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Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development

Amazon Web Services and Cisco have teamed to help customers build apps in the cloud or data centers and move easily between the two.

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How to make the business case for SD-WAN

Potential SD-WAN savings can be broken down into hard and soft savings. Hard savings come from new connectivity contracts, including reduction in the use of MPLS in favor of less expensive options, such as broadband or cellular. Soft...

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Cisco ups the ante for 400G Ethernet with big-bandwidth data-center switches

Cisco has 400G Ethernet switches that fall into two camps: The Nexus 9000 family aimed at large enterprise networks and the 3400-S class for hyperscale users.

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SD-WAN: The inside scoop from real-world deployments

Enterprise network pros share SD-WAN best practices and lessons learned.

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What is a firewall? How they work and all about next-generation firewalls

Firewalls are the primary perimeter defense for most organizations that have gone through many iterations: proxy, stateful, Web app, next-generation

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IBM says buying Red Hat makes it the biggest in hybrid cloud

$34 billion deal scheduled to go through sometime in the second half of 2019

What's new in IoT: Trends for 2019

The fourth edition of the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC), which took place in Barcelona earlier this month, signaled an increasing interest in the technology, with the number of attendees increasing by 25 percent...

Tech calendar 2018-19: Upcoming events of interest to IT pros

This technology-events calendar is sortable and updated weekly to provide details for IT pros interested in learning more about technology and networking with their peers.

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Arista joins Juniper, Cisco in 400G Ethernet race

Arista’s 7060X4 Series switches feature 32 400G Ethernet ports and are based on Broadcom Tomahawk silicon.

How we selected 10 hot business continuity startups to watch

Here's the process used to winnow down the possible candidates for mention in our business-continuity roundup.

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Juniper advances network automation community, skillsets

Juniper is looking to be an evangelist for network automation by announcing a variety of applications, tools, labs and libraries that it says will hasten adoption the technology for businesses and network professionals.

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How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

Wi-Fi experts from Cisco, Aruba, Ekahau, Extreme and Mist share best practices for Wi-Fi performance optimization, focused on three major phases of large-scale Wi-Fi installation: planning and pre-installation, post-installation...

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802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained

To help clarify the many Wi-Fi standards, here’s an update on these physical-layer standards within 802.11, as well as standards still in the works and the new naming scheme that includes Wi-Fi 6.

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Juniper CEO Rahim talks network, security and multicloud trends

Juniper CEO Rami Rahim discusses plans for the networking vendor, including his goal to position Juniper more strongly against chief competitors Cisco, Arista, HPE, and Huawei.

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Cisco Webex outage: Collaboration service finding a lumpy recovery

A Webex post today (October 4) shows some problems such as poor performance are persisting: “Engineering continues to work on the engineering tasks to address the remaining open items. Some Webex Teams users are still experiencing...

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Cisco sets $2.3B deal for unified access, multi-factor authentication security firm Duo

Cisco closes on its $2.35 billion deal with network identity, authentication security firm Duo. The deal will help customers securely connect any user to any application on any network.

802.11ax Wi-Fi routers: Aerohive AP650, ASUS Rapture GT-AX11000 and D-Link AX6000

802.11ax preview: Access points and routers that support the Wi-Fi 6 protocol on tap

Aerohive, ASUS and D-Link are among vendors readying 802.11ax access points and routers that take advantage of 802.11ax speed. The latest update to the Wi-Fi protocol standard, 802.11ax has been designed to transmit data even faster,...

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What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

IPv6 has been in the works since 1998 to address the shortfall of IP addresses available under Ipv4, yet despite its efficiency and security advantages, adoption is still slow.

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