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HP Debuts New Campus Switch Modules, SDN App
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
HP products are among the many new technologies launching at this week's Interop. Others include EnGenius' WLAN management platform and Fiber Mountain's updated orchestration system.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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SDN & UC Integration: A Work In Progress
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Microsoft has led the way in applying software-defined networking to unified communications with its Lync SDN API, but a networking expert says more work is required to make communications and SDN a truly powerful combination.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Network Designs Duke It Out At Interop Live vDM
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The Virtual Design Master competition will hold its first networking-themed event live from the show floor at Interop Las Vegas this week.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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IPv6: How To Get Started
Jeff Carrell, Consultant, Network ConversionsCommentary
You can't just 'turn on' IPv6. Successful IPv6 deployment requires taking time to learn about the Internet protocol, work with it in a lab, and thorough testing.
By Jeff Carrell Consultant, Network Conversions,
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Optimizing Network Performance For The Cloud
Cahit Akin, CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom NetworksCommentary
Here are some strategies for avoiding network bottlenecks with the increased use of cloud services.
By Cahit Akin CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom Networks,
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Ethernet Roadmap: A Raft Of New Speeds
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The Ethernet Alliance's new roadmap charts out an ambitious path for the networking technology to meet increasing data center demands.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Big IT Means Bigger Performance Challenges
Vess Bakalov, CTO & Co-Founder, SevOneCommentary
The size and complexity of today's IT infrastructures demands new ways of monitoring and identifying problems.
By Vess Bakalov CTO & Co-Founder, SevOne,
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Peeling Back the Layers of Wiring Infrastructure
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Cleaning up communications infrastructure may not be on your list of most exciting projects, but best practices dictate that you not ignore the chore, either.
By Matt Brunk, Healthcare Director of IT ,
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The Internet Of Things & IP Address Needs
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing AuthorCommentary
With IPv6, there's no need to fear that there won't be enough IP addresses for IoT. The real question is whether every 'thing' needs its own IP address.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author,
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The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist's View
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Understanding OpenFlow, VXLAN and Cisco's ACI
Dan Pitt, Commentary
Three different approaches dominate today's software-defined networking market. Dan Pitt of the ONF explains the difference between them.
By Dan Pitt ,
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12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Network Computing Editors,
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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How DevOps Helps Networks Scale
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
Enterprise networks are collapsing under increased application demands. DevOps principles and practices can lighten the load.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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2015 Best of Interop Finalists: 27 Groundbreaking Products
Network Computing Editors,
Check out the finalists in this year's Best of Interop awards, which honors innovation in nine technology categories including networking, security and storage.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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'Cloudified' Telecom Services: What To Look For
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus TechnologiesCommentary
Telecom operators must adapt to new technology in order to provide the services enterprise are demanding at a reasonable cost. Make sure your carriers are investing in these areas.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies,
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3 Ways Network Troubleshooting Can Change Your Life
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Troubleshooting techniques are a staple in a network engineer's toolkit on the job. Find out how they can also prove indispensable in personal and social situations.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Hybrid WAN Requires A New Connectivity Model
Khalid Raza, CTO, ViptelaCommentary
Hybrid WAN can ease application deployment, but to make it a reality, we need to switch from a network topology to a service topology.
By Khalid Raza CTO, Viptela,
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Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
By Leon Adato Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
DevOps pioneer John Willis explains why the networking industry needs to adopt DevOps, and how networking professionals can benefit in the big picture.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Yes, NFV Is Important For The Enterprise
Ivan Pepelnjak, Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data CommunicationsCommentary
Due to its origins and complexity, it's tempting to view network functions virtualization as a service provider technology. That's not the case.
By Ivan Pepelnjak Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data Communications,
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