VMware VSAN: Reality Vs. Hype
VMware's Virtual SAN is touted for its performance, lower cost and scalability, but emerging trends such as white-box storage undercut those claims.
Legacy IT Vendors & The AWS Fear Factor
The popularity of Amazon Web Services, along with SaaS, means that traditional IT vendors must transform themselves in order to remain relevant in the new cloud era.
Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges
Moving to a hybrid model helps address security and compliance concerns, but comes with problems such as data synchronization and WAN latency.
4 Paths To The Enterprise Cloud
Will your enterprise outsource, partner or build its own cloud infrastructure? The answer depends on your cloud application strategy.
Enabling The Self-Driving Car
The transition to 5G telecommunications networks, coupled with the flexibility of cloud orchestration, will enable self-driving vehicles.
Conquering Cloud Fears
Many database administrators and other IT pros fear cloud adoption, but setting aside emotions and understanding how cloud computing impacts your infrastructure is key to overcoming your anxiety.
SDN: An Enabler For NFV
Software-defined networking and NFV can be used independently, but SDN makes it much easier to implement and manage NFV.
10 Hyperconvergence Trendsetters
Converged infrastructure is so last year; hyperconvergence is all the rage now. Here are 10 vendors that are leading the hyperconverged trend.
Cloud Migration: Going Live
The final post in this series on best practices for moving applications to the cloud details the elements of a successful go-live event as well as post-migration maintenance.
SDN Controller Handbook
This guide to SDN controllers describes the options available via open source software, traditional networking vendors and SDN startups, and how they differ.
Cloud Integration Pain
CDW study shows that integrating cloud services with legacy systems can be a headache for IT pros.
Guide To VDI: Evaluating Top Vendors
Desktop virtual infrastructure now includes new cloud-based options, with the potential for improved user experience and lower cost. Fusion PPT compared the leading vendors and their offerings.
The Rise Of The Cloud WAN
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.
Facebook Unveils Open Modular Switch
Dubbed "6-pack," Facebook's new switch platform is designed to allow the social networking giant to build any size switch using common building blocks.
Cloud Migration: Managing Execution
The third part of this series on moving workloads to the cloud provides guidance for executing the migration, including load testing and security reviews.
Guide To Virtualization Hypervisors
IT organizations are using multiple hypervisors, so understanding the specifics of the big players like Hyper-V and vSphere ESXi will help your virtual environment perform at its best.
4 NFV Myths Debunked
Network functions virtualization has spawned a number of misconceptions about what it is and how it works. Here's a reality check.
8 Free Online Networking Classes
If you're looking to expand your networking skills, these courses offer instruction on SDN, cloud networking, network optimization, and other topics for free. What's better than that?
Data Encryption On The Rise
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
Network Segmentation & SD-WAN
The Target breach highlighted the need to segment networks and isolate traffic. Adding software-defined networking capabilities to the WAN can help.