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 2020-03-30 04:06 

Network World

SASE might be better than VPNs for quickly ramping up remote access...

The global pandemic now hitting almost every corner of the world is forcing countless millions of people to work from home. In one sense, we're fortunate to now have the technology that allows us to do that. Between broadband Internet access in the ho...

 2020-03-30 04:05 

Network World

Know the benefits of cloud-native networking for SASE...

Gartner has positioned secure access service edge (SASE) as the next wave of SD-WANs. While most industry people I talk to agree on the concept of security and networking being brought together, there is some debate surrounding cloud-native versus cloud-m...

 2020-03-30 04:00 

Network World

5 metrics you need to know about your backup and recovery system...

Finding out whether backup and recovery systems work well is more complicated than just knowing how long backups and restores take; agreeing to a core set of essential metrics is the key to properly judging your system to determine if it succeeds or needs...

 2020-03-29 19:47 

Network World

How Can IT Organizations Rise to the Occasion in the New World of Remote Work?...

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the nature of remote work as organizations throughout the United States abruptly had to close workplaces. Over a matter of days and weeks, organizations scrambled to accommodate millions of workers trying...

 2020-03-26 04:00 

Network World

Survey: Most data centers don't meet the needs of their users...

A joint report released by Forbes Insights and Vertiv found that just 29% of data-center decision-makers say their current facilities are meeting their needs, and only 6% say their data centers are updated ahead of their needs. In yet another example of t...

 2020-03-26 04:00 

Network World

Tricks for getting around your Linux file system...

Whether you're moving around the file system, looking for files or trying to move into important directories, Linux can provide a lot of help. In this post, we'll look at a number of tricks to make moving around the file system and both finding an...

 2020-03-25 17:36 

Network World

NEWS UPDATE: The impact of COVID-19 on public networks and security...

As the coronavirus spreads, public and private companies as well as government entities are requiring employees to work from home, putting unforeseen strain on all manner of networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security concerns. What follows...

 2020-03-25 16:56 

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BrandPost: Edge Computing: 5 Design Considerations for Storage...

The arrival of 5G is expected to bring an unforeseen level of network capabilities and lightning-fast data transfer rates. This will set the stage for even more advanced and novel applications enabling everything to be more connected, in real time, all th...

 2020-03-25 04:00 

Network World

The coming together of AIOps and SD-WAN...

Software-defined wide-area networking ( SD-WAN ) and AIOps are both red-hot technologies. SD-WANs increase application availability, reduce costs and in some cases improve performance. AIOps infuses machine learning into IT operations to increase the leve...

 2020-03-24 19:00 

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COVID vs. Raspberry Pi: Researchers bring IoT technology to disease detection...

An IoT device that tracks coughing and crowd size in real time could become a useful tool for identifying the presence of flu-like symptoms among large groups of people, according to a team of researchers at UMass Amherst. FluSense, as the researchers cal...

 2020-03-24 18:45 

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Linux firewall basics with ufw...

The ufw (uncomplicated firewall) represents a serious simplification to iptables and, in the years that it's been available, has become the default firewall on systems such as Ubuntu and Debian. And, yes, ufw is surprisingly uncomplicated a boon for n...

 2020-03-24 17:18 

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Dell offers tips for cleaning data-center gear in response to coronavirus...

People are washing their hands, countertops, and nearly everything else in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In a recent trip to the supermarket I found plenty of bread and milk, but the cleaning-aisle shelves were bare. While it's e...

 2020-03-24 17:18 

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Tips for cleaning data-center gear in response to coronavirus...

People are washing their hands, countertops, and nearly everything else in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In a recent trip to the supermarket I found plenty of bread and milk, but the cleaning-aisle shelves were bare. While it's e...

 2020-03-24 13:19 

Network World

COVID-19: Weekly health check of ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services...

As COVID-19 continues to spread, forcing employees to work from home, the services of ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services a.k.a. unified communications as a service (UCaaS) providers are experiencing increased traffic. Thousand Eyes is monitor...

 2020-03-24 13:00 

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BrandPost: IT's Sudden Challenge: Connecting a Distributed Workforce...

As businesses around the world adapt to the changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for social distancing has unleashed an unprecedented shift toward remote and teleworking, creating a mass exodus of employees moving from branch offices to ho...

 2020-03-24 03:18 

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BrandPost: The Evolution of Data What's Happening at the Edge?...

As we discuss the evolution of the data center in this series, we would be remiss to not talk about how computing is moving closer to where data is created and consumed - at the network edge. If you think about the edge, it's expected that there will ...

 2020-03-23 19:56 

Network World

Tech giants, government agencies pledge supercomputing to fight COVID-19...

High-powered computer-industry players, government entities and universities are teaming up to further technology that can be used in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium includes IBM, AWS,...

 2020-03-23 04:00 

Network World

Private cloud reimagined as equal partner in multi-cloud world...

Cloud-first has become the guiding principle for application modernization and migration. Cloud-native is the mantra for application development. And hot technologies like containers , microservices and serverless computing are all associated with the pub...

 2020-03-23 04:00 

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Marvell announces 96-core ThunderX3 Arm server processor...

Marvell got into the Arm server business with the 2018 acquisition of Cavium , maker of the ThunderX Arm server processor. Now the company is introducing the first major revision to the product line since the acquisition, and it's a doozy. The Thunder...

 2020-03-21 15:16 

Network World

Coronavirus challenges capacity, but core networks are holding up...

As the coronavirus continues to spread and more people work from home, the impact of the increased traffic on networks in the US so far seems to be minimal. No doubt that web, VPN and data usage is growing dramatically with the influx of remote workers . ...

 2020-03-20 04:00 

Network World

Intel reshuffles Xeon lineup...

Intel is adjusting plans for its upcoming Cooper Lake generation of Xeon processors by reducing the number of processors it plans to launch and reducing the server types supported. The company still plans to launch new Xeon processors under the Cooper Lak...

 2020-03-19 18:15 

Network World

Cisco warns of five SD-WAN security weaknesses...

Cisco has issued five warnings about security weaknesses in its SD-WAN offerings, three of them on the high-end of the vulnerability scale. The worst problem is with the command-line interface (CLI) of its SD-WAN Solution software where a weakness could l...

 2020-03-19 18:07 

Network World

Cisco moves WiFi roaming technology to wireless broadband consortium...

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has taken over development and promotion of Cisco's OpenRoaming technology, which lets devices move between Wi-Fi and cellular networks such as LTE without interrupting service. OpenRoaming is built on the Passpoint (Ho...

 2020-03-19 04:00 

Network World

COVID-19 best practices for data-center operators...

Data-center operators are trained to anticipate upheaval due to fires, floods, power outages and other catastrophic events. The novel coronavirus, however, is sending people in charge of mission-critical facilities into uncharted territory. "Data cent...

 2020-03-18 21:39 

Network World

Electronics should sweat to cool down, say researchers...

Computing devices should sweat when they get too hot, say scientists at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, where they have developed a materials application they claim will cool down devices more efficiently and in smaller form-factors than existing ...

 2020-03-18 21:37 

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KinderCare adopts SD-WAN to support company growth and gains cost-saving insights...

KinderCare Education is America's largest provider of early education programs. With more than 1400 locations spanning more than 40 states, KinderCare serves 185,000-plus families in its programs every day. The company operates neighborhood childcare ...

 2020-03-18 20:36 

Network World

Manually rotating log files on Linux...

Log rotation, a normal thing on Linux systems, keeps any particular log file from becoming too large, yet ensures that sufficient details on system activities are still available for proper system monitoring and troubleshooting. The oldest in a group of l...

 2020-03-18 19:47 

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BrandPost: Don't Settle for an Incomplete SD-WAN Solution...

To keep up with digital innovation efforts, organizations are increasingly replacing their traditional WAN edge, built around static MPLS and router deployments. New SD-WAN solutions include business application recognition and steering, WAN path optimiza...

 2020-03-17 10:00 

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BrandPost: Why SD-WANs Need Artificial Intelligence...

A modern car's parallel park assist feature is a great invention that saves time, but it can't make intelligent decisions about where to park or take into account no parking zones and street cleaning days. A driver still needs to be present. That ...

 2020-03-16 22:19 

Network World

AI-everywhere IoT chips coming from Arm...

Silicon microchip maker Arm is working on a new semiconductor design that it says will enable machine learning, at scale, on small sensor devices. Arm has completed testing of the technology and expects to bring it to market next year. Artificial intellig...

 2020-03-16 22:17 

Network World

Viewing and configuring password aging on Linux...

User passwords on Linux systems can be configured to be permanent or can be set to expire so that individuals must reset them periodically. Periodic password changing is generally considered good practice for security reasons, but is not configured by def...

 2020-03-16 20:02 

Network World

Coronavirus challenges remote networking...

As the coronavirus spreads, many companies are requiring employees to work from home, putting unanticipated stress on remote networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security concerns. Businesses have facilitated brisk growth of teleworkers over ...

 2020-03-16 04:00 

Network World

As the networks evolve enterprises need to rethink network security...

Digital innovation is disrupting businesses. Data and applications are at the hub of new business models, and data needs to travel across the extended network at increasingly high speeds without interruption. To make this possible, organizations are radic...

 2020-03-16 04:00 

Network World

HPE rolls out turnkey 5G-as-a-service...

HPE is entering the 5G market, taking square aim at telco network equipment providers like Huawei, Nokia, and Ericsson with a new 5G core network software stack targeted directly at telcos. The company is selling HPE 5G Core Stack, an open, cloud-native 5...

 2020-03-16 04:00 

Network World

Report: Shadow IoT is prevalent, insecure...

While the data protection pitfalls around the Internet of Things are undeniably numerous, new research from security vendor Zscaler underlines that one of the most serious problems emanates from the growing trend of "shadow IoT," or the use of emp...

 2020-03-13 21:19 

Network World

Verizon and AT&T billions lead the spending for 5G licenses...

The largest FCC auction in history as measured by the amount of spectrum sold ended this week as 3.4GHz worth of the country's airwaves were snapped up by 28 companies. The majority of that spectrum designated for 5G was purchased by companies affilia...

 2020-03-13 13:24 

Network World

Pi Day is May 14 - 3.14 - and to many it's a big deal...

Each year when March 14 rolls around, numberphiles key in on the number Pi because its first three digits, 3.14 align with the calendar date 3/4, which has led to designating the date Pi Day. To help bring you up to speed on the day, here's a video on...

 2020-03-13 13:24 

Network World

Pi Day is May 14 - 3.14 - and to many it's a big deal...

Each year when March 14 rolls around, numberphiles key in on the number Pi because its first three digits, 3.14 align with the calendar date 3/4, which has led to designating the date Pi Day. To help bring you up to speed on the day, here's a video on...

 2020-03-13 13:24 

Network World

Pi Day is March 14 - 3.14 - and to many it's a big deal...

Each year when March 14 rolls around, numberphiles key in on the number Pi because its first three digits, 3.14 align with the calendar date 3/4, which has led to designating the date Pi Day. To help bring you up to speed on the day, here's a video on...

 2020-03-12 23:57 

Network World

What is the internet backbone and how it works...

The internet generates massive amounts of computer-to-computer traffic, and insuring all that traffic can be delivered anywhere in the world requires the aggregation of a vast array of high-speed networks collectively known as the internet backbone, but h...

 2020-03-12 17:01 

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Mellanox, Inphi boost network feeds with new hardware...

A growing number of vendors are looking to boost network throughput with smarter network controllers. Last week I wrote about Xilinx jumping on the SmartNIC bandwagon . This week, both Mellanox and Inphi announced new products. Mellanox has begun shipping...

 2020-03-12 15:54 

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BrandPost: Wi-Fi 6 - a Q&A for CIOs and network managers...

From IoT devices to mobile operations, there are literally thousands of products to help enterprises transform digitally.Tam Dell'Oro, Founder and CEO of Dell'Oro Group , expects that Wi-Fi 6 will become mainstream in 2020, as manufacturers bring ...

 2020-03-12 04:00 

Network World

Next wave of digital transformation requires better security, automation...

Digital transformation is a top-of-mind priority for CIOs who want innovative ways to deploy applications and run IT operations. In today's digital economy, companies that don't depend on applications to support their business are rare. On the con...

 2020-03-11 04:01 

Network World

Enterprises roll out private 5G while standards, devices, coverage evolve...

5G promises dramatically faster speeds, lower latency and increased capacity than today's 4G LTE technology. It's also a potential alternative to WiFi with greater reliability and performance in industrial settings. Coverage, standards, and device...

 2020-03-11 04:00 

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Data-center power consumption holds steady...

A predicted explosion in power consumption by data centers has not manifested thanks to advances in power efficiency and, ironically enough, the move to the cloud, according to a new report. The study , published in the journal Science last week, notes th...

 2020-03-10 17:00 

Network World

VMware launches apps-development platform for on-prem, cloud...

As promised, VMware has taken the next major step in making Kubernetes containers the centerpiece of future enterprise and hybrid-cloud aplication environments for its core vSphere customers. At its VMworld event last year the company introduced its Tanzu...

 2020-03-10 13:03 

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BrandPost: Heat and Vibration: Two Factors that Can Kill Your Data...

It's an understatement to say that managing a data center is challenging. Data center managers are expected to do more than ever, and with less, including protecting rapidly expanding volumes of data and a growing number of applications, maintaining a...

 2020-03-10 13:00 

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BrandPost: 2020 Will Be a Year of Hindsight for SD-WAN...

The expression "hindsight is 20/20" couldn't be truer for software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN). To summarize the past few years: Cloud computing and digital transformation drove companies to re-evaluate traditional WAN technology, wh...

 2020-03-09 04:00 

Network World

Essential things to know about container networking...

Containers have emerged over the past several years to provide an efficient method of storing and delivering applications reliably across different computing environments. By containerizing an application platform and its dependencies, differences in OS d...

 2020-03-06 05:00 

Network World

Xilinx jumps on the SmartNIC bandwagon...

If there's a trend I should have seen coming it's the advent of the SmartNIC. The days where a server CPU could do the packet processing and a plain Ethernet port could handle the traffic are over. In an era of big data and artificial intelligence...

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