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D-Link Water Sensor: Pondering The Business Ramifications
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
A new WiFi enabled gadget for detecting water leaks could help SMBs with disaster recovery, but has a long way to go before it could be used in enterprise networks.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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7 Storage Trends That Will Transform Your Data Center
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
With so much change and innovation in the storage industry, it can be hard for an IT pro to keep up. Here are key technologies and trends that are poised to radically alter data center storage.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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11 Powerful Cloud Management Tools
Network Computing and Interop, Author
The right cloud management tool can bring speed, flexibility, security, and cost efficiency to any IT organization. We highlight some of the most popular and powerful options.
By Network Computing and Interop Author,
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VMworld 2015 & Storage Industry Transformation
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupNews
With VSAN and VVOLs, VMware has become a key player in enterprise storage, forcing the industry to evolve.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Managing Collaboration In The Extended Enterprise
John Newton, CTO, founder and chairman, AlfrescoCommentary
Organizations need to develop a balanced strategy to meet the demands of today's highly mobile workforce where collaboration extends beyond the office walls.
By John Newton CTO, founder and chairman, Alfresco,
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SD-WAN Vendors Making A Splash
Network Computing and Interop, Author
Software-defined WAN has suddenly become the hottest topic in networking, due to its potential to save money while improving network performance. Check out the vendors leading the way.
By Crystal Bedell ,
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Storage & Virtual Containers: Where Does The Data Go?
Chris M Evans,  IT consultantCommentary
Containerization presents challenges when it comes to data storage. Here's a look at the current state of container storage.
By Chris M Evans IT consultant,
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VMworld 2015: 5 Trends To Watch
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
VMworld is so expansive, it's easy to lose your focus. We'll be following these hot topics.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Traditional IT And The Road To DevOps
Alex Henthorn-Iwane, QualiSystems Vice President of MarketingCommentary
An IT team at a telecom operator decided to shift away from its highly manual processes and move towards a DevOps model. Here's what happened.
By Alex Henthorn-Iwane QualiSystems Vice President of Marketing,
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Calculating Your Cloud ROI
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus TechnologiesCommentary
Like the cloud itself, determining your return on investment requires a different way of looking at goals and factoring in the value of opportunity and competitive advantage.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies,
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5 Real Ways To Approach Security Automation
Stephanie Tayengco, SVP of Operations, LogicworksCommentary
We've all heard about the benefits of automating system configurations to avoid human error, but introducing it to your infrastructure may be easier said than done. Here are five real-world ways to get started.
By Stephanie Tayengco SVP of Operations, Logicworks,
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IO Visor: Where The Kernel Meets The Network
Valentina Alaria, Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing, PLUMgridCommentary
Find out how the latest open source project to launch can help network performance by moving functionality inside the Linux kernel.
By Valentina Alaria Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing, PLUMgrid,
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The Shift To Cloud Security Services
Scott Raynovich, Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno ReportCommentary
Enterprises are increasingly looking to boost their security posture by tapping cloud-based security services.
By Scott Raynovich Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno Report,
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NASCAR Team Overhauls Network With Juniper
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Joe Gibbs Racing replaced its network at headquarters with Juniper MetaFabric architecture to boost network performance and provide room for growth.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Web-Scale IT: The Enterprise Impact
Brendan Ziolo, Head of Large Enterprise Strategy, Alcatel-LucentCommentary
Enterprises can follow the lead of big cloud companies with an architectural approach that includes open hardware and DevOps to increase data center agility and cost efficiency.
By Brendan Ziolo Head of Large Enterprise Strategy, Alcatel-Lucent,
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802.11ac Adoption Fueling The Mobile Enterprise
Nicholas Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom CorporationCommentary
With gigabit speeds and coverage efficiencies, wireless technology that rivals the performance of the traditional wired desktop will finally enable a fully mobile workforce.
By Nicholas Ilyadis Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation,
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5G Expectations Soar
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
The next-generation of wireless technology is generating big-time predictions as the industry gears up for its potential benefits.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Where Should WAN Functionality Live?
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
Improving outdated WAN architecture is not a simple decision, due to the growing number of technology options and services.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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Automation And Orchestration: Speed Vs. Efficiency
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
We need to go beyond automating network tasks via SDN into the realm of orchestration and DevOps to eliminate inefficiency.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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SDN Security Under Scrutiny
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
A researcher at Black Hat reveals ONIE vulnerabilities, showing that SDN isn't immune to security problems. However, the nature of white-box switches promises rapid fixes.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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