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OpenStack: Driving The Software-Defined Economy
Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director, OpenStack FoundationCommentary
OpenStack is only one example of the new era of software currently disrupting our established industries.
By Jonathan Bryce Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation,
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4 NFV Myths Debunked
Mitch Auster, Senior Director, Technology Office, CienaCommentary
Network functions virtualization has spawned a number of misconceptions about what it is and how it works. Here's a reality check.
By Mitch Auster Senior Director, Technology Office, Ciena,
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Half Of Enterprises Worldwide Hit By DDoS Attacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New data illustrates how distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks remain a popular attack weapon -- and continue to evolve.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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8 Free Online Networking Classes
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
If you're looking to expand your networking skills, these courses offer instruction on SDN, cloud networking, network optimization, and other topics for free. What's better than that?
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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Data Encryption On The Rise
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make When They Move To The Cloud
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFaxCommentaryVideo
You’re moving to the cloud, and you may think the hard part — the internal debates, politics, and budget calculating — is behind you. Unfortunately, most companies make some basic mistakes and assumptions that make their migration to the cloud significantly more difficult. Cloud expert Joe Masters Emison points them out so that you can avoid them.
By Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax ,
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Network Segmentation & SD-WAN
Khalid Raza, CTO, ViptelaCommentary
The Target breach highlighted the need to segment networks and isolate traffic. Adding software-defined networking capabilities to the WAN can help.
By Khalid Raza CTO, Viptela,
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Moving Mission-Critical Applications To The Cloud
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus TechnologiesCommentary
Here are three steps enterprises and private clouds need to take to meet the availability requirements of critical business applications.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies,
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Community Cloud Uses NSX To Streamline Security, Cut Costs
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
IlliniCloud consolidates security operations and reduces networking complexity with VMware's network virtualization platform, no 'architectural duct tape' needed.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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DevOps & Diverse Infrastructure
Alex Henthorn-Iwane, QualiSystems Vice President of MarketingCommentary
Don't let complex IT environments with a lot of non-virtualized infrastructure stop you from developing a DevOps practice.
By Alex Henthorn-Iwane QualiSystems Vice President of Marketing,
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Cloud Migration: Strategy Development
Ryan Pelerin, Founding partner and COO, WSM InternationalCommentary
Moving workloads to the cloud is a process fraught with potential pitfalls. Here are some best-practices to streamline your cloud migration.
By Ryan Pelerin Founding partner and COO, WSM International,
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10 SDN Startups On The Cutting Edge
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Small companies flush with VC money have led the way in software-defined networking. Here are 10 of the hottest startups in the SDN space.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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2015: Cloud Ramps Up For IoT
Curtis Peterson, Vice President of Operations, RingCentralCommentary
This will be the emergent year for business-to-consumer cloud services supporting the Internet of Things.
By Curtis Peterson Vice President of Operations, RingCentral,
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Delivering Application Environments: An Evolution
Eric Schrock,  VP Engineering, DelphixCommentary
Docker is the latest technology to reduce the cost of making an application environment available to developers and other users.
By Eric Schrock VP Engineering, Delphix,
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Do Large Businesses Need The Cloud?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
For small and midsize businesses, the benefits of public cloud services are many. Larger enterprises, however, may see less of a payoff.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Should Your Cloud Go Open Compute?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Facebook's open data center designs offer efficiency and flexibility, but should your enterprise follow the Open Compute Project model? Here are some pros and cons.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Scaling Servers: A Cost Breakdown
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Software costs add up quickly in today's virtualized datacenters. Does it make more sense to buy a few big servers or a bunch of little ones? I compare the costs.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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SDN Developments In 2015
Dan Pitt, Commentary
ONF executive director Dan Pitt shares his expectations for the evolution of software-defined networking in the coming year.
By Dan Pitt ,
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Cloud Migration: Discovery & Planning
Ryan Pelerin, Founding partner and COO, WSM InternationalCommentary
Migrating workloads to the cloud requires time and effort spent on up-front planning. The first part of this series explains the technical assessments and evaluations required for a successful cloud migration.
By Ryan Pelerin Founding partner and COO, WSM International,
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5G Will Enable Robotics In The Cloud
Antonio Manzalini, Senior Manager, Innovation, Telecom ItaliaCommentary
By 2020, 5G will permeate network infrastructures, enabling new robotic services and intelligence, as well as a densely connected digital society and economy.
By Antonio Manzalini Senior Manager, Innovation, Telecom Italia,
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