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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The impact of the 'Internet of Things' on corporate IT

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad concept plotting to make vast amounts of the physical world interactive, IP-enabled, and ?smart?, according to Forrester Research analyst Andrew Rose.

  • Software-defined networking: one to watch in 2013

    Software defined networking (SDN) has been pegged as one of the major enterprise IT trends for the next few years, with analyst firm IDC predicting the worldwide market to grow from $360 million in 2013 to $3.7 billion by 2016.

  • How Windows 8 threatens to undermine Software Assurance

    Sean Robinson, MD of License Dashboard, explains how critical changes to Windows 8 licensing is undermining the assurance of Software Assurance, and what organisations must do to ensure they remain compliant when implementing virtualisation and BYOD.

  • Why SDN will accelerate COTS adoption in the networking industry

    Software-defined networking (SDN) is a game changer for adoption of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology in the network industry.

  • Dealing with key trends during an IT disaster recovery

    Cloud services, virtualisation, BYOD and social CRM are key factors influencing disaster recovery. Because earthquakes, hurricanes, snow storms or other events can put data centers and other corporate facilities out of commission for a while, it's vital that companies have in place a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

  • Network virtualisation and next generation network architecture

    As IT leaders try to get the best performance and efficiency out of their virtualised environments, they're realising the need for virtual networking, and often a whole new networking architecture that's designed for virtualisation from the ground up.

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