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How to negotiate a Cisco Enterprise Agreement that works for you

Cisco Enterprise Agreements (“EAs”) are becoming an increasingly popular vehicle for purchasing and consuming software products and services from Cisco. The general concept is that – rather than purchasing individual software...

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REVIEW: 5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools

Software tools for testing Wi-Fi can run on a laptop, but dedicated hardware tools offer the convenience of a sometimes less cumbersome form-factor that are compact enough to fit in the pouch of a laptop bag. This article looks at...

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How to eliminate the default route for greater security

If portions of enterprise data-center networks have no need to communicate directly with the internet, then why do we configure routers so every system on the network winds up with internet access by default? Part of the reason is...

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Aruba v Aerohive in customer reviews

Users of Aruba and Aerohive's wireless gear comment on what they like and what they don't based on their first-hand experiences.

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Getting grounded in intent-based networking

This package provides essential information to help networking pros weigh if and when to jump in on IBN.

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Testing RFID IoT devices for enterprise deployment

RFID devices can be useful internet of things endpoints, but they should be checked for security and compatibility before deployment

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Review: VMware’s vSAN 6.6

VMware's vSAN 6.6 is an attractive, if expensive, choice for hyper-converged storage.

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Invaluable tips and tricks for troubleshooting Linux

A guide to some essential commands that can make Linux/Unix admins' lives easier when problems crop up.

IoT set to push computing to the edge in 2018

Security and a move to edge computing likely to dominate IoT trends in 2018

What does hybrid cloud mean in practice?

Cloud providers and the big players in enterprise IT are pairing up to tempt organisations seeking a route to a hybrid future

Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE BladeSystem: Which is best?

This IT Central Station report compares real users’ feedback on Cisco UCS B-Series and HPE BladeSystem

Q&A: Mainframe skills just as important as AI talent

We speak to Chris Ducker from Sungard Availability Services about why companies still aren’t providing IT staff with the level of training they need

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REVIEW: FlexPod, Oracle Exalogic converged-infrastructure gear

Two top makers of converged infrastructure devices – FlexPod and Oracle Exalogic – rank well among their users, but they have important differences, according to customers who have used the products. In this review, real users who...

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A deep dive into Cisco’s intent-based networking

Cisco SVP Scott Harrell serves up details about the company's intent-based networking.

What do users really think of all-flash arrays?

Read real users’ feedback on all-flash arrays courtesy of IT Central Station

Six extreme datacentre locations

A look at some of the more unusual data centre locations around the world

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REVIEW: How rack servers from HPE, Dell and IBM stack up

End users describe how rack servers from HPE, Dell and IBM stack up

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IPv6 deployment guide

A step-by-step approach to full-scale adoption of IPv6 in the enterprise

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