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IBM builds ransomware protection into on-prem storage

IBM's Safeguarded Copy takes a snapshot of your systems and stores it where ransomware can't reach it.


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What is NAS (network-attached storage) and how does it work?

Improvements in network-attached storage density and performance target unstructured data workloads. Here's how a NAS server works, how it is different from a SAN, and what IT buyers want in file-level storage.


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Survey: Home-office networks demand better monitoring tools

Improved monitoring of work-at-home environments requires money, simplified infrastructure, and better IT leadership.


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Wi-Fi 6E: Don’t let hype push you off your refresh cycle

The promise of Wi-Fi in the 6GHz band is undeniable, but experts agree that, for now, it’s rarely worth deviating from your usual Wi-Fi refresh cycle.


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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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Hybrid cloud success: 5 things to forget about, 4 things to remember

Prepping for hybrid cloud relies on essentials like developing in-house expertise and careful analysis that proves out what the cost benefits will be.


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Cisco CCNA certification explained

Cisco Certified Network Associate is an associate-level certification designed to demonstrate that a candidate understands the fundamentals of networking, including network access, IP connectivity, security basics, and automation and...


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Find out what packages are installed on your Fedora system

The dnf command can uncover a wealth of information about what file packages are installed on Fedora and related systems


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SD-WAN buyers guide: Key questions to ask vendors (and yourself)

SD-WAN purchasing starts with deciding DIY vs. managed service, but includes asking about details like microsegmentation, path control, service chaining, and how it’s going to fit with SASE


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What is Network as a Service (NaaS)?

NaaS typically includes integrated hardware, software and licenses delivered in a subscription-based offering.


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Installing fonts on your Linux system

If you've never looked into the availability of free fonts for Linux, you've got a big surprise coming. There are many thousands of uniquely appealing fonts, and adding them to your system is very easy.


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Survey: AIOps-driven network management can make your business run better

EMA has published “Revolutionizing Network Management with AIOps,” a report based on a survey of 309 network infrastructure and operations professionals who have experience with applying AIOps to network management.


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The TPM chip controversy for Windows 11 is a non-issue for Windows Server

In announcing the next version of Windows Server, Microsoft set the stage for TPM, so hardware makers know what’s coming.


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Ransomware recovery: Plan for it now

Make a disaster-recovery plan to address ransomware attacks, and start with stopping its spread, IDing the variant and getting ready to get restore your files.


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Backing up not just your data, but your productivity

When we run into a serious problem that threatens our ability to get our work done, it just might be time to rethink what "backing up" should involve.