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7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered

Cumulus Linux 2.5: A Cisco-killer in the data center

Cumulus Linux 2.5, designed for white-box data center hardware, helps Hadoop, VMware, and OpenStack users ramp up their networking

Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is 5 times faster than today's wireless networks

Samsung's developing new Wi-Fi tech that can transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds

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Four projects that could make or break HP Enterprise

HP is counting on these notable initiatives on the business and enterprise to move the needle for customers

Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by Shellshock

Cisco has identified 71 products vulnerable to Shellshock and Oracle 51, but the number is likely to increase

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OpenDaylight debuts new Helium SDN software

The OpenDaylight Project, an industry consortium supported by the Linux Foundation to foster an "open and transparent approach" to SDN (software-defined networking), has released version 2.0 of its open source SDN software. Dubbed...

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Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Discover the best: 130 open source projects in six categories, chosen by InfoWorld editors and contributors

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

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