Whiptail Breaks Vendor Lock-in On Storage Replication
Replication between data centers typically required customers to buy two of the same storage arrays from a vendor. Storage company Whiptail has added heterogeneous replication to its array, which lets customers use Whiptail and any other system.
DIY Storage: Why I Built My Own SAN
I built my own SAN to meet some storage needs at my job. In a series of posts I’ll cover the reasons why, how I did it, and the hardware and software I used.
As The PayPal Vs. VMware Story Turns
PayPal is adopting OpenStack for its cloud infrastructure, but it's not necessarily dumping VMware for virtualization infrastructure. Here are some conclusions from this saga.
Meeting The MSP/CSP Storage Challenge
As customers push for more storage and hosting solutions, managed and cloud service providers are turning to a software-defined approach to purchasing resources. Here's how it works.
In IT, Everything Old Is New Again
Software-defined storage? Old news. Non-volatile memory? Same deal. Rogue business units that get around IT with a credit card and outside resources? I was doing it long before SaaS showed up.
Fortinet Acquires ADC Vendor Coyote Point
Security vendor Fortinet announced its acquisition of application delivery controller vendor Coyote Point Systems. Fortinet hopes the acquisition will boost its enterprise presence.
IBM Pulse 2013: Lessons Learned
Three compelling themes emerged from IBM’s annual gathering: the continued diffusion of the data center, the need for open cloud standards and the rise of data-driven IT intelligence.
False Disk Drive Failures Are a Real Problem
New information shows disk drives report false failures with alarming frequency. False failures have real costs for data center operators. Here’s what the industry can do about it.
How To Secure WLANs: A Visual Overview
Secure wireless networks don't just happen--users and IT pros have to make it happen. But what goes into making a wireless network secure? Here's a look some essential steps for locking down wireless communications, including advice for road warriors, small business owners and WLAN administrators running large networks.
How APIs Transform Data Center Management
APIs are helping to usher in new mechanisms for making data center management more automated and scalable. They’re also key to network virtualization and private clouds.
Citrix Adds Traffic Analysis to NetScaler
News roundup: NetScaler Insight Center enhances monitoring and troubleshooting; Sanbolic updates Melio software; Bluebox tool detects Android malware; SunGard launches SaaS-based continuity planning; Array Networks upgrades APV app delivery controllers.
Massachusetts Tax May Leak Into the Cloud
A proposed tax in Massachusetts may affect software services and Web design and hosting. If approved, the state estimates the tax may bring in a quarter billion dollars in 2014.
Can Big Data Be Poisoned by Botnets?
The Chameleon botnet is generating billions of ad impressions in a click-fraud scheme. It's a red flag for companies making business decisions based on analysis of Web data.
VMware Vs. Amazon? Try VMware Vs. OpenStack
Does VMware want to be a big player in Amazon's public cloud territory, or is the new vCloud service a defensive move to counter an OpenStack insurgency? I say the latter.
Can Ruckus, San Jose Revive Municipal Wi-Fi?
San Jose's downtown is newly awash in Wi-Fi from Ruckus Wireless. But is a catchy slogan and established technology enough to triumph in the failure-prone municipal wireless space?
How To Hire The Right IT Security Pro
Want to hire the best security team for your company? Understand your security needs, focus on specific skills (including people skills), and don’t worry too much about certifications, advises security expert Michael Davis.
8 Great Cloud Storage Services
If you need personal or enterprise cloud file storage -- or more of it -- it's not just a Dropbox world anymore. Use our guide to choose wisely.
How To Configure Cisco Nexus 5500 Port Profiles
Cisco Nexus 5500 port profiles let network engineers apply multiple port configurations with a single command. Port profiles can reduce errors and enforce standard configurations. We show you how with sample code.