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Terracotta VPN Piggybacks On Network Of Compromised Windows Servers
News  |  8/05/2015  | 
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APT groups use this VPN service to launch attacks against organizations around the world....

Secrets To Private Cloud Success
Commentary  |  8/05/2015  | 
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Make implementing a private cloud easier by carefully selecting a platform and adopting a consumption-based, pay-as-you-go service delivery model....

Dark Reading News Desk Live At Black Hat 2015
News  |  8/05/2015  | 
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Please join host Sara Peters and her guests for the latest in security from the Dark Reading News Desk show at Black Hat USA 2015, premiering Wednesday....

Networking Career: How To Make It To The Big League
Commentary  |  8/04/2015  | 
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Networking pros who want to make the leap from a small shop to a big network environment can learn from how our newest network engineer got the job....

Cumulus Offers Free Open Networking Tool
News  |  8/03/2015  | 
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The startup's virtual appliance is designed to give networking pros an easy way to test its software for white-box switches....

EMC: End Of The Golden Era?
Commentary  |  8/03/2015  | 
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EMC has enjoyed three decades as leader in storage, but is grappling with trends that are shaking up the storage industry, including all-flash arrays and white-box storage....

The Evolution Of The System Administrator
Commentary  |  7/31/2015  | 
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Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day. Join us in celebrating these unsung IT heroes and take a look at how much the role has changed through the years....

OpenFlow Faces Interoperability Challenges
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
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Software-defined networking experts at the OpenDaylight Summit discussed hardware and interoperability issues that may limit the SDN protocol's adoption....

Network Troubleshooting: Consider The Load Balancer
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
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Packet analysis can discover issues in your network, but if there is a load balancer in the mix, you'll want to follow these best practices....

IoT: Centralized Vs. Distributed Architectures
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
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How do we create cohesive networks to support the Internet of Things?...

CERN Taps Brocade For SDN
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
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The legendary particle physics lab will use Brocade's OpenDaylight-based SDN controller to build out its SDN strategy....

Building A Data-Centric Data Center
Commentary  |  7/29/2015  | 
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The final installment of this series examines the key elements required to accomplish rack-level optimization for a new data center architecture....

Cisco Invicta EOL Fueled By Mistakes And Misfortune
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
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There are multiple reasons why Cisco's Whiptail acquisition failed, leading the company to discontinue its flash storage products....

Hyperconvergence: Redefining The Data Center
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
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As optimized platforms for the virtualization era, hyperconverged systems are poised to radically transform the data center....

Network Orchestration Smarts Up
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
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In this era of digitization, multimedia and cloud, the network needs to evolve from connectivity to business continuity....

Wi-Fi Aware And Wi-Fi Sense Spark Concerns
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
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Two new consumer WiFi technologies could impact enterprise WLAN security and performance....

The Evolving WAN Architecture
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
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Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design....

Cisco Drops Invicta All-Flash Storage Arrays
News  |  7/24/2015  | 
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Cisco's troubled venture into storage with its 2013 acquisition of Whiptail ends....

WiFi Best Practices For Quality Assurance
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
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Today's WiFi networks require a more strategic approach than just dropping APs everywhere in order to ensure quality of service....

UC Platforms: Setting Standards
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
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Standardizing on communications platforms across the enterprise starts with getting employee feedback on the tools they use and prefer....

How SSDs Can Reduce Server Costs
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
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Swapping out hard-disk drives for solid-state drives boosts server performance and reduces the need to buy new servers....

Commoditization: Sometimes Less Really Is Less
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
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As cost per bit keeps dropping, and commoditization continues, we might find ourselves in a precarious position on bandwidth....

SD-WAN: The Killer App For Enterprise SDN?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
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Software-defined WAN technologies promise to help enterprises modernize their WANs by combining classic WAN technologies with SDN capabilities....

Re-Architecting Data Centers For The Data Explosion
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
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Part two of this series looks at the shift to a new data center architecture and the role of networking technologies such as InfiniBand and RoCE....

Google Donates Kubernetes To New Foundation
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
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Internet giant teams with more than a dozen IT companies on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which will manage development of the Kubernetes container orchestration system....