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802.11ac Wave 2 & The Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Push
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
Cisco releases Catalyst multi-gigabit Ethernet technology amid dueling vendor standards efforts to support Wave 2 access points without new cabling.
Wireless Engineer Career Resources: Break In Or Brush Up
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
Thinking of a career in WiFi? We outline some resources to break into the field or brush up on skills, if you’re a seasoned wireless LAN professional in need of a refresher.
The Rise Of The Cloud WAN
Commentary  |  2/13/2015  | 
The trend of pushing WAN functionality into the cloud -- software-defined WAN -- is gaining steam as enterprises look to reduce WAN complexity and lower costs.
VMware Virtual Volumes Launch A New Storage Era
Commentary  |  2/12/2015  | 
The arrival of VVOLs with vSphere 6 will allow us to provide data services at the VM-level and put an end to impractical LUN management.
Be My Valentine: 8 Ways IT Pros Feel the Love From End Users
Slideshows  |  2/12/2015  | 
Just in time for Valentine's Day, IT professionals share their stories of end users' expressions of gratitude. As it turns out, IT pros get a lot of love.
Facebook Unveils Open Modular Switch
News  |  2/11/2015  | 
Dubbed "6-pack," Facebook's new switch platform is designed to allow the social networking giant to build any size switch using common building blocks.
STEM Careers: Tackling The Gender Gap
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
In order to get more women in STEM, schools need to step up with curriculum opportunities and IT companies need to build workforce diversity.
Cloud Migration: Managing Execution
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
The third part of this series on moving workloads to the cloud provides guidance for executing the migration, including load testing and security reviews.
How VSAN & VVOLs Will Impact Storage Administrators
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Software-defined storage is poised to take a leap forward with vSphere 6, VSAN and VVOLs. Storage administrators will need to expand their skills in order to keep up.
Copper Vs. Fiber: What's Best In The Next-Gen Data Center?
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
Copper cables can provide better performance, reliability and efficiency than fiber cables for organizations under pressure to improve their data center deployments.
Guide To Virtualization Hypervisors
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
IT organizations are using multiple hypervisors, so understanding the specifics of the big players like Hyper-V and vSphere ESXi will help your virtual environment perform at its best.
Brocade Buys Riverbed's SteelApp ADC Business
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
Brocade will add the application delivery controller line to its NFV portfolio as Riverbed continues to scale down its business.
Upgrading To 802.11ac WiFi: 4 Coping Strategies
Commentary  |  2/6/2015  | 
The latest version of WiFi, 802.11ac, is still making its way into the enterprise, in the lull before Wave 2 products arrive. Follow these tips to make the upgrade process less painful.
VCE Unveils NSX Integration
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Joint converged infrastructure venture, which had solely supported Cisco ACI, now offers factory-integrated NSX network virtualization.
Big Data Deployment: Finding The Best Model
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
What's the best IT infrastructure for big data? Here are some of the fundamental choices to consider.
2015 IT Jobs Outlook: IT Pros In Demand
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
CompTIA survey shows IT executives want to hire more workers this year, but will face challenges in meeting their technical hiring goals.
Peer-To-Peer Cloud Storage Promises Security, Reliability
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
Cloud storage services that use a decentralized model for storing data offer a viable alternative, especially for SMBs.
All EVO:RAIL Appliances Are Not Created Equal
Commentary  |  2/3/2015  | 
The arrival of EMC's VSPEX Blue hyper-converged appliance highlights the differences between products jockeying for attention in the growing collection of those based on VMware's EVO:RAIL.
IPv6 Network Testing: Avoid The Top 5 Troubles
Education  |  2/3/2015  | 
Test networks can be tricky, and IPv6 adds another dimension of complexity. Learn the most common issues associated with IPv6 testing and how to fix them.
When Enterprise WLANs Go Bad
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
The Marriott wireless debacle underscores the difficulty of managing WLANs, which are often neglected in the enterprise.
OpenStack: Driving The Software-Defined Economy
Commentary  |  1/30/2015  | 
OpenStack is only one example of the new era of software currently disrupting our established industries.
4 NFV Myths Debunked
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Network functions virtualization has spawned a number of misconceptions about what it is and how it works. Here's a reality check.
WiFi Coaches Keep Super Bowl WLAN In Winning Form
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Roam wireless stadium support staff will be lending a hand to Super Bowl fans that can't live without their connection.
Half Of Enterprises Worldwide Hit By DDoS Attacks
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
New data illustrates how distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks remain a popular attack weapon -- and continue to evolve.
8 Free Online Networking Classes
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015  | 
If you're looking to expand your networking skills, these courses offer instruction on SDN, cloud networking, network optimization, and other topics for free. What's better than that?
IT Monitoring Scalability Planning: 3 Roadblocks
Commentary  |  1/27/2015  | 
Planning for growth is key to effective IT monitoring, but it can be stymied by certain mindsets. Here's how to overcome them.
Crafting Effective UC Training
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
Getting the most out of your UC investment requires a usage and adoption program that teaches employees not only how to use the communication tools, but also the benefits.
Choosing High-Capacity Drives
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
From hard drives for specific uses to hybrid drives and various capacity-increasing technologies, there are a lot of options. How do you decide which is best?
Data Encryption On The Rise
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
Programming Languages And The Lord Of The Rings
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
Is there one code to rule them all? Today's IT jobs demand programming skills, but it can be tough to predict the specific languages you may need. Let The Lord of the Rings be your guide.
The Case For WLAN Interoperability
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Many new wireless devices don't play well on enterprise WLANs. It's time for the Wi-Fi Alliance to step up and fix the fragmented WiFi market.
Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make When They Move To The Cloud
Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make When They Move To The Cloud
Network Computing Videos  |  1/22/2015  | 
You’re moving to the cloud, and you may think the hard part — the internal debates, politics, and budget calculating — is behind you. Unfortunately, most companies make some basic mistakes and assumptions that make their migration to the cloud significantly more difficult. Cloud expert Joe Masters Emison points them out so that you can avoid them.
Cisco IOS Voice Troubleshooting: 9 Key Commands
Education  |  1/21/2015  | 
It's easy to get lost in unfamiliar territory when debugging a voice gateway problem. These common commands can help.
Free And Open SDN From Brocade
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
The Brocade Vyatta SDN Controller is free to download for a year, but the open nature of the product may be more attractive than the price.
Beware IT's Villain: The 'Complexifier'
Commentary  |  1/20/2015  | 
Individuals who focus on complicating things can derail IT projects. Here's what to watch out for and how to deflect their negative effect.
Selecting Wireless Access Points For The Enterprise
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015  | 
The humble wireless access point is a workhorse of today's enterprise network. See how models from Cisco, HP, Aruba, Aerohive, Xirrus, and Ruckus compare.
What Will Replace Flash?
Commentary  |  1/19/2015  | 
Technologies such as RRAM are vying to upstage flash memory, but have a long way to go. Meanwhile, flash suppliers are making improvements.
Network Segmentation & SD-WAN
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
The Target breach highlighted the need to segment networks and isolate traffic. Adding software-defined networking capabilities to the WAN can help.
Community Cloud Uses NSX To Streamline Security, Cut Costs
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
IlliniCloud consolidates security operations and reduces networking complexity with VMware's network virtualization platform, no 'architectural duct tape' needed.
Moving Mission-Critical Applications To The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
Here are three steps enterprises and private clouds need to take to meet the availability requirements of critical business applications.
Network Priorities: Availability Tops Security
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Organizations still rank availability over security in their application deployments, an F5 study finds.
Your Network's Next Step: Cisco ACI Or VMware NSX
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
When it comes to SDN, Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure and VMware's NSX are often discussed interchangeably, but they are really very different. Joe Onisick explains how they compare and can even work together.
Open Source Storage Gains Traction
Commentary  |  1/13/2015  | 
Ceph, along with Gluster, took big steps forward in 2014, positioning the open source storage technologies for the mainstream.
What's Your Wi-Fi Strategy For 2015?
Commentary  |  1/12/2015  | 
Enterprises that don't seize the opportunity to unlock IT value through wireless connectivity run the risk of being left behind.
DevOps & Diverse Infrastructure
Commentary  |  1/12/2015  | 
Don't let complex IT environments with a lot of non-virtualized infrastructure stop you from developing a DevOps practice.
Shifting To SDN? 3 Ways It Will Affect Network Monitoring
Commentary  |  1/9/2015  | 
Software-defined networking will affect your performance monitoring and applications visibility, so plan ahead.
Google Fiber, Utility Poles & The FCC
Commentary  |  1/8/2015  | 
If the FCC gives Google access to public telecom infrastructure for deploying Google Fiber, it could open the door for many broadband providers.
Achieving Infrastructure As Code
Commentary  |  1/7/2015  | 
Treating your network device configurations like source code is an intriguing idea. What's needed to enable widespread adoption of this practice?
10 SDN Startups On The Cutting Edge
Slideshows  |  1/6/2015  | 
Small companies flush with VC money have led the way in software-defined networking. Here are 10 of the hottest startups in the SDN space.
Cloud Migration: Strategy Development
Commentary  |  1/6/2015  | 
Moving workloads to the cloud is a process fraught with potential pitfalls. Here are some best-practices to streamline your cloud migration.
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