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Centralized Authentication: A Double-Edged Sword

Centralized Authentication: A Double-Edged Sword

The following post is by Dan Tesch, an IT Director and Interop Advisory Board member: When I arrived at my current employer about seven years ago, I was surprised to find no Active Directory. There was an attempt at an LDAP infrastructure, but the only…

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Quick Takes: Druva, Eucalyptus Systems, Pica8

Quick Takes: Druva, Eucalyptus Systems, Pica8

I have the opportunity to get briefings on new products in the IT industry. Here are highlights from several meetings I had in the past couple of weeks, along with a brief reaction on each. Druva Adds E-Discovery To Endpoint Backup What: Druva had added…

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What Exhibitors Say About Interop Las Vegas 2014

What Exhibitors Say About Interop Las Vegas 2014

As the leading independent technology conference and expo series, Interop brings together IT professionals and technology providers at live events across the globe. Hundreds of exhibitors were on hand in Las Vegas this April to interact with attendees and media. Interop’s roving interviewer spoke with…

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Would You Pay For Twitter?

Would You Pay For Twitter?

Twitter is taking a beating. While the company trumped Wall Street estimates and added millions of new users, it also announced a net loss of $132 million this week, and its stock price fell 8.6 percent after the company reported its first-quarter financials. According to…

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New Cloud Survey Highlights Performance Anxieties

New Cloud Survey Highlights Performance Anxieties

A new survey sponsored by Compuware asked 740 senior IT professionals about their cloud provider concerns, in particular whether cloud customers have sufficient visibility into and control over application performance. According to the survey, 79% say typical SLAs based on availability are too simplistic. Of…

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Dell Taps Big Switch To Expand Bare Metal Options

Dell Taps Big Switch To Expand Bare Metal Options

Dell and Big Switch Networks announced a reseller agreement in which Dell will sell the Big Tap Monitoring application from Big Switch, which includes an OpenFlow controller. Dell will also offer Big Switch’s Switch Light OS on two Dell switch lines. This is the second…

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Top Rated Speakers from Interop Las Vegas 2014

Top Rated Speakers from Interop Las Vegas 2014

Post by Madeline McCaffrey, Conference Content Coordinator Planning for Interop New York is well underway, but before leaving Las Vegas behind we wanted to take a moment to recognize our top speakers from earlier this month. Ivan Pepelnjak’s compelling workshops and conference session earned him…

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Network Computing: Built For Community

Network Computing: Built For Community

Network Computing has revamped its Web site to create an online community where infrastructure administrators, engineers, and architects can connect with peers, analysts, and independent experts. For 25 years, Network Computing has provided insight and analysis on networking, the data center, storage, the cloud, and…

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SDN & The Programming Pushback

SDN & The Programming Pushback

A common refrain about SDN is that it will force network engineers to become programmers as they grapple with APIs and more highly automated environments. Certainly there’s significant demands on network to speed up provisioning and increase scalability to match what’s possible with virtual machines….

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InteropNet Visuals: Power Use & Performance

InteropNet Visuals: Power Use & Performance

InteropNet providers TSO Logic and ThousandEyes weighed in on their experience helping to run InteropNet, the custom-built production network that provides connectivity and wireless for attendees, exhibitors and staff at Interop Las Vegas. TSO Logic, which makes power management software, monitored power usage on the…

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