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It's often the case that upon hearing the word "consolidation" in conjunction with the network people conjure up visions of what's commonly known as a "god box." This mythical manifestation of data center legend allegedly enables every network-related services to be deployed on a sing...
Cloud storage has become the preferred choice for those who want the best. The storage area is limitless and the security that it provides is the best in the market. However, that is not the reason why businesses use cloud storage. More and more people are turning to cloud storage a...
I chat with Marketing Solutions Architect Robert Haynes to learn more about F5’s Application Services Reference Architecture. Robert talks about the challenges of application deployment, how organizations are handling it today and of course, how the Reference Architecture creates a fab...
In a perfect world, APM has all the right elements in place, providing value to the business and IT by giving us the metrics we need and showing us the health of our applications. It alerts us to anomalies when slowdowns occur, and shows us trends on performance. But there are other el...
When it comes to API frameworks, there seems to be a Field-of-Dreams-esque view that If you build it, they will come. And as our industry dives headfirst into SDN waters, there will be people who advocate the proliferation of developer programs under the premise that networking needs a...
Only in Vegas would someone bet that you couldn’t shoot a video in one take. He lost. With a live audience watching & $5 on the line, I show you how to find F5 booth 202 at Garner Data Center 2013.
When asked about the actual cost of an hour or minute of downtime, frequently the response is “it depends.” In some ways, we agree, it can be tricky to pin the cost of downtime to one static number when the variables change so dramatically from incident to incident. This first articl...
I work mostly in Plexxi’s office in Nashua, NH. That is about a 12-minute commute for me, backroads only through two sleepy towns. Very convenient and a great improvement over my previous commute. Every now and again I make the trek out to our Cambridge office and it is painful. About ...
This time of year the crystal balls get a viewing and many pundits put out their annual predictions for the coming year. Rather than thinking up my own, I figured I’d regurgitate what many others are expecting to happen. Cybersecurity in 2014: A roundup of predictions: ZDNet might ha...
First-party fraud involves fraudsters who apply for credit cards, loans, overdrafts and unsecured banking credit lines with no intention of paying them back. It is a serious problem for banking institutions. U.S. banks lose tens of billions of dollars every year to first-party fraud, w...
Parasoft showcased our Service Virtualization solution at Gartner AADI earlier this week. Here's a list of the top questions we received about service virtualization. 
Senior executives have been waiting for actionable insight from the mass of information that their IT departments already gather about their customers. But many have become very impatient -- because they want to see results, now. Do you anticipate that data analytics and real-time visu...
There's been a lot of hullaboo in the last few years about the current cycle of disruption in IT: Public Cloud, Private Cloud, SDN, DevOps, Everything-as-a-Service… the list goes on and on and every vertical, every field, and every niche is feeling the churn. Every day there is no sh...
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Software-Defined Networking (SDN), sometimes referred to as Network Virtualization, expands the level of datacenter abstraction provided by a hypervisor to include not just discrete VM workloads, but entire networks that are virtualized atop an existing physical network infrastructure ...
The standard software quality activities defined by IEEE, such as verification and validation, are integrated into the software development cycle. We see dedicated SQA roles and resources in major organizations. Also, many multi-national companies are pushing to have a central team dri...
In the early days of cloud computing we talked a lot about how the economy of scale offered by cloud was achieved mainly through abstraction of resources. Compute, network and storage resources were abstracted and pooled together such that they could be provisioned as services on-deman...
The Smithsonian Institution has upgraded its network capabilities with an aim to improve public access to a collection with over 400 terabytes of data, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the agency is nearing completion of the Internet 2 update, which is a nat...
Many new programmers struggle when it comes to selecting their first language to learn. Which is easiest, the most professionally useful, the most newbie-friendly? Lets find out by showing you a range of options, their strengths and weaknesses, and some information about the most com...
Everyone wants to make money and get the latest in gadgets and electronics. The best way to do this is to get rid of the old ones and make money in the process by recycling IT assets such as old computer hardware and redundant IT accessories. Computers and IT assets are updated periodi...
SaaS is the cutting-edge technology in the current product landscape. With an increase in the adoption of SaaS products by enterprises, more and more ISVs are trying the SaaS delivery channel. But, delivering a SaaS product cannot be considered as just a rebranding exercise of existing...
Government laws and industry regulations in the United States and around the world mandate protection of sensitive data. Data must be secure when at rest, during transactions and when it transverses network connections. Each industry has specific regulations, which are commonly used in...
Before coming to Canada I worked for British Telecom in the UK, so I was very familiar with Nortel, they were one of the main vendors we worked with for incorporating into large telco solutions. So watching them go under made me think it would be the equivalent to seeing BT go down in...
Public-private partnership MeriTalk has released findings of a new study showing that platform-as-a-service models could help federal agencies reduce information technology costs by $20.5 billion. The “PaaS or Play? Cloud’s Next Move” study was underwritten by Red Hat and found that P...
In traditional networks, MAC addresses are inserted into tables using standard learning techniques. When packets arrive, if the source MAC address is not known, it is added to the MAC forwarding table for that VLAN with the ingress interface as its destination. If the destination is u...
Are you likely to increase your business technology investment next year? If you are, then you're not alone. Worldwide ICT spending is expected to accelerate in 2014, after dipping to its slowest pace of growth since the financial crisis in 2013, according to the latest market study by...
Here are two jobs which may interest readers of this blog. Both require Axway (Vordel) skills for API Management. The first job is more of an administrator role, and the second is more of a dev role:
Portland, OR, November 20, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The industry standard for having access to these online courses is 45 to 90 days - The Art of Service has decided to give their clients lifetime access to the intermediate and advanced ITIL courses to support their career development not on...
The silos within IT are breaking down, at least in terms of awareness of each other and the need to coordinate provisioning and orchestration of compute, network and application services. No longer is it acceptable to simply provide a solution; that solution must integrate, collaborate...
Applications are at the center of the IT universe. As IT shifts its primary goal from connectivity to experience, it will require tighter collaboration between the various infrastructure elements that support application workloads. There are two philosophical approaches to how this orc...
There's a lot of lip service given to east-west (intra-VM) traffic in emerging data center architectures. We talk about how it's increasing, how it's important, but understanding why it's happening offers some insight into the impact it will have on service placement within next-genera...
When you're not feeling so well, you probably go visit a doctor. The doctor - after asking a whole lot of probing questions - might write you a prescription (or in today's digital world, clicks a button) that you need to fill. Which you of course do at a pharmacy. Then you head home an...
It is almost two years ago now when Dmitriy and I stood in front of the white board at the old GridGain office thinking: “How can we deliver all the real-time performance of GridGain’s in-memory technology to Hadoop customers without asking them rip and replace their systems and withou...
We’ve touched on cloud security risks here on the Ananova blog in the past. In case you missed any of the articles, here’s a quick fact: cloud hosting is just as risky as traditional hosting. While it may seem as if it is more vulnerable to hacker attacks, that is just simply not true....
With the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Server we really added many features to make this an even more rounded server. The Essential server also provides a ton of flexibly for deployment and functionality. We even included the popular client computer backup from Windows Home se...
Perhaps somewhat lost in a ridiculously hyper week of datacenter announcements last week was this article from some of the network minds at VMware. The article describes a division of flow types in datacenter environments (they probably exist elsewhere too but probably less pronounced)...
Back for Part 3 of the “Building a Hybrid Cloud” series, Keith Mayer and myself chat about and demo the latest networking enhancements made in Windows Server 2012 R2. Keith really shows you how Windows Server 2012 R2 offers networks for your virtualization hosts but also your virtual ...
If you're running a small business, it can sometimes seem that creating a website and handling online marketing consume an awful lot of your time. You may also be getting bombarded with emails warning that your SEO is inadequate, your security isn't up to scratch, or you'd be doing mu...
Every day, technology is advancing and becoming more futuristic to meet the demands of the end users. Each company is seen vying with one another to improve their products and services and to be the first in the market to introduce their wares. Of course all are not successful, and o...
Who said storage is boring? I’m not lying when I’m writing that I’m on my way to a place in the desert, far away from regular society, for a secret meeting with the Top Guns of the Cloud & Web Industry. I’m one of a select group of Object Storage visionaries who have been invited to me...