How (and why) to get started with SDNs

The rise of software-defined networks (SDNs) is one of the big tech stories of 2013. For many IT organizations looking at deploying the technology, it’s no longer a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when,’ according to Gartner’s Joe Skorupa, research vice president for Data Center Convergence and Andrew Lerner, research director for Networking, at Gartner. While […]

Widening skills gap seen in 2014

In 2014, IT will drive stronger engagement models between the business and the services it delivers, predicts CA Technologies. “CIOs are getting more comfortable giving up control while providing an end-to-end service delivery model, tying in all the required elements and technologies to create an integrated user experience,” said Willie Hung, Vice President, Hong Kong […]

How Midland Realty translated its mobility vision into reality

According to a global survey commissioned by Citrix, 71 percent of enterprises believe mobility is a top priority for their business and 63 percent believe it to be the greatest factor in helping their organization gain a competitive advantage. Approximately half of the organizations surveyed have implemented technologies to support mobile devices. The survey suggests […]

China rates itself as world’s No. 1 in deploying trusted IT infrastructure

A new global study reveals a startling lack of senior executive confidence that permeates organizations globally, specifically concerning readiness around the critical IT requirements of continuous availability; advanced security; and integrated backup and recovery.   The Global IT Trust Curve survey, commissioned by EMC Corporation and administered by Vanson Bourne, notes that reduced investment in […]

Juniper: Quick look at security strategy behind its SDN controller security

Juniper Networks in September made its software-defined network (SDN) controller known as Contrail generally available. Network World Senior Editor Ellen Messmer delves into the security strategy behind the Contrail controller in a discussion with Juniper’s Senior Director of Product Management Jennifer Linn, and Chris Hoff, vice president of strategic planning in the security business unit […]

A profile of tomorrow’s data center

Over the next five years, the data center will continue to shake off the constraints of a single, physical location to take advantage of the new opportunities afforded by mobility, the cloud, and high-performance networking, said David Cappuccio, managing vice president and chief of research for Gartner’s infrastructure teams, today in his keynote at Gartner’s […]