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VMware embraces Google Cloud, Kubernetes with load-balancer upgrades

A new version of VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer distributes workloads uniformly across the network to boost efficiency, reliability.

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Fortinet, Barracuda expand SD-WAN cloud offerings

Both are designed to span multiple clouds and bring faster, secure connectivity.

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Is COVID-19 vendor financing for enterprise gear a good deal?

IT vendors are offering billions in financial aid to keep enterprise IT sales from being cancelled and partners afloat, but do they benefit customers?

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Data-center survey: IT seeks faster switches, intelligent computing

Omdia survey of North American enterprises finds that on-premises data centers will thrive and IT pros will seek faster switches.

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6G wireless? Samsung is already outlining its plans

Connected machines and digital twins will help drive 6G networks, Samsung says.

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Balloon-powered internet service goes live in Kenya

Alphabet spinout Loon uses balloons to create a floating network of cell towers.

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AI startup Graphcore launches Nvidia competitor

Graphcore is putting its new AI processor, the Colossus MK2 IPU, up against Nvidia's Ampere A100 GPU.

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Counterfeit Cisco switches raise network security alarms

In a disconcerting event for IT security professionals, counterfeit versions of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series switches were discovered on an unnamed business network, and the fake gear was found to be designed to circumvent typical...

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Options grow for migrating mainframe apps to the cloud

Mainframe software migration vendor LzLabs is setting up shop in North America to help mainframe users move legacy applications into cloud application environments.

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Kioxia demonstrates new high-capacity SSD form factor

Rather than using a hard disk form, Kioxia's EDSFF SSD uses new designs for chip placement and cooling efficiency.

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AT&T expands SD-WAN offerings through Cisco partnership

New AT&T SD-WAN links on-premises and cloud networks and provides single-pane security monitoring.

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HPE makes big SD-WAN play with $925M Silver Peak acquisition

HPE is buying networking vendor Silver Peak for $925 million. Silver Peak's Unity WAN technology will slide into HPE subsidiary Aruba's portfolio and give it an immediate boost in the hot SD-WAN arena where Cisco, VMware and others...

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For lease: IPv4 addresses, slightly used but in working order

If your business needs IP addresses for new servers or IoT devices, there is a marketplace for all the addresses you need.

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SD-WAN and analytics: A marriage made for the new normal

Reliance on SD-WAN analytics grows as customers move toward cloud, security services

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Juniper aligns its security portfolio with the SASE model

Juniper joins VMware, Cisco and many others in chasing edge security customers

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IDC: Covid-19 hits SD-WAN, data center gear; enterprise impact varies

While the previously hot market around most SD-WAN technology has slowed and IT budgets overall are under pressure in general, the Covid-19 pandemic has created demand for other network capabilities such as improved network management...

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Fannie Mae’s journey to SD-WAN means less reliance on MPLS and VPNs

As mortgage lender Fannie Mae adopts SD-WAN, it’s realizing dramatic improvements in latency and network performance.

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How wireless networks can battle COVID-19

Wireless network devices maintain a connection by handing off from one cell tower to another. The data created should be used to fight coronavirus, say researchers.

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StorOne releases Optane-powered enterprise storage

The company’s new array combines its software-defined storage technology with Intel servers, Optane and QLC flash storage technologies.

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Project OWL: IoT trying to hold connectivity together in disasters

IoT devices configured in a wireless mesh network can be quickly deployed to provide basic connections when natural disasters knock out traditional communications links.

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