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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

4 new access points deliver super-fast Wi-Fi

DDoS reflection attacks are back – and this time, it's personal | VeloCloud's SD-WAN puts packet steering on steroids to optimize performance

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4 new access points deliver super-fast Wi-Fi
Continuing our ongoing series of 802.11ac reviews, we put four new access points to the test, bringing our total to 13. This time around, we looked at products from Linksys, Xclaim, Amped and ZyXel, using the same test-bed and methods as our last review. (Insider Story) Read More


IT Roadmap NYC Conference Focuses on 5 Pillars of Technology
The content-rich agenda has been redesigned and reenergized to include increased IDG content from editors you know and trust on topics such as: Security & Management, Network - From the Edge to the Core of the New Data Center, Analytics & Data Management, Cloud & Next Generation Apps, The Mobile/BYOD Enterprise, and more! Click to continue

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Survey Report: Data Culture in Software Development
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DDoS reflection attacks are back – and this time, it's personal
At the start of 2014, attackers' favorite distributed denial of service attack strategy was to send messages to misconfigured servers with a spoofed return address – the servers would keep trying to reply to those messages, allowing the attackers to magnify the impact of their traffic. As those servers got patched, this strategy became less and less effective. But now it's back, according to a new report from Akamai. Read More

VeloCloud's SD-WAN puts packet steering on steroids to optimize performance
Many vendors are racing to compete in the burgeoning software-defined WAN space. Each competitor has its own strategy of how to implement the network overlay that makes the network connections, provides virtualized services and steers applications. It all comes down to what the SD-WAN vendor wants to help its customers achieve. Read More

7 security threats that go ignored too often
From unencrypted email to open Wi-Fi to faulty firewalls, these common security threats are actually easy to fix, but most often go overlooked. In combination, these threats could easily be giving away the entire farm. Read More


How Should Network Flow Inform VM Placement?
This whitepaper examines the latency-inducing pitfalls of common VM placement tactics, as well as a network flow approach that minimizes network, compute, and storage latency all at once. Learn More

China pushes for big jump in Internet speeds
China's government is pressing for faster Internet access speeds and lower prices, two moves that aim to boost the number of its citizens going online. Read More

Nuage visualizes the SDN
Nuage Networks this week released an application designed to better integrate physical and virtual networks. The company's Virtualized Services Assurance Platform (VSAP) correlates the operation of virtual overlays and physical underlays in software defined networks on behalf of applications and workloads. Read More

CIOs put the Internet of Things in perspective
When you hear the phrase Internet of Things (IoT), you are probably excited, confused, concerned or tired of hearing the buzzphrase -- or maybe all of those things plus a few more. Read More

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Clearing the Network Hurdle to Cloud Deployment
Although enthusiasm is high among IT pros for cloud services, an IDG Research Quick Poll survey found that, in fact, the cloud is at a crossroads. Learn More

Cisco CEO feisty til the end
John Chambers' last quarterly conference call as Cisco CEO was as bullish as it's ever been, especially on switching. Chambers left little doubt what he thought about prognostications that software-defined networking and whitebox switching would ultimately kill Cisco's switching dominance. Read More

John Chambers bids adieu with Cisco on a roll
May 13, 2015 marks the beginning of end of the John Chambers era at Cisco. Read More

CoxHealth finds relief in a network overhaul that pushes Layer 3 to the edge
Sprawling health care system has an unusual mix of Brocade for wireline, Cisco for wireless. Read More

Big Switch SDN update aids VMware integration, bare metal monitoring
Big Switch Networks rolled out new versions of its SDN-based cloud fabric and monitoring applications which feature tighter integration with VMware, among other enhancements. Read More


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