Aerohive Adds Wireless Bridging
Point-to-point wireless bridging can be complicated for a WLAN designer. Aerohive is the latest WLAN vendor to help streamline the process by including the capability in an access point.
Don't Leave Your Data In The Dark
Piles of unstructured data are worse than useless; they pose serious security and privacy risks. John Joseph offers three steps to bring your data storage strategy into the light.
Putting Erasure Codes To Work
Erasure coding is used in scale-out object storage systems from a variety of vendors and open-source software projects. Just don't expect it to solve all your data protection problems.
5G Will Enable Robotics In The Cloud
By 2020, 5G will permeate network infrastructures, enabling new robotic services and intelligence, as well as a densely connected digital society and economy.
Breaking The Last Cloud Barriers
Many enterprises are still holding back from cloud adoption, for good reasons. Implementing one transformative cloud app can change that, and help businesses move to the next level.
9 Security Best Practices For Safe Shopping
Don't be the next security breach to hit the headlines and crush customer confidence. Protect your corporate and cardholder data -- and business reputation -- with these security strategies.
Major system vendors like HP and Dell are rapidly integrating OpenStack, putting the open-source cloud software in a strong position against cloud giants such as Microsoft Azure.
Net Neutrality: Just Say No
While troubleshooting a client's website access problem, I was confronted with the net neutrality debate. Here's why I oppose the concept.
WebRTC: Not Ready For The Enterprise
The open source web-based technology promises real-time communication across a multitude of applications, but must overcome challenges before it makes inroads into the enterprise market.
Erasure Codes: An Introduction
Erasure coding is promoted by some in the storage industry as a data protection alternative to RAID. Here's how it works.
5 Reasons IT Projects Fail
From focusing on cool technology to jumping in too soon, there are common mistakes that IT teams make that doom IT projects.
Cloud services from NVIDIA and Adobe using graphics processing units bolster performance and change the way we do video editing and big data analytics.
The Tech Talent Shortage Myth
IT executives complain about not being able to find enough skilled workers, but they're overlooking the talent that's right around them.
IoT Readiness: 3 Big Changes
Don't get blindsided by the sweeping effects an IoT initiative will have on your IT infrastructure, especially in the areas of networking, security, and change management.
Holiday Gift Guide For Networking Nerds
Don't know what to get for that office holiday gift exchange? We've got plenty of gadgets and other gift ideas that are sure to please your fellow networking pros.
WLAN Management Startup Aims High
Many WLAN administrators long for relief from native, legacy wireless networking management tools. Nira Wireless offers a new cloud-based system, but it isn't mature enough yet to displace Cisco and Aruba tools.
The True Cost Of Hyperconvergence
Vendors tout hyperconverged systems like EVO:RAIL as less expensive than more conventional storage systems. After pricing my own EVO:RAIL-like system, I found otherwise.
SDN: Learn From The Big Boys
Companies like Facebook and Google developed their own cutting-edge datacenter technology. If they also use open source SDN, shouldn't you?
Holiday Shopping Internet Tracker
Is your favorite online retailer slow this shopping season? It might be because of the underlying network. Find out how the Internet is impacting your online shopping experience.
8 Tools To Manage Holiday Family Stress
Wondering how you're going to survive all that time with the family over the holidays? Here are some tools to help calm your nerves as relatives try your patience.
Understanding the different motivations for adopting software-defined networking provides a clearer view into the technology.
Gaming Will Level Up The Network
The latest release in the popular Call of Duty series shows how video games are branching out and demanding network improvements.
As storage vendors try to distance themselves from RAID as new storage technologies reveal shortcomings with the data protection system, it's time to adopt a new definition for RAID.
11 Top Science & Technology Research Labs
Research labs often work on some of the world's biggest problems, but also impact enterprise IT infrastructure. Check out these top research facilities and networks for technology innovation.
Will SATA Express Dethrone SAS?
Today's solid-state drives demand faster interfaces than what SAS and SATA can provide. SATA Express is on its way to becoming the next dominant storage interface.
IT Business Confidence Rises
CompTIA study shows that IT executives are generally optimistic about the potential for growth, but still have plenty of concerns.
Virtual Containers: 8 Basic Truths
The buzz around virtual containers is inescapable. If all the talk of containers and Docker has you curious or confused, here are the essentials.