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  • 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.

  • Dell networking chief: taking on Cisco in the data centre

    It is just over a year since Dell completed its acquisition of Force10 Networks, but the company already has big plans to challenge Cisco's dominance in the data centre.

  • Scale Computing CTO: Big Data demands scale-out storage

    The only reason that scale-up storage is still so predominant in the enterprise is because most business applications were built to run on scale-up architecture, but as demand grows for big data applications, enterprises will increasingly be looking to adopt a scale-out model.

  • Data centre in a box? The era is approaching

    Start-up SimpliVity is the latest vendor to emerge from the development stage with an all-in-one array that performs all the functions of a complete IT stack with the addition of deduplication and data replication. More companies and products are preparing similar launches.

  • Can Fibre Channel survive Ethernet's assault?

    Expensive and specialised Fibre Channel SANs have been under assault as companies consolidate data traffic over Ethernet. With Fibre Channel disks already largely eliminated from the market by SAS, can networking gear be far behind?

  • OpenStack may be gaining support from IBM but Iaas is still making slow headway

    When it comes to Infrastructure as a Service - renting on-demand compute, storage and network resources that live in a multi-tenant virtualised public cloud - midsized businesses are jumping in with both feet. But large enterprises with their own well-established data centres are still dipping their toes in the water.

  • The 10 most powerful IaaS companies in the world

    We assembled this list with help from analysts at Cloud Technology Partners, Current Analysis, Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC and Neovise who watch the public cloud Infrastructure as a Service scene very closely. The services in this list include Amazon Web Services, Bluelock, CSC, GoGrid, IBM, OpenStack, Backspace, Savvis, Terremark and VMWare.

  • The 15 worst data security breaches of the 21st century

    Data security breaches happen daily in too many places at once to keep count. But what constitutes a huge breach versus a small one? For some perspective, we take a look at 15 of the biggest incidents in recent memory. Helping us out are security practitioners from a variety of industries, including more than a dozen members of LinkedIn's Information Security Community, who provided nominations for the list.

  • Cisco catching up with the cloud

    The only place Cisco plays directly in the cloud is in the SaaS arena with its WebEx collaboration, video and telepresence services, which account for about $1 billion of Cisco's $40 billion in annual revenue.

  • Proceed with caution when adopting Hadoop

    Companies should take a pragmatic approach to implementing Hadoop for their "big data" requirements, a new report released by analyst firm Forrester Research urges.

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