April 20, 2017
The recent announcement by Cisco of 32Gbps capability in its MDS 9700 Director switch and UCS C-series server products means the two major storage networking hardware makers are now able to offer ...
April 19, 2017
Citrix launches channel program to get partners up to speed on consulting services, while distributor Westcon-Comstor taps Viptela SD-WAN technology; more news.
April 11, 2017
Cisco 6 FC storage module brings 32 Gbps support across MDS 9700 director family. Cisco and partners certify UCS C-Series servers for 32 Gbps-ready host bus adapters.
March 24, 2017
News roundup: Cisco fixes a Vault 7 flaw unaided, despite WikiLeaks' pledge to work with vendors. Plus, LastPass flaws leak user data; Apple held hostage by hackers; and more.
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Channel partner companies should introduce Cisco DNA to customers on a step-by-step basis, according to the company. Continue Reading
HyperFlex systems combine software-defined storage and data services software with Cisco UCS (unified computing system), a converged infrastructure system that integrates computing, networking and storage resources to increase efficiency and enable centralized management. Continue Reading
The VoIP telephone may not be the most glamorous member of the office, but in many businesses, its absence would be sorely felt. Despite the rise of mobile devices in the enterprise, many IT managers still depend on IP telephony's reliability, functionality and call quality. In fact, some analysts estimate that around 90% of enterprises have a VoIP telephone deployed in at least one site.
But with a plethora of models and features to consider, choosing a VoIP telephone that rings true to organizational needs can pose an overwhelming challenge for IT decision makers. This issue of Network Evolution is here to help, with IP telephony insight, advice and anecdotes from IT pros.
Also in this issue, learn why many businesses with international partners, employees or customers would be wise to consider just how much of their data travels over undersea cables -- and what would happen to that traffic in the event of a major submarine fiber outage. We also take a look at how some organizations are having their software-defined cake and eating it too, deploying Cisco ACI and VMware NSX in the same networks.Continue Reading
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Expert contributor Karen Scarfone examines the best email security gateways to help readers determine which may be best for their organization. Continue Reading
Sugar Creek Packing Co. sidestepped the NSX vs. ACI debate and deployed both. Now, a senior network engineer shares which technology he would recommend to enterprises. Continue Reading
More and more enterprises are using software-defined networking principles in the wide area network, with industry experts predicting that SD-WAN adoption will skyrocket in 2017. In fact, some top analysts expect the market to grow as much as 90% every year for at least the next three years. In this edition of Network Evolution, we explore three diverse SD-WAN deployment stories to illustrate the growing trend and offer insight into how SD-WAN adoption plays out on the ground. These case studies examine the use of the technology in enterprises ranging from a garden equipment manufacturer to a major oil company, using products from three top vendors -- Cisco, Viptela and Cybera. If you're considering SD-WAN adoption in your wide area network, these real-world stories will offer valuable insight.
Also in this issue, open source networking could open the door to even more big changes in the year ahead. One leading analyst says it's not a question of whether enterprises will ultimately use open source, but how.
And finally, team messaging applications like Slack and HipChat make communicating easy, but they could also put enterprises at risk.Continue Reading
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SDN security challenges become more of a concern, as deployments bring vulnerabilities to the forefront. But vendors and researchers are creating SDN products with security in mind. Continue Reading
The 28-building Medical Center Health System in Odessa, Texas, replaced its Cisco hospital Wi-Fi network and moved to Aruba to handle user growth, boost performance, plan for IoT and move toward mobile-first. Continue Reading
Some enterprise network managers are beginning to move networking out to the cloud, as they sort out how to best meet their organizations' evolving infrastructure needs. Continue Reading
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Cisco's CloudCenter Orchestrator was found to have a privilege escalation vulnerability. Expert Matthew Pascucci explains how it works and what enterprises need to know about it. Continue Reading
The BENIGNCERTAIN exploit affects certain versions of Cisco systems using the IKEv1 protocol. Expert Nick Lewis explains what the protocol does and how the vulnerability works. Continue Reading
For so long, UC apps have been in a separate silo. Web-based collaboration tools like Cisco Spark and Unify Circuit bring UC to where users actually work. Continue Reading