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Black Friday Internet Tracker
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Is your favorite online retailer slow this shopping season? It might be because of the underlying network. Find out how the Internet is impacting your online shopping experience.
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Network Security Must Focus On Incident Response
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill LawNews
Enterprise security strategies need to plan for the inevitable data breach, security experts say.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law,
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SDN Rationales
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Understanding the different motivations for adopting software-defined networking provides a clearer view into the technology.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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WAN Orchestration Essential To Hybrid Cloud
Cahit Akin, CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom NetworksCommentary
The careful construction of a hybrid cloud can collapse due to neglected WAN resources. WAN orchestration can help.
By Cahit Akin CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom Networks,
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Gaming Will Level Up The Network
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The latest release in the popular Call of Duty series shows how video games are branching out and demanding network improvements.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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11 Top Science & Technology Research Labs
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
Research labs often work on some of the world's biggest problems, but also impact enterprise IT infrastructure. Check out these top research facilities and networks for technology innovation.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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100 Gbps Headed For The Data Center
Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, MellanoxCommentary
Growing demand for increased bandwidth in the data center will speed adoption of fast 100 gigabit-per-second interconnects.
By Gilad Shainer Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox,
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Understanding IPv6: Solicited-Node Multicast In Action
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
In the last installment of her IPv6 series, Denise Fishburne explains how to find the MAC address associated with a Layer 3 IPv6 address.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Converged Ethernet Vs. More Links
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Converged Enhanced Ethernet improves Ethernet performance but is expensive. With the cost of 10 GbE equipment dropping and 25 GbE on the horizon, it may be cheaper to add more links.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Proactive Network Management: The Basics
Azmi Jafarey, Chief Information Officer, IpswitchCommentary
Bandwidth spikes, sluggish websites, and slow backups are just some of the unexpected problems that IT pros fear. Don't wait for disaster to strike.
By Azmi Jafarey Chief Information Officer, Ipswitch,
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Make Or Break Your Cloud Migration
Arthur Chang, CEO, PanTerra NetworksCommentary
Using a cloud service successfully depends on more than the service itself. Be sure these crucial components within your own IT environment and other third-party providers are up to par.
By Arthur Chang CEO, PanTerra Networks,
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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.
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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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