Interop Preview: The Business of IT
IT is integral to the success of the business. The "Business of IT" track at Interop New York focuses on how IT can raise its profile in the organization and have a greater voice in how the business is run.
Hardware Vs. Software: Storage Vendors Go Head-to-Head
Don't count hardware storage vendors out as the industry shifts to software-based infrastructure. Hardware and software vendors are making moves that promise storage innovation in both traditional infrastructure and SDI.
12 Must-Attend Interop Events
Interop New York is just around the corner. The show is packed with informative sessions and workshops. Here are a dozen to put on your schedule.
4 VDI Planning Tips
Make sure you understand the true costs and network requirements of virtual desktop infrastructure before making the leap to VDI, experts say.
Protecting Yourself From NSA Web Surveillance
After new reports of NSA digital snooping, security expert Bruce Schneier advises Internet users to use public-domain encryption. Meanwhile, Google steps up its encryption efforts.
Security Snake Oil for Sale
Traditional security systems aren't doing much to help us manage risk, but we keep buying them. Is it the vendors' fault or ours? And are there better ideas we should explore?
Inside VMware NSX
From VTEPs to OVSDB, VMware's NSX introduces unfamiliar protocols and technologies to the data center network. Check out this overview to get up to speed.
Cisco Launches Security Services Division
New consulting, product implementation and support, and managed services division reflects industry push to provide broader information security services to customers.
4 Ways Twitter Is Beating Facebook
Facebook pioneered much of social media, but has fallen short lately in keeping pace with Twitter. Here's where Twitter got there first.
10 Striking Sci-Fi Book Covers
Let's face it: The vast majority of the time, it isn't the title or premise of a book -- especially a science fiction book -- that draws us in. It's the cover art. And sci-fi has a long and venerable history of cover art that catches the eye and turns the head, even if what's inside hasn't always lived up to what's on the outside.
Here's a gallery of 10 of our favorites, from classic painted cover art to the modern-day trends of Photoshop-plus-stock-photo work that in the right hands can also b
VMware VSAN: Intriguing But A Ways Off
IT managers may be excited about VMware's new virtual storage product, but they aren't necessarily ready to run out and buy it when it becomes available.
WAN Acceleration Slows Down
A new report shows the WAN acceleration/optimization market is shrinking. WAN optimization won't go away, but don't look for growth either.
VMware's NSX End Game
Imagine an app store for the data center, where you can get firewalling, WAN optimization and other services with a few clicks. Here's how NSX might make it happen.
7 Habits Of Successful DevOps
Forrester outlines seven practices that will bring developers and operations teams into harmony. But will they get your IT organization singing Kumbaya?
VoIP Planning: 3 Critical Steps
Don't overlook these core considerations when implementing VoIP or you may find yourself in the middle of a disaster. Plan properly to ensure a successful deployment.
Can Your Network Beat Malware?
Test aggressively using simulated but realistic network traffic scenarios, making sure to strike a balance between security and organizational performance.
Object Storage Vs. Overloaded File Servers
Growth in unstructured data is breaking the capacity of many file servers and NAS systems. One possible solution: object storage with its space-saving flat file system.
A Bad Combo: PernixData's FVP and VSAN
Using FVP from startup PernixData together with VMware's VSAN is an all-around bad idea. Combining two flash management layers would be inefficient and reduce performance.
Can You Hack A Heartbeat?
Nymi biometric wristband promises to let you unlock everything from cars to hotel rooms without a PIN or password. It authenticates you using heart rhythms.
EMC Reboots VNX for Flash Storage
EMC launches new VNX arrays with upgraded software to take full advantage of SSD performance. All-flash startups still have an advantage, but VNX takes a big step forward.