Neal Weinberg

Neal Weinberg


Neal Weinberg is a freelance technology writer and editor. He can be reached at

What's the future of server virtualization?

Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Virtual desktop infrastructure (or VDI) has been an intriguing idea for a long time. We look at the pros and cons of VDI and whether the emergence of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will finally make implementing virtual desktops...

What is 802.11ax Wi-Fi, and what will it mean for 802.11ac

802.11ax is the emerging Wi-Fi standard that will likely displace the current 802.11ac standard with higher throughput and overcoming poor performance in crowded environments.

The cloud according to Daryl

Gartner analyst lays out a roadmap for adoption of cloud services.

AI gets real

AI gets real

Artificial intelligence projects are moving from the lab to the real world.

State of the Network: 2014

State of the Network: 2014

Exclusive research from Network World shows that cloud and mobility are gaining in importance.

Is SDN your next security nightmare?

The big buzzword in networking these days is Software-Defined Networking (SDN), a de-coupling of the data plane and the control plane that allows you to manage physical devices via a software-based controller sitting on a general...

10 top tests of 2013

We tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year.

Gartner: The cloud according to Daryl

Analyst Daryl Plummer summarizes cloud computing in 6 handy aphorisms.

How to build the immortal data center

If your data center is reaching capacity and you're thinking about cracking open the corporate piggy bank to fund a new data center, stop right there.

Cloud security forecast: Murky with an 80% chance of finger pointing

Despite the best efforts of cloud service providers and industry groups like the Cloud Security Alliance, cloud security remains a troublesome issue for IT execs.

'You have to be masochist to be an IT person': FedEx CIO

"You have to be a masochist to want to be an IT person,'' says Robert Carter. And he would know. Carter is the soft-spoken, hard-driving CIO who has been fighting for the past 11 years to transform IT operations at FedEx, where "the...

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