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.
Cloud Migration: Managing Execution
The third part of this series on moving workloads to the cloud provides guidance for executing the migration, including load testing and security reviews.
All EVO:RAIL Appliances Are Not Created Equal
The arrival of EMC's VSPEX Blue hyper-converged appliance highlights the differences between products jockeying for attention in the growing collection of those based on VMware's EVO:RAIL.
When Enterprise WLANs Go Bad
The Marriott wireless debacle underscores the difficulty of managing WLANs, which are often neglected in the enterprise.
4 NFV Myths Debunked
Network functions virtualization has spawned a number of misconceptions about what it is and how it works. Here's a reality check.
Crafting Effective UC Training
Getting the most out of your UC investment requires a usage and adoption program that teaches employees not only how to use the communication tools, but also the benefits.
Choosing High-Capacity Drives
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
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
The Case For WLAN Interoperability
Many new wireless devices don't play well on enterprise WLANs. It's time for the Wi-Fi Alliance to step up and fix the fragmented WiFi market.
What Will Replace Flash?
Technologies such as RRAM are vying to upstage flash memory, but have a long way to go. Meanwhile, flash suppliers are making improvements.
Network Segmentation & SD-WAN
The Target breach highlighted the need to segment networks and isolate traffic. Adding software-defined networking capabilities to the WAN can help.
Your Network's Next Step: Cisco ACI Or VMware NSX
When it comes to SDN, Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure and VMware's NSX are often discussed interchangeably, but they are really very different. Joe Onisick explains how they compare and can even work together.
Achieving Infrastructure As Code
Treating your network device configurations like source code is an intriguing idea. What's needed to enable widespread adoption of this practice?