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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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Real-World SDN, Lesson 2: Conquer The Enemy Within
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft's Symon Perriman offers advice about SDN implementation based on his own company's experience with SDN components and protocols.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft,
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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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