Where Is Your Cloud?
Depending on its location, a cloud data center may be at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Be sure to weigh the risks of the physical location of your data.
8 Gotchas Of Technology Contracting
IT projects often involve multiple legal contracts for technology and services. Avoid these "gotchas" to ensure smooth agreements and relationships.
Why Facebook Wedge Is Revolutionary
The social networking giant's open TOR switch is a big step forward for white-box switches and a ground-breaking platform for application networking.
Cage Nuts: The Ultimate Guide
Here's everything you need to know about those annoying little cage nuts you wrestle with when filling a server rack. Learn how they're different from clip nuts, and get installation and removal tips.
12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn
With the growing software-defined networking trend, networking pros are under pressure to learn some coding. Here are a dozen programming languages worth checking out.
The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
If you're looking for a good book to take on your summer vacation, we've got 12 recommendations, including technical guides to brush up on your skills and just-for-fun reads.
13 Nerdy Summer Vacation Spots
If you have to leave your comfort zone this summer and go on vacation, you might as well make it a good one. Check out 13 destinations where nerds like us can feel at home.
Cloud: Ready To Burst
Infrastructure-as-a-service will come on strong in the next few years, especially in the areas of disaster recovery, high availability, new product development, and increased capacity and compatibility.
Next-Gen WAN: Build or Buy?
Enterprises need to consider a number of factors, including security requirements, when choosing between an in-house model or managed network service for their future WAN connectivity needs.
Waiting For VMware VVOLs
VMware's Virtual Volumes functionality would help solve storage management problems in virtualized environments. But, like Vladmir and Estragon endlessly waiting for Godot, we're still waiting for VVOLs.
Cisco Live's 7 Best Scenes
Attendees at Cisco Live this week were showered in APIs and ACI, and swimming in selfies. Take a look at the highlights from the annual customer event.
Cisco Expands On Its ACI Strategy
Networking giant touts its SDN platform at Cisco Live and offers ways for customers to extend ACI policy to legacy Nexus infrastructure.
Network Engineers Tackle ACI
Twitter was humming with chatter about Cisco Live and ACI today as IT professionals sought information about the SDN platform.
Cisco Faces Make-Or-Break Week For SDN
Cisco is counting on ACI, its software-defined networking strategy, to keep its hold on the enterprise infrastructure market. We'll see how that plays out this week at Cisco Live.
Converged Infrastructure & The Branch Office
Today's branch office IT architecture is complicated and inefficient. Converged infrastructure streamlines branch IT and reduces the risk of downtime by centralizing branch data.
IT Transformation Fuels New Holistic Platforms
Enterprises are transforming their IT environments by adopting holistic strategies that go beyond single technology solutions. This trend is leading vendors to expand their portfolios with a comprehensive platform approach.
Ethernet Innovation Inside The Datacenter
With big data analytics, social media, and other new applications pushing east-west bandwidth demand, datacenters are deploying faster Ethernet and unlocking new capabilities.