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How to adopt a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption

Emerging network technologies such as SDN, SD-WAN and intent-based networking promise to improve service and streamline operations, but don't let the transition process throw a wrench into existing activities.

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What is Linux? Everything you need to know about the open-source operating system

Linux has long been the basis of commercial networking devices, but now it's a mainstay of enterprise infrastructure.

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Cisco warns on HyperFlex security vulnerabilities

Weaknesses in Cisco's HyperFlex hyperconverged data-center gear could allow command-injection exploits.

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VMware’s ongoing reinvention

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

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The long, slow death of commercial Unix

Unix was the standard for mission-critical computing. Now it’s clinging for life. How will it end?

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Cisco pushes silicon photonics for enterprise, webscale networking

Cisco closed its deal to buy optical-semiconductor firm Luxtera, bringing it the advanced optical technology customers will need for future data-center and webscale networks.

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What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a single system. Enterprises can choose an integrated HCI appliance from a single vendor, or hardware-agnostic hyperconvergence...

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Disaster recovery as a service: Options grow to fit needs

If enterprises have defined their disaster-recovery needs and validated vendor capabilities, DRaaS can make it easier to weather service outages.

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Cisco serves up flexible data-center options

Cisco is significantly spreading its data-center technology to help customers grow and control hybrid, multicloud or hyperconverged edge environments.

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Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall increase in global spending on technology.

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Cisco bets $660M on silicon-photonics firm Luxtera

Cisco says the $660 million it's paying for optical semiconductor company Luxtera will address the need for speed in data centers and webscale networks.

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How we selected 10 hot data-center virtualization startups to watch

Identifying an important problem and solving it, assembling a strong leadership team, raising funding and actually selling products to customers all contributed to deciding which candidates became hot data-center virtualization...

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2019: Look for improvements to software-defined data-center networks

Developments in cloud services, security, containers and white-box switches can make a positive impact for software-defined data-center networks in the coming year.

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What is an SSD? How solid-state drives work

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.

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What's hot in enterprise networking for 2019

With 2019 just around the corner there's a lot of  developments and advances coming that will affect how enterprises make use of technologies for SD-WAN, IoT, Wi-Fi, data centers, the cloud and more. Here's a selection of some of...

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HPE edge offerings merge analytics, applications and IoT systems control

HPE is uniting information and operational technology in edge-network hardware and software systems.

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Hyperconvergence: Not just for specific workloads anymore

Hyperconvergence has come a long way in a relatively short time, and enterprises are taking advantage of the new capabilities.

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Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

The choice facing hyperconverged-infrastructure shoppers is simple: an integrated HCI appliance from a single vendor, or hardware-agnostic hyperconvergence software. It's making the final decision that's difficult.

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What is Transport Layer Security (TLS)?

Transport Layer Security (TLS), a cryptographic protocol that provides end-to-end communications security over networks, including the internet, has been improved in TLS 1.3.

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Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development

Amazon Web Services and Cisco have teamed to help customers build apps in the cloud or data centers and move easily between the two.

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