Network Testing - Infoworld en Juniper buys SDN startup for $176 million <p>Juniper Networks this week acquired <a href="" target="_blank">Contrail Systems</a>, a startup that makes controllers for software-defined networks, for $176 million in cash and stock.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Virtualization M&A Network Testing Virtualization Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:22:33 +0000 admin 209129 at IQ test: Network troubleshooting bragging rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quiz-overview"> <div class="field-label">Overview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our networking expert poses 20 questions that will reveal if you're the real deal or still a newbie when it comes to solving network issues</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--> Networking IT Management Network Management Network Router Network Testing VoIP Wide Area Networking Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 200297 at Aging enterprise networks face security risks, obsolescence <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Aging enterprise networks face security risks, obsolescence" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The majority of enterprise networks are plagued with outdated, insecure, and improperly configured devices that are ill-prepared for supporting BYOD, VDI, and video technologies, according to a newly released report titled "<a href="http://www.dimens</p> Networking Security Network Management Network Testing Network Security Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:13:31 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 196369 at The lost art of reading packet traces <p>Long, long ago, before I could tell the difference between a /20 and a /30, a mentor sat me down and asked me what I knew about Ethernet and networking in general. Back then, I wasn't familiar with much besides configuring an IP address, subnet mask, and gateway in a server or desktop. The rest was still magic to me.</p> Data Center Networking IT Training Network Testing Network Tools Networking Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 170864 at Build your own IPv6 lab on the cheap, part 1 <p><em>Note: This is part one of two; the <a href="">second part</a> will be posted next week.</em></p> Data Explosion Internet IPv6 Network Router Network Testing IDG Insider Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 152528 at Are your networks ready for the cutover to IPv6? <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Are your networks ready for the cutover to IPv6?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The Internet is running out of the equivalent of phone numbers -- familiar problem, nontrivial solution.</p> Networking Internet IPv6 Network Testing Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:17:31 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 148485 at When failover systems fail <p>If you've been in IT long enough, you've seen it happen: The crown jewel mission-critical application, built from the ground up to be highly available, goes down in flames and stays down, though a multitude of expensive backups and safeguards are in place. The reasons why this kind of "impossible" failure occurs are wide and varied, but ultimately trace back to two major factors that generally go hand in hand: complexity and plain old human error.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Network Testing Computer Hardware Data Center Storage Virtualization Mon, 04 Oct 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 139524 at Cisco patches bug that caused partial Internet blackout <p>Cisco has fixed a bug in its IOS (Internetwork Operating System) router software that contributed to a <a href="" target="_blank">brief Internet blackout</a> last week, thought to have affected about 1 percent of the Internet.</p> Networking Security Cisco Systems Internet Network Testing Patch Management Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:40:53 +0000 admin 135811 at Oracle engineer reveals latency mysteries with heat maps <p>While data center managers have long used heat maps to help determine where to best position racks of servers and cooling units, this mode of visualization can also be handy for better understanding system latency, <a href=";coll=portal&amp;dl=ACM&amp;idx=J79&amp;part=magazine&amp;WantType=Magazines&amp;title=Communications%20of%20the%20ACM" target="_blank">argues an Oracle engineer in the July issue of Communications of the ACM</a>.</p> Networking Oracle IT Management Network Monitoring Network Router Network Testing Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:02:16 +0000 admin 128589 at Emulating Cisco networks for fun and profit <p>If you happened to read <a rel="canonical" href="">my Deep End blog earlier this week</a>, you know I'm currently in a bind with a large WAN project. Cisco's ASA shortage has been threatening to leave me high and dry, with the very real potential of live circuits in three major metropolitan areas going live with no hardware to plug into them. The immediate fallback plan is to use <a href="" target="_blank">pfSense</a> running on workstation-class systems to at least test the circuits.</p> Data Center Networking Open Source Software Cisco Systems Network Architecture Network Testing Wide Area Networking Fri, 07 May 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Lab Notes 122853 at IT at Beijing Olympic Games to cost $400 million <div class="rxbodyfield"><p page="1" class="ArticleBody">The price tag for IT and communications at the world&#39;s biggest sporting event will run to around $400 million and use the expertise of thousands of IT managers and engineers.</p> <p page="1" class="ArticleBody">Live testing has already started on systems for the&#160;<a href="">2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing</a>, which officially run from Aug. 8-24.</p></div> Networking Security Desktop PCs Network Router Network Testing Wireless LAN Computer Hardware Networking Security Wed, 15 Aug 2007 11:22:36 +0000 admin 30721 at Spirent melds voice, video, and data into networking test gear <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">We’ve been doing network-switch testing for more than 10 years now, and the concept of a triple-play test (voice, video, and data) has been a part of our plans from the early days of ATM OC-12 through Gigabit Ethernet’s birth and now to 10 Gig.</p></div> Networking Network Monitoring Network Router Network Testing VoIP Computer Hardware Networking Mon, 10 Jul 2006 10:00:00 +0000 admin 23322 at Hack Tales: Network auditing on a shoestring <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">What do you do when the auditors are breathing down your neck, wanting to see an exhaustive report on the Windows network security of a 2,000-user network across eight sites? That’s easy. Break out a text editor and start writing some Perl.</p></div> Data Explosion Open Source Software Access Control Compliance Application Development E-commerce DBMS M&A Network-attached Storage Network Monitoring Risk Management Data Security Mobile Apps ERP SaaS Endpoint Protection Network Testing Systems Management Open Source Software Wireless LAN Intrusion Detection Malware Search Engines Applications Security Management Web Applications VPN Vulnerability Assessment Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Management Mobile Technology Networking Operating Systems Security Storage Technology Business Accuracy/Effectiveness Mon, 29 May 2006 10:00:00 +0000 admin 22609 at 15 enterprise tech startups <!--paging_filter--><img src="" border="0" alt="" vspace="4" hspace="4" class="srImg" align="left" /><b></b><br clear="all" /><br /><a class="blueVrd14" href="">Tech startups to watch</a><br /><span>InfoWorld selects 15 startups whose technologies meet tough IT challenges and introduce intriguing new capabilities</span><br /><br /> <a class="blueVrd14" href="">ActiveGrid speeds Web application development</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-dek"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These rising enterprise stars may not be on your radar yet ... but they should be </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-special-report-from-web"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--> </div> </div> </div> Data Explosion Access Control Application Servers Backup and Recovery Compliance Internet Anti-spam Computer Memory Disaster Recovery DRM Server Virtualization Application Development Business Process Management Data Mining Development Environments E-commerce Load Balancers Service-oriented Architecture Storage Virtualization Collaboration Software Development Tools Data Warehousing DBMS Desktop PCs Hard Drives IaaS Authentication Content Management Laptop PCs M&A CRM Network-attached Storage OLAP Outsourcing Data Loss Prevention Enterprise Application Integration Network Monitoring Risk Management Data Security Email Software Mobile Apps Network Router Printers XML ERP Processors SaaS Server Clustering Storage Area Network Endpoint Protection Network Testing Servers Technology Consulting Firewall Instant Messaging Storage Management Systems Management Storage Server Identity Management Tape Drives VoIP Office Software Wide Area Networking Internet Privacy Open Source Software Wireless LAN Intrusion Detection Project Management Software Malware Search Engines Applications Supply Chain Management Patch Management Security Management Web Applications Security Standards Social Engineering VPN Vulnerability Assessment Wireless Security Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Data Management Mobile Technology Networking Operating Systems Security Storage Technology Business Virtualization Accuracy/Effectiveness Mon, 15 May 2006 10:00:00 +0000 admin 52558 at Akimbi makes virtual labs real <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">Akimbi Slingshot is one of several products in a nascent product category called virtual lab automation. Slingshot and other tools, such as Surgient’s Virtual QA/Test Lab Management System (VQMS), enable IT test sites to make good use of virtualization technologies by simplifying the process of configuring, deploying, capturing, and simultaneously running multiple VMs.</p></div> Application Development Networking Application Development Network Testing Networking Thu, 04 May 2006 10:00:00 +0000 admin 22204 at Stupid user tricks: Eleven IT horror stories <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody">No matter how hard we pray, how many chickens we sacrifice, how often we chant naked by moonlight, every network is at one time or other exposed to the ultimate technology risk: users.</p> <p class="ArticleBody">They’re short, tall, skinny, and fat. They’re smart or stupid, unique or cloned <em>--</em> but no matter what, they’ll abuse technology.</p></div> Data Explosion Networking Access Control Misadventures Network Monitoring Network Testing Servers Firewall Systems Management Intrusion Detection Applications Computer Hardware Data Management Networking Storage Accuracy/Effectiveness Thu, 13 Apr 2006 10:00:00 +0000 admin 21822 at When starting a new branch office, don't forget the wiring <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">One of the most overlooked aspects of remote-office builds is the wiring. Servers, racks, power, and cooling should top the list, but never assume that the building’s wiring is up to par. Many corporate office parks have been around since the days of Cat 3 cabling and are still using that copper for in-building transit, demarc extensions, and even LAN connections within office suites. Obviously, you’re not going to be happy with network performance if every patch panel is Cat 3, although you can ride phones on it if you must.</p></div> Networking Network Testing Networking Thu, 06 Apr 2006 10:00:00 +0000 admin 21672 at Shunra's network-testing crystal ball gets better <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody" page="1">For IT, playing the “what if” game to predict how a new CRM application would behave over the corporate intranet used to require a stack of equipment and load of patience. With Version 4.0 of Shunra Virtual Enterprise (formerly <a href="" class="regularArticleU" sys_contentid="42417" sys_variantid="388">Shunra Storm</a>) much of the tedious trial and error is handled for the tester.</p></div> Networking Network Monitoring Network Testing Networking Fri, 31 Mar 2006 11:00:00 +0000 admin 21549 at Cisco to let partner software, services bloom <div class="rxbodyfield"><p page="1" class="ArticleBody">Cisco Systems wants its channel partners to run off with everything it learns about providing professional services.</p> <p page="1" class="ArticleBody">&quot;We don&#39;t want to be the holder of services intellectual capital,&quot; said Robert Lloyd, Cisco&#39;s senior vice president of U.S. and Canada operations, in an interview Tuesday at the Cisco Partner Summit, in San Diego.</p></div> Cloud Computing Networking Managed Services Network Monitoring Network Testing Technology Consulting Cloud Computing Networking Technology Business Wed, 15 Mar 2006 12:11:48 +0000 admin 21241 at Companies to build IPv6 test center <div class="rxbodyfield"><p page="1" class="ArticleBody">Two companies involved in advancing the next-generation Internet have announced a partnership to create a large IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) test center near Washington, D.C.</p></div> Networking Network Monitoring Network Testing Networking Thu, 08 Dec 2005 22:26:26 +0000 admin 19625 at