Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • What will be hot for Cisco in 2019?

    Software, SD-WAN, security, high-speed data-centre networking and more software fill up the Cisco hot plate for 2019.

    27 Nov. 18 22:00 Written by Michael Cooney
  • What is Transport Layer Security (TLS)?

    TLS is a security staple that, despite being more efficient and effective than SSL, has suffered some major breaches, but TLS 1.3 vastly improves both the privacy and performance of secure Web communications.

    10 Nov. 18 04:31 Written by By Paul Szymanski, Network Administrator, MCSE
  • Juniper advances network automation community, skillsets

    Juniper is looking to be an evangelist for network automation by announcing a variety of applications, tools, labs and libraries that it says will hasten adoption the technology for businesses and network professionals.

    11 Oct. 18 21:00 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Juniper CEO Rahim talks network, security and multicloud trends

    Juniper made a big bet on 400G Ethernet this summer, detailing how it plans to transition its wide-area network, data center and enterprise portfolio to 400G Ethernet. And earlier this year, Juniper released its Contrail Enterprise Multicloud software, an SDN controller that is the central component of its multicloud, intent-based networking strategy. Ahead of its NXTWORK summit next week, Juniper CEO Rami Rahim talked with Network World’s Michael Cooney.

    06 Oct. 18 01:13 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco Webex outage: Collaboration service finding a lumpy recovery

    A Webex post today (October 4) shows some problems such as poor performance are persisting: “Engineering continues to work on the engineering tasks to address the remaining open items. Some Webex Teams users are still experiencing inconsistent results with some user spaces.

    05 Oct. 18 01:33 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Time to think outside the router

    I finally delivered four large boxes with nearly 1,000 CDs inside to my local library, some as old as 33 years. Back then, I did a similar decluttering with my cassettes and vinyl, except for a few select albums like an original release of Dark Side of the Moon.

    14 Sept. 18 14:22 Written by Derek Granath, Silver Peak
  • Microsoft pushes machine learning to the edge

    Microsoft’s new Azure edge computing offerings are helping customers extend the reach of its cloud-based machine learning services, according to Clayton Fernandez, the company’s global director, Internet of Things.

    11 Sept. 18 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Analysts: SD-WAN 5-year annual growth rate tops 40%

    Becoming the “backbone of the enterprise,” SD-WAN market could hit $4.5 Billion by 2022, IDC says, even as businesses seek integrated management and security features.

    23 Aug. 18 20:00 Written by Michael Cooney
  • What is Nmap? Why you need this network mapper

    While there is a wealth of monitoring tools available to network administrators for port scanning and network mapping, Nmap is the de facto standard. Here's why.

    17 Aug. 18 20:00 Written by By Marc Ferranti
  • Digitalisation: The next telco revolution

    The Australian telecommunications (telco) industry is largely responsible for the highly connected and digital world we live in today.

    17 Aug. 18 09:36 Written by Jonathan Restarick, Accenture
  • Cisco software, subscription strategies pay off

    Cisco's fiscal year 2018 results say deferred product revenue related to recurring software and subscription offers increased 23 percent over 2017.

    17 Aug. 18 01:49 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco, Arista settle lawsuit, refocus battle on network, data center, switching arenas

    After nearly four years of slashing at each other with legal swords in court Cisco and Arista have agreed to disagree, mostly.
    To settle the mêlée, Arista has agreed to pay Cisco $400 million which will result in the dismissal of all pending district court and International Trade Commission litigation between the companies.

    10 Aug. 18 08:23 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco upgrade enables SD-WAN in 1M+ ISR/ASR routers

    The company this week took a giant step that direction by announcing it was adding Viptela SD-WAN technology to the IOS XE software that runs its core ISR/ASR routers. Over a million of ISR/ASR edge routers such as the ISR models 1000, 4000 and ASR 5000 are in use by organizations worldwide.

    09 Aug. 18 03:27 Written by Michael Cooney