Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
DevOps pioneer John Willis explains why the networking industry needs to adopt DevOps, and how networking professionals can benefit in the big picture.
Budgeting For Flash
Flash is fast, but expensive. Ask these three questions to make sure your flash storage investment makes sense for your data lifecycle needs.
VMware VSAN: Reality Vs. Hype
VMware's Virtual SAN is touted for its performance, lower cost and scalability, but emerging trends such as white-box storage undercut those claims.
Legacy IT Vendors & The AWS Fear Factor
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.
SDN Interest Shifts Toward The WAN
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.
Backup Appliances: 5 Considerations
Appliances in your backup infrastructure can help save you time and money. Weigh these issues to ensure you choose the right one for your business.
Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges
Moving to a hybrid model helps address security and compliance concerns, but comes with problems such as data synchronization and WAN latency.
4 Paths To The Enterprise Cloud
Will your enterprise outsource, partner or build its own cloud infrastructure? The answer depends on your cloud application strategy.
Collaboration: The Audio Aspect
This quick tutorial on how audio travels in space will help you determine if the audio specifications of UC speakerphones or UC audio pickup devices are reasonable.
Enabling The Self-Driving Car
The transition to 5G telecommunications networks, coupled with the flexibility of cloud orchestration, will enable self-driving vehicles.
Globalstar Demo Stokes TLPS Debate
The controversy over Globalstar's proposed terrestrial low power service intensifies after the satellite provider touted stellar test results.
Conquering Cloud Fears
Many database administrators and other IT pros fear cloud adoption, but setting aside emotions and understanding how cloud computing impacts your infrastructure is key to overcoming your anxiety.
SDN Benefits For The SME
Software-defined networking has huge applications for the large enterprise, but how can it help small and midsize enterprises? Tom Hollingsworth examines the possibilities.
Is License-Assisted Access Needed?
Some carriers are eyeing the use of LTE in unlicensed 5GHz spectrum as a way to keep up with skyrocketing capacity demands, but the technology isn't an ideal solution.
SDN: An Enabler For NFV
Software-defined networking and NFV can be used independently, but SDN makes it much easier to implement and manage NFV.
3 Active-Active Data Center Myths
Operating two data centers at the same time to support customers sounds great, but Ethan Banks offers a dose of reality about the data center design.
Cloud Migration: Going Live
The final post in this series on best practices for moving applications to the cloud details the elements of a successful go-live event as well as post-migration maintenance.
Get Off My Lawn, Hipster Admins!
As an IT manager, there's a delicate balance between fostering realistic technology innovation and acting like an out-of-touch grouch.
Network Engineers: Don't Fear The Code
The DevOps focus on automation and coding is pushing its way into networks, making network engineers uneasy about learning new skills. But a closer look at the trend shows it's more about the scripting they already do.
NFV Home Lab: Licensing, Storage & Networking
In the second part of this two-part blog, Ethan Banks describes the storage and networking considerations that come into play when building a lab for testing network functions virtualization.
BGP Security: No Quick Fix
The routing protocol is plagued by multiple security vulnerabilities, which attackers are exploiting. However, securing BGP is no small feat.
NFV: 4 Home Lab Options
Network functions virtualization is well suited to the home lab. Ethan Banks describes how he built his NFV lab and the pros and cons of different configurations.
The Rise Of The Cloud WAN
The trend of pushing WAN functionality into the cloud -- software-defined WAN -- is gaining steam as enterprises look to reduce WAN complexity and lower costs.