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Edge Devices Are The Brains Of The Network
Orhan Ergun, Network ArchitectCommentary
In any type of network, the edge is where all the action takes place. Think of the edge as the brains of the network, while the core is just the dumb muscle.
By Orhan Ergun Network Architect,
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The Upside Of The Software-Defined Datacenter
Ivan Pepelnjak, Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data CommunicationsCommentaryVideo
Ivan Pepelnjak explains one of the benefits of a well crafted datacenter network.
By Ivan Pepelnjak Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data Communications,
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Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Tony Kontzer,
Working in IT infrastructure means a whole lot more than hardware these days. Boost your career with these hot certifications on virtualization, cloud, security, and more.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Welcome To The New Network Computing
Network Computing, CommentaryVideo
Find out why Network Computing is the place where IT infrastructure professionals gather to interact, share, and connect with their peers.
By Network Computing ,
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SDN Strategies Part 4: Big Switch, Avaya, IBM,VMware
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
This series on SDN products concludes with a look at Big Switch's updated SDN strategy, VMware NSX, IBM's hybrid approach, and Avaya's focus on virtual network services.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Converged Infrastructure: 3 Considerations
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
If you're looking at a converged platform as a way to increase data center efficiency, here are three factors to keep in mind.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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SDN Strategies Part 2: Cisco, Arista, HP
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The true benefits from network virtualization will come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about the finer points of vendors' SDN products, according to VMware's Martin Casado.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Best Of Interop 2014 Winners Unveiled
Network Computing, News
The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
By Network Computing ,
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Why The Next-Generation Data Center Needs To Be Agnostic
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
In order to handle the growing traffic deluge, data centers need to leverage open infrastructure, software-defined technologies, and automation.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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Cloud Backup Services: Key Considerations
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The cloud approach has made backup easier in some ways, but also raises questions.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime
Frank Ohlhorst, Commentary
IT managers must factor in potential cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.
By Frank Ohlhorst ,
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Server SANs And Healthy Paranoia
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Server SANs such as VMware VSAN are designed for virtualization administrators, but are these new storage buyers paranoid enough to be entrusted with storage management?
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Considering SDN? Adopt Chaos Monkey
Tony Kontzer, News
Enterprises can take a page from Google's playbook by focusing on application resiliency and forgetting about the hardware, says networking expert and Interop speaker Ivan Pepelnjak.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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How Virtualization Can Simplify Your BYOD Strategy
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
Virtualization technologies can help enterprise IT teams support the new user-centric model created by IT consumerization.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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Will Microservers Put Blade Servers Out To Pasture?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The blade server market is under pressure with the rise of microservers, which are becoming more powerful.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Why Client-Side Encryption Is Critical For Cloud Privacy
Rick Harvey, CTO, LockboxCommentary
The only way to ensure privacy in the cloud era is to shift to a model in which the cloud customer controls encryption keys, not the cloud provider.
By Rick Harvey CTO, Lockbox,
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OpenFlow 1.3 Support: Why It Matters
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
With vendor support, the latest version of the SDN-enabling protocol has key features enterprise networks need and gives customers confidence in its future.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Can One Size Fit All in the Data Center?
Doug Hazelman, Chief Evangelist, Veeam SoftwareCommentary
In the data center, bigger doesn't always mean better, and the "one size fits all" approach may be asking for far too much in a complex and varied environment.
By Doug Hazelman Chief Evangelist, Veeam Software,
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