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AWS Cloud Services Overview: What's New in 2018
News  |  9/20/2018
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Amazon offers a multitude of options in its AWS cloud services lineup, and much has changed since they were first introduced. This overview from AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide explains the most popular core services and what's new in the l...

Better Together: Net Managers are Partnering with the Security Team
News  |  9/19/2018
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Network managers need to be open to an expanded partnership with the security group. A new EMA report finds such collaboration is already underway in many organizations. ...

Hyped to Death: AI Must Avoid Becoming a Cliché
News  |  9/18/2018
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AI use by telcos and providers potentially can improve customer service, speed onboarding, and reduce outages by pro-actively identifying problems. Is this hype or can AI deliver benefits to the enterprise? ...

Neat Cisco Nexus Features You Might Have Missed
News  |  9/17/2018
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A brief review of some new Cisco Nexus features you may have missed hearing about. ...

AWS vs. Azure: Users Share Their Experiences
News  |  9/14/2018
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Enterprise IT professionals offer their insights into two of the leading cloud platforms, AWS and Azure. ...

P4: Programming the Network's Forwarding Plane
News  |  9/14/2018
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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. ...

5 Things You Should Know About Dark Fiber
News  |  9/13/2018
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This alternative to commercial Internet service can reduce costs, improve latency, and give organizations the redundancy they need for disaster recovery and business continuity. ...

Is QoS Becoming Irrelevant?
News  |  9/12/2018
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Changes in applications and their locations are conspiring to make it increasingly difficult to implement QoS. ...

Why Networks Are Evolving Toward Leaf-Spine Architectures
News  |  9/11/2018
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A brief overview of the benefits of leaf-spine designs, where they're commonly deployed today, and why you might choose to pursue one. ...

Life on the Network Edge
News  |  9/10/2018
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Evolving network architectures and the demands of new application areas like IoT are bringing the network’s edge into greater focus. ...

When Testing, Get Active
News  |  9/07/2018
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When troubleshooting application performance issues, ping alone may not detect the problem. That’s where active testing can help. ...

Using DevOps to Simplify Disaster Recovery
News  |  9/06/2018
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Disaster recovery plans are quickly outdated in today’s changing environments. One way to keep DR plans updated and tested is to incorporate DevOps practices. ...

Hybrid Networking: The Best of Both Worlds
News  |  9/05/2018
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With a strong network underpinning a cloud platform, a hybrid model can address reliability, security, and compliance concerns, while simplifying IT infrastructure management.   ...

Planning Your First IoT Network
News  |  9/04/2018
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Organizations that get an IoT project started on the right foot can avoid major headaches down the road. Here's some advice to help you move forward with ease. ...

How an Economist Became a Business Architect
News  |  8/31/2018
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A twenty-year networking and IT veteran discusses where the industry is headed and offers advice on how to get started in a technology career. ...

Introduction to Infrastructure as Code
News  |  8/30/2018
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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. ...

The 5 Biggest Mistakes in SD-WAN Security
News  |  8/29/2018
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Simply committing to SD-WAN security isn't enough. It's also necessary to create defenses the right way and avoid some common mistakes. ...

Get Developers on Board with Application Security
News  |  8/28/2018
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Application security requires collaboration between developers and security ops. Organizations need to align expectations of the two groups and shift security to the left, into the development pipeline.  ...

Amazon and Arista Eye the Campus Network
News  |  8/27/2018
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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? ...

How IT Pros Can Bridge the IT-Business Gap
Commentary  |  8/24/2018
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By embracing a different mindset and changing their language, IT teams can better communicate with the business and finally overcome a long-standing division. ...

3 Strategies to Fight Network Siloes
Commentary  |  8/23/2018
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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. ...

Network Architect Jobs Evolve
News  |  8/22/2018
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Technology upheaval is challenging current network architects while opening new job opportunities for newcomers.  ...

Network Design Considerations for Hybrid Clouds
News  |  8/21/2018
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When creating your hybrid cloud network, you'll need to understand your current needs and the long-term plans for your environment. ...

Going Cloud First: Risks to Consider
Commentary  |  8/17/2018
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Companies are always concerned about cloud security, but may overlook other factors in cloud adoption, such as the impact on performance. ...

Improving DevOps Security Practices
News  |  8/16/2018
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Security is often an afterthought, but DevOps engineers should make it a priority by taking these factors into consideration. ...