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Rating the best converged infrastructure systems

Converged infrastructure systems are pervasive in the enterprise. But how do you best evaluate these complex, yet promising, platforms? This report highlights 10 leading offerings and rates them based on user reviews.

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How to plan a software-defined data-center network

Architectures for software-defined data centers can address the need for flexibility and agility, but implementing them is difficult and calls for coordinating a host of complex features including containers, security, provisioning,...

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Microsoft adds resiliency, redundancy, security to Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 upgrades enable greater scalability and more reliable recovery from outages for Shielded Virtual Machines.

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Windows Server 2019 embraces SDN

Software-defined networking in Windows Server 2019 includes virtual network peering and encryption, auditing, and IPv6 support.

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REVIEW: 6 enterprise-scale IoT platforms

Here are the building blocks of successful enterprise internet of things deployment, plus details about AWS IoT and IoT 1-Click, Cisco Jasper, Azure IoT, IBM Watson IoT and Google Cloud IoT Core.

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Q&A: Cisco's Theresa Bui on the company's Kinetic IoT platform

Cisco director of IoT strategy Theresa Bui talks to Network World about the company's progress in IIoT, making complex systems digestible for non-expert users and partnerships with IBM and Microsoft

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20 hot jobs ambitious IT pros should shoot for

4M ‘well-paying’ IT jobs over the next decade will require practitioners certified in IoT, converged infrastructure, cloud and more, IDC/Cisco study says

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AI boosts data-center availability, efficiency

Today’s hybrid data-center environments often span on-premise data centers, cloud, and edge computing deployments, and enterprises are finding a traditional approach to managing data centers isn’t optimal. With artificial intelligence...

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Who’s developing quantum computers?

Here are classical computing stalwarts and the startups they are vying with for a piece of the quantum-computing future.

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SSDs get bigger, while prices get smaller

An oversupply of memory chips, plus aggressive pricing by SSD suppliers are causing SSD prices to drop, while the capacity of drives continues to increase.

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22 essential Linux security commands

If you're looking after the security of Linux systems, these are the commands you must know.

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DNS in the cloud: Why and why not

The upside can be better performance and resiliency with a down side of dire business impact if the DNS service provider suffers a catastrophic outage

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Review: Icinga enterprise-grade, open-source network monitoring that scales

Icinga's management software is well-documented, easy to install and has plenty of plug-ins, but could benefit from an easier install

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Will Huawei become a pawn in a high-stakes U.S.-China technology war?

Huawei faces potential sanctions by the U.S. that could draw it in to a larger technology confrontation between the U.S. and China

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GPUs: Designed for gaming now crucial to HPC and AI

How did a chip meant for gaming become so vital in enterprise computing? Some people thought outside the box.

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Don’t get left behind: SDN, programmable networks change how network engineers work

The rise of programmable networks and software-defined networking has changed the role of the network engineer, and accepting those changes is key to career advancement. Network engineers need to become software fluent and embrace...

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10 Hot IoT startups to watch

With 20 billion internet of things devices online by 2020, the challenges and rewards are great for the top 10 startups hoping to capitalize on connected devices.

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10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

With such a broad array of products and backed by vast financial resources, Cisco faces challenges on all fronts, making it possible for other behemoths and even some small competitors to persist.

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