Paul Venezia

Senior Contributing Editor

Paul Venezia is a veteran enterprise architect and senior contributing editor at InfoWorld, where he writes analyses and reviews.

Review: Cisco ACI shakes up SDN

NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

The beefy QNAP TVS-EC880 delivers better performance under heavy workloads, while the elegant Synology DS2015xs shines with useful tools.

Put your API on a JSON diet

Put your API on a JSON diet

Slimming down your JSON payload can bring significant savings in the mobile era, but beware overdoing it to the point of illegibility.

First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

With welcome improvements to key features, as well as the bundling of backup and recovery, the leading virtualization platform doesn't disappoint.

First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

With welcome improvements to key features, as well as the bundling of backup and recovery, the leading virtualization platform doesn't disappoint

Review: Mirantis takes the sting out of OpenStack deployments

Review: Mirantis takes the sting out of OpenStack deployments

Mirantis' wizardly discovery, configuration, deployment and pre-flight testing tool takes you from zero to OpenStack in a matter of hours.

How-to: Get started with Nginx

How-to: Get started with Nginx

Follow these steps to install Nginx on Linux and configure PHP support, virtual hosts, HTTP authentication, SSL support, URL rewrites and load balancing.

SDN in action: Hands on with Cumulus Linux

SDN in action: Hands on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

SDN in action: Hands-on with Cumulus Linux

SDN in action: Hands-on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen.

7 great open source monitoring tools

7 great open source monitoring tools

Seeking greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools.

How-to: Get started with MariaDB

How-to: Get started with MariaDB

An easy, step-by-step guide to setting up a MariaDB database server and phpMyAdmin on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu.

7 free tools every network needs
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7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered.

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