Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Chambers stepping down from Cisco’s board

    John Chambers, who served two decades as CEO of Cisco and for the last two years has been executive chairman, announced today that he will be leaving Cisco’s board of directors this year. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins will become chairman of the board.

    19 Sept. 17 04:57 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Juniper to buy advanced threat protection security startup Cyphort

    Juniper today announced intentions to acquire Cyphort, a Santa Clara-based startup that offers an advanced threat detection, analytics and mitigation platform. Juniper says it will integrate Cyphort’s technology with its Sky Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) product line.

    01 Sept. 17 23:59 Written by Brandon Butler
  • How Google is speeding up the Internet

    Google has developed an algorithm that speeds up TCP/IP, the internet’s primary data transmission protocol, by up to 14%.

    22 Aug. 17 20:00 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Cisco brings its SDN to Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s public cloud

    Today Cisco announced it is developing a way to integrate its software defined networking product named Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with public clouds from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

    22 Aug. 17 03:02 Written by Brandon Butler
  • What SDN is and where it’s going?

    The SDN market has emerged from early adopter to early mainstream, and in doing so its use cases have expanded.

    20 July 17 02:29 Written by Brandon Butler
  • What’s the difference between SDN and NFV?

    SDN, NFV & VNF are important trends in the networking industry, but they're also among the confusing alphabet soup of terms that have emerged in recent years. So what's the difference between them?

    11 July 17 05:40 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Does MU-MIMO really expand Wi-Fi system capacity?

    Farpoint Group tests whether multi-user, multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) wireless technology delivers on its promise to boost Wi-Fi system capacity and how much gain can be expected.

    07 July 17 02:25 Written by Craig Mathias
  • Mingis on Tech: What Cisco announced at Cisco Live

    Network World's Brandon Butler checks in from Las Vegas, where this week's Cisco Live is under way. The big story: Cisco's efforts to reinvent itself as it moves from hardware to software, security and "intent-based networking."

    29 June 17 11:31 Written by Ken Mingis
  • What is intent-based networking?

    Cisco this week jumped head-first into the intent-based networking market, saying the technology that uses machine learning and advanced automation to control networks could be a “paradigm” shift in how networks are managed. But what exactly is intent-based networking?

    24 June 17 02:14 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Why Cisco’s new intent-based networking could be a big deal

    Cisco has announced hardware and software capabilities that use machine learning to provide advanced network automation The system allows users to express policies and includes a software platform that executes the policies and maintains the desired state of the network.

    22 June 17 01:48 Written by Brandon Butler
  • QA: How TiVo’s CIO manages disparate mobile platforms

    Tivo CIO Steve Palmucci faces a disparate set of mobile platforms to secure and manage and, while he's managed that so far, he also has a wish list of features that could unite his mobile and desktop environments under one umbrella.

    19 June 17 20:22 Written by Lucas Mearian

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