Welcome To The New Network Computing
VMware's VSAN Benchmarks: Under The Hood
SDN: Waiting For The Trickle-Down Effect
The Ideal Physical Network
IT Certification Exam Success In 4 Steps
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Infrastructure Challenge: Build Your Community
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Network Computing provides the platform; help us make it your community.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Edge Devices Are The Brains Of The Network
Orhan Ergun, Network ArchitectCommentary
In any type of network, the edge is where all the action takes place. Think of the edge as the brains of the network, while the core is just the dumb muscle.
By Orhan Ergun Network Architect,
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The Upside Of The Software-Defined Datacenter
Ivan Pepelnjak, Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data CommunicationsCommentaryVideo
Ivan Pepelnjak explains one of the benefits of a well crafted datacenter network.
By Ivan Pepelnjak Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data Communications,
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The Wireless Perfect Storm
Lee Badman, CommentaryVideo
The way data is consumed and delivered continues to change rapidly, causing technology shifts on every front that have dramatic effects on wireless networks. Lee Badman, network engineer and wireless technical lead for Syracuse University, explains where WiFi is headed in light of the combined complexity of factors like software-defined networks, 802.11ac, and LTE.
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The Ideal Physical Network
Martin Casado, CommentaryVideo
Martin Casado describes how he envisions the most functional physical network, using the model of a chassis switch and backplane.
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Google Project Tango Helps NASA Robots Fly
Kevin Fogarty, Technology WriterNews
Google's experimental, 3D-navigating Project Tango will form the brains of NASA's SPHERES robots.
By Kevin Fogarty Technology Writer,
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Fight Software Piracy With SaaS
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
SaaS makes application deployment easy and effective. It could eliminate software piracy once and for all.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Big Switch, Avaya, IBM, VMware: SDN Strategies
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Part 4 in our series comparing vendors' SDN approaches.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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SDN: Waiting For The Trickle-Down Effect
Bob McCouch, Commentary
Like server virtualization and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SDN will eventually become a technology that small and midsized enterprises can use. But it's going to require some new packaging.
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VMware's VSAN Benchmarks: Under The Hood
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
VMware touted flashy numbers in recently published performance benchmarks, but a closer examination of its VSAN testing shows why customers shouldn't expect the same results with their real-world applications.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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IT Certification Exam Success In 4 Steps
Amy Arnold, CCNP/DP/VoiceCommentary
There are no shortcuts to obtaining passing scores, but focusing on key fundamentals of proper study and preparation will help you master the art of certification.
By Amy Arnold CCNP/DP/Voice,
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Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Tony Kontzer,
Working in IT infrastructure means a whole lot more than hardware these days. Boost your career with these hot certifications on virtualization, cloud, security, and more.
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Welcome To The New Network Computing
Network Computing, CommentaryVideo
Find out why Network Computing is the place where IT infrastructure professionals gather to interact, share, and connect with their peers.
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Building an Information Security Policy Part 4: Addresses and Identifiers
Natalie Timms, Commentary
Proper traffic identification through techniques such as IP addressing and VLANs are the foundation of a secure network.
By Natalie Timms ,
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Scale-Out Storage Has Limits
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
Disk may scale as your storage needs increase, but what do you do when your datacenter is maxed out?
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland,
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Heartbleed Flaw Exploited In VPN Attack
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Security researchers report attack on an enterprise that used the OpenSSL vulnerability to steal VPN session tokens and evade two-factor authentication.
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SDN Strategies Part 4: Big Switch, Avaya, IBM,VMware
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
This series on SDN products concludes with a look at Big Switch's updated SDN strategy, VMware NSX, IBM's hybrid approach, and Avaya's focus on virtual network services.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent: SDN Strategies
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Part 3 in our series comparing vendors' SDN approaches.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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All-Flash Arrays: The VDI Solution?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The huge performance provided by all-flash arrays is a boon for virtual desktop infrastructure, but don't be fooled by unrealistic calculations.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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SDN Strategies Part 3: Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
In the third part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I discuss Juniper's network overlay approach and three other vendor strategies for tackling software-defined networking.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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