Cisco brings intent-based networking to the data center

A decade ago, one of the big knocks on Cisco was that its products were difficult to deploy and often even harder to manage. Over the past few years, though, particularly since Chuck Robbins took the helm as CEO, the Continue reading Cisco brings intent-based networking to the data center

Designing a content delivery strategy

Technologies like content delivery networks, cloud compute and storage, container schedulers, load balancers, web application firewalls, DDoS mitigation services and many more make up the building blocks that serve the online applications of organizations today. But the entry point to Continue reading Designing a content delivery strategy

How Enterprise Organizations Benefit from SOAPA

I’ve written about SOAPA for almost a year now, here’s a link to the original blog I posted last November.  The concept seems to be catching on in the industry, I’ve had lots of industry leaders participate in SOAPA videos Continue reading How Enterprise Organizations Benefit from SOAPA

What’s Holding Back Enterprise Security Technology Transformation?

Last week, I wrote a blog about the rapid cycle of innovation happening with security technologies today – I’ve never experienced a time when every element of the security stack is transforming. New security technologies are arriving at an opportune Continue reading What’s Holding Back Enterprise Security Technology Transformation?

Why companies don’t adopt new enterprise security technologies

Last week, I wrote about the rapid cycle of innovation happening with security technologies today — I’ve never experienced a time when every element of the security stack is transforming. New security technologies are arriving at an opportune time. According to ESG Continue reading Why companies don’t adopt new enterprise security technologies

Wi-Fi analytics SaaS can make retail cool

Retail hasn’t lost its “cool.” [aaaayyyyy] It’s just reinventing it. We know this but Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods sure gave everyone a wake-up call to “innovate or get left-in-the-dust.” I know, you’re in charge of IT, not corporate Continue reading Wi-Fi analytics SaaS can make retail cool

ArcSight vs. Splunk? Why you might want both

Two of the most highly-rated software products in the security information and event management (SIEM) market are ArcSight and Splunk, according to online reviews by SIEM software users in the IT Central Station community. But the user reviews show that Continue reading ArcSight vs. Splunk? Why you might want both

SIEM review: Splunk, ArcSight, LogRhythm and QRadar

IT and security managers in the IT Central Station online community say that the most important characteristics of security information and event management (SIEM) products is the ability to combine information from several sources and the ability to do intelligent Continue reading SIEM review: Splunk, ArcSight, LogRhythm and QRadar

Extreme Will Purchase Data Center Assets Directly From Brocade

Extreme Networks and Brocade Communications have agreed to a direct purchase of Brocade’s data center assets by Extreme. The two companies have signed an agreement to complete the purchase within the next 30 days. The acquisition was supposed to be Continue reading Extreme Will Purchase Data Center Assets Directly From Brocade