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Fibre Channel Really Is Dead
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
Ethernet has overcome the problems that prevented converged compute and storage networks, speeding the demise of Fibre Channel.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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Optimizing Network Performance For The Cloud
Cahit Akin, CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom NetworksCommentary
Here are some strategies for avoiding network bottlenecks with the increased use of cloud services.
By Cahit Akin CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom Networks,
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IT Certifications Guaranteed To Boost Your Career
Network Computing Editors, Education
Certifications can help advance your IT career and get you a raise. These certifications in specialties like cloud, virtualization, and systems engineering from AWS, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and others are among the highest in demand.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Evaluating Cloud UC Costs
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Cost savings may not occur with cloud UC, but there are other hidden benefits, research shows.
By Robin Gareiss, Executive VP/Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research ,
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The Internet Of Things & IP Address Needs
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing AuthorCommentary
With IPv6, there's no need to fear that there won't be enough IP addresses for IoT. The real question is whether every 'thing' needs its own IP address.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author,
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The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist's View
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Understanding OpenFlow, VXLAN and Cisco's ACI
Dan Pitt, Commentary
Three different approaches dominate today's software-defined networking market. Dan Pitt of the ONF explains the difference between them.
By Dan Pitt ,
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Staying Ahead Of The Data Deluge
Alex Patent, VP, Global Infrastructure Architecture Leader, NielsenCommentary
Data is core to Nielsen's business. Here's how the company is transforming its IT environment to tackle the data explosion.
By Alex Patent VP, Global Infrastructure Architecture Leader, Nielsen,
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12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Network Computing Editors,
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Will Containers Sink The All-Flash Array?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
All-flash arrays are touted as solutions for virtual desktop deployments and big data, but virtual containers and Docker could undercut that.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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'Cloudified' Telecom Services: What To Look For
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus TechnologiesCommentary
Telecom operators must adapt to new technology in order to provide the services enterprise are demanding at a reasonable cost. Make sure your carriers are investing in these areas.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies,
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Hybrid WAN Requires A New Connectivity Model
Khalid Raza, CTO, ViptelaCommentary
Hybrid WAN can ease application deployment, but to make it a reality, we need to switch from a network topology to a service topology.
By Khalid Raza CTO, Viptela,
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Getting Cloud Ready: People, Processes & Infrastructure
Kent Christensen, practice director for cloud and virtual data centers, DatalinkCommentary
Here are some tips for preparing your IT infrastructure and IT team for moving to a cloud model.
By Kent Christensen practice director for cloud and virtual data centers, Datalink,
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Yes, NFV Is Important For The Enterprise
Ivan Pepelnjak, Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data CommunicationsCommentary
Due to its origins and complexity, it's tempting to view network functions virtualization as a service provider technology. That's not the case.
By Ivan Pepelnjak Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data Communications,
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VMware VSAN: Reality Vs. Hype
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
VMware's Virtual SAN is touted for its performance, lower cost and scalability, but emerging trends such as white-box storage undercut those claims.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Legacy IT Vendors & The AWS Fear Factor
Colm Keegan, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
The popularity of Amazon Web Services, along with SaaS, means that traditional IT vendors must transform themselves in order to remain relevant in the new cloud era.
By Colm Keegan Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Moving to a hybrid model helps address security and compliance concerns, but comes with problems such as data synchronization and WAN latency.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Docker Orchestration Tools: The New Options
Scott S. Lowe, Engineering ArchitectCommentary
What are Docker Machine and Docker Swarm and how can they impact your use of the container technology? Scott Lowe explains.
By Scott S. Lowe Engineering Architect,
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4 Paths To The Enterprise Cloud
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus TechnologiesCommentary
Will your enterprise outsource, partner or build its own cloud infrastructure? The answer depends on your cloud application strategy.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies,
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Cloud Orchestration Vs. DevOps Automation
Alex Henthorn-Iwane, QualiSystems Vice President of MarketingCommentary
Confused by all the buzzwords around cloud and DevOps? Here's a breakdown of terminology to try to get past the hype.
By Alex Henthorn-Iwane QualiSystems Vice President of Marketing,
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