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COVID-19: Weekly health check of ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services

Thousand Eyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, is providing Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS


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Cisco bumps up ISR/ASR router performance and capacity

The networking vendor rolled out a new pluggable switching module (SM-X) for the Integrated Services Router (ISR) 4000 branch and a pluggable Embedded Services Process module (ESP-X) for its Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000 that...


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Smart network upgrades to consider before the next pandemic

COVID-19 is driving enterprises to evaluate technologies that can improve network availability and agility, such as SD-WAN, secure access service edge (SASE), intent-based networking (IBN), and network automation.


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Test and review of 4 Wi-Fi 6 routers: Who's the fastest?

We tested Wi-Fi 6 routers from Extreme, Cisco, EnGenius and Meraki to find out whether these access points deliver on the promise of better throughput from the latest Wi-Fi standard


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Western Digital rolls out NVMe-over-Fabric SSDs for legacy storage migration

An all-flash NVMeoF system from Western Digital is designed to replace SATA and SAS for high-performance applications in the enterprise.


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Nimble tech startups find ways to navigate the pandemic

From remote data-center commissioning to strengthened e-commerce, some tech startups and their investors find opportunity in the COVID-19 global economic disruption.


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Painless file extraction on Linux

Extracting files from archives isn't difficult, but it can be tedious, especially with all the archive naming conventions in use today. But you can make the task a little easier by putting everything you know about the process into a...


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NIST aims to make frequency sharing more efficient for wireless networks

Machine-learning formula will help different radio protocols, such as Wi-Fi and LTE, work together more efficiently in the same wireless spectrum.


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Ampere announces 128-core Arm server processor

New chip will be socket-compatible with the 80-core Ampere CPU now on the market.


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Pandemic-driven changes to application-delivery infrastructure may become permanent

Enterprises are beefing up application-delivery security and capacity to accommodate an increasing remote workforce.


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Inside network automation trends

How to cut costs, boost uptime and streamline data center operations through network automation.


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How to stress test your Linux system

Stressing your Linux servers can be a good idea if you'd like to see how well they function when they're loaded down. In this post, we'll look at some tools that can help you add stress and gauge the results.


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VMware offers up a SASE service with SD-WAN built in

VMware SD-WAN Zero Trust Service addresses the need to secure remote access for growing remote workforces.


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Wi-Fi 6E: When it’s coming and what it’s good for

New wireless spectrum recently dedicated to Wi-Fi allows for more channels and higher density deployments, but gear to support it won’t be widely deployed until 2020, according to an Extreme Networks exec.


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Ripple20 TCP/IP flaws can be patched but still threaten IoT devices

A serious security flaw in a TCP/IP library used by thousands upon thousands of IoT devices remains difficult to address even though a fix exists.