Putting Flash On The Memory Bus
Diablo Technologies' new Memory Channel Storage devices plug flash storage into the DIMM slots. If Diablo's performance claims prove true, expect to see some fast servers built around the technology.
12 Fictional Supercomputers I Hope Never Materialize
If Google's server farm ever does assert its independence and decide the human race needs to do something other than look up cat videos, most science fiction fans would shrug and say: "Told you so." Artificial intelligence has the baddest of raps in science fiction, in big part because so many of these supercomputers tend to be so malicious. But look closer and you'll find in a lot of cases they're simply doing too good a job of being true to their programming, whether for good or ill. He
Security Conferences: Advice From The Trenches
IT security conferences can offer enriching experiences, but also might be draining and irritating without proper planning. Here are some tips for making sure you make the most of your conference experience.
9 Technologies Security Researchers Will Break At Black Hat
This week's Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas will showcase hacks, tools and ideas that will once again challenge the way we think about IT security. Here are nine technologies that will be on the firing line as security researchers discuss and demonstrate vulnerabilities and exploits.
TRILL's Hidden Cost
TRILL allows for much needed advances over STP, but vendor licensing requirements make it hard to switch.
Extreme Networks Gets EMC VSPEX Validation
EMC partnership follows reseller deal with Lenovo; IBM releases entry-level mainframe; Solera integrates with BlueCoat; FrontRange adds IT service management features.
Stanford University Network Hacked
Users told to change passwords as officials try to determine
extent of breach, although university is not aware of any personal user information being stolen.
What Cisco Gains From Sourcefire
$2.7 billion acquisition deal brings intrusion expertise; Sourcefire promises Snort intrusion detection and prevention system will remain free and open source.
Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
The software-defined data center is the latest term being applied to the abstraction, orchestration and automation of hardware-based resources via layers of code. Is it just empty marketing, or is there something you can sink your teeth into?
Social Policy Updating: How To Prepare
Frequent social platform changes, new laws and increased enterprise use mean it's time for a social policy review. Consider this advice on what to include.
Don't Count VMware Out In Rough Seas
Wall Street analysts and pundits are busy talking down VMware, but the virtualization pioneer is going through a cycle from which it's likely to bounce back.
F5 Increases SDN And Cloud Support
ScaleN integrates SDN, scales cloud; Riverbed consolidates servers and data; WildPackets gets granular; NComputing extends VDI to Windows 8; Meru's AP832 supports 802.11ac; CloudVelocity moves apps to AWS; Coraid creates unlimited storage.
How To Control Applications On Aerohive WLANs
Aerohive includes application visibility and control features that let you identify and set policy around popular applications crossing your wireless network. Here’s how to set it up.
SSD Vendors: Which Will Win?
As the SSD market consolidates, companies that run flash foundries and established storage vendors may have the edge.
Cisco Renews Focus on Network Engineers
As Cisco expanded beyond switching and routing, network engineers had to put up with buggy code and a loss of innovation. The company is finally showing network engineers they haven’t been forgotten.
DIY Storage Part 4: Building Redundancy
In building my own SAN to meet some storage needs at work, I figured out how to overcome problems on the path to redundancy and high availability. Here's what I learned works for creating a HA array.
SDN, Overlays and Interior Decorating
Redesigning your network with SDN is kind of like interior decorating. Overlays let you paper over your existing network, while OpenFlow might require some rebuilding.
8 Things You Should Know About DevOps
Called a cultural and professional movement, DevOps seeks to better integrate development and IT operations teams to accelerate application delivery. Read on to find out what the DevOps movement is about and the benefits it can provide enterprise organizations.