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Ultimate guide to strategic tech partners

In today’s fast-changing vendor landscape, market leaders are facing new challengers in security, data center, cloud, networking and wireless.

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Review: Slow Internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem

We found Firebind to be an effective tool for reaching into branch office networks to diagnose Internet-based performance problems. Firebind has a simple agent installation procedure and uses email-based alerting, so network managers...

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Q&A site Stack Overflow has answer to nagging question … about Stack Overflow

A systems administrator was showering the other day (maybe not literally) when he had this thought: “I’ve never actually seen Stack Overflow’s front page. I wonder what percentage of their traffic requests are to simply...

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An enterprise IT pro's guide to Mixpanel analytics

Here's what enterprise IT professionals should know about Mixpanel and its product analysis cloud software

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Extreme Networks buying Avaya networking good for customers of both companies

Combining Avaya’s networking business with Extreme Networks creates a company with best-inclass products that span the entire enterprise network.

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Cisco’s exam prices increase for first time in three years

Cisco recently updated the pricing for its certification exams, raising them by between 10 and 20 percent.

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Arista puts itself in a container

Arista’s EOS now runs in a container to support a broader range of ways to purchase and deploy the network operating system.

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Avaya powers the hockey Mecca: Montreal Canadiens’ Bell Centre

Not only does the Bell Centre have state-of-the art services for Montreal Canadiens fans, but just one person manages all of them—a job made possible thanks to Avaya.

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SSL or IPsec: Which is best for IoT network security?

Network-based encryption such as SSL and IPsec can help guard against security threats to IoT gateways and devices. For this writer, IPsec is the better option.

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Arista enables visibility at cloud speed

Arista Data ANalyZer (DANZ 2017) provides scalable end-to-end network and application monitoring.

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VMware further extends SDN software to work in non-VMware environments

VMware today launched two new versions of its flagship virtual networking product named NSX. One works in VMware environments and the other, NSX-T, is designed to be used with non-VMware management software and clouds.

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Cost optimization gains ground in IT infrastructure decisions

Companies need to continually seek ways to optimize infrastructure costs. Now more than ever, they need to be nimble, efficient and smart.

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What P4 programming is and why it’s such a big deal for Software Defined Networking

A new programming language named P4 controls processor chips in routers and switches and is gaining steam across the networking world because it is further disaggregating the networking stack. This is an explanation of what P4 is and...

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After AppDynamics sale, is anyone going to snap up the rest of the APM market?

Cisco’s purchase last week of application performance management vendor AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in cash and assumed equity awards could signal that the APM sector in general is a potential M&A target, according to industry...

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Cisco’s AppDynamics purchase: A big price tag that could have big dividends

Cisco must have seen something interesting in AppDynamics and its application performance solutions to offer $3.7 billion for it.

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Cisco snatches AppDynamics from IPO market for $3.7 billion

Cisco has agreed to acquire AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in cash and assumed equity awards, scooping up the application performance management company just days before its expected initial public offering.

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Avaya, in no-brainer, pulls $1 billion IPO in wake of bankruptcy filing

Avaya Holdings has withdrawn the $1 billion IPO offering it filed more than 5 years ago in the wake of last week's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by principal U.S. subsidiary Avaya, Inc.

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Open letter to Avaya management: Don’t sell the networking business

I believe the odds are 75/25 that Avaya sells the networking division, but I urge management to look at networking as its best catalyst for growth.

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