The Fall Of The Storage Tiers
With drives and storage appliances rapidly evolving, traditional tiered storage classifications are no longer useful in the enterprise. We need a new system for classifying storage devices based on usage.
Turkey’s Twitter Shoot: Lessons Learned
Network engineers can gain insight into resilience, indirection techniques like NAT, and Internet governance from Turkey officials' none-too-successful attempt to shut down the popular messaging service.
Ethernet Switch Market: Who's Winning?
An Infonetics survey on companies' spending plans and vendor perceptions shows Cisco and HP leading the pack, with Huawei making some inroads into the US Ethernet switch market.
DevOps: Embrace Failure & Change
In order to benefit from cloud computing, enterprises must change their attitudes and integrate platforms like OpenStack via the DevOps model.
50 Shades Of Open SDN
The word open is used frequently in the software-defined networking market, but a closer look at three SDN initiatives shows that the meaning of open depends on your point of view.
Bye-Bye, Traditional IT Buyer
Recent ESG research suggests the writing is on the wall for traditional IT purchasing processes. Three trends are putting pressure on the standard IT procurement formula.
Sorting Through Storage Industry Hype
Vendors are pushing new storage technologies, such as software-defined storage and new types of NAND flash storage, while users try to make sense of a fast-changing storage landscape.
WAN Adaptations Needed For Cloud
The cloud is putting more demands than ever on the WAN, and the WAN must respond with increased speed, throughput, and flexibility.
Need For Speed Drives WAN Optimization
Our annual WAN survey finds usage of WAN optimization and traffic shaping up 4% over last year, despite some predictions in the industry to the contrary.
SDN: Waiting For The Trickle-Down Effect
Like server virtualization and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SDN will eventually become a technology that small and midsized enterprises can use. But it's going to require some new packaging.
VMware's VSAN Benchmarks: Under The Hood
VMware touted flashy numbers in recently published performance benchmarks, but a closer examination of its VSAN testing shows why customers shouldn't expect the same results with their real-world applications.
IT Certification Exam Success In 4 Steps
There are no shortcuts to obtaining passing scores, but focusing on key fundamentals of proper study and preparation will help you master the art of certification.
All-Flash Arrays: The VDI Solution?
The huge performance provided by all-flash arrays is a boon for virtual desktop infrastructure, but don't be fooled by unrealistic calculations.
Microsoft Lync: 10 Ways To Do More
Lync does much more than instant messaging. Check out these tips and tricks for getting the most from this communication and collaboration tool.
SDN Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare
It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.
Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.
NHR End Of Life Alert, April 2014
Don't let network hardware maintenance issues take you by surprise. Find out which Cisco routing and switching products are retiring this month.
Heartbleed: Making The Case For SDN
Software-defined networking technology could help protect against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed. It's time to develop a more mature SDN option.
Designing The Next-Generation WLAN
With so many different devices and highly mobile workforces, WLAN architects face a lot of challenges. Experts offered guidance on WLAN design, BYOD, and 802.11ac at Interop Las Vegas.
Why Does Customer Service Suck?
Businesses need to get on the ball with implementing unified communications systems that can break down silos and improve their sinking customer satisfaction ratings.