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Rethinking the data center network

In stark contrast to traditional three-tier architecture, core and pod network design paves the way to flexibility and innovation


10 no-bull benefits of the Internet of things

Floating things, flying things, finding things and fashion things are all part of the Internet of things -- prepare for a hyperconnected future

7 far-out technologies that are closer than you think

Some of these technology innovations sound like science fiction, but they may land in your data center sooner than you'd imagine

The quiet before the next IT revolution

Now that the technologies behind our servers and networks have stabilized, IT can look forward to a different kind of constant change

Emerging networking technology used by Apple, Cisco will frustrate firewalls

Multipath TCP improves network performance and resiliency but hampers security such as firewalls and deep packet inspection

Why you need to deploy DNSSec now

Putting off updating your DNS servers to DNSSec? Do you really want to risk cache poisoning? DNS luminary Cricket Liu tells about the risks and why you can't wait

Danish university transfers data at record-breaking 43Tbps over a single fiber

The new record surpassed the old one for single-laser, single-fiber transmission by a margin of 11Tbps

Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

The CloudEthernet Forum will use live traffic to help carriers and vendors develop and refine standards for better cloud services

V is for Verizon, void of values

Fresh from its anti-Net neutrality efforts, Verizon wants to change the rules again to the detriment of longtime users

Fujitsu designs leaner supercomputer with fewer switches

A new communications algorithm and multilayer full-mesh topology promise power savings

Samsung, Intel, Dell team on IoT connectivity standards

The Open Interconnect Consortium will establish security, authentication, and communication standards for Internet of things

Judge makes Avaya give access to maintenance commands on some PBXes

Third-party support company Continuant won an injunction affecting systems sold from 1990 to 2008

What's next for Wi-Fi? A second wave of 802.11ac devices, and then: 802.11ax

While you consider which 802.11ac router to buy, the industry is working hard to render it obsolete

Know your options for infrastructure monitoring

As the number and variety of monitoring tools grow, it's getting harder to track which metrics to collect and why. Ernest Mueller of CopperEgg walks you through the decision points

The EFF wants to improve your privacy by making your Wi-Fi public

Could allowing strangers to use your Wi-Fi actually protect your privacy?

The end of networking as we know it

Enterprise customers still have trouble grasping the promise of SDN. Stu Bailey of Infoblox has created an open source virtual switch that gets the point across

The new OpenSSL flaw is no Heartbleed

Yes, another flaw has been discovered in OpenSSL, but it's nowhere near the severity or scale of Heartbleed

Teach your router new tricks with DD-WRT or OpenWrt

Open source DD-WRT or OpenWrt firmware can breathe new life -- and advanced features -- into your old wired or wireless router

China accuses Cisco of supporting US cyberwar efforts

China responds harshly to last week's US government indictments of Chinese military personnel

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