Where Is Your Cloud?
Depending on its location, a cloud data center may be at risk of natural or manmade disasters. Be sure to weigh the risks of the physical location of your data.
Drones: The Next WLAN Menace
In addition to low-tech corporate spying, the remotely piloted aircraft could facilitate attacks on WLANs. The WLAN security industry is starting to respond.
Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
Open Source Vs. Open Enough
Open source networking is a hot trend, but its success hinges on organizations making a real commitment to open source technology.
8 Gotchas Of Technology Contracting
IT projects often involve multiple legal contracts for technology and services. Avoid these "gotchas" to ensure smooth agreements and relationships.
Why Facebook Wedge Is Revolutionary
The social networking giant's open TOR switch is a big step forward for white-box switches and a ground-breaking platform for application networking.
Cage Nuts: The Ultimate Guide
Here's everything you need to know about those annoying little cage nuts you wrestle with when filling a server rack. Learn how they're different from clip nuts, and get installation and removal tips.
Data Backup: Beyond Band-Aids
With the deluge of data, organizations need to focus their data protection efforts on comprehensive data footprint reduction, not just deploying technologies like deduplication.
UC Adoption In The Enterprise
A recent survey shows that unified communications is growing in the enterprise, despite many IT pros' lack of familiarity with the term.
IoT: The Network Impact
The Internet of Things will require a network that can handle increased demand for data analytics, agility, and security.
12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn
With the growing software-defined networking trend, networking pros are under pressure to learn some coding. Here are a dozen programming languages worth checking out.
SDN Makes Inroads Into WiFi
Software-defined networking is beginning to show up in the WLAN world with SDN-related developments from Meru, Extreme, and others.
The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
If you're looking for a good book to take on your summer vacation, we've got 12 recommendations, including technical guides to brush up on your skills and just-for-fun reads.
Network Design Decisions Go Both Ways
Network design should reflect business goals. But it's also important to anticipate how your technology decisions will affect the business moving forward.
IT Hiring Climbs Despite The Cloud
Computer Economics survey indicates that many organizations expect to expand their IT staffs this year, but IT capital budgets remain flat.
13 Nerdy Summer Vacation Spots
If you have to leave your comfort zone this summer and go on vacation, you might as well make it a good one. Check out 13 destinations where nerds like us can feel at home.
Cloud: Ready To Burst
Infrastructure-as-a-service will come on strong in the next few years, especially in the areas of disaster recovery, high availability, new product development, and increased capacity and compatibility.