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Overheard At Interop, Day 1
Commentary  |  5/03/2016  | 
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Observations and highlights from the first day of Interop Las Vegas 2016. ...

Know Your Virtual Workloads: Block Size & Workload Shift
Commentary  |  5/02/2016  | 
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Don't let the challenges of workload behavior undermine your virtual data center performance. ...

Heading To Interop? Top 11 Things To Do & See
Commentary  |  5/01/2016  | 
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Interop Las Vegas 2016 floors this week, with a multitude of programs and events to choose from. This shortlist will make your planning easier. ...

IBM Debuts General-Purpose Flash Arrays
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
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Flash storage is maturing, and the latest products are taking on a more general-purpose storage function. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Apr. 29
Commentary  |  4/29/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure industry and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

NVDIMM: A New Breed Of Storage
Commentary  |  4/29/2016  | 
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An emerging storage technology promises big performance benefits for data centers and smartphones alike. ...

NFV World Congress: NFV Progress And Standards
Commentary  |  4/28/2016  | 
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Here are highlights from the event, which showcased service providers' NFV deployments. ...

Network Engineers Are Not An Endangered Species
Commentary  |  4/28/2016  | 
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Networking pros have plenty of job opportunities ahead, provided they're open to learning new skills.   ...

The Big Picture Is Important, But Don't Forget the Small Stuff
Commentary  |  4/28/2016  | 
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In the era of transformational IT, neglecting small issues can get IT departments in trouble. ...

5 Keys To Successful Disaster Recovery In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/28/2016  | 
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Consider these areas when you're evaluating moving your disaster recovery and business continuity to the cloud. ...

The Value Of The Packet
Commentary  |  4/28/2016  | 
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For network troubleshooting and security investigations, having access to packet data is invaluable. ...

IoT Security Worries IT Pros
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
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Spiceworks study shows that organizations fear the influx of IoT devices on their networks, especially wearables. ...

Protecting A Cisco Router From Ping Flooding
Commentary  |  4/25/2016  | 
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Learn how to configure a Cisco router to protect it from ICMP attacks. ...

NFV And SDN: Enabling Agility
Commentary  |  4/25/2016  | 
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Top-level architectures like NFV can boost operational speeds and feeds for fast provisioning and improved scalability. ...

Cisco Teams With Dimension Data To Combat Rhino Poaching
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
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Connected Conservation project aims to use WiFi, analytics, and other technology to thwart poachers. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Apr. 22
Commentary  |  4/22/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure industry and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

The IoT Packaging Shift
Commentary  |  4/22/2016  | 
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IoT packaging can deliver value to both businesses and customers, but will require extensive infrastructure. ...

NFV: Not Just For Service Providers
Commentary  |  4/21/2016  | 
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ONUG's efforts show that network functions virtualization is applicable in the enterprise. ...

Data Center Lessons From A Rubik’s Cube
Commentary  |  4/21/2016  | 
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Like the 3-D puzzle, a virtual data center has intertwined components; one change can have big repercussions. ...

Startup Offers Combined Container Networking, Storage
News  |  4/20/2016  | 
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Founded by Cisco UCS veterans, Diamanti built an appliance for automated container deployments with preconfigured networking and storage. ...

What Infrastructure Pros Need To Know About Applications
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
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If today's businesses are all about the applications, how do infrastructure professionals fit in? ...

SD-WAN: Over-Hyped Or Over The Top?
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
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SD-WAN could be viewed as a trend that will fade, but the technology's ability to leverage Internet resources has lasting potential. ...

When You Should Disable 2.4 GHz Radios In A WLAN
Commentary  |  4/19/2016  | 
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A high number of 2.4 GHz radios and overcrowding in the 2.4 GHz spectrum can degrade WLAN performance. ...

IT Product Testing: Methodology Matters
Commentary  |  4/19/2016  | 
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Beware of product comparisons that don't follow these best practices. ...

Wireless Startup Takes New Approach To WiFi Analytics
Commentary  |  4/18/2016  | 
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Nyansa's Voyance data-crunching technology aims to help streamline WLAN management. ...