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HP unveils Cisco-like SDN switch

Amazon AWS continues to use TrueCrypt despite project's demise | Six Docker services making serious waves

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HP unveils Cisco-like SDN switch
Like Cisco Nexus 9000 devices, HP 7900 switch is aimed at physical/virtual integration and has no midplane; app extends virtual networking in OpenStack clouds. Read More

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4 Key Survival Tips for Planning Your Next Big Data Project
Big Data projects slam network performance. This paper offer survival tips to prepare your network before the Big Data projects hit, not after. Learn how to monitor and manage network performance for bandwidth, consistent low latency, scalable storage, processing power and security. Learn More


The Benefits of Cloud Networking
Cloud networking introduces a new way to deploy, operate, & manage distributed enterprise networks. It delivers network capabilities via a cloud infrastructure with minimal capital investment or IT resources. This paper provides details on cloud networking, the state of the cloud market & its benefits Read Now

Amazon AWS continues to use TrueCrypt despite project's demise
TrueCrypt remains the only option for securely importing and exporting data to and from the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) two weeks after the popular encryption software was abruptly discontinued by its creators, supposedly for security reasons. Read More

Six Docker services making serious waves
Docker is fast becoming one of the hottest technologies under development. Released just a year ago, the open source project for creating virtualized application containers has already caused major cloud players, from Red Hat to Google, to rethink how applications can be delivered, run, and managed, especially in cloud environments. Read More

Microsoft Azure service lets IT control identity and access management to select applications
As part of its Azure cloud service, Microsoft yesterday turned on a "preview", as it likes to call it, of a new proxy service for identity and access management (I&AM) that lets IT managers set up a way that users can access selected applications hosted in the internal corporate network or external cloud services. Read More


Meg Whitman presents Unlocking IT with Big Data
Today, the industry is at an inflection point - driven by a triple storm of Big Data, cloud, and mobility; and in this new environment, security is paramount. The New Style of IT is about how businesses and IT leverage this rapid change for enterprise growth. Learn More

Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive
Over the past few weeks I've regaled you with detailed reviews of the three major online office productivity suites: Microsoft Office Online with Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online; Apple's iWork for iCloud with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud; and Google Drive (aka Google Apps) with Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Which suite is for you? There is no clear winner in this horse race, so your specific needs will dictate that choice. Read More

Making smartphone screens indestructable
At the risk jinxing myself, I've got to be in the minority of people who have never broken a smartphone screen (Okay, okay, I did break a Kindle screen once, but Amazon practically replaced it for me almost before the device hit the floor, so I'm not counting that). Read More

Final thoughts from Cisco Live: You can't manage what you can't see
Cisco Live 2014, the company's 25th annual user event, is now in the books, and I've had some time to reflect on the show. At the show, Cisco did what it does best and gave attendees a glimpse of the future and where technology is headed. Read More


Why you need a next-generation firewall
This white paper explores the reasons for implementing NG firewalls and lays out a path to success for overburdened IT organizations. Learn More

How to maximize storage space on your Windows tablet
If you're running out of space on your Windows tablet, you can expand your storage, clean up those unneeded files, or store non-critical files in the cloud. Read More

HP assembles 'federation' of Helion cloud providers
Hoping to get a hand from partners, Hewlett-Packard is assembling a network of service providers that will offer hosted services based on the company's Helion software. Read More

'Salesforce Wear:' A Wearable Tech Toolset for the Enterprise
Today, CRM and cloud giant announced the Salesforce Wear Developer Kit, a set of resources designed to help the company's 1.5 million developers experiment with and build applications for a variety of popular wearable devices, including smartwatches, smartglasses, smart armbands and biometric authenticators. Read More


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