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 Mike Fratto

Profile of Mike Fratto

Former Network Computing Editor
News & Commentary Posts: 96

Mike Fratto is a principal analyst at Current Analysis, covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Prior to that, Mike was with UBM Tech for 15 years, and served as editor of Network Computing. He was also lead analyst for InformationWeek Analytics and executive editor for Secure Enterprise. He has spoken at several conferences including Interop, MISTI, the Internet Security Conference, as well as to local groups. He served as the chair for Interop's datacenter and storage tracks. He also teaches a network security graduate course at Syracuse University. Prior to Network Computing, Mike was an independent consultant.

Articles by Mike Fratto
posted in March 2009

We Want You For Application Delivery

Network connections have been getting faster over time and, correspondingly, applications have been keeping pace by getting fatter. Add in the changes in how applications are delivered as Web applications, hosted applications, and virtual desktops, application performance is becoming increasingly important. We want to get your thoughts on application delivery. Please take a few moments to fill out our InformationWeek

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Drawing A Line On Web Application Security

Web application security is of particular importance because so much of our digital life is spent interacting with Web applications. Lori MacVittie, technical marketing manager with F5 and former Network Computing senior technology editor, has spent years kicking the question of where application security belongs -- in the network or the application -- back and forth. But I want to draw a line in the sand: Don't depend on Web application firewalls to fix your software problems.

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Virtualizing Switch Management

What has been happening to your data center port density over the years? If you've been adding server hardware, then chances are port density has been increasing in one's and two's. But if you've been adding virtualization, the port density may be rising in four's or eight's as you try to balance network I/O over multiple NIC's. Get ready to virtualize your management.

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