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Infrastructure Salaries Dip
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
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Median salaries for networking and data center pros decreased this year, according to InformationWeek US IT Salary Survey. ...

The Rise Of Internet-Based WAN
Commentary  |  7/26/2016  | 
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The internet is improving as a network medium, providing a viable option to traditional WAN architecture. ...

Gartner Sees $1 Trillion Shift In IT Spending To Cloud
News  |  7/25/2016  | 
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The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years. ...

Data Center Security Requires Paranoia
Commentary  |  7/25/2016  | 
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A whitelist model is a key strategy in today's threat environment.   ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, July 22
Commentary  |  7/22/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

How 802.11ac Wave 2 Complicates WiFi Troubleshooting
Commentary  |  7/22/2016  | 
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With MU-MIMO and beamforming, the WiFi standard makes packet capture challenging. ...

Toward 25 Gigabit Ethernet Standardization
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
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Spurred by hyper-scale data center requirements, 25 GbE is on its way to becoming an industry standard. ...

Linksys Brings 802.11ac Wave 2 To SMB
Commentary  |  7/20/2016  | 
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New wireless access point offers enterprise-grade WiFi features, but small businesses need to look past the Wave 2 hype. ...

Segment Routing: Inside a New SDN Technology
Commentary  |  7/19/2016  | 
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Terry Slattery explains the new packet-forwarding mechanism and OpenFlow alternative. ...

WiFi Troubleshooting Using Wireshark
Commentary  |  7/19/2016  | 
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Learn how to use the popular network analyzer to track down WiFi problems. ...

7 Cloud Migration Considerations
Commentary  |  7/19/2016  | 
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Don't overlook these steps when moving production applications to the cloud. ...

Replacing Secure Voice Gateway Certificates On CUCM
Commentary  |  7/15/2016  | 
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Tips on how to replace old certificates on Cisco Unified Communications Manager. ...

WAN Options For The Cloud
Commentary  |  7/15/2016  | 
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As enterprises shift to cloud-based IT, there are a variety of approaches they can take to WAN connectivity. ...

Cisco: From CLI To Cloud
Commentary  |  7/14/2016  | 
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With DNA, Cisco is prepping for a future where network devices can be managed from the cloud. ...

Leveraging SharePoint For Enterprise Collaboration
Commentary  |  7/14/2016  | 
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The Microsoft tool offers a range of capabilities for businesses to streamline collaboration. ...

UNH-IOL Launches SDN Testing Program
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
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University lab establishes SDN Consortium to enable SDN interoperability. ...

Link Aggregation Terminology Explained
Commentary  |  7/13/2016  | 
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Confused about EtherChannel, PAgP, and vPC? Here's a quick guide. ...

Cisco Live: Robbins Expands On DNA Strategy
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
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Cisco CEO talks up how Cisco aims to help customers with digital transformation. ...

Scale-Out Storage Architectures
Commentary  |  7/11/2016  | 
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A look at the shared-media model and how scale-out storage systems handle data distribution. ...

SD-WAN Ramping Up In The Enterprise
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
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Fast-growing market driven by interest in a cheaper and simpler WAN as companies shift to the cloud, IDC finds.   ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, July 8
News  |  7/08/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

A MU-MIMO Reality Check
Commentary  |  7/07/2016  | 
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Despite the hype, the WiFi technology has a number of practical limitations. ...

Building A Network Of Trusted Advisors
Commentary  |  7/07/2016  | 
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Having a circle of reliable industry peers and colleagues can play a major role in advancing your IT career. ...

SDN Lessons From Assembly Lines
Commentary  |  7/06/2016  | 
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Infrastructure standardization is key to achieving the cost benefits of SDN. ...

Networking Advances That Improve Storage Performance
Commentary  |  7/05/2016  | 
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Technologies like 25 GbE will help avoid bottlenecks with fast SSDs. ...