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The Rise Of White-Box Storage
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Low-cost, generic storage based on original design manufacturer boxes is gaining ground in the storage industry.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cloud Storage: How To Pick A Provider
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
When it comes to enterprise cloud storage, there's no shortage of providers. Here's what you need to consider in order to make the right choice.
By Crystal Bedell ,
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Cloud Storage Security: AWS Vs. Azure
Anna Andreeva, security quality assurance engineer, A1QACommentary
Security remains the biggest concern facing cloud storage adoption. Here we look at the security details of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, two cloud storage heavyweights.
By Anna Andreeva security quality assurance engineer, A1QA,
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VMware Launches Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Virtualization giant teams with hardware partners on EVO: RAIL, an integrated device targeting virtual desktop infrastructure, branch offices, and virtual private clouds.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 2: Conquer The Enemy Within
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman offers advice about SDN implementation based on his own company's experience with SDN components and protocols.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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3 Ways Hybrid Cloud Is Going Mainstream
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
Here's a look at three trends that are making it easier for organizations to migrate to a hybrid cloud platform.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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Why Large Data Centers Need Overlay Networks
Cisco Press, Publishing AllianceEducation
If your data center requires massive scale, then overlay networking makes the most sense, according to this chapter excerpt.
By Cisco Press Publishing Alliance,
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Rethinking Data Center Design
Nicholas Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom CorporationCommentary
With the skyrocketing number of connected devices and data processing requirements, data center operators are migrating to a new open architecture that's focused on virtualization.
By Nicholas Ilyadis Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation,
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IoT: Out Of The Cloud & Into The Fog
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
Cloud computing architectures won't be able to handle the communication demands of the Internet of Things. The future is in fog computing.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Flash Is Overkill For VDI
Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Nexenta SystemsCommentary
All flash makes fast storage, but at a high cost. Listen to your users, and provide a hybrid array combined with software for a better VDI experience.
By Michael Letschin Director of Product Management, Nexenta Systems,
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The Headaches Of Multiple Cloud Services
Arthur Chang, CEO, PanTerra NetworksCommentary
IT professionals and users alike understand the benefits of cloud services. However, migrating several IT services to the cloud can create more pain than you might expect.
By Arthur Chang CEO, PanTerra Networks,
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In Hybrid Clouds, Mind The Details
Don Magrogan, CTO, Fusion PPTCommentary
Integrating your private cloud with public clouds can provide agility, security, and control. But getting the minutia right is daunting.
By Don Magrogan CTO, Fusion PPT,
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Silver Peak Extends WAN Optimization To Cloud Services
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Unity WAN fabric monitors public cloud connections and makes routing decisions to streamline cloud access.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Inside White-Box Switches
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
Switches traditionally use ASICs for packet forwarding, but the new breed of white-box switches relies more heavily on generic CPUs to handle forwarding in order to reduce costs.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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The 'So What' Of The Software-Defined Data Center
Ziv Kedem, CEO, ZertoCommentary
The acceptance of the SDDC means that enterprises are abstracting additional data center functions, such as networking and disaster recovery, from hardware.
By Ziv Kedem CEO, Zerto,
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IBM Labs Invention Pinpoints Data In The Cloud
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
A new patent allows IT to tag specific files and specify exactly where in the cloud that data will be stored.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Programming: An Essential Skill For Network Engineers
Kirk Byers, Owner, Twin Bridges TechnologyCommentary
As software takes over the networking discipline, engineers who don't learn to code a general-purpose programming language will be left behind.
By Kirk Byers Owner, Twin Bridges Technology,
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Internet Of Things = Internet Of Gateways
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
The advent of the IoT will mean monitoring an explosion of gateways and will require increased network performance monitoring -- in particular, application-aware network monitoring.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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Data Centers Move From Metro
Mitch Simcoe, Industry Director, CienaCommentary
If your data center is relocating to the 'burbs, you'll need to take serious steps to beef up the network.
By Mitch Simcoe Industry Director, Ciena,
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SDN: You Can't Argue Against It
Dan Pitt, Commentary
As executive director of the ONF, Dan Pitt hears all the excuses about why organizations are waiting to adopt SDN. Here he explains why they're wrong.
By Dan Pitt ,
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