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.
Internet Of Things = Internet Of Gateways
The advent of the IoT will mean monitoring an explosion of gateways and will require increased network performance monitoring -- in particular, application-aware network monitoring.
SDN: You Can't Argue Against It
As executive director of the ONF, Dan Pitt hears all the excuses about why organizations are waiting to adopt SDN. Here he explains why they're wrong.
Cloud Automation: Even Cattle Need Care
Managing virtual machines in the cloud doesn't mean interpreting the pets vs. cattle meme literally. It requires automating systems and processes to care for the herd.
Can New Math Speed Up The Internet?
Scientists from Denmark, in collaboration with MIT and Caltech researchers, have developed a new way to transmit information over the Internet using mathematical equations instead of sending packets.
Open Technologies: The Hottest 10
In today's tech world, the word "open" is on fire. IT pros are finally dismantling those much-maligned silos, and vendors are rushing to join open source projects to prove they're on board.
2014 IT Spending: Getting More For Less
Fierce competition in a rapidly changing IT industry has resulted in bargains for enterprise IT buyers this year, but don't expect the good deals to last long.
Guide To Server Virtualization
New to server virtualization or need a refresher course? This overview explains the technology that has changed the lives of IT admins and CFOs.
25 GbE: A Big Deal That Will Arrive
Why all the hubbub about 25 Gigabit Ethernet? It allows the biggest jump in data center Ethernet performance for the smallest jump in price. That's why.
IT Budgets Up In 2015, Hiring Tepid
A survey shows organizations will spend more on IT next year, but IT pros don't expect those extra dollars will translate into bigger IT departments.
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.