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  • Unplugging the data centre

    Nathan McBride joined hot US drug company AMAG Pharmaceuticals in 2008 with an ambitious goal: to rebuild IT using as little internal infrastructure as possible. He succeeded.

  • A Q&A with the Chair of the Open Networking Foundation's Migration Group

    For an inside look at the goals, expectations and plans of the ONF's recently created Migration Group and how it hopes to help companies make the transition to SDN, Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up via e-mail with the chair of the group, Justin Joubine Dustzadeh, CTO & VP of Technology Strategy, Networks, Huawei.

  • ExtraHop mines the network to glean operations intelligence

    Jesse Rothstein, who was the lead architect of F5's flagship product line, founded ExtraHop in 2007 to develop products to derive IT operations intelligence from data gleaned from the network.

  • The promise of software defined networking

    If you aren't intimately familiar with software defined networking, don't fret. Only 10% of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.

  • Brocade CEO: Why we are eating our own young

    Network fabrics have long been central to Brocade's business model. The company is currently on its sixth generation of fibre channel fabric, and since launching its Ethernet fabric two years ago the company claims to have 1,200 customers with over 200 devices deployed.

  • Lotus F1 CIO: Application strategy key to maintaining enterprise IT control

    Having an application strategy that allows employees to find and develop their own solutions is key to maintaining control of an enterprise IT environment, according to Graeme Hackland CIO at Lotus F1.

  • Why software-defined security is essential in a virtualised environment

    Virtualisation is widely accepted to be the most effective way to improve efficiency and reduce running costs in the data centre. But the issues of security and compliance within a virtualised environment continue to make many enterprise IT managers nervous about the technology.

  • Project Moonshot can spur widespread VDI deployments, says Carrenza

    HP gave the long awaited official launch for its Project Moonshot hyperscale system yesterday, as one of the customer trial participants highlighted the opportunities the high density servers can bring to cloud service providers.

  • Skeptcism follows Cisco-IBM led OpenDaylight SDN consortium

    If you're skeptical about the intentions of the OpenDaylight SDN consortium, you're not alone.

  • The programmable enterprise has arrived

    The programmable enterprise has arrived, with businesses in almost every market sector using application programming interfaces (APIs) to open up their software assets and encouraging developers to innovate using the infrastructure that they would not normally have access to.





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4 reasons to say goodbye to the status quo

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Fear and confusion in the software defined data centre

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