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Best Practices: How to buy technology expense-management services

Buying technology services for an enterprise is a big undertaking and an expensive one, so it can be smart to use yet another service – technology expense-management (TEM) – to help maintain control over what you spend and what you...

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HPE aims superfast Memory-Driven Flash storage at real-time workloads

HPE is targeting a new class of storage it calls Memory-Driven Flash at enterprise data centers that are increasingly being called on to handle real-time analytics, high-speed transactions, big data and AI workloads demanding more...

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What will be hot for Cisco in 2019?

Software, SD-WAN, security, high-speed data-center networking, and more software fill up the Cisco hot plate for 2019.

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Why did Oracle acquire an SDN firm?

Oracle has a significant communications software business, and it’s betting that Talari’s SD-WAN technology will ensure performance and reliability of communications over any network.

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Why disk beat tape in the backup wars

When it comes to storage technology, tape and disk have their advantages and shortcomings, but disk has won because, in a nutshell, tape is fast, but disk is quick.

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Chip-cooling breakthrough will reduce data-center power costs

A new microprocessor manufacturing technique could keep future electronics 18 degrees cooler, providing huge efficiency gains for data centers.

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DNS over HTTPS seeks to make internet use more private

The IETF has standardized DNS over HTTPS (DOH), which encrypts DNS queries so eavesdroppers can’t tell what sites users connect to.

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What network pros need to know about IoT

The impact of IoT on data centers will be staggering, experts says. Here are four essential things network professionals will need to know before they get started.

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Network operations: A new role for AI and ML

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are boosting automation capabilities across network operations, including configuration, troubleshooting, and problem remediation.

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IDC: Data scientists are key to reaping IoT value in 2019

The key to creating real business value from data gathered by the Internet of Things lies with including data scientists at every step of IoT implementation.

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Bell Labs: Nokia's Future X 5G networking can help boost business productivity

Cloud-assisted driving, remote surgery, touch-sensitive VR, along with a jump in industrial productivity, are coming. But they depend on the evolution of network infrastructure toward 5G.

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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 delivery 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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