Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in June 2012
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Big Data's Impact On Storage
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Storage vendors are innovating to help data center managers cope with big data and the information explosion.
Report: BYOD, Virtualization, Mobile Will Make 45% of Networks Obsolete by 2016
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
As more technologies devour more enterprise network resources, fewer will be able to keep up with the demands by 2016, according to Dimension Data's Network Barometer 2012 report.
How To Improve Network Security
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
BYOD policies, mobile devices, IT compliance, Wi-Fi access, and other demands are all affecting network security. Experts offer five network design tips to help increase IT functionality and improve security.
Google Compute Engine Is No Threat to Amazon, Microsoft, RackSpace
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
With limited configurations, virtual machine and operating system support, the beta version of Compute Engine isn't likely to steal users from Amazon and other IaaS leaders.
The Biggest Threat to Your Private-Cloud Deployment: Your IT Staff
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
Your IT staff is likely full of technologists, which won't help you find success with a private-cloud deployment. Here's why shifting to an IT service catalog approach may ease your transition to the cloud.
Network Performance Monitoring Pressure Ratchets Up
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
As more enterprises turn to cloud computing, IT administrators are finding there's no single administrative viewpoint that can look across the entire network.
Nomadix Tackles Runaway Anytime, Anywhere Access Demand
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
The AG 5800 supports 250 to 4,000 simultaneous devices; the Nomadix Internet Traffic Optimizer identifies and prioritizes traffic through deep-packet inspection. Discover more about both products.
Five Ways to Engineer Better Network Security
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
BYOD policies, mobile devices, IT compliance, Wi-Fi access and other demands are all affecting network security. Experts offer five network design tips to help increase IT functionality and improve security.
Aerohive Teams With JAMF Software, Cozies Up on Apple iDevice MDM
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Aerohive's HiveOS is now integrated with JAMF's Casper Suite to ensure that Apple iDevices are properly configured. But what's behind the company's entrenched interest in Apple integrations?
Open Compute Racks: Are We Going to Use Them in Our Data Centers?
Commentary  |  6/25/2012  | 
The Open Compute Project from Facebook may serve as a framework that could lead to cheaper, more efficient data center resources. But will we use Open Compute racks?
F5 Brings Context, Scalability Added Security to Big-IP v11.2
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
IP Intelligence Service can pool threat detection capabilities and block malicious IP addresses, while DNS Services can cut in-network response latency by up to 80% and scale systems up to 10 times as required. Discover more about the enhancements to Big-IP v11.2.
Data Center, Fibre Channel, Ethernet Spending on the Rise--Kind of
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
First-quarter sales of data center equipment grew year over year, but were down from Q4 2011. Fibre Channel and Ethernet products saw highs, but that won't last, according to Infonetics Research. Learn why, and how virtualization and convergence factor into the picture.
HP's Project Moonshot to Feature Intel Centerton in Gemini Servers
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Project Moonshot introduces Gemini servers with the Intel Centerton processor, but it will be a while before enterprises see benefits.
WebEx Meetings Move Beyond SMB Offices
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
With an eye on small and midsize business users, Cisco adds mobile tools, a persistent free account, and collaboration features to its online meetings suite.
Twitter Takes Center Stage At Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  6/20/2012  | 
Once derided as too short and silly for business, Twitter has emerged as a metaphor for how business has changed to adapt to the social environment.
HP Announces New Services to Help SMBs Corral Data From Mobile Devices
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
HP Converged Infrastructure arms IT generalists with tools to manage and secure mobile devices. Learn more about the new networking offerings, which includes the HP 1910 8G Switch Series, HP Client Virtualization and more.
5 Social Networks To Achieve 10 Business Tasks
Slideshows  |  6/19/2012  | 
We examine several popular social networks to determine which is best for each of 10 business tasks, from engaging customers to hiring new employees.
Facebook Buys At What Privacy Cost?
News  |  6/19/2012  |'s facial recognition technology will give Facebook users quicker and easier photo tagging abilities, but privacy concerns come along for the ride.
Juniper Updates its Switching Fabric
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Juniper has announced a capacity increase and a smaller footprint for its QFabric interconnect, and increased the range of its EX-series of interconnects.
Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts More Video and Devices
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
According to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index, there will be much more video by 2016, which will increase bandwidth and quality-of-service demands. The growth in tablets and smartphones will lead to new management and security challenges.
Rutgers and Xerox Combine Efforts in High-Performance Computing
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Xerox has high-performance computing resources. Rutgers has a scientific computation center and a young and eager population that's studying HPC. Find out how the partnership is progressing.
Dell Brings Object Storage, Snapshot Features to Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Dell Storage Forum product announcements include specialized options that will make Microsoft products more resilient in large enterprises.
BGP Origin Authentication and RPKI
Commentary  |  6/14/2012  | 
The BGP Origin Authentication is a positive step, writes our blogger, but it has a downside. Learn more about IP address theft.
Fluke's Latest Network Time Machine Offers Auto Multisegment Analysis
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
The vendor's latest version of Network Time Machine speeds up troubleshooting by a factor of five and comes in rack-mount and portable flavors.
Cisco Describes SDN Strategy, Sets Industry Back 10 Years
Commentary  |  6/13/2012  | 
Cisco says forget about SDN and separate data and control planes, it's about programmability.
Like NASCAR, Wireless Networking Is Getting More Intense
Commentary  |  6/13/2012  | 
No, it's not about the speed of wireless networking, according to our blogger--it's about complexity. Find out why.
Cisco Answers Software-Defined Networking Challenge
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Cisco introduces the Open Network Environment, its take on SDN, at Cisco Live. Learn about its approach.
Private Cloud Automation
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
It's not easy or inexpensive to implement, but without automation you'll never get self-service or self-healing, or realize maximum ROI. Here's how to get started.
Cisco's Answer to SDN: Open Network Environment
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Cisco introduces Open Network Environment, its take on software-defined networking, at Cisco Live. Learn how it's approaching SDN.
Fusion-io Puts a Little Flash Into Cisco Blades to Boost Productivity
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
The company says ioMemory in Cisco Unified Computing System Servers will amplify in-server performance and cut latency.
Facebook: Are The Kids Alright?
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
As Facebook explores ways to officially welcome pre-teens, businesses consider the security, privacy, and legal implications of that change.
Experts: Deploy IPv6 Now, Prepare For New Normal
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
As Google and other big players push for deployment, implementation of Internet Protocol Version 6 and its crucial new supply of IP addresses gains ground.
Identity Management Becoming a Critical Issue for the Cloud as Well
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
Cloud services are being adopted by more and more business units--but who's accessing what? New identity management tools are being released to help companies figure that out.
Four Signs of SDN Support to Watch for from Vendors
Commentary  |  6/11/2012  | 
Is your vendor using APIs or SDKs? Is it using its own APIs? Learn what signs to look for from vendors to indicate SDN support.
Experts: Deploy IPv6 If You Haven't, and Prepare for the New Normal
Commentary  |  6/11/2012  | 
In the wake of last week's World IPv6 Launch, Google's chief Internet evangelist says it's time to deploy IPv6--laggards will start catching up due to embarrassment.
Push Your Servers To The Limit
News  |  6/11/2012  | 
Server virtualization, consolidation, and converged infrastructure are essential to optimizing data center utilization while controlling costs.
Unleashing the Power of Software-Defined Networking on Virtual Tunnels
Commentary  |  6/8/2012  | 
There's a lot of buzz about SDN, but what's it supposed to do? Big Switch's virtual tunnel endpoints plan may be an opportunity for software-defined networking.
IPv6 Arrives, But Not Everywhere
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
This week marked a major milestone as IPv6 went live on the Internet--a look at some potential security hurdles for enterprises.
Broadcom Turns Up Heat on 802.11ac Standard With New Chips
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
The 802.11ac standard is still at draft stage, but that hasn't stopped Broadcom from announcing new chips. Our blogger takes a look at the chip maker's system-on-chip announcement.
Networking Vendors Should Step Up With an SDN Strategy
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Sure, big-name networking vendors are declaring support for OpenFlow? But what about software-defined networking? Who has an SDN strategy?
IPv6-Ready Mobile Devices Should Drive Deployment for Enterprises
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Many laptops, tablets and smartphones are IPv6-ready and connecting to corporate networks--adding another security concern to the BYOD trend.
Q&A: IPv6 Security and Transition Concerns
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Bob Hinden, co-inventor of IPv6, answers questions about IPv6 security and the development of the Internet standard in a Q&A with Network Computing.
All About IPv6: A Snapshot
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
On World IPv6 launch day, we have facts, figures, insights, and more to help you plan for that inevitable IPv6 migration.
A Snapshot of IPv6 for World IPv6 Launch Day
Slideshows  |  6/6/2012  | 
Celebrate World IPv6 Launch day with facts, figures, insights and more to help you plan for that inevitable IPv6 migration.
World IPv6 Launch Day Is Here: Time for an IPv6 Deployment Strategy
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Enterprises need to have IPv6 deployment plans in place for their production environments, experts urge. Start with Internet-facing resources.
IPv6 Adoption a Must to Ensure Enterprise Content Delivery
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Enterprise websites deliver huge amounts of content. The time is nigh for an IPv6 adoption strategy. Our blogger shares why.
Xsigo Systems Upgrades Open Fabric Architecture
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
The company's vendor-neutral software, hardware improves SDN management and supports five major hypervisors.
HP Discover Follows Tough Year--But Is Perception Worse Than Reality?
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
Hewlett-Packard's annual event begins today. Will HP Discover be overshadowed by a year full of leadership shuffles, downsizing and more? Or are things better at the vendor than they seem? We asked some experts to weigh in.
5 Ways Social Changes How We Work
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
Social networking may not eliminate the need for some business processes and applications entirely, but it's changing the status quo in areas ranging from email to call centers.
Why Software-Defined Networking Could Revolutionize Networking
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
Everyone's talking about SDN. Find out why and how software-defined networking could help organizations.
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