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5 metrics you need to know about your backup and recovery system

Enterprises need to gather key data to determine whether their backup and recovery plans match up with reality.

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Coronavirus challenges remote networking

COVID-19 sends IBM, Google, Amazon, AT&T, Cisco, Apple and others scrambling to securely support an enormous rise in teleworkers, and puts stress on remote-access networks.

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COVID-19 best practices for data-center operators

Uptime Institute has created a COVID-19 response guide based on tips and recommendations from its network of data center operators and partners.

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Electronics should sweat to cool down, say researchers

Scientists think that in much the same way the human body releases perspiration to cool down, special materials might release water to draw heat from electronics.

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8 reasons to consider hyperconverged infrastructure for your data center

Hyperconvergence offers speed and simplicity compared to the old ways of server configuration.

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For secure data backup, here’s how to do the 3-2-1 rule right

The venerable 3-2-1 rule for backing up data remains a tried-and-true method for insuring the integrity of copied data that is essential to disaster recovery efforts, but it has to be done properly.

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What the new Cisco certification requirements mean for you

Cisco's CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE certifications have changed as of Feb. 24 to emphasize areas such as network programmability, multi-cloud, Internet of Things, SD-WAN, and other software-focused initiatives.

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Who should lead the push for IoT security?

Industry groups and governmental agencies have been taking a stab at rules to improve the security of the internet of things, but so far there’s nothing comprehensive.

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Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN, but wireless cellular services along with the intelligence of software-defined WAN can help keep traffic and costs in line....

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IBM's CEO Virginia Rometty to be replaced by its cloud, Red Hat chiefs

IBM cloud leader Arvind Krishna and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, to take reins from long-time CEO

Cisco offers on-prem Kubernetes-as-a-Service to challenge public cloud

Cisco HyperFlex Application Platform lets HyperFlex customers build their own a cloud-native application-development environment

Cisco helps IT and DevOps troubleshoot hybrid-cloud apps

Cisco software promises better end-to-end visibility of the IT infrastructure, including cloud, device, security, network, compute and applications.

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Hybrid-cloud management requires new tools, skills

Organizations are turning to hybrid cloud technology for greater agility, security, compliance and other benefits. Now they face the challenge of making everything work together seamlessly.

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Cisco adds proactive problem solving to data-center software

Additions to Cisco's Data Center Network Assurance and Insights suite of software can detect problems in network switch fabric before they affect network services.

Not dead yet: Windows Server 2008 users have options

With support for Windows Server 2008 ending, there’s still time to examine alternatives to upgrading.

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Serverless computing: Ready or not?

Like any disruptive technology, serverless computing is surrounded by plenty of hope and hype. Getting at the truth and deciding if the technology is right for your organization requires an objective attitude and careful planning.

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A new spin on interconnects for colocation data centers

Stateless, Inc. launches its Luxon platform that enables provisioning of network functions as microservices.

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What to know before upgrading to Windows Server 2019

Even though it’s only been one refresh cycle, the changes to the latest version of Windows Server are considerable. Microsoft makes the process of upgrading from Windows Server 2016 easy.

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Cisco issues critical security warnings its Data Center Network Manager

Cisco warns of vulnerabilities that can let attackers issue arbitrary actions with administrative permissions.

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Do containers need backup?

It’s not always the case, but there are circumstances when it’s important to back up Docker and other containers to avoid costly loss.

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