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Revisiting past predictions for networking technology
In this special end-of-year issue, we take stock of what we reported over the year and gauge whether the changes in networking technology that we predicted have actually taken place. Take a look inside and find out about the latest networking trends and technologies, what was hot this year, and what new technologies should be on your radar. Also, get expert advice on enterprise wireless connection policies; read about the pros and cons of FCoE for network convergence; and find out everything you need to know about migrating virtual machines.
Features in this issue
Trying to decide cellular vs. Wi-Fi for mobile devices? An enterprise wireless connection policy will help steer mobile devices to the right network.
News in this issue
Hotspot 2.0 and the IEEE 802.11u protocol could allow mobile device users to securely roam between Wi-Fi and cellular networks without stopping to authenticate.
Implementing FCoE network convergence is possible considering the move to 10 GbE and the emergence of data center bridging.
FCoE at the edge can be a step toward network convergence, but end-to-end FCoE needs a whole lot more engineering before it can be reliable.
Think VM mobility and follow-the-sun data centers work for high availability and disaster avoidance? Think again. Long-distance migration is still a problem.