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Corporate BYOD growth is prompting enterprises to take a closer look at their networks and their approach to security. As this initiative grows, along with the increased need for keeping the network and its data secure, more IT professionals are reconsidering NAC. In fact, a recent Ogr...
You can design a great enterprise cloud network, but it will be very restricted if you are in a building that does not support broadband connectivity or mission-critical applications. What good is a multi-gigabit design if your connection to the central office is not fiber? Or redund...
SDN is a new, dynamic network architecture that transforms traditional network backbones into more intelligent service-delivery platforms. IT leaders can use SDN as a tool to change the way they do business. For example, enterprises can foster closer relationships with their customers ...
It’s clear that cloud computing has transformed the enterprise IT landscape, from the computing infrastructure layer up through enterprise software, as companies move to leverage more efficient and cost-effective service-delivery models and bring new cloud-based products and services t...
On May 22, Ethernet – Robert Metcalfe’s ingenious invention –celebrated its 40th anniversary. As the global tech community celebrates this milestone for one of the world’s most transformative technologies, we take a look at its evolution from a printer-to-printer communication system a...
In our Internet-driven world, both organizations and consumers have come to expect fast, always-on data access from any device. As a result, content providers are tasked with delivering massive files and streaming media to tablets and smartphones while simultaneously ensuring superior ...
The most essential element in optimizing performance is detecting issues before they impact your systems. However, you need to implement constant monitoring on your operating environment to gain this early insight. There are tools to help, but finding one that provides all the right in...
The data center and telecom networks that clouds depend on for new revenue-generating services cost more than they bring in according to Intel. So the chipmaker is throwing its considerable weight behind Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), whi...
Staying current with the latest and greatest in hardware and technology is challenging for organizations of any size, but especially so for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) who are often extra challenged with limited resources and personnel. It’s no surprise then that today’s SM...
IT departments within companies are seeing the growth of a more complex IT environment fueled by growing user demands for more flexible and productive solutions. The growing desire of users to have instant access to their IT services from any device at any given time – combined with IT...
Intel has been rethinking the rack and rather than converge all the parts of a server in a system it figures they should be disaggregated so all the compute is together, and all the shared storage is together and all the shared power and cooling is together, all the shared memory is to...
The success or failure of public cloud services can be measured by whether they deliver high levels of performance, security and reliability that are on par with, or better than, those available within enterprise-owned data centers. Gartner predicts that the global public cloud comput...
GreenBytes, a transcontinental virtual desktop start-up with feet planted in both England and the US, has raised a $7 million C round from existing investors Generation Investment Management LLP and Battery Ventures. That makes $31.5 million altogether. The company says it will use t...
Red Hat has hired Radhesh Balakrishnan out of Microsoft’s Asia-Pac region where he was responsible for the Windows Azure cloud platform business, to lead its virtualization technologies and solutions worldwide, which includes Red Hat OpenStack and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Tech...
Midokura, the Japanese start-up focused on network virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN), has gotten a $17.5 million A round from a stellar collection of backers headed by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), the Japanese government-backed sovereign fund. Ot...
Big Data is all the rage. And at first glance, the Big Data variety, volume, velocity and value challenges may seem extraordinarily difficult. Proven technologies, such as data virtualization, provide proven approaches to addressing these “big” challenges. So if Big Data is on your ag...
Many organizations that are looking at implementing a new network infrastructure for cloud computing; a new building being built; or any other network capability, better look closer at their network designs. Why? All the cabling needed to build the network should fit the lifespan of t...
The pressure for organizations, in the public or private sector, to reduce costs is constant. At the same time, organizations have to remain or improve user productivity in all their departments to stay competitive. This is even further magnified during a recovering economy as organiza...
Virtualization is spreading through the enterprise for a variety of mission-critical workloads. According to statistics from an August 2012 blog post on eginnovations.com, 59 percent of workloads are being virtualized. As we move forward into 2013, we need to decide how we will proceed...
It should come as no surprise that more and more organizations are focused on meeting customer service expectations, guaranteeing end-to-end business process delivery and modernizing their IT infrastructures. But what does this mean for IT operations teams? If we approach this questi...
INETCO Systems Limited, a provider of transaction-based application performance monitoring solutions, today announced Transaction Junction, a subsidiary of Blue Label Telecoms (JSE:BLU), has chosen INETCO Insight to improve operational efficiency and gain better visibility into the cus...
Cloud computing has changed the way we work. People and businesses can now access services, applications and infrastructure over the Internet, with lower costs, higher productivity and an enhanced user experience. While cloud computing has revolutionized many aspects of business, its ...
Major retailers like Sears, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Best Buy, Shell and others announced last week their focus on developing MCX, Merchant Customer Exchange, to enhance their sales and cover the growing demand for capabilities to buy things from the smartphone. This is a great milestone in ...
According to a recent report by Trac Research comparing infrastructure approaches to transactional approaches - 81% of companies still focus on infrastructure reports, with only 39% adopting application transaction views on application performance. Yet times to resolve issues arising i...
The data center (as we knew it) is never going to be the same. Fluid changes are already in motion, brought about largely as a result of ‘paradigm’ shifts in computing. empowerment for those that can bring meaningful analytics to bear upon the new data stack and, conversely, security ...
Just as business critical as perimeter security, having strong internal controls to manage users is important. Using cloud-managed security tools can help reduce incidents. So much is written about the events outside your perimeter; those nefarious and shadowy individuals and offshore...
Advanced malicious content and attacks are starting to threaten conventional network filtering technologies that are not able to keep up with the increased volume and complexity of network traffic. Currently, one in every 14 downloads contains malicious content that may create operatio...
Being a software architect requires keeping up to speed with the hardware and networking options that are available. I decided to go with this textbook to brush up on networking. This book is intended to get you up to speed to take the CompTIA's Network+ exam. Throughout the book the ...
The most of network monitoring programs are based on periodic automatic testing the efficiency of particular services, ports, and protocols. The most widespread method is sending particular ICMP packets to a remote host and waiting for a reply from it (ping). One of the most important ...
Managing access to confidential information and application resources via firewalls is the foundation of network security, and firewall audits are central to any mature network security process. However, relying on security and network experts to review rules across multiple firewall z...