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The Hottest IT Skills And Salaries
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Keeping IT skills current is an ongoing challenge, but training and certification pay off in higher salaries. Find out which roles, skills, certifications, and industries are hot now.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Network Analytics: Beyond Log Files
Natalie Timms, Commentary
Log files only tell you so much. Here is an overview of common network analytics methods used to provide security breach detection as well as business planning guidance.
By Natalie Timms ,
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SDN Disruption: Has The Pendulum Swung Too Far?
Daniel Dib,  Senior Network Architect, Conscia NetsafeCommentary
The networking industry is so obsessed with software-defined networks that people are forgetting to consider the trade-offs with technologies like OpenFlow and VXLAN.
By Daniel Dib Senior Network Architect, Conscia Netsafe,
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Network Automation Benefits
Dan Conde, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Different forms of network automation can save you time, increase business agility, and improve service levels.
By Dan Conde Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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AWS Outage Traced To Route Leak
Network Computing Editors, News
Netflix and other sites knocked offline Tuesday after route leak at a service provider causes Amazon Web Services outage.
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Cisco-OpenDNS May Upset Networking Ecosystem
Russ White, Principal Engineer, IPOS, EricssonCommentary
Cisco's acquisition of security provider OpenDNS is a symptom of the vendor's transition to services that could have wide partner and competitor repercussions.
By Russ White Principal Engineer, IPOS, Ericsson,
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Ethernet Standards Ramp Up For Faster IT
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The Ethernet Alliance and UNH-IOL hosted a plugfest to test interoperability of 40 and 100 GbE, define the 25 GbE standard, and help businesses deploy new Ethernet technologies more quickly.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Cisco Unveils IoT Framework
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Networking giant expands its IoT portfolio with 15 new products for network connectivity, IoT security and manageability.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Why Hardware Still Counts In Networking
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
Software is revolutionizing network architecture, but hardware remains a critical part of the equation for data center scalability.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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Infoblox Launches Free IPv6 Transition Tool
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Online tool aims to help network architects and engineers overcome IPv6 challenges and kick off their transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Why IPv6 Is Indispensable At LinkedIn
Edward Horley, Practice Manager, Cloud Solutions, Groupware TechnologyCommentary
At a meetup hosted by LinkedIn, the company explained how moving to IPv6 fulfills user needs and why it's unavoidable.
By Edward Horley Practice Manager, Cloud Solutions, Groupware Technology,
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7 SDN Innovations
Network Computing Editors,
Industry experts weigh in on the most innovative software-defined networking technology they've seen so far this year, including SD-WAN, ONOS, and OpenConfig.
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Network Automation: More Than Scripting
Dan Conde, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Automating rote network tasks isn't all script-driven. Network automation also can mean intelligent control and policy-based networking.
By Dan Conde Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Container Networking: Challenges & Requirements
Valentina Alaria, Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing, PLUMgridCommentary
The Docker networking model falls short in meeting enterprise requirements. Here are key considerations for container networking.
By Valentina Alaria Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing, PLUMgrid,
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Obstacles Make Enterprise SDN Slow And Painful
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
At the Open Networking Summit, a panel of enterprise infrastructure leaders discussed the obstacles they face in adopting software-defined networking.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Facebook Preaches Open Networks
Rick Merritt, SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE TimesNews
At the Open Networking Summit, Facebook's Omar Baldonado stresses the need for open network designs.
By Rick Merritt SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times,
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Cisco Certifications To Kickstart Your Career
Network Computing Editors,
Cisco certifications are some of the most prestigious in technology, encompassing far more than routing and switching. Find out which options can improve your resume and skill set.
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Networking Pros Enjoy New Resources At Cisco Live
Anthony Mattke, Senior Network EngineerCommentary
New educational focuses at Cisco Live -- including DevNet, virtual labs, and mentoring -- show the impact of SDN and the shifting role of the networking professional.
By Anthony Mattke Senior Network Engineer,
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10 Questions To Ask Your SDN Vendor
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Avoid making mistakes in your SDN deployment by asking SDN vendors the right questions.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Cisco Live Recap: Change (And Rock 'n Roll) Was In The Air
Ed Weadon, Senior Network EngineerCommentary
Networking pros at Cisco Live witnessed changing leadership and new technology, along with the usual technical deep dives and killer entertainment.
By Ed Weadon Senior Network Engineer,
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