Xirrus Adds Application Control To WLAN Arrays
Xirrus will add deep packet inspection to its wireless arrays to let administrators prioritize, block or limit bandwidth based on specific applications. Xirrus’ claim to be the first WLAN vendor to do so don’t ring true, but it’s still a good idea.
7 Dumb Cloud Computing Myths
You've heard the arguments: The cloud is not secure, costs too much, and wrecks the environment. Let us set you straight.
Big Switch's OpenFlow Controller Guns for SDN Leadership
Big Switch Networks, an ambitious start up in software-defined networking (SDN), has launched a new controller and a pair of networking applications that have the potential to drive OpenFlow-based networks into the mainstream.
Storage QoS: The Next Frontier?
Storage quality of service (QoS) aims to make storage performance more predictable without the need to over-allocate resources. We’ll look at the ins and outs of this emerging concept.
3 Virtual LAN Tips For SMBs
Virtual LANs aren't just for large organizations with multiple departments. Consider these three scenarios for how they might benefit smaller office environments.
HP EVI vs. Cisco OTV: A Technical Look
HP's Ethernet Virtual Interconnect (EVI) connects data centers at Layer 2 to support virtual machine mobility between data centers. We'll see how it stacks up to VPLS and Cisco's OTV.
Business Is Losing The App Usability Battle
Traditional business applications don’t fare well compared to consumer options. Is it time for companies to focus more on the user experience and less on application performance?
Skype In The Workspace: 3 Key Facts
Microsoft's popular Skype videoconferencing service officially goes social with a professional network for SMBs. Here's what you need to know.
HP Upgrades Mobile Thin Clients
HP adds bigger displays and more processing power to its notebook-like mt40 mobile thin client, as well as the ability to image wirelessly.
Storage Hypervisors Vs. Software Defined Storage
New technologies are emerging to streamline storage environments. Whether you call those technologies storage virtualization, storage hypervisors or software defined storage, IT still has to be persuaded to embrace them.
What WAN Optimization Can Teach SDN About Tunneling
Network tunnels used to have a bad reputation, but the rise of software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization is changing that. WAN optimization, which uses tunnels, may offer insights that IT can apply to SDN.
DataCore's Storage Hypervisor: An Overview
DataCore's SANsymphony-V software provides a host of storage features, including auto-tiering, replication, and the ability to remove physical disks without disruption, that can be run on a variety of storage hardware.
Wireless for Beginners Part 2: Avoiding Collisions
Wireless networks must avoid collisions to ensure packets reach their destination. This post reviews CSMA/CA and RTS/CTS techniques that let wireless devices share common airspace without disrupting traffic.
Apple's Fusion Drive: An Inside Look
Apple's Fusion Drive, a hybrid of SSD and hard disk, revs up iMac performance while also providing terabytes of capacity. PC makers should pay attention to this powerful combination.
How To Speak Data Center: kWh to BTUs
IT professionals who want proper power and cooling for their gear need to be comfortable with terms and calculations used by data center facilities pros. Lesson two: how to convert units of power into units of energy.