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5G: mm-wave signals could power self-charging IoT devices

Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed an antenna that can translate millimeter-wave 5G signals into usable electrical power.

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Cisco brings net intelligence to Catalyst switches, app-performance management

Cisco this week said it added technology to its widely-used Catalyst switch and AppDynamics application monitoring package that will let customers more easily see and fix critical network and application problems across their...

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Cisco takes its first steps toward network-as-a-service

Cisco unwraps Cisco Plus, a NaaS offering focused on security and hybrid cloud for now

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NaaS: Network-as-a-service is the future, but it’s got challenges

NaaS offers flexibility, rapid provisioning, and predictable costs, but needs to resolve issue of vendor lock-in and service-level.

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5G: Time to get real about what it will be used for

Hype around 5G suggests it will prompt revolutionary changes in what wireless is used for, but it’s success will be providing better answers to existing problems.

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Open source, programmability, and as-a-service to play a big role in future networks

As networks rely more on software, industry experts expect open-source to play a role in Layer 2 and 3 functionality, and that data-centers will rely more on cloud-like services.

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Google and Cisco extend SD-WAN, cloud network-management integration

Cisco has integrated its SD-WAN technology with Google's Network Connectivity Center, a new management platform designed to simplify on-prem and cloud networking.

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Cloudflare wants to be your corporate network backbone with centralized management and security

Magic WAN and Magic Firewall aim to simplify linking sites and datacenters while allowing organizations to better enforce security policies.

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5G services: Another FCC auction to jumpstart carrier deployments

The FCC is auctioning off 100MHz more of mid-range radio-frequency licenses suitable for 5G services and to trying to make it easier for the winners to put them to use quickly.

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SD-WAN may be the key to smart network services

Managed SD-WAN devices at the edge could be how network operators personalize services for enterprises.

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NVMe over TCP: How it supercharges SSD storage using standard IP networks

For maximum storage performance, NVMe/TCP marks the next step forward in SSD networking.

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Cisco bumps up its silicon speed to 25.6Tbps

Cisco's Silicon One webscaler-device family now has 10 members

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Top enterprise data center trends you need to know

Enterprise data-center pros are embracing cloud services, growing high-speed networks, enabling remote workforces, and adopting automation and AI.

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Xilinx announces new line of adaptable SmartNIC cards

Alveo SN1000 SmartNICs comes with 100Gb/s line rate network function offload and composability features for customization.

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Next-gen wireless options: Wi-Fi 6, 5G or private 5G?

As Wi-Fi and 5G technology improve to support higher bandwidth and more users per access point, enterprises need to look deeper to decide which best meets their needs.

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5 free network-vulnerability scanners

These 5 tools can help automate the detection and remediation of vulnerabilities, and they're available at no cost, and some are upgradeable to more fully featured platforms.

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WAN challenges steer auto-rental firm to SASE

SASE helps global car-rental company Sixt strengthen its network security architecture and ride out COVID-19 challenges.

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Aruba chief: Enterprises must adjust to new normal of remote working

Keerti Melkote, president and founder of Aruba, talks future networks, edge computing and 5G.

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