11 Top Science & Technology Research Labs
Why Net Neutrality Matters For Big-Data Apps
IT Business Confidence Rises
IT Compliance Strategies For Mainframe Applications
Virtual Containers: 8 Basic Truths
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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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Mobile Internet Faces Big Obstacles
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Connecting 1.5 billion people in developing countries isn't easy, despite Facebook's efforts.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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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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Gaming Will Level Up The Network
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The latest release in the popular Call of Duty series shows how video games are branching out and demanding network improvements.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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High-Performance Multi-Vendor Ethernet Goodness At SC14
The Ethernet Alliance,  CommentaryVideo
John D'Ambrosia shows off the Ethernet Alliance's demonstration at SC14: a high-performance network combining 10 GbE, 40 GbE, and 100 GbE links and hardware from eight different member companies.
By The Ethernet Alliance ,
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Cisco Debuts Mobile Collaboration App For Businesses
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Cisco's 'Project Squared' features voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and document sharing for project teams of up to eight people. Here's a look at the features.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com,
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11 Top Science & Technology Research Labs
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
Research labs often work on some of the world's biggest problems, but also impact enterprise IT infrastructure. Check out these top research facilities and networks for technology innovation.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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Why Net Neutrality Matters For Big-Data Apps
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
New businesses like Uber and Tesla depend on big data analytics to provide cutting-edge services. They need a fast and free Internet to flourish.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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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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Will SATA Express Dethrone SAS?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Today's solid-state drives demand faster interfaces than what SAS and SATA can provide. SATA Express is on its way to becoming the next dominant storage interface.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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IT Business Confidence Rises
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
CompTIA study shows that IT executives are generally optimistic about the potential for growth, but still have plenty of concerns.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Virtual Containers: 8 Basic Truths
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
The buzz around virtual containers is inescapable. If all the talk of containers and Docker has you curious or confused, here are the essentials.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Enterprise Hybrid Drives: Who Manages The Flash?
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Solid-state hybrid drives designed for the enterprise seem like an attractive option for boosting performance, but they come with management challenges.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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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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OpenStack Adoption: Start Slow
Al Sadowski, Research Director, 451 Research, CommentaryVideo
Al Sadowski of 451 Research explains how vendors are making OpenStack easier for enterprises to consume, and the ways that IT professionals can approach the open-source cloud platform in a phased manner.
By Al Sadowski, Research Director, 451 Research ,
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Understanding IPv6: Solicited-Node Multicast In Action
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
In the last installment of her IPv6 series, Denise Fishburne explains how to find the MAC address associated with a Layer 3 IPv6 address.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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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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The IPv4 Sky Really Isn't Falling
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
The shortage of IPv4 addresses has more to do with misallocation than scarcity.
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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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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Unified Communications: Words Matter
Erika Van Noort, Director Consulting, North America, SoftchoiceCommentary
When it comes to UC, one word can make a huge difference. Calling your UC investment an initiative instead of a project increases your chances of success.
By Erika Van Noort Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice,
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