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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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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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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.


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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.


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Ways to look at logged in users on Linux

Linux provides a lot of useful commands for looking at users, their activity and their impact on the system.


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AMD partners with Arm developer for exascale computing

Deal involves AMD’s Instinct GPU accelerators, which are also used in Frontier, the fastest supercomputer in the world.


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Cisco announces $600M restructuring plan, including layoffs

Layoffs are expected at Cisco, which reported a $600 million restructuring charge along with better-than-expected quarterly revenue.


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Palo Alto targets zero-day threats with new firewall software

PAN 11.0 Nova, the latest version of Palo Alto's firewall operating system, enables upgraded malware sandboxing and ties into the vendor’s new CASB.


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Networking for remote work puts the emphasis on people, not sites

Remote work and the cloud have taught us to focus on connecting people to the applications and information resources they need rather than focus on pure site-connectivity goals.


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Cisco study: Network teams look to SDN, automation to manage multicloud operations

Cisco’s hybrid cloud report details the key challenges that network operations teams face in supporting diverse enterprise workloads.


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AMD gives new Epyc processors a big launch with help from partners

OEMs including HPE, Dell and Supermicro, along with cloud providers Microsoft and Oracle, showed up for the debut of AMD’s fourth-generation server processor.