Software-Defined Networking (SDN): What Is It?

March 4, 2014
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Software-Defined Networking (SDN): What Is It?

SDN is getting a lot of hype at the moment. Coupled with its kissing cousin, network virtualization, it is all the buzz. So what exactly is it? At its most basic level, SDN is an approach to networking in which the control plane is decoupled from hardware and given over to a software controller.  

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AWS Console Extensibility & Asgard

March 3, 2014
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CloudComputing

The Amazon Web Services console isn’t extensible in the way conventional management consoles are. Asgard (a Netflix open source project) may provide an extensible open source alternative.

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Addressing Users’ VDI Performance Concerns

February 28, 2014
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PerformanceManagement

In Do Users Have a Negative Perception of Desktop Virtualization?, James Rankin brought up a set of issues that arise whenever a new platform is deployed in an organization. Those issues revolve around the fact that users tend to then blame all problems with user experience upon the new platform, even if those problems had existed…

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Microsoft Continues to Take Great Strides Forward

February 27, 2014
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CloudComputing

Microsoft continues to take great strides forward with its cloud strategy, to the point where success has it charging forth at almost record pace. One thing I have learned, in my years working in IT, is that when Microsoft sets its mind on doing something, it is a pretty safe bet that it will succeed…

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Tell Me Why I Should Upgrade

February 26, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

Technology vendors overwhelmingly believe that just because a new version of a product is made available to the marketplace, virtualization technologists will embrace it. However, in order for technologists to move to the newer version, it must: Be technically superior Be easier to administer/maintain Address a compelling business solution.

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Good Technology to Acquire BoxTone

February 25, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

With the mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) markets still reeling from VMware’s $1.5B purchase of competitor AirWatch, Good Technology has announced that it is purchasing BoxTone for an undisclosed amount. This is a purchase to turn heads: Good Technology is making a bold statement to the world that it, too, is…

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