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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.
Campus Switch Upgrades: How To Make The Case
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
Deciding when to upgrade your campus switch involves ROI considerations, figuring out wireless user requirements, and understanding process implications.
Build WiFi To Weather The IoT Onslaught
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
The Internet of Things is coming. The four strategies here can help enterprises future-proof their wireless networks to support the looming demands.
Is The Internet The Model For 'Everynet?'
Commentary  |  5/27/2015  | 
Perhaps it's time to set aside the Internet model and instead look to a model of networking based on SDN and NFV.
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.
MagicBands & Challenging The Storage Status Quo
Commentary  |  5/26/2015  | 
Enterprise data centers can take a cue from Disney's innovative wearable by breaking away from old processes with scale-out storage and object-based storage.
How Can SDN Cross The Chasm?
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Software-defined networking needs some compelling business cases before it can make the jump into a widely deployed technology.
EMC Open Sources ViPR With Eye On Software Future
Commentary  |  5/22/2015  | 
Storage heavyweight prepares for industry shift to software-defined storage by open sourcing its storage controller.
Verizon & AOL: What Can We Learn?
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
Verizon's purchase of media company AOL and the growth of Google Fiber highlight the need to find a balance between content and transport.
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.
Security Startup Defends Against WiFi Hijacking
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
CoroNet aims to thwart man-in-the-middle attacks on WiFi or cellular communications with technology that secures the radio level.
How UC Supports Workforce Collaboration
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
With the rise of outsourcing, enterprise teams must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate. Unified communications tools can help.
SDN: Seductive But Challenging
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Software-defined networking clearly offers a lot of benefits, but enterprises face several obstacles to SDN adoption, including a lack of interoperability.
Rethinking All-Flash Hyperconverged Appliances
Commentary  |  5/14/2015  | 
Combining all-flash and hyperconvergence isn't such a bad idea after all, Howard Marks says after seeing Atlantis Computing's appliance.
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.
Xirrus APs Target The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
WLAN vendor aims to support the growth of WiFi IoT devices with new Xtreme Density access points.
Facebook Breaks New Ground In Cold Storage
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Here's how Facebook is taking an innovative approach to storing billions of user photos in its data centers.
SDN Introduces Choice To The Data Center
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
There are several reasons why software-defined networking enables flexibility and scale in the data center.
Skype For Business Finds Its Voice, At Least For Some
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
A No Jitter reader survey on Lync/Skype for Business gives rise to some interesting questions on voice strategy.
IT Management: Are You Old School Or New School?
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
IT management flounders today in the midst of a dramatic shift in mindset and process. That's evident in the tension between old school IT know-how versus new school IT policy.
Choosing A Campus Switch In The Wireless Era
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The growth of wireless and the emergence of the Internet of Things create challenges in selecting a campus switch. Here are some top considerations.
Exploring The State Of SDN & UC Integration
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Early progress in SDN and UC interoperability has been good, but we need to keep up the pace of innovation.
Big Data For IT Operations: Data Lakes Or Data Warehouse?
Commentary  |  5/7/2015  | 
IT operations itself can benefit from the promise of big data analytics, but choosing the right data storage ecosystem is essential.
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.
Will 802.11ac Kill Wired Ethernet?
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
The evidence is all around us that wireless networks are rapidly replacing wired as the connectivity option of choice, and not just for mobile phones and tablets.
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.
5 GHz Is Finally Mainstream
Commentary  |  5/4/2015  | 
The Wi-Fi Alliance's new report shows widespread use of the 5 GHz spectrum by WiFi devices, but it shouldn't have taken this long. The alliance could have done more to speed 5 GHz adoption.
RAID On The Road To Obsolesence
Commentary  |  4/30/2015  | 
New integrity techniques combined with low-cost drives are turning RAID storage arrays into antiquated relics.
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.
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.
IPv6: How To Get Started
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
You can't just 'turn on' IPv6. Successful IPv6 deployment requires taking time to learn about the Internet protocol, work with it in a lab, and thorough testing.
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.
Ethernet Roadmap: A Raft Of New Speeds
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
The Ethernet Alliance's new roadmap charts out an ambitious path for the networking technology to meet increasing data center demands.
Evaluating Cloud UC Costs
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
Cost savings may not occur with cloud UC, but there are other hidden benefits, research shows.
Meet The IT Rock Stars
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Say hello to the brightest and friendliest Interop speakers, either in person or online.
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.
3D NAND Goes Mainstream
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Joint flash memory ventures Intel-Micron and Toshiba-SanDisk are overcoming the limitations of conventional planar flash memory by going 3D.
Peeling Back the Layers of Wiring Infrastructure
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Cleaning up communications infrastructure may not be on your list of most exciting projects, but best practices dictate that you not ignore the chore, either.
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.
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.
Erasure Coding To The Rescue
Commentary  |  4/10/2015  | 
As an alternative to RAID, erasure coding offers better protection with less compute time and solves the drive rebuild problem.
The Software-Defined Data Center: 5 Tips For Success
Commentary  |  4/10/2015  | 
Moving to software-defined infrastructure can help companies be more efficient and agile, but requires reengineering of IT processes.
'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.
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