NFV Can Avoid Buying Network Bulk
Network functions virtualization allows service providers to deliver specialized capabilities that enterprise customers only pay for when needed.
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.
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.
Academia Reinvents The Cloud
Two recent National Science Foundation projects -- called CloudLab and Chameleon -- position academia to develop the new and improved version of cloud computing.
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.
When To Say No To The Cloud
With cloud adoption on the rise, should you jump on the bandwagon? Depending on your business needs, it may make more sense to wait.
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.
IoT: Beyond SDN
The Internet of Things will require more scale, simplicity, and higher levels of abstraction than what software-defined networking is designed to provide.
Backup Appliances & The Cloud
While cloud computing may seem to solve the backup problem, the answer isn't that easy. Today's backup appliances strive for a more nuanced approach.
7 Critical Cloud Service Attributes
Cloud service providers vary a lot when it comes to reliability, security, and other qualities. Here's what to look for to make sure a cloud provider meets your needs.
IoT Makes You Administrator Of Things
You may not realize it, but it's likely you're already supporting and managing "Internet of Things" devices on your corporate network. Here's a reality check.
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.
IoT Standards: Which Will Prevail?
Several industry groups that include big names like Google and Intel have recently formed to create standards for the emerging Internet of Things. The race is on.
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.
Cloud Storage Security: AWS Vs. Azure
Security remains the biggest concern facing cloud storage adoption. Here we look at the security details of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, two cloud storage heavyweights.
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.
Flash Is Overkill For VDI
All flash makes fast storage, but at a high cost. Listen to your users, and provide a hybrid array combined with software for a better VDI experience.
The Headaches Of Multiple Cloud Services
IT professionals and users alike understand the benefits of cloud services. However, migrating several IT services to the cloud can create more pain than you might expect.
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.
Inside White-Box Switches
Switches traditionally use ASICs for packet forwarding, but the new breed of white-box switches relies more heavily on generic CPUs to handle forwarding in order to reduce costs.