Network Computing and Byte & Switch are joining forces to bring you all the relevant news, views, reviews, and how-to's "For IT, By IT". It's no secret that storage and data and networking are merging--both the technologies and the administrative teams are aligning. We are keeping abreast with that change by bringing the best network and storage coverage under one name.
For our loyal Byte & Switch visitors, you can still expect news coverage of the storage industry that you have relied on in the past. Our storage focused coverage will be in the Backup & Recovery channel focusing on backup software and services, Servers & Storage channel which focuses on server and storage hardware and the Storage & Management channel which focuses on storage management software, storage features, and storage networking. There are RSS feeds for each channel, so if you want to continue just getting storage content, you can get them there. We will continue to feed storage related content through our Byte & Switch Twitter account as well. All the bloggers you have come to love, and love to hate, are going to continue with Network Computing.
Network Computing expands our coverage both in breadth by covering data centers, networking and network management, unified communications, virtualization, WAN optimization, and wireless networking. New technologies such as 10 GB networking and virtualization as well as organizational changes such as growth in remote offices and remote users are providing new challenges requiring new solutions. Network Computing is also expanding its coverage in depth. Network Computing is known for unbiased in-depth technical reviews, explanations, and how-to's. The re-launch of our first digital issue in over two years and now the web site fills a need for technical material that doesn't fit traditional outlets. Our tag line, "For IT, By IT," was coined because our contributors are, or were, in IT. They understand the issues IT faces because they have faced them too. That's what makes Network Computing different.
In the future, you will see more product reviews and analyses. We will deliver them through our digital issues, on Network Computing, and through video. We have some pretty cool content lined up on wireless, cloud computing, data center design, and cutting edge server platforms. We are also developing case studies that highlight practical solutions to common and not so common problems that organizations face every day.
That's why we brought Network Computing and Byte & Switch together. Arbitrarily separating IT from storage no longer makes sense. The two fields complement each other like oil and vinegar. What better way to make that statement than to bring back a respected magazine like Network Computing combined with leading storage coverage?