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Beyond Open Standards
Commentary  |  2/08/2016  | 
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With the rise of disaggregation, the networking industry needs more than the IETF in order to thrive. ...

Storage Spending On The Rise
News  |  2/05/2016  | 
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451 Research finds that companies plan to spend more on public cloud storage as they prioritize disaster recovery and backup. ...

The End Of The High-End Storage Array Era
Commentary  |  2/04/2016  | 
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With the rise of all-flash arrays and object storage, big and fast no longer go together for enterprise storage. ...

The Network Must Change, Now
Commentary  |  2/03/2016  | 
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Networking is at a turning point, and engineers who want to stay relevant must look to the future. ...

The Cisco-Arista Battle Over CLI
Commentary  |  2/02/2016  | 
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Arista's use of Cisco's command-line interface is at the heart of the legal dispute between networking vendors. ...

Dark Fiber: Embracing The Dark Side
Commentary  |  2/02/2016  | 
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Leveraging unused fiber optic cables is becoming practical for more than large corporations. ...

The High Price Of IT Downtime
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
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Outages cost enterprises $700 billion a year, according to IHS study. ...

Developers Vs. IT: Striking A Balance
Commentary  |  1/27/2016  | 
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Organizations need to focus equally on developer workflow and optimal networking and security. ...

Big Switch Offers Free SDN Software
News  |  1/26/2016  | 
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SDN startup adds free entry-level versions of its software-defined networking products to entice new customers. ...

Setting IT Priorities For 2016
Commentary  |  1/21/2016  | 
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NetCraftsmen experts offer recommendations for your IT to-do list for this year. ...

Dell Unveils Disaggregated NOS
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
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Vendor expands its open networking initiative with Linux-based OS10. ...

The Future Of Data Storage: Flash And Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  1/18/2016  | 
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Flash-based storage and the cloud will play big roles in meeting enterprise storage needs. ...

7 Hybrid Cloud Backup And Business Continuity Mistakes
Commentary  |  1/15/2016  | 
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Avoid these pitfalls when using hybrid cloud to protect your data. ...

Cisco Leads, But HP Nipping At Its Heels
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
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Cisco maintains its lead in several enterprise infrastructure markets, but Hewlett Packard Enterprise is challenging its dominance, according to new research....

IT Spending In 2016: Slower Growth Expected
News  |  1/06/2016  | 
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Forecast for IT budgets this year indicates less growth and priorities on security, business applications, and network infrastructure....

3D NAND: The Hard Disk Drive Killer
Commentary  |  1/05/2016  | 
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Flash storage technology has evolved into a mainstream choice for enterprises and is poised to leave HDDs in the dust....

The Sinking Fibre Channel SAN
Commentary  |  1/04/2016  | 
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The rise of Ethernet and the decline of RAID arrays are killing off the Fibre Channel SAN market....

Micro-segmentation: Split And Smear Security
Commentary  |  12/30/2015  | 
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Centralized, hardware-based security doesn't scale in modern data center networks. Distributed firewalling in software overcomes the limitations....

Storage Evolution Produces Countless Options
Commentary  |  12/22/2015  | 
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The storage industry has moved away from standard choices to an array of technologies that address specific problems....

NetApp Snaps Up Flash Startup SolidFire
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
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Veteran storage supplier acquires hot storage startup to boost its all-flash portfolio....

Hello Automation; Goodbye IT Jobs
Commentary  |  12/21/2015  | 
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With automated tasks and new cloud services, we are coding ourselves right out of our jobs....

The Data Center In 2016: Automation Takes Hold
Commentary  |  12/17/2015  | 
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Next year will see increased demand for data center automation and orchestration frameworks and tools, including NFV and OpenStack....

The Big Enterprise Storage Lie
Commentary  |  12/16/2015  | 
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The storage industry has lived off the deception that a dual-controller design is the best architecture, but it won't be able to fool storage buyers much longer....

What's Wrong With Object Storage?
Commentary  |  12/15/2015  | 
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Object storage offers tremendous scalability and flexibility, but performance and other issues have stymied its adoption....

The Case For SDN Table Type Patterns
Commentary  |  12/15/2015  | 
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OpenFlow-based SDN controllers and switches need to communicate with each other. Terry Slattery explains how TTPs help....