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Content tagged with Networking posted in January 2014
Dell Teams With Cumulus Networks To Sell Bare-Metal Switches
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Dell will decouple network hardware from the underlying software by offering Cumulus Linux network OS as an option to customers.
Flash Storage: What's Your Best Option?
Commentary  |  1/31/2014  | 
Consider this primer to make sure the flash storage you choose is the right one to solve your performance problem.
Best of Interop Product Awards Open
Commentary  |  1/31/2014  | 
The Best of Interop 2014 product awards are open for nominations. Be sure to spread the word to vendors of your favorite products.
SDN: Beware Of Blinders
Commentary  |  1/30/2014  | 
Everyone's talking about software-defined networking, but choosing actual products and vendors probably feels more like a round of blackjack than an RFP.
Cisco vs. Oracle: How The Battle Will Impact The Networking Industry
Commentary  |  1/30/2014  | 
With Oracle and Cisco going head-to-head after another Oracle SDN acquisition, the repercussions across the industry will be far reaching, from changes in purchase patterns to increased product bundling.
Open-Source Cloud Hardware Grows Up Fast
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Open Compute Project picks up key new members, sets more ambitious goals, and shows its multi-faceted, multi-chip side at annual summit.
6 Ways SDN Shakes Up The Enterprise
Slideshows  |  1/29/2014  | 
Software-defined networking promises improvements to enterprise IT that run the gamut from more responsive applications to heightened security and enhanced data analytics.
Cisco Extends SDN Into Distributed Networks
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Cisco moves software-defined networking out of the data center and into campus and branch networks.
Cisco Pushes SDN Into Distributed Networks
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Networking giant extends ACI beyond the data center with new APIC module that provides SDN functionality across campus and branch networks.
Supersonic Disk Drive Is A Myth
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
The idea that disk drives haven't gotten faster than 15K RPM because it would mean disks would have to become supersonic isn't true. What's the real reason?
7 Super Certifications For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  1/24/2014  | 
It's a tight IT job market. Earning an IT certification can help you qualify for a position, make your resumé stand out, or move you up the corporate ladder.
How To Get Ready For The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  1/23/2014  | 
IoT technologies solve business problems and generate new revenue, but implementing them is a complex task. Here are three ways to approach IoT.
Secure Networks: How To Develop An Information Security Policy
Commentary  |  1/23/2014  | 
A security policy is the foundation of a secure network, but it must balance security with business needs. Here are some guidelines for successful security policy development.
Will 2014 Be The Year Of 10 Gigabit Ethernet?
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
Adoption of 10GbE has been slow, but it's finally on its way to becoming mainstream in the datacenter. Will this be the year it surpasses 1GbE?
Beware Of The Internet Of Things' Despicable Side
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
Securing a network of connected devices and intelligent systems carries a hefty new price for IT professionals: personal safety.
ONF Ramps Up Wireless And Mobile SDN Effort
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
The Open Networking Foundation's new working group is focused on extending OpenFlow to wireless and mobile networks.
The DDoS Smash-And-Grab: Be Prepared
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
You are more likely to fall victim to a DDoS attack as each day passes. Assume you will be a hacker's target, and get ready with a remediation plan.
How To Shop For A WLAN: 7 Steps
Commentary  |  1/21/2014  | 
Buying a WLAN has become a complex process. Avoid making the wrong choice by following these recommendations for selecting a WLAN.
NSA Surveillance Revives Calls For An All-Encrypted Internet
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Agency's snooping sparks renewed discussion of ways to encrypt all Internet traffic by default, but experts cite several sticking points.
Cisco Security Report: Internet Infrastructure Under Attack
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Attackers are zeroing in on Web servers, domain name servers and datacenters in order to launch wide-scale attacks, according to Cisco security researchers.
NFL Examines Stadium WiFi Analytics
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
With help of Extreme Networks, the National Football League is probing app- and data-usage patterns as teams network their stadiums.
Is It Time For SDN 2.0?
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
Software-defined networking has become a meaningless buzzword. Let's start fresh with a new term that has strict requirements before vendors can label their products with it.
Don't Let SDN Infatuation Go To Your Head
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
The networking industry is all a-flutter, with vendors hastily breeding new software-defined networking platforms and controllers. Smart enterprises will show a healthy fear of commitment.
Be The Security Good Samaritan
Commentary  |  1/16/2014  | 
Information security professionals should take the time to teach their friends and neighbors about security best practices. The payoff is well worth it.
Shadow IT Surprise: Look Who Loves Rogue Apps
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
Who's using unauthorized SaaS applications? IT professionals need to look in the mirror, recent study shows.
Using NetFlow To Maintain A Bandwidth Diet
Commentary  |  1/15/2014  | 
Combined with content-filtering tools, the Cisco-developed network protocol can help network administrators rein in runaway bandwidth usage.
Shadow IT Reality Check: Survey Shows IT Pros Are The Worst Offenders
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
When it comes to unauthorized SaaS applications, IT professionals are some of the most prolific users, according to a recent survey.
5 Ways Enterprise WiFi Will Advance In 2014
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Enterprise employees are more mobile than ever, and the role of WiFi will grow in the corporate network -- in some ways you may not expect.
802.11ac Migration: Picking Up Steam In 2014
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
This year will see more enterprises investing in 802.11ac products as they develop plans to migrate to the new wireless standard.
The Case For VDI In The BYOD Era
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
Virtual desktop infrastructure is becoming more attractive in the enterprise as BYOD becomes a way of life and new flash arrays boost VDI performance.
Want To Develop Information Security Skills? Capture The Flag
Commentary  |  1/9/2014  | 
The popular competition among information security enthusiasts has evolved into a mainstream endeavor critical for professional development.
Endpoint Security Risks On The Rise, But Budgets Flat, Report Says
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
Survey shows that IT security pros are more worried about endpoint security threats, but organizations aren't allocating more resources to combat them.
SDN Vendors' Internal Tug-of-War Doesn't Bode Well For Customers
Commentary  |  1/9/2014  | 
Networking vendors are experiencing internal conflict as they try to integrate SDN into their products lines. Customers will face the fallout.
5 Ways Software-Defined Tech Simplifies Datacenter Management
Commentary  |  1/8/2014  | 
New software-defined tools are helping to reduce the complexity associated with distance in datacenter environments.
VMware Datacenter Growth Far From Over
Commentary  |  1/8/2014  | 
Some industry watchers say the virtualization wave is nearly done, but I disagree.
Why The Datacenter Is The Center Of The Universe
Why The Datacenter Is The Center Of The Universe
Network Computing Videos  |  1/8/2014  | 
Virtualization and cloud solutions architect Bill Kleyman explains how changes in user computing are increasing the importance of the datacenter, making it the home base for all technology. The buzz may be all about the cloud, but it's the physical infrastructure that keeps all those clouds afloat.
Cloud Growth Drives Need For Unified Datacenter Monitoring
Commentary  |  1/7/2014  | 
Today's complex, cloud-enabled datacenter requires network monitoring tools that provide a comprehensive view of traffic.
3 Ways Vendors Aggravate Network Engineers
Commentary  |  1/7/2014  | 
Engineers love new networking gear, but vendors can drive them crazy. Here are the top three vendor bad habits that can send engineers over the edge.
End User Experience Monitoring: The Network Perspective
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
Network professionals need visibility into more than network data in order to ensure customers don't have frustrating website visits.
A Data Center Migration Designed For SaaS Growth
News  |  1/2/2014  | 
IT service management software supplier SysAid switches to new virtualization platform and data center to support SaaS customers.
Focus On SDN Tools Obscures SDN Benefits
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
The debates over OpenFlow, NSX and ACI miss the point. SDN vendors need to focus on how their tools fit into a broader framework for solving business problems.
NSA Elite Hackers Infiltrated Network Equipment
News  |  1/2/2014  | 
A treasure trove of tools used by NSA hackers for planting backdoors via Cisco, Juniper, and Apple products was unveiled in the latest document leaks from the agency.
Ethernet: The Datacenter's Unifying Foundation
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
Ethernet, now the standard for datacenter connectivity, is undergoing constant innovation from the core to the edge across the network. It's important to understand where Ethernet development is heading.

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