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, 1 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
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, 4 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Network and infrastructure monitoring tools must help IT professionals measure performance but also deliver new services fast. Here's what to look for.By Vess Bakalov CTO & Co-Founder, SevOne, 3 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft's Symon Perriman explains why and how you can influence your networking vendors to provide products based on interoperable SDN standards. By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft, 1 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
A data center strong enough to fend off solar storms or nuclear weapons could be the next requirement on your RFP.By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The competition between Cisco, VMware, and EMC on the networking, cloud, and storage fronts heats up, with the joint venture VCE becoming an EMC business.By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 10 comments | Read | Post a Comment
All-fiber networks provide virtually unlimited bandwidth, but fiber-to-the-home services aren't available in many areas, leaving many people without the high-speed broadband needed for today's applications.By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 14 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Network functions virtualization allows service providers to deliver specialized capabilities that enterprise customers only pay for when needed.By Priya Natarajan Senior Director of Market Development, Ciena, 7 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Why do we hear of new security breaches so frequently? Make sure your organization follows these best-practices and considers these important questions to protect itself.By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 8 comments | Read | Post a Comment
To succeed in the cloud computing era, IT pros need a wide array of skills. Cloud certifications are one way to acquire these skills, but you also must learn to think like a cloud architect.By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies, 27 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Disaster recovery and business continuity in the cloud is now a viable and affordable option for protecting data center resources -- but select your vendor with care.By Lynn LeBlanc CEO, HotLink, 4 comments | Read | Post a Comment
In virtualized environments, managing storage with LUNs isn't practical. With the upcoming arrival of VMware Virtual Volumes, we can shift to VM-centric data services. By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 3 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The traditional network perimeter has vanished, but new architectures allow you to control security at the virtual machine or via cloud infrastructures.By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5 comments | Read | Post a Comment
There's a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, but what about the technology it runs on? Here's a look at some of the infrastructure and networking components IT pros can expect to build out to support the IoT.By Crystal Bedell freelance writer, 13 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Network functions virtualization will drastically change how -- and how fast -- carriers provision services to enterprise customers.By Shin Umeda Vice President, Dell’Oro Group, 4 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft's Symon Perriman explains why your software-defined network design should include support for hybrid cloud, whether you need it now or not.By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft, 8 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 Private Cloud SurveyRespondents are on a roll: 53% brought their private clouds from concept to production in less than one year, and 60% extend their clouds across multiple datacenters. But expertise is scarce, with 51% saying acquiring skilled employees is a roadblock.
Private Clouds On The RiseMost -- 77% -- of respondents to our 2014 Private Cloud Survey, all from companies with 50 or more employees, have clouds in place now or are piloting. Those without plans may be left at a disadvantage.