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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. ...

Migrating To A Software-Defined World
Commentary  |  11/01/2016  | 
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At ONUG, IT leaders discuss challenges in shifting from legacy infrastructure, the need for open networking, and the rise of SD-WAN. ...

BGP Security: Mitigating Route Leaks
Commentary  |  11/01/2016  | 
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Learn best practices to prevent BGP route leaks and hijacks from leading to disaster. ...

How DNS Works: A Primer
Commentary  |  10/31/2016  | 
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The Domain Name System is critical to fundamental IP networking. Learn DNS basics in this primer. ...

What Haunts IT Pros?
News  |  10/31/2016  | 
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Survey shows that data security breaches and service outages top the list of IT managers' fears. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Oct. 28
News  |  10/28/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue. ...

Navigating Today's IT Choices
Commentary  |  10/28/2016  | 
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IT pros can cut through the cluttered IT landscape by adopting sales skills. ...

DDos On Dyn Used Malicious TCP, UDP Traffic
News  |  10/27/2016  | 
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Dyn confirms Mirai IoT botnet was primary source of the attack, involving some 100,000 infected devices. ...

Racing To 2.5 And 5 Gigabit Ethernet
Commentary  |  10/27/2016  | 
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The IEEE standard was approved at lightning speed. What's next? ...

SDN Post-Deployment Considerations
Commentary  |  10/27/2016  | 
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Here are three things to think about once you've got a software-defined network up and running. ...

Why We May See The End Of The Private Network
Commentary  |  10/26/2016  | 
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Tom Nolle ponders the potential demise of private networking as enterprises increasingly turn to the cloud. ...

MPLS Lives On In Hybrid WAN Era
Commentary  |  10/26/2016  | 
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EMA finds that the rise of internet connectivity for next-gen WAN does not spell the death of MPLS. ...

The New Age Of IoT-Based DDoS Attacks
News  |  10/25/2016  | 
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Last Friday's massive DDoS that exploited online cameras and DVRs was simple to pull off -- and a new chapter in online attacks. ...

Network Troubleshooting: TCP SYN Analysis
Commentary  |  10/25/2016  | 
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Analyzing SYN packets can reveal actual response times, as Tony Fortunato demonstrates in this video. ...

Wireless LAN Models
Commentary  |  10/25/2016  | 
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Learn about three WLAN types in this Cisco Press excerpt ...

DDoS Attack On DNS Provider Disrupts Okta, Twitter, CNN, Others
News  |  10/21/2016  | 
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Widespread attack illuminates vulnerability of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure. ...

Banking On Open Platforms And APIs
News  |  10/21/2016  | 
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BNY Mellon is serving up APIs with the help of consolidated infrastructure, abstracted software, and a standardized developer ecosystem. ...

SD-WAN: Beyond The Branch Office
Commentary  |  10/21/2016  | 
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Software-defined WAN can streamline a variety of enterprise applications, including physical security and unified communications.   ...

AWS, VMware Pact Eases Hybrid Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  10/20/2016  | 
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AWS and VMware have struck a deal that improves workload transfers between their environments. ...

Docker Networking Fundamentals
Commentary  |  10/20/2016  | 
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This excerpt from "Learning Docker Networking" covers the container technology's networking elements. ...

Regaining Control In The Cloud
Commentary  |  10/20/2016  | 
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The cloud undercuts data center security, but infrastructure security as a service provides a way to reclaim centralized control. ...

How BGP Flowspec Mitigates DDoS
Commentary  |  10/19/2016  | 
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The Border Gateway Protocol's flow specification feature provides granular protection against distributed denial-of-service attacks. ...

ONF And ON.Lab Becoming One
News  |  10/19/2016  | 
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SDN industry groups plan to merge, combining their standards and open source efforts. ...

Docker Containers And Persistent Storage: 4 Options
Commentary  |  10/19/2016  | 
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Docker has overcome its early issues in supporting persistent data storage with these techniques.   ...