Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • What is the Open Compute Project?

    Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over US$1 billion in hardware sales.

    28 March 18 21:00 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Penn State secures building automation, IoT traffic with microsegmentation

    Penn State chose microsegmentation technology from Tempered Networks to isolate and cloak traffic from its smart building systems, which rely on the BACnet communications protocol to share data related to HVAC, lighting, access control, fire detection and more.

    26 March 18 22:59 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • MPLS explained

    The thing about MPLS is that it’s a technique, not a service — so it can deliver anything from IP VPNs to metro Ethernet. It's expensive, so with the advent of SD-WAN enterprises are trying to figure how to optimize its use vs. less expensive connections like the internet.

    17 March 18 08:43 Written by By By Neal Weinberg and Johna Till Johnson
  • SD-WAN helps radiology firm cut costs, scale bandwidth

    Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology's journey from MPLS to SD-WAN networking began last spring when Joseph Funaro sat down to review carrier contracts that were up for renewal and realized that he could not only save his company money, but also improve network resiliency and his users' application experience.

    21 Feb. 18 22:00 Written by By Marc Ferranti
  • 5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

    Wi-Fi is quite fickle. The contention between Wi-Fi devices and the dynamic communication medium of the airwaves makes it a sensitive technology with many settings and situations that can slow it down.

    19 Feb. 18 22:00 Written by Eric Geier
  • Cisco CEO: "We are still only on the front end" of a new version of the network

    Fresh off a positive earnings call that saw Cisco report US$11.9 billion in revenue for the 2Q 2018 – a 3 percent increase from the same quarter in 2017 and the first time in 6 quarters the company reported year-over-year sales increases – CEO Chuck Robbins has a lot to crow about.

    16 Feb. 18 23:52 Written by Michael Cooney
  • What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

    For the most part the dire warnings about running out of internet addresses have ceased because, slowly but surely, migration from the world of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6 has begun, and software is in place to prevent the address apocalypse that many were predicting.

    15 Feb. 18 23:07 Written by Keith Shaw
  • Cisco adds new capabilities to its IBN infrastructure

    Cisco has advanced its intent-based networking gear so now it can both verify that networks are actually running according to the intentions set by admins and also so it can help to find and resolve network problems faster on both wired and wireless networks.

    30 Jan. 18 22:00 Written by Tim Greene