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VMware Certifications To Boost Your Data Center Skills
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015  | 
Specialized training in virtualization, cloud, and virtual networks is becoming increasingly important for infrastructure professionals. VMware certifications like the VCAP and VCDX can help hone your skills.
The Evolving WAN Architecture
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design.
9 SDN Starter Kits And Freebies
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015  | 
Looking to try your hand at software-defined networking, but don't know where to begin? Here are some options.
Commoditization: Sometimes Less Really Is Less
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
As cost per bit keeps dropping, and commoditization continues, we might find ourselves in a precarious position on bandwidth.
SD-WAN: The Killer App For Enterprise SDN?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Software-defined WAN technologies promise to help enterprises modernize their WANs by combining classic WAN technologies with SDN capabilities.
Google Donates Kubernetes To New Foundation
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Internet giant teams with more than a dozen IT companies on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which will manage development of the Kubernetes container orchestration system.
DevOps Gaining Traction In The Enterprise
News  |  7/17/2015  | 
Enterprises have a harder time implementing DevOps than nimbler web-scale companies, but are finding ways to overcome the challenges, experts say.
The Enterprise Data Center: Not Dead Yet
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
451 Research study finds that majority of enterprises rely on their own infrastructure and continue to invest in it as they look to the cloud.
Open Data Center Alliance Defines Open Cloud
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
Industry group aims to cut through the confusion caused by overuse of the word "open" with paper explaining what it means by open cloud.
Putting The Data Back Into The Data Center
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
Data centers are shifting away from a compute-centric to a data-centric architecture in order to deal with the massive deluge of data.
Cloud-Managed WiFi For The SMB
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
Two startups promise to give consumer-grade WiFi access points enterprise-like capabilities via the cloud model.
3 Ways To Enable Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
As organizations continue to adopt cloud services, IT teams can make themselves valuable by facilitating the move towards a hybrid cloud model.
SDN Aligns With DevOps
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Software-defined networking has become a subset of DevOps by focusing on meeting the scalability and efficiency requirements of the application economy.
4 Steps To Prevent Infrastructure Outages
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Organizations today can't afford any ecommerce downtime. Here's how to avoid customer-service disasters.
Virtualization Administrator: 6 Key Skills
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
If you're trying to get up to speed on virtualization technology, here are six areas to focus on to accelerate your journey.
Containers: What IT Pros Should Consider
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
Containerization is a hot technology that IT teams can't afford to ignore. Here are some basic facts to know plus benefits and risks to weigh.
AWS Outage Traced To Route Leak
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
Netflix and other sites knocked offline Tuesday after route leak at a service provider causes Amazon Web Services outage.
Cisco-OpenDNS May Upset Networking Ecosystem
Commentary  |  7/1/2015  | 
Cisco's acquisition of security provider OpenDNS is a symptom of the vendor's transition to services that could have wide partner and competitor repercussions.
Shadow IT: Not Taking Over Yet
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
A new CompTIA study finds that business units aren't circumventing IT as much as feared and that IT pros still wield a lot of power.
Can Converged Infrastructure Help IT Get Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  6/30/2015  | 
Traditional IT organizations are getting pushed aside by nimbler cloud providers. Converged and hyperconverged infrastructure can be the key to IT transformation.
Cisco Unveils IoT Framework
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Networking giant expands its IoT portfolio with 15 new products for network connectivity, IoT security and manageability.
Infoblox Launches Free IPv6 Transition Tool
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Online tool aims to help network architects and engineers overcome IPv6 challenges and kick off their transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
Why IPv6 Is Indispensable At LinkedIn
Commentary  |  6/25/2015  | 
At a meetup hosted by LinkedIn, the company explained how moving to IPv6 fulfills user needs and why it's unavoidable.
VMware ESX: Guide To Common Commands
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015  | 
Manage your VMware virtual environment as efficiently as possible using our comprehensive list of ESX and ESXi scripting commands.
Linux Container Success Hinges On Standards
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Without standards in the areas of format, runtime, and orchestration, Linux containers risk not reaching their full potential.
Hyperconvergence Hiccups
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
Hypercoverged systems improve VM performance by using server flash for key storage functions, but have drawbacks. Separating storage performance from capacity overcomes these issues.
Container Networking: Challenges & Requirements
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
The Docker networking model falls short in meeting enterprise requirements. Here are key considerations for container networking.
Obstacles Make Enterprise SDN Slow And Painful
News  |  6/18/2015  | 
At the Open Networking Summit, a panel of enterprise infrastructure leaders discussed the obstacles they face in adopting software-defined networking.
The Long Road To Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
In order to reap the ROI benefits of a true hybrid cloud environment, CIOs must have a well-thought out cloud strategy to avoid pitfalls.
Facebook Preaches Open Networks
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
At the Open Networking Summit, Facebook's Omar Baldonado stresses the need for open network designs.
Copyrighting Code & Interfaces: Ask The Right Questions
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
The U.S. government has supported the ruling against Google for violation of Oracle's Java API. Criticism from the technology community is rampant, but perhaps we should view software copyright in a different light.
3 Ways To Avoid Cloud Cost Overruns
Commentary  |  6/15/2015  | 
Implementing cloud infrastructure is supposed to save money, but can lead to costly surprises if you're not careful.
ONF Debuts Open Source SDN Software
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
The Open Networking Foundation's Atrium software integrates open source components with the goal of making it easier for network operators to deploy SDN.
Cloud & Virtualization Require SDN
Commentary  |  6/11/2015  | 
Cloud and virtualization are transforming enterprise IT. But in order to truly benefit, the network infrastructure must become just as dynamic and flexible.
Segment Routing: Potential For Far-Reaching Network Effects
Commentary  |  6/9/2015  | 
Segment routing could change the way MPLS networks function and facilitate the adoption of SDN. Find out how it works and why you should know more about it.
Docker Containers: 9 Fundamental Facts
Slideshows  |  6/5/2015  | 
The Docker open source platform for deploying and distributing applications in a virtualized container offers many benefits. We explain what enterprises should know about the popular technology.
7 Super Cloud Storage And File-Sharing Platforms
Slideshows  |  6/2/2015  | 
Cloud sync-and-share services can help businesses reduce on-site equipment, improve backup and compliance, and foster worker collaboration. Find out which platforms are enterprise-worthy.
Lab Carries SDN-Based Software From Concept To Reality
News  |  6/1/2015  | 
Gencore Systems took advantage of Juniper Networks' OpenLab facility to test and bring to market new cloud analysis software that relies on SDN.
In The WLAN Industry, The Only Constant Is Change
Commentary  |  6/1/2015  | 
The HP-Aruba and Fortinet-Meru deals are just the latest moves in an industry always roiling with M&A activity.
Converged Infrastructure Delivery Via The Cloud
Commentary  |  5/29/2015  | 
Converged infrastructure helps simplify private clouds, but still require time and effort to design and provision. The cloud is helping streamline the converged infrastructure supply chain.
Overcoming Cloud Security Challenges
Commentary  |  5/27/2015  | 
To truly take advantage of cloud computing, enterprises must balance the capabilities of public and private, while focusing on security.
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.
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