The ZFS Story: Clearing Up the Confusion
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published May 14, 2014
The ZFS file system has much to recommend it, yet a good deal of confusion exists about it as well.
Tags: networking, ZFS, filesystem
Mobile Traffic to Hit 18 Exabytes Per Month by 2018
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 05, 2014
Cisco's annual Visual Networking Index forecasts dramatic mobile data growth over the next five years.
Tags: networking, smartphone, Cisco, tablets, Mobile Analytics
Former CIA, NSA Head Accuses Huawei of Spying for China
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 19, 2013
The networking and telecommunications equipment maker denies the charge.
Tags: networking, China, telecommunications, UK, NSA, espionage, Huawei, CIA
Cisco Says Internet Traffic Will Triple in Next Four Years
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 31, 2013
The "Internet of Things" will generate much of that traffic.
Tags: video, networking, Internet, Cisco, traffic, internet of things
Cisco's Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 16, 2013
The networking vendor's revenue and profits both grew about 5 percent.
Tags: networking, earnings, Cisco, Switches, revenue
IBM Falls Short of the Goal Line in 1Q13
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 19, 2013
Will Linux help power Big Blue forward to future growth?
Tags: Linux, IBM, networking, earnings, Storage
Networking Vendors Work Together on OpenDaylight SDN Project
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 08, 2013
Cisco, IBM, Citrix, Juniper and many others will collaborate on standards for software-defined networking.
Tags: open source, IBM, networking, Citrix, Cisco, Juniper Networks, SDN, Software-Defined Networking
Ubuntu File Sharing
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 08, 2013
These six tools allow you to share files across your local network or via the cloud.
Tags: open source, Linux, cloud computing, networking, PC, Ubuntu, file sharing
Cisco Buys Small Cell Maker Ubiquisys
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 03, 2013
The networking giant reportedly paid $310 million for the UK-based company.
Tags: wireless, networking, Cisco, Femtocell, merger and acquistion activity, small cell technology
Cisco Lays Off 500 Workers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 28, 2013
The job cuts are less than 1 percent of the company's workforce.
Tags: networking, EMC, Cisco, layoffs
Why I'm Burning My Business Cards
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 13, 2013
The practice of transferring professional data on a tree-based storage medium predates the telegraph. Just say no – and take a look at some alternatives.
Tags: networking, IT
Cisco to Buy Intucell for $475 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 23, 2013
The Israeli startup makes software for wireless network carriers.
Tags: networking, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity, wireless carriers
Report: Cisco Wants to Sell Linksys Division
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 17, 2012
Unnamed sources say Cisco has hired Barclays to help with the deal.
Tags: networking, Cisco, routers, Linksys
Cisco to Expand Services Business
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 10, 2012
The networking provider is looking to reinvent itself with a new business strategy and a new advertising campaign.
Tags: cloud computing, services, networking, Cisco
Cisco Buys Wi-Fi Networking Firm Meraki for $1.2 Billion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 19, 2012
Cisco says the purchase will help it expand its customer base with more mid-market firms.
Tags: Cloud, networking, Cisco, Wi-Fi, WiFi, merger and acquistion activity
Juniper Networks Laying off 500 Workers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 02, 2012
The company said the layoffs are not targeted at its QFabric line.
Tags: networking, layoffs, Juniper Networks
GoDaddy: Service Outage Was Our Fault, Not Hacking
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 12, 2012
Although a hacker claimed responsibility, the hosting provider said the outage was actually due to networking problems.
Tags: outage, networking, GoDaddy, hacktivism, hack attacks, Anonymous
First look: Windows Server 2012 Brings the Cloud Down to Earth
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 05, 2012
The new OS shares a lot with Windows 8.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, networking, virtualization, Windows 8, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, Storage
Sources: IBM Interested in Purchasing RIM's Enterprise Services
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 10, 2012
Another day, another rumor of a tech company that wants to buy part of RIM.
Tags: IBM, networking, servers, RIM, enterprise services, merger and acquistion activity, BlackBerry 10
Wikipedia Suffers Temporary Outage
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 06, 2012
The site blamed "networking issues" for the problems.
Tags: outage, networking, downtime, Wikipedia
Oracle to Buy Cloud Infrastructure Provider Xsigo Systems
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 30, 2012
Xsigo sells software-defined networking technology.
Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, networking, virtualization, xsigo, merger and acquistion activity, Software-Defined Networking
Cisco Cuts 1,300 Jobs in 'Limited Restructuring'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 24, 2012
The layoffs will amount to 2 percent of the networking vendor's global workforce.
Tags: networking, Cisco, restructurings, layoffs
VMware to Buy Nicira Network Software for $1.26 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 24, 2012
Nicira makes networking monitoring and management software.
Tags: server, software, networking, virtualization, VMware, merger and acquistion activity
Cisco to Break the 1 Gigabit Barrier on Enterprise WiFi Networks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 11, 2012
The networking vendor will launch an 802.11ac-based access point next year.
Tags: wireless, networking, Cisco, Enterprise, access point
Cisco Hits Record Quarterly Revenue
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 10, 2012
The trend towards cloud computing has been good to the networking vendor.
Tags: networking, earnings, Cisco, revenue
Cisco CTO: The Network Is Evolving
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 08, 2012
Cisco CTO delivers a vision at Interop for where the networking world is headed.
Tags: cloud computing, networking, Cisco
Intel to Buy HPC Interconnect Assets of Cray for $140M
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 25, 2012
The additional technology and employees will bolster Intel's high-performance computing portfolio.
Tags: networking, Intel, HPC, Cray, interconnect
Cisco Buys Optical Networking Company for $271 Million
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 27, 2012
With its purchase of Lightware, Cisco acquires CMOS photonics silicon expertise.
Tags: networking, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Buying Guide
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 31, 2011
Cloud computing infrastructure-as-a-service is redefining hosting, enabling companies to rent computing and networking capability using a pay-as-you-go model.
Tags: cloud computing, networking, data center, servers, IaaS, buyer guide
Open FCoE Taps Virtualization
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 07, 2011
Some observers expect that the storage market's slow move toward the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technology will now move faster due to recent developments.
Tags: networking, FCoE, Storage Planning
HP's Not So Secret Plan to Make Cisco Extinct
By Rob Enderle | Article Published August 16, 2011
HP's plans for an optical switch product may offer Cisco a major competitive challenge.
Tags: networking, Cisco, HP, Switches
Dell Acquires Force10 for Networking Growth
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 20, 2011
Dude, you've got a networking company.
Tags: networking, Dell, Brocade, Juniper Networks, Force10
Meraki Slims Down Cloud Routers
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 14, 2011
Cloud-managed routing vendor drops a key product in favor of redesigned version that can sit on a desktop.
Tags: cloud computing, networking, routers, Meraki
Cisco Challenges 'Good Enough' Networking
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 29, 2011
In what appears to be an answer to newly tough competition, Cisco makes noise about networking standards.
Tags: networking, Cisco, standards, Juniper Networks
Cisco Goes Green With New Data Center
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 15, 2011
Cisco opens new Texas data center to power its own operations.
Tags: networking, data center, Cisco, green IT, UCS
How to Solve the Innovator's Dilemma
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 04, 2011
Juniper Networks executives explain how to get around the Innovator's Dilemma and build a pipeline of disruptive technologies.
Tags: software, networking, Enterprise IT, start ups, innovation
Cisco Kills Cloud Computing Email
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 23, 2011
After pumping millions into hosted email effort, Cisco throws in the towel.
Tags: Linux, cloud computing, networking, Cisco, Email management
Tech Execs, Government Officials Stump for Spectrum Reform
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 23, 2011
Administration officials press for policy reform to free up more spectrum for mobile broadband, a push backed by some of the Web's biggest players, including Google and Microsoft.
Tags: wireless, networking, broadcasters, mobile broadband, Spectrum Reform
Cisco's SecureX Claims Context-Aware Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 18, 2011
The network giant touts its new solution as still more secure than the self-defending network architecture it has long promoted.
Tags: security, networking, Cisco, networking equipment, SecureX
NTIA, FCC Release National Broadband Map
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 17, 2011
Feds deliver long-awaited visualization of availability of broadband service down to census block, highlighting shortfalls in deployment, along with a new survey indicating adoption trends.
Tags: networking, government IT, FCC, broadband, digital divide
FCC Chief Hails Broadband as Economic Engine
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 09, 2011
FCC Chairman outlines steps his agency is taking to promote deployment of high-speed Internet service, calling it a lynch-pin of the 21st century economy.
Tags: networking, FCC, broadband, broadband wireless, Obama administration
White House Report Touts Obama Innovation Agenda
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 04, 2011
Administration fleshes out broad goals outlined in State of the Union address and follow-up events with a new report advancing policy initiatives, including patent reform and broadband infrastructure.
Tags: networking, Patent Reform, innovation, White House, Obama administration
ICANN Moves Into IPv6 Era
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 04, 2011
With the last block of IPv4 addresses exhausted, the Internet transitions into a new era.
Tags: networking, Internet, ICANN, IPv6, IPv4
Mobile Cloud Computing: 5 Key Trends
By Jeff Vance | Article Published January 31, 2011
With a predicted one trillion Internet-connected devices by 2015, mobile cloud computing is a potent emerging technology.
Tags: cloud computing, networking, mobile cloud computing, mobile cloud, handheld device
Cisco to Leverage Open Source in Cloud Computing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 06, 2011
Networking giant Cisco plans on using open source as it continues to build presence in cloud computing deployments.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, networking, Cisco, standards
How to Set Up a Wireless Network
By Sven Rasmussen | Article Published December 16, 2010
Easy to follow tips to set up a wireless network securely and with enough bandwidth.
Tags: wireless, networking, WLAN management, WiFi, wireless network
Cisco Teams Up with BMC for Joint Cloud Solution
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 06, 2010
New Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform melds Cisco's hardware with BMC software for new solution for cloud deployment, provisioning and management.
Tags: cloud computing, networking, IT management, BMC Software, Cisco Systems
IT Salary: National Averages for 45 IT Jobs
By James Maguire | Article Published November 30, 2010
IT salary levels for developers, IT managers, systems administrators, network engineers, help desk experts and more.
Tags: database administrator, networking, developer salary, IT salary, IT management salary
Tracking Linux Network Stats with vnStat
By Brian Proffitt | Article Published November 22, 2010
The Linux networking tool nStat is a popular network traffic logger.
Tags: Linux, networking, Linux downloads, open source tools, Linux server monitoring
Cisco Hits Air Pocket as Cable, Government Revenues Fall
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 11, 2010
Ciscos data center business continues to grow, though its not all smooth sailing as IT spending troubles resurface.
Tags: networking, earnings, Cisco, Nexus, Cisco Network Management
Juniper Expands IPv6 Migration Options
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 05, 2010
Moving from IPv4 to IPv6 is no easy task, as IPv4 access remains a requirement for service providers even as address space runs down.
Tags: networking, migration, Juniper, IPv6, Juniper Networks
Video Usage vs. Enterprise Networks
By David Needle | Article Published October 27, 2010
Surging usages of streaming video threatens to severely tax the capabilities of enterprise networks.
Tags: video, networking, Enterprise IT, enterprise networks, streaming video
FCC Lays Spectrum Blueprint
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 25, 2010
Reiterating warnings about a looming spectrum shortfall, Federal Communications Commission outlines steps to free up more airwaves for mobile broadband networks.
Tags: wireless, networking, FCC, spectrum, mobile broadband
Cisco's Chambers Stumps for Business-Led Economic Recovery
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 21, 2010
CEO of networking giant urges government-business collaboration to speed economic recovery, pitches his own version of a stimulus plan through tax reform.
Tags: networking, broadband, Cisco, video conferencing, John Chambers
The Future of Work: Who Needs an Office?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 19, 2010
New Cisco sponsored study reports that around the world most workers dont have to be in the office to be productive.
Tags: networking, IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager, telecommute, teleconference
55 Open Source Replacements for Popular Networking Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 18, 2010
Open source downloads that can help you design, test, deploy, manage, monitor, and secure your network.
Tags: open source, networking, Linux downloads, open source tools, network software
Will Open Source Vyatta Challenge Cisco?
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 14, 2010
Open source is moving into the networking sector, yet observers scoff at the notion that Cisco is threatened. Yet Vyatta has grown dramatically recently.
Tags: open source, networking, networks, Cisco, Vyatta
Verizon, Free Press Continue Net Neutrality Sparring
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 26, 2010
War of words continues in the long, hot summer of network neutrality, as Verizon and Free Press exchange barbs over the telecom giant's compromise proposal with Google.
Tags: Google, networking, FCC, Verizon, Net Neutrality
Free Networking Software: 10 Downloads
By Eric Geier | Article Published August 18, 2010
Free downloads for Wi-Fi installation and troubleshooting, traffic monitoring, remote desktop and sharing, and password recovery.
Tags: software, networking, network management, download
Does YouTube's Gain Equal More IT Pain?
By David Needle | Article Published July 09, 2010
The popular video service introduces new features intended to keep users on the site longer. Consumers may like it, but will office productivity take a hit?
Tags: YouTube, networking, IT, IT management, Network Management & Monitoring
Intel Previews Where Tech is Headed
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 01, 2010
From a Segway-mounted robot to sensors that eliminate the need for a router, Intel plans be inside more than PCs.
Tags: networking, Intel, research, SSD, Network Equipment
Cisco's New FabricPath Reduces Large Networks' Need for Switches
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 30, 2010
Ahead of IETF standards, Cisco rolls out its new FabricPath technology to help minimize the number of switching layers in networks, while also introducing new WAN acceleration and hosted collaboration services.
Tags: networking, Cisco, Switches, network tools, Network Platform
The Facebook Era Has a Strong Business Angle
By David Needle | Article Published May 06, 2010
Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era, discusses how social networks are changing business as we know it. Also, SlideShare adds video to its popular presentations-sharing service.
Tags: Facebook, social network, social networking, networking, LinkedIn
Is IT Suffering from Too Much Specialization?
By Charlie Schluting | Article Published April 09, 2010
Look, for instance, at the Sysadmin of years past, whose job is now divided among a fragmented array of application, storage, networking, and server specialists.
Tags: networking, IT, IT management, application management, Sysadmins
Cisco Ditches HP as a Certified Partner
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 19, 2010
Friendly co-opetition between two tech titans isn't so friendly anymore as Cisco ends its certified partner relationship with HP and gears up for full scale competition.
Tags: networking, Cisco, HP, servers, 3Com
Google Network to be '100 Times Faster'
By - Reuters | Article Published February 11, 2010
Google is challenging AT&T and Verizon as it makes plans to create what it calls a vastly faster telecommunications network.
Tags: Google, networking, Verizon, AT&T, bandwidth
HP Makes Aggressive Move for IT Budgets
By David Needle | Article Published February 02, 2010
Continuing a trend among the big IT companies, including IBM and others, HP is now offering zero-percent financing to small to medium-sized businesses for IT expenditures like PCs, servers, and networking equipment.
Tags: networking, SMB, HP, printers, Network gear
The Benefits of Centralized WLAN Management
By Charlie Schluting | Article Published January 21, 2010
Managing a heterogeneous wireless network with central controllers is clearly the easiest way to deploy a scalable WLAN infrastructure.
Tags: networking, Network Management & Monitoring, Cisco, WLAN, Network Solutions
Alcatel-Lucent Aims for Big Cuts in Network Power Use
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 11, 2010
New Green Touch consortium formed in an effort to reduce telecom networks power usage by as much as a 1000 X.
Tags: networking, network, network administrators, network configuration, Alcatel-Lucent
LinkedIn and Twitter Form Partnership
By - Reuters | Article Published November 10, 2009
Users of LinkedIn and Twitter can now easily cross-file to each other's services.
Tags: Twitter, social networking, networking, LinkedIn, network
Facebook Scores Victory over Spammers
By - Reuters | Article Published October 30, 2009
Facebook was awarded $711.2 million in damages relating to an anti-spam case against Internet marketer Sanford Wallace.
Tags: Facebook, social networking, networking, media
Do You Have 'Offline Stress Disorder'?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 14, 2009
Fueled by Facebook and the iPhone, Offline Stress Disorder is state of anxiety caused by knowledge that an Internet connection is not available.
Tags: Facebook, Google, social networking, networking, iPhone
Putting Linux on Parental Control
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 01, 2009
A number of Linux-based solutions enable users to set the "naughtyness" limit.
Tags: Linux, networking, Linux desktop, servers, desktop
'Agile' Development Winning Over 'Waterfall' Method
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 30, 2009
Software development has shifted from the more traditional 'waterfall'-based approach to the faster Agile approach.
Tags: programming, IBM, development, networking, HP