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Edge Devices Are The Brains Of The Network
Orhan Ergun, Network ArchitectCommentary
In any type of network, the edge is where all the action takes place. Think of the edge as the brains of the network, while the core is just the dumb muscle.
By Orhan Ergun Network Architect,
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The Upside Of The Software-Defined Datacenter
Ivan Pepelnjak, Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data CommunicationsCommentaryVideo
Ivan Pepelnjak explains one of the benefits of a well crafted datacenter network.
By Ivan Pepelnjak Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data Communications,
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The Wireless Perfect Storm
Lee Badman, CommentaryVideo
The way data is consumed and delivered continues to change rapidly, causing technology shifts on every front that have dramatic effects on wireless networks. Lee Badman, network engineer and wireless technical lead for Syracuse University, explains where WiFi is headed in light of the combined complexity of factors like software-defined networks, 802.11ac, and LTE.
By Lee Badman ,
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The Ideal Physical Network
Martin Casado, CommentaryVideo
Martin Casado describes how he envisions the most functional physical network, using the model of a chassis switch and backplane.
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IT Certification Exam Success In 4 Steps
Amy Arnold, CCNP/DP/VoiceCommentary
There are no shortcuts to obtaining passing scores, but focusing on key fundamentals of proper study and preparation will help you master the art of certification.
By Amy Arnold CCNP/DP/Voice,
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Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Tony Kontzer,
Working in IT infrastructure means a whole lot more than hardware these days. Boost your career with these hot certifications on virtualization, cloud, security, and more.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Welcome To The New Network Computing
Network Computing, CommentaryVideo
Find out why Network Computing is the place where IT infrastructure professionals gather to interact, share, and connect with their peers.
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Building an Information Security Policy Part 4: Addresses and Identifiers
Natalie Timms, Commentary
Proper traffic identification through techniques such as IP addressing and VLANs are the foundation of a secure network.
By Natalie Timms ,
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Heartbleed Flaw Exploited In VPN Attack
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Security researchers report attack on an enterprise that used the OpenSSL vulnerability to steal VPN session tokens and evade two-factor authentication.
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SDN Strategies Part 4: Big Switch, Avaya, IBM,VMware
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
This series on SDN products concludes with a look at Big Switch's updated SDN strategy, VMware NSX, IBM's hybrid approach, and Avaya's focus on virtual network services.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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SDN Strategies Part 3: Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
In the third part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I discuss Juniper's network overlay approach and three other vendor strategies for tackling software-defined networking.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Heartbleed's Network Effect
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The crypto bug likely will have a long-lasting impact on internal servers, clients, and VPN networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading,
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Converged Infrastructure: 3 Considerations
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
If you're looking at a converged platform as a way to increase data center efficiency, here are three factors to keep in mind.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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SDN Strategies Part 2: Cisco, Arista, HP
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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SDN Strategies Part 1: Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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NHR End Of Life Alert, April 2014
Commentary, Commentary
Don't let network hardware maintenance issues take you by surprise. Find out which Cisco routing and switching products are retiring this month.
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Networking, Security, And Grand Unified Theory
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
With a system that can address both networking and security in NSX, Martin Casado of VMware is borrowing an idea from the world of physics.
By Tom Hollingsworth ,
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Designing The Next-Generation WLAN
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
With so many different devices and highly mobile workforces, WLAN architects face a lot of challenges. Experts offered guidance on WLAN design, BYOD, and 802.11ac at Interop Las Vegas.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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SDN And Wi-Fi: Will They Ever Be Friends?
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
Can the WLAN industry and its highly proprietary systems play nice with a technology that's poised to be a poster child for interoperability?
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The true benefits from network virtualization will come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about the finer points of vendors' SDN products, according to VMware's Martin Casado.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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