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Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source networking and security software

InfoWorld's top picks of the year among open source tools for operating and securing networks

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Shellshocked: Yes, it's a huge threat, and here's why

InfoWorld's Paul Venezia describes in technical detail what he's seeing on his own servers -- and it's not good

Networking pioneer Bob Metcalfe hails Ethernet network-as-a-service effort

Ethernet inventor Metcalfe calls the work of Metro Ethernet Forum a 'new network paradigm'

Broadcom unveils 25G Ethernet, SDN optimized chip

Cloud-scale switches based on Broadcom Tomahawk should emerge soon from vendors

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7 killer open source monitoring tools

Seeking greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools

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When servers go silent: An admin's nightmare

Amid a routine cleanup, a tech is confronted with the deafening silence of servers gone offline

Weave project knits together networks for Docker containers

Weave promises networking to fit Docker applications, rather than forcing admins to configure networks to accommodate Docker

Review: New Gigabit Wi-Fi options for enterprise, small business, and home office

Meru hits enterprise sweet spot, EnGenius and ZyXel target small businesses with 802.11ac access points

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

Manage infrastructure convergence without losing your grip

Admins will wear many hats as they tackle the infrastructure convergence brought on by rampant data and application growth

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

Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

A year ago VMware laid out an ambitious plan, now it's time to hear the details

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

15 new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

Five popular router models were hacked during the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DefCon 22

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

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