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Defenses and dangers: Understanding your data protection needs

The value of business data is constantly changing, and more so every year. Data used to consist of a few names and email addresses, some purchasing information and some contact details gleaned from badge-scans at the last event attended. As such, it was only valuable at certain times and rarely viewed as business critical.

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Automation, reliability and trust

Networks are Complicated and Fragile Networking is complex. There are many protocols running across the various OSI layers that are highly interconnected. Another way of layering includes the management, control and forwarding planes. In network design, we have various layers including the optical, core, spine and edge.

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Security pitfalls with multicloud deployments

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion at the Cyber Security Summit USA in Denver, CO, on the topic of cloud INsecurity. The panel needed to cover the common pitfalls that organizations make when moving to the cloud and how to avoid them.

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Powering IoT with Low Latency Networks

Why edge computing is imperative in 5G networks Previously, we looked at how service providers can make 5G a profitable business. A key part of this is also dependent upon service providers delivering distributed compute power as part of the 5G network itself by hosting thousands of mini data centers at the edge.

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Differentiation in the 5G Era

How service providers can make 5G a profitable business 5G is nearly here. Three carriers have launched commercial 5G services in South Korea, now offering the service to enterprises. The race is on to take advantage of lower latency, higher speeds, greater coverage and massive capacity increases in order to be more responsive, move data faster and […]

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Speed, Scale, Reliability and the Pursuit of Programmability

As networking moves from monolithic to disaggregated infrastructure, the necessity of programmability has become existential, be it physical or software-defined networks (SDN). A common thread runs through these movements: the need for control. As the notion of control continues to evolve, it will drive significant changes to the systems that form the foundations of the […]

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Building Network Architectures of the Future

Just as networking technology is evolving, so too are the architectures that connect and support applications and services. In today’s IT world, there is no enterprise-wide infrastructure. Rather, there are individual networks—data center, campus, branch, public cloud and WAN—each with their own teams, budgets, priorities and tools.

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Secondhand IoT Devices, Firsthand Threats to Security

From thermostats and voice assistants to fitness trackers and toys, smart and internet-connected gadgets are now found in nearly every room of most homes. It’s tempting to try and save money on these devices by capitalizing on less expensive secondhand products sold by third-parties like eBay, Craigslist and even friends or family.

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Why does the Enterprise Data Center need EVPN and VXLAN?

IT sits at the core of an enterprise’s digital transformation and bears the burden to provide an on-demand infrastructure that delivers high uptime and agility. The data center becomes the focal point from where this transformation begins and enterprise data center fabrics need to evolve to meet the evolving needs of the business.

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