Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Why the SteelApp sale is a win-win for Brocade and Riverbed

  How network admins can survive SDN | Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly

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Why the SteelApp sale is a win-win for Brocade and Riverbed
The sale of SteelApp will help both companies focus on what they're good at. Read More


Diagnosing Trans-Atlantic Application Performance
Check out this brief product demo, showing how the Corvil Streaming Analytics platform quickly troubleshoots a time-sensitive business critical application delivered across the WAN that's stalling, causing huge frustration and loss revenue. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc

How Other Organizations Achieve IT Agility
Leading organizations actively seek ways to address the challenges of achieving IT agility and closing the Relevance Gap. Let's take a look at how two businesses accomplished the task. Learn more >>

How network admins can survive SDN
With the advent of SDN, there's been a lot of speculation about the future of the network administrator. Some doomsayers predict the network admin will be obsolete as network virtualization becomes the responsibility of the server or systems admin already in charge of server virtualization. Or that as SDN applications take on more network intelligence in order to program what network resources they need, the application developers might take over the role of network admin.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly
If unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum is like a cool, independently run cafe, then mobile operators using those frequencies for LTE may sound like a corporate chain buying out your favorite spot.There goes the neighborhood. Or does it?LTE is coming to the fat 5GHz unlicensed radio band that much of consumers' Wi-Fi use now depends on. The idea drew skepticism at first, but the mobile industry is starting to agree on some steps to make sure wireless LANs don't get trampled under LTE's feet. The first trial deployments are expected to begin this year, and users could get faster service as the technology is rolled out.Huawei and NTT DoCoMo demonstrated the technology last August, Qualcomm showed it off at International CES last month, and T-Mobile USA plans a trial deployment later this year. More plans for unlicensed LTE may be revealed next month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the quest for more mobile capacity will be a hot topic.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Don't Let Your DDoS Defense Fall Behind
DDoS – Distributed Denial of Service attacks – a familiar foe that's changed and evolved to become even more dangerous. But has your security kept pace with today's attacks? Read how a flexible hybrid solution gives you the best chance of detection and protection against these ever-changing attacks. Learn More

Best open source monitoring tools
Comparing monitoring toolsImage by Stephen SauerNetwork monitoring is a key component in making sure your network is running smoothly. We tested four open source network monitoring products: Cacti, Icinga, Zabbix and Observium. We found all four products to be capable network monitoring tools that performed well in our basic tasks such as checking for host availability and measuring bandwidth usage. Beyond the basics, there were quite a few differences in terms of features, granularity and configuration options.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Federal IT 'Playbook' Looks to Avoid Healthcare.gov Redux
In the push to improve the delivery of government services while keeping costs in check, federal CIOs need to reevaluate the way the traditional ways they plan and implement new IT projects, senior administration and industry officials say.At a recent government IT conference hosted by Adobe, Erie Meyer, the administrator of the U.S. Digital Service at the White House, touted the "playbook" that her team has created to serve as a blueprint for developing new services.That document offers 13 "plays" that can serve as best practices for new IT projects, drawing on accepted wisdom in the design and development arena such as starting with the needs of the users, and building the project "using agile and iterative practices."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Riverbed Technology

Powering the Hybrid Enterprise
To better serve business demands for information everyone, enterprises must develop new strategies for optimizing multiple kinds of networks. View Now>>


How the NSA is improving security for everyone
The NSA's core function is gather and analyze data. But the NSA is also expected to secure and protect sensitive information, and as part of that role NSA security experts have launched a program to integrate more commercial off-the-shelf products.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


Lawmakers question White House influence on FCC's net neutrality turnaround
A U.S. congressional committee has asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler whether the White House improperly influenced his decision to seek tighter regulation of Internet service providers.Wheeler proposed a set of rules last May that would have taken a light touch on net neutrality, allowing practices like paid prioritization of traffic in some cases. In November, President Barack Obama took a tougher stance, saying he favors regulating Internet companies as if they were utilities. The draft Open Internet Order that Wheeler circulated at the FCC this week takes an approach close to the one Obama advocated.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



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2. How network admins can survive SDN

3. Microsoft hopes to make hybrid clouds less scary with more extensive testing

4. 4 open-source monitoring tools that deserve a look

5. Leaked images of Microsoft's Work Assistant integrated with Cortana for Windows Phone

6. 8 Cisco partners you probably don't know, but should

7. Now the FTC has its say on hotel Wi-Fi

8. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the rebirth of satellite Internet

9. Apple and Tesla engaged in battle over talent

10. The battle over net neutrality is just beginning


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