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  • Roundtable: Security Guide for the Cloud - right here, right now

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 07 June, 2011 15:15

    The cloud 'security strategy' involves adopting security solutions that seamlessly span physical, virtual and private/hybrid/public cloud environments while simplifying operational and management complexities. Roundtable attendees got down to business, discussion the 'practical steps' and issues and opportunities involved in securing the cloud environment. Jennifer O'Brien reports.

  • Roundtable: The ideal datacentre

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 09 December, 2010 11:20

    The datacentre of the future is shaped by a number of forces including commoditisation, virtualisation, integration and innovation. A group of industry experts sat down to discuss the key factors shaping the evolution of the datacentre of the future and its impact on the channel.

  • Roundtable: Selling virtualisation to SMBs

    By Nadia Cameron | 21 April, 2010 12:39

    Virtualisation is dominant in the enterprise market today, but how is it faring in the SMB space? ARN brought together a collection of channel players and vendors to discuss the opportunities and challenges for virtualisation technology in the smaller end of town.

  • In pictures: SMB virtualisation roundtable

    By ARN Staff | 21 April, 2010 13:22

    ARN recently held a roundtable on selling virtualisation to SMBs. Attached are highlights from the recent event.

  • SMB virtualisation: A case for desktop virtualisation?

    By Nadia Cameron | 21 April, 2010 13:05

    While the case for server virtualisation in the SMB market is intensifying, many partners around the table were less convinced about short-term take-up of desktop virtualisation.

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  • Understanding SDN Vendor Ecosystems

    By Ethan Banks | 09 September, 2014 23:24

    Followers of Software Defined Networking (SDN) might recognize a sort of market maturation. We don't mean maturity of the product sets, or even how SDN is technically achieved. Those elements are still coming along. We mean vendor SDN strategies are settling in.

  • SDN and Network Virtualization: A Reality Check

    By Jim Metzler | 09 September, 2014 23:23

    The Software Defined Networking movement is still evolving, but profiles of SDN users are becoming more clear and we're getting a bead on some of the common evaluation criteria companies are using to gauge how to go forward. We also have a sense of when companies expect to start the process in earnest.

  • Physical Layer management in 10G to 40G/100G Ethernet migration

    By Pat Thompson | 27 August, 2014 06:27

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Breaking down the wall between VMware vSphere and cloud

    By Utpal Thakrar | 24 June, 2014 03:30

    As infrastructure and operations professionals seek to broker cloud services for the enterprise, they are coming to terms with the need to "cloudify" existing vSphere infrastructure in order to make these environments more developer-friendly and support migration of workloads to AWS or other clouds as their needs evolve.

  • The imminent age of virtual reality is an illusion

    By Dave Elfanbaum | 23 April, 2014 00:03

    When faced with technology options, we are choosing the ones that require the least commitment to undivided attention.

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