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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.
Why Docker Is The Hottest Technology On The Block
Commentary  |  10/2/2015  | 
We know you've heard about Docker. In this tutorial and video, we explain why it's so popular and exactly what the container technology entails.
DevOps, Hybrid Cloud & Sandboxes
Commentary  |  9/23/2015  | 
With devops and hybrid cloud gaining traction in the enterprise, sandboxes give IT pros a safe way to build and test applications in both on-premise and public cloud environments.
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.
Telling Ain't Training: How To Transfer IT Skills
Commentary  |  9/21/2015  | 
Hands-on experience will help you learn an IT skill, but adapting that concept to other platforms or subject areas deepens knowledge even further.
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.
New Cisco WiFi Product Targets SMBs
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
Mobility Express, which doesn't require a separate WLAN controller appliance, is designed to streamline deployment for small businesses.
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.
IT Maturity: A Three-Part Harmony
Commentary  |  9/11/2015  | 
IT departments can move beyond putting out fires to focus on innovation and optimization by carefully combining people, process and technology.
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.
Managed Cloud Providers: 3 Questions To Ask
Commentary  |  9/10/2015  | 
Before outsourcing to a managed cloud service provider, ask these questions to get past the hype and ensure the CSP is up to the task.
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.
Beyond Redundancy: Improving IT Availability
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
IT leaders must look at redundancy and availability in a more comprehensive way to develop a strategy for true IT resilience.
Selecting Storage: It's All About The Applications
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
Choosing the right storage for your applications depends on using the PACE model, evaluating Performance, Availability, Capacity and Economics.
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.
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.
Containers Spell Security Threats For Mobile
Commentary  |  8/14/2015  | 
Containers are gaining popularity, but for mobile usage introduce security vulnerabilities.
Pain-Free Migration To The Public Cloud
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
Thinking of moving applications to the public cloud? Follow these guidelines to ensure unexpected expenses and problems don't erode potential benefits.
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.
Software-Defined UC: Way Overdue
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
With unified communications environments getting exponentially more complex, management needs to get far more automated.
6 Must-Have Enterprise Productivity Tools
Slideshows  |  8/5/2015  | 
Productivity is the name of the game for today's enterprises to work faster and smarter. We outline the key tools you should leverage to help your employees collaborate and your business compete.
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.
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.
IoT: Centralized Vs. Distributed Architectures
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
How do we create cohesive networks to support the Internet of Things?
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.
Wi-Fi Aware And Wi-Fi Sense Spark Concerns
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Two new consumer WiFi technologies could impact enterprise WLAN security and performance.
WiFi Best Practices For Quality Assurance
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
Today's WiFi networks require a more strategic approach than just dropping APs everywhere in order to ensure quality of service.
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.
How SSDs Can Reduce Server Costs
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Swapping out hard-disk drives for solid-state drives boosts server performance and reduces the need to buy new servers.
Google Donates Kubernetes To New Foundation
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Internet giant teams with more than a dozen IT companies on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which will manage development of the Kubernetes container orchestration system.
DevOps Gaining Traction In The Enterprise
News  |  7/17/2015  | 
Enterprises have a harder time implementing DevOps than nimbler web-scale companies, but are finding ways to overcome the challenges, experts say.
3 Steps To Open Communications & Collaboration
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
Today's businesses need open communications platforms that deliver mobile integration, best-in-class voice and video, and rapid service innovation.
The Enterprise Data Center: Not Dead Yet
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
451 Research study finds that majority of enterprises rely on their own infrastructure and continue to invest in it as they look to the cloud.
Open Data Center Alliance Defines Open Cloud
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
Industry group aims to cut through the confusion caused by overuse of the word "open" with paper explaining what it means by open cloud.
Skype For Business: 8 Ways It's Better Than Lync
Slideshows  |  7/14/2015  | 
With the launch of Skype for Business, Microsoft allows businesses to expand their communications while maintaining enterprise-class controls. Find out how the platform has improved over Lync.
4 Steps To Prevent Infrastructure Outages
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Organizations today can't afford any ecommerce downtime. Here's how to avoid customer-service disasters.
Virtualization Administrator: 6 Key Skills
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
If you're trying to get up to speed on virtualization technology, here are six areas to focus on to accelerate your journey.
Containers: What IT Pros Should Consider
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
Containerization is a hot technology that IT teams can't afford to ignore. Here are some basic facts to know plus benefits and risks to weigh.
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.
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.
Linux Container Success Hinges On Standards
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Without standards in the areas of format, runtime, and orchestration, Linux containers risk not reaching their full potential.
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.
The Long Road To Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
In order to reap the ROI benefits of a true hybrid cloud environment, CIOs must have a well-thought out cloud strategy to avoid pitfalls.
Copyrighting Code & Interfaces: Ask The Right Questions
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
The U.S. government has supported the ruling against Google for violation of Oracle's Java API. Criticism from the technology community is rampant, but perhaps we should view software copyright in a different light.
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