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Managing Collaboration In The Extended Enterprise
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
Organizations need to develop a balanced strategy to meet the demands of today's highly mobile workforce where collaboration extends beyond the office walls.
Beyond Redundancy: Improving IT Availability
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
IT leaders must look at redundancy and availability in a more comprehensive way to develop a strategy for true IT resilience.
SD-WAN Vendors Making A Splash
Slideshows  |  8/27/2015  | 
Software-defined WAN has suddenly become the hottest topic in networking, due to its potential to save money while improving network performance. Check out the vendors leading the way.
Storage & Virtual Containers: Where Does The Data Go?
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Containerization presents challenges when it comes to data storage. Here's a look at the current state of container storage.
Network Change: Evolutions and Revolutions
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
The missing piece in both networking's revolutionary and evolutionary stories is the thing that started it all -- the Internet.
What's Behind The Open Source Software Explosion?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
We've always had open source software. The difference now is that vendors are commercializing it.
Selecting Storage: It's All About The Applications
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
Choosing the right storage for your applications depends on using the PACE model, evaluating Performance, Availability, Capacity and Economics.
Contest Winners: Most Creative Captions Revealed
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Our security-themed cartoon caption contest drew lots of witty entries. Here's who won.
VMworld 2015: 5 Trends To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015  | 
VMworld is so expansive, it's easy to lose your focus. We'll be following these hot topics.
Wireless Site Surveys Done Right
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Here's what you need to know to conduct successful passive and active wireless site surveys.
NIST Plants Seeds For Future Wireless Networking
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
NIST forms 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance with tech giants and universities to study how signals behave in millimeter wavelength bands.
Traditional IT And The Road To DevOps
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
An IT team at a telecom operator decided to shift away from its highly manual processes and move towards a DevOps model. Here's what happened.
Calculating Your Cloud ROI
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
Like the cloud itself, determining your return on investment requires a different way of looking at goals and factoring in the value of opportunity and competitive advantage.
5 Real Ways To Approach Security Automation
Commentary  |  8/20/2015  | 
We've all heard about the benefits of automating system configurations to avoid human error, but introducing it to your infrastructure may be easier said than done. Here are five real-world ways to get started.
Drilling Down To The Data Problem Inside The Data Center
Commentary  |  8/20/2015  | 
Legacy data centers have an efficiency problem, with multiple systems processing the same data several times. It's time to rethink that.
7 Startups Poised To Change Today's Networks
Slideshows  |  8/19/2015  | 
From wireless mesh and optical switching to protocol translation and vehicular networks, new technology from our top picks could change networks as we know them.
The Shift To Cloud Security Services
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
Enterprises are increasingly looking to boost their security posture by tapping cloud-based security services.
IO Visor: Where The Kernel Meets The Network
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
Find out how the latest open source project to launch can help network performance by moving functionality inside the Linux kernel.
NASCAR Team Overhauls Network With Juniper
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
Joe Gibbs Racing replaced its network at headquarters with Juniper MetaFabric architecture to boost network performance and provide room for growth.
Going All In For SSD: The Side Effects
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
As storage appliances transition to all solid-state drives, there will be ramifications for interfaces and controllers that impact performance.
NEC Putting Its UC and SDN Technologies Together
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
It turns out that the SDN model of higher-level controllers driving lower-level infrastructure elements fits nicely with the unified communications model.
4G Edge Routers On The Rise
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
Enterprise networks are increasingly leveraging 4G edge router technology for flexibility in providing connectivity for POS terminals, IoT devices and more.
Web-Scale IT: The Enterprise Impact
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
Enterprises can follow the lead of big cloud companies with an architectural approach that includes open hardware and DevOps to increase data center agility and cost efficiency.
802.11ac Adoption Fueling The Mobile Enterprise
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
With gigabit speeds and coverage efficiencies, wireless technology that rivals the performance of the traditional wired desktop will finally enable a fully mobile workforce.
Containers Spell Security Threats For Mobile
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
Containers are gaining popularity, but for mobile usage introduce security vulnerabilities.
Cisco Warns Of Malicious Firmware
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
Attackers are using rogue firmware to take over Cisco IOS networking devices, according to Cisco security bulletin.
5G Expectations Soar
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
The next-generation of wireless technology is generating big-time predictions as the industry gears up for its potential benefits.
Where Should WAN Functionality Live?
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
Improving outdated WAN architecture is not a simple decision, due to the growing number of technology options and services.
The 9 Worst WiFi Security Mistakes
Slideshows  |  8/12/2015  | 
Loopholes in your WLAN security could put your business at risk. Here are the common security pitfalls when it comes to wireless networking.
Automation And Orchestration: Speed Vs. Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/12/2015  | 
We need to go beyond automating network tasks via SDN into the realm of orchestration and DevOps to eliminate inefficiency.
Symantec Sheds Veritas Business For $8 Billion
News  |  8/11/2015  | 
Cybersecurity giant sells data storage unit to investor group, putting an end to its failed foray into storage.
SDN Security Under Scrutiny
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
A researcher at Black Hat reveals ONIE vulnerabilities, showing that SDN isn't immune to security problems. However, the nature of white-box switches promises rapid fixes.
8 Reasons To Consider Containers
Slideshows  |  8/11/2015  | 
If your IT environment can benefit from faster and simpler application deployment, it may be time to explore the upside of containers.
Network Change Management Best Practices
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
No one wants to be that person who caused the network to crash while implementing a change. Here are some steps to help ensure successful network changes.
Cloud Backup Tools: 7 Factors To Weigh
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
Data backup and recovery technology is critical for cloud services. Here's how to make the right choice.
No Lazy Days of Summer In Storage
Commentary  |  8/8/2015  | 
The dog days of August are when the storage industry heats up, with two major events. Contributor Howard Marks will be speaking and joining the fun at Flash Memory Summit and VMworld.
Pain-Free Migration To The Public Cloud
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
Thinking of moving applications to the public cloud? Follow these guidelines to ensure unexpected expenses and problems don't erode potential benefits.
Log Analysis: Untapped Network Intelligence
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
Don't overlook log data as a resource for detecting network problems and improved network planning.
Software-Defined UC: Way Overdue
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
With unified communications environments getting exponentially more complex, management needs to get far more automated.
Defending Industrial Ethernet Switches Is Not Easy, But Doable
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
Attacks and vulnerabilities against ICS and SCADA can be detected and monitored if operational folks know their network infrastructure.
Why I'm Listening To John Chambers' Dire Warning
Commentary  |  8/6/2015  | 
The final keynote by Cisco's former CEO reeked of fire and brimstone. But do regular IT pros need to worry about an impending IT apocalypse?
HP, Cisco Ranked As Top WLAN Vendors
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
HP reaps rewards from its acquisition of Aruba Networks, asserting itself as an enterprise WLAN market leader alongside rival Cisco, according to IHS research.
Converged Infrastructure Vs. Disaggregated Systems
Commentary  |  8/6/2015  | 
Deciding whether converged systems or network disaggregation is right for your organization requires looking beyond the hype.
Securing BGP Not As Difficult As You'd Think
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
But few service providers and organizations bother to deploy security for BGP, security expert says.
Terracotta VPN Piggybacks On Network Of Compromised Windows Servers
News  |  8/5/2015  | 
APT groups use this VPN service to launch attacks against organizations around the world.
6 Must-Have Enterprise Productivity Tools
Slideshows  |  8/5/2015  | 
Productivity is the name of the game for today's enterprises to work faster and smarter. We outline the key tools you should leverage to help your employees collaborate and your business compete.
Secrets To Private Cloud Success
Commentary  |  8/5/2015  | 
Make implementing a private cloud easier by carefully selecting a platform and adopting a consumption-based, pay-as-you-go service delivery model.
Dark Reading News Desk Live At Black Hat 2015
News  |  8/5/2015  | 
Please join host Sara Peters and her guests for the latest in security from the Dark Reading News Desk show at Black Hat USA 2015, premiering Wednesday.
10 Leaders In Internet Of Things Infrastructure
Slideshows  |  8/4/2015  | 
The Internet of Things needs a strong backbone for the many billions of connected devices and apps most prognosticators expect. Find out which companies are building the IoT behind the scenes.
Networking Career: How To Make It To The Big League
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
Networking pros who want to make the leap from a small shop to a big network environment can learn from how our newest network engineer got the job.
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