Ethernet: A Personal History
Ethernet is 40 years old this year. I’ve been working with the technology since it emerged. Here are a few reflections on how Ethernet has evolved, and where it’s going in the future.
The 802.11ac Paradox
What will it take to reap the benefits of 802.11ac, the next generation of wireless networking? A whole lot of wire, and a whole lot of hardware.
DIY Storage Part 3: Pricing Pitfalls
In building my own SAN as a pilot project at work, I learned firsthand about how vendors can make it difficult to budget creatively. Here are some of the roadblocks I ran into (and workarounds to avoid them) when trying to reduce storage costs.
NSA Caught Unawares By Data Center Tax
The National Security Agency, which is building a massive information-gathering data center in Utah, was caught by surprise on a tax bill that might have added millions to its costs.
Solving VDI Problems with SSDs and Data Deduplication
When it comes to VDI, users don’t want to sacrifice a rich desktop experience, and IT doesn’t want to get crushed by the storage costs and management efforts required to provide that experience. Data dedupe and SSDs solve this dilemma.
Google's Wireless Sensors: Big Data or Big Brother?
Google demonstrated a network of wireless environmental sensors at its I/O conference last week. These sensors, combined with projects like Google Glass, expose the potential for the use and misuse of relentless data collection.
Motorola Launches 802.11ac APs
Motorola joins a growing number of enterprise WLAN players with early 802.11ac products. Here's how its new APs stack up.
SSD Fears Remedied By SAS, Flash
The performance of solid-state drives (SSDs) has been limited by SAS interface capacity, but 12G SAS and enhanced flash promise to address those issues.
Barracuda Boasts 'Bare Metal' Performance With Eon
Network virtualization platform delivers up to 240 Gbps throughput; Big Switch uses F5 API for cloud orchestration; Dell brings high-performance firewall to midmarket; McAfee acquires Stonesoft; Motorola unveils 11ac access points.
The Three Transformations of IT
IT is entering its third transformation as we learn to grapple with the explosion of data generated by the Internet of Things.
InteropNet Tests Network Fabric Design and More
InteropNet, the production network for Interop Las Vegas, is testing and showcasing a variety of technologies, including a network fabric from Avaya and network configuration software from Tail-f Systems.
How to Configure a Cisco Wireless Network
This tutorial shows how to configure a Cisco wireless network. It covers controller setup, WLAN configuration and some advanced settings. Screenshots are included.
Arista 7500E Switch Puts Up Big, Big Numbers
Arista Networks’ 7500E makes switches exciting again. New line cards support 10, 40 and 100GbE mix-and-match ports and offer outstanding port density. Arista’s per-port pricing is also compelling.