Networking


Cisco Betting $1 Billion on the Cloud

Networking and hardware giant Cisco Systems Inc. this week announced it was investing $1 billion to expand its cloud business by developing an "intercloud" -- a network of clouds.

NEC Updates Software-Defined Networking Suite

NEC Corp. announced version 5.1 of its ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite, highlighted by a new Unified Network Coordinator (UNC).

Understanding Packet Loss in Network Monitoring and Analysis Appliances

The key to zero packet loss lies in understanding the four key sources of loss.

3 Tips for Improving Application Performance

Make the most of your IT investments with these three tips to help you optimize your networks, applications, and clients.

How Remote Infrastructure Management Can Improve Processes and Increase Efficiency

These 6 action steps will help you get the most from outsourcing your remote infrastructure management.

The Network’s Role in Securing Cyberspace

No single technology can enable a fully secure network. The three-layer model we present can guide your organization in making key improvements to your network security.

Q&A: Improving Network Visibility

Networks are getting faster and more complex. How can IT network administrators keep up?



Building a Data Center without Walls: The Need for Intelligent Networking

A new intelligent cloud network between data center and cloud is needed for efficient workload mobility.

The Elephant in the Clouds

Moving to the clouds doesn’t mean resources must be let go.

Analysis: Revamped NetView a Sleeper Hit

NetView 6.1 is, by almost any standard, an exciting new deliverable -- particularly for users of IBM’s Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex technology.

Why Hardware-based WANs Are Obsolete

Hardware solutions are costly and time-consuming. Is it time you moved to a software solution?

Last Call for IPv4

It's time to start planning your transition to IPv6.

How Continuous Monitoring Can Help Financial Services Firms Avoid Cyber Attacks

Follow these steps to achieve comprehensive visibility. They aren’t easy but they are necessary.

Q&A: Managing Explosive Network Growth in Education

How one University tackled rapidly growing network traffic.

Virtualization 2011: Collaboration with Network Infrastructure

Enterprises are striving to increase server virtualization this year. The maturity of server virtualization will help drive the planning of your network strategy; another is desktop virtualization.

Network Lessons from 2010 Drive Predictions for 2011

It was a busy year for IT professionals in 2010. What did network administrators learn this year, and how will these lessons affect the top enterprise trends in 2011?

Microsoft Goes Easy With November Patch Release

Microsoft's November security update arrived today, and it's something less than a Thanksgiving meal.

Microsoft: Java Worse Than PDF as Security Threat

Java should be considered a top software security threat, even more so than Adobe PDF files, according to Microsoft's announcement.

Report: Novell To Sell Itself in Two Parts

The New York Post reported Wednesday morning that Novell has agreed to "a deal in principle" to sell itself in two separate parts to two separate buyers.

Firefox, PowerPoint, Other Apps at Risk from DLL Flaw

A vulnerability Microsoft has confirmed is being exploited, and the software giant says it can't fix the problem with a simple update.