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Top security tools in the fight against cybercrime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these as you can.

Big Switch SDN update aids VMware integration, bare metal monitoring

Big Switch Networks bolsters SDN-based cloud fabric and monitoring applications.


Google killing PageSpeed website service

Google has alerted users of its PageSpeed Service for making websites zippier that it will be killing off the tools as of Aug. 3.

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Why major banks and financial institutions are growing their use of mainframes

Mainframe's continuing growth and dominance in mission-critical fields, such as with financial institutions and banking, is attributable to a number of factors, including their unsurpassed transaction power, analytical speed, zero...

Microsoft aims to increase confidence in cloud services with better networking

The company upgrades physical and virtual networking capabilities

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SDN ushering in “Golden Age” of network administration

Network executives from HP, Dell and VMware say software-defined networking is taking hold, but patterns differ depending on the type of user

IDC’s state of the network at Interop: Change, or be left behind

IDC analysts say the confluence of mobile, social and cloud technologies will force businesses to rethink their IT strategies.

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Lies that uptime vendors may tell you

You’d think the notion of uptime would be a simple one. A service is either running or it’s down, right? Wrong. Here’s a look inside the world of uptime, downtime, service-level agreements and the ‘9s’ of availability.


Interop 2015: SDN reality-check, apps aplenty

Interop kicks off this week and will include a broad range of technology topics, from SDN to application delivery and development; security, infrastructure management and mobile workforces will also be front and center.

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Interop 2015: The essential information

Everything you need to know about Interop 2015

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Winds of change blowing in the WAN

In the past few years, enterprise computing has experienced major upheavals brought about by cloud apps, Wi-Fi, mobility, and BYOD. The enterprise WAN, meanwhile, has not evolved much since it was transformed into an MPLS Layer 3 VPN...

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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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VMware, Balabit, SpectorSoft take unique approaches to log management

In this review, we compared three log managers: VMware’s Log Insight, Balabit’s Syslog-ng Professional Edition, and SpectorSoft’s SpectorSoft Server Manager. Each offers a way of gathering, compiling, and in the case of VMware, and to...

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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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