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Enterprises lukewarm to SDNs

Cultural, legacy, and business case issues create and SDN adoption gap with cloud providers

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

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Those maddening, mysterious networking problems

No matter how impossible it seems, there must be a solution -- and we have no choice but to find it

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How to stop Wi-Fi hackers cold

When someone hacked a neighbor's Wi-Fi router to engage in nefarious activities, the only effective defense was to plug a widespread WPS vulnerability

Nuage visualizes the SDN

New application manages physical, virtual operations

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Interview of everything: Cisco CEO Chambers on white boxes, SDN, leadership, and the cloud

Little did we know that our interview with John Chambers at Cisco’s Texas Data Center Day in April might be our last with him as the company’s CEO. As we learned this week, he’ll hand the reins to Chuck Robbins in July, though will...

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Linksys WRT1200AC: A fast, full-featured, open-source-friendly router

The slimmer, cheaper sibling of the Linksys 1900AC doesn’t miss a trick, and open source firmware is available right out of the box

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Highlights from Interop 2015

Hot topics included cloud computing, software-defined networking, wireless networks and security

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Interop 2015: SDN reality-check, apps aplenty

Interop kicks off this week and will include a broad range of technology topics, from SDN to application delivery and development

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Disaster averted: The Comcast-TWC merger is dead

The dreaded mega merger is kaput, but the central problem remains: We need more ISP competition

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Can you hack an airplane? Brace yourself

Suddenly, everyone is worried about malicious hackers breaching networks connected to airplane control systems

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Microsoft Nano Server and the future of devops

Lightweight operating systems like Nano Server and CoreOS provide an important piece of the platform for the fully programmable cloud infrastructure of tomorrow

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Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Network Access Control (NAC) products continue to get better and easier to use

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

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