As The PayPal Vs. VMware Story Turns
PayPal is adopting OpenStack for its cloud infrastructure, but it's not necessarily dumping VMware for virtualization infrastructure. Here are some conclusions from this saga.
Fortinet Acquires ADC Vendor Coyote Point
Security vendor Fortinet announced its acquisition of application delivery controller vendor Coyote Point Systems. Fortinet hopes the acquisition will boost its enterprise presence.
IBM Pulse 2013: Lessons Learned
Three compelling themes emerged from IBM’s annual gathering: the continued diffusion of the data center, the need for open cloud standards and the rise of data-driven IT intelligence.
How To Secure WLANs: A Visual Overview
Secure wireless networks don't just happen--users and IT pros have to make it happen. But what goes into making a wireless network secure? Here's a look some essential steps for locking down wireless communications, including advice for road warriors, small business owners and WLAN administrators running large networks.
How APIs Transform Data Center Management
APIs are helping to usher in new mechanisms for making data center management more automated and scalable. They’re also key to network virtualization and private clouds.
Citrix Adds Traffic Analysis to NetScaler
News roundup: NetScaler Insight Center enhances monitoring and troubleshooting; Sanbolic updates Melio software; Bluebox tool detects Android malware; SunGard launches SaaS-based continuity planning; Array Networks upgrades APV app delivery controllers.
Can Big Data Be Poisoned by Botnets?
The Chameleon botnet is generating billions of ad impressions in a click-fraud scheme. It's a red flag for companies making business decisions based on analysis of Web data.
VMware Vs. Amazon? Try VMware Vs. OpenStack
Does VMware want to be a big player in Amazon's public cloud territory, or is the new vCloud service a defensive move to counter an OpenStack insurgency? I say the latter.
Can Ruckus, San Jose Revive Municipal Wi-Fi?
San Jose's downtown is newly awash in Wi-Fi from Ruckus Wireless. But is a catchy slogan and established technology enough to triumph in the failure-prone municipal wireless space?
How To Hire The Right IT Security Pro
Want to hire the best security team for your company? Understand your security needs, focus on specific skills (including people skills), and don’t worry too much about certifications, advises security expert Michael Davis.
How To Configure Cisco Nexus 5500 Port Profiles
Cisco Nexus 5500 port profiles let network engineers apply multiple port configurations with a single command. Port profiles can reduce errors and enforce standard configurations. We show you how with sample code.
Riverbed Delivers Customization Via Developer Tools
News roundup: Riverbed's FlyScript includes REST APIs; SolarWinds launches free Alerts Central; Sepaton adds encryption to backup appliance; Dell SonicWall rolls out SuperMassive firewall; Veeam extends VMware support for backup.
Demand for IT Security Experts Outstrips Supply
IT security professionals are in high demand, especially those with certifications, and security salaries are on the rise. But a shortage of talent leaves companies struggling to get their hands around breaches.
GE Targets Data Centers With New Business Unit
GE has launched a new business unit called Critical Power that combines products and services for industries such as data centers and telco providers that require reliable, efficient electrical systems.
BYOD Security: Do You Really Need MDM?
IT is being stampeded into adopting MDM to protect mobile devices. But it's not a silver bullet, and it may be overkill for many needs where conventional wireless network security best practices will suffice.
Data Center Rock Stars
Members of the rock band Live are investing in a company that's building new fiber networks and data centers from Pennsylvania to New York City.
Mersive Cuts Wires for Projection Systems
Mersive's Solstice software lets mobile devices connect wirelessly to projection systems and flat screens, eliminating the need for cords and adapters in conference rooms and campuses. But we're still a ways away from ubiquitous connectivity.
10 Free and Low-Cost Mobile Wireless Tools
There's no replacing meaty, licensed tools for wireless network support. But a growing number of free and low-cost apps are available when all you have is a smartphone or tablet at hand. Most of the gems live in the Android space, so you iOS developers need to get to work.
Aerohive Launches Cloud-Managed Switches
Aerohive Networks widens the field of cloud-managed switching, which has largely been ruled by Meraki. Aerohive's three new switches unify both wired and wireless network access.
Next-Generation Firewalls 101
Next-generation firewalls combine application awareness and deep packet inspection to give companies more control over applications while also detecting and blocking malicious threats.