Hyperconverged Infrastructure Taking Off
US businesses are rapidly adopting hyperconverged systems as a way to streamline IT and storage operations, and in some cases as a bridge to software-defined storage, researchers find.
6 SSD Myths Debunked
Solid-state drives are still gaining traction, despite misconceptions that have dogged the technology. We separate fact from fiction.
Shadow IT: Not Taking Over Yet
A new CompTIA study finds that business units aren't circumventing IT as much as feared and that IT pros still wield a lot of power.
Cisco Unveils IoT Framework
Networking giant expands its IoT portfolio with 15 new products for network connectivity, IoT security and manageability.
Data Disconnect, Data Overload
The rise of DevOps highlights the fact that IT teams are drowning in data, much of it with little or no context. Here's what needs to happen to improve communication.
7 SDN Innovations
Industry experts weigh in on the most innovative software-defined networking technology they've seen so far this year, including SD-WAN, ONOS, and OpenConfig.
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?
The Long Road To Hybrid Cloud
In order to reap the ROI benefits of a true hybrid cloud environment, CIOs must have a well-thought out cloud strategy to avoid pitfalls.
Cisco Certifications To Kickstart Your Career
Cisco certifications are some of the most prestigious in technology, encompassing far more than routing and switching. Find out which options can improve your resume and skill set.
8 Free WiFi Analyzers
Troubleshooting wireless networks can be tricky, but these free tools can help with everything from rogue access points to site surveys.
Cisco Live: The Real Experience
Network engineer David Varnum shares his thoughts and snapshots of the annual conference/party/geekfest sponsored by Cisco.
ONF Debuts Open Source SDN Software
The Open Networking Foundation's Atrium software integrates open source components with the goal of making it easier for network operators to deploy SDN.
Cloud & Virtualization Require SDN
Cloud and virtualization are transforming enterprise IT. But in order to truly benefit, the network infrastructure must become just as dynamic and flexible.
Cisco Extends Sourcefire Integration
Building on its 2013 acquisition, Cisco adds Sourcefire IPS and malware protection to AnyConnect and ISR products and also boosts its security partnerships.
Docker Containers: 9 Fundamental Facts
The Docker open source platform for deploying and distributing applications in a virtualized container offers many benefits. We explain what enterprises should know about the popular technology.
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.
Where DevOps Meets The Network
Network architects and operators need to work with application developers and operators to achieve optimal application performance.
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.
SDN: Seductive But Challenging
Software-defined networking clearly offers a lot of benefits, but enterprises face several obstacles to SDN adoption, including a lack of interoperability.
Google's Infrastructure Chief Talks SDN
Urs Hölzle, senior VP for technical infrastructure at Google, describes the company's Open Flow-based SDN deployment and how it's helped streamline network management.