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Hyperscale data centers are pushing the limits in the Gigabit Ethernet switching market

For the first time since their debut on the market in the mid-2000s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are set to lose share in the networking industry this year as service providers and hyperscale customers continue to adopt faster...

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4 resources to find free Cisco skills and certification labs

Cisco offers a wealth of instruction - some of it free - for increasing networking skills or prepping for certification exams.

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Aruba announces campus core switch for the digital enterprise

The Aruba 8400 switch’s programmability, automation, monitoring and analytics capabilities allows customers to spend more time working on strategic initiatives.

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Boring old enterprise vendors pay interns well

Snagging an internship at Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google is certainly reason for celebration, but interns can also fare pretty darn well at enterprise-oriented vendors such as Juniper Networks, VMware and Salesforce.com.

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Cisco switch taps into Time Sensitive Ethernet; software bolsters industrial network mgmt.

Cisco introduced three products aimed at increasing the speed of communications while controlling and analyzing the substantial data stream of the factory floor.

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Ethernet evolution: Broadcom switches offer Time Sensitive Ethernet

Broadcom this week introduced a family of Ethernet switches that support new technology aimed at helping users address the rising network implications of the Internet of Things, automotive networking and video applications.

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5 Open Source companies to watch in 2017

A look at 5 recently funded open source-oriented enterprise networking and IT startups, focused on everything from switching and programming to product management and databases.

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Juniper extends data center interconnect options

Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package.

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This tool can help you discover Cisco Smart Install protocol abuse

Cisco's Talos team has released a tool that allows network owners to discover switches on their networks that might be vulnerable to Cisco Smart Install (SMI) attacks.

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Cisco deepens enterprise network virtualization, security detection of DNA suite

Cisco today announced a variety of hardware, software and services designed to increase network virtualization and bolster security for campus, branch office and cloud customers.

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HPE joins Cisco, Juniper with faulty clock technology problem

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest vendor to identify a faulty clocking component of its products that can cause them to crash and not recover.

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Cisco reserves $125 million to pay for faulty clock component in switches, routers

In its quarterly financial results announcement, this week, Cisco said it had set aside $125 million to help cover the cost of replacing networking gear impacted by a fatal clock component.

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Juniper facing fatal clock flaw that impacts Cisco routers, switches

Communication clock signal component dies over time killing key networking gear.

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Juniper founder, CTO Sindhu cuts role to focus on startup

Founder and current CTO of Juniper Pradeep Sindhu says he will reduce his role at the company to focus on developing technology for a startup he co-founded in 2015 called Fungible.

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Cisco: Faulty clock part could cause failure in some Nexus switches, ISR routers, ASA security appliances

Cisco this week issued a notice that faulty clock timing chips in some of its switches, routers and security appliances could fail after about 18 month of service – causing those devices to crash and not recover.

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Juniper battles Cisco, Huawei with new cloud infrastructure software, switches

Helping customers transform their enterprise environments to the cloud is the driving strategy behind new software, switches and services introduced this week from Juniper Networks.

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33% off Kinivo 5 Port HDMI Switch With Auto-Switching & Remote - Deal Alert

The Kinivo 501BN is a premium quality high speed HDMI switch for your gaming or home theater setup. It allows for switching up to 5 HDMI inputs into one output, and supports resolutions up to 1080p.

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Cisco Meraki sees the hotel of the future in its new Wi-Fi gear

A new access point for the hospitality industry from Cisco’s Meraki division can work with Bluetooth beacons so hotels know where guests are on the property.

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