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Network Computing: Built For Community

Network Computing's redesign creates a platform for IT pros to get insights, share knowledge, and connect with peers.

Network Computing has revamped its Web site to create an online community where infrastructure administrators, engineers, and architects can connect with peers, analysts, and independent experts. For 25 years, Network Computing has provided insight and analysis on networking, the data center, storage, the cloud, and security. That mission hasn’t changed, but now the site wants input from you.

The refreshed design makes it easy to ask questions, interact with colleagues, comment on stories, and contribute content. It’s a community for infrastructure pros who want to understand how cloud and SDN will reshape the data center, how SSDs fit into the storage mix, how to advance their IT careers, and more.

As Network Computing welcomes the voices of the community, it will continue to bring the insights of real-world practitioners, including Greg Ferro, Ethan Banks, Amy Arnold, Michele Chubirka, Lee Badman, Kurt Marko, and many others. The site is also debuting new voices, including Orhan Ergun and Bob McCouch. These contributors don’t just share their knowledge: they provide an independent perspective on critical technologies and industry developments.

For example, storage guru Howard Marks takes a skeptical look at VMware’s performance claims around its VSAN storage platform. Not only does he provide a detailed critique of VMware’s benchmark methodology, he prices out VMware’s hardware configuration to bring some budgeting context to the discussion. It’s a information-packed analysis that serves the community, not the vendor.

The revamped site also strengthens Network Computing’s partnership with the Interop conference. Interop’s live events provide a forum for IT pros to gather in person to learn and share, and the new Network Computing helps Interop continue those conversations online every day.

As editor-in-chief Sue Fogarty notes, Network Computing is providing the platform, but it’s up to you to build the community. I’ll be there—I hope you will too.

Drew is formerly editor of Network Computing and currently director of content and community for Interop. View Full Bio

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