software defined network

Software-defined networking can help agencies get a handle on apps

Applications are placing an increased burden on networks, and as agencies continue to consolidate data centers, emerging technologies such as SDN can help agencies better manage and build apps.

Puzzled IT manager in front of server racks

Can the software-defined enterprise save IT? Survey says: Yes.

Federal IT managers are moving toward the software-defined approach, which they say can eliminate routine tasks, spur innovation and save money, a recent survey reports.

Then and now: The fastest supercomputers 30 years apart

While marking GCN's 30th year, we're taking a look at how far computing has progressed in three decades. Here's a look at the most powerful supercomputers of 1982 and 2012.

Man in data center looks back at mainframe

The great evolving, dissolving government data center

A 30-year timeline of key developments in hardware, software and virtualization.

NSA data center in Utah

Why NSA will have the capacity for all that data it's collecting

The agency gets ready to fire up the world's third largest data center, with zettabytes of capacity, as it begins work on another new high-performance center.

FBI Microsoft win a round against Citadel botnet

FBI, Microsoft win a round against Citadel botnet; the battle goes on

The joint operation cuts off more than 1,400 botnets used in the theft of $500 million worldwide, but it also shows how nimble cyber criminals are in distributing their malware.

Engineer working in a data center

12 tactics to get the most out of data centers

At a conference focusing on management of federal data centers, Schneider Electric's Bob Massie spelled out a dozen areas to target.

Businessman pushing servers in a data center

Agencies can't count the savings in consolidation push

Agencies are seeing benefits from consolidation, though most can't quantify cost savings, according to a MeriTalk survey. And 56 percent of IT pros grade agencies' efforts at "C" or below.

Virtualized data centers

What's next for data centers: Virtualization and SDN take over

Entirely virtualized, software-defined data centers will change service delivery for everyone from the citizen to the warfighter, experts say.

Security control room at QTS Richmond data center

QTS opens secure cloud test lab for government

Facility in Richmond, Va., will speed up development and deployment of secure cloud computing services

Iron Mountain Data Centers

Storage facility 220 feet underground gives agencies another data center option

Iron Mountain offers a secure, multitenant underground facility with portfolio services for data migration, networking, tape handling and recycling of data center assets.

System administrator busy

5 agency IT processes crying out for automation

Government sysadmins are capable of innovation, but it's tough when you're busy maintaining the status quo via manual processes.

Topic Resources

  • Mining Gold from Machine Data

    Holistic visibility is more important than ever because most IT services— including email and web services— consist of a series of connected applications and infrastructure components. Download this whitepaper to learn the best ways to enhance your IT operations management strategy and gain insightful understanding and visibility into your organization’s data center.

  • Finding the Right Storage Balance

    New virtualization techniques and emerging flash technologies are giving data center operators more control over how they manage storage systems, speed backups and reduce costs. Download this article to learn how storage management can improve the economy of your data centers.

  • GameChanger: Microsegmentation

    In less than a decade, more than 87 million records with sensitive or private information have been exposed due to cyber-incidents on federal networks alone. Increasingly, organizations are beginning to realize that perimeter-based security just isn’t enough anymore. Download to learn how for many data centers, the solution is microsegmentation.

  • Infographic: Software-Defined Enterprise

    Moving to a fully software-defined enterprise takes time, and is typically done in steps: virtualization, cloud, software-defined storage, software-defined networking, the software-defined data center, and then full SDE. Slowly but surely, organizations are making their way. Download this infographic to learn how to overcome challenges and lower costs through SDE.

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