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The Shift To Cloud Security Services
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
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Enterprises are increasingly looking to boost their security posture by tapping cloud-based security services....

NASCAR Team Overhauls Network With Juniper
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
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Joe Gibbs Racing replaced its network at headquarters with Juniper MetaFabric architecture to boost network performance and provide room for growth....

Going All In For SSD: The Side Effects
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
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As storage appliances transition to all solid-state drives, there will be ramifications for interfaces and controllers that impact performance....

NEC Putting Its UC and SDN Technologies Together
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
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It turns out that the SDN model of higher-level controllers driving lower-level infrastructure elements fits nicely with the unified communications model....

4G Edge Routers On The Rise
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
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Enterprise networks are increasingly leveraging 4G edge router technology for flexibility in providing connectivity for POS terminals, IoT devices and more....

Web-Scale IT: The Enterprise Impact
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
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Enterprises can follow the lead of big cloud companies with an architectural approach that includes open hardware and DevOps to increase data center agility and cost efficiency....

802.11ac Adoption Fueling The Mobile Enterprise
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
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With gigabit speeds and coverage efficiencies, wireless technology that rivals the performance of the traditional wired desktop will finally enable a fully mobile workforce....

Containers Spell Security Threats For Mobile
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
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Containers are gaining popularity, but for mobile usage introduce security vulnerabilities....

Cisco Warns Of Malicious Firmware
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
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Attackers are using rogue firmware to take over Cisco IOS networking devices, according to Cisco security bulletin....

5G Expectations Soar
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
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The next-generation of wireless technology is generating big-time predictions as the industry gears up for its potential benefits....

Where Should WAN Functionality Live?
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
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Improving outdated WAN architecture is not a simple decision, due to the growing number of technology options and services....

When Will Enterprises Adopt SDN?
Commentary  |  8/12/2015  | 
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Enterprises need straightforward use cases that clearly demonstrate value before they begin adopting SDN....

Automation And Orchestration: Speed Vs. Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/12/2015  | 
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We need to go beyond automating network tasks via SDN into the realm of orchestration and DevOps to eliminate inefficiency....

Symantec Sheds Veritas Business For $8 Billion
News  |  8/11/2015  | 
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Cybersecurity giant sells data storage unit to investor group, putting an end to its failed foray into storage....

SDN Security Under Scrutiny
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
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A researcher at Black Hat reveals ONIE vulnerabilities, showing that SDN isn't immune to security problems. However, the nature of white-box switches promises rapid fixes....

Network Change Management Best Practices
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
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No one wants to be that person who caused the network to crash while implementing a change. Here are some steps to help ensure successful network changes....

Cloud Backup Tools: 7 Factors To Weigh
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
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Data backup and recovery technology is critical for cloud services. Here's how to make the right choice....

No Lazy Days of Summer In Storage
Commentary  |  8/08/2015  | 
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The dog days of August are when the storage industry heats up, with two major events. Contributor Howard Marks will be speaking and joining the fun at Flash Memory Summit and VMworld....

Pain-Free Migration To The Public Cloud
Commentary  |  8/07/2015  | 
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Thinking of moving applications to the public cloud? Follow these guidelines to ensure unexpected expenses and problems don't erode potential benefits....

Log Analysis: Untapped Network Intelligence
Commentary  |  8/07/2015  | 
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Don't overlook log data as a resource for detecting network problems and improved network planning....

Software-Defined UC: Way Overdue
Commentary  |  8/07/2015  | 
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With unified communications environments getting exponentially more complex, management needs to get far more automated....

Defending Industrial Ethernet Switches Is Not Easy, But Doable
News  |  8/07/2015  | 
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Attacks and vulnerabilities against ICS and SCADA can be detected and monitored if operational folks know their network infrastructure....

HP, Cisco Ranked As Top WLAN Vendors
News  |  8/06/2015  | 
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HP reaps rewards from its acquisition of Aruba Networks, asserting itself as an enterprise WLAN market leader alongside rival Cisco, according to IHS research....

Converged Infrastructure Vs. Disaggregated Systems
Commentary  |  8/06/2015  | 
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Deciding whether converged systems or network disaggregation is right for your organization requires looking beyond the hype....

Why I'm Listening To John Chambers' Dire Warning
Commentary  |  8/06/2015  | 
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The final keynote by Cisco's former CEO reeked of fire and brimstone. But do regular IT pros need to worry about an impending IT apocalypse?...