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Data center fiber to jump to 800 gigabits in 2019

Capacity enhancements for fiber-optic communications continue.

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Network issues are causing more data-center outages

As enterprise computing environments grow more complex, IT system failures and network errors are bringing down data centers in greater numbers, causing more unplanned downtime.

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Software-defined perimeter: Identity-centric enforced network perimeter

Traditional VPNs no longer cut it.

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Apple showcases new streaming service, plus, Facebook's outage | TECH(feed)

Its servers were down for hours, and then news broke that two of Facebook’s top executives are leaving the company. We’ll take a look at that on today’s episode of TECH(feed). We’ll also discuss Apple new video streaming service.

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Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

VMware networking and security chief Tom Gillis looks at competing with Cisco and how the company will bolster NSX and more.

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The noise in fiber could be used to increase data capacity

One normally wants to get rid of noise in data links, but scientists at ETH Zurich say you can harness it to increase the capacity of fiber-optic cables.

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3 steps to take before deploying SD-WAN

Read the fine print in your current WAN contracts first to choose the most cost-effective SD-WAN option.

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Data center giants announce new high-speed interconnect

Intel, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, HPE, Cisco, Dell-EMC, Huawei and Alibaba join forces to create Compute Express Link, a high-speed interconnect for chip-to-chip communication.

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How to shop for CDN services

Five questions to ask to get the right content delivery network for your organization

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Facebook gets into the fiber-optic connectivity business

Facebook created a subsidiary called Middle Mile Infrastructure to sell excess capacity on its fiber, starting with new fiber-optic routes between its data center campuses in Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina.

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Survey: Cloud monitoring, management tools come up short

Cost and complexity are the top shortcomings of tools enterprises need for monitoring and managing their cloud services, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

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How to determine if Wi-Fi 6 is right for you

The Wi-Fi 6 is on the horizon. Follow these steps to determine if your business should upgrade to the new wireless standard and how to prepare.

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How blockchain will manage networks

Ethernet networking technology is inherently insecure and hard to manage. To address that, researchers say a blockchain approach to network management is needed.

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Foldable phones and 5G: Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2019 | TECH(talk)

This year's MWC was mainly about 5G networking. And foldable phones. In fact, it was the foldables that stole the show, according to PC World's Michael Simon. He and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis chew over both topics in...

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Cisco uncorks 26 security patches for switches, firewalls

Cisco is patching holes in software for Nexus 3000, 3500, 7000, 9000 switches and for Firepower 4100 Series next-generation firewall and Firepower 9300 security appliance.

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Why Wi-Fi needs artificial intelligence

Business Wi-Fi has grown in importance, and an artificial intelligence-based operational model is needed to keep up with increasing demands.

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SD-WAN: 10 essential considerations

SD-WAN offers cost savings, improved reliability, security and more.

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How to configure a static IP address on Linux

When you need a Linux system to have a static IP address rather than one that is set dynamically, all that's required is some configuration changes and a restart. Follow these steps to make the switch.

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