10 Ways Software-Defined Networking Will Change IT
When networking professionals converge upon New York for Interop this week, software-defined networking (SDN) stands to establish itself as a major theme throughout session talks and informal conversations. As the industry watches the results of early adopter case studies and hears pundits advocate for this new means of controlling the network fabric, consensus is building for the potential that SDN could be an IT game-changer. Here's how, in the words of experts from around the industry.
HP Bets On SDN Apps With SDK, App Store
HP is releasing a software development kit to spur the creation of SDN applications for HP's SDN platform. The company also plans to launch an SDN app store next year.
Cisco NCS Tackles Internet of Things
NCS routers target service providers; Oracle debuts backup appliance; LogRhythm provides network anomaly detection; KEMP unveils ADC for Windows Azure.
10 Software-Defined Networking Architectures
Software-defined networking is a hot topic for debate in the industry. Experts argue about the best way to implement it, the ways it might affect network engineers and administrators, and how it might disrupt the traditional power structure in the networking industry. While there are a lot of opinions about this emerging technology, there's one inescapable fact: SDN has brought new attention and innovation to the network.
To get a view into the various approaches to SDN, we asked 10 vendors to
Who Is Really Pushing NFV?
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) turns hardware appliances into virtualized services. As NFV interest grows, who stands to gain the most benefit?
iOS 7 Update: A Lesson In Event-Driven Network Spikes
Apple's iOS 7 release took only 38 minutes to significantly handicap networks in North America. Network managers must learn to prepare for similar network spikes as more services and data is hosted in the cloud.
SDN Meets Data Analytics
Plexxi's Data Services Engine takes software-defined networking to the next level by collecting data in the network and analyzing it to aid traffic flow.
The Case For More Granular Network QoS
Vendor-supplied settings for network quality of service won't cut it when prioritizing critical apps, VoIP and video traffic. Invest in developing a network QoS strategy.
Interop Preview: The Business of IT
IT is integral to the success of the business. The "Business of IT" track at Interop New York focuses on how IT can raise its profile in the organization and have a greater voice in how the business is run.
12 Must-Attend Interop Events
Interop New York is just around the corner. The show is packed with informative sessions and workshops. Here are a dozen to put on your schedule.
4 VDI Planning Tips
Make sure you understand the true costs and network requirements of virtual desktop infrastructure before making the leap to VDI, experts say.
Protecting Yourself From NSA Web Surveillance
After new reports of NSA digital snooping, security expert Bruce Schneier advises Internet users to use public-domain encryption. Meanwhile, Google steps up its encryption efforts.
Security Snake Oil for Sale
Traditional security systems aren't doing much to help us manage risk, but we keep buying them. Is it the vendors' fault or ours? And are there better ideas we should explore?
Inside VMware NSX
From VTEPs to OVSDB, VMware's NSX introduces unfamiliar protocols and technologies to the data center network. Check out this overview to get up to speed.
Cisco Launches Security Services Division
New consulting, product implementation and support, and managed services division reflects industry push to provide broader information security services to customers.
4 Ways Twitter Is Beating Facebook
Facebook pioneered much of social media, but has fallen short lately in keeping pace with Twitter. Here's where Twitter got there first.