Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in May 2012
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Facebook Revamps Pages Administrator Security Controls
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Access controls will help prevent clickjacking attacks by allowing page managers to restrict others' administrator privileges.
Exinda Speeds the Branch Office With New WAN Optimization Tool
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Exinda Edge uses intelligence to improve WAN optimization and acceleration for branch offices. Learn how the suite's approach to application management differs from other tactics.
10 Big Deals Show Future Of Social Apps
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012  | 
Several recent acquisitions in the social networking market point to a not-so-distant merger of social and business apps.
The Second Coming Of Facebook
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
Beyond the post-IPO gloom lurks unchanged potential for greatness.
Software-Defined Networking Market to Soar to $2B--But Not Yet
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
IDC says it expects a lot for the software-defined networking market--including an evolution from a $200M market to a $2B market by 2016. But it's still early, and there's much to learn, according to experts.
Silver Peak Updates WAN Optimization
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Improvements in Silver Peak VXOA 5.2 WAN optimization include support for 512,000 flows and Xen and KVM hypervisors, as well as automated optimization for LAN tunneling protocols.
AirMagnet Planner Gives Cisco Small Business Wireless a Boost
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
Fluke's new AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business offers a strong tool set to model wireless spaces before deployment. Find out what else it offers.
CompTIA Study: Unified Communications Technology Deterring Adoption
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
A new CompTIA study has found that the complexities of creating a unified communications technology strategy have led to low adoption rates. Learn how the cloud and managed services factor into UC.
Dachis Employee Insight Watches Your Brand Advocates
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
For organizations turning all employees into brand advocates, Dachis Group wants to help monitor that activity.
BYOD Policies vs. the Realities of Corporate IT
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
Users have high expectations, thanks to the IT capabilities of their consumer devices. BYOD policies are popular, but can corporate IT hope to offer the same level of service?
More Throughput, Higher VM Densities Drive 10 GbE Adoption
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Enterprises are leveraging 10 Gbps-capable servers with faster processors to bolster data centers that must support more servers, more virtual machines and cloud computing.
Puppet Labs, EMC Team Up on Infrastructure Management Tool
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
The open source Razor can be used by system admins to tackle infrastructure management and hardware provisioning in the cloud.
EMC Partners Ride Upgrade Cycle
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
VCE, Infineta, and Vello Systems use EMC World 2012 to highlight their efforts to augment and enhance EMC's product lines.
Alcatel-Lucent Entry Signals Fierce Core Router Vendor Competition
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Alcatel-Lucent's entry into the $4B annual market for Internet core routers signals the fierce competition ahead in the industry.
All-Flash Systems Vs. SSD Appliances
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
EMC World draws attention to the many solid-state disk deployment options available.
Day 2 at EMC World: Touching Base With EMC Partners
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
We check in with EMC partners and others at the vendor's annual conference. Get the latest from VCE, find out what's new with EMC flash storage and learn why Infineta may be worth watching.
Technical Debt Will Have to Be Paid Back Eventually
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
Is your VMware server a little long in the tooth? Are you reworking the quality-of-service configuration on the WAN link to delay an upgrade? Technical debt is alive and well--just be prepared to pay the price.
Brocade's Software-Defined Networking and 100 Gb OpenFlow
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Brocade clarifies its position on SDN with OpenFlow announcements and a partnership with NEC. Learn how OpenFlow plays into its MLX routers, NetIron offerings, ADX application deliver controllers and more.
EMC World: Storage News Wrap-Up
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
EMC announces upgrades to Symmetrix VMAX, VNX, Isilon, Data Domain, Isilon storage arrays and appliances, and new management software at EMC World 2012.
The IT Law of Holes: Stop Digging and Start the Technology Migration
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
Eventually, you'll need to retire the legacy systems and make that technology migration. Embrace the Law of Holes and learn how to set your cap-and-grow strategy.
How Facebook IPO Impacts Social Business Space
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
Facebook's $16 billion IPO will have direct and indirect effects on companies evaluating and deploying social business solutions.
How Facebook Ignores Its Users
Commentary  |  5/17/2012  | 
Facebook consulted with users on Timeline more than on any previous product change. Users hated it, but Facebook gave it to them anyway.
Consumerization and the BYOD Trend Heighten Data Leakage Fears
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
It's all about bring your own device for users, but it's up to corporate IT to battle data leakage. Learn how some collaboration tools are helping companies safeguard the network.
So Long, Unlimited Data Plan: Customer Focus Dies at Verizon Wireless
Commentary  |  5/17/2012  | 
Verizon Wireless is putting an end to its unlimited data plan offering--the latest in a long line of customer-unfriendly moves by mobile carriers, according to our blogger.
Four Sins of Mobile Website Design, and How to Avoid Them
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Mobility challenges extend beyond BYOD. Learn what features to steer clear of when setting your mobile website design strategy, and why.
Compuware Tunes APM Tools for Mobile, Cloud and Big Data
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
The vendor is rolling out new APM tools that focus on mobile, cloud and big-data concerns.
Time To Say Goodbye To Static IPs
Commentary  |  5/15/2012  | 
Configuring static IP addresses on switches, routers, log servers, databases, management systems and other parts of the infrastructure is a common practice. It's also a bad one. Extending that error to virtual machines and applications is worse.
Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds Will All Need an IT Service Culture
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
As more companies move to the cloud, one thing is becoming clear: IT must develop a service culture to keep end users happy.
Hybrid Memory Cube Takes RAM to the Third Dimension
Commentary  |  5/14/2012  | 
The new Hybrid Memory Cube promises memory bandwidth up to 1 Tbps, using one-eighth the power per gigabyte. Find out how.
Cisco Acquires Data Analytics Company Truviso: Can It Execute?
Commentary  |  5/14/2012  | 
Cisco says it intends to acquire Truviso. Our blogger asks: Can the networking company execute on this dive into the data analytics trend?
Software-Defined Networking: A No-Hype FAQ
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
Go beyond the sudden buzz about software-defined networking. Here's what it is, what it isn't, and what's ahead.
OpenFlow: A Cloud Industry Uprising?
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
The rise of software-defined networking reflects an industry dissatisfied with the top networking infrastructure vendors' offerings.
Ixia Ensures OpenFlow Hardware No Longer Untestable
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
At Interop, Ixia announced that its IxNetwork and IxANVL test applications now support OpenFlow protocol emulation that’s fully integrated with other network protocols and provides a suite of OpenFlow compliance tests.
Gnodal GS0072: The Baddest Switch At Interop
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
With its 2U, 72-port, 40-Gbps Ethernet switch, the GS0072, the U.K. upstart has built a giant slayer.
BYOD vs. Network Bandwidth: How Blue Coat Tackles Selfish Apps
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
YouTube and other so-called selfish applications on multiple devices are monopolizing network bandwidth in the enterprise. Learn how Blue Coat's products can apply policies to manage WAN traffic.
Interop Las Vegas 2012: A Big Thanks to the Speakers
Commentary  |  5/11/2012  | 
Our blogger takes a moment to thank the speakers and audience members who took part in Interop Las Vegas--and is already preparing for Interop New York.
Huawei, Cisco Battle Heats Up
Commentary  |  5/11/2012  | 
Huawei's CloudEngine line, launched at Interop, puts Cisco on notice that the Chinese behemoth has big U.S. data center ambitions.
Enterprise IPv6 Deployment Stories at Summit a Refreshing Change
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
The recent IPv6 summit included sessions from, on and about enterprise IPv6 users. Our blogger wants to hear even more from those who've deployed IPv6.
Napa County Bottles Up BYOD Phenomenon
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
The California county regains control over its data in the face of the Bring-Your-Own-Device trend by switching from a BlackBerry system to Good for Enterprise. Find out how the move went.
Searching for an SDN Definition: What Is Software-Defined Networking?
Commentary  |  5/10/2012  | 
SDN was top of mind this week at Interop--but what is it, really? Our blogger takes a look at the varying definitions of software-defined networking.
The Case Against Building Data Centers
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Can co-location give you far more capacity for far less money?
What's Next From VMware: CTO Steve Herrod
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
VMware CTO goes one-on-one with InformationWeek's Charles Babcock at Interop 2012 to discuss the software-defined data center, the Citrix desktop rivalry, recent security concerns, and more.
6 Common Desktop Virtualization Mistakes
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
VDI promises a more flexible, mobile desktop environment and can help reduce application costs. Consider this expert advice on avoiding typical pitfalls.
Virsto Citrix Storage Hypervisor Addresses VDI Performance, Costs
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Virsto Software has come out with a storage hypervisor software product geared at Citrix’s XenDesktop virtual machines that it claims will increase performance and efficiency, and ease virtual desktop provisioning and patching.
WildPackets Adds IPv6, Timeline Dashboard
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
WildPackets has enhanced its OmniPeek packet analyzer product with IPv6 support and the Timeline dashboard, which makes it easier to diagnose intermittent network problems by allowing network administrators to record packets going across the network and then go back and look at them.
DreamWorks Turns To Cloud To Speed Production
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Animation studio uses HP cloud and networking technology to help produce up to five feature films every two years.
Resource Management Tools Dominate at Best of Interop Awards
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
NEC's ProgrammableFlow Controller takes Best of Interop Overall, while V3 and Cisco earn awards for virtualization tools.
Innovative Tools Help NEC, V3 Take Top Honors at Best of Interop
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
NEC lands the Best of Interop Overall Award for its ProgrammableFlow Controller, while V3's Optimized Desktop Allocation helps it claim Best Startup.
Gigamon Visualizes Virtualization Traffic
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Get a closer look at Gigamon's new network tap, GigaVUE-VM.
Cisco: Cloud Is Changing CIO Role
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Mobility, cloud, and collaboration technologies are changing the demands on CIOs, Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior tells Interop 2012 audience. Cisco Cloud Connect, cloud networking platform rolling out this summer, aims at those demands.
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