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Robotic Process Automation: Leveraging Robots In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/30/2016  | 
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RPA technology promises efficiency and cost savings. Here are some best practices. ...

Why You Can't Avoid DevOps
Commentary  |  11/29/2016  | 
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IT teams at enterprises of all sizes need to embrace the DevOps movement. ...

Gartner: CLI Use Will Dwindle By 2020
News  |  11/28/2016  | 
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The command-line interface will be supplanted as the main tool for network operations, research firm predicts. ...

Troubleshooting Port Channels On Cisco Nexus 5500 Switches
Commentary  |  11/23/2016  | 
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Carole Warner Reece explains how she resolved a vPC port channel problem involving Nexus 5500 switches and NetApp controllers. ...

Testing Fiber Optic Link Loss
Commentary  |  11/23/2016  | 
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Learn how to get the most accurate results using an optical loss test set. ...

Assessing Managed SD-WAN Services
Commentary  |  11/22/2016  | 
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Consider these factors when evaluating managed software-defined WAN providers. ...

Arista Wins US Import Approval In Cisco Patent Fight
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
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Customs agency rules that Arista's redesigned EOS doesn't violate Cisco patents. ...

China Still Leads The Supercomputing Pack
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
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Country retains its lead in latest TOP500 list of supercomputers. ...

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. ...