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Get Off My Lawn, Hipster Admins!
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
As an IT manager, there's a delicate balance between fostering realistic technology innovation and acting like an out-of-touch grouch.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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Network Forensics Separate Signal From Noise
Jay Botelho, Director of Product Management, WildPacketsCommentary
Identifying data breaches in progress and distinguishing false positives from real security attacks requires effective network forensics software.
By Jay Botelho Director of Product Management, WildPackets,
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SDN Controller Handbook
Network Computing Editors, Education
This guide to SDN controllers describes the options available via open source software, traditional networking vendors and SDN startups, and how they differ.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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GNS3 Network Simulator Raises Its Game
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
GNS3 began as a Cisco emulation tool, but has grown into a multi-vendor network simulator with a collaborative community.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Network Engineers: Don't Fear The Code
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
The DevOps focus on automation and coding is pushing its way into networks, making network engineers uneasy about learning new skills. But a closer look at the trend shows it's more about the scripting they already do.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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NFV Home Lab: Licensing, Storage & Networking
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
In the second part of this two-part blog, Ethan Banks describes the storage and networking considerations that come into play when building a lab for testing network functions virtualization.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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BGP Security: No Quick Fix
Cengiz Alaettinoglu, Chief Technology Officer, Packet DesignCommentary
The routing protocol is plagued by multiple security vulnerabilities, which attackers are exploiting. However, securing BGP is no small feat.
By Cengiz Alaettinoglu Chief Technology Officer, Packet Design,
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NFV: 4 Home Lab Options
Ethan Banks, Senior Network ArchitectCommentary
Network functions virtualization is well suited to the home lab. Ethan Banks describes how he built his NFV lab and the pros and cons of different configurations.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect,
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SDN & NFV: Dynamic Duo Of Next-Gen Networks?
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & AssociatesCommentary
The relationship between SDN and NFV may be indirect today, but over time the technologies could become inseparable. Find out why.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates,
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Cisco Launches Free Tail-f Software
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
With free version of Tail-f's software supporting the NETCONF protocol, Cisco says it's committed to promoting open standards for network programmability.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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802.11ac Wave 2 & The Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Push
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cisco releases Catalyst multi-gigabit Ethernet technology amid dueling vendor standards efforts to support Wave 2 access points without new cabling.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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The Rise Of The Cloud WAN
Scott Raynovich, Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno ReportCommentary
The trend of pushing WAN functionality into the cloud -- software-defined WAN -- is gaining steam as enterprises look to reduce WAN complexity and lower costs.
By Scott Raynovich Chief Analyst and Publisher, The Rayno Report,
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Facebook Unveils Open Modular Switch
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Dubbed "6-pack," Facebook's new switch platform is designed to allow the social networking giant to build any size switch using common building blocks.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Copper Vs. Fiber: What's Best In The Next-Gen Data Center?
Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, MellanoxCommentary
Copper cables can provide better performance, reliability and efficiency than fiber cables for organizations under pressure to improve their data center deployments.
By Gilad Shainer Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox,
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Brocade Buys Riverbed's SteelApp ADC Business
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Brocade will add the application delivery controller line to its NFV portfolio as Riverbed continues to scale down its business.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Upgrading To 802.11ac WiFi: 4 Coping Strategies
Dirk Gates, Executive Chairman & Founder, XirrusCommentary
The latest version of WiFi, 802.11ac, is still making its way into the enterprise, in the lull before Wave 2 products arrive. Follow these tips to make the upgrade process less painful.
By Dirk Gates Executive Chairman & Founder, Xirrus,
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VCE Unveils NSX Integration
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Joint converged infrastructure venture, which had solely supported Cisco ACI, now offers factory-integrated NSX network virtualization.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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IPv6 Network Testing: Avoid The Top 5 Troubles
UNH IOL, UNH-IOLEducation
Test networks can be tricky, and IPv6 adds another dimension of complexity. Learn the most common issues associated with IPv6 testing and how to fix them.
By UNH IOL UNH-IOL,
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4 NFV Myths Debunked
Mitch Auster, Senior Director, Technology Office, CienaCommentary
Network functions virtualization has spawned a number of misconceptions about what it is and how it works. Here's a reality check.
By Mitch Auster Senior Director, Technology Office, Ciena,
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WiFi Coaches Keep Super Bowl WLAN In Winning Form
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadNews
Roam wireless stadium support staff will be lending a hand to Super Bowl fans that can't live without their connection.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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