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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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Randy Bias Helps You Harness The Cloud
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Join us on Thursday, July 10, to discuss cloud infrastructure with Randy Bias, one of cloud computing and OpenStack's most vocal advocates.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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New Storage Platforms: What's the Difference?
Shahbaz Ali, CEO, TarminCommentary
Find out whether object, software-defined, or data-defined storage is the right platform to support your company's big data analytics initiative.
By Shahbaz Ali CEO, Tarmin,
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Guide: NVMe Promises Speed, SSD Optimization
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
An emerging storage interface, NVMe, is ready to ride along with the SSD adoption wave, and maybe give it a little performance boost along the way.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
If you're looking for a good book to take on your summer vacation, we've got 12 recommendations, including technical guides to brush up on your skills and just-for-fun reads.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Why Ethernet Switch Sales Will Continue To Fall
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
Sales of Ethernet switches will continue to slump as customers wait for SDN and as virtualization and public cloud adoption reduces Ethernet port requirements.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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The Evolution Of The All-Flash Array
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Vendors are adding data deduplication and other features to their all-flash arrays, making the storage systems more than just speed demons.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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