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Beware The Electro-Magnetic Data Center Threat
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
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,
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The Management Gap Between You and Cloud Apps
Patrick Carey, Vice President Product Management, ExopriseCommentary
Cloud management tools must evolve to truly support the distributed nature of cloud apps and services.
By Patrick Carey Vice President Product Management, Exoprise,
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Where's The WAN Going?
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentaryVideo
Networking expert Greg Ferro explains how the wide area network must evolve to keep up with modern technology demands.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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EMC: Cisco's Out In The Cold, VCE Into The Fold
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
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,
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Fiber Networks & The New Digital Divide
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
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,
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NFV Can Avoid Buying Network Bulk
Priya Natarajan, Senior Director of Market Development, CienaCommentary
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,
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Learning Lessons Through Security Struggles
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
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,
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Building Cloud Computing Skills
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
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,
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Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery: Choose Wisely
Lynn LeBlanc, CEO, HotLinkCommentary
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,
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Time For LUN To Die
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
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,
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Reclaiming The Network Perimeter
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
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,
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Elements Of IoT
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
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,
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NFV: Changing The Pace Of Carrier Services
Shin Umeda, Vice President, Dell’Oro GroupCommentary
Network functions virtualization will drastically change how -- and how fast -- carriers provision services to enterprise customers.
By Shin Umeda Vice President, Dell’Oro Group,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 4: Plan For Hybrid Cloud
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
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,
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Cavium's XPliant Paves Way For Multi-Purpose Ethernet Switches
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
New chip architecture provides the flexibility that's essential for emerging OpenFlow and overlay networks.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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Academia Reinvents The Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
Two recent National Science Foundation projects -- called CloudLab and Chameleon -- position academia to develop the new and improved version of cloud computing.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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SDN: The Silver Bullet For Financial Services
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
High-frequency trading firms needed faster technology, so Lucera built the infrastructure to provide it using software-defined networking.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Interop Kicks Off In Style
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Virtualization Wasteland
Aaron Bawcom, Chief Technology Officer, StrataCloudCommentary
Companies are discovering that achieving ROI with virtualization is not a simple task. The ease of provisioning virtual servers can lead to unnecessary and costly VM allocation.
By Aaron Bawcom Chief Technology Officer, StrataCloud,
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When To Say No To The Cloud
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
With cloud adoption on the rise, should you jump on the bandwagon? Depending on your business needs, it may make more sense to wait.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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