Ethernet: A Personal History
Ethernet is 40 years old this year. I’ve been working with the technology since it emerged. Here are a few reflections on how Ethernet has evolved, and where it’s going in the future.
10 Twitter Power Tips
Want to take your Twitter presence to the next level? These features and techniques will get you there.
The 802.11ac Paradox
What will it take to reap the benefits of 802.11ac, the next generation of wireless networking? A whole lot of wire, and a whole lot of hardware.
NSA Caught Unawares By Data Center Tax
The National Security Agency, which is building a massive information-gathering data center in Utah, was caught by surprise on a tax bill that might have added millions to its costs.
WAN Optimization Part 2: Put Performance Second
If you’re looking to purchase WAN optimization gear, don’t get wrapped up in performance numbers. Start instead with pricing, deployment and operational issues, and the protocols and applications you need to support.
Google's Wireless Sensors: Big Data or Big Brother?
Google demonstrated a network of wireless environmental sensors at its I/O conference last week. These sensors, combined with projects like Google Glass, expose the potential for the use and misuse of relentless data collection.
Google+ Gets 5 Smart Changes
At Google I/O, Google rolls out new photo, editing and other features for its Google+ social platform, in search of new momentum.
Motorola Launches 802.11ac APs
Motorola joins a growing number of enterprise WLAN players with early 802.11ac products. Here's how its new APs stack up.
Best of Interop 2013 Winners
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovative hardware and software that advances the state of the art in IT. Interop’s panel of expert judges poured through 149 submissions in seven categories, including networking, mobility, security and storage. Awards were also presented for Grand Award winner, Best Startup, and Audience Choice. Check out the products that took the prize!
IT's Self Image Needs Work, Cisco Study Shows
In Cisco study of IT leaders, just 36% of respondents call themselves "innovators," while 15% characterized themselves as "firefighters." "Ghost" and "fortune teller" were each chosen by 7%.
Barracuda Boasts 'Bare Metal' Performance With Eon
Network virtualization platform delivers up to 240 Gbps throughput; Big Switch uses F5 API for cloud orchestration; Dell brings high-performance firewall to midmarket; McAfee acquires Stonesoft; Motorola unveils 11ac access points.
LinkedIn Tips: 10 Ways To Do More
LinkedIn has changed extensively in its first decade. Check out our 10 tips on recently revised features and how to use them wisely.
Best of Interop 2013 Winners Announced
The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in eight tech categories, including networking, cloud, security, mobility and more. Winners include Arista, ExtraHop, Talari Networks and Citrix.
Silver Peak Boosts WAN Performance with New Products
News roundup: Silver Peak speeds up WANs with new hardware and software; Ubuntu Server 13.04 plays nice with VMware; Jeda controller creates storage fabric; Acxoim cloud emphasizes security; Tenable adds reporting features to Nessus.
InteropNet Tests Network Fabric Design and More
InteropNet, the production network for Interop Las Vegas, is testing and showcasing a variety of technologies, including a network fabric from Avaya and network configuration software from Tail-f Systems.
How to Configure a Cisco Wireless Network
This tutorial shows how to configure a Cisco wireless network. It covers controller setup, WLAN configuration and some advanced settings. Screenshots are included.