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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...

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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...

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When to bet on colocation facilities vs cloud, private data centers

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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IoT roundup: Robot boats; AT&T makes IoT partner deals

AT&T is allying with HPE, AVSystem, Passtime to provide IoT options; MIT collaborates on autonomous 'roboats' to ply the waters of Amsterdam’s canals.

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Oracle does-in Dyn, resets DNS services to cloud

Oracle wants its DNS customers to migrate from its Dyn service to Oracle Cloud services, but some of those customers are very unhappy.

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Hyperconverged infrastructure vendors: 10 hot HCI startups to watch

With interest growing in hyperconverged infrastructure, large tech incumbents have been buying startups with HCI expertise, but there remains a lot more startups carving out niches. Here are 10 of them.

Can 5G replace high-speed Wi-Fi in the enterprise?

A TECH(talk) interview with Analyst Jack Gold about corporate use of 5G wireless – including IoT – the U.S.–Huawei dispute over the technology and how soon to expect services to be available

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Carrier services help expand healthcare, with 5G in the offing

Many telehealth initiatives tap into wireless networking supplied by service providers that may start offering services such as Citizen's Band and 5G to support remote medical care.

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Survey: Data-center staffing shortage remains challenging

Building public awareness and achieving workforce diversity will help data-center operators contend with skills shortage, says Uptime Institute.

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VMware eyes Avi Networks for data-center software

VMware punched up its data center network virtualization capabilities by announcing it would buy Avi Networks load balancing, analytics and application delivery technology

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