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FCC auctions should be a long-term boost for 5G availability

Federal Communications Commission policymaking targets creation of new services by making more spectrum available


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VMware plan disaggregates servers, offloads network virtualization and security

At its virtual VMworld 2020 event, the company previewed a new architecture called Project Monterey that goes a long way to meld bare metal servers, graphics processing units (GPUs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), network...


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COVID-19: Weekly health check of ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services

Thousand Eyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, is providing Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS


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Should you be concerned about the Windows XP leak?

Windows XP code is almost 20 years old, but it could still live on in newer operating systems.


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Streaming telemetry challenges SNMP in large, complex networks

As big, complicated enterprises seek more efficient ways to monitor and troubleshoot their networks, a growing number are looking to streaming network telemetry


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How to view information on your Linux devices with lshw

The lshw (list hardware) command on Linux systems provides a lot more information on system devices than most of us might imagine is available.


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MemVerge ships software-defined persistent memory software

Memory Machine does in-memory virtualization and memory snapshots using DRAM and Optane in combination.


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Government cybersecurity agency warns of Windows Server exploit

Rare warning from CISA instructs government agencies to patch a vulnerability in a core authentication component of Active Directory from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2019.


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Cisco turns out security patches 25 high-threat flaws for IOS, IOS XE

Cisco this week posted 25 security advisories defining 34 vulnerabilities rated high that should be fixed right away


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What is a virtual machine, and why are they so useful?

Many of today’s IT innovations have their roots in VMs and their separation of software from hardware.


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Could human organs join networks?

Ongoing research explores biologically-based communication networks and electronics that could directly connect to human tissues.


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Vendors lengthen the range of 5G millimeter-wave transmissions

Tests involving Ericsson and Qualcomm overcame some of the limiting characteristics of 5G millimeter connectivity, more than doubling its effective distance.


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Still not dead: The mainframe hangs on, sustained by Linux and hybrid cloud

The mainframe—Linux alliance turns 20 this month and is proving to be more vital than ever, primarily in the form of Big Iron-based Red Hat OpenShift.


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Cisco extends SD-WAN options with AWS, Azure hybrid-cloud integration

New Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp features simplify access to multi-cloud services and provide better security and lower latency.


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Arm updates Neoverse server processors with considerable performance claims

Arm boasts the new Neoverse processor designs will deliver 50% better performance for the same power as the previous generation.