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Choosing A Campus Switch In The Wireless Era
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The growth of wireless and the emergence of the Internet of Things create challenges in selecting a campus switch. Here are some top considerations.
Exploring The State Of SDN & UC Integration
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Early progress in SDN and UC interoperability has been good, but we need to keep up the pace of innovation.
Will 802.11ac Kill Wired Ethernet?
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
The evidence is all around us that wireless networks are rapidly replacing wired as the connectivity option of choice, and not just for mobile phones and tablets.
How Lifecycle Service Orchestration Will Impact The Enterprise
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
The concept of service automation is gaining traction among service providers, which will streamline enterprise acquisition of network services.
Transforming Enterprise IT Infrastructure
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
The growth of cloud computing, emerging technologies such as SDN, and the trend towards web-scale IT are helping enterprises create the agile and flexible infrastructure they need.
Cisco Recruits Surprising Chambers Successor
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Cisco revealed that Chuck Robbins will step in as its next CEO, replacing industry fixture John Chambers.
Hyperconvergence: Helping IT Move The Needle
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Hyperconverged infrastructure provides enterprises with flexibility and ease of use that can allow them to break from old IT practices.
Applying SDN To Education
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
At Interop, a networking expert outlines ways primary schools and colleges can use software-defined networking to streamline network management.
SDN On Road To Mainstream
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
The industry has moved past debating software-defined networking to implementing it to solve real problems, a panel of networking vendor experts say at Interop Las Vegas.
Interop In Action
Interop In Action
Network Computing Videos  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
Interop In Action
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
HP Debuts New Campus Switch Modules, SDN App
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
HP products are among the many new technologies launching at this week's Interop. Others include EnGenius' WLAN management platform and Fiber Mountain's updated orchestration system.
SDN & UC Integration: A Work In Progress
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Microsoft has led the way in applying software-defined networking to unified communications with its Lync SDN API, but a networking expert says more work is required to make communications and SDN a truly powerful combination.
Network Designs Duke It Out At Interop Live vDM
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
The Virtual Design Master competition will hold its first networking-themed event live from the show floor at Interop Las Vegas this week.
IPv6: How To Get Started
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
You can't just 'turn on' IPv6. Successful IPv6 deployment requires taking time to learn about the Internet protocol, work with it in a lab, and thorough testing.
Optimizing Network Performance For The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
Here are some strategies for avoiding network bottlenecks with the increased use of cloud services.
Ethernet Roadmap: A Raft Of New Speeds
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
The Ethernet Alliance's new roadmap charts out an ambitious path for the networking technology to meet increasing data center demands.
Big IT Means Bigger Performance Challenges
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
The size and complexity of today's IT infrastructures demands new ways of monitoring and identifying problems.
Peeling Back the Layers of Wiring Infrastructure
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Cleaning up communications infrastructure may not be on your list of most exciting projects, but best practices dictate that you not ignore the chore, either.
The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist's View
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers.
The Internet Of Things & IP Address Needs
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
With IPv6, there's no need to fear that there won't be enough IP addresses for IoT. The real question is whether every 'thing' needs its own IP address.
Understanding OpenFlow, VXLAN and Cisco's ACI
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
Three different approaches dominate today's software-defined networking market. Dan Pitt of the ONF explains the difference between them.
12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015  | 
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
How DevOps Helps Networks Scale
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
Enterprise networks are collapsing under increased application demands. DevOps principles and practices can lighten the load.
2015 Best of Interop Finalists: 27 Groundbreaking Products
Slideshows  |  4/9/2015  | 
Check out the finalists in this year's Best of Interop awards, which honors innovation in nine technology categories including networking, security and storage.
'Cloudified' Telecom Services: What To Look For
Commentary  |  4/9/2015  | 
Telecom operators must adapt to new technology in order to provide the services enterprise are demanding at a reasonable cost. Make sure your carriers are investing in these areas.
3 Ways Network Troubleshooting Can Change Your Life
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Troubleshooting techniques are a staple in a network engineer's toolkit on the job. Find out how they can also prove indispensable in personal and social situations.
Hybrid WAN Requires A New Connectivity Model
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Hybrid WAN can ease application deployment, but to make it a reality, we need to switch from a network topology to a service topology.
Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Network Computing Videos  |  4/6/2015  | 
DevOps pioneer John Willis explains why the networking industry needs to adopt DevOps, and how networking professionals can benefit in the big picture.
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
DevOps pioneer John Willis explains why the networking industry needs to adopt DevOps, and how networking professionals can benefit in the big picture.
Yes, NFV Is Important For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Due to its origins and complexity, it's tempting to view network functions virtualization as a service provider technology. That's not the case.
Cisco To Buy SDN Startup Embrane
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Networking giant announces plan to acquire network services specialist to bolster its ACI platform.
What's Hot In Networking: 7 Key Trends
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
From SDN and network automation to IPv6 and 802.11ac, the big trends in the networking industry demand your attention, and you can find them at Interop Las Vegas.
Security Breaches Keep Network Teams Busy
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Network Instruments study shows that network engineers are spending more of their day responding to breaches and deploying security controls.
SDN Interest Shifts Toward The WAN
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Software-defined networking improves network utilization and efficiency, and as the technology matures, enterprises are looking to apply those benefits to their WAN and campus networks.
SDN Shows Promise For Security
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
Improved security is emerging as a major reason for adopting software-defined networking, but concerns about potential SDN risks persist.
Continuous Delivery: Coming To Your Infrastructure
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Get your network ready to instantly support all the things that need to happen when a new application or update is pushed to production.
SDN & The Evolution Of Network Automation
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
Jeremy Schulman explains how organizations can ease into network automation, and why this is an opportunity for networking pros to seize the reins of IT.
SDN Benefits For The SME
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Software-defined networking has huge applications for the large enterprise, but how can it help small and midsize enterprises? Tom Hollingsworth examines the possibilities.
SDN: An Enabler For NFV
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
Software-defined networking and NFV can be used independently, but SDN makes it much easier to implement and manage NFV.
Juniper Regroups, Debuts New Spine Switches & Silicon
News  |  3/12/2015  | 
After a tough year, the networking company launches a barrage of new hardware and software.
Enterprise Firewall Checklist
Slideshows  |  3/10/2015  | 
Firewalls are a key component for network security. Find out what features to look for when shopping for your next enterprise firewall.
Get Off My Lawn, Hipster Admins!
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
As an IT manager, there's a delicate balance between fostering realistic technology innovation and acting like an out-of-touch grouch.
Network Forensics Separate Signal From Noise
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
Identifying data breaches in progress and distinguishing false positives from real security attacks requires effective network forensics software.
SDN Controller Handbook
Education  |  3/3/2015  | 
This guide to SDN controllers describes the options available via open source software, traditional networking vendors and SDN startups, and how they differ.
Network Engineers: Don't Fear The Code
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
The DevOps focus on automation and coding is pushing its way into networks, making network engineers uneasy about learning new skills. But a closer look at the trend shows it's more about the scripting they already do.
GNS3 Network Simulator Raises Its Game
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
GNS3 began as a Cisco emulation tool, but has grown into a multi-vendor network simulator with a collaborative community.
NFV Home Lab: Licensing, Storage & Networking
Commentary  |  2/27/2015  | 
In the second part of this two-part blog, Ethan Banks describes the storage and networking considerations that come into play when building a lab for testing network functions virtualization.
BGP Security: No Quick Fix
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
The routing protocol is plagued by multiple security vulnerabilities, which attackers are exploiting. However, securing BGP is no small feat.
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