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Bare-metal switches poised to take off in data centers

By 2019, more than one-quarter of all switch ports sold will be on open switches


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HTTP/2: The future of the Web demystified

Making the most of HTTP/2 will take a lot of work on the part of Web designers, IT admins, and server jockeys. Here's what to expect

Making Wireshark work for high-speed networks

To keep up with today’s big and complex networks, traditional packet capture tools need a little help

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Bash is more powerful than you think

Perl, Python, and Ruby modules can ease development for large projects, but Bash is simpler and better for many tasks

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Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Remote power control, automated network testing, and plenty of error checking are almost as good as being there

Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year

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Seven no-bull facts about the new HTTP/2 protocol

The long-awaited revision to the venerable (and aging) HTTP protocol is finally here. Here's what's most important, what's to expect, and what to brace for

Vendors lay groundwork for 5G with greener and faster mobile networks

New systems from Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson increase capacity yet use less space and electricity

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Apple's chorus of critics: How wrong can they be?

The Apple-is-doomed crowd's arguments are sound, but they're also simply not true

As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Software features from Ruckus Wireless are designed to help access points better handle voice calls

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One small step for the FCC ...

And one giant leap for the ISPs? Changes in the wake of the proposed Title II regulations may take longer than you think

Dell, EMC, VMware, and others get giddy over converged infrastructure

What started as a niche market has blossomed into a multi-billion-dollar industry led by IT heavyweights

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Tom Wheeler makes history with full-on Net neutrality proposal

Internet freedom at last! FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal is for full Title II reclassification for ISPs, defining ISPs as utilities and preventing fast-lane profiteering

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More bandwidth! The FCC defines broadband right at last

With the new classification of broadband as 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up, the heart of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler also seems six times bigger

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From bad to worse: Down the rabbit hole of bad network design

A series of cascading design woes threatens to overwhelm what should be a simple setup for a small-business network

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InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld picks the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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Think local: The struggle for municipal broadband

Who wants to legislate bans on municipal broadband? The big ISPs and the politicians they bankroll

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