Mobile WLAN Tools: Pros & Cons
WiFi troubleshooting tools are moving beyond laptops to mobile devices. Though these professional-grade apps provide increased flexibility, they have their downsides.
SDN: You Can't Argue Against It
As executive director of the ONF, Dan Pitt hears all the excuses about why organizations are waiting to adopt SDN. Here he explains why they're wrong.
Cloud Automation: Even Cattle Need Care
Managing virtual machines in the cloud doesn't mean interpreting the pets vs. cattle meme literally. It requires automating systems and processes to care for the herd.
Can New Math Speed Up The Internet?
Scientists from Denmark, in collaboration with MIT and Caltech researchers, have developed a new way to transmit information over the Internet using mathematical equations instead of sending packets.
Flash Tailored For The Enterprise
Makers of all-flash storage arrays like Violin Memory are adding enterprise features, while SanDisk is boosting the performance of its flash products.
Server SANs: The Dark Side
The new technology promises compelling benefits, but mixing and matching storage hardware and software can backfire, as one IT pro found out when his VMware VSAN failed.
2014 IT Spending: Getting More For Less
Fierce competition in a rapidly changing IT industry has resulted in bargains for enterprise IT buyers this year, but don't expect the good deals to last long.
LTE Broadcast On The Horizon
The technology, which allows cellular operators to multicast popular live TV and sporting events to multiple subscribers, is gaining traction.
Closing The UC Gap: 4 Tips
Making the leap from unified communications to unified interaction is possible, but it involves more than just installing new software. Here's how to make a successful transition.
25 GbE: A Big Deal That Will Arrive
Why all the hubbub about 25 Gigabit Ethernet? It allows the biggest jump in data center Ethernet performance for the smallest jump in price. That's why.
Where Is Your Cloud?
Depending on its location, a cloud data center may be at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Be sure to weigh the risks of the physical location of your data.
Drones: The Next WLAN Menace
In addition to low-tech corporate spying, the remotely piloted aircraft could facilitate attacks on WLANs. The WLAN security industry is starting to respond.
Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
Open Source Vs. Open Enough
Open source networking is a hot trend, but its success hinges on organizations making a real commitment to open source technology.
Why Facebook Wedge Is Revolutionary
The social networking giant's open TOR switch is a big step forward for white-box switches and a ground-breaking platform for application networking.
Cage Nuts: The Ultimate Guide
Here's everything you need to know about those annoying little cage nuts you wrestle with when filling a server rack. Learn how they're different from clip nuts, and get installation and removal tips.
UC Adoption In The Enterprise
A recent survey shows that unified communications is growing in the enterprise, despite many IT pros' lack of familiarity with the term.
IoT: The Network Impact
The Internet of Things will require a network that can handle increased demand for data analytics, agility, and security.
SDN Makes Inroads Into WiFi
Software-defined networking is beginning to show up in the WLAN world with SDN-related developments from Meru, Extreme, and others.
Network Design Decisions Go Both Ways
Network design should reflect business goals. But it's also important to anticipate how your technology decisions will affect the business moving forward.
Cloud: Ready To Burst
Infrastructure-as-a-service will come on strong in the next few years, especially in the areas of disaster recovery, high availability, new product development, and increased capacity and compatibility.