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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Google opens up about its SDN

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Google opens up on its SDN
For nearly a decade, we've been hearing, reading and writing about how Google was building its own switches and writing its own software to handle the tremendous traffic load on its search engine and applications because vendor offerings were either not up to the task, too expensive, or both. This week we found out how they did it. Read More


The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts
According to Dr. Devlin's white paper "The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts", data is still data, whether big or small. It needs to be managed effectively if organizations want to be gain value from it. Although big data may present special challenges for IT organizations, the principles of data management haven't changed. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: ATTO Technology, Inc

Cut Costs & Boost Performance with Software Defined Storage
A transition is underway from standard data center infrastructures to cloud-enabled, software-defined ones that permit resources to be scaled in response to evolving business needs. Software Defined Storage (SDS) brings the benefits of virtualization to storage infrastructure by enabling a modular approach that abstracts software from hardware. Learn More

12 fun, free summer classes for techies
Take a break from your day job and immerse yourself in baseball analytics. Or, escape to alien worlds, soak up superhero culture, and study the science of happiness. MOOCs are an easy way to feed your brain without draining your wallet. This summer, check out some fun, free, tech-friendly options from EdX, Coursera and newcomer Kadenze. Read More

Juniper, Ruckus join hands with an eye on mobile growth
The alliance between Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless underscores the importance of Wi-Fi in enterprises, where employees increasingly work and access cloud applications on mobile devices.Juniper and Ruckus say they're joining forces to build integrated wired and wireless infrastructures while keeping their technologies open and standards-based. Read More

Arista brings cloud-scale automation to enterprises and service providers
The term SDN certainly means different things to different people. To the giant web companies, SDN means having the ability to create custom network software to enable functions that are unique to that organization. Read More


5 Reasons Your Storage Snapshots Aren't Working
Snapshot-based data protection solutions were supposed to solve our backup challenges, weren't they? Then why are your backups still broken? If your snapshots are manually-managed or of the build-it-yourself variety, there may be several reasons that they aren't working very well. Learn more about the top reasons your snapshots are failing. Learn More

Scenes from Red Hat Summit 2015
Red Hat's annual conference/gathering/open-source party, the Red Hat Summit, kicks off Tuesday night with several keynotes – featuring CEO Jim Whitehurst, SVP Craig Muzilla and Cisco VP Satinder Sethi. Read More

Will Docker be acquired?
Containers are all the rage right now with big vendors like Red Hat, EMC, Cisco, HP, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services all supporting them. And the biggest startup in that world is Docker. It begs the question: Will Docker be acquired? Read More

Docker offers enterprise support, software for containers
Organizations wishing to explore the use of Docker containers can now tap into commercial support, as well as some new software, to help them manage the new technology. Read More


Digitizing The Enterprise Creates Content Challenges
IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine these growing content transformation usage requirements within enterprise organizations. Learn More


Review: CliQr clicks for cloud management
Deploying applications on IaaS clouds such as Amazon can be accomplished much more quickly than buying and configuring physical servers and networking equipment, but it's still a lot of work. (Insider Story) Read More


Top 10 botnet targets in the U.S. and worldwide
In its new botnet research report, 'Safeguarding the Internet,' Level 3 uses its own threat intelligence, combined with other data feeds, to define trends in botnet behavior, DDoS attacks and malware. Read More

Rackspace creates career path for tech execs who don't want to manage people
Egle Sigler started at Rackspace as a junior programmer and later moved to a DevOps architect position before advancing to her current role: principal architect of private cloud solutions at Rackspace.Along the way, Sigler was asked about leading a team of developers, but it didn't seem like the right path. 'I wasn't really interested in taking the management route, at least not immediately,' Sigler says. Read More



First Look: How will Windows 10 play on tablets

How does Windows 10, which Microsoft has been trying to make friendlier for desktops and notebooks, fare on tablets?


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