ONF Develops SDN Certification
The Open Networking Foundation kicks off a program to develop vendor-neutral certification to validate knowledge and skills in software-defined networking.
IoT Makes You Administrator Of Things
You may not realize it, but it's likely you're already supporting and managing "Internet of Things" devices on your corporate network. Here's a reality check.
6 Critical Data Center Concepts
The data center is the Achilles' heel of IT operations. Be sure everyone on your IT team knows the ins and outs of these critical data center functions.
Software-Defined WAN: A Primer
Enterprise WANs are costly and complex to manage. SD-WAN technology can help by automating the configuration of WAN edge routers.
Why Spanning Tree Is Evil
The Spanning Tree Protocol was built for an outdated network architecture, offering little to modern business, and the workarounds most engineers introduce aren't much better.
SDN A Good Match On Campus
University networks typically behave one way during the day and another at night. Software-defined networking can address that situation.
How To Survive In Networking
Jeremy Schulman shares his secrets for navigating the transition in network operations by leveraging lessons learned from DevOps.
VMware NSX Banks On Security
A year after launching NSX with much fanfare, VMware is targeting its network virtualization platform at customers with ample security budgets in the wake of high-profile security breaches.
IT Certification's Top 10 Benefits
IT certification and training can help you advance in your career, strengthen your IT skills, and provide your employer with a more qualified and dedicated staff.
Inside White-Box Switches
Switches traditionally use ASICs for packet forwarding, but the new breed of white-box switches relies more heavily on generic CPUs to handle forwarding in order to reduce costs.
SDN: You Can't Argue Against It
As executive director of the ONF, Dan Pitt hears all the excuses about why organizations are waiting to adopt SDN. Here he explains why they're wrong.
Can New Math Speed Up The Internet?
Scientists from Denmark, in collaboration with MIT and Caltech researchers, have developed a new way to transmit information over the Internet using mathematical equations instead of sending packets.
Open Technologies: The Hottest 10
In today's tech world, the word "open" is on fire. IT pros are finally dismantling those much-maligned silos, and vendors are rushing to join open source projects to prove they're on board.
Guide To Server Virtualization
New to server virtualization or need a refresher course? This overview explains the technology that has changed the lives of IT admins and CFOs.
25 GbE: A Big Deal That Will Arrive
Why all the hubbub about 25 Gigabit Ethernet? It allows the biggest jump in data center Ethernet performance for the smallest jump in price. That's why.
Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
Open Source Vs. Open Enough
Open source networking is a hot trend, but its success hinges on organizations making a real commitment to open source technology.
Why Facebook Wedge Is Revolutionary
The social networking giant's open TOR switch is a big step forward for white-box switches and a ground-breaking platform for application networking.
12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn
With the growing software-defined networking trend, networking pros are under pressure to learn some coding. Here are a dozen programming languages worth checking out.
The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
If you're looking for a good book to take on your summer vacation, we've got 12 recommendations, including technical guides to brush up on your skills and just-for-fun reads.
Network Design Decisions Go Both Ways
Network design should reflect business goals. But it's also important to anticipate how your technology decisions will affect the business moving forward.