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VMworld 2015 & Storage Industry Transformation
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupNews
With VSAN and VVOLs, VMware has become a key player in enterprise storage, forcing the industry to evolve.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Storage & Virtual Containers: Where Does The Data Go?
Chris M Evans,  IT consultantCommentary
Containerization presents challenges when it comes to data storage. Here's a look at the current state of container storage.
By Chris M Evans IT consultant,
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What's Behind The Open Source Software Explosion?
Russ White, Principal Engineer, IPOS, EricssonCommentary
We've always had open source software. The difference now is that vendors are commercializing it.
By Russ White Principal Engineer, IPOS, Ericsson,
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Contest Winners: Most Creative Captions Revealed
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Our security-themed cartoon caption contest drew lots of witty entries. Here's who won.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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VMworld 2015: 5 Trends To Watch
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
VMworld is so expansive, it's easy to lose your focus. We'll be following these hot topics.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Traditional IT And The Road To DevOps
Alex Henthorn-Iwane, QualiSystems Vice President of MarketingCommentary
An IT team at a telecom operator decided to shift away from its highly manual processes and move towards a DevOps model. Here's what happened.
By Alex Henthorn-Iwane QualiSystems Vice President of Marketing,
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Calculating Your Cloud ROI
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus TechnologiesCommentary
Like the cloud itself, determining your return on investment requires a different way of looking at goals and factoring in the value of opportunity and competitive advantage.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies,
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5 Real Ways To Approach Security Automation
Stephanie Tayengco, SVP of Operations, LogicworksCommentary
We've all heard about the benefits of automating system configurations to avoid human error, but introducing it to your infrastructure may be easier said than done. Here are five real-world ways to get started.
By Stephanie Tayengco SVP of Operations, Logicworks,
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Drilling Down To The Data Problem Inside The Data Center
Jesse St. Laurent, Vice President of Product Strategy, SimpliVityCommentary
Legacy data centers have an efficiency problem, with multiple systems processing the same data several times. It's time to rethink that.
By Jesse St. Laurent Vice President of Product Strategy, SimpliVity,
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7 Startups Poised To Change Today's Networks
Network Computing and Interop, Author
From wireless mesh and optical switching to protocol translation and vehicular networks, new technology from our top picks could change networks as we know them.
By Network Computing and Interop Author,
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IO Visor: Where The Kernel Meets The Network
Valentina Alaria, Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing, PLUMgridCommentary
Find out how the latest open source project to launch can help network performance by moving functionality inside the Linux kernel.
By Valentina Alaria Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing, PLUMgrid,
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The Shift To Cloud Security Services
Scott Raynovich, Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno ReportCommentary
Enterprises are increasingly looking to boost their security posture by tapping cloud-based security services.
By Scott Raynovich Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno Report,
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NASCAR Team Overhauls Network With Juniper
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Joe Gibbs Racing replaced its network at headquarters with Juniper MetaFabric architecture to boost network performance and provide room for growth.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Going All In For SSD: The Side Effects
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
As storage appliances transition to all solid-state drives, there will be ramifications for interfaces and controllers that impact performance.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Web-Scale IT: The Enterprise Impact
Brendan Ziolo, Head of Large Enterprise Strategy, Alcatel-LucentCommentary
Enterprises can follow the lead of big cloud companies with an architectural approach that includes open hardware and DevOps to increase data center agility and cost efficiency.
By Brendan Ziolo Head of Large Enterprise Strategy, Alcatel-Lucent,
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802.11ac Adoption Fueling The Mobile Enterprise
Nicholas Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom CorporationCommentary
With gigabit speeds and coverage efficiencies, wireless technology that rivals the performance of the traditional wired desktop will finally enable a fully mobile workforce.
By Nicholas Ilyadis Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation,
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Cisco Warns Of Malicious Firmware
Network Computing Editors, News
Attackers are using rogue firmware to take over Cisco IOS networking devices, according to Cisco security bulletin.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Automation And Orchestration: Speed Vs. Efficiency
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
We need to go beyond automating network tasks via SDN into the realm of orchestration and DevOps to eliminate inefficiency.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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Symantec Sheds Veritas Business For $8 Billion
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cybersecurity giant sells data storage unit to investor group, putting an end to its failed foray into storage.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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SDN Security Under Scrutiny
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
A researcher at Black Hat reveals ONIE vulnerabilities, showing that SDN isn't immune to security problems. However, the nature of white-box switches promises rapid fixes.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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