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Microsoft Talks Up Its Containers At DockerCon
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
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At the DockerCon show this week, Microsoft touted its ability to run containers on its Azure cloud. ...

Planning The Enterprise IoT Network
Commentary  |  6/22/2016  | 
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Are you tasked with providing IoT connectivity? Here are some things to keep in mind. ...

Networking Startup Rethinks Routing
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
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128 Technology says its session-aware software-based router provides simpler and more secure networking. ...

Networking Education: Leave Your Comfort Zone
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
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Breadth makes more sense than depth in today's IT environment. ...

802.11ac Wave 2 And Stadium WiFi
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
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The first 802.11ac Wave 2 deployment in a professional sports arena raises questions about older stadium WLANs. ...

Upgrading Software: A Checklist
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
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Follow these seven steps to ensure a successful software upgrade. ...

Cloud, SDN, And Security Complications
Commentary  |  6/17/2016  | 
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As enterprises migrate to the cloud and SDN, they face challenges in maintaining security. ...

Troubleshooting Cisco IOS FTP Error Code
Commentary  |  6/16/2016  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato demonstrates how Cisco IOS can misrepresent FTP configuration issues. ...

The Cloud Malware Threat
Commentary  |  6/16/2016  | 
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Connected cloud apps can be both inherently malicious or become malicious, exposing enterprises to malware. ...

Cisco Unveils Data Center Monitoring Platform
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
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Tetration Analytics, which gathers telemetry from Nexus 9K switches and server sensors, promises complete visibility. ...

Net Neutrality Decision: What Matters, What Doesn't
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
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The FCC has won its latest court battle over net neutrality rules this week, but a bigger political and economic battle is looming. ...

Know Your Virtual Workloads: Data Location & A Holistic View
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
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Don't let the success of your data center be thwarted by issues with workload behavior. ...

VMware Acquires Virtual Network Manager Arkin Net
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
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VMware is acquiring Arkin Net, a "purpose-built" manager of its NSX networking platform. ...

Switch Chip Startup Touts Networking Breakthrough
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
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Barefoot Networks says its ASIC will make networks fully programmable without sacrificing performance. ...

WiFi Design Considerations For K-12 Schools
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
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Forget the old one AP-per classroom design. Here's what schools should focus on in a WLAN upgrade. ...

Data Storage Terms You Should Know
Commentary  |  6/13/2016  | 
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The storage industry is rife with acronyms and jargon. Here's a cheat sheet. ...

WLAN Industry Consolidation Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  6/13/2016  | 
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A look at the ramifications of so much M&A activity in the wireless networking market. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, June 10
Commentary  |  6/10/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure community and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

Your Internet Really Is Down
Commentary  |  6/10/2016  | 
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While internet connectivity as a whole is resilient, the fabric that our users and applications traverse is susceptible to outages. ...

Can The Cloud Solve IT’s Budget Conundrum?
Commentary  |  6/09/2016  | 
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Cloud-based backup and disaster recovery cut costs without jeopardizing critical services. ...

Open Source Skills In High Demand
News  |  6/09/2016  | 
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Hiring managers plan to hire more IT pros with open source know-how such as open networking, survey finds.   ...

IoT Requires Organizational Realignment
Commentary  |  6/09/2016  | 
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IT leaders and facilities managers must collaborate and integrate to achieve IoT benefits. ...

Best Linux Command-Line Tools For Network Engineers
Commentary  |  6/08/2016  | 
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These Linux utilities come in handy when designing, implementing or troubleshooting a network. ...

IP Traffic Will Surpass 2 Zettabytes By 2020
News  |  6/07/2016  | 
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Cisco Visual Networking Index forecast shows new users, IoT, and video services driving growth.   ...

Using Wireshark To Hunt for HTTP Errors
Commentary  |  6/07/2016  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato shows how to use the network protocol analyzer to troubleshoot a webpage error. ...