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Why Large Data Centers Need Overlay Networks
Cisco Press, Publishing AllianceEducation
If your data center requires massive scale, then overlay networking makes the most sense, according to this chapter excerpt.
By Cisco Press Publishing Alliance,
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Rethinking Data Center Design
Nicholas Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom CorporationCommentary
With the skyrocketing number of connected devices and data processing requirements, data center operators are migrating to a new open architecture that's focused on virtualization.
By Nicholas Ilyadis Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation,
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IoT: Out Of The Cloud & Into The Fog
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
Cloud computing architectures won't be able to handle the communication demands of the Internet of Things. The future is in fog computing.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Flash Is Overkill For VDI
Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Nexenta SystemsCommentary
All flash makes fast storage, but at a high cost. Listen to your users, and provide a hybrid array combined with software for a better VDI experience.
By Michael Letschin Director of Product Management, Nexenta Systems,
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The Headaches Of Multiple Cloud Services
Arthur Chang, CEO, PanTerra NetworksCommentary
IT professionals and users alike understand the benefits of cloud services. However, migrating several IT services to the cloud can create more pain than you might expect.
By Arthur Chang CEO, PanTerra Networks,
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In Hybrid Clouds, Mind The Details
Don Magrogan, CTO, Fusion PPTCommentary
Integrating your private cloud with public clouds can provide agility, security, and control. But getting the minutia right is daunting.
By Don Magrogan CTO, Fusion PPT,
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Silver Peak Extends WAN Optimization To Cloud Services
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Unity WAN fabric monitors public cloud connections and makes routing decisions to streamline cloud access.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Inside White-Box Switches
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
Switches traditionally use ASICs for packet forwarding, but the new breed of white-box switches relies more heavily on generic CPUs to handle forwarding in order to reduce costs.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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The 'So What' Of The Software-Defined Data Center
Ziv Kedem, CEO, ZertoCommentary
The acceptance of the SDDC means that enterprises are abstracting additional data center functions, such as networking and disaster recovery, from hardware.
By Ziv Kedem CEO, Zerto,
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IBM Labs Invention Pinpoints Data In The Cloud
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
A new patent allows IT to tag specific files and specify exactly where in the cloud that data will be stored.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Programming: An Essential Skill For Network Engineers
Kirk Byers, Owner, Twin Bridges TechnologyCommentary
As software takes over the networking discipline, engineers who don't learn to code a general-purpose programming language will be left behind.
By Kirk Byers Owner, Twin Bridges Technology,
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Internet Of Things = Internet Of Gateways
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
The advent of the IoT will mean monitoring an explosion of gateways and will require increased network performance monitoring -- in particular, application-aware network monitoring.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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Data Centers Move From Metro
Mitch Simcoe, Industry Director, CienaCommentary
If your data center is relocating to the 'burbs, you'll need to take serious steps to beef up the network.
By Mitch Simcoe Industry Director, Ciena,
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SDN: You Can't Argue Against It
Dan Pitt, Commentary
As executive director of the ONF, Dan Pitt hears all the excuses about why organizations are waiting to adopt SDN. Here he explains why they're wrong.
By Dan Pitt ,
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Cloud Automation: Even Cattle Need Care
Scott S. Lowe, Engineering ArchitectCommentary
Managing virtual machines in the cloud doesn't mean interpreting the pets vs. cattle meme literally. It requires automating systems and processes to care for the herd.
By Scott S. Lowe Engineering Architect,
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Understanding IPv6: A Sniffer Full Of 3s
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Denise Fishburne explores Wireshark sniffer traces in order to understand the difference between IPv4 and IPv6 addressing.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Can New Math Speed Up The Internet?
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Scientists from Denmark, in collaboration with MIT and Caltech researchers, have developed a new way to transmit information over the Internet using mathematical equations instead of sending packets.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Open Technologies: The Hottest 10
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
In today's tech world, the word "open" is on fire. IT pros are finally dismantling those much-maligned silos, and vendors are rushing to join open source projects to prove they're on board.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 1: Management Up Front
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Learn how Microsoft runs its own software-defined network in this series from Symon Perriman. First, he advises setting realistic goals and focusing on management.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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2014 IT Spending: Getting More For Less
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
Fierce competition in a rapidly changing IT industry has resulted in bargains for enterprise IT buyers this year, but don't expect the good deals to last long.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Posted by Pablo Valerio
Current Conversations The pricing models are getting really complicated. Some service providers are using the same tricks as cell carriers with customer contracts. Some customers rather than evaluating multi-period service contracts at the contract-level,...
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Current Conversations According to Dell, there is still a lot work to be done before ARM servers can easily substitute x86 based units, mostly because the lack of software. But the trend is there and we'll see more ARM based servers in the future. "There...
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Current Conversations Hello, Thank you Patrick for this topic. @ Susan, in the same vision as you, i'm also looking forward to see how will be manage intelligence in these wireless connections!  
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Current Conversations Yes Marcia, i confirm!!!
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations Thanks for sharing your recommendations Jerome. Like you say, there are a lot of WAN optimization products. And the technology is evolving; there's a lot to keep up with, so it seems like a good area to study up.
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Posted by Pablo Valerio
Current Conversations ARM architecture is moving really fast to the server scene. Companies such as nVidia and Qualcomm are very active in this market. The architecture is designed for low power use, fast processing, excelent for vistualization...
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Current Conversations Hello Nick, Thanks for this very important topic and your developpement! Yes, design modern DC now need more skills and knownledge!  Basically, the three layers in DC concern Servers , Networking  and Storage. But,...
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Posted by Jerome Amon
Current Conversations @ Marcia, there many vendors for Wan Optim products, and then decide which Certif to take is now an important question (as all these vendors are high influence into IT market). Based on my experience, my research and the...
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Posted by pscarey
Current Conversations Hi, Susan.  Those are all common misconceptions organizations have with the cloud.  Yes, the cloud service provider monitors their infrastructure for you but only that.  They don't monitor any of the other...
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations @Jerome, in terms of certifications, what's available for WAN optimization? 
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Posted by Arthur Chang
Current Conversations Hi NetCrawl, You're absolutely correct, not all service providers are the same and choosing the right one for your company needs to be done with forethought and analysis.  We see a number of our customers doing just...
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Posted by Susan Fogarty
Current Conversations KennethB, thanks for the feedback. We'll look into doing some expanded testing. Do you use any of the other providers you listed?
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