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10 Most Powerful Supercomputers On Earth
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
The biggest, baddest computers in the world have been revealed, ranked by performance.
6 Tips Toward Painless Service Provider Relationships
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
Thinking of outsourcing your WAN? These tips will help you build and maintain a successful long-term partnership with the right network service provider.
Exascale Computing Requires Combined Forces
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
The tech industry must collaborate on product development and design to achieve the flexibility, efficiency, and portability necessary to make exascale computing a reality.
10 Big 2015 Tech Mergers That Will Transform Data Centers
Slideshows  |  11/19/2015  | 
The technology industry was buffeted by tremendous M&A activity this year. Here are 10 deals that will impact data center networking, storage, security and systems.
25, 50 And 100 Gigabit Ethernet In The Data Center
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
It’s time to make sense of the plethora of performance “Gs” in the world of enterprise and cloud data centers.
Moving UC Into The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/16/2015  | 
Before adopting a cloud-based unified communications system, organizations need to consider five things including security.
IoT: The Enterprise Impact
Commentary  |  11/11/2015  | 
The Internet of Things will place new pressures on many fronts for enterprise networks, including DNS and management requirements.
Cisco And Ericsson Unveil Partnership
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
Networking heavyweights ink deal to combine their forces in rapidly changing market.
8 Biggest Cloud Mistakes Companies Make
Slideshows  |  11/6/2015  | 
As companies take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, they can also fall prey to common pitfalls.
8 Open Networking Terms To Know
Slideshows  |  11/5/2015  | 
Open networking is all the rage, but it covers a lot of ground. Get familiar with some of the basic terminology so you're not left in the dark.
AWS Adoption Points To A Shift In Enterprise Storage
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
Amazon's success in the cloud is a big indicator of data center infrastructure and storage moving to the cloud.
Riverbed's Take On SD-WAN
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
The software-defined WAN market is hopping. WAN optimization specialist Riverbed tackles the space from a different angle.
How To Control Shadow IT
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
The ready availability of cloud services has eroded IT's control. Here are some ways to wrest it back.
Juniper Goes All In On Network Disaggregation
News  |  11/3/2015  | 
Networking vendor launches disaggregated Junos software and new data center switch plus new NFV products.
7 Building Blocks For Enterprise IoT
Slideshows  |  11/3/2015  | 
Behind all those flashy applications enabled by the Internet of Things is a stark reality -- enterprises must create a highly reliable and secure infrastructure before they can capitalize on it.
IoT Security & Privacy: Reducing Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  11/2/2015  | 
Ensuring data security and privacy in IoT networks means taking a different approach and building protection in from the start.
The SDDC: Hardware Quality Assurance Matters
Commentary  |  10/30/2015  | 
Hardware remains crucial in the software-defined data center. Organizations must implement hardware QA testing in hyperconverged environments to avoid outages.
Cloud Heading Toward Data Center Domination
News  |  10/28/2015  | 
Cisco's annual Global Cloud Index projects familiar trends in cloud growth, but also anticipates a shift in data center architecture.
IoT & The Role Of SD-WAN
Commentary  |  10/27/2015  | 
The Internet of Things will require a robust virtual network. Software-defined overlays will help ensure reliable connections.
Meet The IT Experts Behind Interop
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
Interop welcomes some of the most respected and brightest minds in the IT industry as Track Chairs for its educational program.
HP's Composable Infrastructure Vision
News  |  10/26/2015  | 
HP wants to enable enterprises to easily and quickly spin up on-premises data center resources via software.
Docker: Love It Or Leave It? 6 Things To Consider
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015  | 
Docker is taking the IT world by storm, but before enterprises add it to their 2016 roadmaps there are a few things they should understand -- and a few things they should be worried about.
How Cloud Is Changing IT Operations Management
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
IT operations management is changing with the rise of the SaaS model and the way web giants like Amazon apply automation to IT delivery.
SDN & OpenFlow World Congress: 3 Key Themes
Commentary  |  10/21/2015  | 
The SDN and NFV industries gathered in Europe last week, and OpenStack, microservices, and service function chaining were top of mind.
Practical SDN: 7 Ways To Deploy It
Slideshows  |  10/20/2015  | 
Enterprises can use software-defined networking for plenty of real-world functions, right now. We outline where SDN can make a difference in your enterprise environment.
3-2-1 Backup: The Rule For Recovery
Commentary  |  10/19/2015  | 
Backing up your data is fairly straightforward if you follow an effective strategy, so it's surprising how often companies fail to do so.
IPv6 Implementation Guide: It's Go Time
Slideshows  |  10/16/2015  | 
The time is now to deploy IPv6. Our guide covers protocol basics, IPv6 benefits, how to plan a dual-stack deployment, potential security issues and how to learn more.
Why IBM Bought Cleversafe
Commentary  |  10/15/2015  | 
With the acquisition of object storage and erasure coding technologies, IBM bolsters its cloud position. The move looks savvier than the Dell-EMC deal.
Who's Managing Your Cloud?
Commentary  |  10/15/2015  | 
The expectation that cloud providers will manage enterprise systems and applications is sometimes misplaced. Be sure to create effective management guidelines from the start.
Dell-EMC: The Storage Ramifications
News  |  10/13/2015  | 
Massive merger has potential to create a strong storage player for the cloud era, but raises questions about VCE, analysts say.
BGP Fundamentals
Education  |  10/13/2015  | 
What’s the big deal with Border Gateway Protocol? In this video, we explain what BGP is and how the routing protocol works.
How Big Data Can Improve Data Center Management
Commentary  |  10/12/2015  | 
Leveraging big data analytics can give you vital insight for managing the lT lifecycle of your virtual data center.
3 Cloud Myths That Won’t Go Away
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Like the myths around who actually “discovered” America, cloud computing has its share of stubborn misconceptions. Here are the top three.
Corporate VPNs In The Bullseye
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
Two newly discovered attacks targeted at corporate VPNs demonstrate how attackers can abuse and use these networks for their own purposes.
Banks Bet Their Money On Private Cloud
Commentary  |  10/8/2015  | 
As banks move toward a cloud-based infrastructure, they must protect their assets while understanding that the network is a fundamental contributor to the cloud and to their customers' quality of experience.
5 Inevitable Trends That Could Cripple Your Network
Slideshows  |  10/6/2015  | 
In a recent report, Verizon and Forrester Research identified five technologies that will mean big changes for your network infrastructure. Consider yourself warned.
3 Ways IT Can Avoid Cloud Obsolescence
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
As businesses shift to the cloud, IT teams need to transform in order to remain relevant. Here’s how one CIO is doing it.
HP Spearheads Open Source Network OS Initiative
News  |  10/5/2015  | 
Linux-based OpenSwitch NOS is designed to provide data center networks with more flexibility.
When Flash Storage Is Not Enough
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
Flash storage seems like an easy way to solve storage performance problems in virtualized data centers, but here’s why using flash alone isn’t sufficient.
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.
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