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Cloud Computing Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  10/01/2015  | 
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The concept of shared computing has come a long way in a short time. This interactive timeline from Matillion Business Intelligence chronicles the evolution of the cloud, from the first stored program computer to a future filled with cloud-based serv...

Building A WAN Using Cisco DMVPN
Commentary  |  10/01/2015  | 
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Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology enables organizations to connect their offices via VPNs built over the Internet. Here's how it works....

5 Elements Of The New Infrastructure Stack
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
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Stu Miniman teams up with Brian Gracely to explain why containers, flash, hyperconvergence, OpenStack, and virtual SAN are so important for today's infrastructure....

Supporting the Hyperconnected Workforce
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
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Here are five ways businesses can provide communication and collaboration tools to support today's connected, mobile workers....

Juniper Debuts Unite Architecture For Campus Networks
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
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New network architecture includes campus fabric for EX9200 switches and security products....

Throughput 101: Don't Guess At File Sizes
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
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In this video, network troubleshooting guru Tony Fortunato demonstrates how to perform a file transfer test to determine file size....

Why You Should Adopt A Cloud-First Networking Strategy
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
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The rise of hybrid cloud in the enterprise means that network engineers need to focus on enabling and supporting cloud in all its forms....

Today's IT Department Is Also The AV Department
Commentary  |  9/25/2015  | 
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As audio visual tools have converged with unified communications, they've become a responsibility of the IT team....

ARIN IPv4 Address Supply Runs Out
News  |  9/24/2015  | 
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Pressure to deploy IPv6 heats up with the depletion of ARIN's IPv4 free pool....

Dell Adds New Campus & Data Center Networking Products
News  |  9/24/2015  | 
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Dell aims to simplify campus networking with new architecture and builds on its open networking strategy with new data center switch....

VMware Builds On Its Software-Defined Data Center Vision
Commentary  |  9/24/2015  | 
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While VMworld 2015 didn't feature big VMware storage news, the conference showcased the vendor's broader strategy....

Cisco VIRL: More Than A Certification Study Lab
Commentary  |  9/23/2015  | 
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Cisco's Virtual Internet Routing Lab provides students and experienced networking pros with a tool to build network topologies. Here's what to expect in terms of capabilities and limitations....

DevOps, Hybrid Cloud & Sandboxes
Commentary  |  9/23/2015  | 
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With devops and hybrid cloud gaining traction in the enterprise, sandboxes give IT pros a safe way to build and test applications in both on-premise and public cloud environments....

What Software-Defined Storage Really Is
Commentary  |  9/22/2015  | 
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True software-defined storage is more than just virtualization and commodity hardware....

Telling Ain't Training: How To Transfer IT Skills
Commentary  |  9/21/2015  | 
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Hands-on experience will help you learn an IT skill, but adapting that concept to other platforms or subject areas deepens knowledge even further....

3 Key WAN Architecture Considerations
Commentary  |  9/18/2015  | 
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New WAN architectures offer network teams options for dynamic load balancing and policy-based networking, but can complicate troubleshooting....

The Case For Change Tolerance In IT
Commentary  |  9/18/2015  | 
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Change is considered dangerous in IT, but IT teams must become more flexible and dynamic to keep up with today's business environment....

Troubleshooting MTU & ICMP Issues
Commentary  |  9/17/2015  | 
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In this video, network analysis expert Tony Fortunato demonstrates how to use ICMP to look into slow performance related to packet size....

Why Hyperconvergence Needs Networking
Commentary  |  9/16/2015  | 
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Hyperconverged systems are attractive alternatives for the data center, but the hot trend may fizzle out if vendors don't incorporate networking into the mix....

How The IETF Is Fixing Its Open Standards Process
Commentary  |  9/16/2015  | 
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The Internet Engineering Task Force is making changes to speed its work, which will help the networking industry. However, there are tradeoffs....

Backdoored Business Routers An Emerging Threat
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
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Discovery of malicious implants in 14 Cisco routers, "tip of iceberg" FireEye researchers say....

New Cisco WiFi Product Targets SMBs
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
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Mobility Express, which doesn't require a separate WLAN controller appliance, is designed to streamline deployment for small businesses....

Brocade Unveils Updated SDN Controller
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
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Brocade's new controller based on the open source OpenDaylight Project features improved reliability and interoperability....

Security Visibility In The Virtualized Data Center
Commentary  |  9/14/2015  | 
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Advanced virtualization technologies like SDN and the SDDC can block traditional security monitoring tools. Security architectures must adapt....

2.5G & 5G Ethernet In The Wiring Closet
Commentary  |  9/11/2015  | 
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A new standards effort will help existing Ethernet cable investments support Wave 1 and Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi as well as off-loaded mobile carrier traffic....