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IoT Security Worries IT Pros
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
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Spiceworks study shows that organizations fear the influx of IoT devices on their networks, especially wearables. ...

Protecting A Cisco Router From Ping Flooding
Commentary  |  4/25/2016  | 
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Learn how to configure a Cisco router to protect it from ICMP attacks. ...

NFV And SDN: Enabling Agility
Commentary  |  4/25/2016  | 
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Top-level architectures like NFV can boost operational speeds and feeds for fast provisioning and improved scalability. ...

Cisco Teams With Dimension Data To Combat Rhino Poaching
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
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Connected Conservation project aims to use WiFi, analytics, and other technology to thwart poachers. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Apr. 22
Commentary  |  4/22/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure industry and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

The IoT Packaging Shift
Commentary  |  4/22/2016  | 
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IoT packaging can deliver value to both businesses and customers, but will require extensive infrastructure. ...

NFV: Not Just For Service Providers
Commentary  |  4/21/2016  | 
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ONUG's efforts show that network functions virtualization is applicable in the enterprise. ...

Data Center Lessons From A Rubik’s Cube
Commentary  |  4/21/2016  | 
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Like the 3-D puzzle, a virtual data center has intertwined components; one change can have big repercussions. ...

Startup Offers Combined Container Networking, Storage
News  |  4/20/2016  | 
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Founded by Cisco UCS veterans, Diamanti built an appliance for automated container deployments with preconfigured networking and storage. ...

What Infrastructure Pros Need To Know About Applications
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
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If today's businesses are all about the applications, how do infrastructure professionals fit in? ...

SD-WAN: Over-Hyped Or Over The Top?
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
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SD-WAN could be viewed as a trend that will fade, but the technology's ability to leverage Internet resources has lasting potential. ...

When You Should Disable 2.4 GHz Radios In A WLAN
Commentary  |  4/19/2016  | 
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A high number of 2.4 GHz radios and overcrowding in the 2.4 GHz spectrum can degrade WLAN performance. ...

IT Product Testing: Methodology Matters
Commentary  |  4/19/2016  | 
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Beware of product comparisons that don't follow these best practices. ...

Wireless Startup Takes New Approach To WiFi Analytics
Commentary  |  4/18/2016  | 
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Nyansa's Voyance data-crunching technology aims to help streamline WLAN management. ...

The Uberization Of The Data Center
Commentary  |  4/18/2016  | 
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Like the taxi industry, the data center is being disrupted by the rise of on-demand services. ...

Mitel Acquires Polycom: Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  4/15/2016  | 
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While there are some potential synergies in this deal, there are many risks. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, Apr. 15
Commentary  |  4/15/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure industry and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

Welcome To The Persistent Memory Era
Commentary  |  4/15/2016  | 
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HPE's introduction of NVDIMMs into its new ProLiant servers will boost the storage software market. ...

Deploying WiFi In The Real World
Commentary  |  4/14/2016  | 
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Setting up a WiFi network is much more complex than the simple exercise it's often portrayed as. ...

Storage Challenges In The Virtualized Data Center
Commentary  |  4/14/2016  | 
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Understand the limits of storage hardware when managing virtual workloads. ...

Know Your Virtual Workloads: Reads/Writes & Access Patterns
Commentary  |  4/13/2016  | 
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The promise of the virtual data center can quickly be undermined by challenges that crop up in workload behavior. ...

SPAN Port Vs. TAP: The Latency Impact
Commentary  |  4/13/2016  | 
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Tony Fortunato analyzes how a mirror port affects packet timing compared to a TAP. ...

Network Automation Using Python: BGP Configuration
Commentary  |  4/12/2016  | 
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Kirk Byers presents a Python programming example for configuring BGP on Arista EOS, Cisco IOS-XR, and Cisco IOS. ...

Personal Data Services Promise User Privacy
Commentary  |  4/12/2016  | 
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An emerging technology could help enterprises protect customer PII. ...

Hybrid IT Requires Monitoring As A Discipline
Commentary  |  4/11/2016  | 
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IT organizations can manage the hybrid IT challenge by focusing on monitoring. ...