10 Signs OpenStack Has Come Into Its Own
OpenStack continues to build momentum in the tech industry. Since its inception in 2010, OpenStack has made considerable strides as an open source IaaS project. Enterprises are seeking ROI with their OpenStack pilot projects, brand-name IT companies such as HP and Juniper are doubling down on OpenStack initiatives, and venture capitalists are throwing cash at OpenStack startups in an attempt to help the market make good on the hype -- and profit in the process. Here are 10 recent OpenStack deve
Network Management Needs New Ideas
Traditional network management systems haven’t adapted to the scale demanded by virtualization and cloud architectures. Distributed system designs may show the way.
SDN: Not Necessarily A Job Killer
ATMs and airline kiosks have been demonized on the consumer side for replacing people. Automation via software-defined networking is just the latest bogeyman.
8 Cloud-based IT Management Tools
With IT management becoming increasing more complex, administrators need all the help they can get. A growing number of IT tools are being delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), which promises fast deployment and lets customers pay only for the services they use. Here are 8 SaaS IT management tools that automate IT services, help troubleshoot problems, and provide visibility into the status of network devices and applications.
BYOD: Why You Will Lose
Restrictive BYOD policies will fail because humans have a compulsive attachment to mobile devices.
HP's Turnaround: It's Time To Believe
Not only does CEO Meg Whitman seem to have a solid strategy, but there's plenty of evidence it's starting to work. Maybe it's time for skeptics like me to admit we're wrong.
iRobot, Cisco Create Telepresence Robot
The day we send robots to work in our places might be closer we think, if Cisco and iRobot's hallway-roaming video-equipped robot, the Ava 500, proves a hit.
Give Us Better Wi-Fi, Say Employees
Over a third of U.S. workers say their workplaces don't give them adequate Wi-Fi, according to new survey research from BT and Cisco Systems.
Dell VRTX Rethinks Blade Servers
Dell's VRTX converged infrastructure uses PCIe switch slots instead of a conventional blade chassis with mezzanine cards to give customers more flexibility and choice.
IBM Targets Fortune 500 With SoftLayer Acquisition
IBM's purchase of cloud provider SoftLayer show how serious Big Blue is about beefing up its enterprise services business. The acquisition comes with important technology, new customer segments and substantial capacity.
Avaya SPB Fabric Put to the Test at Interop
Data center fabrics have been overshadowed by SDN, but vendors are still moving forward with fabrics. This year's Interop was a big, visible test for Avaya's implementation of the Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) standard.