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2019: Look for improvements to software-defined data-center networks

Developments in cloud services, security, containers and white-box switches can make a positive impact for software-defined data-center networks in the coming year.

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What is a solid-state drive: SSDs vs HDDs

Solid state drives use interconnected pools of flash memory that are managed by an SSD controller to deliver speeds far beyond what a hard disk drive (HDD) can offer.

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What's hot in enterprise networking for 2019

With 2019 just around the corner there's a lot of  developments and advances coming that will affect how enterprises make use of technologies for SD-WAN, IoT, Wi-Fi, data centers, the cloud and more. Here's a selection of some of...

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HPE edge offerings merge analytics, applications and IoT systems control

HPE is uniting information and operational technology in edge-network hardware and software systems.

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Hyperconvergence: Not just for specific workloads anymore

Hyperconvergence has come a long way in a relatively short time, and enterprises are taking advantage of the new capabilities.

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Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

The choice facing hyperconverged-infrastructure shoppers is simple: an integrated HCI appliance from a single vendor, or hardware-agnostic hyperconvergence software. It's making the final decision that's difficult.

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What is Transport Layer Security (TLS)?

Transport-layer security is more effective than its predecessor SSL, and its latest version - TLS 1.3 - improves both privacy and performance.

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Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development

Amazon Web Services and Cisco have teamed to help customers build apps in the cloud or data centers and move easily between the two.

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The IBM-Red Hat deal: What it means for enterprises

IBM hopes the acquisition of Red Hat will give its customers the tools to expand their use of cloud by creating and deploying cloud-friendly applications on a larger scale, a goal shared by IBM competitors Google, Amazon and...

What's new in IoT: Trends for 2019

The fourth edition of the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC), which took place in Barcelona earlier this month, signaled an increasing interest in the technology, with the number of attendees increasing by 25 percent...

How we selected 10 hot business continuity startups to watch

Here's the process used to winnow down the possible candidates for mention in our business-continuity roundup.

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10 hot business-continuity startups to watch

A crop of well-funded young businesses embrace blockchain, machine learning, data analytics and more to stave off costly disaster downtime.

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What is a private cloud? [ And some things that it's not ]

Here's a clear definition of private cloud that should help lift some of misconceptions about what private cloud is and is not, and reaffirm that private cloud is definitely not dead.

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Is there a white-box server in your data center’s future?

The stagnant server market is heating up as 'white box' server vendors grab an increasing share of the cloud business. Enterprises have been reluctant to follow the lead of hyperscale data center vendors to off-brand server...

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Cisco, SAP team up to ease cloud, container integration, management

Cisco’s Container Platform will work with SAP’s Data Hub to integrate large data sets that may be in public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services, Hadoop, Microsoft or Google, and integrate them with private cloud or enterprise apps...

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400G Ethernet demos, plugfest tout hyperscale network power

High-speed Ethernet demos from Arista, Cisco, Juniper, Intel, Huawei and others portend a strong, looming 400G Ethernet future.

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What is a data lake? Flexible big data management explained

A data lake can be a much more flexible repository than a data warehouse. Or it can be a trash dump that grows and grows

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Lenovo, NetApp team up vs. Dell EMC, HPE on storage

Lenovo and NetApp have jointly developed flash storage, plan sales cooperation worldwide and created a joint venture to capture storage and data management business in China.

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Nvidia revs up AI with GPU-powered data-center platform

Nvidi's T4 GPU will appear in Google products, gains support from Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM, Oracle and SuperMicro.

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Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises

Dell EMC teams with BlueData, provider of the EPIC self-service, container-based software platform, to offer Ready Solutions for Big Data, a big data as a service (BDaaS) package for on-premises data centers.

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