Expert Analysis
Content posted in December 2012
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Must 'Cloud' Translate To 'Ungovernable'?
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
When IT services come from a mix of inside and outside assets, we need more control, not less. Enter ITSM.
WLANs Will Provision Apps In 2013
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
With virtualization now entrenched as the preferred IT strategy, look for servers and even storage inside of wireless LAN controllers.
Guatemala Arrests Rogue AV Founder McAfee
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
In a stream of blog posts from prison, McAfee details his arrest for immigration violations after fleeing Belize, where he's wanted for questioning in a murder investigation.
Cisco’s Spending Spree: An Analysis
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
This November Cisco bought three companies in the space of about 10 days. I’ll examine whether these purchases are part of a larger strategic move, or simply the result of internal competition among Cisco’s business units.
Predictive Analytics and the Fiscal Cliff
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
The threat of the fiscal cliff has immense implications for the U.S. economy. Can predictive analytics play a helpful role in keeping us from going over?
The Rise of Data-Driven Intelligence
Commentary  |  12/5/2012  | 
An emerging concept called data-driven intelligence is a model for a new perspective on gathering insight from a vast pool of data. I’ll contrast data-driven intelligence with more familiar application-driven intelligence models.
Plexxi Cuts a New Path to SDN
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Plexxi, an SDN startup, launches a custom switch and controller to enable software-defined networking for enterprises and cloud providers. Unlike other controller architectures, Plexxi doesn’t rely on OpenFlow. Its secret weapon? An optical interconnect.
Object Storage's Path to the Enterprise
Commentary  |  12/5/2012  | 
Object storage is a smart fit for enterprise use cases such as backup, but the need to write to custom APIs impedes adoption.
Facebook Policy Vote: 10 Things To Know
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Facebook users have until Dec. 10 to vote on proposed policy changes -- including whether you will be able to vote at all on future changes.
Infrastructure as a Service: 12 Providers Analyzed
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Network Computing’s online Buyer’s Guide provides detailed information on 12 IaaS vendors, from Amazon to Terremark. Readers can download features charts with more than 60 data points and compare details on services, SLAs, pricing and more.
Best Use of Encryption You Never Considered
Commentary  |  12/4/2012  | 
Got e-discovery, data destruction or outdated hardware woes? Digital shredding may be the solution — and it can bolster the business case for encrypting data.
Silver Peak, F5 Put Virtual Appliances in Amazon Cloud
Commentary  |  12/4/2012  | 
Many networking vendors offer virtualized appliances that can run in a hypervisor. Now more vendors moving those appliances into public clouds.
HP Debuts New Storage, Backup Systems, Cuts Prices
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
HP's "largest storage launch ever" features new converged array family, backup and deduplication appliances, file-based storage for all size businesses.
Centrify Harnesses Active Directory For Mobile Device Management
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
DirectControl for SaaS promises convenient single sign-on to cloud apps and services for mobile users and secure, simple deployment for IT.
SDN: 5 Things CIOs Must Know
Commentary  |  12/3/2012  | 
Software-defined networking promises to pull today’s network into the virtual age, but CIOs have to separate speculation from reality. Here are five observations to help guide IT leaders’ thinking.
SSDs In the Data Center: SLC Out, MLC In
Commentary  |  12/3/2012  | 
A new generation of flash controllers means less-expensive MLC-based SSD drives are coming to the data center market.
Robotics Invade The Datacenter
Robotics Invade The Datacenter
Network Computing Videos  |  12/3/2012  | 
Bill Kleyman tours a robotics factory, explaining how the technology will affect the next-generation datacenter.
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