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25 Gigabit Ethernet Adoption: 3 Drivers
Commentary  |  6/29/2016  | 
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Several factors will speed adoption of the new Ethernet specification in the data center. ...

Cisco Boosts Cloud Security Capabilities With CloudLock Buy
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
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Network giant will purchase provider of cloud access security broker technology for $293 million. ...

Scale-Out Storage: How Does It Work?
Commentary  |  6/28/2016  | 
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Howard Marks explains modern scale-out storage systems and how they handle networking. ...

Information Modeling For Networking Interoperability
Commentary  |  6/28/2016  | 
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Dan Pitt describes the Open Networking Foundation Common Information Model project. ...

Network Design And Second Opinions
Commentary  |  6/27/2016  | 
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Getting an external review of your design plans can help catch oversights and provide fresh ideas. ...

How Does MU-MIMO Work?
Commentary  |  6/27/2016  | 
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A closer look at the new WiFi technology introduced with 802.11ac Wave 2 that promises greater density. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, June 24
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

How SD-WAN Supports Videoconferencing
Commentary  |  6/24/2016  | 
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Software-defined WAN technology can help ensure enterprise-quality videoconferencing. ...

Arista Infringes Cisco Patents, Says Trade Commission
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
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Agency recommends import ban of Arista switches violating Cisco private VLAN and SysDB patents. ...

Microsoft Talks Up Its Containers At DockerCon
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
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At the DockerCon show this week, Microsoft touted its ability to run containers on its Azure cloud. ...

Planning The Enterprise IoT Network
Commentary  |  6/22/2016  | 
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Are you tasked with providing IoT connectivity? Here are some things to keep in mind. ...

Networking Startup Rethinks Routing
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
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128 Technology says its session-aware software-based router provides simpler and more secure networking. ...

Networking Education: Leave Your Comfort Zone
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
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Breadth makes more sense than depth in today's IT environment. ...

802.11ac Wave 2 And Stadium WiFi
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
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The first 802.11ac Wave 2 deployment in a professional sports arena raises questions about older stadium WLANs. ...

Upgrading Software: A Checklist
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
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Follow these seven steps to ensure a successful software upgrade. ...

Cloud, SDN, And Security Complications
Commentary  |  6/17/2016  | 
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As enterprises migrate to the cloud and SDN, they face challenges in maintaining security. ...

Troubleshooting Cisco IOS FTP Error Code
Commentary  |  6/16/2016  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato demonstrates how Cisco IOS can misrepresent FTP configuration issues. ...

The Cloud Malware Threat
Commentary  |  6/16/2016  | 
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Connected cloud apps can be both inherently malicious or become malicious, exposing enterprises to malware. ...

Cisco Unveils Data Center Monitoring Platform
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
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Tetration Analytics, which gathers telemetry from Nexus 9K switches and server sensors, promises complete visibility. ...

Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
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The FCC has won its latest court battle over net neutrality rules this week, but a bigger political and economic battle is looming. ...

Know Your Virtual Workloads: Data Location & A Holistic View
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
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Don't let the success of your data center be thwarted by issues with workload behavior. ...

VMware Acquires Virtual Network Manager Arkin Net
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
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VMware is acquiring Arkin Net, a "purpose-built" manager of its NSX networking platform. ...

Switch Chip Startup Touts Networking Breakthrough
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
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Barefoot Networks says its ASIC will make networks fully programmable without sacrificing performance. ...

WiFi Design Considerations For K-12 Schools
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
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Forget the old one AP-per classroom design. Here's what schools should focus on in a WLAN upgrade. ...

Data Storage Terms You Should Know
Commentary  |  6/13/2016  | 
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The storage industry is rife with acronyms and jargon. Here's a cheat sheet. ...