DATA CENTERS

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

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

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

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

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

AI in Business: The Practical Reality

Curtis Peterson Commentary
  • IT executives need to start thinking about how they can integrate artificial intelligence into their operations or risk being left behind.
    By Curtis Peterson , 6/22/2018

Network Maintenance Best Practices

Peter Welcher Commentary
  • Peter Welcher provides guidance on managing periodic checks of your network infrastructure.
    By Peter Welcher , 6/21/2018

Why Spanning Tree Is Important: A Demo

David Bombal Commentary
  • In this video, David Bombal shows you how Spanning Tree Protocol is essential for most layer 2 switched networks.
    By David Bombal , 6/21/2018

Cisco’s Container Journey to the Cloud

Tom Hollingsworth Commentary
  • The networking giant is partnering with Google to enter the cloud market, but will Google’s help be enough to put it on the path to cloud prosperity?
    By Tom Hollingsworth , 6/19/2018

10 Key Interview Questions for Network Administrators

Andrew Froehlich Slideshow
  • Getting ready for your first network admin interview? Here are technical questions to expect, along with the answers.
    By Andrew Froehlich , 6/18/2018

Communications in the Enterprise: Regaining Control

Rick Vanover, Director of Strategy, Veeam Software Commentary
  • Employees are using many other means than email to communicate including text and Skype, presenting challenges for IT teams.
    By Rick Vanover, Director of Strategy, Veeam Software , 6/15/2018

How to Adopt DevOps on a Small Scale

Brett Johnson Commentary
  • Don't be overwhelmed by DevOps. Picking individual steps in the process makes it achievable for small businesses.
    By Brett Johnson , 6/12/2018

SDN: An Innovator Reflects

Network Computing Editors Commentary
  • In this Network Collective podcast, hear Martin Casado talk about his work in pioneering software-defined networking.
    By Network Computing Editors , 6/12/2018

Cloud Connectivity: Methods and Myths

Marcia Savage Slideshow
  • Enterprises have a variety of options for connecting to cloud services, but first they have to overcome some misconceptions, networking expert says.
    By Marcia Savage , 6/11/2018