Glossary of networking terms

To find a brief definition of the networking term you are looking for user your browser's "Find" feature then follow links to a fuller explanation.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux is ready for Windows 11

Windows users can now more easily explore Linux on their Windows 11 desktops.

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A dive into Kyndryl, IBM’s managed-services spin-off

The managed-infrastructure-services unit of IBM's Global Technology Services faces stiff competition when it goes solo as Kyndryl later this year.


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Marvell announces some very smart SmartNIC processors

The Octeon 10 DPU packs the processing power of a server CPU but it’s for network management.

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Google Cloud extends its reach with new Distributed Cloud options

The third-placed cloud vendor has announced a new set of options for customers that need to keep certain workloads in self-hosted environments or out at the edge.

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US IT job growth slows, but 2021 still on track for record hiring

Businesses would have hired even more IT workers — especially developers, cybersecurity staffers, and compliance experts — had they been able to find enough qualified candidates.

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The Dell/VMware relationship remains strong despite split

If ever you needed a sign Dell and VMware are parting on good terms, they just gave it.

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Very quietly, Oracle ships new Exadata servers

The company boasts of massive performance gains, but is anyone buying?

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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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Edge computing: The architecture of the future

To fully digitize the last mile of business, you need to distribute compute power where it's needed most -- right next to IoT devices that collect data from the real world.


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Edge computing: 5 potential pitfalls

Edge computing has many upsides including better near-real-time response and analytics for IoT, but it’s far from plug and play.


Installing packages on Linux and Mac with Homebrew

Here's an introduction to Homebrew, an easy but unusual package manager that works with both Linux and macOS.

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4 questions that get the answers you need from IT vendors

It’s hard to set priorities for buying IT technology when vendors poorly explain what they do, how they do it, and what the concrete benefits are. Asking them these four questions can break the information logjam.

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Cisco: Networking, security, collaboration at heart of hybrid workforce concerns

Cisco’s new quarterly Hybrid Work Index tracks workforce challenges by analyzing data culled from users of its Meraki networking, ThousandEyes internet visibility, Webex collaboration, and security platforms.

Ananki startup tries to simplify private 5G

The ONF’s newest commercial arm is a move to showcase the group’s open standards for 5G technology.