Building Cloud Computing Skills
To succeed in the cloud computing era, IT pros need a wide array of skills. Cloud certifications are one way to acquire these skills, but you also must learn to think like a cloud architect.
Software-defined networking is touted as a panacea for data centers, but the combination of faster networking speeds and virtualization restricts what it can do.
Time For LUN To Die
In virtualized environments, managing storage with LUNs isn't practical. With the upcoming arrival of VMware Virtual Volumes, we can shift to VM-centric data services.
Reclaiming The Network Perimeter
The traditional network perimeter has vanished, but new architectures allow you to control security at the virtual machine or via cloud infrastructures.
Elements Of IoT
There's a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, but what about the technology it runs on? Here's a look at some of the infrastructure and networking components IT pros can expect to build out to support the IoT.
The Facebook Data Center Delusion
There's a lot of talk about how enterprises should run their data centers like Facebook and Google for increased efficiency, but emulating web-scale companies won't pan out for the average enterprise.
IT & The Millennial Workforce
The modern workforce has high expectations for network performance and wireless access. But providing unfettered access can put the business at risk. IT must draw the line.
Spotlight On Software-Defined WAN
Interop New York showcased SDN WAN technology, which is garnering interest as a way to reduce the complexity and cost of traditional WANs.
Companies are discovering that achieving ROI with virtualization is not a simple task. The ease of provisioning virtual servers can lead to unnecessary and costly VM allocation.
HP Debuts SDN App Store
At Interop New York, HP will launch its SDN app store, where customers can buy applications to run on its SDN platform.
How IoT Affects Your Enterprise
The Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything may seem like mere buzzwords, but enterprises are deploying real IoT projects that affect their enterprise networks, data centers, cloud services, and personnel.
Optimizing Data Center PUE
Data center managers are under pressure to improve utilization and efficiency while maintaining high availability. Here are three ways to achieve that balance.
SAS Grows In The Data Center
More enterprises choose Serial Attached SCSI for storage in the data center due to improved reliability, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and continued enhancements.
6 Critical Data Center Concepts
The data center is the Achilles' heel of IT operations. Be sure everyone on your IT team knows the ins and outs of these critical data center functions.
Why Spanning Tree Is Evil
The Spanning Tree Protocol was built for an outdated network architecture, offering little to modern business, and the workarounds most engineers introduce aren't much better.
Hyper-Convergence And All Flash On The Way
Will a combination of the two shiniest technologies in the storage business make a match like champagne and caviar, or will it create a system looking more like a chocolate-covered pickle?
Cisco Doubles Down On UCS Servers
Cisco builds on its success in servers with new models in the Unified Computing System line and the assumption that data will only get bigger.
How To Survive In Networking
Jeremy Schulman shares his secrets for navigating the transition in network operations by leveraging lessons learned from DevOps.
VMware NSX Banks On Security
A year after launching NSX with much fanfare, VMware is targeting its network virtualization platform at customers with ample security budgets in the wake of high-profile security breaches.
Confessions Of A VMworld Virgin
I'm heading to WMworld for the first time, and relying on a schedule filled with smart people and intriguing activities to keep me on track.
IT Certification's Top 10 Benefits
IT certification and training can help you advance in your career, strengthen your IT skills, and provide your employer with a more qualified and dedicated staff.
Rethinking Data Center Design
With the skyrocketing number of connected devices and data processing requirements, data center operators are migrating to a new open architecture that's focused on virtualization.
In Hybrid Clouds, Mind The Details
Integrating your private cloud with public clouds can provide agility, security, and control. But getting the minutia right is daunting.
Beyond Cage Nuts
Cage nuts aren't the only option for mounting IT gear to racks. Find out about alternatives such as MonoSerts and Rackstuds, plus a handy cage nut tool if you want to stick with traditional hardware.
Flash Storage: The New Normal
At the Flash Memory Summit, storage experts talk about the growing flash market, flash benefits, and enterprise deployment considerations.
SDN: You Can't Argue Against It
As executive director of the ONF, Dan Pitt hears all the excuses about why organizations are waiting to adopt SDN. Here he explains why they're wrong.
Cloud Automation: Even Cattle Need Care
Managing virtual machines in the cloud doesn't mean interpreting the pets vs. cattle meme literally. It requires automating systems and processes to care for the herd.
Open Technologies: The Hottest 10
In today's tech world, the word "open" is on fire. IT pros are finally dismantling those much-maligned silos, and vendors are rushing to join open source projects to prove they're on board.
2014 IT Spending: Getting More For Less
Fierce competition in a rapidly changing IT industry has resulted in bargains for enterprise IT buyers this year, but don't expect the good deals to last long.