Force10's recent announcement that it can provide 40Gbps from edge to core is further proof that 40Gb Ethernet in the data center is right around the corner. 40Gb Ethernet, designed for uplinks, reduces the number of 10Gb links that are aggregated and ensures that 48-port 1Gb switches won't be oversubscribed. While 40Gb isn't exactly ground breaking news, Force10 takes a different approach to the technology.
HP Tuesday unveiled a series of products and services to help enterprises manage the growing influence of information technology in their organizations now and into the future. The consulting offerings address issues such as application transformation, information optimization, security and hybrid delivery of IT in private clouds, public clouds or on-premise systems. Instant-on also furthers HP's strategy to pull together products and services from across it's broad portfolio delivery IT solutio
Given the maturity of the 802.11 family of wireless standards, you'd think that device manufacturers would have it all worked out by now. It seems reasonable that any Wi-Fi capable device should be able to function on the "typical" wireless network, as long as standards-based client and infrastructure hardware is used. But the devil is always in the details, and for us in the Big WLAN Realm, we continue to battle the frustrations that come when manufacturers do things their own way while impleme
OpTier Inc. has enhanced its Business Transaction Management (BTM) software to provide an easier- to-use dashboard-based interface that includes role-based views with more of an emphasis on business needs. BTM is used for user experience management, application transaction profiling, application diagnostics, auto-discovery of transaction dependencies, and complex event processing. BTM 4 now also includes a back-end online analytical processing engine for better analysis of application performanc
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.