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4 NFV Myths Debunked
Mitch Auster, Senior Director, Technology Office, CienaCommentary
Network functions virtualization has spawned a number of misconceptions about what it is and how it works. Here's a reality check.
By Mitch Auster Senior Director, Technology Office, Ciena,
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IT Monitoring Scalability Planning: 3 Roadblocks
Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
Planning for growth is key to effective IT monitoring, but it can be stymied by certain mindsets. Here's how to overcome them.
By Leon Adato Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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Free And Open SDN From Brocade
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The Brocade Vyatta SDN Controller is free to download for a year, but the open nature of the product may be more attractive than the price.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Network Segmentation & SD-WAN
Khalid Raza, CTO, ViptelaCommentary
The Target breach highlighted the need to segment networks and isolate traffic. Adding software-defined networking capabilities to the WAN can help.
By Khalid Raza CTO, Viptela,
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Your Network's Next Step: Cisco ACI Or VMware NSX
Joe Onisick, Principal Engineer, Marketing, Cisco INSBUCommentary
When it comes to SDN, Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure and VMware's NSX are often discussed interchangeably, but they are really very different. Joe Onisick explains how they compare and can even work together.
By Joe Onisick Principal Engineer, Marketing, Cisco INSBU,
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DevOps & Diverse Infrastructure
Alex Henthorn-Iwane, QualiSystems Vice President of MarketingCommentary
Don't let complex IT environments with a lot of non-virtualized infrastructure stop you from developing a DevOps practice.
By Alex Henthorn-Iwane QualiSystems Vice President of Marketing,
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10 SDN Startups On The Cutting Edge
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Small companies flush with VC money have led the way in software-defined networking. Here are 10 of the hottest startups in the SDN space.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Challenges Facing The Software-Defined Data Center
Jesse St. Laurent, Vice President of Product Strategy, SimpliVityCommentary
Virtualization has disrupted the data center, but IT must overcome several hurdles before it can move to the next level.
By Jesse St. Laurent Vice President of Product Strategy, SimpliVity,
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Delivering Application Environments: An Evolution
Eric Schrock,  VP Engineering, DelphixCommentary
Docker is the latest technology to reduce the cost of making an application environment available to developers and other users.
By Eric Schrock VP Engineering, Delphix,
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Should Your Cloud Go Open Compute?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Facebook's open data center designs offer efficiency and flexibility, but should your enterprise follow the Open Compute Project model? Here are some pros and cons.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Scaling Servers: A Cost Breakdown
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Software costs add up quickly in today's virtualized datacenters. Does it make more sense to buy a few big servers or a bunch of little ones? I compare the costs.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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What's In Your Database?
Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
Data breaches will continue until we create a deeper appreciation for business data and guard it as closely as our own wallets. Here are some steps in the right direction.
By Thomas LaRock Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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Stateless Security In The Data Center: A Hybrid Approach
Mason Harris, Technical Solutions Architect, CiscoCommentary
In today's data centers, firewalls and other stateful security controls can be less effective than stateless controls or a hybrid approach combining both.
By Mason Harris Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco,
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Don't Leave Your Data In The Dark
John Joseph, President & Co-Founder, DataGravityCommentary
Piles of unstructured data are worse than useless; they pose serious security and privacy risks. John Joseph offers three steps to bring your data storage strategy into the light.
By John Joseph President & Co-Founder, DataGravity,
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Network Switches: The Most Popular Models Compared
Network Computing Editors,
We compared the most popular stackable switches on the market today in a feature-by-feature report. See how models from Cisco, HP, Dell, and Extreme stack up.
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Transforming With Containers: Real-World Challenges
Scott S. Lowe, Engineering ArchitectCommentary
All the enthusiasm over Docker and containers is missing some important factors enterprises should know about. Learn from Shopify's containerization implementation.
By Scott S. Lowe Engineering Architect,
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Networking 2014: Industry Highlights And Lowlights
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
From ACI and NSX to Hydrogen and white-box switches, the networking industry was anything but dull this year. Here are some of the memorable moments.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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5 Reasons IT Projects Fail
Azmi Jafarey, Chief Information Officer, IpswitchCommentary
From focusing on cool technology to jumping in too soon, there are common mistakes that IT teams make that doom IT projects.
By Azmi Jafarey Chief Information Officer, Ipswitch,
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Cisco Sues Arista, Claims Patent Infringement
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The networking giant alleges that a rival stole intellectual property and copied CLI commands.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Holiday Gift Guide For Networking Nerds
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Don't know what to get for that office holiday gift exchange? We've got plenty of gadgets and other gift ideas that are sure to please your fellow networking pros.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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