SDN Controller Handbook
GNS3 Network Simulator Raises Its Game
Software-Defined Storage Takes Shape
Network Engineers: Don't Fear The Code
Tech Job Cuts: The 5 Worst Offenders
Expert Analysis
MWC: FCC Chairman Defends Net Neutrality Decision
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantNews
Tom Wheeler says the FCC's new rules for Internet service providers don't impose utility-like regulation.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Network Forensics Separate Signal From Noise
Jay Botelho, Director of Product Management, WildPacketsCommentary
Identifying data breaches in progress and distinguishing false positives from real security attacks requires effective network forensics software.
By Jay Botelho Director of Product Management, WildPackets,
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IT Job Search: Talent Shortage Or Discrimination?
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Complaints of IT staffing shortages by hiring organizations puzzle IT pros who are looking for work. Experts cite some factors behind the disconnect.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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SDN Controller Handbook
Network Computing Editors, Education
This guide to SDN controllers describes the options available via open source software, traditional networking vendors and SDN startups, and how they differ.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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HP Buys Aruba: What's Next?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical ContentCommentary
HP is buying Aruba Networks for nearly $3 billion. That's the simple part. The hard part is figuring out what the purchase means for your network.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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GNS3 Network Simulator Raises Its Game
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
GNS3 began as a Cisco emulation tool, but has grown into a multi-vendor network simulator with a collaborative community.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Network Engineers: Don't Fear The Code
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
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.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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NFV Home Lab: Licensing, Storage & Networking
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
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.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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BGP Security: No Quick Fix
Cengiz Alaettinoglu, Chief Technology Officer, Packet DesignCommentary
The routing protocol is plagued by multiple security vulnerabilities, which attackers are exploiting. However, securing BGP is no small feat.
By Cengiz Alaettinoglu Chief Technology Officer, Packet Design,
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Treating The Cloud As A Utility
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill LawCommentary
A NIST report indicates that federal agencies want cloud providers to operate with more utility-like standardization.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law,
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Software-Defined Storage Vs. Software-Delivered Storage
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The difference between a software-defined storage product and one that's software delivered has more to do a vendor's go-to-market strategy than technical features.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Software-Defined Storage Takes Shape
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The term is often misused in the industry, but some credible software-defined storage products have emerged.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cloud Integration Pain
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
CDW study shows that integrating cloud services with legacy systems can be a headache for IT pros.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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NFV: 4 Home Lab Options
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
Network functions virtualization is well suited to the home lab. Ethan Banks describes how he built his NFV lab and the pros and cons of different configurations.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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Zero-Knowledge Cloud Storage: Far From Perfect
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
You may get an extra layer of protection with zero-knowledge cloud encryption, but the cloud security system isn't fail-safe.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Tech Job Cuts: The 5 Worst Offenders
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Established technology vendors including HP and Cisco suffered the biggest layoffs in the U.S. job market last year.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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SDN & NFV: Dynamic Duo Of Next-Gen Networks?
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
The relationship between SDN and NFV may be indirect today, but over time the technologies could become inseparable. Find out why.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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Big Data Deployment Trends
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey shows a diversity of IT infrastructure choices for big data.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Cisco Launches Free Tail-f Software
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
With free version of Tail-f's software supporting the NETCONF protocol, Cisco says it's committed to promoting open standards for network programmability.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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802.11ac Wave 2 & The Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Push
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cisco releases Catalyst multi-gigabit Ethernet technology amid dueling vendor standards efforts to support Wave 2 access points without new cabling.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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