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VMware Certifications To Boost Your Data Center Skills
Network Computing Editors,
Specialized training in virtualization, cloud, and virtual networks is becoming increasingly important for infrastructure professionals. VMware certifications like the VCAP and VCDX can help hone your skills.
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Network Orchestration Smarts Up
Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK ResearchCommentary
In this era of digitization, multimedia and cloud, the network needs to evolve from connectivity to business continuity.
By Zeus Kerravala Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research,
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The Evolving WAN Architecture
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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9 SDN Starter Kits And Freebies
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Looking to try your hand at software-defined networking, but don't know where to begin? Here are some options.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Commoditization: Sometimes Less Really Is Less
Tom Nolle, President & Founder, CIMI CorporationCommentary
As cost per bit keeps dropping, and commoditization continues, we might find ourselves in a precarious position on bandwidth.
By Tom Nolle President & Founder, CIMI Corporation,
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SD-WAN: The Killer App For Enterprise SDN?
Dan Conde, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
Software-defined WAN technologies promise to help enterprises modernize their WANs by combining classic WAN technologies with SDN capabilities.
By Dan Conde Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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802.11ac Wireless Upgrades: 7 Key Considerations
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead
The new 802.11ac wireless standard offers compelling benefits, but make sure you cut through the hype and understand your requirements before upgrading your WLAN.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Bringing Network And Security Teams Together
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
SolarWinds ThwackCamp tackles the age-old grudge match between security and networking staff.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Putting The Data Back Into The Data Center
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, MellanoxCommentary
Data centers are shifting away from a compute-centric to a data-centric architecture in order to deal with the massive deluge of data.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox,
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SDN Aligns With DevOps
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
Software-defined networking has become a subset of DevOps by focusing on meeting the scalability and efficiency requirements of the application economy.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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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.
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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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