Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • VMware targets cloud and container networking with latest NSX-T launch

    VMware today released a new version of its NSX virtual networking software that aims to make it easier to manage network requirements of cloud-native and application container-based applications. The move represents the latest example of a network vendor evolving its automation tooling to operate in not just traditional data center and campus networks, but increasingly in cloud environments that cater to a faster-pace of application development.

    06 Dec. 17 04:43 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Why 2018 will be the year of the WAN

    Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology is sweeping across the industry, growing from an emerging technology in 2017 to become mainstream in 2018. As SD-WAN deployments become ubiquitous for organizations with branch and remote offices, more big changes will accompany it.

    30 Nov. 17 01:48 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Wi-Fi in 2018: What will the future look like?

    While your enterprise Wi-Fi setup might not change beyond recognition in 2018, the next year is still going to bring some shifts. The basic technology should remain largely the same, but the way you manage it could be very different.

    30 Nov. 17 01:47 Written by Jon Gold
  • What to expect from Cisco in 2018

    As the preeminent networking company shapes its plans for 2018, analysts and users say Cisco is at an inflection point, transitioning from a hardware-based company to an integrated hardware and software-focused one. In doing so, Cisco has plotted the next generation of its network management products in the form of intent-based networking. Meanwhile, as hardware sales growth slows due to workloads shifting to the public cloud, the company eyes the Internet of Things and edge computing as new frontiers for revenue growth.

    30 Nov. 17 01:37 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Three tips for developing a digital strategy

    Paul Whimpenny offers three tips for developing digital strategies based on his work at the United Nations’ agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization.

    29 Nov. 17 06:39 Written by By Paul Whimpenny
  • What broadband is to DSL, 5G will be for LTE

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority is fast-tracking the release of 5G-friendly spectrum in Australia, which is excellent news for businesses.

    16 Nov. 17 11:32 Written by Ardy Sharifnia, Ixia
  • What to consider when deploying a next-generation firewall

    Firewalls have become ubiquitous across enterprises over the past decade, but the combination of new and varied access methods combined with increasingly sophisticated attacks has forced network operators and security professionals to constantly evaluate their defenses. When deploying a next-generation firewall these are the major factors to consider.

    09 Nov. 17 05:51 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Cisco snaps up streaming-data startup Perspica

    Cisco today announced plans to acquire San Jose-based startup Perspica, a company that specializes in using machine learning to analyze streams of data. Cisco says it will integrate the Perspica technology into its AppDynamics product, which provides network and application monitoring and analytics.

    20 Oct. 17 03:38 Written by Brandon Butler
  • What is a firewall?

    Popular network firewalls are the primary perimeter defense for many organizations.

    12 Oct. 17 07:16 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Extreme Networks' MoJo to outdo Cisco, HPE: CEO Ed Meyercord

    A year ago, Extreme Networks started its hyper acquisition spree with Zebra Wireless LAN. The networking giant since then bought the networking division of Avaya and Brocade’s datacenter networking business.

    01 Oct. 17 09:13 Written by By Yogesh Gupta
  • 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
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