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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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Cisco exec. details how Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will fire-up enterprises in 2019 and beyond

Cisco’s Scott Harrell says Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will change how businesses think about wired vs. wireless networking and add new options for SD-WAN deployments.

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Edge security: There’s lots of attack surfaces to worry about

Making edge computing safe means applying sound security principles to the unique edge environment.

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Like 4G before it, 5G is being hyped

U.S. carriers are talking about their 5G wireless offerings before they actually have services that support the likely 5G standard, and they face stiff competition from China and others to lead the way.

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10 hot quantum-computing startups to watch

Well-funded young companies drawing on academics and industry veterans for leadership are tackling hardware, software, algorithms, security, analytics and more that are needed for quantum computing to become a reality in enterprises.

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IoT providers need to take responsibility for performance

To insure the security and privacy of Internet of Things deployments, vendors, service providers and corporate IT practitioners must assume responsibility for the integrity of their IoT networks and the data they handle.

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The long, slow death of commercial Unix

Unix was the standard for mission-critical computing. Now it’s clinging for life. How will it end?

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SD-WAN can help solve challenges of multi-cloud

Cooperation between SD-WAN vendors and cloud service providers contributes to easily managed cloud connections across multiple cloud providers and creates a secure, low-latency multi-cloud environment.

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