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The Evolution Of The System Administrator
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day. Join us in celebrating these unsung IT heroes and take a look at how much the role has changed through the years.
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OpenFlow Faces Interoperability Challenges
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Software-defined networking experts at the OpenDaylight Summit discussed hardware and interoperability issues that may limit the SDN protocol's adoption.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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CERN Taps Brocade For SDN
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The legendary particle physics lab will use Brocade's OpenDaylight-based SDN controller to build out its SDN strategy.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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VMware Certifications To Boost Your Data Center Skills
Network Computing Editors,
Specialized training in virtualization, cloud, and virtual networks is becoming increasingly important for infrastructure professionals. VMware certifications like the VCAP and VCDX can help hone your skills.
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Building A Data-Centric Data Center
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
The final installment of this series examines the key elements required to accomplish rack-level optimization for a new data center architecture.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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Cisco Invicta EOL Fueled By Mistakes And Misfortune
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
There are multiple reasons why Cisco's Whiptail acquisition failed, leading the company to discontinue its flash storage products.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Hyperconvergence: Redefining The Data Center
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing AuthorCommentary
As optimized platforms for the virtualization era, hyperconverged systems are poised to radically transform the data center.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author,
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The Evolving WAN Architecture
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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Cisco Drops Invicta All-Flash Storage Arrays
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cisco's troubled venture into storage with its 2013 acquisition of Whiptail ends.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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9 SDN Starter Kits And Freebies
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Looking to try your hand at software-defined networking, but don't know where to begin? Here are some options.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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How SSDs Can Reduce Server Costs
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Swapping out hard-disk drives for solid-state drives boosts server performance and reduces the need to buy new servers.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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SD-WAN: The Killer App For Enterprise SDN?
Dan Conde, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Software-defined WAN technologies promise to help enterprises modernize their WANs by combining classic WAN technologies with SDN capabilities.
By Dan Conde Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Re-Architecting Data Centers For The Data Explosion
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
Part two of this series looks at the shift to a new data center architecture and the role of networking technologies such as InfiniBand and RoCE.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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Google Donates Kubernetes To New Foundation
Network Computing Editors, News
Internet giant teams with more than a dozen IT companies on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which will manage development of the Kubernetes container orchestration system.
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Ensuring IT Project Success
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing AuthorCommentary
Two simple questions can help keep IT projects on track by spotting issues and addressing them early on.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author,
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6 Methods To Cut Data Storage Costs
Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO & Co-Founder, ClearSky Data
If your enterprise is struggling with spiraling storage, simply buying more capacity isn't the answer. Listen to your data and follow these guidelines.
By Lazarus Vekiarides CTO & Co-Founder, ClearSky Data,
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DevOps Gaining Traction In The Enterprise
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Enterprises have a harder time implementing DevOps than nimbler web-scale companies, but are finding ways to overcome the challenges, experts say.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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The Enterprise Data Center: Not Dead Yet
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
451 Research study finds that majority of enterprises rely on their own infrastructure and continue to invest in it as they look to the cloud.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Open Data Center Alliance Defines Open Cloud
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Industry group aims to cut through the confusion caused by overuse of the word "open" with paper explaining what it means by open cloud.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Putting The Data Back Into The Data Center
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
Data centers are shifting away from a compute-centric to a data-centric architecture in order to deal with the massive deluge of data.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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