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Neal Weinberg is a freelance technology writer and editor. He can be reached at neal@misterwrite.net.

Top 10 underused SD-WAN features

The VPN is dying, long live zero trust

The VPN is dying, long live zero trust

VPNs are part of a security strategy based on the notion of a network perimeter; trusted employees are on the inside and untrusted employees are on the outside. But that model no longer works in a modern business environment where...

5 reasons to choose a managed SD-WAN and 5 reasons to think twice

5 reasons to choose a managed SD-WAN and 5 reasons to think twice

When weighing the choice between DIY and a managed service for SD-WAN, consider current WAN conditions, IT skill levels, geographic scope of the WAN, and how much control you’re willing to relinquish.

The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking

The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking

Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 network-gear vendors the biggest power players within the enterprise.

VMware’s ongoing reinvention

VMware’s ongoing reinvention

Virtualization mainstay VMware wants to build and manage multi-cloud infrastructures…and more.

SSDs vs HDDs explained

SSDs vs HDDs explained

Solid state drives use interconnected pools of flash memory that are managed by an SSD controller to deliver speeds far beyond what a hard disk drive (HDD) can offer.

How to make the business case for SD-WAN

How to make the business case for SD-WAN

Potential SD-WAN savings can be broken down into hard and soft savings. Hard savings come from new connectivity contracts, including reduction in the use of MPLS in favor of less expensive options, such as broadband or cellular. Soft...

Why DHCP's days might be numbered

Why DHCP's days might be numbered

Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) still assigns dynamic addresses for IPv4 networks, but two newer protocols – SLAAC and DHCPv6 – are vying to do the job for IPv6.

What's the future of server virtualization?

What's the future of server virtualization?

Server virtualization can help fight server sprawl, make better use of compute power, curb energy bills, and improve data-center agility and flexibility.

Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Virtual desktop infrastructure (or VDI) has been an intriguing idea for a long time. We look at the pros and cons of VDI and whether the emergence of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will finally make implementing virtual desktops...

What is MPLS: What you need to know about multi-protocol label switchinig

What is MPLS: What you need to know about multi-protocol label switchinig

Multi-protocol label switching is a way to insure reliable connections for real-time applications, but it's expensive, leading enterprises to consider SD-WAN as a way to limit its use.

What is 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), and what will it mean for 802.11ac

802.11ax is the emerging Wi-Fi standard that will likely displace the current 802.11ac standard with higher throughput and overcoming poor performance in crowded environments.

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