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25 GbE Coming To A Data Center Near You
The Ethernet Alliance,  Commentary
25 Gigabit Ethernet is providing a way to enable hyperscale data centers while reducing capex and opex for enterprise deployments.
By Mark Nowell, Chair, Ethernet Alliance Technical Subcommittee; Chair, IEEE Study Group; Senior Director of Engineering, Cisco Systems ,
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OpenDaylight Launches Helium Open Source SDN Software
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Seven months after its first software release, the Linux Foundation project takes another step in its open source SDN quest with updated code.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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HP Debuts SDN App Store
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
At Interop New York, HP will launch its SDN app store, where customers can buy applications to run on its SDN platform.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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How IoT Affects Your Enterprise
Steve Hilton, Managing Director, MachNationCommentary
The Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything may seem like mere buzzwords, but enterprises are deploying real IoT projects that affect their enterprise networks, data centers, cloud services, and personnel.
By Steve Hilton Managing Director, MachNation,
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7 Hot Technologies To Watch At Interop New York
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
From SDN and DevOps to containers and the IoT, Interop New York will feature the hottest technology trends in the tech industry today.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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IoT: Beyond SDN
P.G. Menon, Director, Technology Strategy for Datacenter Networking, BrocadeCommentary
The Internet of Things will require more scale, simplicity, and higher levels of abstraction than what software-defined networking is designed to provide.
By P.G. Menon Director, Technology Strategy for Datacenter Networking, Brocade,
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Mobile Dependence Is Crippling Disaster Response
Marty Lamb, Vice President of Engineering, RajantCommentary
Public safety reliance on public cellular and wireless networks, without significant network infrastructure improvements, means that when disaster strikes, communications fails for everyone.
By Marty Lamb Vice President of Engineering, Rajant,
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SDN, Network Virtualization, And NFV In A Nutshell
Bob McCouch, Commentary
The networking industry is awash in new terminology. Here is a quick guide to three of the hottest concepts in networking today.
By Bob McCouch ,
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ONF Develops SDN Certification
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The Open Networking Foundation kicks off a program to develop vendor-neutral certification to validate knowledge and skills in software-defined networking.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Understanding IPv6: Prepping For Solicited-Node Multicast
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Before jumping into solicited-node multicast, a review of link-local scope multicast addresses is helpful.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Understanding IPv6: What Is Solicited-Node Multicast?
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Denise Fishburne lays down the basics of solicited-node multicast, which provides the functionality for Neighbor Discovery in IPv6 addressing.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 3: Focus On The App
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman offers advice about SDN implementation and explains why the applications running on the network should take center stage.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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IoT Makes You Administrator Of Things
Cricket Liu, Chief Infrastructure Officer, InfobloxCommentary
You may not realize it, but it's likely you're already supporting and managing "Internet of Things" devices on your corporate network. Here's a reality check.
By Cricket Liu Chief Infrastructure Officer, Infoblox,
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6 Critical Data Center Concepts
Orhan Ergun, Network ArchitectCommentary
The data center is the Achilles' heel of IT operations. Be sure everyone on your IT team knows the ins and outs of these critical data center functions.
By Orhan Ergun Network Architect,
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Software-Defined WAN: A Primer
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
Enterprise WANs are costly and complex to manage. SD-WAN technology can help by automating the configuration of WAN edge routers.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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Why Spanning Tree Is Evil
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
The Spanning Tree Protocol was built for an outdated network architecture, offering little to modern business, and the workarounds most engineers introduce aren't much better.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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SDN A Good Match On Campus
Michael Bushong, VP of Marketing, PlexxiCommentary
University networks typically behave one way during the day and another at night. Software-defined networking can address that situation.
By Michael Bushong VP of Marketing, Plexxi,
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IPv6 Migration: 10 Reasons To Get Moving
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
You can't afford to put off that IPv6 transition any longer. Here are 10 ways migrating to the updated protocol will benefit your enterprise.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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How To Survive In Networking
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Jeremy Schulman shares his secrets for navigating the transition in network operations by leveraging lessons learned from DevOps.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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VMware NSX Banks On Security
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
A year after launching NSX with much fanfare, VMware is targeting its network virtualization platform at customers with ample security budgets in the wake of high-profile security breaches.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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