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SDN Controller Handbook
Network Computing Editors, Education
This guide to SDN controllers describes the options available via open source software, traditional networking vendors and SDN startups, and how they differ.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Treating The Cloud As A Utility
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill LawCommentary
A NIST report indicates that federal agencies want cloud providers to operate with more utility-like standardization.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law,
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Cloud Integration Pain
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
CDW study shows that integrating cloud services with legacy systems can be a headache for IT pros.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Zero-Knowledge Cloud Storage: Far From Perfect
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
You may get an extra layer of protection with zero-knowledge cloud encryption, but the cloud security system isn't fail-safe.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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SDN & NFV: Dynamic Duo Of Next-Gen Networks?
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
The relationship between SDN and NFV may be indirect today, but over time the technologies could become inseparable. Find out why.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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Big Data Deployment Trends
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey shows a diversity of IT infrastructure choices for big data.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Guide To VDI: Evaluating Top Vendors
Dean Francis, Enterprise Architect, Fusion PPTEducation
Desktop virtual infrastructure now includes new cloud-based options, with the potential for improved user experience and lower cost. Fusion PPT compared the leading vendors and their offerings.
By Dean Francis Enterprise Architect, Fusion PPT,
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The Rise Of The Cloud WAN
Scott Raynovich, Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno ReportCommentary
The trend of pushing WAN functionality into the cloud -- software-defined WAN -- is gaining steam as enterprises look to reduce WAN complexity and lower costs.
By Scott Raynovich Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno Report,
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VMware Virtual Volumes Launch A New Storage Era
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The arrival of VVOLs with vSphere 6 will allow us to provide data services at the VM-level and put an end to impractical LUN management.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Facebook Unveils Open Modular Switch
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Dubbed "6-pack," Facebook's new switch platform is designed to allow the social networking giant to build any size switch using common building blocks.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Cloud Migration: Managing Execution
Ryan Pelerin, Founding partner and COO, WSM InternationalCommentary
The third part of this series on moving workloads to the cloud provides guidance for executing the migration, including load testing and security reviews.
By Ryan Pelerin Founding partner and COO, WSM International,
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How VSAN & VVOLs Will Impact Storage Administrators
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Software-defined storage is poised to take a leap forward with vSphere 6, VSAN and VVOLs. Storage administrators will need to expand their skills in order to keep up.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Guide To Virtualization Hypervisors
Network Computing Editors,
IT organizations are using multiple hypervisors, so understanding the specifics of the big players like Hyper-V and vSphere ESXi will help your virtual environment perform at its best.
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Brocade Buys Riverbed's SteelApp ADC Business
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Brocade will add the application delivery controller line to its NFV portfolio as Riverbed continues to scale down its business.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Big Data Deployment: Finding The Best Model
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
What's the best IT infrastructure for big data? Here are some of the fundamental choices to consider.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Peer-To-Peer Cloud Storage Promises Security, Reliability
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Cloud storage services that use a decentralized model for storing data offer a viable alternative, especially for SMBs.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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IPv6 Network Testing: Avoid The Top 5 Troubles
Test networks can be tricky, and IPv6 adds another dimension of complexity. Learn the most common issues associated with IPv6 testing and how to fix them.
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OpenStack: Driving The Software-Defined Economy
Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director, OpenStack FoundationCommentary
OpenStack is only one example of the new era of software currently disrupting our established industries.
By Jonathan Bryce Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation,
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4 NFV Myths Debunked
Mitch Auster, Senior Director, Technology Office, CienaCommentary
Network functions virtualization has spawned a number of misconceptions about what it is and how it works. Here's a reality check.
By Mitch Auster Senior Director, Technology Office, Ciena,
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Half Of Enterprises Worldwide Hit By DDoS Attacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New data illustrates how distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks remain a popular attack weapon -- and continue to evolve.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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