How Network Infrastructure Teams Support the Internet of Things

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:36 PM

[Editors Note: This blog post is sponsored by Infosim®, but the ideas expressed here are entirely my own]

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EdTech Networkers: Be Ready for Cloud, SDN, and IoT this Year

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:35 PM

This sponsored blog post was originally published at at HelpSystems.com

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Cisco DNA is Marchitecture, But Also a Shift Away From CLI

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:35 PM

The industry has seen plenty of marchitectures from Cisco and its peers over the years. Its newest one, Digital Network Architecture (DNA), feels different, especially after I spent a week at Cisco Live 2016. DNA is different because underneath all the slideware and demos is an apparent commitment to changing the way enterprises do networking. In other words, Cisco wants network engineers to rely less on their skills with its command line interface (CLI).

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Preparing Network Management for SDN and NFV

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:34 PM

[Editor’s note: This blog is sponsored by Infosim®, but the content is entirely my own]

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Network Managers Should be Monitoring Servers

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:33 PM

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by HelpSystems on February  2, 2016.

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Early Adopters Define SDN

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:33 PM

Greg Ferro recently blogged about how attempts to define software-defined networking (SDN) are a waste of time. He wrote:

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The Benefits of Leveraging MSPs for Performance and Security Monitoring

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 26, 2017 2:02:32 PM

[Author’s Note: This post is sponsored by Edgeworx. The content is entirely mine.]

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How to Unleash the Full Value of Hybrid Cloud

By Torsten Volk on Oct 24, 2016 12:26:50 PM

In an ideal world, customers would be able to fully take advantage of the benefits of hybrid cloud by rationally matching infrastructure parameters -cost, performance, reliability, availability, security, regulatory compliance, scalability- with the requirements and dependencies of each application.

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Why It’s Never Too Soon to Think about IPv6 Network Management

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Sep 9, 2015 3:23:37 PM

Most network managers are still many years away from turning on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in their enterprise local area networks (LANs). Private non-routable IPv4 address ranges can happily exist behind a network address translation (NAT) gateway for the foreseeable future. However, things could change. At any time, someone above your pay grade might [...]

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Know when it’s time to replace open source and freeware infrastructure management tools

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Aug 28, 2015 2:02:09 PM

Many small and midsized IT organizations rely on a mix of freeware and open source software to manage their infrastructure. These free tools can be effective and economical choices for smaller networks. But how do you know when it’s time to upgrade to a commercial product? Scale is one of the first indicators that you [...]

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