How OpenFlow Changes Networking
OpenFlow is a new standard made for virtualized server environments. It is a software-defined way of controlling network traffic, completely changing their architecture. BigSwitch, one of the early players, shows us at the Valley View Whiteboard.
Box.net CEO Aaron Levie Takes On Microsoft
Box.net aims not just to provide storage in the cloud, but to change the way documents are managed and shared, and the very way companies collaborate. The company's feisty CEO demos some collaboration features and dishes on Microsoft.
VA Plans Cloud Telephony Pilot
Department of Veterans Affairs solicits information to transform its telephone infrastructure to a voice-as-a-service platform.
Will RAID Die In 2012?
The time it takes to rebuild a RAID-protected volume makes it unwieldy with today's high-capacity drives.
10 IT Shifts In 2012: Exclusive Research
Put predictions aside: InformationWeek Research yields hard data about what's up (analytics) and down (Windows Mobile) in 2012. Take a look at your peers' IT plans.
Citrix Receiver One Answer to BYOD
Desktop virtualization tools like Citrix Receiver give employee-owned iOS and Android devices access to Microsoft Office apps and data.
Move Data Closer To Apps
The future of location-based storage tiering will be dependent on vendors being able to orchestrate movement of active data closer to the application.
Data Tiering By Storage Location
Tiering systems in the future will move data within storage systems, to different storage systems, and even into the server hosting the application.
Top 10 Government IT Flops Of 2011
Alongside success in many areas, government IT deployments suffered security snafus, fraud fiascoes, budget breakdowns, and more over the past year.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
Google In 2012: 10 Predictions
The year to come will see Google circling its wagons to defend its search business and pressing its advantage through Chrome and Android.
5 Worst Cloud Washers Of 2011
Want to be a cloud vendor? Just rename your existing product, after a few tweaks. Check out our list of 2011's top offenders.
Will Solid-State Storage Kill Tiering?
Even when solid-state storage dominates the data center, mechanical storage and tape will still have a major role to play in your storage infrastructure.
HP-Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Eyes Regulated Enterprises
HP-Microsoft alliance lets CIOs use a hybrid approach, including private cloud with security and service levels strong enough for highly-regulated industries. Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync services are part of the offering.
HP Bundles Box's Cloud
Enterprise PC buyers can now get cloud storage and collaboration services with their HP computers.