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What is IoT? The internet of things explained

The internet of things (IoT) is a network of connected smart devices providing rich data, but it can also be a security nightmare.


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802.11x: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained

To help clarify the many Wi-Fi standards, here’s an update on these physical-layer standards within 802.11, as well as standards still in the works and the new naming scheme that includes Wi-Fi 6.


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HPE to ship a dedicated inference server for the edge

The small form factor HPE Edgeline EL8000 is designed for AI tasks such as computer vision and natural-language processing.


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Cisco shakeup: Networking chief Todd Nightingale to helm Fastly

Cisco said it will its enterprise and carrier groups under Jonathan Davidson, the current head of the carrier group.


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Government-imposed internet shutdowns impacted 1.9 billion people in first half of 2022

More people were impacted than during the same period late last year, even as the number of internet blackouts reduced from 84 to 72 in the first half of 2022.


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Using the yes command to automate responses

The Linux yes command allows you to automate responses to scripts and commands, but how it responds is up to you.


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SSD roundup: New products deliver speed, density gains

Enterprise SSD products are separating themselves from their consumer counterparts by getting faster, smarter and denser.


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3 places edge-computing challenges can lurk

Figure in cost, complexity, and legal issues when weighing the potential benefits of edge networking.


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Weekly internet health check, US and worldwide

ThousandEyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, provides Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS.


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Axis adds automation, onboarding features to Atmos ZTNA network access software

Axis is also offering migration tools and a buyback program for those looking to move from legacy ZTNA (zero trust network access) applications.


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Top IT vendors report good financials, onging supply woes

Arista, Extreme, Juniper, F5 say supply-chain challenges will likely persist through 2023.


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Arista buys software-defined networking pioneer Pluribus

Arista Networks has acquired Pluribus Networks with an eye toward bolstering its own Unified Cloud Networking service.


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Intel kills Optane amid cost cutting

Optane persistent memory technology was never adopted beyond Intel.


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What is a WAN? Wide-area network definition and examples

WANs connect smaller networks across long distances, and their architecture, protocols and technologies have evolved to their latest incarnation, SD-WAN.


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Network security depends on two foundations you probably don’t have

Before adding more layers to network security, consider the benefits of explicit network permission, backed by AI-driven traffic analysis.