No Holiday Respite For IT Pros
A survey of IT professionals shows that many will be on call this holiday season dealing with users' remote network access problems and other IT glitches.
Whiteboxes Are In Your Future
Open-source hardware is growing fast, and will soon penetrate enterprise storage. Here's why you'll see more inexpensive whiteboxes in 2014.
Private Cloud Adoptions On A Roll
Private clouds are moving rapidly from concept to production as fears about expertise and integration wane, according to our new survey.
The Thinning Of The Datacenter
Appliances that link on-premises systems to cloud resources will mean datacenters with less equipment – in smaller facilities.
Cisco ACI: Proceed At Your Peril
Cisco new SDN platform -- despite some positive features -- is confusing, unproven, and burdened with Cisco's complicated past.
2014 Will Put The Software In SDN
Next year, the "S" in SDN will take precedence, allowing new applications and security benefits, according to OpenFlow champion Dan Pitt.
The UC Infrastructure Trap
Worries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
SDN: What's In Store For 2014
Software-defined networking has been THE topic in the networking industry this year. As 2013 comes to a close, let's take stock of its progress and consider where it's headed.
Don't Give Up On OpenStack
Analysts may be bad mouthing OpenStack, but all the open-source cloud platform needs is a well-defined technology roadmap to become a contender in the enterprise.
SDN Drives The Next Wave Of Innovation
SDN will profoundly affect the network communications market, creating chances for a few startups and altering revenue streams with a shift from hardware toward software and services.