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The software-defined data center drives agility

The value of SDN is doing as much as possible in the software so you don’t depend on the delivery of new features to come from a new generation of the hardware.

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Nutanix and HPE’s new hybrid partnership

While it feels like we’ve hit peak hybrid cloud, in reality it's only just begun.

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9 hot micro-data-center startups to watch

Startups focused on micro data centers could fill a void created by growing demand to process IoT data closer to the network edge.

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Secure Access Service Edge (SASE): A reflection of our times

Gartner makes the claim that the shift to SASE will make obsolete existing networking and security models.

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The 10 most powerful companies in IoT

The internet of things is a dynamic area encompassing a wide range of technologies where the power could shift at any time. Here is our snapshot of the 10 most powerful IoT companies now.

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3 strategies to simplify complex networks

Innovations such as SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G have enabled networks to do more, but they’ve also made them complex. Software, machine learning, and automation will alleviate the problem.

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A Virtual WAN: Moving closer to the enterprise

Virtual WAN will radically change the telecom environment, including how circuits are procured and who procures them.

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To secure industrial IoT, use segmentation instead of firewalls

Firewalls have been the de facto standard for securing internal devices, but the industrial internet of things (IIoT) will change that. Segmentation is the better option in those scenarios.

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Can AMD convert its growing GPU presence into a data center play?

AMD has scored high-performance computing deals recently, but to truly compete with Nvidia it needs to develop an alternative to Nvidia’s CUDA language.

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6 years of tech evolution, revolution and radical change

In his farewell TechWatch post, Fredric Paul looks back at how technology has changed in the six years he’s been writing for Network World—and what to expect over the next six years.

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Celebrating Linux's 28 years

Linux just turned 28, and in that time, it has moved from being an interesting project to what is in many ways the most significant operating system, spawning hundreds of distributions and taking over the field of supercomputing.

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Monitoring the Amazon wildfires with satellites, IoT sensors and GIS

Recent advances in IoT, satellites and geographical information systems are allowing us to track the location, intensity and direction of wildfires – including the current conflagration in the Amazon.

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Software-defined perimeter – the essence of trust

Within a zero-trust environment, there is no implicit trust. Thus, trust must be sourced from somewhere else in order to gain access to protected resources.

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Top 5 IoT networking security mistakes

IT supplier Brother International shares five of the most common internet-of-things security errors it sees among buyers of its printers and multi-function devices.

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Don’t worry about shadow IT. Shadow IoT is much worse.

Shadow IoT—unauthorized internet of things devices and networks—poses a new level of threats for enterprises.

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Breakthroughs bring a quantum Internet closer

Universities around the world are making discoveries that advance technologies needed to underpin quantum computing.

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IoT-enabled shipping containers sail the high seas improving global supply chains.

Global supply chains depend on shipping containers to transport supplies to manufacturers and finished goods to distributors. IoT makes it possible to track the location and condition of containers and their contents across ships,...

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Intent-Based Networking (IBN): Bridging the gap on network complexity

Intent-Based Networking was a result of the need for greater network automation.

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