Networking - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2068 en Net neutrality ruling complicates U.S. transition to IP networks http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/net-neutrality-ruling-complicates-us-transition-ip-networks-240641?source=rss_networking <p>The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Internet Federal Regulations VoIP Networking Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:01:13 +0000 admin 240641 at http://www.infoworld.com Big data needs software-defined storage http://www.infoworld.com/t/storage/big-data-needs-software-defined-storage-239954?source=rss_networking <p><em>The movement to smarten up every aspect of IT infrastructure rolls ever onward, from servers to the network to storage. We've deployed server virtualization and built automation frameworks to adapt elastically to changing workloads; we've also begun rebuilding our networks with SDN. Software-defined storage (SDS) is the next big trend.</em></p> Data Center Networking Storage IBM Storage Virtualization Storage Management Data Center Networking Storage Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 239954 at http://www.infoworld.com Intel's Thunderbolt 2 now allows peer-to-peer Mac connections http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intels-thunderbolt-2-now-allows-peer-peer-mac-connections-240033?source=rss_networking <p>Intel is bringing peer-to-peer computer networking capabilities to Thunderbolt 2 with a feature that allows Macs -- and soon, PCs -- to connect directly for high-speed data transfers.</p> Computer Hardware Desktop Macs MacBooks Networking Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 240033 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Fluke reinvents handheld network testing http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/review-fluke-reinvents-handheld-network-testing-239822?source=rss_networking <div id="image"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/fluke-networks-linksprinter.jpg" alt="Fluke Networks LinkSprinter" /></div> <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ed_choice_small.gif" alt="Fluke Networks LinkSprinter" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>The Fluke Networks LinkSprinter represents a huge departure from the company's previous product offerings.</p> Networking Networking Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 239822 at http://www.infoworld.com Attack of the killer clouds and the coming IT storm http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/attack-of-the-killer-clouds-and-the-coming-it-storm-239006?source=rss_networking <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/2248scr.jpg" alt="Attack of the killer clouds and the coming IT storm" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Oleksiy Fedorov</p></em></div> Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Virtualization Cringely IT Jobs Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Virtualization Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239006 at http://www.infoworld.com NSA hacked into servers at Huawei headquarters, reports say http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/nsa-hacked-servers-huawei-headquarters-reports-say-238933?source=rss_networking <p>The U.S. National Security Agency has hacked into Huawei Technologies servers, spied on communications of company executives, and collected information to plant so-called backdoors on equipment from the Chinese networking manufacturer, according to reports published over the weekend.</p> Networking Security Network Monitoring Government Networking Security Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:00:23 +0000 admin 238933 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-riverbed-brings-branch-office-storage-back-the-data-center-238461?source=rss_networking <p>Usually when someone talks about "collapsing" something, images of toppling towers, imploding buildings, tumbling bridges, and other destruction come to mind. But when IT organizations are able to collapse server and storage resources back to the data center by removing hardware and admin chores from remote offices, that's a good thing.</p> Data Center Networking Storage FibreChannel iSCSI Network Storage Wide Area Networking Data Center Networking Storage IDG Insider Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 238461 at http://www.infoworld.com The joy of data center automation -- and its hidden dangers http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-joy-of-data-center-automation-and-its-hidden-dangers-238447?source=rss_networking <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/app_dev_general_hp.jpg" alt="The joy of data center automation -- and its hidden dangers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>This week I'm taking a break from railing against <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-broadband-barbarians-will-soon-control-the-gates-236847">the impending demise of the Internet as we know it</a> to chat about </p> Data Center Networking Systems Management Data Center Networking Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 238447 at http://www.infoworld.com Juniper Networks not giving up firewall patent fight vs. Palo Alto Networks http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/juniper-networks-not-giving-firewall-patent-fight-vs-palo-alto-networks-238219?source=rss_networking <p>Juniper Networks' legal battle against Palo Alto Networks claiming infringement of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/121913-juniper-palo-alto-277090.html" target="_blank">application-firewall patents</a> ended in a mistrial being declared in a Delaware court, but Juniper says it intends to haul Palo Alto back into court again.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Intellectual Property Networking Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:32:24 +0000 admin 238219 at http://www.infoworld.com Facebook walks on optical networking's wild side http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/facebook-walks-optical-networkings-wild-side-238141?source=rss_networking <p>As a company that draws more than 2 billion eyeballs per month, Facebook was a fitting harbinger of trends to come at an optical networking conference.</p> <p>The social networking goliath is lighting up its own optical fiber, deploying 100Gbps links in its data centers and looking towards emerging silicon photonics technology, Facebook Director of Technical Operations Najam Ahmad said on Monday at an Optical Society of America meeting held alongside the annual OFC (Optical Fiber Communications) Conference in San Francisco.</p> Networking Social Networking Networking Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:48:51 +0000 admin 238141 at http://www.infoworld.com Hey Verizon, we're not as stupid as you think we are http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/hey-verizon-were-not-stupid-you-think-we-are-237976?source=rss_networking <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/rj45_cables_networking.jpg" alt="Hey Verizon, we're not as stupid as you think we are" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Data Center Verizon Internet Net Neutrality Data Center Networking Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 237976 at http://www.infoworld.com The simple, sensible -- and impossible -- fix for the Internet in the USA http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-simple-sensible-and-impossible-fix-the-internet-in-the-usa-237438?source=rss_networking <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/china_internet_cafe.jpg" alt="The simple, sensible -- and impossible -- fix for the Internet in the USA" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Stringer Shanghai</p></em></div> Data Center Networking Internet Net Neutrality Data Center Networking Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 237438 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 cities delivering high-speed Internet to their communities http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/10-cities-delivering-high-speed-internet-their-communities-237361?source=rss_networking <p>Municipal broadband is becoming a contentious issue in the race to establish ubiquitous high-speed Internet throughout the United States.</p> <p>Last year, the FCC called on every state in the U.S. to reach 1-Gig internet speeds in at least one community by 2015. That challenge came after Google introduced its Fiber program to Kansas City, Kan., where gigabit speeds are available at the same cost most other ISPs charge for much slower services.</p> Networking Internet Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Wide Area Networking Networking IDG Insider Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 237361 at http://www.infoworld.com The best free tools for Windows Server admins http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/142457/the-best-free-tools-windows-server-admins-237346?source=rss_networking <!--paging_filter-->Managing your network can be tough, so let these free tools ease your workload<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Managing your network can be tough, so let these free tools ease your workload </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/142457 </div> </div> </div> Windows Server Networking Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 237346 at http://www.infoworld.com Mobile World Congress goes beyond the hype of the Internet of things http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/mobile-world-congress-goes-beyond-the-hype-of-the-internet-of-things-237291?source=rss_networking <p>If you want to find out how the so-called Internet of things is shaking up the tech industry, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the place to be this week.</p> <p>The phrase is becoming more than just hype. On display here at the show are a dizzying variety of networked wearables, car safety and infotainment systems, home monitoring technology and SIMs (subscriber identity modules) for all sorts of consumer and industrial appliances.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Internet Consumer Electronics Networking Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:17:35 +0000 admin 237291 at http://www.infoworld.com HP makes play for network virtualization with OpenNFV program http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/hp-makes-play-network-virtualization-opennfv-program-236915?source=rss_networking <p>Hewlett-Packard is plunging into the rapidly emerging field of network functions virtualization (NFV), announcing Monday an OpenNV program comprised of applications and services designed to virtualize core networks and network functions and allow telecommunications companies to more efficiently compete in the rapidly growing world of rich media.</p> Networking Virtualization Hewlett-Packard (HP) Networking Virtualization Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:34:06 +0000 admin 236915 at http://www.infoworld.com The broadband barbarians will soon control the gates http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-broadband-barbarians-will-soon-control-the-gates-236847?source=rss_networking <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/connected_laptops.jpg" alt="The broadband barbarians will soon control the gates" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Naomi Anderson</p></em></div> Data Center Networking Internet Net Neutrality Data Center Networking Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 236847 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: PathSolutions solves the network monitoring maze http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/review-pathsolutions-solves-the-network-monitoring-maze-236371?source=rss_networking <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ed_choice_small.gif" alt="PathSolutions TotalView v4.3" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>Network monitoring has traditionally been device-centric, with a concentration on the health of the individual devices that make up your network. This is not a bad thing. After all, monitoring the health of network devices is critically important.</p> Networking Network Analyzer Network Monitoring Networking IDG Insider Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 236371 at http://www.infoworld.com Alcatel-Lucent works with Red Hat to virtualize mobile networks http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/alcatel-lucent-works-red-hat-virtualize-mobile-networks-236674?source=rss_networking <p>Alcatel-Lucent is betting big on operators wanting to virtualize their mobile networks using NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) technology, in order to become more nimble and less reliant on proprietary hardware.</p> <p>Virtualization has already changed how enterprises build and manage their IT infrastructure, and now mobile operators are looking at doing the same thing, and vendors are re-architecting their products. Purported advantages include lower costs and faster deployment of new services.</p> Mobile Technology Virtualization Red Hat Mobile Technology Networking Virtualization Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:14:13 +0000 admin 236674 at http://www.infoworld.com Comcast and Time Warner join forces to kill the Internet as we know it http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/comcast-and-time-warner-join-forces-kill-the-internet-we-know-it-236392?source=rss_networking <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Web_Apps_hp.jpg" alt="Comcast and Time Warner join forces to kill the Internet as we know it" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>It seems that Comcast and Time Warner Cable have finally reached a merger deal. Well, not really a merger: Comcast will be acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in stock. Seems like a steal, doesn't it?</p> Data Center Networking Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Data Center Networking Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 236392 at http://www.infoworld.com