Open Source Storage Delivers Enterprise-Class Features in a Cost-Efficient Solution

Open Source Storage Delivers Enterprise-Class Features in a Cost-Efficient Solution

Data storage volumes continue to grow exponentially, creating challenges for organizations of all sizes. Smaller organizations in particular struggle to scale their storage environments and effectively protect and manage data to minimize business risk. Open source storage platforms can help resolve these problems cost-efficiently. Many small enterprises use consumer-grade network-attached storage (NAS) devices for data […]

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Are VXLANs Really the Future of Data Center Networks?

Are VXLANs Really the Future of Data Center Networks?

Fun Fact: At a recent networking conference we attended, a poll was taken and it was discovered that more people in the room knew what country Oslo was the capital of, than those that knew how VxLAN works. Why VXLAN was Created In all traditional data centers, VLANs (virtual local area networks) are used to […]

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OLED or QLED: What Is the Future of Flat-Panel Displays?

OLED or QLED: What Is the Future of Flat-Panel Displays?

If you were alive in the 1970s, you probably remember the videotape “format war” between Sony’s Betamax and JVC’s Video Home System (VHS). Betamax offered slightly higher picture resolution and better audio, but VHS was less expensive and provided longer recording time per tape. It turned out that cost and recording time were more important […]

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Designing and Deploying WLAN for the Customer Experience

Designing and Deploying WLAN for the Customer Experience

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) have become the key piece of any enterprise’s core infrastructure and network planning. Businesses that have publicly accessible areas (lobbies, hospitals, airports, etc.) deploy WLAN for their mobile visitors to offer them comfort/convenience, and to improve the efficiency of their own business tasks. The Public WiFi can also be a […]

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Cloud-Based Management of A/V Systems Keeps Meetings Running Smoothly

Cloud-Based Management of A/V Systems Keeps Meetings Running Smoothly

In many organizations, A/V equipment is becoming as mission-critical as IT equipment. These organizations are using video conferencing to enable collaboration among geographically dispersed teams, customers and business partners. Video conferencing reduces the time and expense of travel and enables people to get work done from virtually anywhere. When I started in A/V more than […]

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How to Use Aisle Containment to Increase Data Center Efficiency

How to Use Aisle Containment to Increase Data Center Efficiency

For years, organizations have been using hot-aisle/cold-aisle configurations to manage airflow in the data center, extend the life of equipment and lower cooling costs. In a hot-aisle/cold-aisle layout, the fronts of the server racks face each other and draw in cold air to cool the equipment. The backs of the servers also face each other, […]

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How SD-WAN is Transforming Networks for Enterprises

How SD-WAN is Transforming Networks for Enterprises

Large enterprise level businesses, or smaller businesses that are beginning to expand, face major problems of coordinating and transferring data over vastly spaced geographical locations. In order to connect these data centers, or branches of the enterprise together, so they can share the same software/application, the network is extended using the services of a Wide […]

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