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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
- Who needs two ISPs? Depends on your downtime value
Wide area network (WAN) managers need to think less like techies and more like business strategists when deciding whether to power the WAN with one or multiple service providers. Enterprises have to decide how much risk they can tolerate and weigh that against their budgets.
- Can you trust virtual WAN optimization for DR?
Virtual WAN optimization appliances today handle lightweight tasks in branches, but vendors are releasing products they claim can handle data replication and disaster recovery.
- HP leaps into cloud computing with lackluster lineup
HP prepared a lineup of products aimed at cloud computing, but IT managers can?t stifle their yawns. Who needs an HP cloud, anyway?
- IT offshore outsourcing markets, options on the rise, Gartner says
The never-ending quest to cut IT costs is opening up new IT offshoring markets. Here are a look at Gartner's latest assessment and a new index from IT advisory firm TPI Inc.
- Using Intel vPro for client virtualization; Is it worth the price?
Citrix XenClient only supports Intel vPro, but vPro isn?t necessary, and other bare-metal client hypervisors are compatible with various AMD and Intel chips.
- 4G wireless operators: Yankee ranks leaders, followers
A new Yankee Group report ranks 4G wireless operators as leaders, followers or somewhere in the middle in these early days of 4G network deployments and urges operators to change their 3G wireless strategies to increase brand and service awareness.
- Secure mobility may require more than SSL VPN
Technology has radically changed what it means to "go to work," but remote access is a far cry from secure mobility. Enterprises with WAN security in mind must think about the two in tandem.
- Time to unplug MPLS? IT pros consider broadband for WAN connectivity
Looking to cut WAN costs associated with expensive private circuits, enterprises are considering standard broadband as a primary means of WAN connectivity for select branches.