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Catch up on Interop 2016 with these videos

From architecture to Wi-Fi issues, Interop interviews with networking and security experts.

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Interop: 12 killer (and free) tools for network engineers

Visibility is key to troubleshooting network woes, but getting such access can be expensive. To help out, a veteran networking pro shared with attendees of the big Interop conference in Las Vegas his list of a dozen mostly free...

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Meet Cisco's go-to guy on commercial drones

Cisco sees network infrastructure, collaboration, security and other opportunities in commercial drones

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One of GNU/Linux’s most important networking components just got an update

The software framework that powers the network connections on many GNU/Linux systems just got its second major update in less than a year and a half, with the version 1.2 release of NetworkManager.

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Network analytics startup provides insight into wireline and wireless traffic

SaaS service shows “the correlation between all the moving parts,” says satisfied early user

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Microsoft continues Linux lovefest with open source network software SONiC

At the Open Compute Project Summit last week, Microsoft announced SONiC, a set of open source software components that can be used to build networking equipment. The move could be a helpful tool for companies building their own...

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Wi-Fi hotspot blocking persists despite FCC crackdown

The FCC has slapped hotels and other organizations with nearly $2.1 million in fines since the fall of 2014 for blocking patrons’ portable Wi-Fi hotspots in the name of IT security, or more likely, to gouge customers for Internet...

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Juniper, Lenovo converge for next gen data centers

Align products, marketing for SDN, hyperconvergence, hyperscale opportunities

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How BMC’s CEO plans to cut your IT costs by a third

More than two years after going private, a revitalized BMC is focusing squarely on enabling your company’s digital transformation.

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Red Hat’s Ansible brings networking to devops

A new release issued this week from Red Hat Anisble – an open source project and commercial product for creating a devops environment – is enabling developers to control network infrastructure.

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VMware’s new management tools are hybrid, hybrid, hybrid

VMware hopes that any customer looking to use Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform will choose the company’s vRealize Suite to centrally manage their on-premises virtualized environments and the public cloud.

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Retired IT specialist shares inside story of botched National Park Moose project

A retired IT specialist for the National Park Service details how a lack of information and communications technology (ICT) representation is messing up projects and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, such as in Moose, Wyo.

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SDN shifts from configuration to analytics

Two vendors, Midokura and Pluribus, offer products for visibility into operations, performance

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Forget Super Bowl 50: Let's crown the cabling Installer of the Year!

It's time to roll up your sleeves, de-fog your goggles, climb your ladder and get ready for the 9th annual BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge next week in Orlando, where the Installer of the Year will be crowned and awarded a $5K prize...

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Big Switch frees up its SDN

Base fabric software to be offered at no cost as inducement for commercial products

SDN pioneer Big Switch lands big round, big names

$48M in funding and Warmenhoven, Morgenthaler on board

Arista Networks pops next-gen OS

EOS now supports Docker containers, network-wide state, hybrid cloud workloads

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15 big data and analytics companies to watch

Here’s a look at 15 big data and analytics companies that have raised funding over the past six or so months. Most focus on helping companies make sense of their oodles of data, sometimes for customer service, sometimes for IT...

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Review: Graylog delivers open source log management for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer

Graylog is an open-source log management tool, complete with a three-tier architecture, super-scalable storage (based on Elasticsearch), an easy-to-use web interface, and a powerful toolkit to parse messages, build ad-hoc dashboards,...

Beacons in business: 8 ways to leverage location services

Beacons in business: 8 ways to leverage location services

On-campus beacon use can help IT provide local, targeted services and data to employees, temps, clients, and guests

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