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Why Large Data Centers Need Overlay Networks
Cisco Press, Publishing AllianceEducation
If your data center requires massive scale, then overlay networking makes the most sense, according to this chapter excerpt.
By Cisco Press Publishing Alliance,
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IT Certification's Top 10 Benefits
Global Knowledge, Global Knowledge
IT certification and training can help you advance in your career, strengthen your IT skills, and provide your employer with a more qualified and dedicated staff.
By Global Knowledge Global Knowledge,
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Inside White-Box Switches
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
Switches traditionally use ASICs for packet forwarding, but the new breed of white-box switches relies more heavily on generic CPUs to handle forwarding in order to reduce costs.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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10 Networking Blogs You Must Follow
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
So many network technology blogs, so little time. Get started with this list of blogs by networking experts and top Interop speakers.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Programming: An Essential Skill For Network Engineers
Kirk Byers, Owner, Twin Bridges TechnologyCommentary
As software takes over the networking discipline, engineers who don't learn to code a general-purpose programming language will be left behind.
By Kirk Byers Owner, Twin Bridges Technology,
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Data Centers Move From Metro
Mitch Simcoe, Industry Director, CienaCommentary
If your data center is relocating to the 'burbs, you'll need to take serious steps to beef up the network.
By Mitch Simcoe Industry Director, Ciena,
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SDN: You Can't Argue Against It
Dan Pitt, Commentary
As executive director of the ONF, Dan Pitt hears all the excuses about why organizations are waiting to adopt SDN. Here he explains why they're wrong.
By Dan Pitt ,
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Understanding IPv6: A Sniffer Full Of 3s
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Denise Fishburne explores Wireshark sniffer traces in order to understand the difference between IPv4 and IPv6 addressing.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Can New Math Speed Up The Internet?
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Scientists from Denmark, in collaboration with MIT and Caltech researchers, have developed a new way to transmit information over the Internet using mathematical equations instead of sending packets.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Open Technologies: The Hottest 10
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
In today's tech world, the word "open" is on fire. IT pros are finally dismantling those much-maligned silos, and vendors are rushing to join open source projects to prove they're on board.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Broadcom Talks Open Networking, WiFi Trends
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Network Computing met with Ram Velaga, who heads Broadcom's Ethernet switch portfolio, to talk about open networking, Ethernet switch trends, and 802.11ac adoption.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 1: Management Up Front
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Learn how Microsoft runs its own software-defined network in this series from Symon Perriman. First, he advises setting realistic goals and focusing on management.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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Guide To Server Virtualization
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
New to server virtualization or need a refresher course? This overview explains the technology that has changed the lives of IT admins and CFOs.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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Cisco Certifications Confront Changing Skills Needs
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
New certs focused on network programmability, IoT, and IT/business skills will help steer IT pros toward emerging technologies. They could also help Cisco keep its hold on the market.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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Cisco Ships APIC Controller, Reveals ACI Pricing
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The key piece of Cisco's ACI strategy will ship July 31, along with new ACI starter kits. The company also made the ACI price list public.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
Fall IT conferences and trade shows are right around the corner. Browse these events focused on networking, cloud, data centers, and storage, and start planning for a fantastic fall.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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25 GbE: A Big Deal That Will Arrive
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
Why all the hubbub about 25 Gigabit Ethernet? It allows the biggest jump in data center Ethernet performance for the smallest jump in price. That's why.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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White-Box Switches: Are You Ready?
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
White-box switching promises flexibility and lower costs, so should you make the leap? It depends.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Understanding IPv6: Link-Local 'Magic'
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Denise Fishburne performs a little IPv6 sleight of hand in the second post in her series on IPv6.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Network Security: An Oxymoron In The Cloud Era?
Rajat Bhargava, Co-Founder & CEO, JumpCloudCommentary
Network security as we know it won't survive the migration to the cloud. New approaches are needed.
By Rajat Bhargava Co-Founder & CEO, JumpCloud,
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Posted by Jerome Amon
Current Conversations @ Marcia, these new areas will impact, now we can take certification on this wonderful IT domain i mean SDN, some vendors already propose certif on their platform -- for example : https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-22087 and...
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Posted by Jerome Amon
Current Conversations @ Marcia, we can add 3,  5 and 6.
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations I wonder how SDN and network virtualization will impact the value of IT certifications. It seems as the technologies become more widely adopted that related certifications would become something organizations would look...
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Posted by Susan Fogarty
Current Conversations Todd, thanks for weighing in here. We really appreciate you taking to time to share all these technical details. The point that there are two different arguments going on here is important -- I know we try to be concise,...
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Posted by toddmcraw
Current Conversations Disclaimer: I work for Cumulus Networks and have 14 years+ working for hw vendors   Interesting discussion... I wanted to add that both Tom H. and the financial HFT guys seem correct but they are talking about different...
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations I think #1 on this list is key, especially in a tight job market.
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Posted by Jerome Amon
Current Conversations Hello Denise, Thanks for your IPv6, i've read all three posts, very educative. I often use wireshark for learn more about proto, analyse frame and packets ... Could you tell me in which real world case did you use wireshark...
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Posted by Brian.Dean
Current Conversations A specialized CPU (ASIC) might be a good solution if the type of processing that is needed to be carried out does not fit well on a general purpose CPU (x86 architecture). However, a specialized CPU can be expensive because...
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Posted by Brian.Dean
Current Conversations Marcia, thank you for the link, it is definitely a link worth bookmarking. I agree that SDN is an evergreen topic that fits a broad range of technologies. I also feel that SDN is a high impact topic, for example, some of...
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations I agree Brian, the archive videos are a great resource. Videos from Interop Las Vegas last spring include keynotes on SDN & BYOD -- very evergreen topics.
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations Sure thing Jerome, and yes, we're hoping to put together more blog lists. There are so many good blogs out there, and your idea of specific topics is great. Thanks!
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Posted by Jerome Amon
Current Conversations @ Marcia, this is a very important topic that can be extended and help again. Thanks again for this topic! Could you try to give us some  blogs (maybe 10 like this or less) which deal with specific topics such as...
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