Articles by Julie Knudson 

Visibility Challenges and Solutions in Virtual Environments

Network state visibility is key to maximizing performance and security in virtualized environments.

The Basics of Outsourcing Disaster Recovery

Several flavors of DR-as-a-Service exist. One might fit your needs, but be aware: They don't take all the work off of your hands.

802.11n vs. 802.11ac: Which Wireless Will Work for You?

From 802.11n to 802.11ac, enterprises have more Wi-Fi choices than ever.

Are You Ready for WYOD?

Wearable devices are coming to the enterprise. Where will they hit first, and how can IT departments prepare?

2014: The Year of SDN Interoperability?

As software defined networking gains legitimacy, the focus turns to interoperability. What are vendors doing to ensure it, and where is SDN interoperability headed?

Security in an SDN World

Julie Knudson explores the security concerns that come with software defined networking and the security advantages SDN may bring.

Five Networking Startups to Watch in 2014

As the networking landscape changes, new startups are emerging, promising to change the ways enterprises connect. Julie Knudson looks at five such companies and what they offer.

Energy Efficient Ethernet and Beyond

EEE-compliant networking gear provides attractive energy consumption savings for network admins. Julie Knudson examines the myths and realities of energy-efficient Ethernet.

Fault Testing in an SDN World

Cloud infrastructures and software defined networks offer many benefits, but some risks, too. How should fault testing and QA be done in an SDN environment?

The Ripple Effect of SDN

SDN looks set to fundamentally change IT, affecting everything from provisioning processes to workflows, asset management, and IT careers. Here's what to expect.

See and Be Seen

Inexpensive video conferencing endpoints enable enterprise-class collaboration without breaking the bank.

Hybrid Cloud Disaster Recovery Best Practices

With proper planning, mixed architectures can become your best disaster recovery asset. Experts offer tips and best practices for getting the most out of hybrid cloud environments.

Virtual Switches Gain Ground

Learn the pros and cons of virtual network switching, and how to choose the right virtual switches for your enterprise.

Future-Proofing for SDN

How should enterprises prepare for the SDN future? Julie Knudson talks to industry leaders to find out.

Why are networking staff in high demand?

If you've tried hiring networking folks recently, then you already know that they're hard to find.

Getting IT Projects Funded

A mixture of understandable metrics, a compelling business case, and old fashioned honesty just might win the day.

Network Monitoring Solution for the Cloud

ENP profiles Plixer, one company that can help IT managers oversee distant data.

Here Comes SkyDrive

Microsoft Windows 8 provides cloud storage and synchronization with SkyDrive. IT managers, take heed.

Network Monitoring Solutions for the Cloud

Just because your apps and data are residing off-site it's still up to you to make sure that they are working right. Vendors from Plixer to Fluke Networks, Riverbed and CA are happy to help, however.

Windows Server 8 Built for the Cloud

Microsoft's new Windows Server 8 cloud optimizes IT and simplifies management with enhancements to PowerShell, Secure Boot, VDI and Direct Access.

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