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ARIN Nearing IPv4 Depletion, For Real
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
The American Registry for Internet Numbers says it will have to activate its IPv4 waiting list this summer. Enterprises can opt for IPv4 transfer market or finally consider deploying IPv6.
Three Requirements For True Micro-Segmentation
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
'Micro-segmentation' is getting attention as a way network virtualization can improve security. Find out what it is and how it works, from the originators of the term.
When The Cloud And SDN Collide
When The Cloud And SDN Collide
Network Computing Videos  |  5/18/2015  | 
Mix hybrid cloud and SDN, and you get a complex mess that's difficult to manage. Applying consistent, application-based policies can help.
NFV Adds Agility To Networks
Commentary  |  5/14/2015  | 
Networks must adapt to a new age of efficiency and flexibility, and network functions virtualization can help.
Microsoft Hyper-V: Guide To Common Commands
Slideshows  |  5/12/2015  | 
Manage your Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environment in the most efficient and productive manner using these useful commands.
Top 11 Virtualization Risks Identified
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
The Cloud Security Alliance releases a guide to the most common risks of server virtualization and provides best practices on how to address them.
Does OpenStack Stack Up For The Enterprise?
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
Some OpenStack projects are more mature than others, leaving gaps when it comes to enterprise applications.
How Lifecycle Service Orchestration Will Impact The Enterprise
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
The concept of service automation is gaining traction among service providers, which will streamline enterprise acquisition of network services.
Transforming Enterprise IT Infrastructure
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
The growth of cloud computing, emerging technologies such as SDN, and the trend towards web-scale IT are helping enterprises create the agile and flexible infrastructure they need.
Hyperconvergence: Helping IT Move The Needle
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Hyperconverged infrastructure provides enterprises with flexibility and ease of use that can allow them to break from old IT practices.
Prizewinning IT Products: Best Of Interop 2015
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
Drumroll, please: Meet the technology products and services that took home top honors in this year's Best of Interop awards.
Interop In Action
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
Interop In Action
Interop In Action
Network Computing Videos  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
Virtual Storage And The Danger Of Data Loss
Commentary  |  4/28/2015  | 
Virtual storage like VSAN must take the storage part of the equation seriously and incorporate better resiliency to avoid data loss.
Fibre Channel Really Is Dead
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
Ethernet has overcome the problems that prevented converged compute and storage networks, speeding the demise of Fibre Channel.
Optimizing Network Performance For The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
Here are some strategies for avoiding network bottlenecks with the increased use of cloud services.
IT Certifications Guaranteed To Boost Your Career
Education  |  4/21/2015  | 
Certifications can help advance your IT career and get you a raise. These certifications in specialties like cloud, virtualization, and systems engineering from AWS, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and others are among the highest in demand.
Evaluating Cloud UC Costs
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
Cost savings may not occur with cloud UC, but there are other hidden benefits, research shows.
The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist's View
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers.
The Internet Of Things & IP Address Needs
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
With IPv6, there's no need to fear that there won't be enough IP addresses for IoT. The real question is whether every 'thing' needs its own IP address.
Staying Ahead Of The Data Deluge
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
Data is core to Nielsen's business. Here's how the company is transforming its IT environment to tackle the data explosion.
Understanding OpenFlow, VXLAN and Cisco's ACI
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
Three different approaches dominate today's software-defined networking market. Dan Pitt of the ONF explains the difference between them.
Will Containers Sink The All-Flash Array?
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
All-flash arrays are touted as solutions for virtual desktop deployments and big data, but virtual containers and Docker could undercut that.
12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015  | 
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
'Cloudified' Telecom Services: What To Look For
Commentary  |  4/9/2015  | 
Telecom operators must adapt to new technology in order to provide the services enterprise are demanding at a reasonable cost. Make sure your carriers are investing in these areas.
Hybrid WAN Requires A New Connectivity Model
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Hybrid WAN can ease application deployment, but to make it a reality, we need to switch from a network topology to a service topology.
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Network Computing Videos  |  4/6/2015  | 
DevOps pioneer John Willis explains why the networking industry needs to adopt DevOps, and how networking professionals can benefit in the big picture.
Getting Cloud Ready: People, Processes & Infrastructure
Commentary  |  4/3/2015  | 
Here are some tips for preparing your IT infrastructure and IT team for moving to a cloud model.
Yes, NFV Is Important For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Due to its origins and complexity, it's tempting to view network functions virtualization as a service provider technology. That's not the case.
VMware VSAN: Reality Vs. Hype
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
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
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
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
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Moving to a hybrid model helps address security and compliance concerns, but comes with problems such as data synchronization and WAN latency.
Docker Orchestration Tools: The New Options
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
What are Docker Machine and Docker Swarm and how can they impact your use of the container technology? Scott Lowe explains.
4 Paths To The Enterprise Cloud
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
Will your enterprise outsource, partner or build its own cloud infrastructure? The answer depends on your cloud application strategy.
Cloud Orchestration Vs. DevOps Automation
Commentary  |  3/20/2015  | 
Confused by all the buzzwords around cloud and DevOps? Here's a breakdown of terminology to try to get past the hype.
Enabling The Self-Driving Car
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
The transition to 5G telecommunications networks, coupled with the flexibility of cloud orchestration, will enable self-driving vehicles.
Conquering Cloud Fears
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
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.
Enterprise Technology Trickle Down
Commentary  |  3/17/2015  | 
Most IT hardware starts with enterprise adoption and makes its way slowly to the SMB. Does software follow the same path?
SDN: An Enabler For NFV
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
Software-defined networking and NFV can be used independently, but SDN makes it much easier to implement and manage NFV.
10 Hyperconvergence Trendsetters
Slideshows  |  3/12/2015  | 
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
Commentary  |  3/9/2015  | 
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.
Managing Data Security In The Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  3/5/2015  | 
The hybrid cloud model helps address security and compliance issues, but there are still a lot of challenges, including cloud encryption.
MWC: FCC Chairman Defends Net Neutrality Decision
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Tom Wheeler says the FCC's new rules for Internet service providers don't impose utility-like regulation.
SDN Controller Handbook
Education  |  3/3/2015  | 
This guide to SDN controllers describes the options available via open source software, traditional networking vendors and SDN startups, and how they differ.
Treating The Cloud As A Utility
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
A NIST report indicates that federal agencies want cloud providers to operate with more utility-like standardization.
Cloud Integration Pain
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
CDW study shows that integrating cloud services with legacy systems can be a headache for IT pros.
Zero-Knowledge Cloud Storage: Far From Perfect
Commentary  |  2/20/2015  | 
You may get an extra layer of protection with zero-knowledge cloud encryption, but the cloud security system isn't fail-safe.
SDN & NFV: Dynamic Duo Of Next-Gen Networks?
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
The relationship between SDN and NFV may be indirect today, but over time the technologies could become inseparable. Find out why.
Big Data Deployment Trends
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey shows a diversity of IT infrastructure choices for big data.
Guide To VDI: Evaluating Top Vendors
Education  |  2/18/2015  | 
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.
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