Who Is Really Pushing NFV?
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) turns hardware appliances into virtualized services. As NFV interest grows, who stands to gain the most benefit?
SDN Meets Data Analytics
Plexxi's Data Services Engine takes software-defined networking to the next level by collecting data in the network and analyzing it to aid traffic flow.
IT: We Need To Celebrate!
IT pros do hard, complex work that's vital to the business. Sometimes the profession needs to celebrate itself.
Data Protection In The Cloud Era
Organizations need to review security policies and procedures before implementing newer technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization.
Talking Flash and VDI At Interop
At Interop New York I'll dive into the different roles flash can play in your storage architecture, and also delve into how to solve VDI-related storage problems.
Interop Preview: The Business of IT
IT is integral to the success of the business. The "Business of IT" track at Interop New York focuses on how IT can raise its profile in the organization and have a greater voice in how the business is run.
Hardware Vs. Software: Storage Vendors Go Head-to-Head
Don't count hardware storage vendors out as the industry shifts to software-based infrastructure. Hardware and software vendors are making moves that promise storage innovation in both traditional infrastructure and SDI.
12 Must-Attend Interop Events
Interop New York is just around the corner. The show is packed with informative sessions and workshops. Here are a dozen to put on your schedule.
Security Snake Oil for Sale
Traditional security systems aren't doing much to help us manage risk, but we keep buying them. Is it the vendors' fault or ours? And are there better ideas we should explore?
Inside VMware NSX
From VTEPs to OVSDB, VMware's NSX introduces unfamiliar protocols and technologies to the data center network. Check out this overview to get up to speed.
VMware VSAN: Intriguing But A Ways Off
IT managers may be excited about VMware's new virtual storage product, but they aren't necessarily ready to run out and buy it when it becomes available.
WAN Acceleration Slows Down
A new report shows the WAN acceleration/optimization market is shrinking. WAN optimization won't go away, but don't look for growth either.
VMware's NSX End Game
Imagine an app store for the data center, where you can get firewalling, WAN optimization and other services with a few clicks. Here's how NSX might make it happen.
7 Habits Of Successful DevOps
Forrester outlines seven practices that will bring developers and operations teams into harmony. But will they get your IT organization singing Kumbaya?
VoIP Planning: 3 Critical Steps
Don't overlook these core considerations when implementing VoIP or you may find yourself in the middle of a disaster. Plan properly to ensure a successful deployment.
Can Your Network Beat Malware?
Test aggressively using simulated but realistic network traffic scenarios, making sure to strike a balance between security and organizational performance.
A Bad Combo: PernixData's FVP and VSAN
Using FVP from startup PernixData together with VMware's VSAN is an all-around bad idea. Combining two flash management layers would be inefficient and reduce performance.
EMC Reboots VNX for Flash Storage
EMC launches new VNX arrays with upgraded software to take full advantage of SSD performance. All-flash startups still have an advantage, but VNX takes a big step forward.
VMware NSX Caution Signs
VMware's network virtualization platform makes a strong bid to be the SDN architecture of choice, but sticky issues must still be resolved.
IT Must Change Business Minds
IT must change mistaken perceptions about its value to and role in the enterprise. Here's advice on how to get started.