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Is quantum computing ready to leap into the real world?

While tech industry heavyweights strive for quantum supremacy, IDC’s latest research reveals the current state of quantum computing and explains why real-world applications are only a qubit away.

Cisco fortifies ACI for Amazon, Microsoft integration and multicloud management

Cisco has upgraded its core networking software to include better support for multicloud integration and management as well as tools to help telcos or hyperscalers tie together large scale data center networks.

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VMware, Dell add heft to on-prem cloud service

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC 2.0 brings support for high density and high-performance data-center applications

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Juniper's big push: AI in all areas of enterprise networking

Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim plans expansion of its Mist artificial intelligence technology into cloud, data center, Wi-Fi and SD-WAN environments.

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Choose flexible edge deployments carefully

Each edge-computing deployment has very specific requirements, but since the need for edge applications over time may shift, it’s important to find an architecture that works now but is flexible enough to meet future needs.

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Gartner: IT spending will drop 8% as COVID-19 hits enterprise wallets

Gartner forecasts spending on data-center systems will be hit hardest in 2020

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How synthetic full backup works and why you might need it

Synthetic full backup can eliminate traditional full backup and deliver more efficiency

Remote access needs strategic planning right now

COVID-19 triggered what’s likely to be a permanent increase in work-from-home employees, so IT pros should start work on a better remote-access architecture, perhaps the secure access service edge (SASE).

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IBM rolls Red Hat into edge, AI, hybrid-cloud expansion

Every company will be an AI company new IBM CEO Krishna tells Think! virtual gathering

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Nvidia, after $7B Mellanox hardware deal, grabs Cumulus for big network software play

Nvidia, a company known for developing advanced chips for artificial intelligence and high-speed gaming applications has is making a concerted effort to go after cloud-based data center customers by acquiring Cumulus Networks for an...

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Trouble with troubleshooting: Network-management tools are letting IT pros down

Network-management vendors need to make smarter tools that employ machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Supply-chain woes put the brakes on hyperscale data centers

Major cloud providers are having trouble getting basic components for new data centers so they've put off some construction plans, but they have enough surplus capacity already to ride out the problem.

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Guide to virtual tech conferences, including Cisco Live, IBM Think and VMworld

COVID-19 has quashed in-person events worldwide. Red Hat Summit, Cisco Live, and VMware's VMworld are just a few of the upcoming network industry events that will now be held virtually.

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IBM's big hybrid-cloud gamble

Red Hat OpenShift, containers and Kubernetes are all part of Big Blue's hybrid-cloud vision as laid out by IBM's new CEO Arvind Krishna.

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How to dispose of IT hardware without hurting the environment

Find certified recyclers and disposal firms in order to know that the retirement of your old electronics gear is handled safely.

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High-performance computing as a service: What you need to know

HPC services can be a way to meet expanding supercomputing needs, but depending on the use case, they’re not necessarily better than on-premises supercomputers.

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5 metrics you need to know about your backup and recovery system

Enterprises need to gather key data to determine whether their backup and recovery plans match up with reality.

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Coronavirus challenges remote networking

COVID-19 sends IBM, Google, Amazon, AT&T, Cisco, Apple and others scrambling to securely support an enormous rise in teleworkers, and puts stress on remote-access networks.

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