Understanding IPv6: Link-Local 'Magic'
3 Signs You're Overspending On Data Storage
Drones: The Next WLAN Menace
Open Source Vs. Open Enough
8 Gotchas Of Technology Contracting
Expert Analysis
White-Box Switches: Are You Ready?
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
White-box switching promises flexibility and lower costs, so should you make the leap? It depends.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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802.11ac WLAN Sales Poised To Surge
Robert Mullins, News
Unlike previous generations of WiFi standards, 802.11ac doesn’t come with a price premium, which is fueling strong sales, according to Dell'Oro.
By Robert Mullins ,
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Have You Hugged Your Sysadmin Today?
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Celebrate System Administrator Appreciation Day by showing some gratitude toward the IT pros who do it all.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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IT Budgets Up In 2015, Hiring Tepid
Robert Mullins, News
A survey shows organizations will spend more on IT next year, but IT pros don't expect those extra dollars will translate into bigger IT departments.
By Robert Mullins ,
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Understanding IPv6: Link-Local 'Magic'
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Denise Fishburne performs a little IPv6 sleight of hand in the second post in her series on IPv6.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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3 Signs You're Overspending On Data Storage
John Morris, President and CEO, CleversafeCommentary
If you think public cloud storage is the cheaper way to manage the massive growth in data, think again.
By John Morris President and CEO, Cleversafe,
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Guide To IaaS Cloud Provider Performance
Joe Masters  Emison, CTO, BuildFaxEducation
Choosing an Infrastructure-as-a-service cloud provider? Use these benchmarks to compare AWS, Google, Azure, Rackspace, and more.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax,
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Where Is Your Cloud?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
Depending on its location, a cloud data center may be at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Be sure to weigh the risks of the physical location of your data.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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10 Handy WiFi Troubleshooting Tools
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
If you need help troubleshooting your wireless networks, here are 10 tools that can help uncover WiFi problems. Bonus: Some are free!
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Drones: The Next WLAN Menace
Lee Badman, Commentary
In addition to low-tech corporate spying, the remotely piloted aircraft could facilitate attacks on WLANs. The WLAN security industry is starting to respond.
By Lee Badman ,
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Network Security: An Oxymoron In The Cloud Era?
Rajat Bhargava, Co-Founder & CEO, JumpCloudCommentary
Network security as we know it won't survive the migration to the cloud. New approaches are needed.
By Rajat Bhargava Co-Founder & CEO, JumpCloud,
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Cisco DevNet Focuses On Developers
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The program provides APIs and aims to promote DevOps by bringing network engineers and software developers together.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Guide: The Open Compute Project and Your Data Center
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
Facebook's Open Compute Project has been developing designs and concepts for servers, switches, and other data center technologies. But how and when will those designs migrate to the typical enterprise?
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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Open Source Vs. Open Enough
Bob Laliberte, ESG senior analystCommentary
Open source networking is a hot trend, but its success hinges on organizations making a real commitment to open source technology.
By Bob Laliberte ESG senior analyst,
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Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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8 Gotchas Of Technology Contracting
Craig Auge, Partner, Vorys
IT projects often involve multiple legal contracts for technology and services. Avoid these "gotchas" to ensure smooth agreements and relationships.
By Craig Auge Partner, Vorys,
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Cisco NX-OS: Facts & Features
Cisco Press, Publishing AllianceEducation
Learn the basics of NS-OX in this book excerpt on Cisco's operating system for Nexus data center switching.
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, and Matthew McPherson ,
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Using Flash For The Real-Time Archive
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
A new type of archive that requires instantly available data access presents a storage challenge, but TLC NAND provides a solution.
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland,
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Why Facebook Wedge Is Revolutionary
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
The social networking giant's open TOR switch is a big step forward for white-box switches and a ground-breaking platform for application networking.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Cage Nuts: The Ultimate Guide
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Here's everything you need to know about those annoying little cage nuts you wrestle with when filling a server rack. Learn how they're different from clip nuts, and get installation and removal tips.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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