Facebook's Data Center: Where Likes Live
Welcome to the Oregon high desert, where Facebook stores all of your likes while pursuing data center energy efficiency on a new scale. Coming soon to the neighborhood: Apple.
11ac's First Wave: What to Expect
802.11ac will super-charge Wi-Fi, but pre-standard products will come with limitations. Here's what you can expect as 11ac products debut in 2013.
WLAN Stress Tests: What’s the Use?
Wireless hardware testing can shed much-needed light on Wi-Fi products when every vendor claims to have the best stuff. But you have to pay attention to the testing details.
Will SDN Kill TRILL?
Layer 2 multipathing standards such as TRILL and SPB may seem redundant in an SDN world. But these standards still have a role to play while we wait to see how the SDN market matures.
InteropNet's Live Wire Act
InteropNet is the technological backbone of the Interop conference. Built four days before conference doors open, InteropNet serves more than 10,000 users and 300 exhibitors each day of the conference. Here’s how it comes together.
3 Lessons Learned from Wireless Field Day
WLAN location-based services are hot, wireless technology is getting more complex, and WLAN interoperability just isn’t going to happen. These are the three big ideas I took away from Wireless Field Day.
McAfee Launches Real-Time Security Policy Software
News roundup: McAfee connects ePolicy Orchestrator to Enterprise Security Manager; Arista Launches Data Analyzer; Zscaler goes big with Security Cloud analytics; Anturis unveils beta IT monitoring tool
SDN Startup Targets Cloud Providers
SDN startup Anuta Networks is launching a controller for IaaS cloud providers to manage physical network infrastructure—switches, routers, load balancers and more—and to automate the provisioning of network services.
Brocade Wins Another Round in A10 Patent Lawsuit
Brocade notched another victory in its patent lawsuit against A10 Networks as a federal judge denied a request from A10 to undo a permanent injunction that bars A10 from selling products that infringe on Brocade's patents.
Cisco's Future Focuses On Cloud, SDN
Cisco posted record revenue for the eighth consecutive quarter even as it redefines its business for a future of virtualized networks and the Internet of Everything.
F5 Acquires SDN Startup LineRate Systems
News roundup: F5's LineRate Systems acquisition targets data center programmability, scalability; Dell launches a new switch and rolls out OpenFlow support; CA simplifies IAM offerings; Veeam offers VM backup up to 15 cloud providers.
Open Spectrum Does Not Mean Free Internet
There's a common misconception that a plan to open up more unlicensed, unmanaged spectrum will mean free Wi-Fi for all. Expect a lot of wonderful things, including competition for cellular carriers, but not for free.
Cisco's ONE Controller Debuts; Targets SDN
Cisco's SDN architecture gets its keystone with the launch of the Cisco ONE Controller, a software package that supports OpenFlow and its own onePK APIs. Cisco also announced support for hybrid clouds with its Nexus 1000V product and the Nexus 6000, a new data center switch.
Dell Doubles Down On Integrated Systems, Targets SAP HANA
News roundup: Dell announces integrated systems for SAP HANA and debuts Active System Manager 7.0, which integrates orchestration software from Gale Technologies; EMC adds scale to Isilon; SugarSync launches unlimited business pricing.
Cisco Nexus 6000: First Impressions
I got a sneak peek of the Cisco Nexus 6000 switch series at Cisco Live. It's packed with 40-GbE ports, multicast support and solid core Ethernet capabilities that will translate into speed, simplicity and scale. The Nexus 6000 means Cisco finally "gets" cloud networking.
Best of Interop 2013 Nominations Open
Nominations are now open for the Best of Interop awards in Las Vegas. The awards recognize innovative hardware and software that advance business technology. Award categories include cloud and virtualization, networking, mobility, security and storage.