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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.
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.
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.
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.
Cisco-OpenDNS May Upset Networking Ecosystem
Commentary  |  7/1/2015  | 
Cisco's acquisition of security provider OpenDNS is a symptom of the vendor's transition to services that could have wide partner and competitor repercussions.
6 SSD Myths Debunked
Slideshows  |  7/1/2015  | 
Solid-state drives are still gaining traction, despite misconceptions that have dogged the technology. We separate fact from fiction.
Shadow IT: Not Taking Over Yet
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
A new CompTIA study finds that business units aren't circumventing IT as much as feared and that IT pros still wield a lot of power.
Can Converged Infrastructure Help IT Get Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  6/30/2015  | 
Traditional IT organizations are getting pushed aside by nimbler cloud providers. Converged and hyperconverged infrastructure can be the key to IT transformation.
Ethernet Standards Ramp Up For Faster IT
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
The Ethernet Alliance and UNH-IOL hosted a plugfest to test interoperability of 40 and 100 GbE, define the 25 GbE standard, and help businesses deploy new Ethernet technologies more quickly.
Cisco Unveils IoT Framework
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Networking giant expands its IoT portfolio with 15 new products for network connectivity, IoT security and manageability.
Why Hardware Still Counts In Networking
Commentary  |  6/29/2015  | 
Software is revolutionizing network architecture, but hardware remains a critical part of the equation for data center scalability.
Infoblox Launches Free IPv6 Transition Tool
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Online tool aims to help network architects and engineers overcome IPv6 challenges and kick off their transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
Software-Defined Storage's Unexpected Impact
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
There's a lot of hype around software-defined storage, but integrated products that aim to provide SDS benefits via a hardware model may see the most traction.
Why IPv6 Is Indispensable At LinkedIn
Commentary  |  6/25/2015  | 
At a meetup hosted by LinkedIn, the company explained how moving to IPv6 fulfills user needs and why it's unavoidable.
Data Disconnect, Data Overload
Commentary  |  6/25/2015  | 
The rise of DevOps highlights the fact that IT teams are drowning in data, much of it with little or no context. Here's what needs to happen to improve communication.
VMware ESX: Guide To Common Commands
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015  | 
Manage your VMware virtual environment as efficiently as possible using our comprehensive list of ESX and ESXi scripting commands.
Juniper Teams Up With Ruckus Wireless
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Vendors will work together to sell wireless and wired networking products as realignment in the WLAN market continues.
WiFi Offloading To Skyrocket
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Carriers will offload a four-fold increase in mobile data traffic to WiFi networks by 2019, Juniper Research predicts.
Linux Container Success Hinges On Standards
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Without standards in the areas of format, runtime, and orchestration, Linux containers risk not reaching their full potential.
7 SDN Innovations
Slideshows  |  6/23/2015  | 
Industry experts weigh in on the most innovative software-defined networking technology they've seen so far this year, including SD-WAN, ONOS, and OpenConfig.
No SSD-HDD Price Parity Before 2020
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
Howard Marks responds to a recent Network Computing blog arguing that SSD pricing is falling to hard-disk drive levels and putting HDDs on the road to obsolescence.
Hyperconvergence Hiccups
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
Hypercoverged systems improve VM performance by using server flash for key storage functions, but have drawbacks. Separating storage performance from capacity overcomes these issues.
Network Automation: More Than Scripting
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Automating rote network tasks isn't all script-driven. Network automation also can mean intelligent control and policy-based networking.
Container Networking: Challenges & Requirements
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
The Docker networking model falls short in meeting enterprise requirements. Here are key considerations for container networking.
SSD Prices In A Free Fall
Commentary  |  6/19/2015  | 
With the prices of solid-state drives expected to reach parity with hard-disk drives next year, are HDDs doomed?
Pros & Cons Of Technology Leadership
Commentary  |  6/19/2015  | 
Being the first vendor to support a new platform or the top vendor based on revenue can be a good thing, but also carries risks.
Obstacles Make Enterprise SDN Slow And Painful
News  |  6/18/2015  | 
At the Open Networking Summit, a panel of enterprise infrastructure leaders discussed the obstacles they face in adopting software-defined networking.
The Long Road To Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
In order to reap the ROI benefits of a true hybrid cloud environment, CIOs must have a well-thought out cloud strategy to avoid pitfalls.
Facebook Preaches Open Networks
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
At the Open Networking Summit, Facebook's Omar Baldonado stresses the need for open network designs.
Cisco Certifications To Kickstart Your Career
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015  | 
Cisco certifications are some of the most prestigious in technology, encompassing far more than routing and switching. Find out which options can improve your resume and skill set.
Networking Pros Enjoy New Resources At Cisco Live
Commentary  |  6/17/2015  | 
New educational focuses at Cisco Live -- including DevNet, virtual labs, and mentoring -- show the impact of SDN and the shifting role of the networking professional.
8 Free WiFi Analyzers
Slideshows  |  6/16/2015  | 
Troubleshooting wireless networks can be tricky, but these free tools can help with everything from rogue access points to site surveys.
10 Questions To Ask Your SDN Vendor
Slideshows  |  6/16/2015  | 
Avoid making mistakes in your SDN deployment by asking SDN vendors the right questions.
Copyrighting Code & Interfaces: Ask The Right Questions
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
The U.S. government has supported the ruling against Google for violation of Oracle's Java API. Criticism from the technology community is rampant, but perhaps we should view software copyright in a different light.
Cisco Live Recap: Change (And Rock 'n Roll) Was In The Air
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
Networking pros at Cisco Live witnessed changing leadership and new technology, along with the usual technical deep dives and killer entertainment.
Silver Peak Delivers SD WAN Overlay
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
Software-defined architecture aims to give enterprises a secure, reliable, and cost-effective way to build hybrid WANs.
Software-Defined WAN Benefits
Commentary  |  6/15/2015  | 
Emerging SD-WAN technologies provide new options for reducing WAN costs and improving performance. Here's how they work, including one that puts a different twist on SD-WAN.
3 Ways To Avoid Cloud Cost Overruns
Commentary  |  6/15/2015  | 
Implementing cloud infrastructure is supposed to save money, but can lead to costly surprises if you're not careful.
Cisco Live: The Real Experience
Slideshows  |  6/11/2015  | 
Network engineer David Varnum shares his thoughts and snapshots of the annual conference/party/geekfest sponsored by Cisco.
ONF Debuts Open Source SDN Software
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
The Open Networking Foundation's Atrium software integrates open source components with the goal of making it easier for network operators to deploy SDN.
Cloud & Virtualization Require SDN
Commentary  |  6/11/2015  | 
Cloud and virtualization are transforming enterprise IT. But in order to truly benefit, the network infrastructure must become just as dynamic and flexible.
Even In Software-Defined Storage, Hardware Matters
Commentary  |  6/10/2015  | 
Today, storage is mostly all about software, but Pure Storage's FlashArray//m proves that hardware still plays a big role.
Brocade Unveils SDN Monitoring App
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
Flow Optimizer works with OpenDaylight-based controllers for network security and bandwidth control.
Cisco Live: Chambers Passes Baton To Robbins
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
Networking pros bid longtime CEO John Chambers a fond farewell at Cisco Live as Chuck Robbins prepares to replace him.
Segment Routing: Potential For Far-Reaching Network Effects
Commentary  |  6/9/2015  | 
Segment routing could change the way MPLS networks function and facilitate the adoption of SDN. Find out how it works and why you should know more about it.
Cisco Extends Sourcefire Integration
News  |  6/8/2015  | 
Building on its 2013 acquisition, Cisco adds Sourcefire IPS and malware protection to AnyConnect and ISR products and also boosts its security partnerships.
Better, Faster WiFi In 7 Steps
Slideshows  |  6/8/2015  | 
The enterprise wireless LAN is now indispensable, and will be the basis of a host of new services in the next decade. Follow these guidelines to ensure your wireless network is robust today and tomorrow.
Docker Containers: 9 Fundamental Facts
Slideshows  |  6/5/2015  | 
The Docker open source platform for deploying and distributing applications in a virtualized container offers many benefits. We explain what enterprises should know about the popular technology.
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