Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What network technology is going to shake up your WAN?

  The first place to tackle SDN? In the WAN | New products of the week 03.09.2015

 
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What network technology is going to shake up your WAN?
Few areas of the enterprise are as ripe for change as the wide area network. And there are plenty of technologies – from hybrid WAN services and software defined networking to better management tools -- lining up to push such a makeover closer to reality. Read More
 


WHITE PAPER: Aerohive

10 Requirements for Optimizing Your Network for Mobility
Today the vast majority of work and communication is conducted on mobile & wireless devices & users rarely even consider using a wired network unless it's a last resort. This paper looks at how this mentality requires IT operations to architect an access network specifically with "mobile first" in mind. Read now

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Gigabit Speed Wireless Networks with 802.11ac
With the development of 802.11ac, WLANs surpass the gigabit speed barrier. Watch this webinar recording featuring author of "802.11ac: A Survival Guide" (O'Reily), Matthew Gast, for a discussion on 802.11ac and why it's posed to become the 802.11 standard of choice and how to incorporate it into your network plans. View now>>

The first place to tackle SDN? In the WAN
Disruptive innovation in infrastructure is on the rise, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Software Defined Networking movement. But while much of the SDN discussion has focused on the data center, the better initial use case might be in the wide area network. One advocate of that approach is Michael Elmore, IT Senior Director of the Enterprise Network Engineering Infrastructure Group at Cigna, a global health service company headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Michael is also on the board of Open Network Users Group (ONUG). Network World Editor in Chief John Dix asked Elmore to participate in an email-based Q&A to explore the promise of Software Defined WANS. Read More
 

New products of the week 03.09.2015
New products of the weekOur roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow.Aruba 7000 Series Cloud Services ControllersKey features: Aruba's new Cloud Services Controllers integrate WAN acceleration, firewall, web content filtering, policy-based routing and zero-touch provisioning into a single cohesive system, allowing branch offices to rightsize their networks. More info.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More
 


WHITE PAPER: Aerohive

BYOD and Beyond: How To Turn BYOD into Productivity
One of the most overlooked aspects of the BYOD phenomenon isn't just connecting the users to the network, but how to manage them once they're there. Getting mobile and BYO devices onto the network is now table stakes. View Now

It's a road show for the guys behind PAX East's big, big LAN party
Among the many other exciting diversions for those of a nerdy bent at PAX East 2015, there is a LAN party. And as you might expect, it's not your average hastily erected LAN, with computers situated around a couple cheap consumer switches nestled between boxes of pizza. Read More
 

IBM Internet of Things boss takes new job at Internet2
Florence Hudson, most recently IBM's director of Internet of Things Business, has been named Senior VP and Chief Innovation Officer for computer network consortium Internet2. Read More
 


WHITE PAPER: VMTurbo, Inc.
 
Making the Case for a Software-Defined Data Center
In this paper, we outline the need for "Software-Driven Control" - the intelligence or "control plane" that can take advantage of new software-defined capabilities. Learn More

Five takeaways for CIOs from this year's MWC
IoT, security and more affordable smartphones were all hot topics Read More
 

 

INSIDER
Akamai CSO takes a creative approach to finding security pros
What do a chocolatier, theater director and dog-sledding adventurer have in common? All found work with Andy Ellis, the chief security officer at Akamai. And all have passion – an indispensable quality for Akamai's CSO.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More
 

 

 

INSIDER
5 common Wi-Fi attacks – and how to defend against them
You're probably aware that hackers can try to crack your Wi-Fi passwords in order to gain access to your network. So, you're already using strong passwords.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

 

Could AWS possibly be worth $50 billion?
Speculating as to the he value of Amazon Web Services has been a parlor game for some time now, with the company expected to provide its answer next month. In the meantime, here's what they're saying at RW Baird, via a report on The Street: Baird analysts upped its price target after assigning a stand-alone value of between $40 billion to $50 billion, or $95 per share, to Amazon Web Services, its cloud business segment.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More
 

 

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