Dell Switch Supports VMware NSX
S6000 connects physical and virtual infrastructures; Citrix NetScaler works with NSX; Gigamon adds multi-tenant traffic visibility; Check Point updates software blade architecture.
VMware's Martin Casado: Energy and Chaos
Martin Casado, VMware's chief architect for networking and the driving force behind its NSX technology, spoke with Network Computing about his ambitious goals to reshape how networking is done, the origins of Nicira, and why energy and chaos are good.
Raising IT's Business Profile: Start Now
A new organization is creating tools to help technology leaders work better with business counterparts. But don’t wait for third-party tools—start now to raise IT’s profile in the company.
Aryaka Cloud Network Targets Distributed Enterprises
Network as-a-Service aims to speed up cloud services access; HP updates Flexible Series thin clients; HotLink offers VMware DR via Amazon; Veeam accelerates WANs with backups; Schneider adds virtual KVM to DCIM.
8 Mobile Tools For Security Pros
The influx of employee-owned mobile devices into the workplace has certainly thrown many IT security professionals for a loop, but the same devices that are introducing so much chaos to established security practices also have a lot of potential to be used to bring back some order. The following mobile security tools are a good start for security admins looking for utilities to help them get their job done more efficiently.
A Plug For Plugfests
Standards are great, but there can be significant differences in vendor implementations. The University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab provides a neutral venue for testing and analysis.
Data Center Study: The Big Get Bigger
A new survey indicates that data centers are fast becoming the domain of service providers as smaller enterprises increasingly outsource their data center operations.
IPv6 Adoption On The Rise
Several reports indicate that both service providers and enterprises are making the switch to IPv6, negating the need for LISP or tunnel services to help with the transition.
Advice to New Network Engineers
Here are two key steps that can help make the difference between a short, unhappy stint and a long, successful career in networking.
4 IPv6 Security Fallacies
As IPv6 continues to gain traction, some misconceptions around its perceived security--or lack thereof--persist. Security experts provide a reality check.
Using Open Source Tools For Malware Detection
Today's sophisticated malware makes it difficult for small businesses with few resources for security to defend themselves. Fortunately, open source security tools such as pfSense and Snort can help.