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10 things to know about Cisco's certification overhaul

Cisco's CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE certifications are changing to emphasize areas such as network programmability, multi-cloud, Internet of Things, SD-WAN, and other software-focused initiatives.

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Object storage in the cloud: Is backup needed?

Block storage in the cloud that is not properly backed up can result in lost data, and while object storage in the cloud is more resilient, it pays to be careful.

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Gartner crystal ball: Looking beyond 2020 at the top IT-changing technologies

Gartner’s top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond is heavily weighted toward the human side of technology

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Google claims quantum supremacy over supercomputers

Google says its new quantum computer takes less than three-and-a-half minutes to solve a problem that would take a supercomputer about 10,000 years.

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Gartner: Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020

Gartner: Hyperautomation, AI-based security, distributed cloud computing and intelligent edge systems will be all the rage

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Aruba rounds out edge-to-cloud strategy

HPE Aruba's AOS-CX 10.4 software and stackable CX 6300 and modular CX 6400 Series switches offer intelligence, automation, security across networks.

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Gartner: 10 infrastructure trends you need to know

Gartner’s look at the top infrastructure and operational trends reflect offshoots of technologies – such as cloud computing, automation and networking advances the company’s analysts have talked about many times before.

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Network pros react to new Cisco certification curriculum

Major changes to Cisco's certification program emphasize network programmability, automation.

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VMware on AWS gets an on-premises option

Amazon Relational Database Service on VMware automates database provisioning for customers running VMware vSphere 6.5 or later, and it supports Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MySQL.

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9 hot micro-data-center startups to watch

Startups focused on micro data centers could fill a void created by growing demand to process IoT data closer to the network edge.

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High performance computing: Do you need it?

As costs drop and use cases multiply, high performance computing is attracting new adopters of all types and sizes. Expanding options include supercomputer-based HPC systems, cluster-based HPC, and cloud HPC services. How can HPC...

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Storage trends: What are the best uses for Optane?

While 3D XPoint memory has been shipping as Optane from Intel for two years, it hasn't found a great deal of traction, but a new server DIMM and an upcoming Micron product release may change that.

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How pharma will soon use blockchain to track your drugs

Under regulatory pressure, a large number of pharmaceutical manufacturers, shippers and wholesalers are adopting blockchain to track and trace prescription drugs.

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How to decommission a data center

Decommissioning a data center is lot more complicated than shutting down servers and switches. Here’s what you should keep in mind.

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Cisco spreads ACI to Microsoft Azure, multicloud and SD-WAN environments

Cisco is extending its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology to help customers grow and control hybrid, multicloud, and SD-WAN environments.

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IBM z15 mainframe, amps-up cloud, security features

IBM has rolled out a new mainframe – the z15 – that bolsters the speed and power of the Big Iron and promises to integrate hybrid cloud, data privacy and security controls.

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Cisco adds speed, smarts to MDS storage networking family

Cisco brings 64G, Ansible and analytics support to SAN family

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HPE's vision for the intelligent edge

HPE plans to incorporate segmentation, artificial intelligence and automation into its wired and wireless gear in order to deal with the increased network challenges imposed by IoT and SD-WAN.

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