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Rating IoT devices to gauge their impact on your network

With the wide range of internet of things devices being connected to business networks, there’s no cookie-cutter solution to building networks to support them, but assessing their needs can help.

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VMware touts hyperscale SD-WAN

VMware is teaming up with Dell/EMC to offer a hardware/software package rolled up into a managed SD-WAN service.

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VMware boosts load balancing, security intelligence, analytics

VMware has added new features to its core networking software that will let customers more securely control cloud application traffic running on virtual machines (VMs), containers, or bare metal.

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VMware fortifies its hybrid-cloud portfolio with management, automation, AWS and Dell offerings

VMware expanded its hybrid-cloud offerings with AWS and delivers one with Dell/EMC, and continues to expand its own cloud portfolio with announcements at VMworld.

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VMware plan elevates Kubernetes to star enterprise status

VMware detailed Tanzu which is made up of myriad new and existing VMware technologies to create a portfolio of products and services aimed at enterprises looking to more quickly build software on Kubernetes containers.

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Big Switch targets shadow IT, hybrid cloud growth with fortified software family

Big Switch's new products include a version of its Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) for Amazon Web Services virtual private cloud (VPC) management, adding support for Global VPCs (G-VPCs), and a cloud-based version of its Multi-Cloud Director...

CSO > cloud computing / backups / data center / server racks / data transfer

Real-world backup woes and how to fix them

How four enterprises solved problems with their backup and restore processes

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When private 4G LTE is better than Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi remains the most prevalent wireless technology in enterprise networks, but private 4G LTE cellular technology, and soon 5G, can be the answer in specific use cases involving remote and mobile deployments and high-capacity needs...

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Extreme's acquisitions have prepped it to better battle Cisco, Arista, HPE, others

Extreme has bought cloud, SD-WAN and data center technologies that make it more prepared to take on its toughest competitors.

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What is instant recovery? A way to quickly restore lost files and test backup systems

Instant recovery makes backups directly accessible for quick restoration of files but also enables checking whether the backup system itself is actually working.

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5 reasons to choose a managed SD-WAN and 5 reasons to think twice

When weighing the choice between DIY and a managed service for SD-WAN, consider current WAN conditions, IT skill levels, geographic scope of the WAN, and how much control you’re willing to relinquish.

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How to get a handle on multicloud management

Multicloud management tools promise to bring order, control and insight to disparate environments.

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Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

Microsoft says default passwords, unpatched devices, poor inventory of IoT gear led to exploits against companies by Russia's STRONTIUM hacking group.

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How to get the most out of network performance-management tools

With most enterprises deploying multiple network performance-management tools, it’s challenging to create a unified picture of what they know.

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Reports: As the IoT grows, so do its threats to DNS

ICANN and IBM's security researchers separately spell out how the growth of the internet of things will increase opportunities for malicious actors to attack the Domain Name System with hyperscale botnets and worm their malware into...

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Worst DNS attacks and how to mitigate them

DNS threats, including DNS hijacking, tunneling, phishing, cache poisoning and DDoS attacks, are all on the rise.

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How network pros acquire skills for SDN, programmable networks

Changing networks require changing skills. Learn how some IT pros are developing network programming skills to navigate the shift to software-defined networking (SDN) and respond to the increasing complexity of IT infrastructure...

CSO > cloud computing / backups / data center / server racks / data transfer

Colocation facilities buck the cloud-data-center trend

Lower prices and latency plus easy access to multiple cloud providers make colocation facilities an attractive option compared to building on-site data centers.

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