SDN Security Under Scrutiny
A researcher at Black Hat reveals ONIE vulnerabilities, showing that SDN isn't immune to security problems. However, the nature of white-box switches promises rapid fixes.
No Lazy Days of Summer In Storage
The dog days of August are when the storage industry heats up, with two major events. Contributor Howard Marks will be speaking and joining the fun at Flash Memory Summit and VMworld.
Secrets To Private Cloud Success
Make implementing a private cloud easier by carefully selecting a platform and adopting a consumption-based, pay-as-you-go service delivery model.
EMC: End Of The Golden Era?
EMC has enjoyed three decades as leader in storage, but is grappling with trends that are shaking up the storage industry, including all-flash arrays and white-box storage.
Building A Data-Centric Data Center
The final installment of this series examines the key elements required to accomplish rack-level optimization for a new data center architecture.
UC Platforms: Setting Standards
Standardizing on communications platforms across the enterprise starts with getting employee feedback on the tools they use and prefer.
3 Ways To Enable Hybrid Cloud
As organizations continue to adopt cloud services, IT teams can make themselves valuable by facilitating the move towards a hybrid cloud model.
4 Keys To A Data Security Strategy
Organizations must prepare for the inevitable security breach and focus on protecting sensitive corporate data. Here are some ideas to build on.
SDN Aligns With DevOps
Software-defined networking has become a subset of DevOps by focusing on meeting the scalability and efficiency requirements of the application economy.
Network Analytics: Beyond Log Files
Log files only tell you so much. Here is an overview of common network analytics methods used to provide security breach detection as well as business planning guidance.
Network Automation Benefits
Different forms of network automation can save you time, increase business agility, and improve service levels.
Data Disconnect, Data Overload
The rise of DevOps highlights the fact that IT teams are drowning in data, much of it with little or no context. Here's what needs to happen to improve communication.
No SSD-HDD Price Parity Before 2020
Howard Marks responds to a recent Network Computing blog arguing that SSD pricing is falling to hard-disk drive levels and putting HDDs on the road to obsolescence.