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Big Data Deployment Models: Open Vs. Proprietary
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Open source data platforms like Hadoop, Cassandra, and MongoDB are core to the big data market, but vendors supporting the platforms are winning over enterprises with proprietary tools.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Docker Orchestration Tools: The New Options
Scott S. Lowe, Engineering ArchitectCommentary
What are Docker Machine and Docker Swarm and how can they impact your use of the container technology? Scott Lowe explains.
By Scott S. Lowe Engineering Architect,
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SDN Shows Promise For Security
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Improved security is emerging as a major reason for adopting software-defined networking, but concerns about potential SDN risks persist.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Enterprise Technology Trickle Down
Doug Hazelman, Chief Evangelist, Veeam SoftwareCommentary
Most IT hardware starts with enterprise adoption and makes its way slowly to the SMB. Does software follow the same path?
By Doug Hazelman Chief Evangelist, Veeam Software,
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SDN: An Enabler For NFV
Nicholas Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom CorporationCommentary
Software-defined networking and NFV can be used independently, but SDN makes it much easier to implement and manage NFV.
By Nicholas Ilyadis Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation,
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Nanosecond Storage Performance Latencies? Get Ready
Frank Denneman, Technology Evangelist, PernixDataCommentary
Predictable and persistent microsecond storage performance will usher in new possibilities in application development and capabilities in the data center.
By Frank Denneman Technology Evangelist, PernixData,
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10 Hyperconvergence Trendsetters
Network Computing and Interop, Author
Converged infrastructure is so last year; hyperconvergence is all the rage now. Here are 10 vendors that are leading the hyperconverged trend.
By Network Computing and Interop Author,
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Juniper Regroups, Debuts New Spine Switches & Silicon
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
After a tough year, the networking company launches a barrage of new hardware and software.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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3 Active-Active Data Center Myths
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
Operating two data centers at the same time to support customers sounds great, but Ethan Banks offers a dose of reality about the data center design.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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SDN Controller Handbook
Network Computing Editors, Education
This guide to SDN controllers describes the options available via open source software, traditional networking vendors and SDN startups, and how they differ.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Big Data Deployment Trends
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey shows a diversity of IT infrastructure choices for big data.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Cisco Launches Free Tail-f Software
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
With free version of Tail-f's software supporting the NETCONF protocol, Cisco says it's committed to promoting open standards for network programmability.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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The Rise Of The Cloud WAN
Scott Raynovich, Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno ReportCommentary
The trend of pushing WAN functionality into the cloud -- software-defined WAN -- is gaining steam as enterprises look to reduce WAN complexity and lower costs.
By Scott Raynovich Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno Report,
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Facebook Unveils Open Modular Switch
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Dubbed "6-pack," Facebook's new switch platform is designed to allow the social networking giant to build any size switch using common building blocks.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Cloud Migration: Managing Execution
Ryan Pelerin, Founding partner and COO, WSM InternationalCommentary
The third part of this series on moving workloads to the cloud provides guidance for executing the migration, including load testing and security reviews.
By Ryan Pelerin Founding partner and COO, WSM International,
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Copper Vs. Fiber: What's Best In The Next-Gen Data Center?
Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, MellanoxCommentary
Copper cables can provide better performance, reliability and efficiency than fiber cables for organizations under pressure to improve their data center deployments.
By Gilad Shainer Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox,
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Guide To Virtualization Hypervisors
Network Computing Editors,
IT organizations are using multiple hypervisors, so understanding the specifics of the big players like Hyper-V and vSphere ESXi will help your virtual environment perform at its best.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Big Data Deployment: Finding The Best Model
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
What's the best IT infrastructure for big data? Here are some of the fundamental choices to consider.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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All EVO:RAIL Appliances Are Not Created Equal
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The arrival of EMC's VSPEX Blue hyper-converged appliance highlights the differences between products jockeying for attention in the growing collection of those based on VMware's EVO:RAIL.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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OpenStack: Driving The Software-Defined Economy
Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director, OpenStack FoundationCommentary
OpenStack is only one example of the new era of software currently disrupting our established industries.
By Jonathan Bryce Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation,
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