Do NIST Information Security Standards Matter?
The information security field is awash in regulations and requirements, but National Institute of Standards and Technology standards provide a strong foundation for an information security program.
IT And Innovation: A Natural Combination
Contrary to popular perception, the IT department personifies innovation with its relentless focus on improvement. IT should promote this culture of innovation throughout the company.
Will SDN Make Me Homeless?
An Interop New York panel tackled the anxieties -- and opportunities -- that SDN and network virtualization present to network engineers, architects and administrators.
SDN, Network Professionals and Jobs
Software-defined networking might mean fewer jobs as some tasks get automated, but there will still be room for skilled networking pros to build and manage the new systems.
EMC ViPR: Promises to Keep
ViPR, EMC's latest storage offering, promises to usher in the era of software-defined storage, but the company has some work to do to make its promise a reality.
Seagate Boosts Disk Drive Intelligence
Disk drives just got interesting with Seagate's new Kinetic Open Storage platform, an architecture that creates smart disk drives with Ethernet interfaces.
IaaS Performance Benchmarks Part 1: Methodology
To address the lack of performance comparisons between IaaS cloud providers and their services, I created my own benchmarking project. Here's how I'm testing instance types across major IaaS providers such as AWS.
ThousandEyes Peers Into Cloud Performance
Startup ThousandEyes monitors the performance of cloud applications. It's got a limited range of transactions, but it can help IT identify and troubleshoot problems.
Debunking The IT Control Freak Myth
Many in departments outside of IT often view IT professionals as power mongers who strangle their freedom. It's time to squash this stereotype for good.
OpenFlow Vs. Fabrics
Network fabrics can optimize hardware performance in the data center, but OpenFlow can provide many of the same benefits while also integrating better with tunnels.