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Extreme Networks Snags Zebra's WLAN Business
News  |  9/14/2016  | 
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With the $55 million deal, the wireless LAN market gets even smaller. ...

Networking In The IoT Age: The Cloud Latency Factor
Commentary  |  9/14/2016  | 
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Many IoT sensors can't tolerate latency issues associated with cloud, creating new challenges for networking. ...

How OpenStack And Containers Are Reshaping Networking
Commentary  |  9/13/2016  | 
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Emerging technologies are changing the networking landscape, presenting new challenges. ...

SDN: Consider The Problems First
Commentary  |  9/13/2016  | 
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Before diving into software-defined networking, enterprises need to figure out what they're trying to solve.   ...

Why DBAs Need Networking Skills
Commentary  |  9/09/2016  | 
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With the rise of cloud, database administrators need to understand basic networking in order to be truly effective. ...

Getting Started With Open Networking
Commentary  |  9/08/2016  | 
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Network disaggregation is a hot trend. Here are some ways to get some hands-on experience. ...

Router Basics: The Lost Configuration
Commentary  |  9/07/2016  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato explains how a router can lose its configuration when rebooted. ...

User-Centric Networks Will Drive New Architectures
Commentary  |  9/07/2016  | 
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UCNs will have a broad and significant impact on how networks are developed and managed ...

How Do You Modularize A Network?
Commentary  |  9/06/2016  | 
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In this Cisco Press chapter excerpt, learn ways to hide information in a network. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Sept. 2
News  |  9/02/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue. ...

Networking Pro Salaries Expected To Rise In 2017
News  |  9/01/2016  | 
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Robert Half salary study forecasts starting pay increases for those who build, manage, and secure corporate networks. ...

Spotting Network Vulnerabilities Before Hackers Do
Commentary  |  9/01/2016  | 
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To protect the network, you need to understand how attackers think and use their techniques to test your network security.   ...

VMware Expands NSX Use Cases With Cross-Cloud
Commentary  |  8/31/2016  | 
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Network overlays like NSX can go beyond micro-segmentation security into multi-cloud management.   ...

Why Every IT Pro Needs Software Development Skills
Commentary  |  8/31/2016  | 
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Basic programming and scripting skills are essential in the world of DevOps and software-defined systems. ...

Applications Drive Ethernet Diversity
Commentary  |  8/31/2016  | 
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Proliferation of applications overtakes need for speed in Ethernet standards development. ...

VMware Customers Weigh In On Cross-Cloud, vCloudAir
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
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As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. ...

Cisco Gets Into The Container Business
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
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Networking giant will buy privately held startup ContainerX as it continues to pivot towards the cloud. ...

Understanding DHCP Fundamentals
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
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This basic guide explains how Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol works and optional DHCP functionality. ...

Indoor Location Services: Reaching The Tipping Point
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
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With BLE becoming a standard feature in mobile devices, indoor location is finally headed for widespread deployment. ...

UC As A Service Gaining Steam
News  |  8/26/2016  | 
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Enterprises increasingly see unified communications as a viable cloud service option. ...

Converged Infrastructure: Paving The Way To Converged Operations
Commentary  |  8/26/2016  | 
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Hyperconverged appliances are all the rage, but businesses can do more with converged infrastructure products. ...

Pay-As-You-Go Enterprise Networking
Commentary  |  8/25/2016  | 
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Companies now have alternatives to big capital outlays for networking equipment. ...

A Black-Box Future For IT Admins?
Commentary  |  8/25/2016  | 
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Cloud and hyperconvergence raise the specter of self-managed IT systems. ...

Designing For Cisco Nexus 9000
Commentary  |  8/24/2016  | 
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Learn about design options for Nexus 9000 switches that don't involve ACI. ...

Flashy Storage Interfaces Ahead
Commentary  |  8/24/2016  | 
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New high-capacity and super-fast SSDs require moving beyond traditional interfaces. ...