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IT Monitoring & The Five Stages of Grief
Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
Organizations often exhibit a series of behaviors when they implement IT monitoring systems that makes life difficult for IT pros doing the monitoring.
By Leon Adato Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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5 Inevitable Trends That Could Cripple Your Network
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
In a recent report, Verizon and Forrester Research identified five technologies that will mean big changes for your network infrastructure. Consider yourself warned.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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HP Spearheads Open Source Network OS Initiative
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Linux-based OpenSwitch NOS is designed to provide data center networks with more flexibility.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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When Flash Storage Is Not Enough
Kieran Harty, CTO and Co-Founder, TintriCommentary
Flash storage seems like an easy way to solve storage performance problems in virtualized data centers, but hereís why using flash alone isnít sufficient.
By Kieran Harty CTO and Co-Founder, Tintri,
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White Boxes Going Mainstream
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
White-box servers from ODMs are making their way into the enterprise in a growing trend that has far-reaching ramifications for the data center.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Why Docker Is The Hottest Technology On The Block
CBT Nuggets, Commentary
We know you've heard about Docker. In this tutorial and video, we explain why it's so popular and exactly what the container technology entails.
By CBT Nuggets ,
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Cloud Computing Comes Of Age
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
The concept of shared computing has come a long way in a short time. This interactive timeline from Matillion Business Intelligence chronicles the evolution of the cloud, from the first stored program computer to a future filled with cloud-based services and applications.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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5 Elements Of The New Infrastructure Stack
Stuart Miniman, Principal Research Contributor, WikibonCommentary
Stu Miniman teams up with Brian Gracely to explain why containers, flash, hyperconvergence, OpenStack, and virtual SAN are so important for today's infrastructure.
By Stuart Miniman Principal Research Contributor, Wikibon,
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Flash Storage Pain Points: Uncovering The Truth
Christine Cignoli, Freelance Writer
Solid-state storage may be expensive, but it's becoming a compelling option in the face of increasing storage needs. We explain why and address the major misconceptions.
By Christine Cignoli Freelance Writer,
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Juniper Debuts Unite Architecture For Campus Networks
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
New network architecture includes campus fabric for EX9200 switches and security products.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Why You Should Adopt A Cloud-First Networking Strategy
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
The rise of hybrid cloud in the enterprise means that network engineers need to focus on enabling and supporting cloud in all its forms.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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ARIN IPv4 Address Supply Runs Out
Network Computing Editors, News
Pressure to deploy IPv6 heats up with the depletion of ARIN's IPv4 free pool.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Dell Adds New Campus & Data Center Networking Products
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Dell aims to simplify campus networking with new architecture and builds on its open networking strategy with new data center switch.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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VMware Builds On Its Software-Defined Data Center Vision
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
While VMworld 2015 didn't feature big VMware storage news, the conference showcased the vendor's broader strategy.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Cisco VIRL: More Than A Certification Study Lab
Anthony Mattke, Senior Network EngineerCommentary
Cisco's Virtual Internet Routing Lab provides students and experienced networking pros with a tool to build network topologies. Here's what to expect in terms of capabilities and limitations.
By Anthony Mattke Senior Network Engineer,
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DevOps, Hybrid Cloud & Sandboxes
Joan Wrabetz, Chief Technology Officer, QualiSystemsCommentary
With devops and hybrid cloud gaining traction in the enterprise, sandboxes give IT pros a safe way to build and test applications in both on-premise and public cloud environments.
By Joan Wrabetz Chief Technology Officer, QualiSystems,
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What Software-Defined Storage Really Is
Chris M Evans,  IT consultantCommentary
True software-defined storage is more than just virtualization and commodity hardware.
By Chris M Evans IT consultant,
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3 Key WAN Architecture Considerations
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
New WAN architectures offer network teams options for dynamic load balancing and policy-based networking, but can complicate troubleshooting.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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The Case For Change Tolerance In IT
John Villasenor, Vice President of Worldwide Technical ServicesCommentary
Change is considered dangerous in IT, but IT teams must become more flexible and dynamic to keep up with today's business environment.
By John Villasenor Vice President of Worldwide Technical Services,
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Why Hyperconvergence Needs Networking
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
Hyperconverged systems are attractive alternatives for the data center, but the hot trend may fizzle out if vendors don't incorporate networking into the mix.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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