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White Boxes Going Mainstream
Commentary  |  10/2/2015  | 
White-box servers from ODMs are making their way into the enterprise in a growing trend that has far-reaching ramifications for the data center.
Cloud Computing Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  10/1/2015  | 
The concept of shared computing has come a long way in a short time. This interactive timeline from Matillion Business Intelligence chronicles the evolution of the cloud, from the first stored program computer to a future filled with cloud-based services and applications.
5 Elements Of The New Infrastructure Stack
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
Stu Miniman teams up with Brian Gracely to explain why containers, flash, hyperconvergence, OpenStack, and virtual SAN are so important for today's infrastructure.
Juniper Debuts Unite Architecture For Campus Networks
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
New network architecture includes campus fabric for EX9200 switches and security products.
Why You Should Adopt A Cloud-First Networking Strategy
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
The rise of hybrid cloud in the enterprise means that network engineers need to focus on enabling and supporting cloud in all its forms.
Dell Adds New Campus & Data Center Networking Products
News  |  9/24/2015  | 
Dell aims to simplify campus networking with new architecture and builds on its open networking strategy with new data center switch.
VMware Builds On Its Software-Defined Data Center Vision
Commentary  |  9/24/2015  | 
While VMworld 2015 didn't feature big VMware storage news, the conference showcased the vendor's broader strategy.
DevOps, Hybrid Cloud & Sandboxes
Commentary  |  9/23/2015  | 
With devops and hybrid cloud gaining traction in the enterprise, sandboxes give IT pros a safe way to build and test applications in both on-premise and public cloud environments.
What Software-Defined Storage Really Is
Commentary  |  9/22/2015  | 
True software-defined storage is more than just virtualization and commodity hardware.
The Case For Change Tolerance In IT
Commentary  |  9/18/2015  | 
Change is considered dangerous in IT, but IT teams must become more flexible and dynamic to keep up with today's business environment.
22 Free Security Tools To Safeguard Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  9/17/2015  | 
Security is serious business, but it doesn't have to bankrupt your budget. The free tools highlighted here can help diagnose and monitor threats, prevent intrusions, secure passwords, ensure compliance, and much more.
Brocade Unveils Updated SDN Controller
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
Brocade's new controller based on the open source OpenDaylight Project features improved reliability and interoperability.
The Dangers Of SDN Failure
The Dangers Of SDN Failure
Network Computing Videos  |  9/15/2015  | 
The concepts of software-defined networking and hybrid cloud challenge the traditional boundaries of the enterprise network. Nathan Pearce, Principal Technologist at F5 Networks, examines the ownership issues surrounding SDN and cloud, and who must be responsible for an inevitable outage.
Security Visibility In The Virtualized Data Center
Commentary  |  9/14/2015  | 
Advanced virtualization technologies like SDN and the SDDC can block traditional security monitoring tools. Security architectures must adapt.
Demystifying Converged Infrastructure
Slideshows  |  9/10/2015  | 
These data center building blocks consolidate storage, compute, virtualization and networking into one product. We look under the hood to find out exactly what that means.
Managed Cloud Providers: 3 Questions To Ask
Commentary  |  9/10/2015  | 
Before outsourcing to a managed cloud service provider, ask these questions to get past the hype and ensure the CSP is up to the task.
Digital Transformation & The Healthcare Industry
Commentary  |  9/8/2015  | 
To build a digital foundation, healthcare companies are revisiting their IT infrastructure with a focus on cloud-based technologies and SDN.
D-Link Water Sensor: Pondering The Business Ramifications
Commentary  |  9/4/2015  | 
A new WiFi enabled gadget for detecting water leaks could help SMBs with disaster recovery, but has a long way to go before it could be used in enterprise networks.
7 Storage Trends That Will Transform Your Data Center
Slideshows  |  9/3/2015  | 
With so much change and innovation in the storage industry, it can be hard for an IT pro to keep up. Here are key technologies and trends that are poised to radically alter data center storage.
11 Powerful Cloud Management Tools
Slideshows  |  9/2/2015  | 
The right cloud management tool can bring speed, flexibility, security, and cost efficiency to any IT organization. We highlight some of the most popular and powerful options.
VMworld 2015 & Storage Industry Transformation
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
With VSAN and VVOLs, VMware has become a key player in enterprise storage, forcing the industry to evolve.
Managing Collaboration In The Extended Enterprise
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
Organizations need to develop a balanced strategy to meet the demands of today's highly mobile workforce where collaboration extends beyond the office walls.
SD-WAN Vendors Making A Splash
Slideshows  |  8/27/2015  | 
Software-defined WAN has suddenly become the hottest topic in networking, due to its potential to save money while improving network performance. Check out the vendors leading the way.
Storage & Virtual Containers: Where Does The Data Go?
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Containerization presents challenges when it comes to data storage. Here's a look at the current state of container storage.
VMworld 2015: 5 Trends To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015  | 
VMworld is so expansive, it's easy to lose your focus. We'll be following these hot topics.
Traditional IT And The Road To DevOps
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
An IT team at a telecom operator decided to shift away from its highly manual processes and move towards a DevOps model. Here's what happened.
Calculating Your Cloud ROI
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
Like the cloud itself, determining your return on investment requires a different way of looking at goals and factoring in the value of opportunity and competitive advantage.
5 Real Ways To Approach Security Automation
Commentary  |  8/20/2015  | 
We've all heard about the benefits of automating system configurations to avoid human error, but introducing it to your infrastructure may be easier said than done. Here are five real-world ways to get started.
The Shift To Cloud Security Services
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
Enterprises are increasingly looking to boost their security posture by tapping cloud-based security services.
IO Visor: Where The Kernel Meets The Network
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
Find out how the latest open source project to launch can help network performance by moving functionality inside the Linux kernel.
NASCAR Team Overhauls Network With Juniper
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
Joe Gibbs Racing replaced its network at headquarters with Juniper MetaFabric architecture to boost network performance and provide room for growth.
Web-Scale IT: The Enterprise Impact
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
Enterprises can follow the lead of big cloud companies with an architectural approach that includes open hardware and DevOps to increase data center agility and cost efficiency.
802.11ac Adoption Fueling The Mobile Enterprise
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
With gigabit speeds and coverage efficiencies, wireless technology that rivals the performance of the traditional wired desktop will finally enable a fully mobile workforce.
5G Expectations Soar
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
The next-generation of wireless technology is generating big-time predictions as the industry gears up for its potential benefits.
Where Should WAN Functionality Live?
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
Improving outdated WAN architecture is not a simple decision, due to the growing number of technology options and services.
Automation And Orchestration: Speed Vs. Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/12/2015  | 
We need to go beyond automating network tasks via SDN into the realm of orchestration and DevOps to eliminate inefficiency.
SDN Security Under Scrutiny
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
A researcher at Black Hat reveals ONIE vulnerabilities, showing that SDN isn't immune to security problems. However, the nature of white-box switches promises rapid fixes.
8 Reasons To Consider Containers
Slideshows  |  8/11/2015  | 
If your IT environment can benefit from faster and simpler application deployment, it may be time to explore the upside of containers.
Cloud Backup Tools: 7 Factors To Weigh
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
Data backup and recovery technology is critical for cloud services. Here's how to make the right choice.
Pain-Free Migration To The Public Cloud
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
Thinking of moving applications to the public cloud? Follow these guidelines to ensure unexpected expenses and problems don't erode potential benefits.
Securing BGP Not As Difficult As You'd Think
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
But few service providers and organizations bother to deploy security for BGP, security expert says.
Secrets To Private Cloud Success
Commentary  |  8/5/2015  | 
Make implementing a private cloud easier by carefully selecting a platform and adopting a consumption-based, pay-as-you-go service delivery model.
10 Leaders In Internet Of Things Infrastructure
Slideshows  |  8/4/2015  | 
The Internet of Things needs a strong backbone for the many billions of connected devices and apps most prognosticators expect. Find out which companies are building the IoT behind the scenes.
Cumulus Offers Free Open Networking Tool
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
The startup's virtual appliance is designed to give networking pros an easy way to test its software for white-box switches.
EMC: End Of The Golden Era?
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
EMC has enjoyed three decades as leader in storage, but is grappling with trends that are shaking up the storage industry, including all-flash arrays and white-box storage.
IoT: Centralized Vs. Distributed Architectures
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
How do we create cohesive networks to support the Internet of Things?
VMware Certifications To Boost Your Data Center Skills
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015  | 
Specialized training in virtualization, cloud, and virtual networks is becoming increasingly important for infrastructure professionals. VMware certifications like the VCAP and VCDX can help hone your skills.
The Evolving WAN Architecture
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design.
9 SDN Starter Kits And Freebies
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015  | 
Looking to try your hand at software-defined networking, but don't know where to begin? Here are some options.
Commoditization: Sometimes Less Really Is Less
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
As cost per bit keeps dropping, and commoditization continues, we might find ourselves in a precarious position on bandwidth.
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