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What Could LiFi Mean For Enterprise WiFi?
Commentary  |  12/16/2015  | 
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There's a lot of hype these days about LiFi. While the light-based technology is promising, it won't replace WiFi in the enterprise anytime soon....

The Big Enterprise Storage Lie
Commentary  |  12/16/2015  | 
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The storage industry has lived off the deception that a dual-controller design is the best architecture, but it won't be able to fool storage buyers much longer....

What's Wrong With Object Storage?
Commentary  |  12/15/2015  | 
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Object storage offers tremendous scalability and flexibility, but performance and other issues have stymied its adoption....

The Case For SDN Table Type Patterns
Commentary  |  12/15/2015  | 
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OpenFlow-based SDN controllers and switches need to communicate with each other. Terry Slattery explains how TTPs help....

What's Ahead For SDN In 2016
Commentary  |  12/14/2015  | 
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Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation, shares the ONF's predictions for how software-defined networking will evolve next year....

Networking Challenges For 2016 And Beyond
Commentary  |  12/11/2015  | 
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Network administrators are bracing for the proliferation of IoT devices, escalating security threats, and tight budgets ahead....

Managing Performance In SDN And NFV Environments
Commentary  |  12/11/2015  | 
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Gauging service quality in an SDN/NFV network requires looking at every layer that makes up your application....

Network Automation, Programming, And Scale
Commentary  |  12/10/2015  | 
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How do you write custom network automation programs that will endure? Here are some ideas....

2015: A Storage Retrospective
Commentary  |  12/10/2015  | 
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From the proposed Dell-EMC merger to Western Digital's acquisition of SanDisk, the storage industry was anything but staid this year....

8 Signs You Need A Better Data Center Interconnect
Commentary  |  12/09/2015  | 
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As cloud applications, devices, and traffic grow, the networks between and within your data centers may be showing their age....

Why Network Engineers Need To Learn Linux
Commentary  |  12/08/2015  | 
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With most network operating systems based on Linux and the number of Linux-based projects like OpenStack growing, Linux skills are a requirement for networking pros....

Decoding SMTP Authentication Using Wireshark
Commentary  |  12/08/2015  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato shows how Wireshark can decrypt the Base54 encoding on an SMTP trace file....

Troubleshooting Video Applications
Commentary  |  12/07/2015  | 
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Peter Welcher explains how he diagnosed performance problems with a TCP-based video application used at a hospital....

SD-WAN: Streamlining Branch Office Connectivity
Commentary  |  12/04/2015  | 
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Traditional WANs are expensive and complex. Enterprises can tackle the problem by extending SDN from the data center to the WAN....

What Data Centers Can Learn From The Military
Commentary  |  12/04/2015  | 
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Hyperscale innovators are driving technology today in the way that NASA and the military introduced new capabilities decades ago, but some principles remain the same....

Cisco Adds To ACI
News  |  12/03/2015  | 
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Docker container support and enhanced security are among the new features in Ciscos software-defined networking platform....

Why We Need To Move Beyond Passwords
Commentary  |  12/03/2015  | 
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Password security is inadequate as mobile devices proliferate and the Internet of Things ecosystem expands. ...

Western Digital And Seagate: The New Storage Box Suppliers?
Commentary  |  12/02/2015  | 
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With all-flash arrays and storage enclosures, the two hard disk drive giants are poised to move in on their customers' market. ...

5 Steps To SIP Network Security
Commentary  |  12/02/2015  | 
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With network-based attacks on the rise, enterprises need to rethink their unified communications security strategy. ...

Network Engineers Becoming System Administrators
Commentary  |  12/01/2015  | 
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The trend towards virtualization is expanding the duties of a network engineer beyond traditional networking into server management....

Hybrid Cloud Making Headway
Commentary  |  12/01/2015  | 
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Technology advances such as live migration are making hybrid cloud easier for enterprises to deploy....

HTTP Basic Authentication Primer
Commentary  |  11/30/2015  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato discusses the simple form of HTTP authentication and shows how to verify an application is using it via Wireshark....

Reducing Risks Of New Technology Adoption
Commentary  |  11/30/2015  | 
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Deciding whether to adopt a new technology can be nerve-wracking. Terry Slattery outlines key steps you can take to minimize the risk....

The Network Skills Shortage
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
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Networking professionals are in short supply as network demands grow. Automation can help....

Primary Storage Shifts To The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/26/2015  | 
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Hybrid cloud is popular, but slow WAN connections ultimately make it an interim step towards moving all stored data to public cloud....