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11 cutting-edge databases worth exploring now

From document-graph hybrids to ‘unkillable’ clusters, the next generation of databases offers intrigue and innovation

Comcast planning nationwide gigabit broadband in 2 years. What will it cost?

Comcast is planning a gigabit broadband network based on the DOCSIS 3.1 standard. But the question is,

Intel seeks to boost its OpenStack cred with Mirantis move

Intel's financial backing for Mirantis will aid OpenStack -- and help Intel find future customers for its hardware-based virtualization tech

By Serdar Yegulalp | 25 August, 2015 13:00

Tags: intel

Red Hat should double down on containers

As Red Hat homes in on VMware, investing development resources in Kubernetes, Project Atomic, and other container-related efforts will pay off far more than propping up OpenStack

By Matt Asay | 21 August, 2015 19:38

Tags: Docker, Red Hat

Tintri covers the bases — all-flash and hybrid-flash storage

Choice is, to mangle a marketing line, the choice of a new generation. Tintri aims to offer it in spades to storage customers.

By Ben Kepes | 20 August, 2015 16:00

Tags: storage

Google cloud ''loses'' data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

By Richi Jennings | 20 August, 2015 13:20

Tags: Google, storage, cloud security

How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

To some, the job of a higher-education CIO might seem downright cushy. After all, unlike their corporate counterparts, these IT leaders don't have to answer to shareholders, cater to business-line leaders or survive acrimonious mergers.

By Cindy Waxer | 17 August, 2015 20:34

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management, twitter

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 7: Why I relapsed, and will again soon

I've completed my journey to remove Google's services from my life, but a few issues have forced me to relapse.

Network infrastructure cost optimization services can save millions

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

By By Pete Lorenzen, General Manager of Networking Services, IBM | 14 August, 2015 07:29

Tags: management, Traffic management, Networking, wan optimization, Network World

OpenStack is redefining the business model for data solutions

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Orlando Bayter, CEO, Ormuco | 14 August, 2015 03:40

Tags: HP, IBM, Networking, Open Source Subnet, Network World, Oracle, emc

Three critical considerations when optimizing infrastructure for application performance

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

By By John Gentry, vice president of marketing and alliances, Virtual Instruments | 14 August, 2015 02:04

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management, Network World

Stop the funeral! Objective-C is alive and kicking

Objective-C may no longer be the stylish language choice for Apple iOS and Mac OS development -- that mantle is being assumed by Swift, <a href="">introduced in mid-2014</a>. But proponents of Objective-C don't expect it to go away quietly anytime soon.

By Paul Krill | 11 August, 2015 20:09

Tags: Apple, application development, infoworld, objective, software

Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) applications emerge as the tech stabilizes

Perhaps the single-most significant standards based technological advancement in the field of unified communications over the past year has been the completion of Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) standard and the appearance of several WebRTC based implementations.

By By Michael Frendo, EVP of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom | 07 August, 2015 06:54

Tags: unified communications, telecommunication, W3C, voip, Networking, 3C, IETF, World Wide Web Consortium

The BYOD debate is not over

While a recent U.S.-based poll of 375 IT professionals showed the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) fad is fading, there's new evidence showing that BYOD still has plenty of life.

By Matt Hamblen | 18 July, 2015 00:00

Tags: Line, Mobile & Wireless, Networking, wireless, mobile

Replace your NAS with cloud storage: the 8 key requirements

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Randy Chou | 17 July, 2015 04:03

Tags: Google, storage, Network World, cloud storage

The 'when' of Windows 10: Microsoft's update and upgrade schedule explained

If Microsoft follows through on its announced plans for updating and upgrading Windows 10 after the new OS launches in two weeks, it will issue the first update no later than the end of November or early December, then follow with three more in 2016, repeating with a trio each year following.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2015 02:10

Tags: Firefox, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

IoT analytics brings new levels of innovation to new product development

Studies show that around 40% of products fail. But what if product designers could understand what features are most and least popular, which components tend to fail sooner than others, and how customers actually use products versus how designers think they use them? And, what if product developers could then utilize these insights to develop products that perform better, potentially cost less and, most importantly, are aligned with actual customer needs?

By By Puneet Pandit, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Glassbeam, Inc. | 14 July, 2015 00:17

Tags: applications, data mining, software, big data, business intelligence

SDN: The emerging reality

Change is still afoot in Software Defined Networking, but it is now at least clear that SDN is here to stay, that SDN will be the way we build networks going forward. In this Network World Spotlight special report, pulled together by the editors of Network World, we analyze key developments and gauge where organizations stand today in their SDN planning.

By John Dix | 09 July, 2015 00:14

Tags: SDN, Networking, OpenDaylight, Network World

Inside the bold plan to bring gigabit fiber to Detroit

When discussing the ongoing revitalization efforts in Detroit, it's hard to miss the name Dan Gilbert. The founder of Quicken Loans, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a Detroit native himself, Gilbert's investment firms have funded dozens of tech startups in the city and turned its defunct old buildings into shiny new workspaces that look like Silicon Valley transplants.

By Colin Neagle | 30 June, 2015 00:50

Tags: Quicken Loans, Google, Networking, wireless, LAN, LAN & WAN

Standards are coming for containers

A list of leading cloud, storage and virtualization companies are backing a new effort named the Open Container Project, which aims to create a set of standards for the fast-growing technology.

By Brandon Butler | 23 June, 2015 04:24

Tags: IBM, goldman sachs, containers, cloud computing, internet, CoreOS, HP, Docker, Google, Microsoft, Pivotal, Red Hat, Joyent, intel, VMware, emc, Amazon Web Services

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