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SDN & UC Integration: A Work In Progress
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Microsoft has led the way in applying software-defined networking to unified communications with its Lync SDN API, but a networking expert says more work is required to make communications and SDN a truly powerful combination.
Expanding IT Roles For Business Growth
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
The business expects more from IT than back-end support. Today's IT teams are expected to help drive business. Here's how to do it.
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.
Big IT Means Bigger Performance Challenges
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
The size and complexity of today's IT infrastructures demands new ways of monitoring and identifying problems.
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.
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.
How DevOps Helps Networks Scale
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
Enterprise networks are collapsing under increased application demands. DevOps principles and practices can lighten the load.
Windows Server 2003 End Of Life: The Silver Lining
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
With the EOL date for Microsoft's old server software fast approaching, IT pros should seize the opportunity to improve data center operations by boosting data protection, APM, and security.
2015 Best of Interop Finalists: 27 Groundbreaking Products
Slideshows  |  4/9/2015  | 
Check out the finalists in this year's Best of Interop awards, which honors innovation in nine technology categories including networking, security and storage.
3 Ways Network Troubleshooting Can Change Your Life
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Troubleshooting techniques are a staple in a network engineer's toolkit on the job. Find out how they can also prove indispensable in personal and social situations.
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.
Public WiFi, Location Data & Privacy Anxiety
News  |  4/7/2015  | 
Nothing stops retailers and others from tracking customers via their WiFi signals, but the data collection is fueling privacy concerns and customer backlash.
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Commentary  |  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.
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.
Security Breaches Keep Network Teams Busy
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Network Instruments study shows that network engineers are spending more of their day responding to breaches and deploying security controls.
Drone Initiative Saves Elephants From Poaching
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Air Shepard pairs drone operators with supercomputing resources to combat organized criminals who slaughter elephants and rhinos in Africa for their tusks and horns.
SDN Interest Shifts Toward The WAN
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Software-defined networking improves network utilization and efficiency, and as the technology matures, enterprises are looking to apply those benefits to their WAN and campus networks.
Big Data Deployment Models: Open Vs. Proprietary
Commentary  |  3/26/2015  | 
Open source data platforms like Hadoop, Cassandra, and MongoDB are core to the big data market, but vendors supporting the platforms are winning over enterprises with proprietary tools.
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.
Continuous Delivery: Coming To Your Infrastructure
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Get your network ready to instantly support all the things that need to happen when a new application or update is pushed to production.
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.
SDN & The Evolution Of Network Automation
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
Jeremy Schulman explains how organizations can ease into network automation, and why this is an opportunity for networking pros to seize the reins of IT.
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 Benefits For The SME
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Software-defined networking has huge applications for the large enterprise, but how can it help small and midsize enterprises? Tom Hollingsworth examines the possibilities.
Nanosecond Storage Performance Latencies? Get Ready
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
Predictable and persistent microsecond storage performance will usher in new possibilities in application development and capabilities in the data center.
Enterprise Firewall Checklist
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015  | 
Firewalls are a key component for network security. Find out what features to look for when shopping for your next enterprise firewall.
Get Off My Lawn, Hipster Admins!
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
As an IT manager, there's a delicate balance between fostering realistic technology innovation and acting like an out-of-touch grouch.
Network Forensics Separate Signal From Noise
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
Identifying data breaches in progress and distinguishing false positives from real security attacks requires effective network forensics software.
GNS3 Network Simulator Raises Its Game
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
GNS3 began as a Cisco emulation tool, but has grown into a multi-vendor network simulator with a collaborative community.
Cloud Integration Pain
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
CDW study shows that integrating cloud services with legacy systems can be a headache for IT pros.
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.
Cloud Migration: Managing Execution
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
The third part of this series on moving workloads to the cloud provides guidance for executing the migration, including load testing and security reviews.
Brocade Buys Riverbed's SteelApp ADC Business
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
Brocade will add the application delivery controller line to its NFV portfolio as Riverbed continues to scale down its business.
Big Data Deployment: Finding The Best Model
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
What's the best IT infrastructure for big data? Here are some of the fundamental choices to consider.
Half Of Enterprises Worldwide Hit By DDoS Attacks
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
New data illustrates how distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks remain a popular attack weapon -- and continue to evolve.
Choosing High-Capacity Drives
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
From hard drives for specific uses to hybrid drives and various capacity-increasing technologies, there are a lot of options. How do you decide which is best?
Data Encryption On The Rise
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
Programming Languages And The Lord Of The Rings
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
Is there one code to rule them all? Today's IT jobs demand programming skills, but it can be tough to predict the specific languages you may need. Let The Lord of the Rings be your guide.
Beware IT's Villain: The 'Complexifier'
Commentary  |  1/20/2015  | 
Individuals who focus on complicating things can derail IT projects. Here's what to watch out for and how to deflect their negative effect.
Moving Mission-Critical Applications To The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
Here are three steps enterprises and private clouds need to take to meet the availability requirements of critical business applications.
Community Cloud Uses NSX To Streamline Security, Cut Costs
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
IlliniCloud consolidates security operations and reduces networking complexity with VMware's network virtualization platform, no 'architectural duct tape' needed.
Network Priorities: Availability Tops Security
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Organizations still rank availability over security in their application deployments, an F5 study finds.
What's Your Wi-Fi Strategy For 2015?
Commentary  |  1/12/2015  | 
Enterprises that don't seize the opportunity to unlock IT value through wireless connectivity run the risk of being left behind.
DevOps & Diverse Infrastructure
Commentary  |  1/12/2015  | 
Don't let complex IT environments with a lot of non-virtualized infrastructure stop you from developing a DevOps practice.
Shifting To SDN? 3 Ways It Will Affect Network Monitoring
Commentary  |  1/9/2015  | 
Software-defined networking will affect your performance monitoring and applications visibility, so plan ahead.
2015: Cloud Ramps Up For IoT
Commentary  |  1/2/2015  | 
This will be the emergent year for business-to-consumer cloud services supporting the Internet of Things.
Delivering Application Environments: An Evolution
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
Docker is the latest technology to reduce the cost of making an application environment available to developers and other users.
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