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HP Spearheads Open Source Network OS Initiative
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Linux-based OpenSwitch NOS is designed to provide data center networks with more flexibility.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Building A WAN Using Cisco DMVPN
Daniel Dib,  Senior Network Architect, Conscia NetsafeEducation
Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology enables organizations to connect their offices via VPNs built over the Internet. Here's how it works.
By Daniel Dib Senior Network Architect, Conscia Netsafe,
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Juniper Debuts Unite Architecture For Campus Networks
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
New network architecture includes campus fabric for EX9200 switches and security products.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Throughput 101: Don't Guess At File Sizes
Tony Fortunato, Owner, The Technology FirmEducation
In this video, network troubleshooting guru Tony Fortunato demonstrates how to perform a file transfer test to determine file size.
By Tony Fortunato Owner, The Technology Firm,
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Why You Should Adopt A Cloud-First Networking Strategy
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
The rise of hybrid cloud in the enterprise means that network engineers need to focus on enabling and supporting cloud in all its forms.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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ARIN IPv4 Address Supply Runs Out
Network Computing Editors, News
Pressure to deploy IPv6 heats up with the depletion of ARIN's IPv4 free pool.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Dell Adds New Campus & Data Center Networking Products
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Dell aims to simplify campus networking with new architecture and builds on its open networking strategy with new data center switch.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Cisco VIRL: More Than A Certification Study Lab
Anthony Mattke, Senior Network EngineerCommentary
Cisco's Virtual Internet Routing Lab provides students and experienced networking pros with a tool to build network topologies. Here's what to expect in terms of capabilities and limitations.
By Anthony Mattke Senior Network Engineer,
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Super Smartphone Apps For Network Administrators
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
These mobile apps can improve productivity and save precious time for IT pros managing and troubleshooting networks.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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What's Ahead For WiFi: 6 Key Challenges
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead
As the 802.11 WiFi standard marks its 25th anniversary, enterprise WLAN managers face some potential issues with the rise of IoT, feature complexity, and spectrum uncertainty.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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3 Key WAN Architecture Considerations
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
New WAN architectures offer network teams options for dynamic load balancing and policy-based networking, but can complicate troubleshooting.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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22 Free Security Tools To Safeguard Your Enterprise
Network Computing Editors,
Security is serious business, but it doesn't have to bankrupt your budget. The free tools highlighted here can help diagnose and monitor threats, prevent intrusions, secure passwords, ensure compliance, and much more.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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Troubleshooting MTU & ICMP Issues
Tony Fortunato, Owner, The Technology FirmEducation
In this video, network analysis expert Tony Fortunato demonstrates how to use ICMP to look into slow performance related to packet size.
By Tony Fortunato Owner, The Technology Firm,
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Why Hyperconvergence Needs Networking
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
Hyperconverged systems are attractive alternatives for the data center, but the hot trend may fizzle out if vendors don't incorporate networking into the mix.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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How The IETF Is Fixing Its Open Standards Process
Russ White, Principal Engineer, IPOS, EricssonCommentary
The Internet Engineering Task Force is making changes to speed its work, which will help the networking industry. However, there are tradeoffs.
By Russ White Principal Engineer, IPOS, Ericsson,
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Backdoored Business Routers An Emerging Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Discovery of malicious implants in 14 Cisco routers, "tip of iceberg" FireEye researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Brocade Unveils Updated SDN Controller
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Brocade's new controller based on the open source OpenDaylight Project features improved reliability and interoperability.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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The Dangers Of SDN Failure
Nathan Pearce, F5, CommentaryVideo
The concepts of software-defined networking and hybrid cloud challenge the traditional boundaries of the enterprise network. Nathan Pearce, Principal Technologist at F5 Networks, examines the ownership issues surrounding SDN and cloud, and who must be responsible for an inevitable outage.
By Nathan Pearce, F5 ,
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Security Visibility In The Virtualized Data Center
Michele Chubirka, Security ArchitectCommentary
Advanced virtualization technologies like SDN and the SDDC can block traditional security monitoring tools. Security architectures must adapt.
By Michele Chubirka Security Architect,
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5 Ways Life Would Stink Without IT Professionals
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Director of Technical Product Marketing, SolarWinds
What would happen if we suddenly had to live without the help of IT pros? The results could be scary.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Director of Technical Product Marketing, SolarWinds,
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