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NFV Can Avoid Buying Network Bulk
Priya Natarajan, Senior Director of Market Development, CienaCommentary
Network functions virtualization allows service providers to deliver specialized capabilities that enterprise customers only pay for when needed.
By Priya Natarajan Senior Director of Market Development, Ciena,
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Learning Lessons Through Security Struggles
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
Why do we hear of new security breaches so frequently? Make sure your organization follows these best-practices and considers these important questions to protect itself.
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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SDN Limitations
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Software-defined networking is touted as a panacea for data centers, but the combination of faster networking speeds and virtualization restricts what it can do.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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White-Box Switches: Beware Of Hidden Costs
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
White-box switches often include popular applications like monitoring, but buyers need to shop carefully. Additional features may cost extra.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Reclaiming The Network Perimeter
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
The traditional network perimeter has vanished, but new architectures allow you to control security at the virtual machine or via cloud infrastructures.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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NFV: Changing The Pace Of Carrier Services
Shin Umeda, Vice President, Dell’Oro GroupCommentary
Network functions virtualization will drastically change how -- and how fast -- carriers provision services to enterprise customers.
By Shin Umeda Vice President, Dell’Oro Group,
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SDN Certification: The Next Job Requirement
Dan Pitt, Commentary
IT professionals must become SDN experts to be successful in a drastically changing environment. Luckily, certification options are emerging.
By Dan Pitt ,
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Named Data Networking Would Eliminate IP Addresses
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Cisco, Huawei, and other industry leaders have teamed up with universities to develop a completely new Internet architecture with no dependency on IP.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 4: Plan For Hybrid Cloud
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman explains why your software-defined network design should include support for hybrid cloud, whether you need it now or not.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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Cavium's XPliant Paves Way For Multi-Purpose Ethernet Switches
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
New chip architecture provides the flexibility that's essential for emerging OpenFlow and overlay networks.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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Spotlight On Software-Defined WAN
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Interop New York showcased SDN WAN technology, which is garnering interest as a way to reduce the complexity and cost of traditional WANs.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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SDN: The Silver Bullet For Financial Services
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
High-frequency trading firms needed faster technology, so Lucera built the infrastructure to provide it using software-defined networking.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Is The CCIE Relevant In The SDN Era?
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Networking experts debate the value of the Cisco certification as organizations move toward software-defined networking and automation.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Interop Kicks Off In Style
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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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