 
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Flash storage seems like an easy way to solve storage performance problems in virtualized data centers, but heres why using flash alone isnt sufficient....

White Boxes Going Mainstream
Commentary  |  10/02/2015  | 
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White-box servers from ODMs are making their way into the enterprise in a growing trend that has far-reaching ramifications for the data center....

Why Docker Is The Hottest Technology On The Block
Commentary  |  10/02/2015  | 
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We know you've heard about Docker. In this tutorial and video, we explain why it's so popular and exactly what the container technology entails....