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Shadow IT: Not Taking Over Yet
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
A new CompTIA study finds that business units aren't circumventing IT as much as feared and that IT pros still wield a lot of power.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Can Converged Infrastructure Help IT Get Its Mojo Back?
Colm Keegan, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Traditional IT organizations are getting pushed aside by nimbler cloud providers. Converged and hyperconverged infrastructure can be the key to IT transformation.
By Colm Keegan Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Cisco Unveils IoT Framework
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Networking giant expands its IoT portfolio with 15 new products for network connectivity, IoT security and manageability.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Why Hardware Still Counts In Networking
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
Software is revolutionizing network architecture, but hardware remains a critical part of the equation for data center scalability.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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Infoblox Launches Free IPv6 Transition Tool
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Online tool aims to help network architects and engineers overcome IPv6 challenges and kick off their transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Software-Defined Storage's Unexpected Impact
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
There's a lot of hype around software-defined storage, but integrated products that aim to provide SDS benefits via a hardware model may see the most traction.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Data Disconnect, Data Overload
Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
The rise of DevOps highlights the fact that IT teams are drowning in data, much of it with little or no context. Here's what needs to happen to improve communication.
By Thomas LaRock Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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VMware ESX: Guide To Common Commands
Network Computing Editors,
Manage your VMware virtual environment as efficiently as possible using our comprehensive list of ESX and ESXi scripting commands.
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Linux Container Success Hinges On Standards
Matt Hicks, Senior Director of Engineering, Red HatCommentary
Without standards in the areas of format, runtime, and orchestration, Linux containers risk not reaching their full potential.
By Matt Hicks Senior Director of Engineering, Red Hat,
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7 SDN Innovations
Network Computing Editors,
Industry experts weigh in on the most innovative software-defined networking technology they've seen so far this year, including SD-WAN, ONOS, and OpenConfig.
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No SSD-HDD Price Parity Before 2020
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Howard Marks responds to a recent Network Computing blog arguing that SSD pricing is falling to hard-disk drive levels and putting HDDs on the road to obsolescence.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Hyperconvergence Hiccups
Frank Denneman, Technology Evangelist, PernixDataCommentary
Hypercoverged systems improve VM performance by using server flash for key storage functions, but have drawbacks. Separating storage performance from capacity overcomes these issues.
By Frank Denneman Technology Evangelist, PernixData,
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Network Automation: More Than Scripting
Dan Conde, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Automating rote network tasks isn't all script-driven. Network automation also can mean intelligent control and policy-based networking.
By Dan Conde Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Container Networking: Challenges & Requirements
Valentina Alaria, Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing, PLUMgridCommentary
The Docker networking model falls short in meeting enterprise requirements. Here are key considerations for container networking.
By Valentina Alaria Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing, PLUMgrid,
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SSD Prices In A Free Fall
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
With the prices of solid-state drives expected to reach parity with hard-disk drives next year, are HDDs doomed?
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Pros & Cons Of Technology Leadership
Doug Hazelman, Chief Evangelist, Veeam SoftwareCommentary
Being the first vendor to support a new platform or the top vendor based on revenue can be a good thing, but also carries risks.
By Doug Hazelman Chief Evangelist, Veeam Software,
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Obstacles Make Enterprise SDN Slow And Painful
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
At the Open Networking Summit, a panel of enterprise infrastructure leaders discussed the obstacles they face in adopting software-defined networking.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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The Long Road To Hybrid Cloud
Tim Brophy, Global Cloud Architect, Dimension DataCommentary
In order to reap the ROI benefits of a true hybrid cloud environment, CIOs must have a well-thought out cloud strategy to avoid pitfalls.
By Tim Brophy Global Cloud Architect, Dimension Data,
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Facebook Preaches Open Networks
Rick Merritt, SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE TimesNews
At the Open Networking Summit, Facebook's Omar Baldonado stresses the need for open network designs.
By Rick Merritt SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times,
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Cisco Certifications To Kickstart Your Career
Network Computing Editors,
Cisco certifications are some of the most prestigious in technology, encompassing far more than routing and switching. Find out which options can improve your resume and skill set.
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