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Content tagged with Networking posted in September 2012
Microsoft Klout Stake Equals New Bing Data
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Microsoft's Bing search engine will use Klout to identify experts for display in its social media sidebar.
Facebook Gifts Tests Social Commerce Jitters
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Gifts service could open new revenue streams for retailers, but Facebook's privacy and security history could give users pause.
SDN: Your Next Network
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Software-defined networking has the potential to bring new levels of automation and efficiency to networks, but competing visions mean IT has to pay close attention to the differences.
Outage Blackballs BlackBerry, Guides Arrow to BYOD Strategy
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
After finding the right management tool, Arrow Container dumps RIM smartphones for BYODs. Find out why.
Is Shared Storage's Price Premium Worth It?
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
As local storage improves, shared storage proponents' justifications for investing more in SANs and NAS just aren't cutting it.
There's No 'I' in Team--Or App and Network Performance Management
Commentary  |  9/26/2012  | 
Much like in football, successful application and network performance requires all teams to work together. Learn why you should abandon the siloed approach to infrastructure and start working with the other teams.
Arista Bolsters Programmability, Latency With 7150S Switch Line
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Arista's new 7150S switches connect to third-party SDN controllers and provide support for VXLAN tunnels for better virtual machine mobility.
Upcoming IT Events for Networking and Storage Professionals
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Get a rundown of major IT events for networking, storage and IT admins, from next week's Interop to Cisco Live in June.
Of IOPS and RAID: How Raid Affects Application Performance
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
We conclude our look at storage performance metrics with RAID. Learn how a theoretical RAID controller behaves while reading and writing to some common RAID configurations, and how that affects performance.
Apple, IPhone 5 Change Balance of Power Between IT, Vendors
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
With the release of the iPhone 5, corporate network managers get a glimpse of their unpleasant future in vendor contract management.
IBM X-Force Midyear Report: Vulnerabilities Up, Mobile Exploits Down
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
There has been an onslaught of newly disclosed vulnerabilities during the first half of 2012, according to a new report from IBM. Mobile vulnerabilities are conspicuously declining, however. Find out why.
Exploring Private Cloud Pipes
Commentary  |  9/19/2012  | 
Traditional networking is static; clouds need systems that can scale. What's the answer for a private cloud: APIs? SDN? OpenFlow? VXLAN? Take a look.
Cisco Flexes Custom Silicon Muscle for High-Frequency Trading Crowd
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
The Cisco Nexus 3548 employs a new ASIC design to provide ultra-low latency and high-powered monitoring features aimed at high-performance computing in general, and high-frequency trading in particular.
Twitter 'Business-Friendly' Design Draws Mixed Reactions
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Facebook-like user interface leaves some users cold, but analysts say it gives businesses and advertisers better ways to showcase their brands.
Google Buys Snapseed Photo Sharing App Maker
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Nik Software acquisition seems to be Google+'s answer to Facebook's $1 billion purchase of Instagram.
Aerohive does an End-Run Around Apple's Bonjour Protocol Issues
Commentary  |  9/17/2012  | 
Users want their iPhones and iPads on the network. That means dealing with Apple's Bonjour protocol. Aerohive's Bonjour Gateway is a scalable workaround--and now it's free.
Attack Of The Rude Facebook Shoes
Commentary  |  9/14/2012  | 
What should you tell your Facebook friends to do when their accounts are hijacked by rogue sites that spam their feeds or worse? Here are some steps they can take.
Dell Strengthens VNA, Thanks to Force10; Refreshes PowerConnect
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
The Force10 purchase has helped Dell Networking boost its Virtual Network Architecture to compete in the enterprise data center market, while still supporting midmarket customers and campus networks.
GoDaddy Outage a Harsh Reminder That Enterprises Need DNS Redundancy
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
This week's GoDaddy outage proves that whether threatened by internal errors or outsider forces, enterprises need to ensure that their DNS is safeguarded just as much as mission-critical data.
Brocade Announces Highly Scalable Gigabit Ethernet Switch
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Brocade takes aim at 100 GbE with the announcement of the VDX 8770, a much anticipated core chassis switch that scales to 8,000 ports.
Free Antivirus Tools Continue to Gain Steam
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Free antivirus products claim 44% of the market, according to a new report from OPSWAT. What's behind the trend to buck the traditional vendors and turn to free tools?
Brocade Announces VDX 8770: Big, Fast and Fabric
Commentary  |  9/12/2012  | 
The VDX 8770 is available in a 4- or 8-slot chassis switch that has a backplane, is designed to handle at least 4 Tbs per slot, and offers a new feature called Multi-Gateway L3 Forwarding. Learn more about the latest from Brocade.
Social Media Capture Service Eases Compliance Burden
News  |  9/11/2012  | 
ArchiveSocial promises to maintain a 100% faithful record of social media interactions, required by government and regulated industries.
HP Strengthens Security Portfolio With IPS, Data Center Services
News  |  9/11/2012  | 
The HP TippingPoint NX Platform Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System and HP Data Center Protection Services are among a host of new offerings that are part of the company's Enterprise Security and Risk Management Strike 2012.
The Downsides of Big Wireless
Commentary  |  9/11/2012  | 
Wireless networks have changed in a big way in the past 10 years. Take a look at how it used to be, and how Big Wireless has changed wireless networking.
Enterasys Teams Up With Patriots on Wi-Fi Service for Fans
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Enterasys will roll out Wi-Fi service at Gillette Stadium as part of an NFL pilot program. Learn what fans can expect come kickoff.
Guy Kawasaki: Google+ Is The Mac Of Social Networks
Commentary  |  9/7/2012  | 
Apple's former chief evangelist says he wrote What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us because, just as the Mac was the superior computer, Google+ is the best social network.
Five Steps to Solid Cloud and Mobile App Delivery
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
An enterprise can't just throw an app store online. Here are five tips to help lay the ground work for cloud and mobile app delivery, from securing local content to controlling access.
Systems Management Dilemma: How Much Is Too Much?
Commentary  |  9/6/2012  | 
Are more tools the answer to managing data derived from your systems? Or is the answer more efficient data management?
The Software-Defined Data Center: Dissecting the Latest Buzzword
Commentary  |  9/6/2012  | 
VMware and EMC are pushing their concepts for the "software-defined data center." But what does it mean? How's it different from cloud computing? We take a look.
QLogic Announces Fabric-Based SSD Cache
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
Fibre Channel host bus adapters provide transparent application acceleration and sync cache across multiple physical machines.
10 Pinterest Pointers For Businesses
Slideshows  |  9/5/2012  | 
Pinterest is gaining interest and users. We recommend 10 tips for making effective and purposeful use of the platform.
The Truth About Network Performance: It's the Applications, Stupid
Commentary  |  9/5/2012  | 
Your end users aren't sitting around, lamenting network performance. They're cursing the apps they're using. Here's why your enterprise should start focusing on application performance as well.
F5 Cozies Up to VMware; Clears Up Two VMware View Shortcomings
News  |  9/4/2012  | 
F5 joins VMware's Ready Program for Networking and Security, making all of its Big-IP application services available to vCloud Director and becoming a critical component for unlocking the full potential of automated application deployment.
Fluke AirMapper Brings Pro Tools to Mobile Devices--With a Catch
News  |  9/4/2012  | 
Fluke Network's new AirMapper tool will help network admins tackle wireless support--as long as they use Android-based devices. But what about iOS devices?

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