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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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NS1’s Private DNS enables modern applications, DevOps and more

A private version of DNS for use in internal infrastructure is enabling modern applications, DevOps, edge computing, and the shift to IPv6.

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REVIEW: Best VPN routers for small business

We evaluated five VPN routers suitable for small businesses from Cisco, D-Link, DrayTek, Mikrotik and ZyXEL based on price, features and user friendliness.

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Disruption Tolerant Networking could change the internet

Disruption Tolerant Networking, being developed for NASA’s Solar System Internet, guarantees data delivery when traffic is interrupted. It could also be used in remote locations on Earth.

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High-speed Ethernet bargains help meet data center needs

Cisco, Juniper, Arista, and HPE vie to sell more enterprise data-center high-speed Ethernet, which is needed to handle traffic generated by smarter applications, IoT devices, and video.

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How edge networking and IoT will reshape data centers

With edge computing to process a surge in data produced by the internet of things, the function of enterprise data centers will shift to handling long-term data aggregation and analysis.

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Are you ready for 5G?

A move to the edge needs to come first.

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How millimeter-wave wireless could help support 5G and IoT

Millimeter-wave technology is becoming less expensive and easier to deploy, making it a candidate for many wireless connections, including backhaul, personal area networks, LANs and even mobile devices.

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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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What’s so special about 5G and IoT?

The adoption of 5G for IoT product creators is still far off. Will it fundamentally transform cellular networks or is it all hype?

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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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Network visibility and assurance for GDPR compliance

EU’s GDPR now requires accountability for the handling of the data, throwing the issue of data protection into focus like never before. How best to manage ever-increasingly large and complex networks to achieve GDPR compliance when...

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Amazon rumored to be entering the networking market

Amazon is rumored to be targeting the network switching business. The move would put it in direct competition with Cisco, HPE, Juniper Networks, and Arista.

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13 debts of tunnel networks

Tunnels in networking may solve some problems but create a mammoth set of long term technical debts that will ultimately have to be paid in full.

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What are the best practices when cabling for Wi-Fi?

When trying to provide the best user experience, you need a well-planned and installed cabling system to support Wi-Fi.

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Extreme faces challenges, girds for future networking battles

Extreme Networks is grappling with how to best integrate and sell technologies it acquired from Avaya and Brocade, as well as incorporate and develop its own products.

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Machine learning takes a load off in network management

The purpose of the pervasive network is to empower innovation, but networks themselves are also benefiting from recent innovations in analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. By combining human intellect and creativity...

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Quantum-secured network ‘virtually un-hackable’

A U.K.-based broadband supplier has completed a quantum-key distribution (QKD) secured fiber internet link that it says hackers can't penetrate.

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What are the options for securing SD-WAN?

A look at SD-WAN security capabilities and partnerships from vendors, including Aruba, Cisco, Riverbed, and Silver Peak.

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The rise of artificial intelligence DDoS attacks

The leaves may change color, but the roots are the same. Are you ready for AI-based DDoS attacks?

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