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Overcoming Cloud Security Challenges
Commentary  |  5/27/2015  | 
To truly take advantage of cloud computing, enterprises must balance the capabilities of public and private, while focusing on security.
The Hyperconvergence Craze: More Than Hype
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
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.
MagicBands & Challenging The Storage Status Quo
Commentary  |  5/26/2015  | 
Enterprise data centers can take a cue from Disney's innovative wearable by breaking away from old processes with scale-out storage and object-based storage.
EMC Open Sources ViPR With Eye On Software Future
Commentary  |  5/22/2015  | 
Storage heavyweight prepares for industry shift to software-defined storage by open sourcing its storage controller.
8 Hot Online Colleges For IT Pros
Education  |  5/19/2015  | 
Check out these colleges and universities that offer online IT courses and degrees to help keep your tech skills and knowledge fresh.
Three Requirements For True Micro-Segmentation
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
'Micro-segmentation' is getting attention as a way network virtualization can improve security. Find out what it is and how it works, from the originators of the term.
Experts' Opinions Mixed On VENOM Vulnerability
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Some say the virtualization vulnerability could be worse than Heartbleed, while others advise to patch, but don't panic.
SDN: Seductive But Challenging
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Software-defined networking clearly offers a lot of benefits, but enterprises face several obstacles to SDN adoption, including a lack of interoperability.
Rethinking All-Flash Hyperconverged Appliances
Commentary  |  5/14/2015  | 
Combining all-flash and hyperconvergence isn't such a bad idea after all, Howard Marks says after seeing Atlantis Computing's appliance.
Gartner Names Cisco & Arista Data Center Networking Leaders
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
Arch networking rivals move into the leader quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant as SDN moves into the mainstream, according to analyst report.
Facebook Breaks New Ground In Cold Storage
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Here's how Facebook is taking an innovative approach to storing billions of user photos in its data centers.
Microsoft Hyper-V: Guide To Common Commands
Slideshows  |  5/12/2015  | 
Manage your Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environment in the most efficient and productive manner using these useful commands.
SDN Introduces Choice To The Data Center
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
There are several reasons why software-defined networking enables flexibility and scale in the data center.
Google's Infrastructure Chief Talks SDN
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
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.
IT Management: Are You Old School Or New School?
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
IT management flounders today in the midst of a dramatic shift in mindset and process. That's evident in the tension between old school IT know-how versus new school IT policy.
Top 11 Virtualization Risks Identified
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
The Cloud Security Alliance releases a guide to the most common risks of server virtualization and provides best practices on how to address them.
How Lifecycle Service Orchestration Will Impact The Enterprise
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
The concept of service automation is gaining traction among service providers, which will streamline enterprise acquisition of network services.
Transforming Enterprise IT Infrastructure
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
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.
Hyperconvergence: Helping IT Move The Needle
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Hyperconverged infrastructure provides enterprises with flexibility and ease of use that can allow them to break from old IT practices.
Prizewinning IT Products: Best Of Interop 2015
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
Drumroll, please: Meet the technology products and services that took home top honors in this year's Best of Interop awards.
Interop In Action
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
Interop In Action
Interop In Action
Network Computing Videos  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
HP Debuts New Campus Switch Modules, SDN App
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
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
Education  |  4/21/2015  | 
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.
Ethernet Roadmap: A Raft Of New Speeds
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
The Ethernet Alliance's new roadmap charts out an ambitious path for the networking technology to meet increasing data center demands.
Staying Ahead Of The Data Deluge
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
Data is core to Nielsen's business. Here's how the company is transforming its IT environment to tackle the data explosion.
Will Containers Sink The All-Flash Array?
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
All-flash arrays are touted as solutions for virtual desktop deployments and big data, but virtual containers and Docker could undercut that.
12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015  | 
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
Windows Server 2003 End Of Life: The Silver Lining
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
With the EOL date for Microsoft's old server software fast approaching, IT pros should seize the opportunity to improve data center operations by boosting data protection, APM, and security.
The Software-Defined Data Center: 5 Tips For Success
Commentary  |  4/10/2015  | 
Moving to software-defined infrastructure can help companies be more efficient and agile, but requires reengineering of IT processes.
2015 Best of Interop Finalists: 27 Groundbreaking Products
Slideshows  |  4/9/2015  | 
Check out the finalists in this year's Best of Interop awards, which honors innovation in nine technology categories including networking, security and storage.
Hybrid WAN Requires A New Connectivity Model
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Hybrid WAN can ease application deployment, but to make it a reality, we need to switch from a network topology to a service topology.
Budgeting For Flash
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
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
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
VMware's Virtual SAN is touted for its performance, lower cost and scalability, but emerging trends such as white-box storage undercut those claims.
SDS & Hyperconvergence: Sense & Nonsense
Commentary  |  3/30/2015  | 
Howard Marks uncovers the meaning behind software-defined storage, how hyperconvergence fits in, and where these technologies make sense -- and don't.
SDN Interest Shifts Toward The WAN
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
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
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
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.
Big Data Deployment Models: Open Vs. Proprietary
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Open source data platforms like Hadoop, Cassandra, and MongoDB are core to the big data market, but vendors supporting the platforms are winning over enterprises with proprietary tools.
Docker Orchestration Tools: The New Options
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
What are Docker Machine and Docker Swarm and how can they impact your use of the container technology? Scott Lowe explains.
SDN Shows Promise For Security
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
Improved security is emerging as a major reason for adopting software-defined networking, but concerns about potential SDN risks persist.
Enterprise Technology Trickle Down
Commentary  |  3/17/2015  | 
Most IT hardware starts with enterprise adoption and makes its way slowly to the SMB. Does software follow the same path?
SDN: An Enabler For NFV
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
Software-defined networking and NFV can be used independently, but SDN makes it much easier to implement and manage NFV.
Nanosecond Storage Performance Latencies? Get Ready
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
Predictable and persistent microsecond storage performance will usher in new possibilities in application development and capabilities in the data center.
10 Hyperconvergence Trendsetters
Slideshows  |  3/12/2015  | 
Converged infrastructure is so last year; hyperconvergence is all the rage now. Here are 10 vendors that are leading the hyperconverged trend.
Juniper Regroups, Debuts New Spine Switches & Silicon
News  |  3/12/2015  | 
After a tough year, the networking company launches a barrage of new hardware and software.
3 Active-Active Data Center Myths
Commentary  |  3/11/2015  | 
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
Education  |  3/3/2015  | 
This guide to SDN controllers describes the options available via open source software, traditional networking vendors and SDN startups, and how they differ.
Big Data Deployment Trends
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey shows a diversity of IT infrastructure choices for big data.
Cisco Launches Free Tail-f Software
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
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
Commentary  |  2/13/2015  | 
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.
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