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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.

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Private 5G growth stymied by pandemic, lack of hardware

It's still early days for private 5G networks, as a majority of enterprises are waiting for devices to mature, standards to progress, and solid use cases to emerge.

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Microsoft includes IoT devices under its Secured-core program

The Edge Secured-core, program is designed to validate IoT devices for specific security hardware technology, and ensure users that they are running an OS with built-in security technology.

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AWS moves towards quantum networking

AWS Center for Quantum Networking will focus on communication hardware, software and apps

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Cloudflare outage brings hundreds of sites, services temporarily offline

The Tuesday outage took just under two hours to fix, and follows similar disruption last week that caused network performance issues across India, Indonesia and Eastern Europe.

Redefining NaaS: It’s the internet

Network-as-a-service is popularly defined as expensing network technology and management rather than doing it yourself, but there’s a better way to look at it.

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Cisco data-center switches promise 800Gb Ethernet, deliver 400GbE today

Cisco rolls out 5 new Nexus data-center switches for high-bandwidth apps.

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10 top automation and orchestration tools

Tools that automate and orchestrate network chores can perform tasks quicker and more accurately than an admin.

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Cisco service predicts SD-WAN problems

Cisco's ThousandEyes WAN Insights service provides forecasts and SD-WAN policy recommendations for optimizing enterprise network sites.

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Cisco moves Catalyst, Nexus management to the cloud

Cisco is adding a cloud-based option to its on premises management for its Catalyst networking and Nexus data-center gear.

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VPN providers flee Indian market ahead of new data rules

The Indian government directive mandates VPN providers store information about their customers for up to five years.

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What is Wireshark?

Take a bite out of network performance issues with this open-source tool

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How to manage scripts that manage network automation

By following these four best coding practices, writers of scripts that automate networking chores can reduce errors, track changes, and ensure the code can be readily maintained as it evolves.

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Extreme announces high-end Universal Switch, SD-WAN service

Extreme Networks has extended its Universal Switch family and added a SD-WAN subscription package aimed at offering customers more flexible enterprise networking options.

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Who is selling Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and what do you get?

Vendors are offering cloud-based services that support the ZTNA framework for VPN replacement and access control policy enforcement

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Network Service Mesh: Linking multicloud workloads

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is developing technology to link multicloud enterprise workloads at the network layer regardless of where they are running.

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Cisco, Kyndryl team up on edge networking, private cloud, managed services

The alliance between Cisco and Kyndryl extends a technology relationship the two had when Kyndryl was a division if IBM.

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Arista switches target low-latency, high-density networks

Arista’s new switches are aimed helping customers consolidate servers, network and FPGA devices to reduce footprint, cabling, and power consumption.

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