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Designing For Cisco Nexus 9000
Commentary  |  8/24/2016  | 
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Learn about design options for Nexus 9000 switches that don't involve ACI. ...

Flashy Storage Interfaces Ahead
Commentary  |  8/24/2016  | 
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New high-capacity and super-fast SSDs require moving beyond traditional interfaces. ...

Infrastructure Pros Look To Add Skills
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
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Security skills a priority for many IT pros, according to InformationWeek US IT Salary Survey. ...

Campus Network Design Models
Commentary  |  8/23/2016  | 
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In this Cisco Press chapter excerpt, learn about basic enterprise campus network architectures. ...

Proof Of Concept: Tips For Successful Testing
Commentary  |  8/22/2016  | 
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A POC can help avoid costly mistakes when buying software. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth process. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Aug. 19
Commentary  |  8/19/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

Disaster Recovery Planning: Are You Prepared?
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
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Peter Welcher offers advice on what to consider when developing a DR strategy. ...

Contemplating The Internet's Impact On Society
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
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New film examines society's reliance on the internet and the good and bad effects of global connectivity. ...

Cisco Will Slash 5,500 Jobs In Restructuring
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
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Company will invest more in security, IoT, and cloud as it transitions away from a hardware focus.   ...

Recovering A WiFi Security Key In Windows
Commentary  |  8/17/2016  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato demonstrates a method for retrieving a WLAN password stored in a PC. ...

Q&A: Networking Pioneer Terry Slattery
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
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CCIE #1026 talks about his start in networking, developing CLI, and the promise of SDN. ...

Python Network Programming: Generating A Traceback
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
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This excerpt from "Learning Python Network Programming" looks at how Python lets us interface with the network stack. ...

The Basics Of QoS
Commentary  |  8/15/2016  | 
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Learn how Quality of Service works and common use cases. ...

Managing The IPv6 Transition In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  8/12/2016  | 
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IPv6 offers many enterprise benefits, but successful implementation requires careful planning. ...

Uncovering Network Performance Killers
Commentary  |  8/11/2016  | 
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Learn how monitoring syslog data, using Cisco debug, and other methods can reveal network issues. ...

Network Cleanup: Dealing With Dust
Commentary  |  8/11/2016  | 
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Don't risk equipment failure due to dust accumulation. In this video, Tony Fortunato demonstrates how to clean a router. ...

Using Machine Learning To Extend Life Of Flash Storage
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
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New paper says machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences "cell wear" with repeated use. ...

Managing Network Sprawl
Commentary  |  8/10/2016  | 
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Organizations rely on a growing number of networks on-premises and in the cloud, creating a daunting responsibility for network engineers. ...

Infrastructure Jobs: Shifting Responsibilities
News  |  8/09/2016  | 
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InformationWeek US IT Salary Survey shows how new technologies are impacting networking and data center pros. ...

Choosing An All-Flash Array
Commentary  |  8/09/2016  | 
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Today's storage market is crowded with AFAs. Here are some shopping guidelines. ...

Data Center Architecture Lessons From Isaac Newton
Commentary  |  8/08/2016  | 
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The physicist's third law provides insight into how emerging technologies like containers impact the core network. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Aug. 5
News  |  8/05/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

Managing The Branch Network
Commentary  |  8/04/2016  | 
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Providing connectivity for branch offices is more challenging than ever, but SD-WAN can help. ...

SDN Strategy: Put Applications First
Commentary  |  8/04/2016  | 
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In order to deploy SDN successfully, organizations need to focus on applications. ...

10 Cisco/Microsoft Hybrid UC Deployment Options
Commentary  |  8/03/2016  | 
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Learn how to make Cisco voice or video interoperate with Microsoft Skype for Business. ...