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An in-depth look at 3 log managers

Each log manager offers a unique way of gathering, compiling and making sense of syslogs and Windows Events.

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SDN management battle: TAPs vs. network packet brokers

Network management is a sticky issue when it comes to implementing software-defined networks and network virtualization.

In Cybersecurity, the Network Doesn’t Lie

Organizations are collecting, processing, and analyzing more and more network traffic.

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The rapidly evolving state of content delivery networks

The digital Network World special report, prepared by Network World editors, examines the issues, trends and strategies for getting the most out of CDNs.

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Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood on SDN in 2015: The Time is now

Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood touts the maturity and ease-of-use of Big Switch SDN solutions, the power of open switching platforms, docker, overlays and more

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What Wi-Fi looks like

New radar-like Wi-Fi images could help find not-spots in your network. All you've got to do is build the signal mapper. And Hackaday member CNLohr can help.

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How Etsy makes Devops work

Etsy, which describes itself as an online “marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods,” is often trotted out as a poster child for Devops. The company latched onto the concepts early and today is...

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5 tricks to improve poor TCP performance

If your system back-up is to a remote site that is a considerable distance away, you might be using only a small percentage of the bandwidth that you’re paying for.

Google’s new open-source PerfKit framework watches cloud application performance

Google’s latest foray into the open-source realm is a framework it’s calling “PerfKit,” which is designed to measure application performance in the cloud.

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Best open source monitoring tools

We found all four products to be capable network monitoring tools that performed well in our basic tasks such as checking for host availability and measuring bandwidth usage. Beyond the basics, there were quite a few differences in...

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How network admins can survive SDN

With the advent of SDN, there’s been a lot of speculation about the future of the network administrator.

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4 open-source monitoring tools that deserve a look

Zabbix edges Icinga in test of open source network monitoring software packages.

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Preparing the network to meet BYOD challenges

Bring your own device: Bring it on.

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IT security whiz sets sights on commercial drone management

A new company called PixiePath from Ping Identity's co-founder seeks to address the software shortage in commercial drones by delivering SaaS-based tools for controlling fleets of them.

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3 ways for CIOs to understand their company’s bottom line

Plenty of CIOs pay lip service to “aligning with the business,” but to truly succeed, they need a deep knowledge of how the company makes money.

VCs bet $33M you’ll want to use Avi Networks’ white box hardware for app delivery

Avi Networks, a network startup formed by ex-Cisco executives and backed by $33 million in venture capital, came out of stealth Wednesday with the announcement of a system designed to boost the performance of enterprise applications...

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Monster snow: How Buffalo-area businesses kept things going in the storm

Seven feet of snow and then the threat of flooding has not taken down Buffalo tech companies' networks or spirits.

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BYOD forces users' personal information on help desk

The help desk can be caught in the middle when users put not-safe-for-work (NSFW) material on their personal devices.

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