Neal Weinberg

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Neal Weinberg is a freelance technology writer and editor. He can be reached at neal@misterwrite.net.

5 reasons to choose a managed SD-WAN and 5 reasons to think twice

The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking

The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking

Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 network-gear vendors the biggest power players within the enterprise.

VMware’s ongoing reinvention

VMware’s ongoing reinvention

Virtualization mainstay VMware wants to build and manage multi-cloud infrastructures…and more.

What is a solid-state drive: SSDs vs HDDs

What is a solid-state drive: SSDs vs HDDs

Solid state drives use interconnected pools of flash memory that are managed by an SSD controller to deliver speeds far beyond what a hard disk drive (HDD) can offer.

How to make the business case for SD-WAN

How to make the business case for SD-WAN

Potential SD-WAN savings can be broken down into hard and soft savings. Hard savings come from new connectivity contracts, including reduction in the use of MPLS in favor of less expensive options, such as broadband or cellular. Soft...

Why DHCP's days might be numbered

Why DHCP's days might be numbered

Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) still assigns dynamic addresses for IPv4 networks, but two newer protocols – SLAAC and DHCPv6 – are vying to do the job for IPv6.

What's the future of server virtualization?

What's the future of server virtualization?

Server virtualization can help fight server sprawl, make better use of compute power, curb energy bills, and improve data-center agility and flexibility.

Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Virtual desktop infrastructure (or VDI) has been an intriguing idea for a long time. We look at the pros and cons of VDI and whether the emergence of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will finally make implementing virtual desktops...

MPLS explained

MPLS explained

Multi-protocol label switching is a way to insure reliable connections for real-time applications, but it's expensive, leading enterprises to consider SD-WAN as a way to limit its use.

What is 802.11ax Wi-Fi, and what will it mean for 802.11ac

802.11ax is the emerging Wi-Fi standard that will likely displace the current 802.11ac standard with higher throughput and overcoming poor performance in crowded environments.

Big 3 endpoint vendors battle glitzy startups at RSAC

Big 3 endpoint vendors battle glitzy startups at RSAC

Three of the original anti-virus vendors – Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro – were out in full force at the show as well, scoffing at the unproven point products of the startups and touting their own reorganizations, renewed focus and...

How Google reinvented security and eliminated the need for firewalls

How Google reinvented security and eliminated the need for firewalls

In some ways, Google is like every other large enterprise. It had the typical defensive security posture based on the concept that the enterprise is your castle and security involves building moats and walls to protect the perimeter. ...

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