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CERN Taps Brocade For SDN
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
The legendary particle physics lab will use Brocade's OpenDaylight-based SDN controller to build out its SDN strategy.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 7/29/2015
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Windows 10 Mobile: Why Microsoft Is Confident
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Windows 10 for smartphones is essentially feature complete, says Microsoft, and will make its official debut with a new flagship phone soon.
By Eric Zeman , 7/29/2015
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VMware Certifications To Boost Your Data Center Skills
Network Computing Editors,
News
Specialized training in virtualization, cloud, and virtual networks is becoming increasingly important for infrastructure professionals. VMware certifications like the VCAP and VCDX can help hone your skills.
By Network Computing Editors , 7/29/2015
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Building A Data-Centric Data Center
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, Mellanox
Commentary
The final installment of this series examines the key elements required to accomplish rack-level optimization for a new data center architecture.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox, 7/29/2015
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Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The Windows 10 rollout has officially begun. Here are five reasons we're excited about the OS, and a few concerns for its future.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/29/2015
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Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/28/2015
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Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/28/2015
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Cisco Invicta EOL Fueled By Mistakes And Misfortune
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Commentary
There are multiple reasons why Cisco's Whiptail acquisition failed, leading the company to discontinue its flash storage products.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 7/28/2015
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Hyperconvergence: Redefining The Data Center
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing Author
Commentary
As optimized platforms for the virtualization era, hyperconverged systems are poised to radically transform the data center.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author, 7/28/2015
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Network Orchestration Smarts Up
Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research
Commentary
In this era of digitization, multimedia and cloud, the network needs to evolve from connectivity to business continuity.
By Zeus Kerravala Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research, 7/28/2015
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OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
News
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 7/27/2015
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iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
By Eric Zeman , 7/27/2015
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Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/27/2015
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Wi-Fi Aware And Wi-Fi Sense Spark Concerns
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead
Commentary
Two new consumer WiFi technologies could impact enterprise WLAN security and performance.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead, 7/27/2015
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The Evolving WAN Architecture
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates
Commentary
Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates, 7/27/2015
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10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/26/2015
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Apple In China: Best Yet To Come?
Junko Yoshida,
Commentary
Apple reported a 31% jump in revenue from Greater China in the latest quarter, and it still has lots of room to grow.
By Junko Yoshida , 7/26/2015
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Windows 10 Looms Large, Earnings Fall Short: Microsoft Roundup
InformationWeek Staff,
News
The July 29 rollout of Windows 10 is getting close, but the company's earnings fell short thanks to a $7.5 billion write-down from the Nokia deal.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/25/2015
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Cisco Drops Invicta All-Flash Storage Arrays
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
Cisco's troubled venture into storage with its 2013 acquisition of Whiptail ends.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 7/24/2015
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WiFi Best Practices For Quality Assurance
Chris Spain, VP of Product Management, Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group, Cisco
Commentary
Today's WiFi networks require a more strategic approach than just dropping APs everywhere in order to ensure quality of service.
By Chris Spain VP of Product Management, Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group, Cisco, 7/24/2015
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