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Interop 2016: It's All About The Network
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
Next May's Interop conference will embrace the future of the network and the people who run it, offering practical and visionary insight.
Dell-EMC Has Big Cybersecurity Implications
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
The devil will be in the details, but if the company cooks up a winning integration strategy to combine the likes of SecureWorks and RSA, it is poised to become a major security player.
7 Storage Experts You Must Follow
Slideshows  |  10/12/2015  | 
Storage experts abound on Twitter and writing blogs, both independent and vendor-affiliated. We’ve chosen some storage gurus who offer a wide range of perspective.
Paving The Way For SDN Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Two new abstraction frameworks ensure interoperability between OpenFlow v1.3-enabled hardware-based switches from different vendors.
Corporate VPNs In The Bullseye
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
Two newly discovered attacks targeted at corporate VPNs demonstrate how attackers can abuse and use these networks for their own purposes.
WLAN Spending Fuels Enterprise Network Market Growth
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
Companies are upgrading their networks to increase wireless capacity while moving cautiously with SDN, new market research shows.
Banks Bet Their Money On Private Cloud
Commentary  |  10/8/2015  | 
As banks move toward a cloud-based infrastructure, they must protect their assets while understanding that the network is a fundamental contributor to the cloud and to their customers' quality of experience.
Avoid Rapid Time-To-Failure With SDN
Avoid Rapid Time-To-Failure With SDN
Network Computing Videos  |  10/7/2015  | 
Software-defined networking introduces a great deal of agility to the network, which also introduces risk. Nathan Pearce, Principal Technologist at F5 Networks, offers advice for ensuring the programmable network provides a reliable platform for enterprise applications.
Network Troubleshooting: Device Cleanup
Education  |  10/7/2015  | 
In this video, Tony Fortunato explains how removing unnecessary protocols and services from desktops and other devices can make the job of network troubleshooting much easier.
IT Monitoring & The Five Stages of Grief
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
Organizations often exhibit a series of behaviors when they implement IT monitoring systems that makes life difficult for IT pros doing the monitoring.
5 Inevitable Trends That Could Cripple Your Network
Slideshows  |  10/6/2015  | 
In a recent report, Verizon and Forrester Research identified five technologies that will mean big changes for your network infrastructure. Consider yourself warned.
Segmentation: A Fire Code For Network Security
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
New technologies like software-defined segmentation are making it easier to prevent a compromise from spreading by separating users and network resources into zones.
HP Spearheads Open Source Network OS Initiative
News  |  10/5/2015  | 
Linux-based OpenSwitch NOS is designed to provide data center networks with more flexibility.
Building A WAN Using Cisco DMVPN
Education  |  10/1/2015  | 
Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology enables organizations to connect their offices via VPNs built over the Internet. Here's how it works.
Juniper Debuts Unite Architecture For Campus Networks
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
New network architecture includes campus fabric for EX9200 switches and security products.
Throughput 101: Don't Guess At File Sizes
Education  |  9/28/2015  | 
In this video, network troubleshooting guru Tony Fortunato demonstrates how to perform a file transfer test to determine file size.
Why You Should Adopt A Cloud-First Networking Strategy
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
The rise of hybrid cloud in the enterprise means that network engineers need to focus on enabling and supporting cloud in all its forms.
ARIN IPv4 Address Supply Runs Out
News  |  9/24/2015  | 
Pressure to deploy IPv6 heats up with the depletion of ARIN's IPv4 free pool.
Dell Adds New Campus & Data Center Networking Products
News  |  9/24/2015  | 
Dell aims to simplify campus networking with new architecture and builds on its open networking strategy with new data center switch.
Cisco VIRL: More Than A Certification Study Lab
Commentary  |  9/23/2015  | 
Cisco's Virtual Internet Routing Lab provides students and experienced networking pros with a tool to build network topologies. Here's what to expect in terms of capabilities and limitations.
Super Smartphone Apps For Network Administrators
Slideshows  |  9/22/2015  | 
These mobile apps can improve productivity and save precious time for IT pros managing and troubleshooting networks.
What's Ahead For WiFi: 6 Key Challenges
Slideshows  |  9/21/2015  | 
As the 802.11 WiFi standard marks its 25th anniversary, enterprise WLAN managers face some potential issues with the rise of IoT, feature complexity, and spectrum uncertainty.
3 Key WAN Architecture Considerations
Commentary  |  9/18/2015  | 
New WAN architectures offer network teams options for dynamic load balancing and policy-based networking, but can complicate troubleshooting.
Troubleshooting MTU & ICMP Issues
Education  |  9/17/2015  | 
In this video, network analysis expert Tony Fortunato demonstrates how to use ICMP to look into slow performance related to packet size.
22 Free Security Tools To Safeguard Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  9/17/2015  | 
Security is serious business, but it doesn't have to bankrupt your budget. The free tools highlighted here can help diagnose and monitor threats, prevent intrusions, secure passwords, ensure compliance, and much more.
Why Hyperconvergence Needs Networking
Commentary  |  9/16/2015  | 
Hyperconverged systems are attractive alternatives for the data center, but the hot trend may fizzle out if vendors don't incorporate networking into the mix.
How The IETF Is Fixing Its Open Standards Process
Commentary  |  9/16/2015  | 
The Internet Engineering Task Force is making changes to speed its work, which will help the networking industry. However, there are tradeoffs.
Backdoored Business Routers An Emerging Threat
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
Discovery of malicious implants in 14 Cisco routers, "tip of iceberg" FireEye researchers say.
Brocade Unveils Updated SDN Controller
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
Brocade's new controller based on the open source OpenDaylight Project features improved reliability and interoperability.
5 Ways Life Would Stink Without IT Professionals
Slideshows  |  9/14/2015  | 
What would happen if we suddenly had to live without the help of IT pros? The results could be scary.
Security Visibility In The Virtualized Data Center
Commentary  |  9/14/2015  | 
Advanced virtualization technologies like SDN and the SDDC can block traditional security monitoring tools. Security architectures must adapt.
2.5G & 5G Ethernet In The Wiring Closet
Commentary  |  9/11/2015  | 
A new standards effort will help existing Ethernet cable investments support Wave 1 and Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi as well as off-loaded mobile carrier traffic.
Troubleshooting IP Helper Address Issues
Education  |  9/10/2015  | 
IP helper addresses are often used to manage broadcast protocols, especially when it comes to DHCP, but be on the lookout for potential problems they can cause.
ONF Launches New OpenFlow Testing Specification
News  |  9/9/2015  | 
Open Networking Foundation expects release of OpenFlow v1.3 test spec will increase certification and interoperability of SDN products.
Open Source: Good Medicine Or Placebo?
Commentary  |  9/9/2015  | 
Moving away from painful IETF processes to the open source model could seem like the answer for the networking industry, but a closer look reveals the pitfalls.
The Need For Network Code Reviews
Commentary  |  9/8/2015  | 
Network automation and orchestration will require standardization of the scripting used by network engineers.
Digital Transformation & The Healthcare Industry
Commentary  |  9/8/2015  | 
To build a digital foundation, healthcare companies are revisiting their IT infrastructure with a focus on cloud-based technologies and SDN.
Network Troubleshooting: Latency Vs. Retransmission
Education  |  9/3/2015  | 
In this video, learn how changing the location of network test tools can help identify problems with latency and retransmission.
VMware Expanding NSX Security
News  |  9/3/2015  | 
VMware is working to add network encryption as a distributed service via its network virtualization platform.
Open Standards Vs. Open Source
Commentary  |  9/2/2015  | 
The process for creating new networking standards, as exemplified by the IETF, is more complex and challenging than open source projects.
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.
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