May 23, 2013 12:37 PM
Compiling our SDN product comparison provided a vivid lesson in the difficulty of getting meaningful prices for enterprise IT equipment.
May 06, 2013 14:01 PM
EMC's ViPR, a new software-defined storage platform, is a big bet on virtualized storage services. ViPR borrows from the SDN playbook with a controller and APIs.
April 22, 2013 17:58 PM
From Skype and Google Hangouts to integrated HD webcams and inexpensive video conference appliances, consumer technology is pushing aside 'enterprise-grade' products.
April 18, 2013 19:51 PM
The march to SDN designs has led many to think we're entering an era of dumb switches. Instead, look for the commodity silicon to get a lot smarter.
April 10, 2013 10:34 AM
HP's Moonshot servers are a tour de force of engineering that aim to restore the company's innovation groove. Here are the details.
March 20, 2013 12:37 PM
Does VMware want to be a big player in Amazon's public cloud territory, or is the new vCloud service a defensive move to counter an OpenStack insurgency? I say the latter.
March 11, 2013 19:45 PM
IT is being stampeded into adopting MDM to protect mobile devices. But it's not a silver bullet, and it may be overkill for many needs where conventional wireless network security best practices will suffice.
March 04, 2013 13:38 PM
Shared, block storage SANs have been the exclusive domain of big, centralized storage arrays, but distributed systems are about to crash the party.
February 22, 2013 12:28 PM
The proliferation of cloud file sharing services is out of control. It can only end badly for most of these companies—and their users.
January 30, 2013 20:03 PM
Solid-state is creeping into every nook of the storage ecosystem. The next frontier could be the rebirth of hybrids. Case in point is a startup that combines SSDs and traditional disks to maximize both performance and capacity.
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