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VMware Expands NSX Use Cases With Cross-Cloud
Commentary  |  8/31/2016  | 
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Network overlays like NSX can go beyond micro-segmentation security into multi-cloud management.   ...

Why Every IT Pro Needs Software Development Skills
Commentary  |  8/31/2016  | 
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Basic programming and scripting skills are essential in the world of DevOps and software-defined systems. ...

Applications Drive Ethernet Diversity
Commentary  |  8/31/2016  | 
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Proliferation of applications overtakes need for speed in Ethernet standards development. ...

VMware Customers Weigh In On Cross-Cloud, vCloudAir
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
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As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. ...

Cisco Gets Into The Container Business
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
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Networking giant will buy privately held startup ContainerX as it continues to pivot towards the cloud. ...

Understanding DHCP Fundamentals
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
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This basic guide explains how Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol works and optional DHCP functionality. ...

Indoor Location Services: Reaching The Tipping Point
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
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With BLE becoming a standard feature in mobile devices, indoor location is finally headed for widespread deployment. ...

UC As A Service Gaining Steam
News  |  8/26/2016  | 
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Enterprises increasingly see unified communications as a viable cloud service option. ...

Converged Infrastructure: Paving The Way To Converged Operations
Commentary  |  8/26/2016  | 
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Hyperconverged appliances are all the rage, but businesses can do more with converged infrastructure products. ...

Pay-As-You-Go Enterprise Networking
Commentary  |  8/25/2016  | 
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Companies now have alternatives to big capital outlays for networking equipment. ...

A Black-Box Future For IT Admins?
Commentary  |  8/25/2016  | 
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Cloud and hyperconvergence raise the specter of self-managed IT systems. ...

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. ...