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The Problem With SDN
Commentary  |  1/13/2016  | 
Software-defined networking is associated with both management and orchestration, but doesn't really address management.
8 Reasons IT Certifications Still Matter In 2016
Slideshows  |  1/12/2016  | 
Despite the issues associated with IT certifications, they can give you a leg up on the competition and advance your IT career.
The Cloud Cures M&A IT Integration Headaches
Commentary  |  1/12/2016  | 
Integrating IT systems and transferring data are tough tasks after a merger or acquisition, but companies can use the public cloud to streamline the process.
Channel Bonding In WiFi And Radio Frequency Physics
Commentary  |  1/11/2016  | 
Using larger channels improves WLAN capacity, but the laws of RF physics can pose challenges when putting channel bonding into practice.
Cisco Leads, But HP Nipping At Its Heels
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
Cisco maintains its lead in several enterprise infrastructure markets, but Hewlett Packard Enterprise is challenging its dominance, according to new research.
Security Starts With The Network
Commentary  |  1/8/2016  | 
With cyberattacks and data breaches on the rise, enterprises need to build their defenses on the foundation of a secure network.
NAT Configuration Primer
Slideshows  |  1/7/2016  | 
Organizations often rely on Network Address Translation to reduce public IP address requirements. Here's a quick guide to NAT basics.
Using The Network To Diagnose Application Problems
Commentary  |  1/7/2016  | 
IT pros can help developers by analyzing network traffic to track down application issues.
The Top 4 SD-WAN Myths
Commentary  |  1/6/2016  | 
Software-defined WAN is hot, but there are misconceptions about the technology. We cut through the hype.
IT Spending In 2016: Slower Growth Expected
News  |  1/6/2016  | 
Forecast for IT budgets this year indicates less growth and priorities on security, business applications, and network infrastructure.
3D NAND: The Hard Disk Drive Killer
Commentary  |  1/5/2016  | 
Flash storage technology has evolved into a mainstream choice for enterprises and is poised to leave HDDs in the dust.
Hottest Tech Jobs Of 2016
Slideshows  |  1/5/2016  | 
If finding a new job in 2016 is among your New Year's resolutions, look no further than these tech positions in the most demand.
Your Secret Weapon In 2016: Data Center Design
Slideshows  |  1/4/2016  | 
Data center infrastructure has become a competitive business advantage. The 5 tips listed here will help you design a data center with your company's specific business needs in mind.
The Sinking Fibre Channel SAN
Commentary  |  1/4/2016  | 
The rise of Ethernet and the decline of RAID arrays are killing off the Fibre Channel SAN market.
Public WiFi: 5 Tips For Happy Customers
Commentary  |  12/31/2015  | 
WiFi is here to stay, and you can achieve new levels of customer satisfaction benefits by implementing a powerful, stable, public environment.
Micro-segmentation: Split And Smear Security
Commentary  |  12/30/2015  | 
Centralized, hardware-based security doesn't scale in modern data center networks. Distributed firewalling in software overcomes the limitations.
Connecting The Internet Of Overlooked Things
Commentary  |  12/29/2015  | 
Narrowband Internet of Things technology promises to unite the boring side of IoT, which may end up having the greatest effects on society.
WLAN Tester Market Expands
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
Fluke Networks has dominated the handheld WiFi test space with AirCheck, but two new testing tools aim to compete for market share.
New Year's Resolutions for SDN Success
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015  | 
Software-defined networking is still in the early stages. If you're considering deployment, follow these five recommendations to ensure your company is one of the success stories.
Wireshark 2.0 Welcome Screen: An Introduction
Education  |  12/24/2015  | 
In this video, Tony Fortunato demonstrates the new welcome screen in the updated version of the network analysis tool.
The New Network Management Tactic: Bandwidth On Demand
Commentary  |  12/24/2015  | 
BoD promises a streamlined method to help enterprises manage rapidly changing network demands.
IT Support: Bridging The Generation Gap
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015  | 
Millennials will place new demands on IT support teams, according to a study by CompTIA.
2016 Cloud Forecast: Aligning With Enterprise Needs
Commentary  |  12/23/2015  | 
The new year will bring new hybrid and private cloud services that aim to meet enterprise demand for increased efficiency while maintaining compliance.
Wireless Tips To Spare The Air
Commentary  |  12/23/2015  | 
Are you a good WiFi citizen? Businesses and users are clogging the airwaves, but you can help ease the congestion.
Storage Evolution Produces Countless Options
Commentary  |  12/22/2015  | 
The storage industry has moved away from standard choices to an array of technologies that address specific problems.
5 Things Your Network Needs In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/22/2015  | 
These trends and technologies will have a big impact on enterprise networks in the near future, so ignore them at your peril.
NetApp Snaps Up Flash Startup SolidFire
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
Veteran storage supplier acquires hot storage startup to boost its all-flash portfolio.
IT Pros Brace For Holiday Nightmares
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
While other employees are taking time off or partying it up during the holiday season, IT teams are busy fixing problems, according to an Ipswitch poll.
Hello Automation; Goodbye IT Jobs
Commentary  |  12/21/2015  | 
With automated tasks and new cloud services, we are coding ourselves right out of our jobs.
Juniper Discovers Unauthorized Code In Its Firewall OS
News  |  12/18/2015  | 
Code was designed to decrypt VPN communication and enable remote administrative control of devices.
Smart Cities Need Reliable IoT Connections
Commentary  |  12/18/2015  | 
Software-defined WAN can help smart cities of the future ensure IoT services function smoothly.
Security Measures For Today's Networks
Commentary  |  12/18/2015  | 
In an increasingly sophisticated threat environment, organizations need to ramp up their network security beyond firewalls and virus scanners.
The Data Center In 2016: Automation Takes Hold
Commentary  |  12/17/2015  | 
Next year will see increased demand for data center automation and orchestration frameworks and tools, including NFV and OpenStack.
Build The Infrastructure For Big Data's 3 Stages
Slideshows  |  12/17/2015  | 
Learn the essentials to construct a shared-service pipeline that leverages a common set of infrastructure resources while still offering flexibility.
5 Fundamental Requirements For High-Performing Networks
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015  | 
A new set of network essentials is necessary to meet the challenges of today's network administration and management.
What Could LiFi Mean For Enterprise WiFi?
Commentary  |  12/16/2015  | 
There's a lot of hype these days about LiFi. While the light-based technology is promising, it won't replace WiFi in the enterprise anytime soon.
The Big Enterprise Storage Lie
Commentary  |  12/16/2015  | 
The storage industry has lived off the deception that a dual-controller design is the best architecture, but it won't be able to fool storage buyers much longer.
8 Ways Star Wars Can Make You An IT Jedi
Slideshows  |  12/15/2015  | 
Follow in the footsteps of the Jedi Knights, and a technology master you shall become.
What's Wrong With Object Storage?
Commentary  |  12/15/2015  | 
Object storage offers tremendous scalability and flexibility, but performance and other issues have stymied its adoption.
The Case For SDN Table Type Patterns
Commentary  |  12/15/2015  | 
OpenFlow-based SDN controllers and switches need to communicate with each other. Terry Slattery explains how TTPs help.
MPLS Guide: What Enterprise Architects Need To Know
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015  | 
MPLS is the foundation for many enterprise WAN architectures. This guide covers how MPLS works, its benefits and how it compares to other WAN technologies.
What’s Ahead For SDN In 2016
Commentary  |  12/14/2015  | 
Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation, shares the ONF's predictions for how software-defined networking will evolve next year.
Networking Challenges For 2016 And Beyond
Commentary  |  12/11/2015  | 
Network administrators are bracing for the proliferation of IoT devices, escalating security threats, and tight budgets ahead.
Managing Performance In SDN And NFV Environments
Commentary  |  12/11/2015  | 
Gauging service quality in an SDN/NFV network requires looking at every layer that makes up your application.
Network Automation, Programming, And Scale
Commentary  |  12/10/2015  | 
How do you write custom network automation programs that will endure? Here are some ideas.
2015: A Storage Retrospective
Commentary  |  12/10/2015  | 
From the proposed Dell-EMC merger to Western Digital's acquisition of SanDisk, the storage industry was anything but staid this year.
6 Reasons Your Network Isn’t Ready For SDN
Slideshows  |  12/9/2015  | 
Companies implementing software-defined networking in the data center risk failing if they don't address infrastructure and organizational issues first.
8 Signs You Need A Better Data Center Interconnect
Commentary  |  12/9/2015  | 
As cloud applications, devices, and traffic grow, the networks between and within your data centers may be showing their age.
Why Network Engineers Need To Learn Linux
Commentary  |  12/8/2015  | 
With most network operating systems based on Linux and the number of Linux-based projects like OpenStack growing, Linux skills are a requirement for networking pros.
Decoding SMTP Authentication Using Wireshark
Education  |  12/8/2015  | 
In this video, Tony Fortunato shows how Wireshark can decrypt the Base54 encoding on an SMTP trace file.
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