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What's Hot In Networking: 7 Key Trends
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
From SDN and network automation to IPv6 and 802.11ac, the big trends in the networking industry demand your attention, and you can find them at Interop Las Vegas.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Security Breaches Keep Network Teams Busy
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Network Instruments study shows that network engineers are spending more of their day responding to breaches and deploying security controls.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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SDN Interest Shifts Toward The WAN
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
Software-defined networking improves network utilization and efficiency, and as the technology matures, enterprises are looking to apply those benefits to their WAN and campus networks.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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SDN Shows Promise For Security
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Improved security is emerging as a major reason for adopting software-defined networking, but concerns about potential SDN risks persist.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Continuous Delivery: Coming To Your Infrastructure
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
Get your network ready to instantly support all the things that need to happen when a new application or update is pushed to production.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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SDN & The Evolution Of Network Automation
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Jeremy Schulman explains how organizations can ease into network automation, and why this is an opportunity for networking pros to seize the reins of IT.
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SDN Benefits For The SME
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
Software-defined networking has huge applications for the large enterprise, but how can it help small and midsize enterprises? Tom Hollingsworth examines the possibilities.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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SDN: An Enabler For NFV
Nicholas Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom CorporationCommentary
Software-defined networking and NFV can be used independently, but SDN makes it much easier to implement and manage NFV.
By Nicholas Ilyadis Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation,
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Juniper Regroups, Debuts New Spine Switches & Silicon
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
After a tough year, the networking company launches a barrage of new hardware and software.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Enterprise Firewall Checklist
Network Computing Editors,
Firewalls are a key component for network security. Find out what features to look for when shopping for your next enterprise firewall.
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Get Off My Lawn, Hipster Admins!
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
As an IT manager, there's a delicate balance between fostering realistic technology innovation and acting like an out-of-touch grouch.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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