Security Conferences: Advice From The Trenches
IT security conferences can offer enriching experiences, but also might be draining and irritating without proper planning. Here are some tips for making sure you make the most of your conference experience.
TRILL's Hidden Cost
TRILL allows for much needed advances over STP, but vendor licensing requirements make it hard to switch.
Software Defined Data Center: Marketing or Meaty?
The software-defined data center is the latest term being applied to the abstraction, orchestration and automation of hardware-based resources via layers of code. Is it just empty marketing, or is there something you can sink your teeth into?
Don't Count VMware Out In Rough Seas
Wall Street analysts and pundits are busy talking down VMware, but the virtualization pioneer is going through a cycle from which it's likely to bounce back.
How To Control Applications On Aerohive WLANs
Aerohive includes application visibility and control features that let you identify and set policy around popular applications crossing your wireless network. Here’s how to set it up.
SSD Vendors: Which Will Win?
As the SSD market consolidates, companies that run flash foundries and established storage vendors may have the edge.
DIY Storage Part 4: Building Redundancy
In building my own SAN to meet some storage needs at work, I figured out how to overcome problems on the path to redundancy and high availability. Here's what I learned works for creating a HA array.
SDN, Overlays and Interior Decorating
Redesigning your network with SDN is kind of like interior decorating. Overlays let you paper over your existing network, while OpenFlow might require some rebuilding.
The Coming SSD War
Consolidation is making the SSD market more competitive than ever. Here's what to keep in mind when you're considering enterprise storage solutions.
Building a Lab: Patching and Cables
Patch panels and cables aren't glamorous, but a sensible layout makes a solid foundation for a data center or lab. Here's how I put together my patch and cabling system.
SSDs vs. RAID? Fix RAID
SSD write endurance limitations could cause problems for RAID. But rather than adjust SSDs to support RAID, we should tweak or replace RAID to suit SSDs.
Cisco Insieme ACI Goes Beyond SDN
Cisco announced the Application Centric Infrastructure (API) by Insieme Networks, and other vendors are following suit developing products that take networking beyond software-defined networking (SDN) and into the realm of applications.
SDN's Next Steps: Product Integration
SDN interoperability demonstrations and hackfests point to a small but growing movement toward product integration as software defined networking evolves.