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August 04, 2015
Network managers today are less likely to be sweating over how traffic from traditional applications like SharePoint performs over the wide area network (WAN) compared to cloud apps that users access via the Internet.
This shift, along with enterprises' desire to eliminate or reduce the number of expensive MPLS links they use, is prompting WAN optimization vendors to pivot their strategies. Their new focus is software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), a concept that attempts to combine the benefits of WAN optimization and software-defined networking by virtualizing the WAN. The goal for companies using SD-WAN is to enable network managers to aggregate multiple Internet connections so that they function as a single virtual overlay that provides a level of performance and reliability on par with private WAN connectivity.
In this issue of Network Evolution, explore the promise of SD-WAN, why enterprises are interested in it and what it means for the future of WAN optimization.
Also in this issue, learn more about why collaboration and unified communications (UC) are being increasingly pushed out of desktop clients and into Web browsers. We dig into the pros and cons, and hear from enterprise IT pros who share their real-world experiences with browser-based UC.
Finally, cut through the hype and horror stories about security threats in the Internet of Things (IoT). We catch up with several enterprises that have deployed IoT and find out how they're using their networks as the first line of defense.
July 06, 2015
It's easy to understand why server virtualization has become so popular among IT admins. Virtual servers are flexible, mobile and can be deployed or decommissioned rapidly. However, managing storage for virtual environments can be difficult. Many shops struggle with managing storage for virtual servers, and even more could realize better performance with more sophisticated management. Storage management tools for virtual environments can capture and record data from hypervisors; extend visibility into storage, network and applications; and provide trending analysis to help keep resources in balance. These tools can help you take a proactive approach to storage management, reduce costs and improve performance.
RAID has formed the backbone of local data availability for nearly 30 years, but the technology is starting to show its age, and erasure coding has emerged as an alternative. Some even say it could even eliminate the need for traditional data backup.
Storage and backup administrators are a tough crowd. So it means something when users of Asigra and Veeam backup products return the two vendors to the winner's circle in a reprise of last year's Backup Software Quality Awards results.
May 14, 2015
The Best of Citrix Synergy 2015 Awards recognize the best products on display at Citrix's annual user conference.
May 01, 2015
This year, JumpCloud received the Best of Interop 2015 grand prize on top of its award for best application.
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In the 12th edition of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Products of the Year, we highlight 19 excellent data storage products in six categories. Our qualification process is unique -- vendors can only enter products that were newly introduced or significantly updated in the past year. As such, winners are a mix of veteran vendors and precocious upstarts that have rolled out impressive wares. We profile the winners and salute all 55 finalists.
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