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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.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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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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10 Tools For DevOps Success
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Check out these automation and collaboration tools that help infrastructure pros work with developers.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Your Next Storage Purchase: 5 Considerations
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure StorageCommentary
Selecting the right storage array can future proof your data center. Here are five factors to keep in mind as you evaluate storage systems.
By Vaughn Stewart Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure Storage,
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SDN: Learn From The Big Boys
Scott Hoot, President & CEO, Sage Electronic EngineeringCommentary
Companies like Facebook and Google developed their own cutting-edge datacenter technology. If they also use open source SDN, shouldn't you?
By Scott Hoot President & CEO, Sage Electronic Engineering,
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Network Security Must Focus On Incident Response
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill LawNews
Enterprise security strategies need to plan for the inevitable data breach, security experts say.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law,
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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RAID Redefined
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
As storage vendors try to distance themselves from RAID as new storage technologies reveal shortcomings with the data protection system, it's time to adopt a new definition for RAID.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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100 Gbps Headed For The Data Center
Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, MellanoxCommentary
Growing demand for increased bandwidth in the data center will speed adoption of fast 100 gigabit-per-second interconnects.
By Gilad Shainer Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox,
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Are Converged Systems Right for You?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Converged infrastructure streamlines integration and provides better TCO than traditional systems.`However, more economic and flexible converged solutions may be on the horizon.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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IT Compliance Strategies For Mainframe Applications
Andrew Wickett, Director of Professional Services & Architecture, North America for Micro FocusCommentary
Organizations face a host of challenges when updating their core mainframe applications for compliance. Here are some ways to reduce IT compliance costs.
By Andrew Wickett Director of Professional Services & Architecture, North America for Micro Focus,
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Software-Defined Storage: A Reality Check
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
The hype around software-defined storage has focused on leveraging commodity hardware, which obscures many of the technology's real benefits.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Big Data: A Backup Nightmare?
Doug Hazelman, Chief Evangelist, Veeam SoftwareCommentary
Big data presents data protection challenges, but an enterprise can avoid problems by putting a priority on availability and making sure the data center is updated to modern standards.
By Doug Hazelman Chief Evangelist, Veeam Software,
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Why IoT Security & Privacy Are Critical
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Security and privacy concerns about smart meters and other Internet of Things deployments must be addressed in order for the IoT to succeed.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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