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LATEST CONTENT TAGGED WITH NETWORKING



3 Key WAN Architecture Considerations
Commentary  |  9/18/2015  | 
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New WAN architectures offer network teams options for dynamic load balancing and policy-based networking, but can complicate troubleshooting....

Troubleshooting MTU & ICMP Issues
Commentary  |  9/17/2015  | 
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In this video, network analysis expert Tony Fortunato demonstrates how to use ICMP to look into slow performance related to packet size....

Why Hyperconvergence Needs Networking
Commentary  |  9/16/2015  | 
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Hyperconverged systems are attractive alternatives for the data center, but the hot trend may fizzle out if vendors don't incorporate networking into the mix....

How The IETF Is Fixing Its Open Standards Process
Commentary  |  9/16/2015  | 
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The Internet Engineering Task Force is making changes to speed its work, which will help the networking industry. However, there are tradeoffs....

Backdoored Business Routers An Emerging Threat
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
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Discovery of malicious implants in 14 Cisco routers, "tip of iceberg" FireEye researchers say....

Brocade Unveils Updated SDN Controller
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
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Brocade's new controller based on the open source OpenDaylight Project features improved reliability and interoperability....

Security Visibility In The Virtualized Data Center
Commentary  |  9/14/2015  | 
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Advanced virtualization technologies like SDN and the SDDC can block traditional security monitoring tools. Security architectures must adapt....

2.5G & 5G Ethernet In The Wiring Closet
Commentary  |  9/11/2015  | 
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A new standards effort will help existing Ethernet cable investments support Wave 1 and Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi as well as off-loaded mobile carrier traffic....

Troubleshooting IP Helper Address Issues
Commentary  |  9/10/2015  | 
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IP helper addresses are often used to manage broadcast protocols, especially when it comes to DHCP, but be on the lookout for potential problems they can cause....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

5 Real Ways To Approach Security Automation
Commentary  |  8/20/2015  | 
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We've all heard about the benefits of automating system configurations to avoid human error, but introducing it to your infrastructure may be easier said than done. Here are five real-world ways to get started....