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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...

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What’s hot in network certifications

As organizations look to next-gen architectures like multi-cloud and SDN, network professionals are getting a leg up with software-fluent certifications. Are they worth it?

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Cisco ups the ante for 400G Ethernet with big-bandwidth data-center switches

Cisco has 400G Ethernet switches that fall into two camps: The Nexus 9000 family aimed at large enterprise networks and the 3400-S class for hyperscale users.

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SD-WAN: The inside scoop from real-world deployments

Enterprise network pros share SD-WAN best practices and lessons learned.

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The IBM-Red Hat deal: What it means for enterprises

IBM hopes the acquisition of Red Hat will give its customers the tools to expand their use of cloud by creating and deploying cloud-friendly applications on a larger scale, a goal shared by IBM competitors Google, Amazon and...

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Virtual ADCs: Where application controllers fit in software-defined data centers

SDN and virtualization are driving a shift from hardware-based application delivery controllers toward a microservices model that enables more flexible ADC licensing options

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What’s the IoT doing to your data center?

The internet of things devices gather massive amounts of data in corporate settings, and that puts a range of demands on networks and data centers.

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Windows 10 glitch delays Windows Server 2019

So far, there’s no issue with Windows Server 2019, but because it shares a code base with Windows 10, and Windows 10 has a problem, Microsoft has made the server unavailable for download until it clears things up.

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Gartner: Quantum computing, software delivery and more digital disruptions to look out for

Preparing its IT customers for big business changes, Gartner warns on a of a number of technologies – quantum computing, artificial intelligence and software delivery among them – that could shift the business of business.

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The best enterprise level firewalls: Rating 10 top products

How do you choose the best firewall? This 37-page downloadable report features reviews from hundreds of network security pros who have used the products in real-world situations.

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10 hot business-continuity startups to watch

A crop of well-funded young businesses embrace blockchain, machine learning, data analytics and more to stave off costly disaster downtime.

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Wi-Fi site-survey tips: How to avoid interference, dead spots

Here's how properly executed site surveys can make for better performing Wi-Fi networks by dealing with potential frequency conflicts, blocked signals and more.

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Gartner: IT spending to hit $3.8 trillion; enterprise software, IT services outlays lead way

Enterprise software spending is forecast to experience the highest growth, with an 8.3 percent increase in 2019. Communications services such as MPLS and other WAN services will hit $1.4 trillion in 2018.

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Tape vs. disk storage: Why isn’t tape dead yet?

Despite the many advantages of disk storage for backing up data, shipments of tape storage keep growing because for some jobs, tape is best.

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IBM wants to manage your cloud services no matter which ones you run

IBM’s new Multi-cloud Manager will manage workloads on Big Blue clouds, as well as workloads on Amazon, Red Hat and Microsoft infrastructure.

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Gartner: Top 10 2019 tech trends you should know

AI, augmented analytics, quantum computing, and blockchain are among technologies that soon could dominate the IT landscape, according to Gartner’s annual Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends.

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Windows Server 2019 general availability: What to do

The latest version of Windows Server has reached general availability, so subscribers who haven’t already given it a test drive should check out the new security, redundancy, management and SDN features.

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Review: 4 [free] open-source network monitoring tools

A downloadable PDF review of Icinga, Nagios, Observium and Zabbix platforms. Which is right for you?

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