NETWORKING

EXPERT ANALYSIS


Neat Cisco Nexus Features You Might Have Missed

Peter Welcher News
  • A brief review of some new Cisco Nexus features you may have missed hearing about.
    By Peter Welcher , 9/17/2018

P4: Programming the Network's Forwarding Plane

Komal Shah, Senior Engineer at VOLANSYS News
  • P4 was designed for data plane programming of network switches but its scope now covers programmable network elements such as hardware or software switches, network interface cards, and routers.
    By Komal Shah, Senior Engineer at VOLANSYS , 9/14/2018

5 Things You Should Know About Dark Fiber

CYNTHIA HARVEY News
  • This alternative to commercial Internet service can reduce costs, improve latency, and give organizations the redundancy they need for disaster recovery and business continuity.
    By CYNTHIA HARVEY , 9/13/2018

Why Networks Are Evolving Toward Leaf-Spine Architectures

Andrew Froehlich News
  • A brief overview of the benefits of leaf-spine designs, where they're commonly deployed today, and why you might choose to pursue one.
    By Andrew Froehlich , 9/11/2018

Life on the Network Edge

Sumeet Singh, Vice President of Engineering, Juniper Networks News
  • Evolving network architectures and the demands of new application areas like IoT are bringing the network’s edge into greater focus.
    By Sumeet Singh, Vice President of Engineering, Juniper Networks , 9/10/2018

When Testing, Get Active

Tony Fortunato News
  • When troubleshooting application performance issues, ping alone may not detect the problem. That’s where active testing can help.
    By Tony Fortunato , 9/07/2018

Hybrid Networking: The Best of Both Worlds

Pathmal Gunawardana, VP of Americas, Tata Communications News
  • With a strong network underpinning a cloud platform, a hybrid model can address reliability, security, and compliance concerns, while simplifying IT infrastructure management.  
    By Pathmal Gunawardana, VP of Americas, Tata Communications , 9/05/2018

Introduction to Infrastructure as Code

Brett Johnson News
  • Small misconfigured settings plague many IT environments, impacting security and stability. Infrastructure as code lets you apply a consistent configuration to a broad range of endpoints.
    By Brett Johnson , 8/30/2018

The 5 Biggest Mistakes in SD-WAN Security

John Edwards News
  • Simply committing to SD-WAN security isn't enough. It's also necessary to create defenses the right way and avoid some common mistakes.
    By John Edwards , 8/29/2018

Amazon and Arista Eye the Campus Network

Tom Hollingsworth News
  • Arista has already announced their vision for the enterprise campus network. Amazon is rumored to be looking there as well. What does mean for the dominance of the traditional market players?
    By Tom Hollingsworth , 8/27/2018

How IT Pros Can Bridge the IT-Business Gap

Leon Adato Commentary
  • By embracing a different mindset and changing their language, IT teams can better communicate with the business and finally overcome a long-standing division.
    By Leon Adato , 8/24/2018

3 Strategies to Fight Network Siloes

John Maddison, SVP of Products and Solutions, Fortinet Commentary
  • The problems created by old hub-and-spoke network architectures are happening again with the advent of the cloud. Following these strategies can avoid building a new set of siloes.
    By John Maddison, SVP of Products and Solutions, Fortinet , 8/23/2018

Network Architect Jobs Evolve

John Edwards News
  • Technology upheaval is challenging current network architects while opening new job opportunities for newcomers. 
    By John Edwards , 8/22/2018

Network Design Considerations for Hybrid Clouds

Andrew Froehlich News
  • When creating your hybrid cloud network, you'll need to understand your current needs and the long-term plans for your environment.
    By Andrew Froehlich , 8/21/2018

Skills Network Managers Need in the Age of AI

Mike Leibovitz Slideshow
  • Organizations are beginning to invest in the infrastructure to support artificial intelligence, requiring network managers to bone up on skills including data science and security.
    By Mike Leibovitz , 8/20/2018

Improving DevOps Security Practices

Brett Johnson News
  • Security is often an afterthought, but DevOps engineers should make it a priority by taking these factors into consideration.
    By Brett Johnson , 8/16/2018

NVMe over Fabrics: Fibre Channel vs. RDMA

Sagar Nangare Commentary
  • For enterprises deploying NVMe over Fabric, choosing between Fibre Channel and RDMA can be difficult, because both have advantages and disadvantages.
    By Sagar Nangare , 8/15/2018

Troubleshooting Application Configuration for Security

Tony Fortunato Commentary
  • In this video, Tony Fortunato uses Wireshark to show you how to get an application to run through a firewall.
    By Tony Fortunato , 8/14/2018

8 Networking Startups Shaking Up the Industry

Andrew Froehlich Slideshow
  • The hottest networking startups are leveraging trends like artificial intelligence and interoperability as well as building on tried and true technologies of the past.
    By Andrew Froehlich , 8/13/2018

Redefining Active-Active Network Connections

Peter Welcher Commentary
  • Network device and data center connections often described as "active-active" might be better termed "psuedo active-active."
    By Peter Welcher , 8/13/2018