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Guide To Server Virtualization
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
New to server virtualization or need a refresher course? This overview explains the technology that has changed the lives of IT admins and CFOs.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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Measuring Cloud Performance Is Like Flying Blind
Patrick Carey, Vice President Product Management, ExopriseCommentary
Legacy systems management software and tools are woefully inept at providing visibility into cloud applications and services. Here's why we need new methods.
By Patrick Carey Vice President Product Management, Exoprise,
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Cisco Ships APIC Controller, Reveals ACI Pricing
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The key piece of Cisco's ACI strategy will ship July 31, along with new ACI starter kits. The company also made the ACI price list public.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
Fall IT conferences and trade shows are right around the corner. Browse these events focused on networking, cloud, data centers, and storage, and start planning for a fantastic fall.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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25 GbE: A Big Deal That Will Arrive
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
Why all the hubbub about 25 Gigabit Ethernet? It allows the biggest jump in data center Ethernet performance for the smallest jump in price. That's why.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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IT Budgets Up In 2015, Hiring Tepid
Robert Mullins, News
A survey shows organizations will spend more on IT next year, but IT pros don't expect those extra dollars will translate into bigger IT departments.
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3 Signs You're Overspending On Data Storage
John Morris, President and CEO, CleversafeCommentary
If you think public cloud storage is the cheaper way to manage the massive growth in data, think again.
By John Morris President and CEO, Cleversafe,
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Guide To IaaS Cloud Provider Performance
Joe Masters  Emison, CTO, BuildFaxEducation
Choosing an Infrastructure-as-a-service cloud provider? Use these benchmarks to compare AWS, Google, Azure, Rackspace, and more.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax,
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Where Is Your Cloud?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
Depending on its location, a cloud data center may be at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Be sure to weigh the risks of the physical location of your data.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Network Security: An Oxymoron In The Cloud Era?
Rajat Bhargava, Co-Founder & CEO, JumpCloudCommentary
Network security as we know it won't survive the migration to the cloud. New approaches are needed.
By Rajat Bhargava Co-Founder & CEO, JumpCloud,
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Cisco DevNet Focuses On Developers
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The program provides APIs and aims to promote DevOps by bringing network engineers and software developers together.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Guide: The Open Compute Project and Your Data Center
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
Facebook's Open Compute Project has been developing designs and concepts for servers, switches, and other data center technologies. But how and when will those designs migrate to the typical enterprise?
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Data Center Efficiency Via The Cloud
Lance Bishop, Director of Professional Services, Schneider ElectricCommentary
Organizations looking to improve their data center efficiency and cut costs can reap benefits by transitioning to a cloud computing model.
By Lance Bishop Director of Professional Services, Schneider Electric,
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The Rise Of The Cloud Administrator
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
With the roles of the sysadmin and network admin merging as cloud infrastructure grows, what toolsets will prevail?
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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Stand-Alone SSD Vendors: A Vanishing Breed
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
With SanDisk's acquisition of Fusion-io, the SSD market continues on a rapid pace of consolidation that doesn't leave much room for stand-alone vendors.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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IoT: The Network Impact
P.G. Menon, Director, Technology Strategy for Datacenter Networking, BrocadeCommentary
The Internet of Things will require a network that can handle increased demand for data analytics, agility, and security.
By P.G. Menon Director, Technology Strategy for Datacenter Networking, Brocade,
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12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
With the growing software-defined networking trend, networking pros are under pressure to learn some coding. Here are a dozen programming languages worth checking out.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Randy Bias Helps You Harness The Cloud
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Join us on Thursday, July 10, to discuss cloud infrastructure with Randy Bias, one of cloud computing and OpenStack's most vocal advocates.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Understanding IPv6: The Journey Begins
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Why is IPv6 so difficult to understand? Denise Fishburne explains how she began unraveling this complex topic.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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