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Predictive analytics: Your key to preventing network failures

Powerful new tools replace crystal ball predictions with deep and actionable insights.

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Best wireless router

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We’ll help you find just the right router to anchor your home network.

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Netgear Orbi RBK30 WiFi System review: It's not bad, but it's not great

It's still not a mesh system, but this time you might care.

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Cisco's M5 UCS servers take intent-based approach to data center

It's not the server -- it's the system. That's the word from Cisco as it rolls out its new, M5 generation Unified Computing System rack and blade servers, triggered by Intel's release of the Skylake architecture Xeon Scalable...

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How to monitor, measure, and manage your broadband consumption

Dealing with a data cap? Tired of getting dinged for busting through it? Learn how to identify the hogs on your network and how to make sure your ISP is delivering everything you’re paying for.

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What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a software-driven appliance.

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Intel tightens data-center grip with Xeon Scalable Processor platform

Make no mistake: Intel's Xeon Processor Scalable Family, based on the company's Skylake architecture, is about much more than revving up CPU performance. The new processor line is essentially a platform for computing, memory and...

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What’s the difference between SDN and NFV?

SDN, NFV & VNF are important trends in the networking industry, but they're also among the confusing alphabet soup of terms that have emerged in recent years. So what's the difference between them?

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

Surfing the web through a virtual private network ensures that your online activities are both private and secure.

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Does MU-MIMO really expand Wi-Fi system capacity?

Farpoint Group tests whether multi-user, multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) wireless technology delivers on its promise to boost Wi-Fi system capacity and how much gain can be expected.

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DreamWorks: The animation studio's powerful network

Creating light-hearted entertainment is heavy technological work, according to the networking pros who help run DreamWorks Animation's IT.

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What Cisco’s new programmable switches mean for you

At Cisco Live, executives and customers are talking up the abilities and benefits of a programmable network and what it means for end users.

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What is software-defined networking (SDN)?

A graphical look at the technology behind software-defined networking.

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What is intent-based networking?

Cisco this week jumped head-first into the intent-based networking market, saying the technology that uses machine learning and advanced automation to control networks could be a “paradigm” shift in how networks are managed. But what...

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Why Cisco’s new intent-based networking could be a big deal

Cisco has announced hardware and software capabilities that use machine learning to provide advanced network automation The system allows users to express policies and includes a software platform that executes the policies and...

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Cisco's New Network Management

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins on intent-based networking

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How to set up a wireless router

These tips will make your wireless router installation even easier.

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