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The Hottest IT Skills And Salaries
Slideshows  |  7/7/2015  | 
Keeping IT skills current is an ongoing challenge, but training and certification pay off in higher salaries. Find out which roles, skills, certifications, and industries are hot now.
Network Analytics: Beyond Log Files
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
Log files only tell you so much. Here is an overview of common network analytics methods used to provide security breach detection as well as business planning guidance.
SDN Disruption: Has The Pendulum Swung Too Far?
Commentary  |  7/6/2015  | 
The networking industry is so obsessed with software-defined networks that people are forgetting to consider the trade-offs with technologies like OpenFlow and VXLAN.
Network Automation Benefits
Commentary  |  7/6/2015  | 
Different forms of network automation can save you time, increase business agility, and improve service levels.
AWS Outage Traced To Route Leak
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
Netflix and other sites knocked offline Tuesday after route leak at a service provider causes Amazon Web Services outage.
Cisco-OpenDNS May Upset Networking Ecosystem
Commentary  |  7/1/2015  | 
Cisco's acquisition of security provider OpenDNS is a symptom of the vendor's transition to services that could have wide partner and competitor repercussions.
Ethernet Standards Ramp Up For Faster IT
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
The Ethernet Alliance and UNH-IOL hosted a plugfest to test interoperability of 40 and 100 GbE, define the 25 GbE standard, and help businesses deploy new Ethernet technologies more quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Campus Switch Upgrades: How To Make The Case
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
Deciding when to upgrade your campus switch involves ROI considerations, figuring out wireless user requirements, and understanding process implications.
Is The Internet The Model For 'Everynet?'
Commentary  |  5/27/2015  | 
Perhaps it's time to set aside the Internet model and instead look to a model of networking based on SDN and NFV.
Internet Traffic Will Hit 2 Zettabytes By 2019, Cisco Says
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
The Cisco Visual Networking Index forecasts surge in IP traffic driven by number of factors, including growth of the Internet of Things.
Tech Jobs: 12 Killer Locations
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015  | 
The number of technology jobs is increasing across the country, but you might need to look in some unexpected cities and states to find them.
How Can SDN Cross The Chasm?
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Software-defined networking needs some compelling business cases before it can make the jump into a widely deployed technology.
ARIN Nearing IPv4 Depletion, For Real
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
The American Registry for Internet Numbers says it will have to activate its IPv4 waiting list this summer. Enterprises can opt for IPv4 transfer market or finally consider deploying IPv6.
9 Cool, Free Summer Classes For Tech Pros
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015  | 
Looking to enrich your brain this summer? Look no further than these free online courses on everything from cyberwarfare and Python programming to superheroes, robotics and cooking for geeks.
Network Performance Monitoring, Easy As Pi
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
Network monitoring startup NetBeez harnesses the value of the Raspberry Pi to test application performance in distributed environments from the user point of view.
Verizon & AOL: What Can We Learn?
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
Verizon's purchase of media company AOL and the growth of Google Fiber highlight the need to find a balance between content and transport.
8 Hot Online Colleges For IT Pros
Education  |  5/19/2015  | 
Check out these colleges and universities that offer online IT courses and degrees to help keep your tech skills and knowledge fresh.
Three Requirements For True Micro-Segmentation
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
'Micro-segmentation' is getting attention as a way network virtualization can improve security. Find out what it is and how it works, from the originators of the term.
When The Cloud And SDN Collide
When The Cloud And SDN Collide
Network Computing Videos  |  5/18/2015  | 
Mix hybrid cloud and SDN, and you get a complex mess that's difficult to manage. Applying consistent, application-based policies can help.
Experts' Opinions Mixed On VENOM Vulnerability
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Some say the virtualization vulnerability could be worse than Heartbleed, while others advise to patch, but don't panic.
SDN: Seductive But Challenging
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Software-defined networking clearly offers a lot of benefits, but enterprises face several obstacles to SDN adoption, including a lack of interoperability.
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