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IBM closes $34B Red Hat deal, vaults into multi-cloud

IBM has completed its acquisition of Linux giant Red Hat in a move the companies say will allow them to tackle larger projects for customers and create more partnerships with other vendors.

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Cisco goes deeper into photonic, optical technology with $2.6B Acacia buy

Cisco: Optical-interconnect technologies are becoming increasingly strategic for data centers, service providers

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Colocation facilities buck the cloud-data-center trend

Lower prices and latency plus easy access to multiple cloud providers make colocation facilities an attractive option compared to building on-site data centers.

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Extreme targets cloud services, SD-WAN, WiFi 6 with $210M Aerohive grab

Extreme buys Aerohive’s wireless networking technology – including its new WiFi 6 gear – SD-WAN software and cloud-management services.

Can 5G replace high-speed Wi-Fi in the enterprise?

A TECH(talk) interview with Analyst Jack Gold about corporate use of 5G wireless – including IoT – the U.S.–Huawei dispute over the technology and how soon to expect services to be available

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Carrier services help expand healthcare, with 5G in the offing

Many telehealth initiatives tap into wireless networking supplied by service providers that may start offering services such as Citizen's Band and 5G to support remote medical care.

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VMware eyes Avi Networks for data-center software

VMware punched up its data center network virtualization capabilities by announcing it would buy Avi Networks load balancing, analytics and application delivery technology

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When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

5G is a cellular service, and Wi-Fi 6 is a short-range wireless access technology, and each has attributes that make them useful in specific enterprise roles.

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Cisco offers cloud-based security for SD-WAN resources

Cisco, at its Cisco Live customer event this week, took aim at that requirement by telling customers it added support for the company’s cloud-based security gateway platform – known as Umbrella -- to its SD-WAN software offerings.

Huawei may get a 2-year reprieve on Trump ban

The federal Office and Management and Budget recommends a delay on President Trump's ban on Huawei products being used in U.S. networks saying the ban would place too great a burden on U.S. companies.

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Cisco launches a developer-community cert program

Cisco has revamped some of its most critical certification and career-development programs in an effort to address the emerging software-oriented-network environment.

Cisco software to make networks smarter, safer, more manageable

Cisco software announced at Cisco Live will help customers set consistent network and security policies across their domains.

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New switches, Wi-Fi gear to advance Arista’s campus architecture

Campus leaf switches and a Wi-Fi 6 access point will be available this fall to flesh out Arista’s grand plan for more efficient campus networks called Cognitive Campus.

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Juniper: Security could help drive interest in SDN

Juniper finds that enterprise interest in software-defined networking (SDN) is influenced by other factors, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

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Cisco to buy IoT security, management firm Sentryo

Buying Sentryo will give Cisco support for anomaly and real-time threat detection for the industrial internet of things.

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Cisco will use AI/ML to boost intent-based networking

Cisco explains how artificial intelligence and machine learning fit into a feedback loop that implements and maintain desired network conditions to optimize network performance for workloads using real-time data.

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How to monitor hybrid- and multi-cloud networks

Most enterprises now use two or more cloud service providers, and 35% use up to five monitoring tools to keep tabs on hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments. What’s the best approach to full network visibility?

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Huawei flap should prompt supply chain scrutiny

Experts say the company’s close ties with the Chinese government raise concerns, but there’s no real reason to panic.

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