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Cisco Unveils IoT Framework
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Networking giant expands its IoT portfolio with 15 new products for network connectivity, IoT security and manageability.
Why Hardware Still Counts In Networking
Commentary  |  6/29/2015  | 
Software is revolutionizing network architecture, but hardware remains a critical part of the equation for data center scalability.
Infoblox Launches Free IPv6 Transition Tool
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Online tool aims to help network architects and engineers overcome IPv6 challenges and kick off their transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
Software-Defined Storage's Unexpected Impact
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
There's a lot of hype around software-defined storage, but integrated products that aim to provide SDS benefits via a hardware model may see the most traction.
Why IPv6 Is Indispensable At LinkedIn
Commentary  |  6/25/2015  | 
At a meetup hosted by LinkedIn, the company explained how moving to IPv6 fulfills user needs and why it's unavoidable.
Data Disconnect, Data Overload
Commentary  |  6/25/2015  | 
The rise of DevOps highlights the fact that IT teams are drowning in data, much of it with little or no context. Here's what needs to happen to improve communication.
VMware ESX: Guide To Common Commands
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015  | 
Manage your VMware virtual environment as efficiently as possible using our comprehensive list of ESX and ESXi scripting commands.
Juniper Teams Up With Ruckus Wireless
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Vendors will work together to sell wireless and wired networking products as realignment in the WLAN market continues.
WiFi Offloading To Skyrocket
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Carriers will offload a four-fold increase in mobile data traffic to WiFi networks by 2019, Juniper Research predicts.
Linux Container Success Hinges On Standards
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Without standards in the areas of format, runtime, and orchestration, Linux containers risk not reaching their full potential.
7 SDN Innovations
Slideshows  |  6/23/2015  | 
Industry experts weigh in on the most innovative software-defined networking technology they've seen so far this year, including SD-WAN, ONOS, and OpenConfig.
No SSD-HDD Price Parity Before 2020
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
Howard Marks responds to a recent Network Computing blog arguing that SSD pricing is falling to hard-disk drive levels and putting HDDs on the road to obsolescence.
Hyperconvergence Hiccups
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
Hypercoverged systems improve VM performance by using server flash for key storage functions, but have drawbacks. Separating storage performance from capacity overcomes these issues.
Network Automation: More Than Scripting
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Automating rote network tasks isn't all script-driven. Network automation also can mean intelligent control and policy-based networking.
Container Networking: Challenges & Requirements
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
The Docker networking model falls short in meeting enterprise requirements. Here are key considerations for container networking.
SSD Prices In A Free Fall
Commentary  |  6/19/2015  | 
With the prices of solid-state drives expected to reach parity with hard-disk drives next year, are HDDs doomed?
Pros & Cons Of Technology Leadership
Commentary  |  6/19/2015  | 
Being the first vendor to support a new platform or the top vendor based on revenue can be a good thing, but also carries risks.
Obstacles Make Enterprise SDN Slow And Painful
News  |  6/18/2015  | 
At the Open Networking Summit, a panel of enterprise infrastructure leaders discussed the obstacles they face in adopting software-defined networking.
The Long Road To Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
In order to reap the ROI benefits of a true hybrid cloud environment, CIOs must have a well-thought out cloud strategy to avoid pitfalls.
Facebook Preaches Open Networks
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
At the Open Networking Summit, Facebook's Omar Baldonado stresses the need for open network designs.
Cisco Certifications To Kickstart Your Career
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015  | 
Cisco certifications are some of the most prestigious in technology, encompassing far more than routing and switching. Find out which options can improve your resume and skill set.
Networking Pros Enjoy New Resources At Cisco Live
Commentary  |  6/17/2015  | 
New educational focuses at Cisco Live -- including DevNet, virtual labs, and mentoring -- show the impact of SDN and the shifting role of the networking professional.
8 Free WiFi Analyzers
Slideshows  |  6/16/2015  | 
Troubleshooting wireless networks can be tricky, but these free tools can help with everything from rogue access points to site surveys.
10 Questions To Ask Your SDN Vendor
Slideshows  |  6/16/2015  | 
Avoid making mistakes in your SDN deployment by asking SDN vendors the right questions.
Copyrighting Code & Interfaces: Ask The Right Questions
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
The U.S. government has supported the ruling against Google for violation of Oracle's Java API. Criticism from the technology community is rampant, but perhaps we should view software copyright in a different light.
Cisco Live Recap: Change (And Rock 'n Roll) Was In The Air
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
Networking pros at Cisco Live witnessed changing leadership and new technology, along with the usual technical deep dives and killer entertainment.
Silver Peak Delivers SD WAN Overlay
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
Software-defined architecture aims to give enterprises a secure, reliable, and cost-effective way to build hybrid WANs.
Software-Defined WAN Benefits
Commentary  |  6/15/2015  | 
Emerging SD-WAN technologies provide new options for reducing WAN costs and improving performance. Here's how they work, including one that puts a different twist on SD-WAN.
3 Ways To Avoid Cloud Cost Overruns
Commentary  |  6/15/2015  | 
Implementing cloud infrastructure is supposed to save money, but can lead to costly surprises if you're not careful.
Cisco Live: The Real Experience
Slideshows  |  6/11/2015  | 
Network engineer David Varnum shares his thoughts and snapshots of the annual conference/party/geekfest sponsored by Cisco.
ONF Debuts Open Source SDN Software
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
The Open Networking Foundation's Atrium software integrates open source components with the goal of making it easier for network operators to deploy SDN.
Cloud & Virtualization Require SDN
Commentary  |  6/11/2015  | 
Cloud and virtualization are transforming enterprise IT. But in order to truly benefit, the network infrastructure must become just as dynamic and flexible.
Even In Software-Defined Storage, Hardware Matters
Commentary  |  6/10/2015  | 
Today, storage is mostly all about software, but Pure Storage's FlashArray//m proves that hardware still plays a big role.
Brocade Unveils SDN Monitoring App
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
Flow Optimizer works with OpenDaylight-based controllers for network security and bandwidth control.
Cisco Live: Chambers Passes Baton To Robbins
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
Networking pros bid longtime CEO John Chambers a fond farewell at Cisco Live as Chuck Robbins prepares to replace him.
Segment Routing: Potential For Far-Reaching Network Effects
Commentary  |  6/9/2015  | 
Segment routing could change the way MPLS networks function and facilitate the adoption of SDN. Find out how it works and why you should know more about it.
Cisco Extends Sourcefire Integration
News  |  6/8/2015  | 
Building on its 2013 acquisition, Cisco adds Sourcefire IPS and malware protection to AnyConnect and ISR products and also boosts its security partnerships.
Better, Faster WiFi In 7 Steps
Slideshows  |  6/8/2015  | 
The enterprise wireless LAN is now indispensable, and will be the basis of a host of new services in the next decade. Follow these guidelines to ensure your wireless network is robust today and tomorrow.
Docker Containers: 9 Fundamental Facts
Slideshows  |  6/5/2015  | 
The Docker open source platform for deploying and distributing applications in a virtualized container offers many benefits. We explain what enterprises should know about the popular technology.
New Cisco CEO Announces Executive Team
News  |  6/4/2015  | 
Company says goodbye to three more high-level executives as Chuck Robbins unveils his leadership team for the post-Chambers era.
What IT Can Learn From Hollywood
Commentary  |  6/4/2015  | 
The film industry has undergone a dramatic shift in how movies are made, and IT management can benefit from a similar transformation.
SD-WAN Gaining Traction
News  |  6/4/2015  | 
IHS Infonetics survey finds that many enterprises plan to buy software-defined WAN technology with an eye on streamlining WAN operations.
Where DevOps Meets The Network
Commentary  |  6/3/2015  | 
Network architects and operators need to work with application developers and operators to achieve optimal application performance.
7 Super Cloud Storage And File-Sharing Platforms
Slideshows  |  6/2/2015  | 
Cloud sync-and-share services can help businesses reduce on-site equipment, improve backup and compliance, and foster worker collaboration. Find out which platforms are enterprise-worthy.
Gartner All-Flash Array Magic Quadrant: A Bad Influence
Commentary  |  6/2/2015  | 
The market analyst firm's Magic Quadrant for all-flash storage arrays is based on criteria that hamstring vendors and reduce customer choice.
Network Monitoring: The DevOps Approach
Commentary  |  6/2/2015  | 
Applying DevOps to network monitoring can provide network administrators with room to experiment and safely drive NMS improvements.
Cisco Presidents Stepping Down
News  |  6/1/2015  | 
Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore departures come as Chuck Robbins prepares to replace John Chambers as Cisco CEO.
Lab Carries SDN-Based Software From Concept To Reality
News  |  6/1/2015  | 
Gencore Systems took advantage of Juniper Networks' OpenLab facility to test and bring to market new cloud analysis software that relies on SDN.
In The WLAN Industry, The Only Constant Is Change
Commentary  |  6/1/2015  | 
The HP-Aruba and Fortinet-Meru deals are just the latest moves in an industry always roiling with M&A activity.
Converged Infrastructure Delivery Via The Cloud
Commentary  |  5/29/2015  | 
Converged infrastructure helps simplify private clouds, but still require time and effort to design and provision. The cloud is helping streamline the converged infrastructure supply chain.
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