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CERN upgrades Wi-Fi infrastructure to support researchers on the move

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) is upgrading its wireless broadband network in order to support thousands of researchers using mobile devices while moving around its campus buildings.

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Small Cell Forum seeks advice from large enterprises

The carrier-led Small Cell Forum has revealed the names of the founding members of an Enterprise Advisory Council designed to help address the need for more wireless coverage to meet rising demand.

Why dynamic mapping is changing network troubleshooting for the better

Engineers spend 80% of their troubleshooting time collecting data and only 20% analyzing it. Mapping tools can significantly reduce time spent collecting data

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Linksys Velop boosts home network throughput

If you are going to invest in smart home tech, you want a solidly performing wireless network throughout your house. There are two ways to increase performance: one is to optimize the connection between you and your ISP. The other is...

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How a logistics firm leverages SD-WAN for competitive advantage

Freight forwarding firm JAS Global has cut trimmed millions from its bandwidth costs using network software. Next, it intends to leverage the technology for a predictive analytics system.

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Wi-Fi’s evolving role in IoT

Wi-Fi is often the obvious choice for IoT, but limitations have lead to the addition of two new specifications, 802.11ah and 802.11ax

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Comparing the performance of popular public DNS providers

In this article, we’ll dive into our results from measuring the performance of 10 popular public DNS providers—for those who use third party providers, the conclusions can help inform your choice in public DNS resolvers.

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Versa brings multiple functions to software-defined branch networks

Versa Networks wants to help enterprises overcome some of the complexity of branch networks with new multi-function software for its Versa Cloud IP Platform.

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Verizon taps into open source, white box fervor with new CPE offering

Verizon this week said it would begin offering x86-based servers with OpenStack software aimed at customers looking to support all manner of advanced cloud, software defined networking and network functions virtualization (NSF)-based...

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McNealy sees Sun's past in IoT's future

Onetime Sun CEO Scott McNealy sees some of the legendary company's vision coming to fruition in an IoT "data bus" from a small Silicon Valley outfit called Real-Time Innovations. On Tuesday, McNealy became the first member of RTI's...

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Dell strengthens data center stack with shiny new assets

Just a few years back, Dell said it didn't want to mimic sloppy behemoths like IBM or HP, and wanted to be lean and focus on the mid-market. But the 14th Generation PowerEdge servers can take advantage of the new assets.

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Dell EMC's newest switches will come with its open network OS

Dell's drive into open networking accelerated on Monday with the announcement of the first switches to ship with OS10, the company's network operating system that's based on open source.

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Trade commission finds Arista infringed on two original Cisco patents

The legal ping-pong battle between Cisco and Arista today found Cisco on the winning side as In the International Trade Commission ruled that Arista switches infringe two additional Cisco patents

AppDynamics explains logic behind that $3.7 billion Cisco acquisition

The CEO of the application monitoring company explained the logic behind the recent acquisition by Cisco from both sides, and lays out the vendor’s future roadmap

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Extreme offers glimpse of integrated Avaya, Brocade technology future

Extreme said it expects the Avaya and Brocade deals to push its revenues to over $1 billion for its Fiscal 2018

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Cisco fires back at VMware decision to whack third party virtual switches

Cisco today said it would offer its virtual switch users technology to get around VMware’s recent elimination of support for third party virtual switches.

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Cisco grabs-up SD-WAN player Viptela for $610M

Cisco has padded its SD-WAN portfolio with fellow player Viptela for $610 million.

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Network monitoring tools: Features users love and hate

IT pros identify what they like, and don’t like, about network monitoring software from CA, Microsoft, and other vendors.

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