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Ansible 2.1 gets a grip on Microsoft Azure and Docker

Automation framework Ansible's second point revision adds management for Microsoft Azure and Docker containers, and so far avoids being just a Red Hat support tool

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Enterprise networkers have organized: Here are their demands

The user group ONUG is pushing for four new software-defined networking technologies it says would better serve enterprise needs

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Physical security and the Internet of Things

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Vince Ricco from Axis Communications about the impact of adding Internet of Things devices (sensors, video cameras, etc.) to the network. While bandwidth needs might not increase dramatically,...

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Network woes? The cloud is coming to the rescue

Startup Nyansa analyzes data about all its customers' networks in the cloud

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5 must-have network tools

IT pros are bullish on these five products

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The Badlock bug: Start your patch prep today

There are steps you should take now to ensure you're ready for the Badlock patch when it lands on April 12

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Microsoft continues Linux lovefest with SONiC open source network software

The open source software can be used to build networking equipment such as switches

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How BMC's CEO plans to cut your IT costs by a third

More than two years after going private, a revitalized BMC is focusing squarely on enabling your company’s digital transformation

13 ways the cloud has changed (since last you looked)

VMware’s new management tools are hybrid, hybrid, hybrid

VMware wants to manage your data center and the public cloud

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Google spotlights Go language with new open source load balancer

In its Seesaw load-balancing technology, Google demonstrates how Go can be used to wrap other projects

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Nmap 7 brings faster scanning and improved IPv6 support

There are a lot of network management and monitoring goodies inside the latest version of Nmap

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Beacons in business: 8 ways to leverage location services

On-campus beacon use can help IT provide local, targeted services and data to employees, temps, clients, and guests

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First look: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Domain Services puts it all in the cloud

Here's a look at some of the ins and outs of a cloud-based method for making sure your apps have full Active Directory services -- and then some

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Is it opposite day? Microsoft has a new Linux distro

But hold your horses -- Azure Cloud Switch is a custom version of Linux designed for running switches in Microsoft's own data center

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Beacons are harder to deploy than you think

The contextual technology has great promise for all sorts of businesses, but a rollout can be very complex

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Hey, stop messing with my command line

Maintaining consistency in interfaces across versions isn't easy, but it's crucial to an admin's sanity

Five network trends challenging the enterprise

Enterprises need to continually evolve the network as deployment of cloud computing, big data, and mega-scale data centers accelerate

How network virtualization is used as a security tool

As VMware sells its network virtualization software, it's finding that security is a big driver for adoption

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