Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

Who's really in charge at Cisco? | Access points with 802.11ac are taking over enterprise WLANs

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Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps
Enterprises will be able to give their most important iOS apps priority and route voice calls over their own networks through the partnership that Cisco Systems and Apple announced on Monday. The deal reflects a recognition that mobile devices and apps are replacing traditional IT in many enterprises. Read More

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2015 State of the WAN Report
A discussion of wide area networking is extremely timely because after a long period with little if any fundamental innovation, the WAN is now the focus of considerable innovation. The goal of this e-book is to provide research-based insight into the current state of the WAN. Learn More

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Video: What is WAN Virtualization
This short animated video provides a quick overview of WAN virtualization. Watch and see how Citrix CloudBridge can revolutionize the enterprise WAN for greater reliability and cost savings while providing a better user experience. Learn More

Who's really in charge at Cisco?
Chuck Robbins is officially the chief executive officer of Cisco, but that doesn't mean he's totally in charge. Several sources inside and outside of Cisco say the company's star engineers and key innovators – Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain and Luca Cafiero – continue to report to former CEO John Chambers, who became the executive chairman of Cisco July 26 when Robbins succeeded him. Read More

Access points with 802.11ac are taking over enterprise WLANs
Step by step, the 802.11ac standard is taking over wireless networks in the enterprise, offering faster connections for users with the right devices. Read More

Comcast planning nationwide gigabit broadband in 2 years. What will it cost?
A Comcast executive says the company is currently testing technology based on the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, which can transmit data at rates up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in ideal environments, and is aiming to deploy the technology on a nationwide basis by 2018. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

WAN Virtualization with Citrix CloudBridge
This white paper provides a detailed overview of WAN virtualization and discusses some of the unique features that the CloudBridge Virtual WAN solution provides. Learn More

4 research projects that could double wireless bandwidth
Working in his research lab, Andrea Alù is focused on a single objective: doubling wireless bandwidth. "The final goal is to realize a compact device that can enable full-duplex for wireless communications, transmitting and receiving at the same time on the same frequency channel," says Alù, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at University of Texas at Austin. (Insider Story) Read More

Cool but costly: Google OnHub review roundup
The initial round of reviews for OnHub, Google's fancified entry into the home router market, are out, and the consensus is that it's a neat gadget, but possibly not worth the $200 you'll fork over to get it. Read More

The SDN network as a competitive advantage
While service providers such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have long touted the capabilities of their networks, many of the large web scale providers are now openly disclosing their internally developed network designs. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Enterprise WAN
Public cloud services, SaaS, and mobility are driving enterprises to rethink how they architect their WANs. Gone are the days when all applications resided in regional data centers and branches only needed a single MPLS connection. Learn More

Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over
Following the FCC's warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors' WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi blocking sparked strong reactions from IT pros, end users and vendors of wireless LAN products early in the year, and I figured it wasn't over yet. Read More

Cisco sues HP over VoIP contract
Cisco is suing HP in a dispute over a $58 million contract to provide services to an HP VoIP customer. The contract dates back to 2012. Read More

Massachusetts boarding school sued over Wi-Fi sickness
The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass., allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month. Read More

13 firms join to open up Ethernet, object-storage to everyone
The Linux Foundation is organizing a collaborative effort with 13 tech companies to promote open source software and standards for cloud object storage technologies. The effort is aimed at promoting Ethernet-based storage technology with open source software and standards to address the fast adoption of cloud, virtualization, and object-based storage. Read More


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