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IoT adds smarts to IT asset monitoring

Organizations are using IoT sensors to monitor equipment performance and environmental conditions in data centers.

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SolarWinds roundup: Fixes, new bad actors, and what the company knew

A roundup of events from what is emerging as the biggest security breech ever.

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Hyperconvergence as a service offers hands-off data-center management

A managed hyperconvergence service can provide data-center operators with cost benefits, reduced staff workloads, and cloud-related scalability benefits.

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Juniper reinforces its intent-based networking with Apstra buy

Juniper adds Apstra to two other recent acquisitions to boost its networking portfolio.

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What to know about Azure Arc’s hybrid-cloud server management

Microsoft is trying to make good on its commitment to managing not only assets in Azure cloud but on customer premises and in other providers' clouds.

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IBM sharpens its hybrid cloud, AI focus with Instana buy

Instana brings AI-powered application performance management for hybrid clouds to IBM lineup.

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Top metrics for effective multicloud management

Key multicloud management metrics involve network performance, security, application availability and more.

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IoT and AI boost Volvo Trucks vehicle connectivity

Volvo Trucks North America is using IoT and advanced analytics to improve vehicle diagnostics, streamline maintenance, and help fleet operators keep their trucks on the road.

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Machine learning in network management has promise, challenges

Automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming critical network-management capabilities as network complexity skyrockets.

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Gartner: IT spending to grow 4% in 2021

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.8 trillion in 2021, an increase of 4% from 2020, according to research firm Gartner, but still shy of pre-pandemic levels. IT spending in 2020 is expected to total $3.6 trillion, down...

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Streaming telemetry challenges SNMP in large, complex networks

As big, complicated enterprises seek more efficient ways to monitor and troubleshoot their networks, a growing number are looking to streaming network telemetry

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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.

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Researchers set a new world-record Internet speed

Researchers have logged the fastest ever data speed over optical fiber, using methods that could be applied to upgrade existing networks

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Arista reinforces multi-cloud edge-networking software

Arista has extended its connectivity software to better support edge networking with on-premise and hybrid cloud resources.

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Full network automation isn’t ready, but current tools can still help

Automation tools can reduce manual tasks and improve security today even though the goal of full automation is still remote.

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Creating complex digital twins requires sharing intellectual property

The possibilities of digital twinning are rapidly expanding, but the networking and interconnection technology behind it need to keep pace.

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Hot job: Wireless LAN engineer

Given the realities of COVID-19, WLAN engineers are finding ways to extend enterprise security and Wi-Fi management capabilities to employees' home networks. They've also got a new role to play as enablers of future, contactless...

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Trouble with troubleshooting: Network-management tools are letting IT pros down

Network-management vendors need to make smarter tools that employ machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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