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Network Device Management, Part 4: Topology Control
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectEducation
Maintaining control and enforcement around network devices pays off in network stability. Here are some ways to get it done.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
With the growing software-defined networking trend, networking pros are under pressure to learn some coding. Here are a dozen programming languages worth checking out.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Randy Bias Helps You Harness The Cloud
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Join us on Thursday, July 10, to discuss cloud infrastructure with Randy Bias, one of cloud computing and OpenStack's most vocal advocates.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Understanding IPv6: The Journey Begins
Denise Fishburne, Cisco ChampionCommentary
Why is IPv6 so difficult to understand? Denise Fishburne explains how she began unraveling this complex topic.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion,
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Network Device Management, Part 3: Time Syncing & Stamping
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
An area that's often overlooked in managing network devices is time management. Follow these tips for effective network device time synchronization and timestamps.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
If you're looking for a good book to take on your summer vacation, we've got 12 recommendations, including technical guides to brush up on your skills and just-for-fun reads.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Why Ethernet Switch Sales Will Continue To Fall
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & BloggerCommentary
Sales of Ethernet switches will continue to slump as customers wait for SDN and as virtualization and public cloud adoption reduces Ethernet port requirements.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger,
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Network Design Decisions Go Both Ways
Orhan Ergun, Network ArchitectCommentary
Network design should reflect business goals. But it's also important to anticipate how your technology decisions will affect the business moving forward.
By Orhan Ergun Network Architect,
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Puppet Labs Teams With Networking & Storage Vendors
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The IT automation software company and DevOps leader launches a certification program to integrate Puppet Enterprise with networking and storage equipment.
By Marcia Savage ,
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Network Device Management, Part 2: Implementing AAA
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectEducation
Securing remote access to network devices is essential. Here are some tips for authentication, authorization, and accounting.
By Ethan Banks ,
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NETCONF: Introduction To An Emerging Networking Standard
Natalie Timms, Education
By providing a programmatic interface, NETCONF eliminates the need to use proprietary CLIs for network device configuration and can facilitate SDN.
By Natalie Timms ,
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Facebook Unveils Open TOR Switch
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Social networking giant builds its own switch that's designed to operate more like a server for better flexibility.
By Marcia Savage ,
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Cisco To Buy Orchestration Software Startup Tail-f
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The networking giant bulks up its cloud portfolio with the $175 million acquisition of Swedish maker of multi-vendor network management software.
By Marcia Savage ,
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11 Best IT Certifications For Cutting-Edge Skills
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Networking and infrastructure professionals looking to improve their job skills should consider these groundbreaking training programs.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Pervasive Computing & Breaking The Security Barrier
Michele Chubirka, Security Professional; Host, Commentary
The Internet of Things, BYOD, and DevOps aim to make computing seamless, but information security remains a cumbersome chokepoint.
By Michele Chubirka Security Professional; Host, "Healthy Paranoia" Podcast,
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Network Segmentation Key To Good Network Hygiene
Reuven Harrison, CTO & Co-Founder, TufinCommentary
Recent security breaches underscore the importance of maintaining proper network segmentation.
By Reuven Harrison ,
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Network Device Management, Part 1: SNMP & Logging
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectEducation
Learn best-practices for monitoring your network devices with SNMP and for tracking events the devices generate.
By Ethan Banks ,
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Switched Networks Vs. Dedicated Links
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Direct links run much faster than traditional switched networks. Using software-defined networking with dedicated links can help in the quest for storage bandwidth.
By Jim O'Reilly ,
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Chris Hoff Talks SDN, Security & More
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Join us on Friday, June 13, to discuss network security with Chris Hoff, one of IT's most insightful security leaders.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Unified Communications Plans: 6 Ways To Derail Disaster
Justin Bagatti, Systems Consultant, TEAMSOS
Before you choose a UC product or platform, careful evaluation of existing attitudes, equipment, and systems could save your project -- and your sanity.
By Justin Bagatti Systems Consultant, TEAMSOS,
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