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Network Analysis: TCP Window Size
Commentary  |  11/17/2016  | 
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Tony Fortunato demonstrates how to track TCP window size to troubleshoot network performance issues. ...

Optimizing Bandwidth In The Netflix Era
Commentary  |  11/17/2016  | 
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Rein in bandwidth hogs like streaming media, IoT devices, and cloud storage by following these steps. ...

Troubleshooting High CPU Usage On Cisco Nexus 7000
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
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Peter Welcher describes toubleshooting a recent issue on core Nexus 7K data center switches. ...

WiGig: Does This WiFi Standard Have A Future?
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
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The WiFi Alliance has begun testing 802.11ad for interoperability, but it's unclear how the standard will be adopted. ...

Beware The Latest Infrastructure Tools
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
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Proceed with caution when deploying new tools to avoid costly outages. ...

Cisco: Cloud-Native Apps Will Dominate By 2020
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
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Big data, IoT, and other applications are changing cloud computing, according to Cisco's sixth annual Global Cloud Computing Index. ...

Startup Aims To Simplify Network Management
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
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Forward Networks uses formal verification to model network behavior and help prevent outages.   ...

Docker Containers: What Makes Them So Portable?
Commentary  |  11/14/2016  | 
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Learn about the storage technology that makes Docker images so easy to create and distribute. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Nov. 11
Commentary  |  11/11/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue. ...

Transforming Shadow IT Into Next-Gen IT
Commentary  |  11/11/2016  | 
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IT organizations can regain control and help lead corporate digital transformation efforts by focusing on business assurance. ...

Network Refresh Cycle Speeding Up
News  |  11/10/2016  | 
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Report shows that for the first time in five years, enterprise networks are getting younger. ...

Why 5 GHz Matters For Enterprise WiFi
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
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The 2.4-GHz band doesn't have to disappear, but needs help handling today's ubiquitous Wi-Fi demands. ...

Why RAID Arrays Are Sinking
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
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Solid-state drives are among the factors contributing to declining RAID sales. ...

Deploying Network Virtualization In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/09/2016  | 
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In this Cisco Press chapter excerpt, learn about different approaches to network virtualization across enterprise campus networks. ...

DevOps Basics: What Is It Exactly?
Commentary  |  11/09/2016  | 
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DevOps is one of the hottest IT skills today. CBT Nuggets trainer Ben Finkel explains what it involves. ...

Facebook Debuts 'Backpack' Switch Platform
News  |  11/08/2016  | 
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New open switch design accommodates high-speed networking requirements. ...

Network Troubleshooting: TCP SACK Analysis
Commentary  |  11/08/2016  | 
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Find out how to check for selective acknowledgment when investigating network performance issues. ...

Overcoming The IT Labor Shortage
Commentary  |  11/08/2016  | 
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Retaining skilled IT employees is difficult, especially for small companies. Cross-training can help. ...

How Network Engineers Can Avoid Extinction
Commentary  |  11/04/2016  | 
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Adapt to change and learn new technologies to avoiding becoming a network dinosaur. ...

SDN Market: A Slow Burn
News  |  11/04/2016  | 
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Gradual enterprise adoption of SDN will drive a $12.7 billion market by 2020, TBR says. ...

Machine Learning, Cloud, And Big Data: A Perfect Storm
Commentary  |  11/04/2016  | 
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Cloud and big data technologies complement machine learning, creating an array of new applications. ...

OpenStack: The Philosophical Divide
Commentary  |  11/03/2016  | 
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The open source cloud software has spawned a variety of perspectives on the best way to implement it.   ...

How SDN Interacts With Software-Defined Storage
Commentary  |  11/03/2016  | 
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A look at the relationship between SDN and SDS and potential performance issues. ...

Prepping For The Digital Transformation
News  |  11/02/2016  | 
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Poll shows many organizations are trying out new technologies like SDN, but don't feel ready for a major infrastructure transition. ...

Network Performance Analysis: TCP MSS
Commentary  |  11/02/2016  | 
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To ensure optimal performance, check your TCP maximum segment size. ...