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Cisco tightens its SD-WAN integration with Microsoft Azure

Cisco SD-WAN customers can use Microsoft’s Azure Virtual WAN and its multi-region fabric for worldwide, regional connectivity


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The astronomical costs of an asset disposal program gone wrong

As Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has learned, an information technology asset disposal program can protect a company against the potential catastrophe of data leaks from gear you’re getting rid of.


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What is a network switch, and how does it work?

Switches connect network segments, providing full-duplex communication, valuable network performance data and efficient use of network bandwidth.


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Micron to build largest chip factory in US history

Micron plans to build a memory chip fabrication plant in upstate New York that it said will be the size of 40 football fields and create about 50,000 jobs. It may spend up to $100B over the next 20 years on the facility.


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Aryaka rolls out cloud-based web gateway for SASE-focused WAN offering

Aryaka's Secure Web Gateway and Firewall-as-a-Service adds cloud-based security services to its Zero Trust WAN platform, as it moves toward providing SASE capabilities for its users.


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Weekly internet health check, US and worldwide

ThousandEyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, provides Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS.


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VMware embraces DPUs to stretch the use of CPUs

VMware eases the use of SmartNICs based on digital processing units to handle networking, security, storage, and other processes, freeing up enterprise-server CPU cycles.


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Used servers: Bargain or too good to be true?

Previously owned servers and network equipment can be less expensive than new hardware and more readily available, thanks to tech product backlogs, but enterprises need to be aware of potential pitfalls.


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The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2022

Here’s our take on the top 10 vendors providing corporate networks with everything from SASE and NaaS to ZTNA and network automation.


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SambaNova ships second-generation AI systems

SambaNova DataScale servers can perform both AI training and inference, which eliminates expensive data movement.


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About a third of cloud users need to learn resiliency lessons from Ian

While the Florida hurricane damage has your attention, it's time to plan for and implement redundant cloud and on-prem network infrastructure and strengthen backup and recovery capabilities.


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IBM, Vodaphone, GSMA form group to promote quantum-safe networks

Goal of GSMA Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce is to help develop standards and mitigate future quantum security challenges.


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ITU elects US candidate, quelling concerns about internet fracture

Western observers have been worried that Russian candidate to head ITU, Rashid Ismailov, would promote a plan to restructure the internet, giving nation-states more control and leading to network fragmentation.


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MIT-based startup's cooling tech can cut data center energy costs, footprint

Jetcool says that its use of microconvection enables on-board liquid cooling and makes its devices more effective by a factor of 10, compared to traditional heat sinks or cold plates.


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Highest paid IT certifications command $130K+

Certifications from Cisco, Nutanix, VMware, and cloud providers pay enough to land on Skillsoft’s ranking of most lucrative tech skills.