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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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AWS launches new chips, replacement for TCP

AWS re:Invent: An Arm-based CPU for high-performance computing, a networking chip that doubles performance of its predecessor, and a TCP protocol replacement to speed up networks in the AWS cloud.


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Commands for finding out if compressed Linux files are the same

The zdiff and zcmp commands can see if Linux files differ and if so, how.


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5 DNS services to provide a layer of internet security

Use these DNS services—some free—to protect against malware and other unwanted content.


Industry 4.0 - Internet of Things [IoT]

Schneider Electric, SAP tighten bonds to ease IIoT system integration

Two major companies, one specializing in high-tech industrial systems and the other in enterprise management software, are deepening their partnership, with the idea of making industrial IoT application deployment easier, and...


SD-WAN adoption

Cisco updates SD-WAN to simplify provisioning, management

Latest Cisco SD-WAN release will include new features to automate connectivity and expand support for regions, enabling greater redundancy and failover-centric network designs.


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Seagate introduces HDDs as fast as SSDs

Seagates Exos 2X18 features multiple drive heads that enable it to match SATA SSD speeds.


Cloud computing

Cisco to gauge user experience with its cloud-management service

AWS re:Invent: Cisco announces the addition of business transaction insights to its AppDynamics Cloud management platform .


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Data-center requirements should drive network architecture

Accept that the cloud is now part of the data center and needs to be incorporated in a low-latency mesh that supports modern applications.


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10 most powerful network-management companies

Innovative vendors have expanded beyond monitoring networks and are building full-stack, SaaS-based observability platforms.


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Microsoft Azure launches DDoS IP protection for SMBs

DDoS IP Protection for SMBs is designed to provide enterprise-grade distributed denial of service protection at a price that's attractive to small and medium-size companies.


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Using the zip and zipcloak commands on Linux

The highly compatible zip, unzip and zipcloak commands on Linux can help you create encrypted zip files and extract their contents as needed.


VMware

UK competition agency launches inquiry into Broadcom’s $61B VMware buy

The UK’s Competition and Market’s Authority is the third regulatory body to announce it will be scrutinizing Broadcom’s proposed acquisition of VMware on anticompetition grounds.


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Tame Active Directory groups to streamline management, prep for automation

Best practices for managing identities and permissions in Active Directory can help enterprises handle complexity as AD environments scale.


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Dell expands data-protection product line

News includes upgrade of Dell’s APEX data storage services to provide more secure backup storage in a pay-per-use consumption model.