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The Evolving WAN Architecture
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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Cisco Drops Invicta All-Flash Storage Arrays
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cisco's troubled venture into storage with its 2013 acquisition of Whiptail ends.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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9 SDN Starter Kits And Freebies
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Looking to try your hand at software-defined networking, but don't know where to begin? Here are some options.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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How SSDs Can Reduce Server Costs
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Swapping out hard-disk drives for solid-state drives boosts server performance and reduces the need to buy new servers.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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SD-WAN: The Killer App For Enterprise SDN?
Dan Conde, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Software-defined WAN technologies promise to help enterprises modernize their WANs by combining classic WAN technologies with SDN capabilities.
By Dan Conde Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Re-Architecting Data Centers For The Data Explosion
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
Part two of this series looks at the shift to a new data center architecture and the role of networking technologies such as InfiniBand and RoCE.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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Google Donates Kubernetes To New Foundation
Network Computing Editors, News
Internet giant teams with more than a dozen IT companies on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which will manage development of the Kubernetes container orchestration system.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Ensuring IT Project Success
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing AuthorCommentary
Two simple questions can help keep IT projects on track by spotting issues and addressing them early on.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author,
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6 Methods To Cut Data Storage Costs
Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO & Co-Founder, ClearSky Data
If your enterprise is struggling with spiraling storage, simply buying more capacity isn't the answer. Listen to your data and follow these guidelines.
By Lazarus Vekiarides CTO & Co-Founder, ClearSky Data,
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DevOps Gaining Traction In The Enterprise
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Enterprises have a harder time implementing DevOps than nimbler web-scale companies, but are finding ways to overcome the challenges, experts say.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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The Enterprise Data Center: Not Dead Yet
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
451 Research study finds that majority of enterprises rely on their own infrastructure and continue to invest in it as they look to the cloud.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Open Data Center Alliance Defines Open Cloud
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Industry group aims to cut through the confusion caused by overuse of the word "open" with paper explaining what it means by open cloud.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Putting The Data Back Into The Data Center
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
Data centers are shifting away from a compute-centric to a data-centric architecture in order to deal with the massive deluge of data.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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Software-Defined Storage Vendors Leading The Pack
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
There's a lot of buzz about software-defined storage, but the market is just emerging. We pick five vendors that are leading the space.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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3 Ways To Enable Hybrid Cloud
Colm Keegan, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
As organizations continue to adopt cloud services, IT teams can make themselves valuable by facilitating the move towards a hybrid cloud model.
By Colm Keegan Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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4 Keys To A Data Security Strategy
Paula Long, CEO & Co-Founder, DataGravityCommentary
Organizations must prepare for the inevitable security breach and focus on protecting sensitive corporate data. Here are some ideas to build on.
By Paula Long CEO & Co-Founder, DataGravity,
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SDN Aligns With DevOps
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
Software-defined networking has become a subset of DevOps by focusing on meeting the scalability and efficiency requirements of the application economy.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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4 Steps To Prevent Infrastructure Outages
John Miecielica, Director of Product Management, TeamQuestCommentary
Organizations today can't afford any ecommerce downtime. Here's how to avoid customer-service disasters.
By John Miecielica Director of Product Management, TeamQuest,
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Network Analytics: Beyond Log Files
Natalie Timms, Commentary
Log files only tell you so much. Here is an overview of common network analytics methods used to provide security breach detection as well as business planning guidance.
By Natalie Timms ,
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Virtualization Administrator: 6 Key Skills
Kong Yang, Head Geek and Sr. Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
If you're trying to get up to speed on virtualization technology, here are six areas to focus on to accelerate your journey.
By Kong Yang Head Geek and Sr. Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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