|August 2011: Supplemental Issue
| February 2010|
Objective, actionable information and real-world context are what Network Computing promises to bring to the IT industry
Virtualization promises to add flexibility to WAN optimization appliances and increase options in the cloud.Tread carefully, though, as the kinks get worked out.
Application delivery provides effective network performance for remote offices; virtualization cuts costs and boosts resiliency.
ConSentry's CS4024 is more than an Ethernet switch; it combines network access control, deep-packet inspection, and threat- and user-access control in one package.
Abaca's EPG 1000 is a good fit for small companies trying to stay ahead of spam and for large companies looking to virtualize.
Open standards are worth fighting for. The first step is a critical analysis of what's needed.
Best of the Web
VXLAN is an Experimental IETF draft of protocols to enable the creation of a large overlay, multi-tenant network.
: OpenFlow is poised to reach over-hyped status, yet there are practical, useful reasons for keeping an eye on Openflow. The biggest cloud players are involved and driving the feature creation.
Get a primer on the Openflow protocol and what it can do for networking.