When To Say No To The Cloud
With cloud adoption on the rise, should you jump on the bandwagon? Depending on your business needs, it may make more sense to wait.
HP Debuts SDN App Store
At Interop New York, HP will launch its SDN app store, where customers can buy applications to run on its SDN platform.
How IoT Affects Your Enterprise
The Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything may seem like mere buzzwords, but enterprises are deploying real IoT projects that affect their enterprise networks, data centers, cloud services, and personnel.
Business WiFi On A Budget
For businesses that can't afford enterprise WLAN products, there are a lot of low-cost WiFi options. Just be prepared for the tradeoffs.
IoT: Beyond SDN
The Internet of Things will require more scale, simplicity, and higher levels of abstraction than what software-defined networking is designed to provide.
New technologies and suppliers are threatening the status quo in storage. Who will be your storage vendor in 2016?
Keeping Tabs On Storage Industry M&A
Mergers and acquisitions have been commonplace in the storage industry. Today, the storage M&A race has slowed a bit, but everyone wants to know what Cisco's next move will be.
Backup Appliances & The Cloud
While cloud computing may seem to solve the backup problem, the answer isn't that easy. Today's backup appliances strive for a more nuanced approach.
7 Critical Cloud Service Attributes
Cloud service providers vary a lot when it comes to reliability, security, and other qualities. Here's what to look for to make sure a cloud provider meets your needs.
ONF Develops SDN Certification
The Open Networking Foundation kicks off a program to develop vendor-neutral certification to validate knowledge and skills in software-defined networking.
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.