Facebook's Data Center: Where Likes Live
Welcome to the Oregon high desert, where Facebook stores all of your likes while pursuing data center energy efficiency on a new scale. Coming soon to the neighborhood: Apple.
11ac's First Wave: What to Expect
802.11ac will super-charge Wi-Fi, but pre-standard products will come with limitations. Here's what you can expect as 11ac products debut in 2013.
WLAN Stress Tests: What’s the Use?
Wireless hardware testing can shed much-needed light on Wi-Fi products when every vendor claims to have the best stuff. But you have to pay attention to the testing details.
Will SDN Kill TRILL?
Layer 2 multipathing standards such as TRILL and SPB may seem redundant in an SDN world. But these standards still have a role to play while we wait to see how the SDN market matures.
Road-Testing Republic Wireless and Its $19 Mobile Plan
Republic Wireless offers unlimited mobile voice and data for $19 a month. While the data is unlimited, the carrier’s reliance on Wi-Fi means poor call quality and no ability to hand off calls between wireless and cellular connections.
VMware Launches New VDI Software, Updates VDI Suite
News roundup: VMware upgrades VDI suite; GreenBytes releases virtual appliance for virtual desktops; NetIQ makes SSO for cloud easier; Seagate NAS simplifies backup for SOHOs; ITinvolve launches latest SaaS-based ITSM release.
InteropNet's Live Wire Act
InteropNet is the technological backbone of the Interop conference. Built four days before conference doors open, InteropNet serves more than 10,000 users and 300 exhibitors each day of the conference. Here’s how it comes together.
3 Lessons Learned from Wireless Field Day
WLAN location-based services are hot, wireless technology is getting more complex, and WLAN interoperability just isn’t going to happen. These are the three big ideas I took away from Wireless Field Day.
McAfee Launches Real-Time Security Policy Software
News roundup: McAfee connects ePolicy Orchestrator to Enterprise Security Manager; Arista Launches Data Analyzer; Zscaler goes big with Security Cloud analytics; Anturis unveils beta IT monitoring tool
SDN Startup Targets Cloud Providers
SDN startup Anuta Networks is launching a controller for IaaS cloud providers to manage physical network infrastructure—switches, routers, load balancers and more—and to automate the provisioning of network services.
Brocade Wins Another Round in A10 Patent Lawsuit
Brocade notched another victory in its patent lawsuit against A10 Networks as a federal judge denied a request from A10 to undo a permanent injunction that bars A10 from selling products that infringe on Brocade's patents.
Cisco's Future Focuses On Cloud, SDN
Cisco posted record revenue for the eighth consecutive quarter even as it redefines its business for a future of virtualized networks and the Internet of Everything.
IT Not Ready to Quit on BlackBerry
IT pros hope BlackBerry can reverse its fading fortunes, but they recognize end user choice is going against the once-dominant mobile vendor. Network Computing readers weigh in on BlackBerry’s fate.
F5 Acquires SDN Startup LineRate Systems
News roundup: F5's LineRate Systems acquisition targets data center programmability, scalability; Dell launches a new switch and rolls out OpenFlow support; CA simplifies IAM offerings; Veeam offers VM backup up to 15 cloud providers.
RCS, WebRTC Will Unlock Mobile UC Potential
New standards such as RCS and WebRTC aim to bring unified communications (UC) capabilities to browsers and mobile devices, which may open a new competitive front for enterprise UC providers.
Digital Pen Improves the Tablet Experience
The DuoSense digital pen from N-Trig captures the experience of pen on paper for tablet users. But OS and device support are limited, and more apps are needed before this technology can go mainstream.