Where Is Your Cloud?
Depending on its location, a cloud data center may be at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Be sure to weigh the risks of the physical location of your data.
Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
IoT: The Network Impact
The Internet of Things will require a network that can handle increased demand for data analytics, agility, and security.
12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn
With the growing software-defined networking trend, networking pros are under pressure to learn some coding. Here are a dozen programming languages worth checking out.
The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
If you're looking for a good book to take on your summer vacation, we've got 12 recommendations, including technical guides to brush up on your skills and just-for-fun reads.
Network Design Decisions Go Both Ways
Network design should reflect business goals. But it's also important to anticipate how your technology decisions will affect the business moving forward.
IT Hiring Climbs Despite The Cloud
Computer Economics survey indicates that many organizations expect to expand their IT staffs this year, but IT capital budgets remain flat.
Cloud: Ready To Burst
Infrastructure-as-a-service will come on strong in the next few years, especially in the areas of disaster recovery, high availability, new product development, and increased capacity and compatibility.
The Looming IoT Backlash
Lofty projections for the Internet of Things will fall short as concerns about IoT dangers grow.
5 Ways OpenStack Improves Enterprise IT
Enterprises can leverage OpenStack to extend AWS investments, drive IT transformation, as a negotiating tool in enterprise license agreements, and for other benefits.
Features such as instance storage are taking the virtual out of virtualization. The performance gains are tremendous, but the techniques open cloud security risks.
SDN & Breaking The VLAN Contract
Software-defined networking disrupts the VLAN approach to network security. We need to embrace change and seize the opportunities SDN offers to improve enterprise security.
Next-Gen WAN: Build or Buy?
Enterprises need to consider a number of factors, including security requirements, when choosing between an in-house model or managed network service for their future WAN connectivity needs.
Waiting For VMware VVOLs
VMware's Virtual Volumes functionality would help solve storage management problems in virtualized environments. But, like Vladmir and Estragon endlessly waiting for Godot, we're still waiting for VVOLs.
Cisco Live's 7 Best Scenes
Attendees at Cisco Live this week were showered in APIs and ACI, and swimming in selfies. Take a look at the highlights from the annual customer event.
Cisco Faces Make-Or-Break Week For SDN
Cisco is counting on ACI, its software-defined networking strategy, to keep its hold on the enterprise infrastructure market. We'll see how that plays out this week at Cisco Live.
Converged Infrastructure & The Branch Office
Today's branch office IT architecture is complicated and inefficient. Converged infrastructure streamlines branch IT and reduces the risk of downtime by centralizing branch data.
IT Transformation Fuels New Holistic Platforms
Enterprises are transforming their IT environments by adopting holistic strategies that go beyond single technology solutions. This trend is leading vendors to expand their portfolios with a comprehensive platform approach.
Cloud Must Search & Integrate Apps
Cloud providers must adapt to provide users with "cloudnostic" services that search data stored in many locations and seamlessly integrate apps across platforms.