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.
Transforming Enterprise IT Infrastructure
The growth of cloud computing, emerging technologies such as SDN, and the trend towards web-scale IT are helping enterprises create the agile and flexible infrastructure they need.
Interop In Action
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
HP Debuts New Campus Switch Modules, SDN App
HP products are among the many new technologies launching at this week's Interop. Others include EnGenius' WLAN management platform and Fiber Mountain's updated orchestration system.
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.
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.
SDN Interest Shifts Toward The WAN
Software-defined networking improves network utilization and efficiency, and as the technology matures, enterprises are looking to apply those benefits to their WAN and campus networks.
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.
SDN Shows Promise For Security
Improved security is emerging as a major reason for adopting software-defined networking, but concerns about potential SDN risks persist.
SDN: An Enabler For NFV
Software-defined networking and NFV can be used independently, but SDN makes it much easier to implement and manage NFV.
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.
3 Active-Active Data Center Myths
Operating two data centers at the same time to support customers sounds great, but Ethan Banks offers a dose of reality about the data center design.
SDN Controller Handbook
This guide to SDN controllers describes the options available via open source software, traditional networking vendors and SDN startups, and how they differ.
Cisco Launches Free Tail-f Software
With free version of Tail-f's software supporting the NETCONF protocol, Cisco says it's committed to promoting open standards for network programmability.
The Rise Of The Cloud WAN
The trend of pushing WAN functionality into the cloud -- software-defined WAN -- is gaining steam as enterprises look to reduce WAN complexity and lower costs.