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Q&A

Cisco’s David Goeckeler talks security, networking, software and SD-WAN outlook

Goeckeler, Cisco executive vice president and general manager, masterminds the company’s network and security strategy which now features ever more emphasis on software.

Cisco makes SD-WAN integration a top priority

After acquiring Viptela last year for its SD-WAN technology, Cisco says integration of the technology is progressing with plans to integrate it into Cisco’s DNA Center.

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Cisco developer push yields 500,000 DevNet members working on programmable networks

Cisco’s developer program, DevNet, is on a hot streak. Speaking at Cisco Live 2018, DevNet CTO Susie Wee said the group, which was founded in 2014, now has 500,000 registered members. DevNet includes curated list of sample code,...

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Network-intelligence platforms, cloud fuel a run on faster Ethernet

At 45 years old, Ethernet, the ubiquitous networking technology, is having a banner year in the data center where in the first quarter alone it's recorded the strongest year-over-year revenue growth in more than five years, and 100G...

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Amazon's one-day TP-Link sale offers up some killer deals on plugs, switches, and routers

Get a TP-Link smart plug, Ethernet switch, router, and more on sale today at Amazon.

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SDNs and NFV are complementary and core components of modernized networks

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization both untie tasks and functions from hardware and provide agility, one for the network itself, the other for network services.

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Windows Server 2019 embraces SDN

Software-defined networking in Windows Server 2019 includes virtual network peering and encryption, auditing, and IPv6 support.

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Could this be the year for Multi-Gig PCs? Aquantia says yes

Aquantia said to expect Multi-Gig USB adapters as well as far more affordable hardware this year based on its new controllers

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Data-center management: What does DMaaS deliver that DCIM doesn’t?

Datacenter management as a service, or DMaaS, is a cloud-based remote monitoring service that aggregates and analyzes large sets of anonymized customer data to help companies better anticipate equipment failures or capacity shortfalls...

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Facebook's Terragraph hopes to replace fiber broadband beginning with 2019 trials

Facebook and Qualcomm hope that their Terragraph technology, which uses 60GHz "small cells" scattered across your neighborhood, will replace DSL or cable.

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Review: Icinga enterprise-grade, open-source network monitoring that scales

Icinga's management software is well-documented, easy to install and has plenty of plug-ins, but could benefit from an easier install

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WiFi EasyMesh Explained

There's a new WiFi standard called EasyMesh that aims to simplify the creation and expansion of home mesh networks.

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Q&A

Cisco CEO trumpets Catalyst 9K advances, software business success

CEO Chuck Robbins talks about the shift to subscriptions for Cisco services, the company's cloud strategy, intent-based networking

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Survey: Mainstream adoption of SDN, SD-WAN finally arrives

The top IT initiatives of enterprise network managers are cloud and software-defined data centers, overcoming server virtualization’s dominance for the past 10 years, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

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Don’t get left behind: SDN, programmable networks change how network engineers work

The rise of programmable networks and software-defined networking has changed the role of the network engineer, and accepting those changes is key to career advancement. Network engineers need to become software fluent and embrace...

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Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi EasyMesh certification aims to standardize mesh networks

The new certification program will ensure that wireless mesh network routers, gateways, and access points from different manufacturers will all work together.

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10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

With such a broad array of products and backed by vast financial resources, Cisco faces challenges on all fronts, making it possible for other behemoths and even some small competitors to persist.

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Getting grounded in IoT networking and security

A guide to the basics enterprises need to know about the internet of things.

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