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Considering Cloud? Just Think Hybrid
Kent Christensen, practice director for cloud and virtual data centers, DatalinkCommentary
The hybrid cloud model is already pervasive in many IT environments. It's time to embrace the hybrid reality and IT's role as a cloud broker.
By Kent Christensen practice director for cloud and virtual data centers, Datalink,
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SDN Rationales
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Understanding the different motivations for adopting software-defined networking provides a clearer view into the technology.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Is Cloud Security Actually Achievable?
Neil Griffiths, Vice President of UCC Product Management, IntelePeerCommentary
There's no denying the growth of cloud services, but security is still their biggest hurdle.
By Neil Griffiths Vice President of UCC Product Management, IntelePeer,
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WAN Orchestration Essential To Hybrid Cloud
Cahit Akin, CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom NetworksCommentary
The careful construction of a hybrid cloud can collapse due to neglected WAN resources. WAN orchestration can help.
By Cahit Akin CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom Networks,
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Gaming Will Level Up The Network
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The latest release in the popular Call of Duty series shows how video games are branching out and demanding network improvements.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Why Net Neutrality Matters For Big-Data Apps
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
New businesses like Uber and Tesla depend on big data analytics to provide cutting-edge services. They need a fast and free Internet to flourish.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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100 Gbps Headed For The Data Center
Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, MellanoxCommentary
Growing demand for increased bandwidth in the data center will speed adoption of fast 100 gigabit-per-second interconnects.
By Gilad Shainer Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox,
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IT Business Confidence Rises
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
CompTIA study shows that IT executives are generally optimistic about the potential for growth, but still have plenty of concerns.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Virtual Containers: 8 Basic Truths
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
The buzz around virtual containers is inescapable. If all the talk of containers and Docker has you curious or confused, here are the essentials.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Are Converged Systems Right for You?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Converged infrastructure streamlines integration and provides better TCO than traditional systems.`However, more economic and flexible converged solutions may be on the horizon.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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OpenStack Adoption: Start Slow
Al Sadowski, Research Director, 451 Research, CommentaryVideo
Al Sadowski of 451 Research explains how vendors are making OpenStack easier for enterprises to consume, and the ways that IT professionals can approach the open-source cloud platform in a phased manner.
By Al Sadowski, Research Director, 451 Research ,
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Understanding IPv6: Solicited-Node Multicast In Action
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
In the last installment of her IPv6 series, Denise Fishburne explains how to find the MAC address associated with a Layer 3 IPv6 address.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Big Data: A Backup Nightmare?
Doug Hazelman, Chief Evangelist, Veeam SoftwareCommentary
Big data presents data protection challenges, but an enterprise can avoid problems by putting a priority on availability and making sure the data center is updated to modern standards.
By Doug Hazelman Chief Evangelist, Veeam Software,
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How To Win The War On Net Neutrality
Curtis Peterson, Vice President of Operations, RingCentralCommentary
Businesses will suffer along with consumers if net neutrality isn't preserved. Here's what you can do to ensure your traffic doesn't get sideswiped into a slow lane.
By Curtis Peterson Vice President of Operations, RingCentral,
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Make Or Break Your Cloud Migration
Arthur Chang, CEO, PanTerra NetworksCommentary
Using a cloud service successfully depends on more than the service itself. Be sure these crucial components within your own IT environment and other third-party providers are up to par.
By Arthur Chang CEO, PanTerra Networks,
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Are Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops The Future?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The desktop-as-a-service model, hosted in a public or private cloud, promises more efficient and economical workstations.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Why IoT Security & Privacy Are Critical
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Security and privacy concerns about smart meters and other Internet of Things deployments must be addressed in order for the IoT to succeed.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Hyper-Convergence: The New Black
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
With the introduction of VMware's EVO:RAIL platform, hyper-converged appliances are all the rage. The fashionable IT architecture is also coming out in all-flash designs.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Understanding IPv6: The Ping Before Solicited-Node Multicast
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Denise Fishburne gets ready to walk through solicited-node multicast, analyzing an ICMP ping echo request in IPv4 and showing how it differs from IPv6.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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