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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.


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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Cisco adds telemetry to storage networks

Cisco MDS 9123T FC switch with integrated telemetry helps customers analyze SAN operations better, remediate problems faster and proactively handle issues.

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ThousandEyes’ Device Layer helps solve application problems faster

Device Layer provides the health status of network devices, enabling network operations teams to deliver better application and service performance.

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Increase your network security: Deploy a honeypot

Deploying a honeypot system on your internal network is a proactive measure that enables you to immediately detect an intruder before any data is damaged or stolen.

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6 AI ingredients every wireless networking strategy needs

Thanks to advances in AI, companies of all sizes can transform their wireless networking with WiFi that is predictable, reliable and measurable.

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Wi-Fi analytics SaaS can make retail cool

Customers are starting to seek personalized retail experiences and this might be step one for your network.


Apstra intent-based networking bridges the physical, virtual

Apstra’s intent-based AOS 2.0 delivers agility across physical/virtual networks so they look like one.

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Spock’s wise words for today’s network managers

Star Trek is filled with advice that apply to today’s tech professionals. Here’s a look at seven from the Enterprise’s most logical crew member, Spock.

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