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Shortages force network vendors into creative product redesigns

Scarcity of mundane hardware components have Cisco, Arista, Juniper, and others looking to redesigns, re-engineering, and alternate sources.

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Weekly internet health check, US and worldwide

ThousandEyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, provides Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS.

Industry 4.0 - network automation - IoT internet of things

IoT technology is hitting an inflection point for businesses

New data from Omdia shows that IoT deployments are on the rise, with a strong majority of companies already in the process of deploying IoT technology to enhance their operations.

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Digital-twin tech at crux of Schneider Electric's $10.7B deal for Aveva

Schneider touts synergy, reference-agnostic data platforms, but insists that Aveva will continue to operate much as it has in the past.

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Juniper increases flexibility of its data-center automation and assurance platform

Juniper Networks broadens the scope of its Apstra intent-based networking software to include broader configuration and multivendor support as well as a new licensing scheme.

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Arista extends security of EOS, doubles R3 router portfolio

Arista Network has added security, cloud and mobile connectivity to its flagship operating system and doubled its portfolio of routing products giving enterprises tons of new networking configuration options.

SD-WAN adoption

Cisco expands its SD-WAN software for wider reach, better security

Cisco SD-WAN software adds encrypted site-to-cloud connectivity; expands its ability to support multi-region fabric deployment, and improves security.

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AWS, Harvard collaborate to advance quantum networking

The AWS Center for Quantum Networking (CQN) and Harvard’s Quantum Initiative (HQI) group will team to cultivate projects to develop quantum memories, integrated photonics, and quantum applications that could help underpin future...

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Wi-Fi 7 test tops 5Gbps using Intel, Broadcom equipment

Multivendor testing for Wi-Fi 7 reaches an important milestone.

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Medical device vulnerability could let hackers steal Wi-Fi credentials

Vulnerabilities on battery units for medical infusion pump devices made by Baxter could allow for network access, DoS and man-in-the-middle attacks, highlighting IoT security issues and the need to properly decommission equipment,...

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Cisco plans to predict, solve network problems via SaaS

Cisco's Thousand Eyes intelligent network software is at the heart of a strategy to predict and fix network problems before they cause trouble.

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FCC urged to test for 'dangerous' interference from Wi-Fi 6E

The wireless networks of utilities, emergency responders, and transit authorities could be affected by Wi-Fi that uses the 6GHz frequency band, a watchdog association says.

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Palo Alto Networks bulks-up its SASE portfolio

Palo Alto's Prisma SASE package now includes more security for SaaS applications and better detection of unknown threats.

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VMware CEO highlights tech upgrades, skims over looming Broadcom buy

Product news includes VMware vSphere 8, new Aria multi-cloud management tools, and a SaaS delivery model for networking and security software NSX.

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Network availability: Are you your own worst enemy?

As network complexity grows, so does the complexity of dealing with it effectively.

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Cisco DevNet certifications explained

New career-boosting certs are aimed at network automation, observability and programmability through software development

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Cisco backlog still looms

Cisco reports that FY2022 product orders are at a record high, but so are the orders it hasn’t been able to fill.

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7 ways to fight network tool sprawl

Managing a raft of overlapping, siloed tools can create inefficiencies for network teams, but there are ways to address the problem

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