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Microsoft expands cloud management licensing to include on-premises tools too

Microsoft Monday announced that customers can purchase a joint licensing agreement for its Operations Management Suite cloud management product and it’s popular on-premises infrastructure manager, System Center.

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Juniper addresses both sides of the branch networking problem

Juniper’s Cloud-Enabled Branch improves branch office network management, solving problems inside the branch network and issues connecting the branch.

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The case for WAN acceleration as NFV

WAN optimization might not be ideal as a service, but it is suited for network function virtualization.

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128 Technology aims to fix the internet

By making networks ‘session aware’ and ‘deterministic,’ 128 Technology says it can improve the quality of transmission and make networks faster.

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Who speaks for multi-vendor environments?

Lack of a true multi-vendor data center management tool that provides choice of hardware, operational simplicity and end-to-end visibility is holding organizations back.


Is network fabric heading down the same path as ‘software defined’ and ‘stacking’?

Vendors are stretching the definition of a fabric, which has the potential to cause confusion and slow down both SDN and fabric deployments.

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You've been warned: FCC emphasizes that users of authorized wireless gear must obey rules

Just because your wireless equipment is authorized for use by the FCC doesn't mean you can do whatever the heck you please with it, according to a new enforcement advisory issued by the commission


Brocade Workflow Composer enables IT to move with digital speed

Brocade’s network automation platform allows IT operations to automate networking tasks, including provisioning, validation and troubleshooting.

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Software-defined networking touches every industry segment

Companies using Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure are having success, proving software-defined networking (SDN) works and is ready for prime time.

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‘It’s time to take a stand’

“It’s time to take a stand,” says Redditor Grnslv, posting at r/iiiiiiitttttttttttt, “a subreddit dedicated specifically for Information Technology rage!”

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Riverbed debuts cloud, UC management features for SteelCentral

Riverbed has several new features baked into the latest version of its SteelCentral application performance and network management suite, designed to help manage networking components and applications that live in the cloud and...


Artificial intelligence will revolutionize Wi-Fi

The use of artificial intelligence to ensure uninterrupted performance of Wi-Fi isn't science fiction anymore.


SolarWinds CEO reflects on taking the company private

Kevin Thompson took his company private for $4.5 billion, and the trend is only going to get hotter, says a managing partner at an equity investment firm that has amassed a large portfolio of tech companies

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Catch up on Interop 2016 with these videos

From architecture to Wi-Fi issues, Interop interviews with networking and security experts.

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Ixia’s CloudLens brings visibility to hybrid cloud environments

Ixia's CloudLens provides a holistic view of all network traffic across public, private and hybrid cloud platforms.


Physical security and the Internet of Things

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Vince Ricco from Axis Communications about the impact of adding Internet of Things devices (sensors, video cameras, etc.) to the network. While bandwidth needs might not increase dramatically,...


Interop: 12 killer (and free) tools for network engineers

Visibility is key to troubleshooting network woes, but getting such access can be expensive. To help out, a veteran networking pro shared with attendees of the big Interop conference in Las Vegas his list of a dozen mostly free...

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Meet Cisco's go-to guy on commercial drones

Cisco sees network infrastructure, collaboration, security and other opportunities in commercial drones

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