The Fall Of The Storage Tiers
With drives and storage appliances rapidly evolving, traditional tiered storage classifications are no longer useful in the enterprise. We need a new system for classifying storage devices based on usage.
Turkey’s Twitter Shoot: Lessons Learned
Network engineers can gain insight into resilience, indirection techniques like NAT, and Internet governance from Turkey officials' none-too-successful attempt to shut down the popular messaging service.
DevOps: Embrace Failure & Change
In order to benefit from cloud computing, enterprises must change their attitudes and integrate platforms like OpenStack via the DevOps model.
50 Shades Of Open SDN
The word open is used frequently in the software-defined networking market, but a closer look at three SDN initiatives shows that the meaning of open depends on your point of view.
Bye-Bye, Traditional IT Buyer
Recent ESG research suggests the writing is on the wall for traditional IT purchasing processes. Three trends are putting pressure on the standard IT procurement formula.
WAN Adaptations Needed For Cloud
The cloud is putting more demands than ever on the WAN, and the WAN must respond with increased speed, throughput, and flexibility.
Need For Speed Drives WAN Optimization
Our annual WAN survey finds usage of WAN optimization and traffic shaping up 4% over last year, despite some predictions in the industry to the contrary.
SDN: Waiting For The Trickle-Down Effect
Like server virtualization and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SDN will eventually become a technology that small and midsized enterprises can use. But it's going to require some new packaging.
VMware's VSAN Benchmarks: Under The Hood
VMware touted flashy numbers in recently published performance benchmarks, but a closer examination of its VSAN testing shows why customers shouldn't expect the same results with their real-world applications.
IT Certification Exam Success In 4 Steps
There are no shortcuts to obtaining passing scores, but focusing on key fundamentals of proper study and preparation will help you master the art of certification.
All-Flash Arrays: The VDI Solution?
The huge performance provided by all-flash arrays is a boon for virtual desktop infrastructure, but don't be fooled by unrealistic calculations.
Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.
NHR End Of Life Alert, April 2014
Don't let network hardware maintenance issues take you by surprise. Find out which Cisco routing and switching products are retiring this month.
Heartbleed: Making The Case For SDN
Software-defined networking technology could help protect against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed. It's time to develop a more mature SDN option.
Why Does Customer Service Suck?
Businesses need to get on the ball with implementing unified communications systems that can break down silos and improve their sinking customer satisfaction ratings.
Internet Of Things Goes Home
The "connected home" is becoming a reality thanks to improved broadband networks and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of how our homes are getting smarter.
Commodity Switches Test Cisco's Mettle
Long the networking giant, Cisco now faces threats from all sides in the form of open-source options produced by vendors including Arista, Cumulus, and Pica8.