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RDMA Poised to Take on Advanced Data Center Fabrics

Advanced fabric technologies using remote direct memory access could offer a speed boost to enterprise networks.

Managing the Gap Between Old Networking and New

Switching from traditional hardware-based networking to software-defined models presents a variety of challenges.

New Challenges Accompany the Abstract Network

Software-defined networking and software-defined data centers may create as many problems as they solve.

Time for DevOps to Give Some Love to Networking

In order to embrace DevOps approaches fully, enterprises need more agile networking technologies.

Abstracting Your Way to a Multi-Cloud Network

Supporting hybrid and multi-cloud environments offers significant challenges for networks, but abstraction technologies can help.

How Networking Will Change, and Be Changed By, Blockchain

Blockchain could transform some traditional business models, but it requires sophisticated networking capabilities.

IoT, AI Push Networks in New Directions

Supporting the intelligent Internet of Things will require new network innovations.

Tapping Public Clouds with Private Interconnects

To obtain the bandwidth and performance that they need for cloud computing, more enterprises are using private interconnects instead of the Internet.

New Fabrics Emerging for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

In order for hyperconverged hardware to provide the type of performance that enterprises need, it must be coupled with high-speed network fabrics.

Don't Be Bogus, Dude. Ride the SDN Wave

The trend toward software-defined infrastructure is revolutionizing IT.

IBN: A Radical New Idea?

Cisco and other vendors have unveiled intent-based networking products, but these new solutions aren't all that different from previous products.

Need IoT in a Hurry? There's a Service for That

Cloud-based IoT as a service platforms help enterprises get their Internet of Things deployments up and running quickly.

Enterprises Still Struggling with Cloud Connectivity

Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments need fast WAN solutions.

The Hybrid Cloud Depends on Solid Networking

In order to support hybrid cloud computing environments, enterprises will need fast, flexible networks that deliver high availability.

Digital Transformation the Smart Way

In order to enable digital transformation, networks will need automation and — eventually — machine learning capabilities.  

Relax, Programming Is Not Required for SDN

Software-defined networking will transform network management, but that doesn't necessarily mean that network managers will need to learn to code.

Core Networking Considerations for the IoT

The Internet of Things will certainly alter the network edge, but it will also likely have an impact on the data center core.  

Network Challenges and Solutions in the Cloud

Hybrid and multi-cloud environments make networking more challenging, but solutions designed to overcome those challenges could ultimately make all networks more efficient.

NVMe: The End of Storage Networking as We Know It

Lower costs are making it easier for enterprises to couple high-performance storage with high-performance networking.

Virtual Networking Fuels Multi-Rate Switching

Multi-rate devices give enterprises the flexibility they need for SDN and NFV.

The Growing Necessity of Real-Time Networking

Streaming analytics, the Internet of Things and hybrid cloud computing are driving the need for faster network performance.  

Ethernet Turns 44

Bob Metcalfe first proposed Ethernet on May 22, 1973

Easing Complexity on the SDN Controller

Vendors are taking several different approaches to simplifying and improving software-defined networking controllers.  

Devising the Right SDN Strategy

Enterprises should approach software-defined infrastructure as a journey rather than a destination.

IoT Connectivity Challenges? SD-WAN to the Rescue

In order to support vast quantities of connected devices, organizations will need a software-defined networking solution.

On the Verge of Autonomous Networking

The networks of the future will manage themselves.

Cisco Facing a Maturing Open Network Environment

The networking giant needs to figure out how it will navigate the rapidly approaching era of software-defined infrastructure.

Working Toward Global IoT Infrastructure

Managing data networks that cross geographic borders will be a big challenge for enterprises rolling out IoT initiatives.

How the Interconnect is Driving Converged Infrastructure

As vendors increase the throughput of their fabric, the separations between compute, storage and networking are beginning to disappear.

Networking Still a Thorn in the Cloud's Side

Cloud computing has solved many problems for organizations, but it has made networking more complicated.

Reimagining the Network for the Hyperscale Era

Ixia, SnapRoute and Coriant have recently launched networking products designed for hyperscale data centers.

Closing in on the Intelligent Network

Artificial intelligence algorithms will help manage, monitor and secure increasingly complex software-defined networks.

How SDN Will Deliver on the Hybrid Cloud

Software-defined networking helps solve some of the operational complexity issues associated with the hybrid cloud.

Top Juniper Exec Jumps to Cisco

Jonathan Davidson returns to Cisco to lead Service Provider Networking group.

The Network OS in a Software-Defined Enterprise

Several vendors have recently rolled out network operating systems designed to improve management in an SDN environment.

From Building Networks to Consuming Them

The network as a service model will require a shift in thinking for enterprise IT.

The Importance of M2M in the IoT

Enterprises will need to upgrade their networks to enable the machine-to-machine communication necessary for the Internet of Things.

The Steady March of Open Networking into the Enterprise

Several recent industry announcements show that vendors and their enterprise customers are embracing open networking.

Rich Media and the IoT: A Networking Nightmare

As IoT devices begin collecting video and audio data, enterprises will need new networking hardware in order to cope.

Cisco and AppDynamics: Software is Truly Eating the Network

Cisco's latest acquisition represents and important shift for the networking giant.

No Digital Transformation without Networking

Enterprises must adapt their networks and their business models if they want to continue to thrive.

HPE Aruba President Dominic Orr Retiring

Current leader of HPE's Aruba business unit set to retire at the end of the month.

The Network in 2017: From Planning to Execution

Networking this year will be all about delivering great application experiences over distance.

Network Visibility: More than Just Simple Management

As network complexity grows, so does monitoring and management.

Creating the Seamless IoT Network

The IoT is going to require a new kind of network.

Are Hyperscalers Taking Over Enterprise Network Design?

The hyperscale infrastructure trend is affecting networking technology.

How the IoT Will Change the Enterprise

How will the Internet of Things affect enterprise networks?

Automation and the Network Admin

The role of network admins will certainly change as IT automation takes hold.

Looking for Better Networking? It's All in the Fabric

Fabric architectures are the future of networking.

Architecting Networks for the Big Data Lake

With so much data to analyze, how do you build a network architecture to access it all?

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