SDN: Waiting For The Trickle-Down Effect
Like server virtualization and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SDN will eventually become a technology that small and midsized enterprises can use. But it's going to require some new packaging.
VMware's VSAN Benchmarks: Under The Hood
VMware touted flashy numbers in recently published performance benchmarks, but a closer examination of its VSAN testing shows why customers shouldn't expect the same results with their real-world applications.
IT Certification Exam Success In 4 Steps
There are no shortcuts to obtaining passing scores, but focusing on key fundamentals of proper study and preparation will help you master the art of certification.
All-Flash Arrays: The VDI Solution?
The huge performance provided by all-flash arrays is a boon for virtual desktop infrastructure, but don't be fooled by unrealistic calculations.
Microsoft Lync: 10 Ways To Do More
Lync does much more than instant messaging. Check out these tips and tricks for getting the most from this communication and collaboration tool.
SDN Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare
It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.
Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.
NHR End Of Life Alert, April 2014
Don't let network hardware maintenance issues take you by surprise. Find out which Cisco routing and switching products are retiring this month.
Heartbleed: Making The Case For SDN
Software-defined networking technology could help protect against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed. It's time to develop a more mature SDN option.
Designing The Next-Generation WLAN
With so many different devices and highly mobile workforces, WLAN architects face a lot of challenges. Experts offered guidance on WLAN design, BYOD, and 802.11ac at Interop Las Vegas.
Why Does Customer Service Suck?
Businesses need to get on the ball with implementing unified communications systems that can break down silos and improve their sinking customer satisfaction ratings.
Internet Of Things Goes Home
The "connected home" is becoming a reality thanks to improved broadband networks and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of how our homes are getting smarter.
Commodity Switches Test Cisco's Mettle
Long the networking giant, Cisco now faces threats from all sides in the form of open-source options produced by vendors including Arista, Cumulus, and Pica8.
VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
The true benefits from network virtualization will come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about the finer points of vendors' SDN products, according to VMware's Martin Casado.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
The Best of Interop Awards recognize innovative hardware and software that represent technological advancement in a specific category. The Interop judging team poured through 129 submissions in nine categories, including networking, mobility, and security. This year we chose to mix this up a little by creating a separate storage category and adding a whole new SDN category. Awards were also presented for Grand Award winner, Best Startup, and Audience Choice. See who took home the prize this year