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The Upside Of The Software-Defined Datacenter
Ivan Pepelnjak, Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data CommunicationsCommentaryVideo
Ivan Pepelnjak explains one of the benefits of a well crafted datacenter network.
By Ivan Pepelnjak Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data Communications,
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The Ideal Physical Network
Martin Casado, CommentaryVideo
Martin Casado describes how he envisions the most functional physical network, using the model of a chassis switch and backplane.
By Martin Casado ,
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Big Switch, Avaya, IBM, VMware: SDN Strategies
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Part 4 in our series comparing vendors' SDN approaches.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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VMware's VSAN Benchmarks: Under The Hood
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
VMware touted flashy numbers in recently published performance benchmarks, but a closer examination of its VSAN testing shows why customers shouldn't expect the same results with their real-world applications.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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IT Certification Exam Success In 4 Steps
Amy Arnold, CCNP/DP/VoiceCommentary
There are no shortcuts to obtaining passing scores, but focusing on key fundamentals of proper study and preparation will help you master the art of certification.
By Amy Arnold CCNP/DP/Voice,
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Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Tony Kontzer,
Working in IT infrastructure means a whole lot more than hardware these days. Boost your career with these hot certifications on virtualization, cloud, security, and more.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Welcome To The New Network Computing
Network Computing, CommentaryVideo
Find out why Network Computing is the place where IT infrastructure professionals gather to interact, share, and connect with their peers.
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Scale-Out Storage Has Limits
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
Disk may scale as your storage needs increase, but what do you do when your datacenter is maxed out?
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland,
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SDN Strategies Part 4: Big Switch, Avaya, IBM,VMware
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
This series on SDN products concludes with a look at Big Switch's updated SDN strategy, VMware NSX, IBM's hybrid approach, and Avaya's focus on virtual network services.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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All-Flash Arrays: The VDI Solution?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The huge performance provided by all-flash arrays is a boon for virtual desktop infrastructure, but don't be fooled by unrealistic calculations.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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SDN Strategies Part 3: Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
In the third part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I discuss Juniper's network overlay approach and three other vendor strategies for tackling software-defined networking.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Heartbleed's Network Effect
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The crypto bug likely will have a long-lasting impact on internal servers, clients, and VPN networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading,
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Converged Infrastructure: 3 Considerations
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
If you're looking at a converged platform as a way to increase data center efficiency, here are three factors to keep in mind.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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SDN Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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SDN Strategies Part 2: Cisco, Arista, HP
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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SDN Strategies Part 1: Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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NHR End Of Life Alert, April 2014
Commentary, Commentary
Don't let network hardware maintenance issues take you by surprise. Find out which Cisco routing and switching products are retiring this month.
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Networking, Security, And Grand Unified Theory
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
With a system that can address both networking and security in NSX, Martin Casado of VMware is borrowing an idea from the world of physics.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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ARM TechCon 2014 Calls For Speaker Proposals
Karen Field, News
Want to speak at the 10th ARM innovation meeting? Proposals are due May 15.
By Karen Field ,
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