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5 times when cloud repatriation makes sense

Even the cloud has its limits. In certain situations a traditional data center is the best place to host one or more applications.

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Why blockchain (might be) coming to an IoT implementation near you

There’s a small but growing overlap between the internet of things and blockchain, but there are challenges.

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5G: A deep dive into fast, new wireless

5G wireless networks are just about ready for prime time, overcoming backhaul and backward-compatibility issues, and promising the possibility of all-mobile networking through enhanced throughput.

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How to hack your own Wi-Fi network

Free (or almost free) Wi-Fi penetration testing tools can help you spot potential Wi-Fi security vulnerabilities and figure out ways to protect against them.

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Triton and the new wave of IIoT security threats

Triton malware, which can shut down industrial safety systems, causing damage to facilities and threatening human life, targets the industrial internet of things.

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Quantum computing will break your encryption in a few years

Quantum technology is set to make public-key infrastructure obsolete before too long, but it might also keep your data secure.

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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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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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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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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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Wireless spectrum shortage? Not so fast

There’s no shortage of the radio spectrum essential to wireless communications, thanks to greater spectral efficiency and improving regulatory policies. But vigilance is required.

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SD-WAN: 10 essential considerations

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

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Is Cisco's CCIE certificate relevant anymore?

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIE) certification is a career pinnacle for many network professionals. But not everyone thinks it's worth the investment in time and money.

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Bringing IoT to old-school industries without disruption is challenging

Most industries that are moving to modern IoT are faced with integrating the new technology with their older gear, making for a complex transition, but the technical side of the process is getting simpler by the day.

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FinOps services aim to tackle cloud financial management

As companies move farther away from on-premises data centers toward the cloud, figuring out how best to leverage that shift becomes increasingly important. That's where FinOps comes in.

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How to adopt a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption

Emerging network technologies such as SDN, SD-WAN and intent-based networking promise to improve service and streamline operations, but don't let the transition process throw a wrench into existing activities.

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What to know about planning mobile edge systems (MEC)

A wealth of standards, possible architectures and applications makes careful planning of mobile edge systems systems important, difficult.

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Free configuration management using Ansible, Ubuntu, VirtualBox

This how-to shows how to use free Ansible software to automate configuration of Cisco routers and links to other Ansible modules that apply to other vendors' gear and support other functionality

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