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Full network automation isn’t ready, but current tools can still help

Automation tools can reduce manual tasks and improve security today even though the goal of full automation is still remote.

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Creating complex digital twins requires sharing intellectual property

The possibilities of digital twinning are rapidly expanding, but the networking and interconnection technology behind it need to keep pace.

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Hot job: Wireless LAN engineer

Given the realities of COVID-19, WLAN engineers are finding ways to extend enterprise security and Wi-Fi management capabilities to employees' home networks. They've also got a new role to play as enablers of future, contactless...

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Trouble with troubleshooting: Network-management tools are letting IT pros down

Network-management vendors need to make smarter tools that employ machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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How AI will be used to manage 5G networks

Artificial intelligence will play an important role in how future networks become sliced, supporting multiple uses, including IoT and private 5G networks.

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Enterprises being won over by speed, effectiveness of network automation

It’s early days, but network automation is gaining ground as enterprises look to streamline network device management, reduce human error and speed problem resolution.

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5 hot network-automation startups to watch

Automating network processes can head off issues and speed resolution of problems while cutting the workload on IT pros.

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VMware targets SD-WAN management with Nyansa acquisition

VMware said the Nyansa technology will be targeted at boosting monitoring and troubleshooting for LAN/WAN deployments within its SD-WAN package -- VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud.

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How to buy network automation tools

Here’s the factors you need to weigh so you can make a smart decision about the network automation tool that’s best for your organization.

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Peer product reviews: IT pros evaluate 7 enterprises offerings

These downloadable reports offer objective user-contributed product evaluations to help IT decision-makers navigate the tech purchase process.

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Career roadmap: Network architect

With the growing use of mobile devices and apps, edge computing,and IoT, the network architect role has become more complex and more important to the success of the enterprise.

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3 strategies to simplify complex networks

Innovations such as SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G have enabled networks to do more, but they’ve also made them complex. Software, machine learning, and automation will alleviate the problem.

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Using predictive analytics to troubleshoot network issues: Fact or fiction?

Predictive analytics can reveal lurking network problems before they impact reliability or performance. Once considered a futuristic technology, predictive analytics is poised to become a mainstream network diagnostic and management...

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Mellanox introduces SmartNICs to eliminate network load on CPUs

Mellanox unveiled two processors designed to offload network workloads from the CPU -- ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 – freeing the CPU to do its processing job.

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Get ready for the convergence of IT and OT networking and security

Collecting telemetry data from operational networks and passing it to information networks for analysis has its benefits. But this convergence presents big cultural and technology challenges.

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5 reasons for and 5 against managed SD-WAN

When weighing the choice between DIY and a managed service for SD-WAN, consider current WAN conditions, IT skill levels, geographic scope of the WAN, and how much control you’re willing to relinquish.

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How to get the most out of network performance-management tools

With most enterprises deploying multiple network performance-management tools, it’s challenging to create a unified picture of what they know.

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Xilinx closes SolarFlare purchase, promises high-performance networking

Xilinix's purchase of SolarFlare is part of the company's strategy to offer a full network and compute platform for the data center.

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