What to look for in converged infrastructure for branch offices

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. Many organizations have been consolidating data center resources to drive efficiency and save money, and some are now poised to continue that push in branch locations using converged infrastructure to […]

Nantong University in China builds a new powerful data center

Nantong University in China has built a new powerful data center leveraging the Juniper Networks QFabric System, becoming the first university in China to deploy the innovative technology. As part of Juniper’s MetaFabric Architecture, which simplifies and accelerates the deployment and delivery of applications within and across multiple data center locations, the new infrastructure enables […]

Asian customers welcome Asia’s first OpenStack hybrid cloud offering from Rackspace

With Rackspace Hosting launching Rackspace Hybrid Cloud, – possibly Asia’s first hybrid cloud powered by OpenStack – this week, organizations in the region now have access to the power of open standards to enjoy freedom from vendor lock-in as they make their journey to faster innovation through cloud computing. The solution encompasses public cloud, private […]

The five styles of advanced threat defense

Attackers want to compromise networks and computers to steal sensitive information from the enterprise by using sophisticated malware. Research firm Gartner says IT can protect the enterprise against targeted attacks in five basic ways, and recommends combining at least two of them together for best effect. Gartner’s report, “Five Styles of Advanced Threat Defense” defines […]

In 2013, cyberattacks will be more damaging, warns security expert

There is an uptick in emerging cyber threats and an increased focus by governments to fight back through legislation. While the security industry is predicted to focus on “strike back” measures, WatchGuard Technologies predicts these actions will be ineffective and ultimately unviable for most organizations. “2012 was an eye-opening year in cyber security as we […]

Savvis introduces Big Data solutions

Savvis has introduced the Savvis Big Data Solutions, a full suite of services designed to help organizations glean the most value from their data. Savvis Big Data Solutions gives enterprises and government organizations access to the compute, storage and high-bandwidth network capabilities required to power virtually any analytics application. The suite includes Savvis’ managed services […]