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Guide To Server Virtualization
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
New to server virtualization or need a refresher course? This overview explains the technology that has changed the lives of IT admins and CFOs.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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New CPU Architectures Promise Performance Boost
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Intel and others are developing chip structures that aim to unlock memory bottlenecks and improve interconnect capabilities.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cisco Ships APIC Controller, Reveals ACI Pricing
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The key piece of Cisco's ACI strategy will ship July 31, along with new ACI starter kits. The company also made the ACI price list public.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
Fall IT conferences and trade shows are right around the corner. Browse these events focused on networking, cloud, data centers, and storage, and start planning for a fantastic fall.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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25 GbE: A Big Deal That Will Arrive
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
Why all the hubbub about 25 Gigabit Ethernet? It allows the biggest jump in data center Ethernet performance for the smallest jump in price. That's why.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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Have You Hugged Your Sysadmin Today?
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Celebrate System Administrator Appreciation Day by showing some gratitude toward the IT pros who do it all.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Guide To IaaS Cloud Provider Performance
Joe Masters  Emison, CTO, BuildFaxEducation
Choosing an Infrastructure-as-a-service cloud provider? Use these benchmarks to compare AWS, Google, Azure, Rackspace, and more.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax,
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Where Is Your Cloud?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
Depending on its location, a cloud data center may be at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Be sure to weigh the risks of the physical location of your data.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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10 Handy WiFi Troubleshooting Tools
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
If you need help troubleshooting your wireless networks, here are 10 tools that can help uncover WiFi problems. Bonus: Some are free!
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Guide: The Open Compute Project and Your Data Center
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
Facebook's Open Compute Project has been developing designs and concepts for servers, switches, and other data center technologies. But how and when will those designs migrate to the typical enterprise?
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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8 Gotchas Of Technology Contracting
Craig Auge, Partner, Vorys
IT projects often involve multiple legal contracts for technology and services. Avoid these "gotchas" to ensure smooth agreements and relationships.
By Craig Auge Partner, Vorys,
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Cisco NX-OS: Facts & Features
Cisco Press, Publishing AllianceEducation
Learn the basics of NS-OX in this book excerpt on Cisco's operating system for Nexus data center switching.
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, and Matthew McPherson ,
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Why Facebook Wedge Is Revolutionary
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
The social networking giant's open TOR switch is a big step forward for white-box switches and a ground-breaking platform for application networking.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Cage Nuts: The Ultimate Guide
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Here's everything you need to know about those annoying little cage nuts you wrestle with when filling a server rack. Learn how they're different from clip nuts, and get installation and removal tips.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Data Center Efficiency Via The Cloud
Lance Bishop, Director of Professional Services, Schneider ElectricCommentary
Organizations looking to improve their data center efficiency and cut costs can reap benefits by transitioning to a cloud computing model.
By Lance Bishop Director of Professional Services, Schneider Electric,
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Cellular In The Enterprise Data Center
Tony Merenda, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, OpengearCommentary
Cellular connectivity is growing fast in the data center as a more cost-effective alternative to POTS lines, but it's not without its challenges.
By Tony Merenda Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Opengear,
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The Rise Of The Cloud Administrator
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
With the roles of the sysadmin and network admin merging as cloud infrastructure grows, what toolsets will prevail?
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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Stand-Alone SSD Vendors: A Vanishing Breed
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
With SanDisk's acquisition of Fusion-io, the SSD market continues on a rapid pace of consolidation that doesn't leave much room for stand-alone vendors.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Network Device Management, Part 4: Topology Control
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectEducation
Maintaining control and enforcement around network devices pays off in network stability. Here are some ways to get it done.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
With the growing software-defined networking trend, networking pros are under pressure to learn some coding. Here are a dozen programming languages worth checking out.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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