Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
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
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.
Heartbleed: Making The Case For SDN
Software-defined networking technology could help protect against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed. It's time to develop a more mature SDN option.
Internet Of Things Goes Home
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
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.
Bluetooth Wants Its Bite Of Big Data
Bluetooth's low-energy implementation makes the ubiquitous wireless technology ideal for the Internet of Things' data-swapping ways, says Bluetooth backer.
US Unveils Super-Accurate Atomic Clock
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.
BYOE Era: How IT Can Lead
How can IT leaders meet the challenge when enterprise teams "go rogue" and implement new products and services without IT buy-in?
Datacenter Ethernet: Know Your Options
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
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
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
Enterprises considering SDN can heed real-world advice and deployment architectures from three organizations with successful network migrations.
Mainframe Brain Drain? Not In Heart Of Texas
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
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.
Discover Your Inner UC
The tools for unified communications already exist in many companies, waiting to be unearthed and put to good use by enterprising IT leaders.
SDN-Enabling The WLAN
Wireless networks must truly embrace open standards for enterprises to reap the performance benefits of software-defined networking.
IBM Sets Data Transfer Record
IBM researchers break previous speed limit for data transmission over a multimode optical fiber. See how their approach compares to today's technology.
All You Need Is Lync
Microsoft applications pervade the business environment, while traditional telephones fade away. Perhaps that makes Lync the de facto communication standard.