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network of connections / digital matrix

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Why Linux users should try Rust

Installing the Rust programming language on your Linux systems could turn out to be one of the more rewarding things you've done in years.

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Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

Nmap has established itself as a premier, free, open-source network mapping tool. There are alternatives that are also free, though they vary in their sophistication and ease of use.

diagnostics / monitoring / manual configuration

Zabbix delivers effective, no-frills network monitoring

Open-source Zabbix monitoring software has the granularity enterprises need but requires a lot of manual configuration and has some limits on exportable reports.

network diagnostics / server room / data center

Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve

Nagios Core is open source, free and has good documentation, but it could use a streamlined install process, updated Web interface, and better configuration options.

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REVIEW: Best VPN routers for small business

We evaluated five VPN routers suitable for small businesses from Cisco, D-Link, DrayTek, Mikrotik and ZyXEL based on price, features and user friendliness.

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Converged infrastructure systems: rating the best

Converged infrastructure systems are pervasive in the enterprise. But how do you best evaluate these complex, yet promising, platforms? This report highlights 10 leading offerings and rates them based on user reviews.

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REVIEW: 6 enterprise-scale IoT platforms

Here are the building blocks of successful enterprise internet of things deployment, plus details about AWS IoT and IoT 1-Click, Cisco Jasper, Azure IoT, IBM Watson IoT and Google Cloud IoT Core.

supercomputer / servers / data center / network

Review: Icinga enterprise-grade, open-source network monitoring that scales

Icinga's management software is well-documented, easy to install and has plenty of plug-ins, but could benefit from an easier install

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