Understanding IPv6: The Journey Begins
The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
Why Ethernet Switch Sales Will Continue To Fall
IoT: How Ready Is Your Infrastructure?
12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn
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Cellular In The Enterprise Datacenter
Tony Merenda, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, OpengearCommentary
Cellular connectivity is growing fast in the datacenter 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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RAID Vs. Erasure Coding
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Erasure coding offers better data protection than RAID, but at a price.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Data Backup: Beyond Band-Aids
Tony Kontzer, News
With the deluge of data, organizations need to focus their data protection efforts on comprehensive data footprint reduction, not just deploying technologies like deduplication.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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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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UC Adoption In The Enterprise
Scott Kinka, CTO, Evolve IPCommentary
A recent survey shows that unified communications is growing in the enterprise, despite many IT pros' lack of familiarity with the term.
By Scott Kinka CTO, Evolve IP,
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IoT: The Network Impact
P.G. Menon, Director, Technology Strategy for Datacenter Networking, BrocadeCommentary
The Internet of Things will require a network that can handle increased demand for data analytics, agility, and security.
By P.G. Menon Director, Technology Strategy for Datacenter Networking, Brocade,
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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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Understanding IPv6: The Journey Begins
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Why is IPv6 so difficult to understand? Denise Fishburne explains how she began unraveling this complex topic.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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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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Code Spaces: A Lesson In Cloud Backup
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The SaaS provider is out of business after an AWS security breach, underscoring the need for proper cloud storage backup.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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SDN Makes Inroads Into WiFi
Lee Badman, Commentary
Software-defined networking is beginning to show up in the WLAN world with SDN-related developments from Meru, Extreme, and others.
By Lee Badman ,
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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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Network Device Management, Part 3: Time Syncing & Stamping
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
An area that's often overlooked in managing network devices is time management. Follow these tips for effective network device time synchronization and timestamps.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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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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Overcoming Application Performance Issues
Anthony Hill, Director of IT, Orangefield ColumbusCommentary
Growth at financial-services firm Orangefield Columbus had led to degraded storage performance and reduced service levels. Here's how it tackled the problem.
By Anthony Hill Director of IT, Orangefield Columbus,
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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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