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Cisco Recruits Surprising Chambers Successor
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Cisco revealed that Chuck Robbins will step in as its next CEO, replacing industry fixture John Chambers.
Hyperconvergence: Helping IT Move The Needle
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Hyperconverged infrastructure provides enterprises with flexibility and ease of use that can allow them to break from old IT practices.
5 GHz Is Finally Mainstream
Commentary  |  5/4/2015  | 
The Wi-Fi Alliance's new report shows widespread use of the 5 GHz spectrum by WiFi devices, but it shouldn't have taken this long. The alliance could have done more to speed 5 GHz adoption.
Applying SDN To Education
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
At Interop, a networking expert outlines ways primary schools and colleges can use software-defined networking to streamline network management.
SDN On Road To Mainstream
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
The industry has moved past debating software-defined networking to implementing it to solve real problems, a panel of networking vendor experts say at Interop Las Vegas.
RAID On The Road To Obsolesence
Commentary  |  4/30/2015  | 
New integrity techniques combined with low-cost drives are turning RAID storage arrays into antiquated relics.
Prepping WLANs For The Internet Of Things
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
A flood of connected Internet connected devices will create new challenges for WLAN design.
Prizewinning IT Products: Best Of Interop 2015
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
Drumroll, please: Meet the technology products and services that took home top honors in this year's Best of Interop awards.
Interop In Action
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
Virtual Storage And The Danger Of Data Loss
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
Virtual storage like VSAN must take the storage part of the equation seriously and incorporate better resiliency to avoid data loss.
HP Debuts New Campus Switch Modules, SDN App
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
HP products are among the many new technologies launching at this week's Interop. Others include EnGenius' WLAN management platform and Fiber Mountain's updated orchestration system.
SDN & UC Integration: A Work In Progress
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Microsoft has led the way in applying software-defined networking to unified communications with its Lync SDN API, but a networking expert says more work is required to make communications and SDN a truly powerful combination.
Network Designs Duke It Out At Interop Live vDM
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
The Virtual Design Master competition will hold its first networking-themed event live from the show floor at Interop Las Vegas this week.
Expanding IT Roles For Business Growth
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
The business expects more from IT than back-end support. Today's IT teams are expected to help drive business. Here's how to do it.
Fibre Channel Really Is Dead
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
Ethernet has overcome the problems that prevented converged compute and storage networks, speeding the demise of Fibre Channel.
IPv6: How To Get Started
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
You can't just 'turn on' IPv6. Successful IPv6 deployment requires taking time to learn about the Internet protocol, work with it in a lab, and thorough testing.
Optimizing Network Performance For The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
Here are some strategies for avoiding network bottlenecks with the increased use of cloud services.
IT Certifications Guaranteed To Boost Your Career
Education  |  4/21/2015  | 
Certifications can help advance your IT career and get you a raise. These certifications in specialties like cloud, virtualization, and systems engineering from AWS, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and others are among the highest in demand.
Ethernet Roadmap: A Raft Of New Speeds
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
The Ethernet Alliance's new roadmap charts out an ambitious path for the networking technology to meet increasing data center demands.
Evaluating Cloud UC Costs
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
Cost savings may not occur with cloud UC, but there are other hidden benefits, research shows.
Meet The IT Rock Stars
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Say hello to the brightest and friendliest Interop speakers, either in person or online.
Big IT Means Bigger Performance Challenges
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
The size and complexity of today's IT infrastructures demands new ways of monitoring and identifying problems.
3D NAND Goes Mainstream
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Joint flash memory ventures Intel-Micron and Toshiba-SanDisk are overcoming the limitations of conventional planar flash memory by going 3D.
Peeling Back the Layers of Wiring Infrastructure
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Cleaning up communications infrastructure may not be on your list of most exciting projects, but best practices dictate that you not ignore the chore, either.
The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist's View
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers.
The Internet Of Things & IP Address Needs
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
With IPv6, there's no need to fear that there won't be enough IP addresses for IoT. The real question is whether every 'thing' needs its own IP address.
Staying Ahead Of The Data Deluge
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
Data is core to Nielsen's business. Here's how the company is transforming its IT environment to tackle the data explosion.
Understanding OpenFlow, VXLAN and Cisco's ACI
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
Three different approaches dominate today's software-defined networking market. Dan Pitt of the ONF explains the difference between them.
Will Containers Sink The All-Flash Array?
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
All-flash arrays are touted as solutions for virtual desktop deployments and big data, but virtual containers and Docker could undercut that.
12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015  | 
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
How DevOps Helps Networks Scale
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
Enterprise networks are collapsing under increased application demands. DevOps principles and practices can lighten the load.
Windows Server 2003 End Of Life: The Silver Lining
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
With the EOL date for Microsoft's old server software fast approaching, IT pros should seize the opportunity to improve data center operations by boosting data protection, APM, and security.
Erasure Coding To The Rescue
Commentary  |  4/10/2015  | 
As an alternative to RAID, erasure coding offers better protection with less compute time and solves the drive rebuild problem.
The Software-Defined Data Center: 5 Tips For Success
Commentary  |  4/10/2015  | 
Moving to software-defined infrastructure can help companies be more efficient and agile, but requires reengineering of IT processes.
2015 Best of Interop Finalists: 27 Groundbreaking Products
Slideshows  |  4/9/2015  | 
Check out the finalists in this year's Best of Interop awards, which honors innovation in nine technology categories including networking, security and storage.
'Cloudified' Telecom Services: What To Look For
Commentary  |  4/9/2015  | 
Telecom operators must adapt to new technology in order to provide the services enterprise are demanding at a reasonable cost. Make sure your carriers are investing in these areas.
3 Ways Network Troubleshooting Can Change Your Life
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Troubleshooting techniques are a staple in a network engineer's toolkit on the job. Find out how they can also prove indispensable in personal and social situations.
Hybrid WAN Requires A New Connectivity Model
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Hybrid WAN can ease application deployment, but to make it a reality, we need to switch from a network topology to a service topology.
Public WiFi, Location Data & Privacy Anxiety
News  |  4/7/2015  | 
Nothing stops retailers and others from tracking customers via their WiFi signals, but the data collection is fueling privacy concerns and customer backlash.
Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
Budgeting For Flash
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
Flash is fast, but expensive. Ask these three questions to make sure your flash storage investment makes sense for your data lifecycle needs.
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
DevOps pioneer John Willis explains why the networking industry needs to adopt DevOps, and how networking professionals can benefit in the big picture.
Getting Cloud Ready: People, Processes & Infrastructure
Commentary  |  4/3/2015  | 
Here are some tips for preparing your IT infrastructure and IT team for moving to a cloud model.
Yes, NFV Is Important For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Due to its origins and complexity, it's tempting to view network functions virtualization as a service provider technology. That's not the case.
Ruckus Debuts First 802.11ac Wave 2 AP
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
WLAN vendor is the first out of the gate with an access point supporting the 11 ac Wave 2 wireless standard.
Cisco To Buy SDN Startup Embrane
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Networking giant announces plan to acquire network services specialist to bolster its ACI platform.
VMware VSAN: Reality Vs. Hype
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
VMware's Virtual SAN is touted for its performance, lower cost and scalability, but emerging trends such as white-box storage undercut those claims.
Legacy IT Vendors & The AWS Fear Factor
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
The popularity of Amazon Web Services, along with SaaS, means that traditional IT vendors must transform themselves in order to remain relevant in the new cloud era.
What's Hot In Networking: 7 Key Trends
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
From SDN and network automation to IPv6 and 802.11ac, the big trends in the networking industry demand your attention, and you can find them at Interop Las Vegas.
Security Breaches Keep Network Teams Busy
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Network Instruments study shows that network engineers are spending more of their day responding to breaches and deploying security controls.
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