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Content posted in October 2013
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NSA Secretly Tapped Google, Yahoo Data Centers, Report Says
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Agency refutes allegations, while Google is outraged over the reported interception of data from its networks.
Cisco Rolls Out New Collaboration Tools
Commentary  |  10/31/2013  | 
With a Jabber Guest, Intelligent Proximity and a new teleconferencing endpoint, Cisco aims to meet diverse corporate needs.
Juniper's QFX5100 Switches Knit A Fabric
Commentary  |  10/31/2013  | 
The new QFX5100 switches are a key element of Juniper's MetaFabric architecture.
Timeline For Carrier NFV Still Hazy
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
While the industry is bullish on the prospects of SDN and NFV, telecom carriers are still figuring out how they might be implemented.
10 Ways Apple iOS 7 Targets Businesses
Slideshows  |  10/30/2013  | 
Apple has made great strides to appease not just business users, but also the IT administrators and security managers responsible for protecting and managing the infrastructure that supports mobile device use. The release of iOS 7 had many pundits lauding Apple's leadership for listening to the business contingent and releasing a raft of new management and security features that show progress for making iPhones and iPads more than consumer gadgets.
VMware Has To Step Up On NFS
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
It's time for VMware to improve its file storage support to make storage management simpler.
Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities Unearthed
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Researchers find 25 flaws in products used in power and water systems that attackers could exploit. In a separate study, researchers find vulnerabilities in a widely used vessel tracking system.
Cisco Bids to Solve WebRTC Video Codec Battle
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
The vendor will open-source its H.264 implementation, hoping for consensus and backward-compatibility in WebRTC video.
Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities Unearthed
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Researchers find 25 flaws in products used in power and water systems that attackers could exploit. In a separate study, researchers find vulnerabilities in a widely used vessel tracking system.
Juniper Launches New Fabric Architecture, Switch Line
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Juniper Networks' MetaFabric architecture, including new QFX5100 switches, aims to speed up application deployment and streamline network operations.
Juniper Launches New Fabric Architecture, Switch Line
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Juniper Networks' MetaFabric architecture, including new QFX5100 switches, aims to speed up application deployment and streamline network operations.
Do NIST Information Security Standards Matter?
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
The information security field is awash in regulations and requirements, but National Institute of Standards and Technology standards provide a strong foundation for an information security program.
Pertino Boosts SDN-Based Cloud Network Service
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
Startup expands its cloud networking platform with Network Service Virtualization, which provides enterprise-level services such as WAN optimization.
SDN Licensing: Please Keep It Simple
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
SDN is moving from slideware to shipping product. Vendors should make license plans simple to spur adoption and save everyone time.
IT And Innovation: A Natural Combination
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Contrary to popular perception, the IT department personifies innovation with its relentless focus on improvement. IT should promote this culture of innovation throughout the company.
Data Center Networking Market To Reach $21.85 Billion By 2018: Report
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Adoption of next-generation Ethernet switches, SAN products, and network security tools as data centers becomes increasingly virtualized will drive market growth, according to research firm.
GITEX 2013 Highlights Day 1
GITEX 2013 Highlights Day 1
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Highlights from day one of GITEX.
GITEX 2013 Highlights Day 2
GITEX 2013 Highlights Day 2
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Highlights from day two of GITEX.
GITEX 2013 Highlights Day 3
GITEX 2013 Highlights Day 3
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Highlights of day 3 at GITEX.
Coho Applies SDN To Scale-Out Storage
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Startup Coho Data uses an integrated OpenFlow controller to reduce the latency associated with traditional scale-out storage designs.
Banking Solutions Demo
Banking Solutions Demo
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Abdelrahman Abdellatif of Huawei Enterprise talks about banking at GITEX 2013, Dubai.
GITEX 2013 Highlights Day 4
GITEX 2013 Highlights Day 4
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Highlights of day 4 at GITEX.
Services Solutions at GITEX 2013, Dubai
Services Solutions at GITEX 2013, Dubai
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Hank Stokbroekx, VP of Services Marketing for Huawei Enterprise, talks about Services Solutions at GITEX 2013.
Network Energy Demo
Network Energy Demo
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Charle Chan Chen, VP of Network Energy at Huawei, talks about the benefits of Huawei's server solutions.
BYOD Collaboration Demo
BYOD Collaboration Demo
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Syed Mafuzur Rahman talks about Huawei's BYOD collaboration at GITEX 2013.
BYOD Network & Security at GITEX 2013, Dubai
BYOD Network & Security at GITEX 2013, Dubai
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Asfar Zaidi of Huawei Enterprise talks about the latest BYOD solutions in the industry.
Wireless Solutions Demo
Wireless Solutions Demo
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Asela Dissanayakam, Sr. Solutions Manager of Enterprise Business at Huawei Enterprise, talks about Huawei's latest wireless solutions at GITEX 2013.
The IT Master-Plan for the future
The IT Master-Plan for the future
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Awad Saeed Al Ketbi of Tawazun talks about his company's experience working with Huawei at GITEX 2013.
Enterprise Systems at GITEX 2013, Dubai
Enterprise Systems at GITEX 2013, Dubai
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Pouya Parsafar, Managing Director of Enterprise Systems, talks about his company's experience working with Huawei.
Huawei's FusionCube Solution
Huawei's FusionCube Solution
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Ron Raffensperger talks about Huawei's FusionCube Solution at GITEX 2013.
Huawei Is the Better Solution
Huawei Is the Better Solution
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Osama Asfoor of the Ministry of Health in the Makkah Region talks about his decision to work with Huawei.
State-of-the-Art Telecom in the Middle East & Africa
State-of-the-Art Telecom in the Middle East & Africa
Network Computing Videos  |  10/28/2013  | 
Meera Kaul of Optimus talks about telecom in the Middle East and Africa at GITEX 2013, Dubai.
Will SDN Make Me Homeless?
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
An Interop New York panel tackled the anxieties -- and opportunities -- that SDN and network virtualization present to network engineers, architects and administrators.
VMware Killed By Commoditization? Not So Fast
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
The commoditization of the virtualization market isn't happening as quickly as Wall Street analysts assume. Here's how VMware stays three steps ahead of commoditization's noose.
Delving Into Spectra Logic Deep Storage
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
With its RESTful interface and BlackPearl storage appliance, Spectra Logic promises to breathe new life into the tape market.
Project Sonar: Security Testers Of A New Kind
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
Crowdsourced Project Sonar aims to put C-level execs and their companies' security vendors on their toes.
Tufin Updates Security Policy Management Software
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Update expands firewall support; NetMotion offers Locality via the cloud; Zadara boosts cloud storage; Brocade adds MAPs for SANs.
DARPA Dangles $2 Million For Security Automation Idea
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Agency's latest challenge will award $2 million to team that builds an unmanned, self-patching network defense system capable of responding to cyber-attacks.
High-Power Microservers Target Appliances and the Cloud
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
Get ready for a new generation of more powerful microservers with better performance and memory.
Hybrid Storage Startup Nimble Storage Files For IPO
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Maker of flash-optimized storage and EMC competitor hopes to raise $150 million in initial public offering.
SDN, Network Professionals and Jobs
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
Software-defined networking might mean fewer jobs as some tasks get automated, but there will still be room for skilled networking pros to build and manage the new systems.
Hybrid Storage Startup Nimble Storage Files For IPO
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Maker of flash-optimized storage and EMC competitor hopes to raise $150 million in initial public offering.
WLAN Management: How A Hospital Tackles The Complexity
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
I spoke with Houston Methodist Hospital's WLAN architect, who described how his team maintains strict security and performs troubleshooting on the hospital's massive Wi-Fi network.
EMC ViPR: Promises to Keep
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
ViPR, EMC's latest storage offering, promises to usher in the era of software-defined storage, but the company has some work to do to make its promise a reality.
Seattle's Plan To Warm City With Data Center Waste Heat
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
City officials want to recycle waste heat from nearby data centers to provide sustainable heat and hot water to buildings.
Seattle Plans To Warm City With Data Center Waste Heat
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
City officials want to recycle waste heat from nearby data centers to provide sustainable heat and hot water to buildings.
Seagate Boosts Disk Drive Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
Disk drives just got interesting with Seagate's new Kinetic Open Storage platform, an architecture that creates smart disk drives with Ethernet interfaces.
Data Center Outages Haunt IT Pros, Study Shows
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Survey of data center operators indicates they're overwhelmed by outages and aren't sure of their ability to minimize their impact.
Don't Leave Network Virtualization to Server Admins
Commentary  |  10/21/2013  | 
Network and security engineers will be sidelined if they don't understand where network virtualization is going, and why they need to go with it.
Data Center Outages Haunt IT Pros, Study Shows
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Survey of data center operators indicates they're overwhelmed by outages and aren't sure of their ability to minimize their impact.
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