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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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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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