John Edwards

Contributing writer

John Edwards is a veteran business technology journalist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous business and technology publications.

6 top network security threats and how to beat them

Edge computing moves toward full autonomy

Edge computing moves toward full autonomy

With edge computing already transforming the way data is being handled, processed, and delivered, edge site operations are becoming as hands-off as possible

NaaS adoption will thrive despite migration challenges

NaaS adoption will thrive despite migration challenges

Enterprises are embracing network-as-a-service (NaaS) offerings as they work through vendor hype, budget obstacles, and the challenges of legacy systems.

How to right-size edge storage

How to right-size edge storage

Enterprises need to consider capacity, power and connectivity when choosing storage options for edge computing deployments.

AI tackles data-center workload management

AI tackles data-center workload management

AI is ready to automate essential data center management tasks. But are data center managers prepared to make the transition from human to machine management?

NVMe over TCP: How it supercharges SSD storage over IP networks

NVMe over TCP: How it supercharges SSD storage over IP networks

For maximum storage performance, NVMe/TCP marks the next step forward in SSD networking.

Hyperconvergence as a service offers hands-off data-center management

Hyperconvergence as a service offers hands-off data-center management

A managed hyperconvergence service can provide data-center operators with cost benefits, reduced staff workloads, and cloud-related scalability benefits.

Hybrid cloud keeps human-capital management firm nimble

Hybrid cloud keeps human-capital management firm nimble

Ceridian isn't shy about embracing technologies including hybrid cloud, microsegmentation and network automation to fuel its IT transformation.

Streaming telemetry challenges SNMP in large, complex networks

Streaming telemetry challenges SNMP in large, complex networks

As big, complicated enterprises seek more efficient ways to monitor and troubleshoot their networks, a growing number are looking to streaming network telemetry

Smart network upgrades to consider before the next pandemic

Smart network upgrades to consider before the next pandemic

COVID-19 is driving enterprises to evaluate technologies that can improve network availability and agility, such as SD-WAN, secure access service edge (SASE), intent-based networking (IBN), and network automation.

7 ways to optimize IT team productivity during difficult times

7 ways to optimize IT team productivity during difficult times

Even in today's challenging environment, inspiring staff members to function effectively isn't as hard as many IT leaders believe. The secret lies in smart, adaptable management.

Microsegmentation product snapshots: Edgewise Networks, VMware and ShieldX Networks

Microsegmentation product snapshots: Edgewise Networks, VMware and ShieldX Networks

Vendors are stepping forward to help enterprises update their infrastructure security to prevent catastrophic intrusions and data thefts. Here's a look at three microsegmentation technology market players, showing what they offer, how...

Why choose microsegmentation? 3 enterprises explain.

Why choose microsegmentation? 3 enterprises explain.

As microsegmentation technology evolves, enterprises are taking different paths toward reaching the same goal: unyielding security.

How microsegmentation can limit the damage that hackers do

How microsegmentation can limit the damage that hackers do

Microsegmentation promises to thwart network attackers by curbing their movements and limiting access to enterprise resources. Architecture types include host-agent segmentation, hypervisor segmentation and network segmentation.

The potential impact of containers on networks

The potential impact of containers on networks

Networking is a crucial component in the container ecosystem, providing connectivity between containers running on the same host as well as on different hosts.

Hybrid-cloud management requires new tools, skills

Hybrid-cloud management requires new tools, skills

Organizations are turning to hybrid cloud technology for greater agility, security, compliance and other benefits. Now they face the challenge of making everything work together seamlessly.

Serverless computing: Ready or not?

Serverless computing: Ready or not?

Like any disruptive technology, serverless computing is surrounded by plenty of hope and hype. Getting at the truth and deciding if the technology is right for your organization requires an objective attitude and careful planning.

SSD vs. HDD: Choosing between solid-state and hard-disk drives

SSD vs. HDD: Choosing between solid-state and hard-disk drives

Hard disk drives may be headed into history, but before the last drive spins down, IT teams will need to navigate an HDD-to-SSD transition period. Here's a look at current options and best practices.

5 disruptive storage technologies for 2020

5 disruptive storage technologies for 2020

Leading-edge technologies, including NVMe, storage class memory, and intent-based storage management, promise to change the way IT organizations store, manage and use data.

High performance computing: Do you need it?

High performance computing: Do you need it?

As costs drop and use cases multiply, high performance computing is attracting new adopters of all types and sizes. Expanding options include supercomputer-based HPC systems, cluster-based HPC, and cloud HPC services. How can HPC...

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