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The state of the network is murky

As enterprises migrate an increasing proportion of infrastructure and services to the cloud, IT teams are stuck with cleaning up the mess — whether or not they had anything to do with creating it.

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Securing microservice environments in a hostile world

If you build bridges you have to go where the water is.

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Businesses need better automation to regain control of their data centers

Data centers are an integral component of private and hybrid cloud strategies. Better automation can provide greater visibility and simplified operations.

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Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft: how their data-migration appliances stack up

Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft have stepped up with physical devices that can store bulk content and then be shipped via commercial package-delivery services for on-site upload to the cloud.

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Cisco upgrade enables SD-WAN in 1M+ ISR/ASR routers

Cisco took a giant step toward making SD-WAN features ubiquitous across its communication products by adding Viptela SD-WAN technology to the IOS XE software that runs its core ISR/ASR routers.

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4 ways to avoid cloud outages and improve system performance

Cloud providers can fall victim to outages just like anyone else. Here are some straightforward steps you can take to keep IT systems up, running and secure.

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Cisco pays cool $2.3 billion for hot security company Duo

Cisco says integration of its network, device and cloud security platforms with Duo Security’s zero-trust authentication and access products will let customers quickly secure users to any application on any networked device.

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Google, Cisco amp-up enterprise cloud integration

Cisco and Google last October teamed up to develop a Kubernetes, hybrid cloud offering. Kubernetes, originally designed by Google, is an open-source-based system for developing and orchestrating containerized applications.

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Cloud computing just had another kick-ass quarter

Even as other parts of the internet economy stumbled, cloud service providers accelerated their growth. Could that save the tech boom?

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Google finally throws some weight behind on-premises services

The Kubernetes service included in Google's new Cloud Services Platform works on both on-premises servers and the in cloud, and you won't know the difference.

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Is it time to start climbing the ladder to Kubernetes?

If you aren't using Kubernetes, it’s probably a good time to familiarize yourself with a technology that is dramatically changing the way applications are being deployed today.

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Lenovo gets into the on-premises cloud game with ThinkAgile CP

Lenovo's new product line is meant to simplify the deployment of internal cloud-designed systems.

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Multi-cloud monitoring keeps Q2 integrated operations center humming

Q2 used to be a .Net shop with a traditional three-tier architecture and SQL backend. Now it’s transitioned to an open-source microservices architecture enabled by container technologies.

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How SD-WAN will make the cloud much, much bigger

The user-defined WAN will give greater access to corporate resources, but also require more cloud support and faster links to the cloud.

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Amazon denies reports it is targeting the network switch market

Amazon Web Services has denied that it is targeting Cisco’s bread-and-butter network switching market. But like so many denials, there is wiggle room.

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Communications hubs emerge as a bridge to hybrid IT

Bridge legacy and cloud environments with high performance cloud gateways.

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6 sneaky ways cloud infrastructure providers lock you in

You use cloud vendor A for certain workloads, but you want to use cloud vendor B for others. That's often easier said than done.

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Happy Amazon Crash Day

On Prime Day, one of the biggest shopping days of the year for Amazon.com, the company’s website timed out intermittently for hours.

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How smartphones-as-laptops could change network requirements

The cost of enterprise mobile-device hardware and software could drive an architecture that supports end users via cloud access to applications with less reliance on local computing by the devices themselves.

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The 5 pillars of cloud data management

As the lifeblood of your business, data must be easily available in the cloud to boost your agility and ability to innovate, but easy accessibility must be balanced with protection to ensure maximum business value.

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