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What's big in IT tech for the coming year

From data centers to the edge to the WAN, 2020 promises to be an active year for enterprise-technology development

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What’s hot for Cisco in 2020

Experts expect that Cisco will focus on building-out cloud, SD-WAN and security in 2020.

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Data centers in 2020: Automation, cheaper memory

As data centers grow in 2020, enterprises will refine the balance between on-premises and cloud resources, adopt AI on servers and try to manage data sprawl effectively.

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AWS rolls out Outposts for on-premises hybrid cloud

Cisco, Aruba, Juniper are among others that support Amazon's Outposts hybrid-cloud service supported by hardware in customers' private data centers.

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Amazon joins the quantum computing crowd with Braket testbed

The newest part of AWS’ huge public-cloud ecosystem is Braket, a way for companies to experiment with quantum computing without having to own quantum computers.

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8 ways to prepare your data center for AI’s power draw

Artificial intelligence requires greater processor density, which increases the demand for cooling and raises power requirements.

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Extreme targets data center automation with software, switches

Extreme Networks software and switches are trying to bring simplicity to complex data center fabric management

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IBM aims at hybrid cloud, enterprise security

IBM Cloud Pak for Security features open-source Red Hat technology for hunting threats and automation to speed response to cyberattacks

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White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

Integrating white-box switches into multi-vendor environments presents management and support issues.

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5 disruptive storage technologies for 2020

Leading-edge technologies, including NVMe, storage class memory, and intent-based storage management, promise to change the way IT organizations store, manage and use data.

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Juniper aims to ease wired, wireless, multicloud management

Juniper has enhanced its network and hybrid cloud management software by integrating further the AI technology it recently acquired from Mist, and adding new features to its Contrail Enterprise Multicloud software.

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Cisco forges tighter SD-WAN links to Microsoft Azure cloud, Office 365

A broadened Cisco-Microsoft partnership promises extending Cisco SD-WAN to the Azure cloud and optimizing and securing connectivity to Office 365.

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10 things to know about Cisco's certification overhaul

Cisco's CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE certifications are changing to emphasize areas such as network programmability, multi-cloud, Internet of Things, SD-WAN, and other software-focused initiatives.

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Object storage in the cloud: Is backup needed?

Block storage in the cloud that is not properly backed up can result in lost data, and while object storage in the cloud is more resilient, it pays to be careful.

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Gartner crystal ball: Looking beyond 2020 at the top IT-changing technologies

Gartner’s top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond is heavily weighted toward the human side of technology

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Google claims quantum supremacy over supercomputers

Google says its new quantum computer takes less than three-and-a-half minutes to solve a problem that would take a supercomputer about 10,000 years.

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Gartner: Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020

Gartner: Hyperautomation, AI-based security, distributed cloud computing and intelligent edge systems will be all the rage

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Aruba rounds out edge-to-cloud strategy

HPE Aruba's AOS-CX 10.4 software and stackable CX 6300 and modular CX 6400 Series switches offer intelligence, automation, security across networks.

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