The IT Generation Gap
VMworld panel exposes a rift between innovative startups focused on cloud, mobile and social technologies and old IT that clings to its data centers and self-managed applications.
VMware's Martin Casado: Energy and Chaos
Martin Casado, VMware's chief architect for networking and the driving force behind its NSX technology, spoke with Network Computing about his ambitious goals to reshape how networking is done, the origins of Nicira, and why energy and chaos are good.
Raising IT's Business Profile: Start Now
A new organization is creating tools to help technology leaders work better with business counterparts. But don’t wait for third-party tools—start now to raise IT’s profile in the company.
Will RRAM Replace Flash?
Startup Crossbar bets on resistive random-access memory in the race to find a replacement for flash storage.
Data Center Efficiency Plateaus
A recent survey shows that efficiency is no longer a major priority for data center operators. Meanwhile, public cloud and DCIM software are on the rise.
A Plug For Plugfests
Standards are great, but there can be significant differences in vendor implementations. The University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab provides a neutral venue for testing and analysis.
Data Center Study: The Big Get Bigger
A new survey indicates that data centers are fast becoming the domain of service providers as smaller enterprises increasingly outsource their data center operations.
IPv6 Adoption On The Rise
Several reports indicate that both service providers and enterprises are making the switch to IPv6, negating the need for LISP or tunnel services to help with the transition.
4 Things VMware Must Do At VMworld
VMware CEO Gelsinger needs to show customers a new leadership team and a company that understands how to compete in a multi-hypervisor marketplace.
Advice to New Network Engineers
Here are two key steps that can help make the difference between a short, unhappy stint and a long, successful career in networking.
The Business Case For Going Mobile
If you don't see a business need for mobile app development, you're missing out. Companies like Starbucks are reaping tremendous benefits by investing in mobile technology.
Using Open Source Tools For Malware Detection
Today's sophisticated malware makes it difficult for small businesses with few resources for security to defend themselves. Fortunately, open source security tools such as pfSense and Snort can help.
The Next Step For Flash: 3D
2D NAND flash is fast reaching its limit but Samsung's new 3D chip is an encouraging development in flash memory's evolution.
Tackling Information Infrastructure Complexity
Taking a software and data-driven approach can help reduce costs and maintain availability as IT becomes more complex. Here's a look at Sanbolic, one of the companies in this emerging area.
802.11ac: Time To Change Vendors?
Enterprise WLANs are facing massive change with the arrival of certified 802.11ac products. Take this opportunity to consider other vendors as you upgrade.