Network Management

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Industry 4.0 - network automation - IoT internet of things

Blockchain, service-centric networking key to IoT success

IoT needs monetization, security, and a strong edge network. Researchers say they have the solution — Blockcloud — blockchain along with a service name addressing system.

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What is network virtualization? Pioneer Martin Casado explains

Network virtualization pioneer Martin Casado explains the concept behind network virtualization, how the technology works and why it was created.

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7 free networking tools you must have

From server management to protocol analysis to visibility into systems, networks and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered.

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Get a better angle on your network monitoring with application management

Optimize your network management and monitoring tools by using application management tools too.

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Cultivating an app-first mentality in enterprise network management

Today’s applications require stability and reliability, enabled by transparency.

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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.

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AI, machine learning and your access network

Given the invasion of new data now hitting enterprise access networks, machine learning and AI couldn't be more welcome technologies for taking the pressure of network managers to do more with less.

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What is NB-IoT?

Narrowband IoT is the major wireless carriers' play to capture a significant chunk of the burgeoning enterprise IoT marketplace, even if the standard isn't quite ready for prime time yet. Here's a look at the technology that's coming...

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Debunking today’s dominant automation myths

There should be no doubt that automation is a robust and powerful tool if implemented in the right way. But let's get past the falsehoods, shall we?

The rise of modular plug terminated links

Developing new LAN cabling standards is an arduous process that takes many years. Most standards development work centers around higher performance cable and connectors to support new applications like 10, 25 and 40 gigabit Ethernet....

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Aerohive SD-WAN solution simplifies management of multi networks

With Aerohive's SD-WAN solution, customers now have a single console for managing wired networks, Wi-Fi and the enterprise WAN.

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Automation advancements bring netops and devops teams into the future

Automating independent tasks by applying templates will help accelerate the bulk of the work and simplify the entire deployment process.

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Network verification: predicting the future of complex networks

A new kind of automation uses math to help ensure business goals continuously match reality.

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5 reasons why IT can't tame the user experience for the network manager

Why today's user experience for network professionals sucks and why it has become so hard for IT staff to tame.

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Manage user performance, not the network, with machine learning-based tools

Startup Nyansa adds machine learning to its Voyance user performance management tool, enabling it to provide proactive remediation advice.

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How does SD-WAN work?

Learn about the latest networking technology, SD-WAN, which uses policy-based rules to orchestrate applications routing in the cloud. Jerry Kennelly, CEO of Riverbed, describes the functionality and benefits.

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Validating cloud applications before going live

Properly addressing issues concerning application deployment within a cloud environment requires a combination of network tools specific to each system’s unique requirements and demands.

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Making sense of the SD-WAN business case

There is no 'one size fit all' approach to building a business case for SD-WAN – the benefits vary significantly by industry and geography.

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