SDN: Beware Of Blinders
Everyone's talking about software-defined networking, but choosing actual products and vendors probably feels more like a round of blackjack than an RFP.
The Buck Stops At BYOC
IT professionals gave into user demands with BYOD. But allowing employees to mix corporate data and personal clouds is going a step too far.
The Myth Of The Supersonic Disk Drive
The idea that disk drives haven't gotten faster than 15K RPM because it would mean disks would have to become supersonic isn't true. What's the real reason?
The DDoS Smash-And-Grab: Be Prepared
You are more likely to fall victim to a DDoS attack as each day passes. Assume you will be a hacker's target, and get ready with a remediation plan.
How To Shop For A WLAN: 7 Steps
Buying a WLAN has become a complex process. Avoid making the wrong choice by following these recommendations for selecting a WLAN.
Is It Time For SDN 2.0?
Software-defined networking has become a meaningless buzzword. Let's start fresh with a new term that has strict requirements before vendors can label their products with it.
Don't Let SDN Infatuation Go To Your Head
The networking industry is all a-flutter, with vendors hastily breeding new software-defined networking platforms and controllers. Smart enterprises will show a healthy fear of commitment.
Be The Security Good Samaritan
Information security professionals should take the time to teach their friends and neighbors about security best practices. The payoff is well worth it.
Hyperscale Invades The Enterprise
Enterprise datacenters facing increasing demands, typically with shrinking budgets, should take advice from the Web giants and move into hyperscale.
The Case For VDI In The BYOD Era
Virtual desktop infrastructure is becoming more attractive in the enterprise as BYOD becomes a way of life and new flash arrays boost VDI performance.
9 Advantages Of WebRTC
WebRTC brings many benefits to the user, integrator, and developer that have been less available in past communications and collaboration platforms.
Focus On SDN Tools Obscures SDN Benefits
The debates over OpenFlow, NSX and ACI miss the point. SDN vendors need to focus on how their tools fit into a broader framework for solving business problems.
Ethernet: The Datacenter's Unifying Foundation
Ethernet, now the standard for datacenter connectivity, is undergoing constant innovation from the core to the edge across the network. It's important to understand where Ethernet development is heading.