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Open Networking: A Progress Report
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
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White-box switching has grown rapidly to offer a flexible alternative for data center networks. ...

451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
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Report reveals that containers are the fast-growing part of the cloud technologies market. ...

What's Next For OpenFlow
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
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As SDN use cases expand, OpenFlow must become independent of specific applications and data-path protocols. ...

Hyperconvergence Benefits Come With Challenges
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
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Study highlights top drivers for enterprise adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure and emerging pain points. ...

SD-WAN: Making The Business Case
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
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There are many reasons for an enterprise to shift to software-defined WAN. ...

5 Fast-Growing Technology Trends For 2017
News  |  1/11/2017  | 
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IT pros can expect these hot technologies and major trends to impact the enterprise this year. ...

WiFi Networking: Radio Wave Basics
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
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In this Cisco Press chapter excerpt, learn how radio waves work. ...

Cisco Retains Enterprise Infrastructure Market Dominance
News  |  1/06/2017  | 
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Synergy report shows networking giant continues to lead nearly every infrastructure segment.   ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Jan. 6
News  |  1/06/2017  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

Using Wireshark To Ease Network Configuration
Commentary  |  1/05/2017  | 
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Tony Fortunato shows how the network protocol analyzer helps with firewall and router configuration. ...

The Cloud In 2017: Unleashing The Apps
Commentary  |  1/04/2017  | 
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Services that support applications and hosted in the network will be the new focus for enterprise cloud migration. ...

Killing 'Zombies' For Data Center Efficiency
News  |  12/30/2016  | 
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The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating 'zombie' servers versus doing nothing. ...

Unprecedented Change Transforming Data Centers
Commentary  |  12/30/2016  | 
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Data center designs are undergoing massive transformation due to cloud and IoT.   ...

Beyond Digitization To Digitalization
Commentary  |  12/29/2016  | 
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Enterprises need to adopt a digital transformation strategy that extends past the process of digitization. ...

NVMe and NVMs: What To Expect
Commentary  |  12/28/2016  | 
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An overview of how new protocols impact storage performance. ...

3 Drivers For Faster Connectivity
Commentary  |  12/27/2016  | 
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More powerful CPUs, faster storage, and software-defined architectures require faster networking. ...

Verifying Network Resilience
Commentary  |  12/22/2016  | 
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If you don't test, you don't really know if your infrastructure is resilient to failures. ...

5 WiFi Networking Predictions For 2017
Commentary  |  12/22/2016  | 
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IoT security, cloud-managed WiFi, and other trends will reshape the WiFi market next year. ...

Docker Networking: Basic DNS Configuration
Commentary  |  12/20/2016  | 
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Learn how to verify a host-based DNS configuration inside a container in this excerpt from "Docker Networking Cookbook" by Jon Langemak. ...

Network Troubleshooting From The User Perspective
Commentary  |  12/19/2016  | 
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When investigating a user's network problem, it's helpful to start your analysis near the client machine. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Dec. 16
News  |  12/16/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

Arista Wins Ruling In Cisco Copyright Fight
News  |  12/15/2016  | 
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Federal jury decides Arista owes Cisco nothing in battle over CLI. ...

Firewalls 101: How To Choose The Right One
Commentary  |  12/15/2016  | 
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Firewalls are essential for network security. Here are some key questions to consider before you buy. ...

A WLAN Pro’s Wish List For 2017
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
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Lee Badman has a few things he'd like to see happen in the WLAN industry next year.   ...

BGP Security: Preventing Bad Route Propagation
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
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Find out best practices for filtering and other techniques to thwart route leaks and hijacks. ...