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Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
SDN Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Build Cost Examined
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Samsung calls early sales brisk for new smartphone, which costs $256 to build. By comparison, 32-GB iPhone 5s costs Apple $207 to manufacture.
Data Protection In Internet Of Things Era
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
The Internet of Things brings an explosion of data, along with security and privacy concerns. We need IoT rules of the road.
DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Andi Mann, author and VP at CA Technologies, says DevOps is a horrible term but a necessary IT culture change.
Heartbleed: Making The Case For SDN
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Software-defined networking technology could help protect against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed. It's time to develop a more mature SDN option.
Can IBM Sell Mainframe As Cloud Rock Star?
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
On the mainframe's 50th birthday, IBM positions it as the still young Enterprise Cloud System, capable of running 6,000 Linux workloads.
Internet Of Things Goes Home
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
The "connected home" is becoming a reality thanks to improved broadband networks and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of how our homes are getting smarter.
Commodity Switches Test Cisco's Mettle
Commentary  |  4/8/2014  | 
Long the networking giant, Cisco now faces threats from all sides in the form of open-source options produced by vendors including Arista, Cumulus, and Pica8.
VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
The true benefits from network virtualization come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about vendors' SDN products, according to the CTO.
Bluetooth Wants Its Bite Of Big Data
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Bluetooth's low-energy implementation makes the ubiquitous wireless technology ideal for the Internet of Things' data-swapping ways, says Bluetooth backer.
Cisco CIO Talks SDN, OpenStack & IT Challenges
Commentary  |  4/8/2014  | 
Rebecca Jacoby spoke with editors at Interop about Cisco’s internal IT operations, including ACI adoption and the appeal of OpenStack.
Will SDN Leave Network Engineers Jobless?
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Software-defined networking will shake up the network engineer career path, so plan now to broaden your skills, an Interop panel of experts advised.
Microsoft Woos Developers At Build
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Does a barrage of Azure announcements indicate that Microsoft may finally be shifting away from a "Windows-first" mindset?
US Unveils Super-Accurate Atomic Clock
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
NIST's new F2 cesium fountain clock, three times more accurate than the previous clock, improves reliability for communications networks and positioning systems that depend on precise timing.
VMware Touts Virtualization For Datacenter Security
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Hypervisor-based security would be like Goldilocks -- "not too hot, not too cold" -- when it comes to halting malware and intruders well inside the enterprise perimeter, say VMware leaders at Interop.
Cisco's CIO Calls For Speed And Agility At Interop
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Cisco CIO describes the company's experience delivering employee IT services and how its latest announcement, OpFlex, fits into her vision.
SDN: Do Network Engineers Need Programming Skills?
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Interop panel debates need for network engineers to have programming skills as industry moves to software-defined networks.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Amazon Fire TV Bids For Your Living Room
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Amazon's new Fire TV device and software aims to provide gaming and streaming content to your living room television.
BYOE Era: How IT Can Lead
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
How can IT leaders meet the challenge when enterprise teams "go rogue" and implement new products and services without IT buy-in?
The Next Hot IT Job: Service Broker
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
IT architects may not lose their jobs to cloud computing, but they might find themselves in the role of IT service broker because of it.
Interop 2014: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  3/29/2014  | 
Interop 2014 kicks off Monday in Las Vegas. Here's a sneak peek of technologies to watch.
Datacenter Ethernet: Know Your Options
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
Think Ethernet is only UTP with RJ-45 connectors? Think again. The brave new physical layer includes electrical backplanes, fiber optics, active cable assemblies, and more.
Interop: Find The Fun
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
Attending a technology conference can be hard work, but Interop is making fun an integral part of the agenda.
3 Survival Tips For Women In IT
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
The technology industry -- especially the networking field -- can be an awfully isolating place for a woman. I offer three ways to cope.
Real-World Advice On SDN Migration
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
Enterprises considering SDN can heed real-world advice and deployment architectures from three organizations with successful network migrations.
Greatest Moments In Interop History
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
The Interop conference is a tradition for IT professionals. We look back on its dramatic growth and how it's changed.
Mainframe Brain Drain? Not In Heart Of Texas
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
The computer science department at Texas State University still offers a full course in COBOL programming, in part to help students differentiate themselves on the job market.
The Corruption Of Agile Development
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
What was intended as a set of personal practices has become a doctrine. And despite the mainstream adoption of Agile, the loss of its original intent has undermined its effectiveness.
Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime
Commentary  |  3/19/2014  | 
IT managers must factor in potentially crippling cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.
Mainframe Brain Drain Raises Serious Concern
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
As IT pros with deep mainframe know-how approach retirement age, a major skills gap may await enterprise CIOs that still rely on the decades-old technology.
Network Engineers: Don't Be The Dinosaur
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Network pros: Want a future in software-defined networking? You can't stick with the old ways of working.
Will Microservers Put Blade Servers Out To Pasture?
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Microservers are becoming more powerful, putting pressure on the blade server market.
Best of Interop Finalists Announced For 2014
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Interop announced 27 finalists for the Best of Interop awards. Judges chose finalists in 9 categories, including SDN, mobility, and security.
Network Engineers: Don't Be The Dinosaur
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Network pros can't stick with their old ways of working if they want to have a future in the world of software-defined networking.
Web Turns 25: 10 Graphics To See
Slideshows  |  3/12/2014  | 
Tim Berners-Lee's proposal changed the world. These visual representations show what his World Wide Web has become.
Discover Your Inner UC
Commentary  |  3/12/2014  | 
The tools for unified communications already exist in many companies, waiting to be unearthed and put to good use by enterprising IT leaders.
NASA Finds Big Ideas From Small Businesses
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
The space agency's Small Business Innovation Research program selects 108 proposals from small US firms offering technology ideas with commercial potential.
Managing Real-Time Applications On The Network
Commentary  |  3/10/2014  | 
A policy-driven approach is key to making sure video and audio traffic doesn't clog up your network and affect performance of mission-critical apps.
10 Inspirational Women In Engineering, Science
News  |  3/8/2014  | 
Celebrate International Women's Day with a look at 10 females -- one of them only 12 years old -- making strides in science and technology.
Nicira: The Last Billion-Dollar SDN Acquisition?
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
Nicira’s billion-dollar purchase price may have been an outlier in the SDN market that won’t be repeated.
The Software-Defined Revolution: Beyond The Hype
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Should every technology be "software-defined?" How to choose SDX for your datacenter and cloud environment.
Cable TV: The Monopoly That Keeps On Taking
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Everything eventually will flow through your Internet connection. That's why we need more fiber optic competition.
SDN: Open Source Advances Interoperability
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Open source software is helping to drive interoperability and innovation in software-defined networking.
NEC Releases Uber SDN Controller
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Unified Network Coordinator can manage up to 10 NEC OpenFlow controllers across multiple datacenters.
SDN-Enabling The WLAN
Commentary  |  3/3/2014  | 
Wireless networks must truly embrace open standards for enterprises to reap the performance benefits of software-defined networking.
IBM Sets Data Transfer Record
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
IBM researchers break previous speed limit for data transmission over a multimode optical fiber. See how their approach compares to today's technology.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
All You Need Is Lync
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Microsoft applications pervade the business environment, while traditional telephones fade away. Perhaps that makes Lync the de facto communication standard.
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