SDN Education: 9 Ways To Learn
Fiber Networks & The New Digital Divide
The State Of Enterprise Backup
Why UC Implementations Fail
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This Week In 60 Seconds: Crypto Outcry, Compliance & More
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
Hot stories this week include saying 'No' to crypto backdoors for law enforcement, new roles for IT on Wall Street, and more.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop,
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Beware The Electro-Magnetic Data Center Threat
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
A data center strong enough to fend off solar storms or nuclear weapons could be the next requirement on your RFP.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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The Management Gap Between You and Cloud Apps
Patrick Carey, Vice President Product Management, ExopriseCommentary
Cloud management tools must evolve to truly support the distributed nature of cloud apps and services.
By Patrick Carey Vice President Product Management, Exoprise,
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SDN Education: 9 Ways To Learn
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Wondering how to get up to speed on software-defined networking? Here are some SDN training and certification programs plus other avenues for learning.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Where's The WAN Going?
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentaryVideo
Networking expert Greg Ferro explains how the wide area network must evolve to keep up with modern technology demands.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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The VVOLs Cometh
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The long-awaited VMware Virtual Volumes appear to be on track to arrive next year. The technology promises a leap forward in storage management by providing VM awareness to storage systems.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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EMC: Cisco's Out In The Cold, VCE Into The Fold
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The competition between Cisco, VMware, and EMC on the networking, cloud, and storage fronts heats up, with the joint venture VCE becoming an EMC business.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Why UC Implementations Fail
Erika Van Noort, Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice
Unified communications and collaboration projects fall flat when companies don't understand needs or consult with their employees. Get the facts and figures from Softchoice's UC study.
By Erika Van Noort Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice,
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Fiber Networks & The New Digital Divide
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
All-fiber networks provide virtually unlimited bandwidth, but fiber-to-the-home services aren't available in many areas, leaving many people without the high-speed broadband needed for today's applications.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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The State Of Enterprise Backup
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Backup is often called broken or otherwise denigrated, but our survey showed that it's alive and well. Here's a look at backup practices in the enterprise today.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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NFV Can Avoid Buying Network Bulk
Priya Natarajan, Senior Director of Market Development, CienaCommentary
Network functions virtualization allows service providers to deliver specialized capabilities that enterprise customers only pay for when needed.
By Priya Natarajan Senior Director of Market Development, Ciena,
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Learning Lessons Through Security Struggles
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
Why do we hear of new security breaches so frequently? Make sure your organization follows these best-practices and considers these important questions to protect itself.
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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Building Cloud Computing Skills
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
To succeed in the cloud computing era, IT pros need a wide array of skills. Cloud certifications are one way to acquire these skills, but you also must learn to think like a cloud architect.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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SDN Limitations
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Software-defined networking is touted as a panacea for data centers, but the combination of faster networking speeds and virtualization restricts what it can do.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Refocus The IT Budget On Growth
Alexei Porodzinsky, Software Quality Optimization, A1QACommentary
Planning next year's IT budget? Take smart steps to use IT strategically and help grow and transform your company's business.
By Alexei Porodzinsky Software Quality Optimization, A1QA,
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White-Box Switches: Beware Of Hidden Costs
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
White-box switches often include popular applications like monitoring, but buyers need to shop carefully. Additional features may cost extra.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery: Choose Wisely
Lynn LeBlanc, CEO, HotLinkCommentary
Disaster recovery and business continuity in the cloud is now a viable and affordable option for protecting data center resources -- but select your vendor with care.
By Lynn LeBlanc CEO, HotLink,
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Time For LUN To Die
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
In virtualized environments, managing storage with LUNs isn't practical. With the upcoming arrival of VMware Virtual Volumes, we can shift to VM-centric data services.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Reclaiming The Network Perimeter
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
The traditional network perimeter has vanished, but new architectures allow you to control security at the virtual machine or via cloud infrastructures.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Elements Of IoT
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
There's a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, but what about the technology it runs on? Here's a look at some of the infrastructure and networking components IT pros can expect to build out to support the IoT.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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