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Data-center requirements should drive network architecture

Accept that the cloud is now part of the data center and needs to be incorporated in a low-latency mesh that supports modern applications.

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Networking for remote work puts the emphasis on people, not sites

Remote work and the cloud have taught us to focus on connecting people to the applications and information resources they need rather than focus on pure site-connectivity goals.

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Should security systems be the network?

Small enterprises can get away with using security gear as their network infrastructure, but can larger ones, and is it a good idea?

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3 ways to reach the cloud and keep loss and latency low

Performance of cloud-based apps that create lots of network traffic can be hurt by network loss and latency, but there are options to address them.

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Network observability: What it means to vendors and to you

Network observability can be dismissed as a buzzword, but to be useful it should include monitoring, security, data, and actionable insights.

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How SASE might improve worker productivity and make CFOs happy

SASE can deliver needed information for more workers and for less cost than MPLS VPNs providing comparable 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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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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What are virtual routers and how can they lead to virtual data centers?

With routing software deployed on off-the-shelf hardware, enterprises can reap the benefits of virtual routing that can extend to data centers and promote savings.

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Network security depends on two foundations you probably don’t have

Before adding more layers to network security, consider the benefits of explicit network permission, backed by AI-driven traffic analysis.

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Enterprise SSD prices are in for a drop

A buildup of inventory has led to an oversupply of NAND flash, which translates to price drops for solid-state drives (SSD).

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Sustainability goals drive data-center purchases

Liquid cooling, high efficiency equipment, and AI-enabled analytics are among the technologies driving more sustainable data-center operations.

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What is a virtual machine, and why are they so useful?

Many of today’s IT innovations have their roots in VMs and their separation of software from hardware.

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4 ways to better secure your network infrastructure

Must-do initiatives include eliminating generic credentials, regularly auditing IT admin accounts, and deploying MFA for infrastructure access.

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What is DNS and how does it work?

The Domain Name System resolves the names of internet sites with their underlying IP addresses adding efficiency and even security in the process.

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Don’t let automation break change management

Reliable change-management practices are critical to expanding network automation.

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10 top automation and orchestration tools

Tools that automate and orchestrate network chores can perform tasks quicker and more accurately than an admin.

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What is an IP address? And what is your IP address?

IP addresses give devices on IP networks their own identities so they can find each other.

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