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.
Switched Networks Vs. Dedicated Links
Direct links run much faster than traditional switched networks. Using software-defined networking with dedicated links can help in the quest for storage bandwidth.
The Looming IoT Backlash
Lofty projections for the Internet of Things will fall short as concerns about IoT dangers grow.
5 Ways OpenStack Improves Enterprise IT
Enterprises can leverage OpenStack to extend AWS investments, drive IT transformation, as a negotiating tool in enterprise license agreements, and for other benefits.
Features such as instance storage are taking the virtual out of virtualization. The performance gains are tremendous, but the techniques open cloud security risks.
SDN & Breaking The VLAN Contract
Software-defined networking disrupts the VLAN approach to network security. We need to embrace change and seize the opportunities SDN offers to improve enterprise security.
Cisco ACI Making Progress
Since it launched last fall, Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure has attracted a number of early adopters and a growing partner ecosystem, but Cisco still has a lot of work ahead to accelerate ACI adoption.
The Network Complexity Conundrum
Using complexity to deal with uncertainty in a network design will make a network more fragile. The challenge is finding a balance.
Next-Gen WAN: Build or Buy?
Enterprises need to consider a number of factors, including security requirements, when choosing between an in-house model or managed network service for their future WAN connectivity needs.
Waiting For VMware VVOLs
VMware's Virtual Volumes functionality would help solve storage management problems in virtualized environments. But, like Vladmir and Estragon endlessly waiting for Godot, we're still waiting for VVOLs.
Cisco Faces Make-Or-Break Week For SDN
Cisco is counting on ACI, its software-defined networking strategy, to keep its hold on the enterprise infrastructure market. We'll see how that plays out this week at Cisco Live.
Converged Infrastructure & The Branch Office
Today's branch office IT architecture is complicated and inefficient. Converged infrastructure streamlines branch IT and reduces the risk of downtime by centralizing branch data.