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EMC: End Of The Golden Era?
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
EMC has enjoyed three decades as leader in storage, but is grappling with trends that are shaking up the storage industry, including all-flash arrays and white-box storage.
The Evolution Of The System Administrator
Commentary  |  7/31/2015  | 
Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day. Join us in celebrating these unsung IT heroes and take a look at how much the role has changed through the years.
IoT: Centralized Vs. Distributed Architectures
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
How do we create cohesive networks to support the Internet of Things?
Network Troubleshooting: Consider The Load Balancer
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
Packet analysis can discover issues in your network, but if there is a load balancer in the mix, you'll want to follow these best practices.
OpenFlow Faces Interoperability Challenges
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
Software-defined networking experts at the OpenDaylight Summit discussed hardware and interoperability issues that may limit the SDN protocol's adoption.
CERN Taps Brocade For SDN
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
The legendary particle physics lab will use Brocade's OpenDaylight-based SDN controller to build out its SDN strategy.
VMware Certifications To Boost Your Data Center Skills
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015  | 
Specialized training in virtualization, cloud, and virtual networks is becoming increasingly important for infrastructure professionals. VMware certifications like the VCAP and VCDX can help hone your skills.
Building A Data-Centric Data Center
Commentary  |  7/29/2015  | 
The final installment of this series examines the key elements required to accomplish rack-level optimization for a new data center architecture.
Cisco Invicta EOL Fueled By Mistakes And Misfortune
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
There are multiple reasons why Cisco's Whiptail acquisition failed, leading the company to discontinue its flash storage products.
Hyperconvergence: Redefining The Data Center
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
As optimized platforms for the virtualization era, hyperconverged systems are poised to radically transform the data center.
Network Orchestration Smarts Up
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
In this era of digitization, multimedia and cloud, the network needs to evolve from connectivity to business continuity.
Wi-Fi Aware And Wi-Fi Sense Spark Concerns
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Two new consumer WiFi technologies could impact enterprise WLAN security and performance.
The Evolving WAN Architecture
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design.
Cisco Drops Invicta All-Flash Storage Arrays
News  |  7/24/2015  | 
Cisco's troubled venture into storage with its 2013 acquisition of Whiptail ends.
WiFi Best Practices For Quality Assurance
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
Today's WiFi networks require a more strategic approach than just dropping APs everywhere in order to ensure quality of service.
UC Platforms: Setting Standards
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
Standardizing on communications platforms across the enterprise starts with getting employee feedback on the tools they use and prefer.
9 SDN Starter Kits And Freebies
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015  | 
Looking to try your hand at software-defined networking, but don't know where to begin? Here are some options.
How SSDs Can Reduce Server Costs
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Swapping out hard-disk drives for solid-state drives boosts server performance and reduces the need to buy new servers.
Commoditization: Sometimes Less Really Is Less
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
As cost per bit keeps dropping, and commoditization continues, we might find ourselves in a precarious position on bandwidth.
SD-WAN: The Killer App For Enterprise SDN?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Software-defined WAN technologies promise to help enterprises modernize their WANs by combining classic WAN technologies with SDN capabilities.
Re-Architecting Data Centers For The Data Explosion
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Part two of this series looks at the shift to a new data center architecture and the role of networking technologies such as InfiniBand and RoCE.
Google Donates Kubernetes To New Foundation
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Internet giant teams with more than a dozen IT companies on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which will manage development of the Kubernetes container orchestration system.
802.11ac Wireless Upgrades: 7 Key Considerations
Slideshows  |  7/21/2015  | 
The new 802.11ac wireless standard offers compelling benefits, but make sure you cut through the hype and understand your requirements before upgrading your WLAN.
Lost In Translation: Using Machine Learning To Improve IT
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
The overabundance of data in today's IT environments means we must adopt new practices, trusting machine learning and changing our workflows.
Ensuring IT Project Success
Commentary  |  7/20/2015  | 
Two simple questions can help keep IT projects on track by spotting issues and addressing them early on.
6 Methods To Cut Data Storage Costs
Slideshows  |  7/20/2015  | 
If your enterprise is struggling with spiraling storage, simply buying more capacity isn't the answer. Listen to your data and follow these guidelines.
DevOps Gaining Traction In The Enterprise
News  |  7/17/2015  | 
Enterprises have a harder time implementing DevOps than nimbler web-scale companies, but are finding ways to overcome the challenges, experts say.
3 Steps To Open Communications & Collaboration
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
Today's businesses need open communications platforms that deliver mobile integration, best-in-class voice and video, and rapid service innovation.
Bringing Network And Security Teams Together
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
SolarWinds ThwackCamp tackles the age-old grudge match between security and networking staff.
The Enterprise Data Center: Not Dead Yet
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
451 Research study finds that majority of enterprises rely on their own infrastructure and continue to invest in it as they look to the cloud.
Open Data Center Alliance Defines Open Cloud
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
Industry group aims to cut through the confusion caused by overuse of the word "open" with paper explaining what it means by open cloud.
Putting The Data Back Into The Data Center
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
Data centers are shifting away from a compute-centric to a data-centric architecture in order to deal with the massive deluge of data.
Skype For Business: 8 Ways It's Better Than Lync
Slideshows  |  7/14/2015  | 
With the launch of Skype for Business, Microsoft allows businesses to expand their communications while maintaining enterprise-class controls. Find out how the platform has improved over Lync.
Cloud-Managed WiFi For The SMB
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
Two startups promise to give consumer-grade WiFi access points enterprise-like capabilities via the cloud model.
Software-Defined Storage Vendors Leading The Pack
Slideshows  |  7/13/2015  | 
There's a lot of buzz about software-defined storage, but the market is just emerging. We pick five vendors that are leading the space.
3 Ways To Enable Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
As organizations continue to adopt cloud services, IT teams can make themselves valuable by facilitating the move towards a hybrid cloud model.
4 Keys To A Data Security Strategy
Commentary  |  7/10/2015  | 
Organizations must prepare for the inevitable security breach and focus on protecting sensitive corporate data. Here are some ideas to build on.
Selecting Storage: Start With Requirements
Commentary  |  7/9/2015  | 
There are lots of buzzwords on the storage scene these days. But don't even think about buying in until you truly understand your business' storage needs.
Radia Perlman On SDN, IPv6 & Security
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
The networking pioneer touched on current hot topics in a keynote speech at the 2015 USENIX Annual Technical Conference.
SDN Aligns With DevOps
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Software-defined networking has become a subset of DevOps by focusing on meeting the scalability and efficiency requirements of the application economy.
4 Steps To Prevent Infrastructure Outages
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Organizations today can't afford any ecommerce downtime. Here's how to avoid customer-service disasters.
The Hottest IT Skills And Salaries
Slideshows  |  7/7/2015  | 
Keeping IT skills current is an ongoing challenge, but training and certification pay off in higher salaries. Find out which roles, skills, certifications, and industries are hot now.
Network Analytics: Beyond Log Files
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
Log files only tell you so much. Here is an overview of common network analytics methods used to provide security breach detection as well as business planning guidance.
Virtualization Administrator: 6 Key Skills
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
If you're trying to get up to speed on virtualization technology, here are six areas to focus on to accelerate your journey.
SDN Disruption: Has The Pendulum Swung Too Far?
Commentary  |  7/6/2015  | 
The networking industry is so obsessed with software-defined networks that people are forgetting to consider the trade-offs with technologies like OpenFlow and VXLAN.
Network Automation Benefits
Commentary  |  7/6/2015  | 
Different forms of network automation can save you time, increase business agility, and improve service levels.
11 Top Resources For Women in Technology
Slideshows  |  7/2/2015  | 
Working as a woman in IT doesn't have to be isolating. We've compiled the best organizations for women to connect with their peers, learn about career advancement, and receive the support to persevere.
Containers: What IT Pros Should Consider
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
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.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Taking Off
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
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.
AWS Outage Traced To Route Leak
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
Netflix and other sites knocked offline Tuesday after route leak at a service provider causes Amazon Web Services outage.
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