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Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
Art Wittmann, Commentary
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
By Art Wittmann ,
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The Rise Of White-Box Storage
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Low-cost, generic storage based on original design manufacturer boxes is gaining ground in the storage industry.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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IT Hiring: Social Media Matters
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
A survey by TEKsystems shows that both IT pros and those in charge of IT hiring rely heavily on LinkedIn and other social media to find and screen each other.
By Marcia Savage ,
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Cloud Storage: How To Pick A Provider
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
When it comes to enterprise cloud storage, there's no shortage of providers. Here's what you need to consider in order to make the right choice.
By Crystal Bedell ,
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Cloud Storage Security: AWS Vs. Azure
Anna Andreeva, security quality assurance engineer, A1QACommentary
Security remains the biggest concern facing cloud storage adoption. Here we look at the security details of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, two cloud storage heavyweights.
By Anna Andreeva security quality assurance engineer, A1QA,
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VMware Launches Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Virtualization giant teams with hardware partners on EVO: RAIL, an integrated device targeting virtual desktop infrastructure, branch offices, and virtual private clouds.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 2: Conquer The Enemy Within
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman offers advice about SDN implementation based on his own company's experience with SDN components and protocols.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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Confessions Of A VMworld Virgin
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
I'm heading to WMworld for the first time, and relying on a schedule filled with smart people and intriguing activities to keep me on track.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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3 Ways Hybrid Cloud Is Going Mainstream
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
Here's a look at three trends that are making it easier for organizations to migrate to a hybrid cloud platform.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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Wanted: Cloud Brokers
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NCCommentary
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC,
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Why Large Data Centers Need Overlay Networks
Cisco Press, Publishing AllianceEducation
If your data center requires massive scale, then overlay networking makes the most sense, according to this chapter excerpt.
By Cisco Press Publishing Alliance,
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Aspiring To Smarter Storage
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Startup DataGravity has developed a unified storage system that provides data-aware services such as full text indexing and file system auditing.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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IT Certification's Top 10 Benefits
Global Knowledge, Global Knowledge
IT certification and training can help you advance in your career, strengthen your IT skills, and provide your employer with a more qualified and dedicated staff.
By Global Knowledge Global Knowledge,
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Rethinking Data Center Design
Nicholas Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom CorporationCommentary
With the skyrocketing number of connected devices and data processing requirements, data center operators are migrating to a new open architecture that's focused on virtualization.
By Nicholas Ilyadis Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation,
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IoT: Out Of The Cloud & Into The Fog
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
Cloud computing architectures won't be able to handle the communication demands of the Internet of Things. The future is in fog computing.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Flash Is Overkill For VDI
Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Nexenta SystemsCommentary
All flash makes fast storage, but at a high cost. Listen to your users, and provide a hybrid array combined with software for a better VDI experience.
By Michael Letschin Director of Product Management, Nexenta Systems,
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What's Next For Flash?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Today's 2D flash is near its limit. The industry is evolving to 3D flash and developing storage technologies that promise to be faster and denser.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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SDN, WiFi & The Microsoft Lync Connection
Lee Badman, Commentary
WiFi vendors like Aruba Networks are using the Lync SDN API as a launch pad for their foray into software-defined networking.
By Lee Badman ,
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The Headaches Of Multiple Cloud Services
Arthur Chang, CEO, PanTerra NetworksCommentary
IT professionals and users alike understand the benefits of cloud services. However, migrating several IT services to the cloud can create more pain than you might expect.
By Arthur Chang CEO, PanTerra Networks,
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Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com,
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