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Content posted in August 2012
VMware Previews Impressive Mobile Offering With Horizon Suite
Commentary  |  8/29/2012  | 
BYOD support is often about what users can't do. VMware's Horizon Suite focuses on what users can do. The preview of the alpha stage software combines good user experience with enterprise controls.
VMworld Has VXLAN Winning the Network Overlay War
Commentary  |  8/29/2012  | 
Several vendors, including VMware, showed VXLAN implementations with vSphere. That's a good start for a new protocol, and with VMware's backing we'll see even greater support coming up.
Is Amazon's Glacier Cloud Storage a Good Deal?
Commentary  |  8/28/2012  | 
Amazon's new cloud storage service, Glacier, looks like a deal--1 cent per gigabit per month. But can you wait three to five hours to access your data? Learn what other factors you should be aware of when it comes to Amazon's latest storage offering.
Wireless LAN's New Standard, 802.11ac: Prep Time
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
First products appearing based on wireless LAN standard that delivers 1.3 Gbps, and up to 7 Gbps in some cases. Start planning now.
The Hardest Part of BYOD Management? Policy
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Sure, BYOD is a hot topic--but you don't have to allow it. If you do, though, here's why determining your policy should be the first step to BYOD management.
License Changes, Backup Software, Spin out: VMware Rumors Settled next Week
Commentary  |  8/24/2012  | 
VMworld kicks off in San Francisco next week: What does the vendor have in store? What do its partners and competitors have planned?
Nimbus Gemini Solid-State Storage Built From the Ground Up
Commentary  |  8/24/2012  | 
Nimbus rolls out Gemini, the replacement for its S-Class storage system, offering its first set of fully custom hardware, and much more. Get all the details.
Does DNA Hold the Keys to the Future of Data Storage?
Commentary  |  8/23/2012  | 
Remove storage as the biggest factor restricting the size of PC hardware, and you open up a whole new world of augmented reality.
Social Business Moves Beyond Facebook's Coattails
Commentary  |  8/22/2012  | 
Facebook's stock market plummet leaves LinkedIn and Jive Software looking good.
Stop SSD Sprawl
Commentary  |  8/21/2012  | 
Solid state storage devices are being implemented in servers, networks, and storage systems, leading to sprawl and performance problems in data centers. This has to change.
Reimagining Cisco: You Aren't a Box Seller
Commentary  |  8/20/2012  | 
For the duration of its existence, Cisco has been all about selling hardware and adding software that can run on only its hardware. It's time for a change of attitude.
About That Antenna: The Key Component of a Wireless System
Commentary  |  8/17/2012  | 
Graphical planning tools and predictive utilities are demystifying wireless network design. But you still need to know how to set up different antennae. Learn why.
Cisco Boss Makes Contradictory Assumptions About Virtualization
Commentary  |  8/17/2012  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers says smart hardware software is inextricably linked; VMware users beg to differ. How much control should a vendor have over a virtualization strategy?
Big Data's Evolving Role in E-discovery: What Is Predictive Coding?
Commentary  |  8/17/2012  | 
Predictive coding is helping to speed up the often laborious and intense e-discovery process. Learn more about the technology, and why organizations are still taking a measured approach.
VMware And Storage: Start With Basics
Commentary  |  8/14/2012  | 
Provisioning of storage to new hosts and virtual machines (VMs) remains one of the more time consuming tasks in the enterprise.
Tegile Updates Zebi Hybrid Arrays
Commentary  |  8/14/2012  | 
Next-generation hybrid array vendor Tegile rolls out new versions of its Zebi line. Learn more about the company and its new offerings, the HA2400 and HA2800F.
Better Data Center Standardization Through Pod Architecture Design
Commentary  |  8/10/2012  | 
The Frankenstein method of disparate systems in the data center can impede expansion and the march toward the private cloud. Pod architecture design can offer better standardization and tighter integration. Learn more about the method.
Are You Ready to Tackle Mobile Application Performance Management?
Commentary  |  8/9/2012  | 
As mobile devices continue to gain ground, Web apps is losing its dominance. Now it's time for companies to prepare for the realities of mobile application management.
The Yin and Yang of Indoor Navigation
Commentary  |  8/8/2012  | 
GPS units have become standard for driving, geocaching and other outdoor activities. But what about indoor navigation needs, like tracking merchandise and engaging customers? Learn who's using and offering location services.
VMware's SDN Strategy Is No Threat to Cisco, Juniper or Anyone Else
Commentary  |  8/7/2012  | 
VMware has purchased Nicira--but Cisco, HP and Juniper shouldn't worry about the company's SDN strategy. Find out why.
Are You Part Of The 1%?
Commentary  |  8/6/2012  | 
That's how many U.S. Internet users are IPv6-capable. However, World IPv6 Launch showed new signs of movement. Are things finally poised to change for the 99%?
Vendors Roll Out Mobile Security, Vulnerability and Forensics Tools
Commentary  |  8/6/2012  | 
Mobile device management (MDM) is top of mind for many nowadays, so it's not surprise that mobile security was a focus at Black Hat. Learn more about MDM products announced during the show, as well as new vulnerability management and forensics tools.
SSDs and Understanding Storage Performance Metrics
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
In the first of a three-part series, Howard Marks describes how storage system throughput is a bad indicator of performance and how SSDs can vastly improve performance, even for entry-level storage systems.
'Facebook Stories' A New Chapter For Social Network
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
Facebook site dedicated to showcasing members' unique uses of social network might recapture some positive mindshare--and teach us a lesson about savvy marketing.
Using Cisco's OTV and LISP to Improve Application Availability
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
Data center and server failures can lead to high-profile service outages. Two Cisco protocols-- OTV and LISP--seek to minimize the effect of failures.
Apple Security Talk Suggests iOS Limits
Commentary  |  8/1/2012  | 
Apple rightly earned plaudits for delivering a presentation on iOS security at Black Hat. But what was left unsaid may have revealed new details about its hush-hush app-review process.


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