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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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RAID Redefined
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
As storage vendors try to distance themselves from RAID as new storage technologies reveal shortcomings with the data protection system, it's time to adopt a new definition for RAID.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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100 Gbps Headed For The Data Center
Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, MellanoxCommentary
Growing demand for increased bandwidth in the data center will speed adoption of fast 100 gigabit-per-second interconnects.
By Gilad Shainer Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox,
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Are Converged Systems Right for You?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Converged infrastructure streamlines integration and provides better TCO than traditional systems.`However, more economic and flexible converged solutions may be on the horizon.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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IT Compliance Strategies For Mainframe Applications
Andrew Wickett, Director of Professional Services & Architecture, North America for Micro FocusCommentary
Organizations face a host of challenges when updating their core mainframe applications for compliance. Here are some ways to reduce IT compliance costs.
By Andrew Wickett Director of Professional Services & Architecture, North America for Micro Focus,
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Software-Defined Storage: A Reality Check
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
The hype around software-defined storage has focused on leveraging commodity hardware, which obscures many of the technology's real benefits.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Big Data: A Backup Nightmare?
Doug Hazelman, Chief Evangelist, Veeam SoftwareCommentary
Big data presents data protection challenges, but an enterprise can avoid problems by putting a priority on availability and making sure the data center is updated to modern standards.
By Doug Hazelman Chief Evangelist, Veeam Software,
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Why IoT Security & Privacy Are Critical
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Security and privacy concerns about smart meters and other Internet of Things deployments must be addressed in order for the IoT to succeed.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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10 Sizzling Storage Startups
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
Storage is anything but dull these days with so many startups shaking up the status quo with innovative technologies. Here are 10 of the hottest new storage companies.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 5: Demand More From Vendors
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman explains why and how you can influence your networking vendors to provide products based on interoperable SDN standards.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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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 VVOLs Cometh
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The long-awaited VMware Virtual Volumes appear to be on track to arrive next year. The technology promises a leap forward in storage management by providing VM awareness to storage systems.
By Howard Marks Network Computing 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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The State Of Enterprise Backup
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Backup is often called broken or otherwise denigrated, but our survey showed that it's alive and well. Here's a look at backup practices in the enterprise today.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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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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SDN Limitations
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Software-defined networking is touted as a panacea for data centers, but the combination of faster networking speeds and virtualization restricts what it can do.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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White-Box Switches: Beware Of Hidden Costs
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
White-box switches often include popular applications like monitoring, but buyers need to shop carefully. Additional features may cost extra.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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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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