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What makes application delivery in China so hard?

The truth of the matter is that entering the Chinese internet market is hard. There are the obvious culture and regulatory barriers, but there are also a number of technical barriers, specifically, when it comes to delivering...

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The new Extreme Networks is off and rolling

Extreme Networks announced its Q4 FY17 results, and its plan to become a bigger, stronger networking vendor that can go up against the big guys is working.

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Are you and your network ready for change?

Essential things to consider today to ensure you and your company are ready for digital transformation.

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4 steps to planning a migration from IPv4 to IPv6

Waiting to address IPv6 carries a risk of lost communication, revenue and customers.

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Face-off: CA Spectrum vs. SolarWinds NPM for network monitoring

Feedback on two network monitoring platforms from IT Central Station, the IT pro knowledge-sharing community.

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Why companies are building application-specific edge delivery networks

The growing trend of companies creating their own edge delivery networks has a major payoff. They can service their applications via these networks to enable greater resilience and performance for their users.

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Mist uses AI to improve wireless network performance

Mist Systems rolls out new AI-enhanced Wi-Fi features to help network managers monitor wireless network performance and improve network security.

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Apstra lands Tokyo Electron Device as first channel partner

Apstra partners with Tokyo Electron Device (TED) to distribute Apstra’s intent-based networking solutions to the Japanese market.

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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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Cisco’s DevNet extends the value of its intent-based networking

Cisco’s new DNA Developer Center in DevNet helps developers and infrastructure teams derive more business value from Cisco’s new intent-based networking solution.

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How do you troubleshoot UCaaS problems? Put a ThousandEyes on it

ThousandEyes adds SIP Server Test and Voice Call Test to its existing RTP Stream Tests, providing complete visibility into VoIP and UCaaS performance.

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Time to consider a move to IPv6

The growth of the IoT means organizations need to start considering migrating to IPv6. Failing to migrate will restrict their ability to be flexible and innovative.

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Trend: Colocation facilities provide tools to manage data center infrastructure

Colocation providers can supply DCIM tools that give their customers a "single pane of glass" to view the status of their IT infrastructure.

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Cisco brings intent-based networking to the end-to-end network

Cisco announced plans to deliver on “intent based” networking, which has the potential to be the biggest change ever in the way networks are managed.

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How to quicken your site's webpage load time

If you migrate away from a CMS system, not only can you make your webpages smaller and faster-loading, but you can save significantly on server infrastructure costs as well.

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Aryaka brings benefits of software defined to remote and mobile workers

Aryaka’s SmartACCESS SD-WAN product improves application performance for remote and mobile workers, providing a global private network, WAN optimization and IP app acceleration.

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Postcards from the network edge

I was recently invited to participate on a panel at a major IT conference, where questions from the audience provided an interesting window into the top issues that networking professionals are dealing with as part of their...

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Network analysis can find malware before it strikes

Malware indicators show up on a network weeks before malicious software is uncovered. It's important, then, that network analysis be conducted regularly.

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IT departments should automate operations now

Automating IT operations will help departments do their jobs better and faster, not put them out of work, says ServiceNow’s Pablo Stern.

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