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Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
Kevin Casey,
News
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
By Kevin Casey , 7/21/2014
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Guide: The Open Compute Project and Your Data Center
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
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Facebook's Open Compute Project has been developing designs and concepts for servers, switches, and other data center technologies. But how and when will those designs migrate to the typical enterprise?
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site, 7/21/2014
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Microsoft Shows Tech 'Monopolies' Don't Last
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
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As nature abhors a vacuum, innovators abhor a monopoly, especially in the fast-paced IT industry.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 7/18/2014
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Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 7/18/2014
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Open Source Vs. Open Enough
Bob Laliberte, ESG senior analyst
Commentary
Open source networking is a hot trend, but its success hinges on organizations making a real commitment to open source technology.
By Bob Laliberte ESG senior analyst, 7/18/2014
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8 Gotchas Of Technology Contracting
Craig Auge, Partner, Vorys
News
IT projects often involve multiple legal contracts for technology and services. Avoid these "gotchas" to ensure smooth agreements and relationships.
By Craig Auge Partner, Vorys, 7/17/2014
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Cisco NX-OS: Facts & Features
Cisco Press, Publishing Alliance
News
Learn the basics of NS-OX in this book excerpt on Cisco's operating system for Nexus data center switching.
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, and Matthew McPherson , 7/17/2014
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Data Centers Edge Toward Innovation
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & Blogger
News
Our new survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and consolidation projects dying on the vine as CIOs look to cloud providers -- not to offload services, but to steal ideas.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger, 7/16/2014
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Why Facebook Wedge Is Revolutionary
Tom Hollingsworth,
Commentary
The social networking giant's open TOR switch is a big step forward for white-box switches and a ground-breaking platform for application networking.
By Tom Hollingsworth , 7/16/2014
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Using Flash For The Real-Time Archive
George Crump, President, Storage Switzerland
Commentary
A new type of archive that requires instantly available data access presents a storage challenge, but TLC NAND provides a solution.
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland, 7/16/2014
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iPhone 6: 8 Ideas Ripped From Rivals?
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
As the iPhone 6 rumor mill speeds up, check out some of the predicted features that we've seen -- in other smartphones.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 7/15/2014
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Data Center Efficiency Via The Cloud
Lance Bishop, Director of Professional Services, Schneider Electric
Commentary
Organizations looking to improve their data center efficiency and cut costs can reap benefits by transitioning to a cloud computing model.
By Lance Bishop Director of Professional Services, Schneider Electric, 7/15/2014
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Cage Nuts: The Ultimate Guide
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Commentary
Here's everything you need to know about those annoying little cage nuts you wrestle with when filling a server rack. Learn how they're different from clip nuts, and get installation and removal tips.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 7/15/2014
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Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/14/2014
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RAID Vs. Erasure Coding
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
Erasure coding offers better data protection than RAID, but at a price.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 7/14/2014
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Microsoft Partners Conference: 3 Things To Watch
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding positive momentum into the Worldwide Partner Conference, but he will face questions ranging from recent Office 365 outages to the status of Windows 9.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/12/2014
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Nadella Charts Microsoft's Future: 5 Key Points
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella distances himself from predecessor Ballmer's vision, pins company's future on a "mobile-first, cloud-first" agenda.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/11/2014
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Google Leads Coalition For Container Management
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Docker unite behind Google's Kubernetes as a container management system.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 7/10/2014
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'Windows To Go' Device Wins Federal Cryptographic Certification
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
With FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, the Imation IronKey portable USB-based workspace becomes a mobility option for both civilian and military agencies.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/10/2014
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UC Adoption In The Enterprise
Scott Kinka, CTO, Evolve IP
Commentary
A recent survey shows that unified communications is growing in the enterprise, despite many IT pros' lack of familiarity with the term.
By Scott Kinka CTO, Evolve IP, 7/10/2014
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