Optimizing Data Center PUE
Data center managers are under pressure to improve utilization and efficiency while maintaining high availability. Here are three ways to achieve that balance.
SAS Grows In The Data Center
More enterprises choose Serial Attached SCSI for storage in the data center due to improved reliability, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and continued enhancements.
IoT Makes You Administrator Of Things
You may not realize it, but it's likely you're already supporting and managing "Internet of Things" devices on your corporate network. Here's a reality check.
Aerohive Adds iBeacon Support
Enterprise WiFi vendor teams with Radius Networks to provide retailers and others with centrally managed proximity beacon capability.
6 Critical Data Center Concepts
The data center is the Achilles' heel of IT operations. Be sure everyone on your IT team knows the ins and outs of these critical data center functions.
Software-Defined WAN: A Primer
Enterprise WANs are costly and complex to manage. SD-WAN technology can help by automating the configuration of WAN edge routers.
IoT Standards: Which Will Prevail?
Several industry groups that include big names like Google and Intel have recently formed to create standards for the emerging Internet of Things. The race is on.
Why Spanning Tree Is Evil
The Spanning Tree Protocol was built for an outdated network architecture, offering little to modern business, and the workarounds most engineers introduce aren't much better.
Hyper-Convergence And All Flash On The Way
Will a combination of the two shiniest technologies in the storage business make a match like champagne and caviar, or will it create a system looking more like a chocolate-covered pickle?
SDN A Good Match On Campus
University networks typically behave one way during the day and another at night. Software-defined networking can address that situation.
Cisco Doubles Down On UCS Servers
Cisco builds on its success in servers with new models in the Unified Computing System line and the assumption that data will only get bigger.
How To Survive In Networking
Jeremy Schulman shares his secrets for navigating the transition in network operations by leveraging lessons learned from DevOps.
VMware NSX Banks On Security
A year after launching NSX with much fanfare, VMware is targeting its network virtualization platform at customers with ample security budgets in the wake of high-profile security breaches.
IT Hiring: Social Media Matters
A survey by TEKsystems shows that both IT pros and those in charge of IT hiring rely heavily on LinkedIn and other social media to find and screen each other.
Cloud Storage Security: AWS Vs. Azure
Security remains the biggest concern facing cloud storage adoption. Here we look at the security details of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, two cloud storage heavyweights.
Confessions Of A VMworld Virgin
I'm heading to WMworld for the first time, and relying on a schedule filled with smart people and intriguing activities to keep me on track.
Aspiring To Smarter Storage
Startup DataGravity has developed a unified storage system that provides data-aware services such as full text indexing and file system auditing.
IT Certification's Top 10 Benefits
IT certification and training can help you advance in your career, strengthen your IT skills, and provide your employer with a more qualified and dedicated staff.
Rethinking Data Center Design
With the skyrocketing number of connected devices and data processing requirements, data center operators are migrating to a new open architecture that's focused on virtualization.
Flash Is Overkill For VDI
All flash makes fast storage, but at a high cost. Listen to your users, and provide a hybrid array combined with software for a better VDI experience.
What's Next For Flash?
Today's 2D flash is near its limit. The industry is evolving to 3D flash and developing storage technologies that promise to be faster and denser.
The Headaches Of Multiple Cloud Services
IT professionals and users alike understand the benefits of cloud services. However, migrating several IT services to the cloud can create more pain than you might expect.
In Hybrid Clouds, Mind The Details
Integrating your private cloud with public clouds can provide agility, security, and control. But getting the minutia right is daunting.
Inside White-Box Switches
Switches traditionally use ASICs for packet forwarding, but the new breed of white-box switches relies more heavily on generic CPUs to handle forwarding in order to reduce costs.
Beyond Cage Nuts
Cage nuts aren't the only option for mounting IT gear to racks. Find out about alternatives such as MonoSerts and Rackstuds, plus a handy cage nut tool if you want to stick with traditional hardware.
Internet Of Things = Internet Of Gateways
The advent of the IoT will mean monitoring an explosion of gateways and will require increased network performance monitoring -- in particular, application-aware network monitoring.
Mobile WLAN Tools: Pros & Cons
WiFi troubleshooting tools are moving beyond laptops to mobile devices. Though these professional-grade apps provide increased flexibility, they have their downsides.