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Hardware-Defined Networking: Bridging The Gap For Enterprise SDN

Hardware-Defined Networking: Bridging The Gap For Enterprise SDN

The following post is by Greg Ferro, a network architect and Network Computing contributor: An enterprise data center has any number of servers that will remain attached to physical network ports because legacy applications are resistant to virtualization. In some cases, organizations are reluctant to…

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A Visual History Of Interop

A Visual History Of Interop

From its origins as a workshop on networking protocols, Interop has grown into global technology conference on networking, cloud, mobility and more. Marcia Savage at Network Computing put together a slideshow that traces Interop from its founding to the present. I’ve shared a few highlights…

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How Can IT Departments Conquer SDN & BYOD Challenges?

How Can IT Departments Conquer SDN & BYOD Challenges?

Two Hot Keynote Panels Offer Actionable Advice for IT Pros Interop’s main stage will feature two keynote panels focused on the challenges and opportunities BYOD and SDN present to enterprise IT. BYOD: Not just a trend, but a state of mind Business users are demanding…

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C-Level Execs Note Critical Need for IT Expertise at the Top

C-Level Execs Note Critical Need for IT Expertise at the Top

Interop Las Vegas Keynoters Explain How a Technology Culture Leads to Enterprise Success Technology enhances how people work. But can a technology-forward culture directly contribute to a business’ bottom line? To talk through this potential, three C-level technology experts from Deloitte, Symantec and ASCD will…

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Ban Organic Network Growth

Ban Organic Network Growth

The following post is by Russ White, Principal Engineer at Ericsson: Could you tell another network engineer what the convergence characteristics of your network are? Will you know precisely where to look for problems at 2:00 a.m. when dealing with the dreaded call about a…

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E2 Radio Examines Real-World Cloud Adoption

E2 Radio Examines Real-World Cloud Adoption

It’s easy to talk about cloud computing, but it’s another thing entirely to embrace it. While cloud services emphasize ease of deployment and predictable operational costs, IT has grapple with a host of issues, including security, the ability to move corporate data in and out…

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Considering SDN? Adopt Chaos Monkey

Considering SDN? Adopt Chaos Monkey

The following post is by Tony Kontzer, a contributor at Network Computing: The way Ivan Pepelnjak sees it, every company could benefit from its own Chaos Monkey. What’s Chaos Monkey, you ask? It’s a service Netflix built — and now relies upon –to ensure the…

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Network Engineers: Don’t Be The Dinosaur

Network Engineers: Don’t Be The Dinosaur

The following post is by Ethan Banks, a hands-on networking practitioner and chair of the Infrastructure track at Interop Las Vegas: The way networks are conceived and managed is no longer about the individual components; it’s about the whole. Vendors want IT consumers to see…

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Best of Interop Finalists Announced For 2014

Best of Interop Finalists Announced For 2014

Interop has announced the finalists for the 2014 Best of Interop awards. Judges chose 27 products and services in 9 categories, including SDN, networking, mobility, cloud, and security. The Best of Interop awards recognize innovative products and services from Interop exhibitors that advance business technology….

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E2 Radio Talks Mobility Challenges, Opportunities

E2 Radio Talks Mobility Challenges, Opportunities

Mobility is an opportunity and challenge. From a business perspective, mobile devices present new ways to interact with customers and partners, and organizations need a clear mobile strategy to take full advantage. Internally, IT is expected to provide robust, secure wireless access while allowing employees…

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