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The Network Skills Shortage
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Networking professionals are in short supply as network demands grow. Automation can help.
Primary Storage Shifts To The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/26/2015  | 
Hybrid cloud is popular, but slow WAN connections ultimately make it an interim step towards moving all stored data to public cloud.
OpenDaylight And The Rise Of Open Networking
Commentary  |  11/25/2015  | 
The role of open source in networking is growing with the OpenDaylight Project among those leading the charge.
Great Gifts For Tech Lovers
Slideshows  |  11/25/2015  | 
Gifts for technologists don't have to be boring. Our tech gift guide offers fun and thoughtful options for your geeky friends and relations.
Cisco Cert Tracker Offline After Pearson VUE Breach
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Third-party certification credential manager used by Cisco and others is taken down after malware infection.
8 Enterprise WiFi Shortcomings
Slideshows  |  11/24/2015  | 
Reliable WiFi is critical in today's enterprise, but the WiFi network can fall short. Here's a look at some of common problems with WiFi connectivity.
We Can Make Network Management Better
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
Vendors have a lot of room for future improvement on network management software. Pete Welcher outlines four key areas that would help.
It's Time To Integrate Encryption
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
What's the first step to improving information security? Quit blaming people and focus on enabling technologies like encryption.
10 Most Powerful Supercomputers On Earth
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
The biggest, baddest computers in the world have been revealed, ranked by performance.
6 Tips Toward Painless Service Provider Relationships
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
Thinking of outsourcing your WAN? These tips will help you build and maintain a successful long-term partnership with the right network service provider.
Cisco IP Helper Address Complications
Education  |  11/23/2015  | 
In this video, Tony Fortunato shows how using the ip helper address command can overwhelm a DHCP server and cause network performance issues.
3 Ways To Optimize IT Operations
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
A truly effective IT infrastructure can become a competitive advantage. Here's how to make good IT operations even better.
The 12 Basic Truths Of Networking
Slideshows  |  11/22/2015  | 
Overwhelmed by all the change going on in the networking industry? Remember that it's all packets and protocols, along with a good helping of common sense.
IoT Scares WLAN Admins
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
As the Internet of Things looms, WLAN administrators are increasingly anxious about how all these connected devices will impact our WiFi networks.
Exascale Computing Requires Combined Forces
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
The tech industry must collaborate on product development and design to achieve the flexibility, efficiency, and portability necessary to make exascale computing a reality.
Facebook Developing 100 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
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  | 
Scope of Cisco's career certifications expanded to include emerging technologies such as SDN and IoT.
10 Big 2015 Tech Mergers That Will Transform Data Centers
Slideshows  |  11/19/2015  | 
The technology industry was buffeted by tremendous M&A activity this year. Here are 10 deals that will impact data center networking, storage, security and systems.
25, 50 And 100 Gigabit Ethernet In The Data Center
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
It’s time to make sense of the plethora of performance “Gs” in the world of enterprise and cloud data centers.
SDN Market To Surpass $1.4 Billion This Year
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Enterprises are expanding their use of software-defined networking and taking advantage of bare-metal switches, IHS says.
Network Troubleshooting: Broadcast Analysis 101
Education  |  11/18/2015  | 
In this video, Tony Fortunato demonstrates how packet capture analysis can uncover network misconfigurations and other problems.
Host-Managed SSDs: Using Flash Smarter
Commentary  |  11/18/2015  | 
OCZ's Saber 1000 gives storage designers the ability to optimize their use of solid-state drives and improve performance.
VLAN Implementation Guide: The Basics
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015  | 
Virtual LANs are core to enterprise networking. This guide covers VLAN trunks, VLAN planning, and basic VLAN configuration.
Why Cisco FabricPath?
Education  |  11/17/2015  | 
STP can't meet the requirements of today's data centers. CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira demonstrates Cisco's TRILL-based alternative technology and explains its benefits.
ONUG Spotlights Shift To Software And Services
Commentary  |  11/16/2015  | 
Tom Hollingsworth provides a recap and analysis of the key trends discussed at the fall Open Networking Users Group meeting.
Moving UC Into The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/16/2015  | 
Before adopting a cloud-based unified communications system, organizations need to consider five things including security.
Internet of Things: 5 Real-World Reasons It's Not Going Away
Slideshows  |  11/13/2015  | 
Don't dismiss IoT as a technology of the future. We look beyond the hype and examine some of the ways enterprises are putting the IoT to work today.
3D XPoint: A Memory Game Changer
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
The new memory technology from Intel and Micron will bring massive changes to storage systems with major repercussions in the data center.
Managing Collaboration Tools For Millennials
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
The first generation to grow up in a connected world requires a different approach to collaboration.
Connect Your Clouds With The Right Network
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
Enterprises have many options for cloud, including private, virtual private, or hybrid cloud deployments, but should also pay attention to the technology between them.
Open Networking Put To The Test
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
UNH-IOL plugfest produces list of interoperable combinations of networking gear based on Open Compute Project specs.
IoT: The Enterprise Impact
Commentary  |  11/11/2015  | 
The Internet of Things will place new pressures on many fronts for enterprise networks, including DNS and management requirements.
IT Teams Of The Future: Roles & Responsibilities
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
IT jobs are changing fast. Future success will require skills in areas such as data security, data management, and communication
10 Reasons Data Centers Fail
Slideshows  |  11/10/2015  | 
Operators sometimes make common mistakes that can lead to data center outages. Most outages can be avoided through proper maintenance, procedures, and common sense.
Cisco And Ericsson Unveil Partnership
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
Networking heavyweights ink deal to combine their forces in rapidly changing market.
Interop Provides In-Depth Education With Industry Experts
Commentary  |  11/9/2015  | 
The schedule for Interop Las Vegas 2016 is jam-packed with the training you need on IT's most important topics.
Wireshark 2.0: First Impressions
Commentary  |  11/9/2015  | 
Tony Fortunato shares his initial thoughts on the updated version of the popular open source network analysis tool.
FCC WiFi Blocking Fines Leave WLAN Admins In The Dark
Commentary  |  11/6/2015  | 
The Federal Communications Commission continues its crackdown on hotels and others that block personal WiFi hotspots, but the murky enforcement leaves WLAN administrators wondering what WiFi tools are legal.
8 Biggest Cloud Mistakes Companies Make
Slideshows  |  11/6/2015  | 
As companies take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, they can also fall prey to common pitfalls.
Software-Defined Network Management: What We Need
Commentary  |  11/6/2015  | 
Does software-defined networking need software-defined network management?
Shining a Spotlight on SD-WAN Interoperability
Commentary  |  11/5/2015  | 
This hot WAN technology holds great promise, but isn't without its issues.
8 Open Networking Terms To Know
Slideshows  |  11/5/2015  | 
Open networking is all the rage, but it covers a lot of ground. Get familiar with some of the basic terminology so you're not left in the dark.
The Future Of Networking Is Watson
Commentary  |  11/5/2015  | 
Forget SDN. IBM's cognitive system demonstrates the power of artificial intelligence, which will run our networks and transform IT management.
AWS Adoption Points To A Shift In Enterprise Storage
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
Amazon's success in the cloud is a big indicator of data center infrastructure and storage moving to the cloud.
Riverbed's Take On SD-WAN
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
The software-defined WAN market is hopping. WAN optimization specialist Riverbed tackles the space from a different angle.
How To Control Shadow IT
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
The ready availability of cloud services has eroded IT's control. Here are some ways to wrest it back.
Juniper Goes All In On Network Disaggregation
News  |  11/3/2015  | 
Networking vendor launches disaggregated Junos software and new data center switch plus new NFV products.
7 Building Blocks For Enterprise IoT
Slideshows  |  11/3/2015  | 
Behind all those flashy applications enabled by the Internet of Things is a stark reality -- enterprises must create a highly reliable and secure infrastructure before they can capitalize on it.
DDoS Mitigation: Pay Attention To The Network
Commentary  |  11/3/2015  | 
DDoS attacks are a growing threat. Monitoring firewall and load balancing activity can help IT teams detect and mitigate DDoS attacks.
IoT Security & Privacy: Reducing Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  11/2/2015  | 
Ensuring data security and privacy in IoT networks means taking a different approach and building protection in from the start.
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