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OpenDaylight And The Rise Of Open Networking
Commentary  |  11/25/2015  | 
The role of open source in networking is growing with the OpenDaylight Project among those leading the charge.
10 Most Powerful Supercomputers On Earth
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
The biggest, baddest computers in the world have been revealed, ranked by performance.
3 Ways To Optimize IT Operations
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
A truly effective IT infrastructure can become a competitive advantage. Here's how to make good IT operations even better.
Exascale Computing Requires Combined Forces
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
The tech industry must collaborate on product development and design to achieve the flexibility, efficiency, and portability necessary to make exascale computing a reality.
Facebook Developing 100 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Engineers at social networking giant say they're working on a faster version of their Wedge data center switch.
Cisco Retools CCIE Program
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Scope of Cisco's career certifications expanded to include emerging technologies such as SDN and IoT.
10 Big 2015 Tech Mergers That Will Transform Data Centers
Slideshows  |  11/19/2015  | 
The technology industry was buffeted by tremendous M&A activity this year. Here are 10 deals that will impact data center networking, storage, security and systems.
25, 50 And 100 Gigabit Ethernet In The Data Center
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
It’s time to make sense of the plethora of performance “Gs” in the world of enterprise and cloud data centers.
SDN Market To Surpass $1.4 Billion This Year
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Enterprises are expanding their use of software-defined networking and taking advantage of bare-metal switches, IHS says.
Host-Managed SSDs: Using Flash Smarter
Commentary  |  11/18/2015  | 
OCZ's Saber 1000 gives storage designers the ability to optimize their use of solid-state drives and improve performance.
VLAN Implementation Guide: The Basics
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015  | 
Virtual LANs are core to enterprise networking. This guide covers VLAN trunks, VLAN planning, and basic VLAN configuration.
Why Cisco FabricPath?
Education  |  11/17/2015  | 
STP can't meet the requirements of today's data centers. CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira demonstrates Cisco's TRILL-based alternative technology and explains its benefits.
ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services
Commentary  |  11/16/2015  | 
Tom Hollingsworth provides a recap and analysis of the key trends discussed at the fall Open Networking Users Group meeting.
3D XPoint: A Memory Game Changer
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
The new memory technology from Intel and Micron will bring massive changes to storage systems with major repercussions in the data center.
Connect Your Clouds With The Right Network
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
Enterprises have many options for cloud, including private, virtual private, or hybrid cloud deployments, but should also pay attention to the technology between them.
Open Networking Put To The Test
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
UNH-IOL plugfest produces list of interoperable combinations of networking gear based on Open Compute Project specs.
IoT: The Enterprise Impact
Commentary  |  11/11/2015  | 
The Internet of Things will place new pressures on many fronts for enterprise networks, including DNS and management requirements.
IT Teams Of The Future: Roles & Responsibilities
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
IT jobs are changing fast. Future success will require skills in areas such as data security, data management, and communication
10 Reasons Data Centers Fail
Slideshows  |  11/10/2015  | 
Operators sometimes make common mistakes that can lead to data center outages. Most outages can be avoided through proper maintenance, procedures, and common sense.
Cisco And Ericsson Unveil Partnership
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
Networking heavyweights ink deal to combine their forces in rapidly changing market.
8 Open Networking Terms To Know
Slideshows  |  11/5/2015  | 
Open networking is all the rage, but it covers a lot of ground. Get familiar with some of the basic terminology so you're not left in the dark.
Riverbed's Take On SD-WAN
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
The software-defined WAN market is hopping. WAN optimization specialist Riverbed tackles the space from a different angle.
How To Control Shadow IT
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
The ready availability of cloud services has eroded IT's control. Here are some ways to wrest it back.
Juniper Goes All In On Network Disaggregation
News  |  11/3/2015  | 
Networking vendor launches disaggregated Junos software and new data center switch plus new NFV products.
7 Building Blocks For Enterprise IoT
Slideshows  |  11/3/2015  | 
Behind all those flashy applications enabled by the Internet of Things is a stark reality -- enterprises must create a highly reliable and secure infrastructure before they can capitalize on it.
DDoS Mitigation: Pay Attention To The Network
Commentary  |  11/3/2015  | 
DDoS attacks are a growing threat. Monitoring firewall and load balancing activity can help IT teams detect and mitigate DDoS attacks.
Xen Patches 'Worst'-Ever Virtual Machine Escape Vulnerability
News  |  10/30/2015  | 
Bug remained undetected for seven years and enabled complete control of host system.
The SDDC: Hardware Quality Assurance Matters
Commentary  |  10/30/2015  | 
Hardware remains crucial in the software-defined data center. Organizations must implement hardware QA testing in hyperconverged environments to avoid outages.
Cloud Heading Toward Data Center Domination
News  |  10/28/2015  | 
Cisco's annual Global Cloud Index projects familiar trends in cloud growth, but also anticipates a shift in data center architecture.
SSD Pricing Vs. HDD Costs
Commentary  |  10/28/2015  | 
Any way you cut it, solid-state drives are becoming a better bargain than hard disk drives.
Cisco Ramps Up Security With Lancope Purchase
News  |  10/27/2015  | 
Networking giant continues to double down on security with acquisition of network security firm.
Meet The IT Experts Behind Interop
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
Interop welcomes some of the most respected and brightest minds in the IT industry as Track Chairs for its educational program.
HP's Composable Infrastructure Vision
News  |  10/26/2015  | 
HP wants to enable enterprises to easily and quickly spin up on-premises data center resources via software.
Docker: Love It Or Leave It? 6 Things To Consider
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015  | 
Docker is taking the IT world by storm, but before enterprises add it to their 2016 roadmaps there are a few things they should understand -- and a few things they should be worried about.
Software-Defined Storage: A Deeper Look
Commentary  |  10/23/2015  | 
A recent report from Technology Business Research separates hype from reality in SDS, but is a bit timid in its view of the technology's impact on the storage industry.
Tom Hollingsworth On Automating the Data Center Network
Education  |  10/22/2015  | 
Everyone's favorite Networking Nerd joins us live next week with objective advice for increasing your data center network performance.
How Cloud Is Changing IT Operations Management
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
IT operations management is changing with the rise of the SaaS model and the way web giants like Amazon apply automation to IT delivery.
Practical SDN: 7 Ways To Deploy It
Slideshows  |  10/20/2015  | 
Enterprises can use software-defined networking for plenty of real-world functions, right now. We outline where SDN can make a difference in your enterprise environment.
Making Sense of SSDs
Commentary  |  10/19/2015  | 
Solid-state storage is hot. In this Q&A, IT storage pro Anthony Sequeira explains the pros and cons of the technology.
Dell-EMC: What Storage Customers Should Do
Commentary  |  10/16/2015  | 
In the wake of Dell's proposed acquisition of EMC, customers should re-evaluate their storage choices and prepare to see some product lines discontinued.
EMC Customers Not Thrilled With Dell Deal
News  |  10/15/2015  | 
451 Research poll shows customers of the storage heavyweight have a lot of concerns about Dell’s proposed acquisition.
Dell-EMC: The Storage Ramifications
News  |  10/13/2015  | 
Massive merger has potential to create a strong storage player for the cloud era, but raises questions about VCE, analysts say.
Cisco DMVPN: Hub And Spoke Design Considerations
Education  |  10/13/2015  | 
When building a WAN using DMVPN, there are several factors that impact hub and spoke requirements and design options.
How Big Data Can Improve Data Center Management
Commentary  |  10/12/2015  | 
Leveraging big data analytics can give you vital insight for managing the lT lifecycle of your virtual data center.
3 Cloud Myths That Won’t Go Away
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Like the myths around who actually “discovered” America, cloud computing has its share of stubborn misconceptions. Here are the top three.
Paving The Way For SDN Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Two new abstraction frameworks ensure interoperability between OpenFlow v1.3-enabled hardware-based switches from different vendors.
Selecting Storage: Buzzword Bingo
Commentary  |  10/8/2015  | 
The storage industry is rife with buzzwords. Here are some of the popular ones storage buyers need to navigate carefully in order to find storage products that truly meet their needs.
IT Monitoring & The Five Stages of Grief
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
Organizations often exhibit a series of behaviors when they implement IT monitoring systems that makes life difficult for IT pros doing the monitoring.
5 Inevitable Trends That Could Cripple Your Network
Slideshows  |  10/6/2015  | 
In a recent report, Verizon and Forrester Research identified five technologies that will mean big changes for your network infrastructure. Consider yourself warned.
Segmentation: A Fire Code For Network Security
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
New technologies like software-defined segmentation are making it easier to prevent a compromise from spreading by separating users and network resources into zones.
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