EXPERT ANALYSIS


AI in the Data Center: A Reality Check

Jason Collier, Scale Computing Co-Founder Commentary
  • Artificial intelligence is poised to transform enterprise data centers, but organizations need to take a practical approach.
    By Jason Collier, Scale Computing Co-Founder , 7/13/2018

Software-Defined Storage: Getting Started

John Edwards News
  • Although the SDS concept is straightforward, transitioning to the technology can be both complex and challenging. Experts offer advice for successful adoption.
    By John Edwards , 7/12/2018

WiFi Design: Antenna Selection

Jason Hintersteiner Commentary
  • Learn how to select a WiFi access point with the best antenna for your design.
    By Jason Hintersteiner , 7/12/2018

SD-Branch: 4 Things to Know

CYNTHIA HARVEY News
  • The next evolution of software-defined WAN technology could transform the way enterprises manage their branch-office networks.
    By CYNTHIA HARVEY , 7/11/2018

Cloud Challenges Weigh on IT Teams

Network Computing Editors News
  • Study shows that enterprise IT pros are wrestling with new infrastructure issues as cloud migration accelerates.
    By Network Computing Editors , 7/10/2018

WiFi Network Upgrade: 8 Tips for Success

Andrew Froehlich Slideshow
  • Updating an enterprise WLAN to meet today's business needs is complicated. Follow these guidelines to make sure your wireless network provides reliable and secure connectivity.
    By Andrew Froehlich , 7/10/2018

Why It's Time to Kiss Your Vendors Goodbye

Interop Content Team Commentary
  • Whole Food/Amazon IT infrastructure expert argues that enterprise IT teams should stop buying products from big vendors and build their own solutions using open source technologies.
    By Interop Content Team , 7/09/2018

Scales Tip in Cisco-Arista Legal Battle

Tom Hollingsworth Commentary
  • In the long-running legal dispute between fierce networking rivals, Arista appears to be successfully fending off Cisco's patent and copyright claims.
    By Tom Hollingsworth , 7/09/2018

Redefining Automation in a Multi-Cloud World

Michael Bushong Commentary
  • Enterprises will need to break down traditional silos in order to achieve the agility benefits of a multi-cloud environment.
    By Michael Bushong , 7/06/2018

Is Network Automation Really Faster?

Terry Slattery Commentary
  • When you need to change the network configuration, the old cut-and-paste method can be quicker than automation via an API, but there are reasons networking pros need to adopt automation.
    By Terry Slattery , 7/03/2018

Authentication Lab: Configuring TACACS+ and RADIUS

David Bombal Commentary
  • In this series of videos, David Bombal shows you how to configure both authentication protocols for network access control.
    By David Bombal , 7/03/2018

Data Storage War: Flash Vs. Hard Drives

Jim O'Reilly Slideshow
  • On many fronts, hard-disk drives are losing ground to faster and more efficient flash-based drives.
    By Jim O'Reilly , 7/02/2018

Ethernet Switch Market on a Roll

Network Computing Editors News
  • Sales of Ethernet switches are surging, buoyed by network upgrades in both the campus and data center, according to market researchers.
    By Network Computing Editors , 6/29/2018

Telecom Policy: What the US Can Learn from the EU

Georg Serentschy, Serentschy Advisory Services Commentary
  • As telecom operators roll out 5G, the US should steer clear of the heavy-handed regulation like that of the EU in order to ensure all citizens gain access to the speedier mobile technology.
    By Georg Serentschy, Serentschy Advisory Services , 6/29/2018

Data Center Tech 'Graduation': What IT Pros Have Learned

SolarWinds Slideshow
  • What new technologies have IT pros deployed and experimented with this year? SolarWinds finds out what tech its THWACK community members have tried out in 2018.
    By SolarWinds , 6/28/2018

DevOps, Your Network, and Myth Busting

Lori MacVittie Commentary
  • Avoid falling for these three common misconceptions when incorporating DevOps practices into network operations.
    By Lori MacVittie , 6/27/2018

The End of Vendors as We Know Them?

Tom Nolle Commentary
  • The rise of open source and SaaS could upend traditional enterprise IT models.
    By Tom Nolle , 6/26/2018

WPA3 Brings New Authentication and Encryption to WiFi

Curtis Franklin News
  • The Wi-Fi Alliance officially launches its latest protocol, which offers new capabilities for personal, enterprise, and IoT wireless networks.
    By Curtis Franklin , 6/26/2018

Software-Defined Storage Products: IT Pro Perspective

IT Central Station Commentary
  • Users weigh in on pros and cons of Dell EMC ScaleIO, HPE StoreVirtual, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, Red Hat Ceph, and StorPool.
    By IT Central Station , 6/26/2018

8 Hot IT Infrastructure Job Roles

CYNTHIA HARVEY Slideshow
  • These positions are in high demand and will be strategically significant to companies’ digital transformation efforts, according to IDC/Cisco report.
    By CYNTHIA HARVEY , 6/25/2018