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IT Pros Brace For Holiday Nightmares
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
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While other employees are taking time off or partying it up during the holiday season, IT teams are busy fixing problems, according to an Ipswitch poll....

Smart Cities Need Reliable IoT Connections
Commentary  |  12/18/2015  | 
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Software-defined WAN can help smart cities of the future ensure IoT services function smoothly....

The Data Center In 2016: Automation Takes Hold
Commentary  |  12/17/2015  | 
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Next year will see increased demand for data center automation and orchestration frameworks and tools, including NFV and OpenStack....

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....

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....

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....

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....

OpenDaylight And The Rise Of Open Networking
Commentary  |  11/25/2015  | 
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The role of open source in networking is growing with the OpenDaylight Project among those leading the charge....

Cisco Cert Tracker Offline After Pearson VUE Breach
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
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Third-party certification credential manager used by Cisco and others is taken down after malware infection....

Cisco IP Helper Address Complications
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
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In this video, Tony Fortunato shows how using the ip helper address command can overwhelm a DHCP server and cause network performance issues....

Facebook Developing 100 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
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Engineers at social networking giant say they're working on a faster version of their Wedge data center switch....

Cisco Retools CCIE Program
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
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Scope of Cisco's career certifications expanded to include emerging technologies such as SDN and IoT....

25, 50 And 100 Gigabit Ethernet In The Data Center
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
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Its time to make sense of the plethora of performance Gs in the world of enterprise and cloud data centers....