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.
Why Facebook Wedge Is Revolutionary
The social networking giant's open TOR switch is a big step forward for white-box switches and a ground-breaking platform for application networking.
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.
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.
Cloud Storage: Pick The Best Option
Looking for cloud storage for personal or business use? This guide compares four of the most popular and relevant cloud storage options available today.
Ethernet Innovation Inside The Datacenter
With big data analytics, social media, and other new applications pushing east-west bandwidth demand, datacenters are deploying faster Ethernet and unlocking new capabilities.
Hard Disk: Not Dead Yet
Even with the arrival of flash storage, don't count out the venerable hard disk. Disk still offers a lot of advantages.
Social WiFi Sign-In: Benefits With A Dark Side
Providing social networking credentials to get free WiFi access gives merchants a wealth of customer data for marketing and is a boon for managed service providers. But is the price too high for customers?
VMware vSphere Storage APIs: A Guide
Get clarity on features in vSphere 5.5 that improve storage performance through storage array integration, storage awareness, and clientless guest backup and recovery.
IT Is A Quantum World
System administrators need to take a quantum mechanical view when weighing the probability of new failure modes that come with new technologies such as deduplication.
Buy Or Build Your Own SDN?
An ESG survey shows a broad range of approaches among enterprises when it comes to deploying software-defined networking.
50 Shades Of Open SDN
The word open is used frequently in the software-defined networking market, but a closer look at three SDN initiatives shows that the meaning of open depends on your point of view.
Bye-Bye, Traditional IT Buyer
Recent ESG research suggests the writing is on the wall for traditional IT purchasing processes. Three trends are putting pressure on the standard IT procurement formula.
Sorting Through Storage Industry Hype
Vendors are pushing new storage technologies, such as software-defined storage and new types of NAND flash storage, while users try to make sense of a fast-changing storage landscape.
SDN: Waiting For The Trickle-Down Effect
Like server virtualization and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SDN will eventually become a technology that small and midsized enterprises can use. But it's going to require some new packaging.
VMware's VSAN Benchmarks: Under The Hood
VMware touted flashy numbers in recently published performance benchmarks, but a closer examination of its VSAN testing shows why customers shouldn't expect the same results with their real-world applications.
VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
The true benefits from network virtualization will come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about the finer points of vendors' SDN products, according to VMware's Martin Casado.
Can One Size Fit All in the Data Center?
In the data center, bigger doesn't always mean better, and the "one size fits all" approach may be asking for far too much in a complex and varied environment.
Behind The Scenes Building The InteropNet
Network engineers are busy preparing the network infrastructure for the multi-vendor InteropNet that will support the upcoming Interop conference. Preview the action in our video.
SDN Management: Risks And Challenges
Traditional network management techniques don't work with software-defined networking. Automation of management best practices is critical for SDN to succeed.
10 Free Network Analysis Tools
Network management can be a tall task without the right statistics and data about traffic flows, device configurations and user activities. The following utilities offer visibility into various aspects of network activity without breaking the bank. Utilizing these free tools gives network managers a better foothold for improving performance, spotting potential problems and nipping security incidents in the bud.