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Cultivating an app-first mentality in enterprise network management

Today’s applications require stability and reliability, enabled by transparency.

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Catching the SD-WAN wave: the cost savings hype and MPLS misconceptions need more explanation

Cost shouldn’t be your only driver for SD-WAN adoption.

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City & Guilds Group deploys SD-WAN to improve Office 365 performance

After deploying an Aryaka SD-WAN, global e-learning company City & Guilds Group saw a 3x improvement in Office 365 application performance.

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Software opens up new career opportunities for network professionals

Network engineers need to embrace the shift to software as a way to do their jobs better and faster. Cisco’s DevNet Create event is one way to help them get those skills.

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5G to become the catalyst for innovation in IoT

The various ways in which 5G mobile networks will support advanced IoT deployments, the key features in 5G that will benefit the IoT and the impact of 5G across major IoT industry verticals.

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Understanding Virtual Private Networks [and why VPNs are important to SD-WAN]

VPNs can create secure remote-access and site-to-site connections inexpensively, are a stepping stone to software-defined WANs, and are proving useful in IoT.

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Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

From amplifier to wireless network topology, find concise definitions of wireless terminology

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To 400G and beyond: the arrival of adaptive networks and the next technology boom

The Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, and 4k-based video streaming have moved from dreams to reality. The network foundation that has brought these applications to life needs to continue to adapt, running more...

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What is DNS and how does it work?

The Domain Name System resolves the names of internet sites with their underlying IP addresses adding efficiency and even security in the process.

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It’s time for SD-WAN to grow up

Some often-missed considerations drawn from hard lessons learned by SD-WAN early adopters.

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Closing the PC/TC experience gap for good

Digital transformation can be much easier while remaining secure – certain entrenched preconceptions just have to transform first.

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Network performance monitoring market poised for explosive growth

At $2.1 billion and growing, new network analytics technologies are redefining what's possible for enterprise networkers.

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Network-as-a-Service: A modern solution to today’s networking challenges

Cloud migration and mobility are putting huge pressure on networks. Enterprises need a better option, and NaaS delivers, providing network connectivity and security as a service.

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What Larry, Moe and Curly can teach us about network security and SD-WAN agility

A recent survey of 712 IT professionals shows that network complexity remains a problem even after deploying SD-WAN.

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The serverless cloud provider was last year – what can we expect to change?

Not all infrastructure trends will make sense for your data center or your business. However, awareness of the trends will help you understand how other firms are developing their data centers and handling their workloads, so you can...

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Intent-based networking can turn your data center into a digital crime scene

The ability to answer any question is a fantastic benefit, but it is not enough. The real key is being able to ask the right question at the right time

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Riverbed’s 'firework' CEO, Jerry Kennelly, retires

After leading Riverbed for 16 years, co-founder and CEO Jerry Kennelly turns the reigns over to Paul Mountford.

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7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered

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