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Content posted in June 2012
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Egenera Reaches Into the Cloud to Expand Mixed-Environment Offerings
Commentary  |  6/8/2012  | 
The vendor has served physical and virtual environments, but the cloud is changing things. In response, the company is rolling out a cloud management tool. Learn what else it has planned.
Unleashing the Power of Software-Defined Networking on Virtual Tunnels
Commentary  |  6/8/2012  | 
There's a lot of buzz about SDN, but what's it supposed to do? Big Switch's virtual tunnel endpoints plan may be an opportunity for software-defined networking.
IPv6 Arrives, But Not Everywhere
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
This week marked a major milestone as IPv6 went live on the Internet--a look at some potential security hurdles for enterprises.
Dell Upgrades Boomi With Crowdsourced Testing, ETL Enhancements
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Analysts single out the crowdsourcing element Boomi Assure as a highlight of the upgrades announced in Boomi AtomSphere Summer 12. Learn what else is in store for Boomi users.
Broadcom Turns Up Heat on 802.11ac Standard With New Chips
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
The 802.11ac standard is still at draft stage, but that hasn't stopped Broadcom from announcing new chips. Our blogger takes a look at the chip maker's system-on-chip announcement.
Networking Vendors Should Step Up With an SDN Strategy
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Sure, big-name networking vendors are declaring support for OpenFlow? But what about software-defined networking? Who has an SDN strategy?
IPv6-Ready Mobile Devices Should Drive Deployment for Enterprises
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Many laptops, tablets and smartphones are IPv6-ready and connecting to corporate networks--adding another security concern to the BYOD trend.
Converged Cloud Dominates Day 2 of HP Discover 2012
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
HP announces a number of additions to its Converged Cloud portfolio, emphasizing its new focus on cloud computing. How does the vendor stack up against its competition?
Combining SSD Cache and Virtual Storage Appliances
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Is it time to consider combining a RAID controller with a virtual storage appliance for shared storage? Our blogger says maybe.
Q&A: IPv6 Security and Transition Concerns
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Bob Hinden, co-inventor of IPv6, answers questions about IPv6 security and the development of the Internet standard in a Q&A with Network Computing.
Super Micro Builds a SuperServer for the Data Center
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Super Micro's newest entry into the data center server space leverages the latest Intel Xeon processors and integrates efficiency and flexibility into an easy-to-service package.
All About IPv6: A Snapshot
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
On World IPv6 launch day, we have facts, figures, insights, and more to help you plan for that inevitable IPv6 migration.
A Snapshot of IPv6 for World IPv6 Launch Day
Slideshows  |  6/6/2012  | 
Celebrate World IPv6 Launch day with facts, figures, insights and more to help you plan for that inevitable IPv6 migration.
World IPv6 Launch Day Is Here: Time for an IPv6 Deployment Strategy
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Enterprises need to have IPv6 deployment plans in place for their production environments, experts urge. Start with Internet-facing resources.
IPv6 Adoption a Must to Ensure Enterprise Content Delivery
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Enterprise websites deliver huge amounts of content. The time is nigh for an IPv6 adoption strategy. Our blogger shares why.
Xsigo Systems Upgrades Open Fabric Architecture
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
The company's vendor-neutral software, hardware improves SDN management and supports five major hypervisors.
5 Ways You Waste Compliance Dollars
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Fighting redundancy and ineffectual practices leaves more money for meaningful security.
HP Discover Product Blitz Features Major Storage, Deduplication News
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Hewlett-Packard unveils a range of storage and deduplication products and updates during the first day of HP Discover. Learn more about HP StoreOnce, HP Data Protector and more.
IBM Adds Agility, Efficiency To Storage Systems
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
New products include compression appliance for active data, enhancements to Tivoli Storage Productivity Suite, new tape and storage systems for SMBs.
Smartphone ... or Brilliantphone? Mobile Devices Make Travel Hassle-Free
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Hitting the road? Have a lot to do? There's probably an app for that on your mobile devices. Smartphone features make it easy to stay connected on the road without lugging the office with you.
9 Reasons Microsoft Hyper-V 3 Is Enterprise-Class
Commentary  |  6/4/2012  | 
I used to dislike the hypervisor and subscribe to the idea that Redmond is where technology went to die. Here's how Microsoft changed my mind.
HP Claims Record-Setting Backup Speeds
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
HP rolls out new deduplication hardware and software, improved data protection and search features, and 3PAR direct-attached capability.
Analysts: HP Must Communicate Strategy at HP Discover, Then Execute
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
Experts advise Hewlett-Packard to focus on products and other offerings, and less on its shifts in management, as HP Discover opens today.
HP Discover Follows Tough Year--But Is Perception Worse Than Reality?
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
Hewlett-Packard's annual event begins today. Will HP Discover be overshadowed by a year full of leadership shuffles, downsizing and more? Or are things better at the vendor than they seem? We asked some experts to weigh in.
BYOD Security a Concern as Enterprises Welcome Mobile Devices
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
The bring-your-own-device trend has taken off--and with it comes a host of security concerns for enterprise networks. Experts offer BYOD security advice and tips: Have you considered adding a chief mobility officer?
5 Ways Social Changes How We Work
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
Social networking may not eliminate the need for some business processes and applications entirely, but it's changing the status quo in areas ranging from email to call centers.
3 Considerations for Application Performance Management in the Cloud
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
Your apps may reside in the cloud, but that won't factor into end-user expectations. Experts offer three application performance management monitoring tips to keep in mind.
Why Software-Defined Networking Could Revolutionize Networking
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
Everyone's talking about SDN. Find out why and how software-defined networking could help organizations.
The Value Of Data Deduplication
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
Data deduplication can pay great dividends if used in the right situation. Consider it for backup, primary data storage, and wherever flash storage is used.
Stuxnet Launched By United States And Israel
News  |  6/1/2012  | 
White House officials confirmed that the Stuxnet virus was a joint project between the two countries, designed to set back Iran's ability to create weapons-grade uranium.
Segments of Cisco Catalyst 6500 Line Nearing End of Life: What Now?
News  |  6/1/2012  | 
Segments of the Catalyst 6503, 6506 and 6509 platforms will hit end of life in November, while sales of Catalyst 6513 will also halt. What's next for Cisco customers?
The Hybrid Cloud: What Is It, and How Do You Get There?
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
Everyone's talking about the hybrid cloud. But what if you're already in the public cloud, or have your own private cloud? Get some tips on application considerations and more.
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