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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Avaya Holdings has withdrawn the $1 billion IPO offering it filed more than 5 years ago in the wake of last week's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by principal U.S. subsidiary Avaya, Inc.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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'Best-kept secret in SD-WAN' publicly rolls out managed service

A Maryland-based EchoStar subsidiary best known as a provider of network management services announced today that it will offer a managed SD-WAN product as part of its HughesON lineup.

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Big Switch brings agility, scale to network packet brokers

The scalability and agility enabled with Big Switch Network’s next-generation NPB—Big Monitoring Fabric—lets IT departments operate and innovate faster.

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Top 10 questions about Avaya’s networking business

Avaya Networking is strong and can stand on its own, but ongoing financial struggles have hurt the Avaya brand and led to talk of it being sold.

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Aruba President Dominic Orr retiring—Thanks for the memories

Aruba Networks President Dominic Orr has had a busy 10 years. As he prepares to retire, here’s a look at some of his accomplishments.

2017: The year of cybersecurity scale

Cloud, IoT, mobile and digital transformation will place new demands on usability, scalability and enterprise-class features of cybersecurity analytics and operations products.

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3 steps to increase the business value of your network

Raise both the strategic and business value of your infrastructure by making the network work for you with these three steps.

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#WirelessSucks: Where do we go from here?

Is Wi-Fi really the problem, or is it getting a bad rap? As wireless becomes more predominant and business critical, it's more important than ever to get to the root of this issue.

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Network predictions for 2017

Zeus Kerravala dons his Carnac the Magnificent hat and offers five predictions for what will happen in the network world in 2017.

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Network managers should be checking their list twice

With Black Friday just around the corner, here are some tips to make sure your site remains up and running.

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