Tag Archives: Software-Defined

A recent report from Rapid7 suggests that organizations aren’t doing enough to protect their networks. The report aggregates the results of 128 penetration tests performed for large and small enterprises in a variety of industries. In more than 80 percent of the tests, the penetration testers were able to break into the network. More than…

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Growing numbers of branch offices and cloud applications are changing the nature of wide-area network (WAN) traffic. Traditionally, most business applications and data resided in a central data center, and all traffic from remote locations was routed there. Even web traffic from branch offices was backhauled over the private WAN to a common Internet connection.…

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Many organizations have a basic understanding of the software-defined data center (SDDC) concept, but so far adoption has been slow. This isn’t surprising, considering that SDDC represents a completely different approach to data center design and management. In a traditional data center, IT must manually configure every piece of hardware – servers, routers, switches, storage…

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