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Catalyst Conference 2009: Special News Coverage

Burton Group's Catalyst Conference 2009, starting this week in San Diego, will cover next-generation networking trends that range from managing and troubleshooting networks with virtual machines for the dynamic data center to enabling storage networks and finding wireless LAN security solutions.

Burton Group Catalyst Conference coverage 2009

From networking and managing the dynamic data center to finding solutions for wireless LAN security, read about the latest networking trends being discussed at Burton Group's Catalyst Conference 2009 taking place July 27-31 in San Diego. Our editors will be there bringing you the latest Catalyst Conference coverage and video interviews with users at the show.

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Server virtualization standards may fix network management, security
Network security and management issues that arise with server virtualization would be more manageable with industry standardization, Catalyst Conference panelists say, but could vendors ever settle on one virtualization standard?

Health center cut cost securing wireless network edge with Aerohive
We know that 802.11n wireless LANs (WLANs) are faster, more expansive and more efficient than earlier Wi-Fi standards, but is securing them too costly? Find out in this medical center's case study.



Video: Network considerations for virtualizing SMBs
Understand how network professionals need to accommodate a virtualized infrastructure for their SMBs. Are there any tools that can help? Find out in this six-minute video interview with Catalyst conference presenter Matt Lavallee.

The future of enterprise networking is no more networks
As wired Ethernet gives way to wireless LANs, Burton Group senior analyst David Passmore makes a bold projection that enterprise networks will no longer exist as we know them today.

Video: Are WLANs reliable and secure enough for the healthcare industry?
John Gaede, director of Information Systems at El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), presents a compelling case for how wireless LAN can be used in medical settings and how it can contribute to healthcare reform.

Networking trends 2009 from Burton Group analyst
Burton Group senior analyst David Passmore explores trends in wireless, wide area networking, unified communications and data center networking.




Networking research director David Passmore How server and storage virtualization is a network problem
Datacenter virtualization places heavy demand on networking professionals when it comes to virtual machine management and troubleshooting. We caught up with Catalyst networking track chair David Passmore, who explains how virtualization affects the network and what administrators and managers must do to be prepared.

Wi-Fi Alliance executive director Edgar FigrueroaNew standards improve WLAN performance management, security
Wireless LAN performance management and securing Wi-Fi devices on the network are still major challenges for network administrators, so the Wi-Fi Alliance is working on new certifications and standards as a solution. Wi-Fi Alliance executive director Edgar Figueroa discusses what's on the horizon.

This was last published in July 2009

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