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VMworld Puts Spotlight On NSX Customers
News  |  9/1/2015  | 
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  |  9/1/2015  | 
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  |  9/1/2015  | 
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  | 
WiFi has grown in leaps and bounds, and demand is increasing. Make sure your environment is ready.
SD-WAN Vendors Making A Splash
Slideshows  |  8/27/2015  | 
Software-defined WAN has suddenly become the hottest topic in networking, due to its potential to save money while improving network performance. Check out the vendors leading the way.
Network Change: Evolutions and Revolutions
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
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  | 
We've always had open source software. The difference now is that vendors are commercializing it.
VMworld 2015: 5 Trends To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015  | 
VMworld is so expansive, it's easy to lose your focus. We'll be following these hot topics.
Traditional IT And The Road To DevOps
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
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  | 
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  | 
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.
7 Startups Poised To Change Today's Networks
Slideshows  |  8/19/2015  | 
From wireless mesh and optical switching to protocol translation and vehicular networks, new technology from our top picks could change networks as we know them.
The Shift To Cloud Security Services
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
Enterprises are increasingly looking to boost their security posture by tapping cloud-based security services.
IO Visor: Where The Kernel Meets The Network
Commentary  |  8/19/2015  | 
Find out how the latest open source project to launch can help network performance by moving functionality inside the Linux kernel.
NASCAR Team Overhauls Network With Juniper
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
Joe Gibbs Racing replaced its network at headquarters with Juniper MetaFabric architecture to boost network performance and provide room for growth.
NEC Putting Its UC and SDN Technologies Together
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
It turns out that the SDN model of higher-level controllers driving lower-level infrastructure elements fits nicely with the unified communications model.
4G Edge Routers On The Rise
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
Enterprise networks are increasingly leveraging 4G edge router technology for flexibility in providing connectivity for POS terminals, IoT devices and more.
Web-Scale IT: The Enterprise Impact
Commentary  |  8/17/2015  | 
Enterprises can follow the lead of big cloud companies with an architectural approach that includes open hardware and DevOps to increase data center agility and cost efficiency.
Cisco Warns Of Malicious Firmware
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
Attackers are using rogue firmware to take over Cisco IOS networking devices, according to Cisco security bulletin.
Where Should WAN Functionality Live?
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
Improving outdated WAN architecture is not a simple decision, due to the growing number of technology options and services.
Automation And Orchestration: Speed Vs. Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/12/2015  | 
We need to go beyond automating network tasks via SDN into the realm of orchestration and DevOps to eliminate inefficiency.
SDN Security Under Scrutiny
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
A researcher at Black Hat reveals ONIE vulnerabilities, showing that SDN isn't immune to security problems. However, the nature of white-box switches promises rapid fixes.
Network Change Management Best Practices
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
No one wants to be that person who caused the network to crash while implementing a change. Here are some steps to help ensure successful network changes.
Log Analysis: Untapped Network Intelligence
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
Don't overlook log data as a resource for detecting network problems and improved network planning.
Defending Industrial Ethernet Switches Is Not Easy, But Doable
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
Attacks and vulnerabilities against ICS and SCADA can be detected and monitored if operational folks know their network infrastructure.
HP, Cisco Ranked As Top WLAN Vendors
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
HP reaps rewards from its acquisition of Aruba Networks, asserting itself as an enterprise WLAN market leader alongside rival Cisco, according to IHS research.
Why I'm Listening To John Chambers' Dire Warning
Commentary  |  8/6/2015  | 
The final keynote by Cisco's former CEO reeked of fire and brimstone. But do regular IT pros need to worry about an impending IT apocalypse?
Converged Infrastructure Vs. Disaggregated Systems
Commentary  |  8/6/2015  | 
Deciding whether converged systems or network disaggregation is right for your organization requires looking beyond the hype.
Securing BGP Not As Difficult As You'd Think
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
But few service providers and organizations bother to deploy security for BGP, security expert says.
Terracotta VPN Piggybacks On Network Of Compromised Windows Servers
News  |  8/5/2015  | 
APT groups use this VPN service to launch attacks against organizations around the world.
Dark Reading News Desk Live At Black Hat 2015
News  |  8/5/2015  | 
Please join host Sara Peters and her guests for the latest in security from the Dark Reading News Desk show at Black Hat USA 2015, premiering Wednesday.
10 Leaders In Internet Of Things Infrastructure
Slideshows  |  8/4/2015  | 
The Internet of Things needs a strong backbone for the many billions of connected devices and apps most prognosticators expect. Find out which companies are building the IoT behind the scenes.
Networking Career: How To Make It To The Big League
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
Networking pros who want to make the leap from a small shop to a big network environment can learn from how our newest network engineer got the job.
Cumulus Offers Free Open Networking Tool
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
The startup's virtual appliance is designed to give networking pros an easy way to test its software for white-box switches.
Network Troubleshooting: Consider The Load Balancer
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
Packet analysis can discover issues in your network, but if there is a load balancer in the mix, you'll want to follow these best practices.
OpenFlow Faces Interoperability Challenges
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
Software-defined networking experts at the OpenDaylight Summit discussed hardware and interoperability issues that may limit the SDN protocol's adoption.
IoT: Centralized Vs. Distributed Architectures
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
How do we create cohesive networks to support the Internet of Things?
CERN Taps Brocade For SDN
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
The legendary particle physics lab will use Brocade's OpenDaylight-based SDN controller to build out its SDN strategy.
VMware Certifications To Boost Your Data Center Skills
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015  | 
Specialized training in virtualization, cloud, and virtual networks is becoming increasingly important for infrastructure professionals. VMware certifications like the VCAP and VCDX can help hone your skills.
Network Orchestration Smarts Up
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
In this era of digitization, multimedia and cloud, the network needs to evolve from connectivity to business continuity.
The Evolving WAN Architecture
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design.
9 SDN Starter Kits And Freebies
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015  | 
Looking to try your hand at software-defined networking, but don't know where to begin? Here are some options.
Commoditization: Sometimes Less Really Is Less
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
As cost per bit keeps dropping, and commoditization continues, we might find ourselves in a precarious position on bandwidth.
SD-WAN: The Killer App For Enterprise SDN?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Software-defined WAN technologies promise to help enterprises modernize their WANs by combining classic WAN technologies with SDN capabilities.
802.11ac Wireless Upgrades: 7 Key Considerations
Slideshows  |  7/21/2015  | 
The new 802.11ac wireless standard offers compelling benefits, but make sure you cut through the hype and understand your requirements before upgrading your WLAN.
Bringing Network And Security Teams Together
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
SolarWinds ThwackCamp tackles the age-old grudge match between security and networking staff.
Putting The Data Back Into The Data Center
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
Data centers are shifting away from a compute-centric to a data-centric architecture in order to deal with the massive deluge of data.
SDN Aligns With DevOps
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Software-defined networking has become a subset of DevOps by focusing on meeting the scalability and efficiency requirements of the application economy.
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.
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