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SDN and other network strategies

The data center networking topic center offers expert advice and in-depth explanations of data center networks, including new architectures and management tools and technologies. With increasing traffic on data center networks, strategies such as SDN, network functions virtualization and new architectures are stepping in to prevent jams.

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    Dell CEO Michael Dell says customers aren't concerned about his company's plan to possibly spin off VMware shares; VMware's CEO says the companies will continue to 'R&D together.'

  • March 14, 2019 14 Mar'19

    Enterprises need to respond to network and security events in milliseconds, not seconds. Network automation coupled with artificial intelligence tools can help.

  • March 11, 2019 11 Mar'19

    Nvidia acquires Mellanox against growing AI, data competition

    Nvidia acquires Mellanox for $6.9 billion, as competition increases for platforms that can handle AI and other data-intensive platforms.

  • January 30, 2019 30 Jan'19

    SDN deployment varies among service providers and enterprises due to risks, costs and use cases. But, when it comes to SD-WAN, both groups appear to agree about the potential.

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  • Build up your knowledge of leaf-spine network technology

    As organizations deal with challenges of single tree path networks, many admins are considering leaf-spine architectures. Learn the ways its topology helps latency and data flow. Continue Reading

  • Cost, complexity, security, training, troubleshooting and software bugs are some of the top SD-WAN challenges. Discover more about these issues and how to offset them. 

  • 4 steps for a smooth SDN installation

    Software-defined infrastructure can be tricky to implement. Automation, vendor-supported hardware and skilled developers are essential for smooth updates. Continue Reading

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  • Microsoft continued to refine the software-defined networking capabilities in its latest server operating system by developing several new security features. 

  • Before Aaron's could improve its real-time network visibility and VoIP performance with CloudGenix SD-WAN, the retailer had to transition from Cisco Meraki. 

  • Secure Access Service Edge -- or SASE -- architecture transitions from network design that revolves around the data center to a model based on identity and user context. 

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  • Microsoft added a number of new software-defined features in Windows Server 2019, but deploying a fully virtualized data center remains a challenge for several reasons. 

  • Software-defined networking can help plug security holes and minimize microsegmentation management tasks; it's worth a look for companies that haven't virtualized their networks yet. 

  • Navigate recent changes to data center networking architecture

    Thanks to hybrid cloud and containers, data center networks are tougher to crack than ever. But IT can succeed if it follows a simple path. Continue Reading

  • Microsoft's hosting service for DNS domains is an option for organizations with a heavy Azure investment that want the benefits ...

  • Compare the features and functionality of five prominent patch management tools for Microsoft and third-party applications to ...

  • The number of security updates from Microsoft dips below the average of the previous several months, but a TCP/IP bug looms large...

  • VDI has specific hardware needs that servers hosting other virtualized workloads may not meet. Learn how to gauge VDI hardware ...

  • This year's VMworld conference runs virtually from Sep. 29 to Oct. 1. Read the latest news and announcements about and from the ...

  • Admins looking for an alternative tool for emulating hardware should consider QEMU, which supports x86, PowerPC, ARM and SPARC ...

  • Companies that take a careful approach to enterprise cloud adoption aligned with business objectives can help optimize spending ...

  • When it comes to SaaS spending, IT must ensure that everyone from users to management is on the same page. Use these strategies ...

  • Microsoft has partnered with SpaceX to tie Azure to low-orbiting satellites. The company also introduced a modular data center to...

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