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OpenDaylight And The Rise Of Open Networking
Commentary  |  11/25/2015  | 
The role of open source in networking is growing with the OpenDaylight Project among those leading the charge.
We Can Make Network Management Better
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
Vendors have a lot of room for future improvement on network management software. Pete Welcher outlines four key areas that would help.
It's Time To Integrate Encryption
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
What's the first step to improving information security? Quit blaming people and focus on enabling technologies like encryption.
3 Ways To Optimize IT Operations
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
A truly effective IT infrastructure can become a competitive advantage. Here's how to make good IT operations even better.
IoT Scares WLAN Admins
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
As the Internet of Things looms, WLAN administrators are increasingly anxious about how all these connected devices will impact our WiFi networks.
Exascale Computing Requires Combined Forces
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
The tech industry must collaborate on product development and design to achieve the flexibility, efficiency, and portability necessary to make exascale computing a reality.
25, 50 And 100 Gigabit Ethernet In The Data Center
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
It’s time to make sense of the plethora of performance “Gs” in the world of enterprise and cloud data centers.
Host-Managed SSDs: Using Flash Smarter
Commentary  |  11/18/2015  | 
OCZ's Saber 1000 gives storage designers the ability to optimize their use of solid-state drives and improve performance.
ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services
Commentary  |  11/16/2015  | 
Tom Hollingsworth provides a recap and analysis of the key trends discussed at the fall Open Networking Users Group meeting.
Moving UC Into The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/16/2015  | 
Before adopting a cloud-based unified communications system, organizations need to consider five things including security.
3D XPoint: A Memory Game Changer
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
The new memory technology from Intel and Micron will bring massive changes to storage systems with major repercussions in the data center.
Managing Collaboration Tools For Millennials
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
The first generation to grow up in a connected world requires a different approach to collaboration.
Connect Your Clouds With The Right Network
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
Enterprises have many options for cloud, including private, virtual private, or hybrid cloud deployments, but should also pay attention to the technology between them.
IoT: The Enterprise Impact
Commentary  |  11/11/2015  | 
The Internet of Things will place new pressures on many fronts for enterprise networks, including DNS and management requirements.
IT Teams Of The Future: Roles & Responsibilities
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
IT jobs are changing fast. Future success will require skills in areas such as data security, data management, and communication
Interop Provides In-Depth Education With Industry Experts
Commentary  |  11/9/2015  | 
The schedule for Interop Las Vegas 2016 is jam-packed with the training you need on IT's most important topics.
Wireshark 2.0: First Impressions
Commentary  |  11/9/2015  | 
Tony Fortunato shares his initial thoughts on the updated version of the popular open source network analysis tool.
FCC WiFi Blocking Fines Leave WLAN Admins In The Dark
Commentary  |  11/6/2015  | 
The Federal Communications Commission continues its crackdown on hotels and others that block personal WiFi hotspots, but the murky enforcement leaves WLAN administrators wondering what WiFi tools are legal.
Software-Defined Network Management: What We Need
Commentary  |  11/6/2015  | 
Does software-defined networking need software-defined network management?
Shining a Spotlight on SD-WAN Interoperability
Commentary  |  11/5/2015  | 
This hot WAN technology holds great promise, but isn't without its issues.
The Future Of Networking Is Watson
Commentary  |  11/5/2015  | 
Forget SDN. IBM's cognitive system demonstrates the power of artificial intelligence, which will run our networks and transform IT management.
AWS Adoption Points To A Shift In Enterprise Storage
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
Amazon's success in the cloud is a big indicator of data center infrastructure and storage moving to the cloud.
Riverbed's Take On SD-WAN
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
The software-defined WAN market is hopping. WAN optimization specialist Riverbed tackles the space from a different angle.
How To Control Shadow IT
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
The ready availability of cloud services has eroded IT's control. Here are some ways to wrest it back.
DDoS Mitigation: Pay Attention To The Network
Commentary  |  11/3/2015  | 
DDoS attacks are a growing threat. Monitoring firewall and load balancing activity can help IT teams detect and mitigate DDoS attacks.
IoT Security & Privacy: Reducing Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  11/2/2015  | 
Ensuring data security and privacy in IoT networks means taking a different approach and building protection in from the start.
The SDDC: Hardware Quality Assurance Matters
Commentary  |  10/30/2015  | 
Hardware remains crucial in the software-defined data center. Organizations must implement hardware QA testing in hyperconverged environments to avoid outages.
WiFi Calling In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  10/29/2015  | 
With WiFi about to take off, enterprises can look forward to improved indoor calling, but they need to prepare to support it.
SSD Pricing Vs. HDD Costs
Commentary  |  10/28/2015  | 
Any way you cut it, solid-state drives are becoming a better bargain than hard disk drives.
IoT & The Role Of SD-WAN
Commentary  |  10/27/2015  | 
The Internet of Things will require a robust virtual network. Software-defined overlays will help ensure reliable connections.
Meet The IT Experts Behind Interop
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
Interop welcomes some of the most respected and brightest minds in the IT industry as Track Chairs for its educational program.
Software-Defined Storage: A Deeper Look
Commentary  |  10/23/2015  | 
A recent report from Technology Business Research separates hype from reality in SDS, but is a bit timid in its view of the technology's impact on the storage industry.
Ruckus Buys WiFi Onboarding Specialist Cloudpath
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
Acquisition gives WLAN vendor a valuable feature and boosts its position in the WLAN market.
WiFi Calling: Ready To Take Off?
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
With AT&T and Apple iPhone support for WiFi calling, the technology is poised to go mainstream. Here’s how it works and its potential enterprise ramifications.
How Cloud Is Changing IT Operations Management
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
IT operations management is changing with the rise of the SaaS model and the way web giants like Amazon apply automation to IT delivery.
SDN & OpenFlow World Congress: 3 Key Themes
Commentary  |  10/21/2015  | 
The SDN and NFV industries gathered in Europe last week, and OpenStack, microservices, and service function chaining were top of mind.
Why The Business Needs SDN
Commentary  |  10/20/2015  | 
Software-defined networking provides network programmability, which helps contain operational costs and enables business growth.
3-2-1 Backup: The Rule For Recovery
Commentary  |  10/19/2015  | 
Backing up your data is fairly straightforward if you follow an effective strategy, so it's surprising how often companies fail to do so.
Making Sense of SSDs
Commentary  |  10/19/2015  | 
Solid-state storage is hot. In this Q&A, IT storage pro Anthony Sequeira explains the pros and cons of the technology.
Dell-EMC: What Storage Customers Should Do
Commentary  |  10/16/2015  | 
In the wake of Dell's proposed acquisition of EMC, customers should re-evaluate their storage choices and prepare to see some product lines discontinued.
Why IBM Bought Cleversafe
Commentary  |  10/15/2015  | 
With the acquisition of object storage and erasure coding technologies, IBM bolsters its cloud position. The move looks savvier than the Dell-EMC deal.
Who's Managing Your Cloud?
Commentary  |  10/15/2015  | 
The expectation that cloud providers will manage enterprise systems and applications is sometimes misplaced. Be sure to create effective management guidelines from the start.
SDN's Northbound Interface Evolves
Commentary  |  10/14/2015  | 
The northbound interface has been a point of debate in SDN development, but an intent-based interface could accelerate progress.
Interop 2016: It's All About The Network
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
Next May's Interop conference will embrace the future of the network and the people who run it, offering practical and visionary insight.
How Big Data Can Improve Data Center Management
Commentary  |  10/12/2015  | 
Leveraging big data analytics can give you vital insight for managing the lT lifecycle of your virtual data center.
3 Cloud Myths That Won’t Go Away
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Like the myths around who actually “discovered” America, cloud computing has its share of stubborn misconceptions. Here are the top three.
Paving The Way For SDN Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Two new abstraction frameworks ensure interoperability between OpenFlow v1.3-enabled hardware-based switches from different vendors.
Technology Drives The 21st Century Office
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Cloud-based solutions, smarter mobile devices, UC platforms and ubiquitous wireless access are changing the workplace dramatically.
Selecting Storage: Buzzword Bingo
Commentary  |  10/8/2015  | 
The storage industry is rife with buzzwords. Here are some of the popular ones storage buyers need to navigate carefully in order to find storage products that truly meet their needs.
Banks Bet Their Money On Private Cloud
Commentary  |  10/8/2015  | 
As banks move toward a cloud-based infrastructure, they must protect their assets while understanding that the network is a fundamental contributor to the cloud and to their customers' quality of experience.
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