Reviews

Network monitoring tools: Which work best?

Discover what real users think of the current batch of network monitoring software options

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REVIEW: 4 top disaster-recovery platforms compared

Customers offer hands-on descriptions of what it’s like to work with disaster-recovery software from Acronis, Veeam, VMware and Zerto.

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REVIEW: Mojo wireless intrusion prevention system

Mojo's wireless access points can ID and mitigate threats and trigger alerts.

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Review: Microsoft Azure IoT Suite

Azure IoT Suite can relieve the nightmare of creating infrastructure to support IoT sensors.

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Review: Free Linux Fedora server offers upgrades as they become available – no wait

What you need to know to make an informed buying decision about Fedora.

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Review: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 scales well, supports 3rd-party virtualization

SUSE Linux server has been developed with an eye toward running mission-critical enterprise apps.

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Review: Ubuntu LTS 16.04.02 has a long shelf life

Ubuntu server is available in a range of options to fit organizations of different sizes.

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Review: RHEL 7.4 cloud-friendly, but pricey management tools

Red Hat Enterprise Linux server has a lot going for it if you've got the budget for ongoing management costs.

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Review: Considering Oracle Linux is a no-brainer if you’re an Oracle shop

Oracle Linux is integrated with other Oracle products for a compatible Linux stack including applications, database, management, more.

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5 top Linux server distros for enterprises

What you need to know to choose among Ubuntu LTS, Oracle Linux, Fedora Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Server

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How Atlanta streamlines traffic flows

Real time, crowdsourced data from the Waze mobile app, coupled with geospatial analysis from Esri keeps traffic moving smoothly in the ATL.

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Face-off: CA Spectrum vs. SolarWinds NPM for network monitoring

Feedback on two network monitoring platforms from IT Central Station, the IT pro knowledge-sharing community.

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Cisco's Nexus 9516 review: About line rate

For the purposes of testing network gear, what is the appropriate definition of 'line rate'?

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Cisco Nexus 9516 review: How we did it

Details on the test bed and procedures for the densest switch test Network World has performed.

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Cisco Nexus 9516 data center switch aces a grueling high-density stress test

Our test of a Cisco Nexus 9516 with 1,024 fully loaded 50G Ethernet ports - the highest density core-switch test ever done by Network World - found it capable of handling the strain without dropping a packet.

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5 Wi-Fi analyzer and survey apps for Android

A review of five mobile survey apps - iBwave Wi-Fi Mobile, iMapper WiFi Pro, WiFi Analyzer and Surveyor from ManageEngine, Wi-Fi Visualizer from ITO Akihiro, and WiTuners Mobile - for enterprises to small offices.

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REVIEW: 3 free open source reporting tools

Eclipse BIRT, Jasper Reports and Pentaho offer many features similar to costly commercial products, only for free

Test: Can Mu-Mimo really boost Wi-Fi capacity?

MU-MIMO is a feature of the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard that can boost Wi-Fi capacity, this test finds.

Top five hyper-converged infrastructure solutions

Read real users? feedback on hyper-converged infrastructure courtesy of IT Central Station

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Gravityscan, keeping WordPress sites safe

If you want to keep your WordPress site free from hackers, you need Gravityscan to find the vulnerabilities

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