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Why a bare-metal cloud provider might be just what you need

Cloud services that provide nothing but server hardware can help solve application-migration, performance, customization and hardware-access problems.

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Hybrid cloud: How organizations are using Microsoft's on-premises cloud platform

Azure Stack is Microsoft's on-premises version of its Azure cloud service, enabling customers to hold sensitive information within their own facilities but with the ability to reach the Azure public cloud, too.

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How to deal with networking IoT devices

The internet of things has such a wide range of use cases and individual devices that network architects have to pay attention to a wide combination of variables for communication, power, bandwidth, reliability, cost and more.

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5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

Wi-Fi is quite fickle. The contention between Wi-Fi devices and the dynamic communication medium of the airwaves makes it a sensitive technology with many settings and situations that can slow it down. And even if you aren’t using...

How to test wireless M2M IoT devices for network readiness

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a significant and growing subset of the larger Internet of Things (IoT) movement, so you have to ask, “Is my network ready for machine-to-machine (M2M) devices?” IoT can include vehicles...

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Tips to improve IoT security on your network

Judging by all the media attention that The Internet of Things (or IoT) gets these days, you would think that the world was firmly in the grip of a physical and digital transformation. The truth, though, is that we all are still...

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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 organizations seeking a route to a hybrid future

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

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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