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Free configuration management using Ansible, Ubuntu, VirtualBox

This how-to shows how to use free Ansible software to automate configuration of Cisco routers and links to other Ansible modules that apply to other vendors' gear and support other functionality

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How managed network services are evolving to simplify the global WAN

The managed network services market has traditionally been dominated by telcos that provide a common MPLS network, but that is slowly changing as new approaches are developed.

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IBM marries on-premises, private- and public-cloud data

IBM is introducing Cloud Integration Platform so customers can better integrate data securely no matter where it resides in on-premises, private, hybrid or public cloud.

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Sitting in the Linux cockpit

Linux Cockpit is a web-based interface that provides graphical administrative access to a system. Here's a look at what it allows you to control.

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How AI can improve network capacity planning

The tricky art of provisioning network bandwidth is getting help from new tools. AI and machine learning provide the ability to precisely predict network needs.

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National pen test execution standard would improve network security

Inconsistent penetration test procedures create gaps and leave vulnerabilities open. A national test execution standard could fix that and ensure networks are equally secure.

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Handy, fast, free: Network tools for your iPhone and Android phone

Downloadable network analyzers, remote access apps and testing utilities turn your iPhone and Android smartphone into powerful network tools.

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The cloud-based provider: Not your grandfather’s MNS

Ideally, meeting the business objectives of speed, agility and cost containment boil down to two architectural approaches: the legacy telco versus the cloud-based provider.

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Cisco’s AppDynamics software ties in SDN, serverless for greater app management

The wide-ranging Cisco AppDynamics announcement targets enterprise customers looking to monitor performance and automate the response to problems in business applications.

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Durham County goes Cisco for enterprise network ops and security proficiency

Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and DNA Center are now key parts of Durham County, North Carolina’s enterprise growth.

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Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

With each iteration, open-source network management tools get better. OpenNMS, Zenoss Core, NetXMS and Sensu Core deliver comprehensive monitoring, flexible reporting, cross-platform support and more.

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Coding, cloud skills are most in demand for network pros

To get ahead, network and data-center professionals should study up on "infrastructure as code" and capitalize on whatever cloud experience they can acquire.

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Network management must evolve in order to scale container deployments

Containers are coming, and network professionals need to switch to telemetry-based management tools.

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Netsurion eases networking and security challenges

Netsurion combines networking, security and compliance in one solution delivered from the cloud, reducing the need for point solutions and simplifying network and security operations.

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How to tame enterprise communications services

Voice, video, email, file sharing, collaboration – organizations need a solid strategy to assure more manageable, cost-effective, and secure enterprise communications.

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Visibility plays critical role in a successful SD-WAN deployment

LiveAction’s president and CEO, Brooks Borcherding, explains how network visibility can overcome some of the challenges associated with migrating to an SD-WAN.

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10 free, must-have tools for network admins that are Windows 10 apps

Easy-access network tools are simple but essential and can be downloaded from the online Microsoft Store and pinned to the Windows 10 Start menu

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Best Practices: How to buy technology expense-management services

Buying technology services for an enterprise is a big undertaking and an expensive one, so it can be smart to use yet another service – technology expense-management (TEM) – to help maintain control over what you spend and what you...

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