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Managed Cloud Providers: 3 Questions To Ask
Commentary  |  9/10/2015  | 
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Before outsourcing to a managed cloud service provider, ask these questions to get past the hype and ensure the CSP is up to the task....

ONF Launches New OpenFlow Testing Specification
News  |  9/09/2015  | 
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Open Networking Foundation expects release of OpenFlow v1.3 test spec will increase certification and interoperability of SDN products....

Open Source: Good Medicine Or Placebo?
Commentary  |  9/09/2015  | 
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Moving away from painful IETF processes to the open source model could seem like the answer for the networking industry, but a closer look reveals the pitfalls....

The Need For Network Code Reviews
Commentary  |  9/08/2015  | 
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Network automation and orchestration will require standardization of the scripting used by network engineers....

Digital Transformation & The Healthcare Industry
Commentary  |  9/08/2015  | 
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To build a digital foundation, healthcare companies are revisiting their IT infrastructure with a focus on cloud-based technologies and SDN....

D-Link Water Sensor: Pondering The Business Ramifications
Commentary  |  9/04/2015  | 
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A new WiFi enabled gadget for detecting water leaks could help SMBs with disaster recovery, but has a long way to go before it could be used in enterprise networks....

Network Troubleshooting: Latency Vs. Retransmission
Commentary  |  9/03/2015  | 
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In this video, learn how changing the location of network test tools can help identify problems with latency and retransmission....

VMware Expanding NSX Security
News  |  9/03/2015  | 
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VMware is working to add network encryption as a distributed service via its network virtualization platform....

Open Standards Vs. Open Source
Commentary  |  9/02/2015  | 
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The process for creating new networking standards, as exemplified by the IETF, is more complex and challenging than open source projects....

VMworld Puts Spotlight On NSX Customers
News  |  9/01/2015  | 
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Companies talk about their NSX deployments at the annual VMware user conference as VMware launches NSX 6.2 with new capabilities....

No Summer Slowdown For IT Pros
News  |  9/01/2015  | 
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While other workers enjoyed traditional summer vacations, IT pros toiled away to keep the network running, an Ipswitch survey finds....

Tackling Data Center Challenges With Open Ethernet
Commentary  |  9/01/2015  | 
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Data centers are under more pressure than ever. Open networking offers an alternative to closed-code Ethernet switches, giving companies better flexibility to meet growing data center demands....

VMworld 2015 & Storage Industry Transformation
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
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With VSAN and VVOLs, VMware has become a key player in enterprise storage, forcing the industry to evolve....

Get Smarter About WiFi
Commentary  |  8/31/2015  | 
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WiFi has grown in leaps and bounds, and demand is increasing. Make sure your environment is ready....

Beyond Redundancy: Improving IT Availability
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
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IT leaders must look at redundancy and availability in a more comprehensive way to develop a strategy for true IT resilience....

Managing Collaboration In The Extended Enterprise
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
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Organizations need to develop a balanced strategy to meet the demands of today's highly mobile workforce where collaboration extends beyond the office walls....

Storage & Virtual Containers: Where Does The Data Go?
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
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Containerization presents challenges when it comes to data storage. Here's a look at the current state of container storage....

Network Change: Evolutions and Revolutions
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
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The missing piece in both networking's revolutionary and evolutionary stories is the thing that started it all -- the Internet....

What's Behind The Open Source Software Explosion?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
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We've always had open source software. The difference now is that vendors are commercializing it....

Selecting Storage: It's All About The Applications
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
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Choosing the right storage for your applications depends on using the PACE model, evaluating Performance, Availability, Capacity and Economics....

Contest Winners: Most Creative Captions Revealed
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
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Our security-themed cartoon caption contest drew lots of witty entries. Here's who won....

Wireless Site Surveys Done Right
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
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Here's what you need to know to conduct successful passive and active wireless site surveys....

NIST Plants Seeds For Future Wireless Networking
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
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NIST forms 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance with tech giants and universities to study how signals behave in millimeter wavelength bands....

Traditional IT And The Road To DevOps
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
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An IT team at a telecom operator decided to shift away from its highly manual processes and move towards a DevOps model. Here's what happened....

Calculating Your Cloud ROI
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
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Like the cloud itself, determining your return on investment requires a different way of looking at goals and factoring in the value of opportunity and competitive advantage....