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The Cloud Cures M&A IT Integration Headaches
Stephanie Tayengco, SVP of Operations, LogicworksCommentary
Integrating IT systems and transferring data are tough tasks after a merger or acquisition, but companies can use the public cloud to streamline the process.
By Stephanie Tayengco SVP of Operations, Logicworks,
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Cisco Leads, But HP Nipping At Its Heels
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cisco maintains its lead in several enterprise infrastructure markets, but Hewlett Packard Enterprise is challenging its dominance, according to new research.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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IT Spending In 2016: Slower Growth Expected
Network Computing Editors, News
Forecast for IT budgets this year indicates less growth and priorities on security, business applications, and network infrastructure.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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3D NAND: The Hard Disk Drive Killer
Chris M Evans,  IT consultantCommentary
Flash storage technology has evolved into a mainstream choice for enterprises and is poised to leave HDDs in the dust.
By Chris M Evans IT consultant,
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Your Secret Weapon In 2016: Data Center Design
Network Computing, Contributor
Data center infrastructure has become a competitive business advantage. The 5 tips listed here will help you design a data center with your company's specific business needs in mind.
By Michael Rane Downey, RA, LEED ID+C; Leader of Mission Critical Practice, Gensler ,
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The Sinking Fibre Channel SAN
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The rise of Ethernet and the decline of RAID arrays are killing off the Fibre Channel SAN market.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Micro-segmentation: Split And Smear Security
Network Computing, ContributorCommentary
Centralized, hardware-based security doesn't scale in modern data center networks. Distributed firewalling in software overcomes the limitations.
By Bruno Germain, Systems Engineer, VMware ,
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Storage Evolution Produces Countless Options
Chris M Evans,  IT consultantCommentary
The storage industry has moved away from standard choices to an array of technologies that address specific problems.
By Chris M Evans IT consultant,
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NetApp Snaps Up Flash Startup SolidFire
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Veteran storage supplier acquires hot storage startup to boost its all-flash portfolio.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Hello Automation; Goodbye IT Jobs
Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
With automated tasks and new cloud services, we are coding ourselves right out of our jobs.
By Thomas LaRock Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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The Data Center In 2016: Automation Takes Hold
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
Next year will see increased demand for data center automation and orchestration frameworks and tools, including NFV and OpenStack.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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Build The Infrastructure For Big Data's 3 Stages
Lenny Liebmann, Founding Partner, Morgan Armstrong
Learn the essentials to construct a shared-service pipeline that leverages a common set of infrastructure resources while still offering flexibility.
By Lenny Liebmann Founding Partner, Morgan Armstrong,
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The Big Enterprise Storage Lie
Jeramiah Dooley, Cloud Architect, SolidFireCommentary
The storage industry has lived off the deception that a dual-controller design is the best architecture, but it won't be able to fool storage buyers much longer.
By Jeramiah Dooley Cloud Architect, SolidFire,
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What's Wrong With Object Storage?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Object storage offers tremendous scalability and flexibility, but performance and other issues have stymied its adoption.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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The Case For SDN Table Type Patterns
Terry Slattery, Principal Architect, NetCraftsmenCommentary
OpenFlow-based SDN controllers and switches need to communicate with each other. Terry Slattery explains how TTPs help.
By Terry Slattery Principal Architect, NetCraftsmen,
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MPLS Guide: What Enterprise Architects Need To Know
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
MPLS is the foundation for many enterprise WAN architectures. This guide covers how MPLS works, its benefits and how it compares to other WAN technologies.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Whatís Ahead For SDN In 2016
Dan Pitt, Commentary
Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation, shares the ONF's predictions for how software-defined networking will evolve next year.
By Dan Pitt ,
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Network Automation, Programming, And Scale
Kirk Byers, Owner, Twin Bridges TechnologyCommentary
How do you write custom network automation programs that will endure? Here are some ideas.
By Kirk Byers Owner, Twin Bridges Technology,
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2015: A Storage Retrospective
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
From the proposed Dell-EMC merger to Western Digital's acquisition of SanDisk, the storage industry was anything but staid this year.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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6 Reasons Your Network Isnít Ready For SDN
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Companies implementing software-defined networking in the data center risk failing if they don't address infrastructure and organizational issues first.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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