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4 NFV Myths Debunked
Mitch Auster, Senior Director, Technology Office, CienaCommentary
Network functions virtualization has spawned a number of misconceptions about what it is and how it works. Here's a reality check.
By Mitch Auster Senior Director, Technology Office, Ciena,
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WiFi Coaches Keep Super Bowl WLAN In Winning Form
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadNews
Roam wireless stadium support staff will be lending a hand to Super Bowl fans that can't live without their connection.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Half Of Enterprises Worldwide Hit By DDoS Attacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New data illustrates how distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks remain a popular attack weapon -- and continue to evolve.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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IT Monitoring Scalability Planning: 3 Roadblocks
Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
Planning for growth is key to effective IT monitoring, but it can be stymied by certain mindsets. Here's how to overcome them.
By Leon Adato Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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8 Free Online Networking Classes
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
If you're looking to expand your networking skills, these courses offer instruction on SDN, cloud networking, network optimization, and other topics for free. What's better than that?
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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Cisco IOS Voice Troubleshooting: 9 Key Commands
Amy Arnold, CCNP/DP/VoiceEducation
It's easy to get lost in unfamiliar territory when debugging a voice gateway problem. These common commands can help.
By Amy Arnold CCNP/DP/Voice,
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Free And Open SDN From Brocade
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The Brocade Vyatta SDN Controller is free to download for a year, but the open nature of the product may be more attractive than the price.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Network Segmentation & SD-WAN
Khalid Raza, CTO, ViptelaCommentary
The Target breach highlighted the need to segment networks and isolate traffic. Adding software-defined networking capabilities to the WAN can help.
By Khalid Raza CTO, Viptela,
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Community Cloud Uses NSX To Streamline Security, Cut Costs
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
IlliniCloud consolidates security operations and reduces networking complexity with VMware's network virtualization platform, no 'architectural duct tape' needed.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Network Priorities: Availability Tops Security
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Organizations still rank availability over security in their application deployments, an F5 study finds.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Your Network's Next Step: Cisco ACI Or VMware NSX
Joe Onisick, Principal Engineer, Marketing, Cisco INSBUCommentary
When it comes to SDN, Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure and VMware's NSX are often discussed interchangeably, but they are really very different. Joe Onisick explains how they compare and can even work together.
By Joe Onisick Principal Engineer, Marketing, Cisco INSBU,
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Shifting To SDN? 3 Ways It Will Affect Network Monitoring
Vess Bakalov, CTO & Co-Founder, SevOneCommentary
Software-defined networking will affect your performance monitoring and applications visibility, so plan ahead.
By Vess Bakalov CTO & Co-Founder, SevOne,
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Achieving Infrastructure As Code
Kirk Byers, Owner, Twin Bridges TechnologyCommentary
Treating your network device configurations like source code is an intriguing idea. What's needed to enable widespread adoption of this practice?
By Kirk Byers Owner, Twin Bridges Technology,
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10 SDN Startups On The Cutting Edge
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Small companies flush with VC money have led the way in software-defined networking. Here are 10 of the hottest startups in the SDN space.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Mobile Virtualization: The Future Of Security
Dror Nadler, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, CellroxCommentary
Smartphones are a prime target for sensitive personal and corporate data, but mobile virtualization can isolate data and protect it from threats.
By Dror Nadler Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Cellrox,
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Holiday Downtime Elusive For IT Pros
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Many network managers and sysadmins will toil away during the holiday season dealing with remote access issues and other problems, an Ipswitch survey finds.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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What's In Your Database?
Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWindsCommentary
Data breaches will continue until we create a deeper appreciation for business data and guard it as closely as our own wallets. Here are some steps in the right direction.
By Thomas LaRock Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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2015's Most Ridiculous Tech Predictions
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
When you've had your fill of technology predictions for 2015, take one more moment to deride the most obvious and least noteworthy of the bunch.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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SDN Developments In 2015
Dan Pitt, Commentary
ONF executive director Dan Pitt shares his expectations for the evolution of software-defined networking in the coming year.
By Dan Pitt ,
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Stateless Security In The Data Center: A Hybrid Approach
Mason Harris, Technical Solutions Architect, CiscoCommentary
In today's data centers, firewalls and other stateful security controls can be less effective than stateless controls or a hybrid approach combining both.
By Mason Harris Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco,
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