The concepts of software-defined networking and hybrid cloud challenge the traditional boundaries of the enterprise network. Nathan Pearce, Principal Technologist at F5 Networks, examines the ownership issues surrounding SDN and cloud, and who must be responsible for an inevitable outage.
You’re moving to the cloud, and you may think the hard part — the internal debates, politics, and budget calculating — is behind you. Unfortunately, most companies make some basic mistakes and assumptions that make their migration to the cloud significantly more difficult. Cloud expert Joe Masters Emison points them out so that you can avoid them.
Al Sadowski of 451 Research explains how vendors are making OpenStack easier for enterprises to consume, and the ways that IT professionals can approach the open-source cloud platform in a phased manner.
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.
At CeBIT 2014, Lindiwe Kwele, Deputy City Manager of Tshwane, South Africa, talks about Tshwane's determination and progress in building the Smart City Project. She thanks Huawei for the great help for the Smart City Development in Tshwane.
User collaboration is a way forward in how teams can collaborate productively and efficiently. Edwin Diender from Huawei's User Collaboration & Communication introduces its multimedia video conference suite and its flagship products that make it possible.
eLTE is a wireless communication system for critical communications scenarios, providing critical communications for fire departments, police, as well as maintenance staff. With eLTE, Huawei provides a very wide range of communication and dispatching functionality.
Virtualization and cloud solutions architect Bill Kleyman explains how changes in user computing are increasing the importance of the datacenter, making it the home base for all technology. The buzz may be all about the cloud, but it's the physical infrastructure that keeps all those clouds afloat.
Research: 2014 State of the Data CenterOur latest survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and good reason why resellers and vendors must fight to remain relevant. One thing's for sure: The data center is poised for a wild ride, and no one wants to be left behind.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.