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Understanding IPv6: The Ping Before Solicited-Node Multicast
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Denise Fishburne gets ready to walk through solicited-node multicast, analyzing an ICMP ping echo request in IPv4 and showing how it differs from IPv6.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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5 Network Monitoring Essentials You Can't Live Without
Vess Bakalov, CTO & Co-Founder, SevOneCommentary
Network and infrastructure monitoring tools must help IT professionals measure performance but also deliver new services fast. Here's what to look for.
By Vess Bakalov CTO & Co-Founder, SevOne,
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Cisco Drives 2.5 & 5 Gigabit Ethernet Initiative
Jessica Lipsky, News
Networking giant teams with semiconductor companies Aquantia, Freescale and Xilinx to launch NBASE-T Alliance to speed data rates on legacy cabling.
By Jessica Lipsky ,
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WAN Challenges Demand An SDN Upgrade
Khalid Raza, CTO, ViptelaCommentary
Software-defined networks can improve application performance for enterprises, overcoming MPLS limitations, traffic tromboning, and branch office bandwidth constraints.
By Khalid Raza CTO, Viptela,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 5: Demand More From Vendors
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman explains why and how you can influence your networking vendors to provide products based on interoperable SDN standards.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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Will RDMA Over Ethernet Eclipse Infiniband?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
InfiniBand has dominated the RDMA market, but Ethernet is on the rise as a connectivity option.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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SDN Education: 9 Ways To Learn
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Wondering how to get up to speed on software-defined networking? Here are some SDN training and certification programs plus other avenues for learning.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Where's The WAN Going?
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentaryVideo
Networking expert Greg Ferro explains how the wide area network must evolve to keep up with modern technology demands.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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EMC: Cisco's Out In The Cold, VCE Into The Fold
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The competition between Cisco, VMware, and EMC on the networking, cloud, and storage fronts heats up, with the joint venture VCE becoming an EMC business.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Fiber Networks & The New Digital Divide
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
All-fiber networks provide virtually unlimited bandwidth, but fiber-to-the-home services aren't available in many areas, leaving many people without the high-speed broadband needed for today's applications.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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NFV Can Avoid Buying Network Bulk
Priya Natarajan, Senior Director of Market Development, CienaCommentary
Network functions virtualization allows service providers to deliver specialized capabilities that enterprise customers only pay for when needed.
By Priya Natarajan Senior Director of Market Development, Ciena,
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Learning Lessons Through Security Struggles
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
Why do we hear of new security breaches so frequently? Make sure your organization follows these best-practices and considers these important questions to protect itself.
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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SDN Limitations
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Software-defined networking is touted as a panacea for data centers, but the combination of faster networking speeds and virtualization restricts what it can do.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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White-Box Switches: Beware Of Hidden Costs
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
White-box switches often include popular applications like monitoring, but buyers need to shop carefully. Additional features may cost extra.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Reclaiming The Network Perimeter
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
The traditional network perimeter has vanished, but new architectures allow you to control security at the virtual machine or via cloud infrastructures.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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NFV: Changing The Pace Of Carrier Services
Shin Umeda, Vice President, Dell’Oro GroupCommentary
Network functions virtualization will drastically change how -- and how fast -- carriers provision services to enterprise customers.
By Shin Umeda Vice President, Dell’Oro Group,
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SDN Certification: The Next Job Requirement
Dan Pitt, Commentary
IT professionals must become SDN experts to be successful in a drastically changing environment. Luckily, certification options are emerging.
By Dan Pitt ,
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Named Data Networking Would Eliminate IP Addresses
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Cisco, Huawei, and other industry leaders have teamed up with universities to develop a completely new Internet architecture with no dependency on IP.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 4: Plan For Hybrid Cloud
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman explains why your software-defined network design should include support for hybrid cloud, whether you need it now or not.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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Cavium's XPliant Paves Way For Multi-Purpose Ethernet Switches
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
New chip architecture provides the flexibility that's essential for emerging OpenFlow and overlay networks.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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