No SSD-HDD Price Parity Before 2020
Howard Marks responds to a recent Network Computing blog arguing that SSD pricing is falling to hard-disk drive levels and putting HDDs on the road to obsolescence.
Hypercoverged systems improve VM performance by using server flash for key storage functions, but have drawbacks. Separating storage performance from capacity overcomes these issues.
SSD Prices In A Free Fall
With the prices of solid-state drives expected to reach parity with hard-disk drives next year, are HDDs doomed?
SD-WAN Gaining Traction
IHS Infonetics survey finds that many enterprises plan to buy software-defined WAN technology with an eye on streamlining WAN operations.
The Hyperconvergence Craze: More Than Hype
Survey shows that VDI remains a top use case for hyperconverged infrastructure, and a need for efficiency rather than frustration with legacy storage is driving interest in the technology.
8 Hot Online Colleges For IT Pros
Check out these colleges and universities that offer online IT courses and degrees to help keep your tech skills and knowledge fresh.
Fibre Channel Really Is Dead
Ethernet has overcome the problems that prevented converged compute and storage networks, speeding the demise of Fibre Channel.
IT Certifications Guaranteed To Boost Your Career
Certifications can help advance your IT career and get you a raise. These certifications in specialties like cloud, virtualization, and systems engineering from AWS, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and others are among the highest in demand.
Meet The IT Rock Stars
Say hello to the brightest and friendliest Interop speakers, either in person or online.
3D NAND Goes Mainstream
Joint flash memory ventures Intel-Micron and Toshiba-SanDisk are overcoming the limitations of conventional planar flash memory by going 3D.
Erasure Coding To The Rescue
As an alternative to RAID, erasure coding offers better protection with less compute time and solves the drive rebuild problem.
Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
Budgeting For Flash
Flash is fast, but expensive. Ask these three questions to make sure your flash storage investment makes sense for your data lifecycle needs.
VMware VSAN: Reality Vs. Hype
VMware's Virtual SAN is touted for its performance, lower cost and scalability, but emerging trends such as white-box storage undercut those claims.
Legacy IT Vendors & The AWS Fear Factor
The popularity of Amazon Web Services, along with SaaS, means that traditional IT vendors must transform themselves in order to remain relevant in the new cloud era.
What's Hot In Networking: 7 Key Trends
From SDN and network automation to IPv6 and 802.11ac, the big trends in the networking industry demand your attention, and you can find them at Interop Las Vegas.
Backup Appliances: 5 Considerations
Appliances in your backup infrastructure can help save you time and money. Weigh these issues to ensure you choose the right one for your business.
Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges
Moving to a hybrid model helps address security and compliance concerns, but comes with problems such as data synchronization and WAN latency.
10 Hyperconvergence Trendsetters
Converged infrastructure is so last year; hyperconvergence is all the rage now. Here are 10 vendors that are leading the hyperconverged trend.
All EVO:RAIL Appliances Are Not Created Equal
The arrival of EMC's VSPEX Blue hyper-converged appliance highlights the differences between products jockeying for attention in the growing collection of those based on VMware's EVO:RAIL.