December 12, 2013 11:35 AM
The biggest threats to an organization aren't evil outsiders, but much more routine risks involving poor planning, bad design, shoddy oversight, and lack of communication.
December 12, 2013 11:06 AM
Cisco's new SDN platform, Cisco ACI -- despite some positive features -- is confusing, unproven, and burdened with Cisco's complicated past.
December 11, 2013 15:52 PM
New campus switches take advantage of the Force10 OS and with OpenFlow support, promise to help enterprises leverage software-defined networking.
December 10, 2013 15:40 PM
Automation is a top goal for software-defined networking, but reaching that objective requires integration of computing, storage and networking. Data is the currency for that integration.
December 10, 2013 09:00 AM
As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested Windows Azure Virtual Machines and also compared Azure to AWS and Google Compute Engine. Here are the results.
December 10, 2013 08:00 AM
To prepare for Cisco's new entry-level certification exam, I used a combination of online training, exam guides and took practice tests.
December 09, 2013 11:18 AM
The small cell market is growing fast as a solution for fixing mobile network shortcomings, but should end users pay for small cells instead of carriers?
December 06, 2013 11:30 AM
As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested Google Compute Engine and also compared it to AWS. Here are the results.
December 05, 2013 10:00 AM
Marketing hype about how 801.11ac will benefit users obscures the true gains we'll see with the new wireless standard.
December 04, 2013 12:58 PM
Wireless controllers provide centralized management, but can introduce performance bottlenecks. WLAN architecture has evolved to include distributed models with increased flexibility and hybrid models, blending the best of both worlds.
December 03, 2013 12:45 PM
Enterprise IT security teams struggle to filter gigabytes of log data, but a new generation of cloud-based log aggregation and analysis services promises to help.
December 03, 2013 12:26 PM
IBM is emphasizing software-defined storage and the importance of storage integration with networking, virtualization, big data, and the cloud.
December 02, 2013 19:26 PM
Toshiba agrees to buy OCZ's assets as the SSD market continues to consolidate. Does the OCZ bankruptcy signal the end of independent SSD vendors?
December 02, 2013 12:07 PM
Networking has long faced scaling limitations, but Brocade is trying to break down the barriers with its HyperEdge Architecture.
December 02, 2013 11:19 AM
Gridstore takes an innovative approach to scale-out storage and is the first storage system optimized for Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
November 27, 2013 13:13 PM
Spending a lot on security technology hasn't made organizations any more secure. We need to focus on proper security design.
November 26, 2013 14:27 PM
There's no doubt that scale-out is the future of storage, but SnapScale's conservative approach doesn't quite pan out.
November 26, 2013 11:16 AM
Wireless site survey tool can help organizations navigate the transition to the new Wi-Fi standard.
November 25, 2013 14:49 PM
New firewall appliance combines Palo Alto's Panorama central management platform with ESXi VMs by plugging into the NSX virtual network controller.
November 25, 2013 12:00 PM
In this part of a continuing series comparing IaaS cloud providers and their services, I test Amazon Web Services' new C3 instance types.