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Edge Devices Are The Brains Of The Network
Orhan Ergun, Network ArchitectCommentary
In any type of network, the edge is where all the action takes place. Think of the edge as the brains of the network, while the core is just the dumb muscle.
By Orhan Ergun Network Architect,
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The Upside Of The Software-Defined Datacenter
Ivan Pepelnjak, Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data CommunicationsCommentaryVideo
Ivan Pepelnjak explains one of the benefits of a well crafted datacenter network.
By Ivan Pepelnjak Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data Communications,
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Fight Software Piracy With SaaS
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
SaaS makes application deployment easy and effective. It could eliminate software piracy once and for all.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Tony Kontzer,
Working in IT infrastructure means a whole lot more than hardware these days. Boost your career with these hot certifications on virtualization, cloud, security, and more.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Welcome To The New Network Computing
Network Computing, CommentaryVideo
Find out why Network Computing is the place where IT infrastructure professionals gather to interact, share, and connect with their peers.
By Network Computing ,
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SDN Strategies Part 4: Big Switch, Avaya, IBM,VMware
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
This series on SDN products concludes with a look at Big Switch's updated SDN strategy, VMware NSX, IBM's hybrid approach, and Avaya's focus on virtual network services.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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What DJs Can Teach DevOps Cynics
Steve Shah, Senior Director, Product Management, NetScaler Product Group, CitrixCommentary
Just as new tools transform a DJ's musical options, DevOps revolutionizes what IT can do for the business.
By Steve Shah Senior Director, Product Management, NetScaler Product Group, Citrix,
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Microsoft Lync: 10 Ways To Do More
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comNews
Lync does much more than instant messaging. Check out these tips and tricks for getting the most from this communication and collaboration tool.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com,
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Converged Infrastructure: 3 Considerations
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
If you're looking at a converged platform as a way to increase data center efficiency, here are three factors to keep in mind.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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SDN Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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SDN Strategies Part 2: Cisco, Arista, HP
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Commodity Switches Test Cisco's Mettle
Sam Masud, Industry Analyst & EditorCommentary
Long the networking giant, Cisco now faces threats from all sides in the form of open-source options produced by vendors including Arista, Cumulus, and Pica8.
By Sam Masud Industry Analyst & Editor,
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VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
Susan Fogarty, News
The true benefits from network virtualization come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about vendors' SDN products, according to the CTO.
By Susan Fogarty ,
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VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The true benefits from network virtualization will come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about the finer points of vendors' SDN products, according to VMware's Martin Casado.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Microsoft Woos Developers At Build
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.comNews
Does a barrage of Azure announcements indicate that Microsoft may finally be shifting away from a "Windows-first" mindset?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com,
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VMware Touts Virtualization For Datacenter Security
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek News
Hypervisor-based security would be like Goldilocks -- "not too hot, not too cold" -- when it comes to halting malware and intruders well inside the enterprise perimeter, say VMware leaders at Interop.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek ,
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Best Of Interop 2014 Winners Unveiled
Network Computing, News
The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
By Network Computing ,
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The Next Hot IT Job: Service Broker
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
IT architects may not lose their jobs to cloud computing, but they might find themselves in the role of IT service broker because of it.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Datacenter Ethernet: Know Your Options
The Ethernet Alliance,  Commentary
Think Ethernet is only UTP with RJ-45 connectors? Think again. The brave new physical layer includes electrical backplanes, fiber optics, active cable assemblies, and more.
By David Chalupsky and Adam Healey ,
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