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GNS3 Network Simulator Raises Its Game
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
GNS3 began as a Cisco emulation tool, but has grown into a multi-vendor network simulator with a collaborative community.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 3/2/2015
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Network Engineers: Donít Fear The Code
Lori MacVittie,
The DevOps focus on automation and coding is pushing its way into networks, making network engineers uneasy about learning new skills. But a closer look at the trend shows it's more about the scripting they already do.
By Lori MacVittie , 3/2/2015
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Windows 10 Search, Productivity Apps: Microsoft Review
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Microsoft debuted Band updates, predicted the future of productivity, and broadened support for Docker in Azure, among other announcements.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/28/2015
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NFV Home Lab: Licensing, Storage & Networking
Ethan Banks, Senior Network Architect
In the second part of this two-part blog, Ethan Banks describes the storage and networking considerations that come into play when building a lab for testing network functions virtualization.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect, 2/27/2015
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LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Eric Zeman,
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
By Eric Zeman , 2/26/2015
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BGP Security: No Quick Fix
Cengiz Alaettinoglu, Chief Technology Officer, Packet Design
The routing protocol is plagued by multiple security vulnerabilities, which attackers are exploiting. However, securing BGP is no small feat.
By Cengiz Alaettinoglu Chief Technology Officer, Packet Design, 2/26/2015
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Treating The Cloud As A Utility
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
A NIST report indicates that federal agencies want cloud providers to operate with more utility-like standardization.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 2/26/2015
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Software-Defined Storage Vs. Software-Delivered Storage
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
The difference between a software-defined storage product and one that's software delivered has more to do a vendor's go-to-market strategy than technical features.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 2/25/2015
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7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 2/24/2015
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Software-Defined Storage Takes Shape
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
The term is often misused in the industry, but some credible software-defined storage products have emerged.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 2/24/2015
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Cloud Integration Pain
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
CDW study shows that integrating cloud services with legacy systems can be a headache for IT pros.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 2/23/2015
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NFV: 4 Home Lab Options
Ethan Banks, Senior Network Architect
Network functions virtualization is well suited to the home lab. Ethan Banks describes how he built his NFV lab and the pros and cons of different configurations.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect, 2/23/2015
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Zero-Knowledge Cloud Storage: Far From Perfect
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
You may get an extra layer of protection with zero-knowledge cloud encryption, but the cloud security system isn't fail-safe.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/20/2015
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SDN & NFV: Dynamic Duo Of Next-Gen Networks?
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates
The relationship between SDN and NFV may be indirect today, but over time the technologies could become inseparable. Find out why.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates, 2/19/2015
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Big Data Deployment Trends
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey shows a diversity of IT infrastructure choices for big data.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, 2/19/2015
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Cisco Launches Free Tail-f Software
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
With free version of Tail-f's software supporting the NETCONF protocol, Cisco says it's committed to promoting open standards for network programmability.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 2/18/2015
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IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 2/18/2015
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802.11ac Wave 2 & The Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Push
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Cisco releases Catalyst multi-gigabit Ethernet technology amid dueling vendor standards efforts to support Wave 2 access points without new cabling.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 2/18/2015
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Guide To VDI: Evaluating Top Vendors
Dean Francis, Enterprise Architect, Fusion PPT
Desktop virtual infrastructure now includes new cloud-based options, with the potential for improved user experience and lower cost. Fusion PPT compared the leading vendors and their offerings.
By Dean Francis Enterprise Architect, Fusion PPT, 2/18/2015
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Wireless Engineer Career Resources: Break In Or Brush Up
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead
Thinking of a career in WiFi? We outline some resources to break into the field or brush up on skills, if youíre a seasoned wireless LAN professional in need of a refresher.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead, 2/17/2015
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