Hard drive in flames.

Backup lessons from a cloud-storage disaster

Organizations that failed to make sure their cloud data was backed up properly learned the consequences the hard way when an OVHcloud data center burned last month.

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Data-center outages: Causes are changing, report says

Power issues are less likely to cause a major IT service outage, while IT configuration and network problems are becoming more common, according to the Uptime Institute.

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5 top open-source infrastructure projects

Open source is at the heart of many technologies pushing enterprise infrastructure forward, and here are of the five most important.


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IT certifications: Popular and valuable but not for everyone

Getting IT certifications can earn promotions, raises, respect of peers, and higher self-esteem—and they can extend the scope of on-the-job training.

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Dell reportedly looking to unload its cloud unit

Sale of Dell's cloud business, Boomi, could bring in $3 billion.

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Juniper: Managing the complexity of future networks

Juniper’s chief product officer Manoj Leelanivas explains the company's software strategies that include intent-based networking, AI, automation and the open-source SONiC network operating system.

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Subnetting: Brushing up on the fundamentals

Subnetting and creating subnet masks is often outsourced to consultants, but doing it yourself can be both challenging and rewarding.

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Verizon launches 5G fixed wireless in parts of 21 more cities

Verizon's 5G Business Internet offerings run from 100Mbps to 400Mbps for enterprise and SMBs with no data limits and a 10-year price lock for new customers.

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Linux commands for testing connectivity and transfer rates

Here are five Linux commands that can verify connection speeds, analyze delays, and test whether other systems are reachable.

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VMware bundles support for the branch-of-one workforce

VMware's new Anywhere Workspace packages networking, SASE, cloud security, and access control.


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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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Water-authority network upgrade spots problems faster

The need for greater visibility into remote systems helped prompt a large-scale network upgrade for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.

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Cisco tool opens telemetry for advanced network, security analytics

Cisco Telemetry Broker works across enterprise siloes and has no ties to proprietary protocols or data.

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TCP/IP stack vulnerabilities threaten IoT devices

The latest in a long line of vulnerabilities in a key part of the networking stack threatens a major open-source operating system, printers and medical IoT devices.

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Round-up of Nvidia GTC data-center news

From hardware leasing to AI tools we’ve got at least a partial roundup of announcements.