The rise of the Internet of Things: Reality or conspiracy?

It's only August but the balloting is near for describing the year in technology. Is 2014 the year of the data breach, or the year of the  so-called Internet of Things? Columnist Gil

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP, VMware team on software-defined networking solution

There's almost no end to the partnerships that have been announced this week in San Francisco at VMware's annual VMworld conference. A collaboration with Hewlett-Packard on a software-defined networking solution is one of

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The demise of excess access: A eulogy for traditional VPN

Once upon a time, in a world where mobile meant "laptop" or "remote home PC", Corporate network connectivity came in two flavours: dial-up modem, with it's clunky protocols and achingly slow speeds, and

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Michael Ball

Silver Peak promises intelligent WAN optimization for mixed environments

There are few organizations these days that don't take advantage of cloud computing, if only to use Gmail. As they add more software as a service offerings, corporate networks need a way to

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Juniper adds more Ethernet switches

Juniper Networks has added to its line of Ethernet switches to its portfolio with what the company says is a small flexible form factor for enterprise campuses of data centre top of rack

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Record set for data transfer over one channel by researchers

For those of you who want to put a figurative pedal to the metal in your data centres comes word that researchers at a Denmark university have set a new record for transmitting

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Splunk app collects network wire data

As network and server processors offer increasing levels of data speed, they also offer the opportunity to process wire data that flows between applications for analysis. The latest vendor to provide a way

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

A10 application delivery controllers to improve performance

Most technology improvements come with a price. Secure sockets layer encryption is one – on the one hand it keeps data secure from preying eyes, but it may slow network traffic when security

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Companies split on SDN: Report

Another study of enterprise interest in software defined networking (SDN) has been released this week, but this one finds a distinct split in interest in the technology -- at least among the U.S.

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Howard Solomon