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ARIN Nearing IPv4 Depletion, For Real
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8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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How Can SDN Cross The Chasm?
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
Software-defined networking needs some compelling business cases before it can make the jump into a widely deployed technology.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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Bots Outpace Humans Online: Study
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical ContentCommentary
Humans were responsible for only 41% of network traffic monitored by Distil Networks; bots made up the rest. What does this mean for your applications?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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EMC Open Sources ViPR With Eye On Software Future
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Storage heavyweight prepares for industry shift to software-defined storage by open sourcing its storage controller.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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ARIN Nearing IPv4 Depletion, For Real
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The American Registry for Internet Numbers says it will have to activate its IPv4 waiting list this summer. Enterprises can opt for IPv4 transfer market or finally consider deploying IPv6.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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9 Cool, Free Summer Classes For Tech Pros
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Looking to enrich your brain this summer? Look no further than these free online courses on everything from cyberwarfare and Python programming to superheroes, robotics and cooking for geeks.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Network Performance Monitoring, Easy As Pi
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
Network monitoring startup NetBeez harnesses the value of the Raspberry Pi to test application performance in distributed environments from the user point of view.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Verizon & AOL: What Can We Learn?
Russ White, Principal Engineer, IPOS, EricssonCommentary
Verizon's purchase of media company AOL and the growth of Google Fiber highlight the need to find a balance between content and transport.
By Russ White Principal Engineer, IPOS, Ericsson,
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8 Hot Online Colleges For IT Pros
Network Computing Editors, Education
Check out these colleges and universities that offer online IT courses and degrees to help keep your tech skills and knowledge fresh.
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Three Requirements For True Micro-Segmentation
Geoff Huang, Director of Product Marketing, VMwareCommentary
'Micro-segmentation' is getting attention as a way network virtualization can improve security. Find out what it is and how it works, from the originators of the term.
By Geoff Huang Director of Product Marketing, VMware,
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Security Startup Defends Against WiFi Hijacking
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
CoroNet aims to thwart man-in-the-middle attacks on WiFi or cellular communications with technology that secures the radio level.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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When The Cloud And SDN Collide
Network Computing Editors, CommentaryVideo
Mix hybrid cloud and SDN, and you get a complex mess that's difficult to manage. Applying consistent, application-based policies can help.
By Nathan Pearce, F5 Networks ,
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How UC Supports Workforce Collaboration
Joseph Harsch,  Senior Director, Market Offers, BroadSoftCommentary
With the rise of outsourcing, enterprise teams must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate. Unified communications tools can help.
By Joseph Harsch Senior Director, Market Offers, BroadSoft,
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Windows 10 Patch Strategy: IT Dream Or Nightmare?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Here's what systems administrators and others in IT will love (and hate) about Microsoft's Windows 10 patch and upgrade strategy.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Cloud Foundry Pros & Cons
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, CloudCommentary
Cloud Foundry has a mixed container message, but that's not keeping it from sailing full speed ahead into Fortune 500 data centers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud,
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Experts' Opinions Mixed On VENOM Vulnerability
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Some say the virtualization vulnerability could be worse than Heartbleed, while others advise to patch, but don't panic.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading,
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SDN: Seductive But Challenging
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing AuthorCommentary
Software-defined networking clearly offers a lot of benefits, but enterprises face several obstacles to SDN adoption, including a lack of interoperability.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author,
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Rethinking All-Flash Hyperconverged Appliances
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Combining all-flash and hyperconvergence isn't such a bad idea after all, Howard Marks says after seeing Atlantis Computing's appliance.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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NFV Adds Agility To Networks
Priya Natarajan, Senior Director of Market Development, CienaCommentary
Networks must adapt to a new age of efficiency and flexibility, and network functions virtualization can help.
By Priya Natarajan Senior Director of Market Development, Ciena,
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Gartner Names Cisco & Arista Data Center Networking Leaders
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Arch networking rivals move into the leader quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant as SDN moves into the mainstream, according to analyst report.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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