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Fiber transmission range leaps to 2,500 miles, and capacity increases

If researchers are successful, we can expect fiber data transmissions to get fatter and longer, as well as increases in data throughput.

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What is DHCP, and why might its days may be numbered as IPv6 grows?

Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) still assigns dynamic addresses for IPv4 networks, but two newer protocols – SLAAC and DHCPv6 – are vying to do the job for IPv6.

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Apcela optimizes Office 365 performance, improving user productivity

Apcela says its Office 365 Accelerator enables enterprises to get the fastest possible Office 365 performance, without commissioning a cloud performance or acceleration effort.

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Assuring the future of financial services

Cryptocurrencies, frictionless trading, consolidated marketplace lending and agile challengers are all snapping at the heels of the financial services industry. Traditional banks have no choice but to modernize and improve their...

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Cisco, Arista settle lawsuit, refocus battle on network, data center, switching arenas

Cisco and Arista agreed to settle their years-long legal battle, with Arista paying Cisco $400 million, which will result in the dismissal of all pending district court and International Trade Commission litigation between the...

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Enterprises should be able to sell their excess internet capacity

If Dove Network's solution succeeds, data users will be able to circumvent traditional ISP data plans and buy capacity as needed from those who want to sell their excess.

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The rise of next-generation network packet brokers

Next-generation network packet brokers enable organizations to be agile and to align their IT strategies with business initiatives.

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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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Data hoarding is not a viable strategy anymore

As the volume of data that organizations collect continues to grow, storing everything simply isn’t cost effective. A strategy that balances data reduction with fidelity is increasingly vital.

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I’ve got the RF power

Power management is key to managing RF devices and networking.

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An internet for everyone? Not yet

Low earth orbit systems aim to bring the internet everywhere. They’ll need interconnection.

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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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Scalable groups tags with SD-Access

An effective security posture starts with the right visibility.

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Network World: Edge, Intent-based networking are all the rage; IT networking budgets rise

Network World 8th annual State of the Network survey looks at high-priority SDN, IBN, SD-WAN, network-security trends.

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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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A primer on closed-loop automation

The shortest path to achieving intent-based networking.

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Making network-services deals: Sourcing and service-delivery strategies that work

Enterprise customers should scrutinize and evaluate each managed-network-services proposal independently and assess combinations of managed network services from multiple suppliers on a best-of-breed basis.

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Making network-services deals: Structuring the transaction

This article explores the key commercial terms and contract practices that are crucial for negotiating flexible and resilient managed-network-services arrangements given the outsourcing-industry challenges currently facing enteprises. ...

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