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Managing and securing the corporate WAN is the top challenge for network professionals

As the network becomes infinitely more expansive and complex, it’s clear that network professionals are dealing with exorbitantly more challenges in both managing and securing their network.

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Say goodbye to spring cleaning

How cloud infrastructure tools keep your data center clean year-round.

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Huawei jumps into intent-based networks

Huawei rolls out its Intent-Driven CloudCampus to simplify network operations, improve security, and reduce operational overhead.

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Review: HPE OfficeConnect switch, access point easy to deploy, manage

HPE OfficeConnect network products found they are easy to configure and manage, and they are ideally suited for small- and mid-size businesses.

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FPGA maker Xilinx aims range of software-programmable chips at data centers

Xilinx, which for decades has vied with rival Altera (now part of Intel) for technical leadership in FPGAs, is unveiling what it calls a new product category – the Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) – that, it says, goes...

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MPLS explained

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.

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Future wireless networks will have no capacity limits

Calculations that suggest there will be caps on the amount of data that wireless networks can transmit are wrong, according to researchers at Linköping University.

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Software-defined everything

How the digital age is forcing programmable flexibility, agility and interconnection.


What do ogres, onions and SD-WAN security have in common? Layers!

Aryaka launches Passport, a multi-layered security platform and ecosystem that provides best-of-breed security at every level of an SD-WAN.

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The internet of useful things

There are so many pointless consumer electronics devices connected to the internet these days that there's a Twitter account dedicated to mocking them. But there are more useful things that can be connected up. Here are some of our...

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11 ways to stabilize your infrastructure

Manage your people, processes and technology the right way, and you’ll sleep better at night.

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Customer reviews: Top Remote Access Tools

Actual users of LogMeIn, Bomgar Remote Support, XenApp, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and ConnectWise Control tell what they like about these tools and where they found shortcomings.


The delivery challenges every SD-WAN project must consider

To replace MPLS, SD-WAN projects must also replace the packaging around MPLS services.

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How edge computing makes voice assistants faster and more powerful

Cloud platforms are well recognized for their role enabling voice-enabled devices, but edge computing plays a critical part that also deserves proper credit.

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Marvell revs up Ethernet to 400Gbps with new ‘Alaska’ chips

Marvell Semiconductor's Alaska C 88X7120 transceivers are the first to support the 802.3 standard, which will quadruple network throughput.

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Cisco’s intent-based networks now available for the WAN

Cisco continues to innovate in the area of intent-based networks and now brings the advanced network model to the biggest area of pain for most companies -- the WAN.

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Cisco attacks SD-WAN with software from Viptela, Meraki acquisitions

New Cisco software will address SD-WAN challenges with help improving application performance, planning bandwidth allocation, and modeling how policy changes might affect network performance.

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Why a bare-metal cloud provider might be just what you need

Cloud services that provide nothing but server hardware can help solve application-migration, performance, customization and hardware-access problems.

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