6 Critical Data Center Concepts
Software-Defined WAN: A Primer
IoT Standards: Which Will Prevail?
Using Carrier WiFi To Offload IoT Networks
IPv6 Migration: 10 Reasons To Get Moving
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Understanding IPv6: Prepping For Solicited-Node Multicast
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Before jumping into solicited-node multicast, a review of link-local scope multicast addresses is helpful.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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20 Computer Science Degrees: The Most Bang For The Buck
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
The computer science programs at these universities offer the best long-term return on investment, according to PayScale's calculations.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Understanding IPv6: What Is Solicited-Node Multicast?
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Denise Fishburne lays down the basics of solicited-node multicast, which provides the functionality for Neighbor Discovery in IPv6 addressing.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 3: Focus On The App
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman offers advice about SDN implementation and explains why the applications running on the network should take center stage.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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SAS Grows In The Data Center
SCSI Trade Association , (STA)Commentary
More enterprises choose Serial Attached SCSI for storage in the data center due to improved reliability, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and continued enhancements.
By Rick Kutcipal, STA Board Member, Avago Technologies ,
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Optimizing Data Center PUE
Jack Pouchet, vice president of business development, hyperscale solutions, Emerson Network PowerCommentary
Data center managers are under pressure to improve utilization and efficiency while maintaining high availability. Here are three ways to achieve that balance.
By Jack Pouchet vice president of business development, hyperscale solutions, Emerson Network Power,
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Using Carrier WiFi To Offload IoT Networks
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
The growing trend of WiFi offloading by carriers can help provide connectivity for the Internet of Things explosion.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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IoT Makes You Administrator Of Things
Cricket Liu, Chief Infrastructure Officer, InfobloxCommentary
You may not realize it, but it's likely you're already supporting and managing "Internet of Things" devices on your corporate network. Here's a reality check.
By Cricket Liu Chief Infrastructure Officer, Infoblox,
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Contest Results: The Cleverest Caption Is…
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Community members pulled out all the stops suggesting witty one-liners for our first caption contest. We announce the winners.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Aerohive Adds iBeacon Support
Lee Badman, Commentary
Enterprise WiFi vendor teams with Radius Networks to provide retailers and others with centrally managed proximity beacon capability.
By Lee Badman ,
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6 Critical Data Center Concepts
Orhan Ergun, Network ArchitectCommentary
The data center is the Achilles' heel of IT operations. Be sure everyone on your IT team knows the ins and outs of these critical data center functions.
By Orhan Ergun Network Architect,
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Software-Defined WAN: A Primer
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
Enterprise WANs are costly and complex to manage. SD-WAN technology can help by automating the configuration of WAN edge routers.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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IoT Standards: Which Will Prevail?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Several industry groups that include big names like Google and Intel have recently formed to create standards for the emerging Internet of Things. The race is on.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Why Spanning Tree Is Evil
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
The Spanning Tree Protocol was built for an outdated network architecture, offering little to modern business, and the workarounds most engineers introduce aren't much better.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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Cloud Services Go For The Grand Slam
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
A new survey shows that cloud services are hitting it out of the park, as IT decision makers' adoption and confidence levels grow.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Hyper-Convergence And All Flash On The Way
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Will a combination of the two shiniest technologies in the storage business make a match like champagne and caviar, or will it create a system looking more like a chocolate-covered pickle?
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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SDN A Good Match On Campus
Michael Bushong, VP of Marketing, PlexxiCommentary
University networks typically behave one way during the day and another at night. Software-defined networking can address that situation.
By Michael Bushong VP of Marketing, Plexxi,
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Cisco Doubles Down On UCS Servers
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
Cisco builds on its success in servers with new models in the Unified Computing System line and the assumption that data will only get bigger.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Why The Industrial IoT Must Be Mobile
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
The Internet of Things demands reliable connectivity, yet standards are up in the air. Here's what that means for your strategy.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Breaking Down Silos: Soft Skills Required
Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
These tips will help build your communication and soft skills, breaking down the silos IT departments have built.
By Thomas LaRock Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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