Marvell Technology Group--primarily known for its storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions--is unveiling a virtual storage accelerator that addresses the I/O choke-point that has been plaguing the IT industry for years. The company says that its DragonFly VSA board, which plugs directly into all commercially available servers, will deliver 10x server I/O performance; reduce network-attached storage/storage-area network/direct-attached storage (NAS/SAN/DAS) costs by more than 50 per
Attacks on servers shifted dramatically from traditional protocols, such as SMB (Server Message Block) to Web-based attacks during the course of 2010, aided by a proliferation of sophisticated, inexpensive toolkits, according to a report by HP. And, while the number of newly discovered software vulnerabilities has leveled off somewhat in recent years, Web application vulnerabilities now comprise about half the total, according to the "2011 Top Cyber Security Risks Report."
The wireless LAN market is unusual in enterprise IT: It deals primarily with end users and features an unreliable physical medium, and getting a wireless design right requires experience beyond what most systems administrators posses. But all that is about to change, as leading WLAN chipmaker Narrowcom unveils Wi-FiBASE-T, a wired variant of the familiar protocol. By leveraging commodity Ethernet hardware, Wi-FiBASE-T reduces cost and improves reliability and performance. The initial wave of pro
Market research firm The D'Plata Group today released its sesquicentennial report on the future of data center networking. One surprising prediction in the report was that the still experimental Fibre Channel over Token Ring protocol will become the dominant data center storage protocol in 2020. The report uses the now familiar hockey stick-shaped graph to indicate that FCoTR sales will start small in 2012 but will grow exponentially, exceeding Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet in ma
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.