Neal Weinberg

Contributing writer

Neal Weinberg is a freelance technology writer and editor. He can be reached at neal@misterwrite.net.

How to shop for firewalls

How to buy SASE

How to buy SASE

Secure Access Service Edge combines networking with security and bundles it up as a service, but there are differences among the offerings. Here’s key questions to ask vendors.

How to choose an edge gateway

How to choose an edge gateway

With the processing and analyzing of data happening closer to the endpoints that gather it, edge gateways are becoming essential. Here’s what you need to look for in edge gateways and who can provide them.

What is MPLS: What you need to know about multi-protocol label switching

What is MPLS: What you need to know about multi-protocol label switching

Multi-protocol label switching is a way to insure reliable connections for real-time applications, but it's expensive, leading enterprises to consider SD-WAN as a way to limit its use.

SD-WAN buyers guide: Key questions to ask vendors (and yourself)

SD-WAN buyers guide: Key questions to ask vendors (and yourself)

SD-WAN purchasing starts with deciding DIY vs. managed service, but includes asking about details like microsegmentation, path control, service chaining, and how it’s going to fit with SASE

The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2021

The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2021

Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 vendors of network gear the biggest power players within the enterprise.

IoT cloud services: How they stack up against DIY

IoT cloud services: How they stack up against DIY

AWS, IBM, and Microsoft, with the capacity to handle massive data sets, machine learning, and AI in the cloud, have created managed services to support IoT, but is that best for enterprises?

COVID-19 upends disaster recovery planning

COVID-19 upends disaster recovery planning

Post-pandemic plans for disaster recovery and business continuity will need to reflect new business realities.

IoT and AI pay off for asset-based enterprises

IoT and AI pay off for asset-based enterprises

Enterprises are tapping machine-generated data that's captured at the edge to improve operations. AI processing can be done locally for latency-sensitive applications, or sent to the cloud to get the best of both the edge and cloud...

Highflying Nvidia widens its reach into enterprise data centers

Highflying Nvidia widens its reach into enterprise data centers

Acquisitions bolster Nvidia's position in the data center and set the stage for more widespread use of GPUs for AI and machine-learning workloads.

How to consolidate network management tools

How to consolidate network management tools

Enterprise IT shops are getting serious about winnowing the tools they use for network capacity planning, monitoring, event correlation, configuration management and more.

How AI can create self-driving data centers

How AI can create self-driving data centers

Early adopters are driving the use of AI to optimize power and cooling systems, automate predictive maintenance, and improve workload distribution in enterprise data centers.

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