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Network Redesign: In The Field
Commentary  |  2/08/2016  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato discusses his initial analysis of a network redesign project. ...

Beyond Open Standards
Commentary  |  2/08/2016  | 
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With the rise of disaggregation, the networking industry needs more than the IETF in order to thrive. ...

Storage Spending On The Rise
News  |  2/05/2016  | 
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451 Research finds that companies plan to spend more on public cloud storage as they prioritize disaster recovery and backup. ...

The End Of The High-End Storage Array Era
Commentary  |  2/04/2016  | 
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With the rise of all-flash arrays and object storage, big and fast no longer go together for enterprise storage. ...

The Network Must Change, Now
Commentary  |  2/03/2016  | 
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Networking is at a turning point, and engineers who want to stay relevant must look to the future. ...

US To Relinquish ICANN Oversight
Commentary  |  2/03/2016  | 
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The loss of US supervision could open the door to authoritarian governments censoring parts of the Internet. ...

The Cisco-Arista Battle Over CLI
Commentary  |  2/02/2016  | 
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Arista's use of Cisco's command-line interface is at the heart of the legal dispute between networking vendors. ...

Dark Fiber: Embracing The Dark Side
Commentary  |  2/02/2016  | 
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Leveraging unused fiber optic cables is becoming practical for more than large corporations. ...

Software-Defined Storage: The 2016 Outlook
Commentary  |  2/01/2016  | 
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Interest in SDS is growing as companies look for alternatives to high-priced storage drives. ...

Automating Firewall Administration
Commentary  |  2/01/2016  | 
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It's time to delegate the manual process of firewall policy changes to software intelligence. ...

What Old IT Pros Need To Remember
Commentary  |  1/29/2016  | 
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Here's some advice for experienced IT pros to help keep their IT careers on track. ...

Wireless In 2016: A Waiting Game
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
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From the IoT to regulatory issues, there's a lot of uncertainty ahead for wireless networking pros. ...

The High Price Of IT Downtime
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
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Outages cost enterprises $700 billion a year, according to IHS study. ...

Information Security Training: More Critical Than Ever In 2016
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
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Growing security threats and a data explosion are driving demand for skilled security professionals. ...

Developers Vs. IT: Striking A Balance
Commentary  |  1/27/2016  | 
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Organizations need to focus equally on developer workflow and optimal networking and security. ...

Big Switch Offers Free SDN Software
News  |  1/26/2016  | 
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SDN startup adds free entry-level versions of its software-defined networking products to entice new customers. ...

Channel Bonding In WiFi: Rules And Regulations
Commentary  |  1/25/2016  | 
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The second part of this blog series examines the IEEE standards and government regulations that impact channel bonding. ...

Enterprise IoT Adoption Sluggish So Far
News  |  1/22/2016  | 
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Companies cite security and ROI concerns as barriers to IOT deployment, study shows. ...

Packet Analysis: HSRP, EIGRP, STP And CDP
Commentary  |  1/22/2016  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato covers packet analysis and key protocol considerations. ...

Setting IT Priorities For 2016
Commentary  |  1/21/2016  | 
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NetCraftsmen experts offer recommendations for your IT to-do list for this year. ...

Dell Unveils Disaggregated NOS
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
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Vendor expands its open networking initiative with Linux-based OS10. ...

Buying Storage: Tread Carefully
Commentary  |  1/20/2016  | 
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Figuring out the actual cost of storage products such as hyperconvergence appliances can be tricky. ...

ACL Implementation Guide
Commentary  |  1/19/2016  | 
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Learn the basics about access control lists and how to configure them for IP traffic filtering on a network. ...

5G: Paving The Way For New Paradigms
Commentary  |  1/19/2016  | 
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5G will integrate compute, storage and communication functions, enabling new services. ...

WiFi HaLow Is Promising But Complicated
Commentary  |  1/18/2016  | 
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The new 802.11ah wireless standard is compelling for IoT, but don't get too excited just yet. ...