The emergence of software-defined application delivery technology - and what it can do for your network

The emergence of software-defined application delivery technology - and what it can do for your network
This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.The flexibility of the cloud has driven IT to look closely at opportunities to replicate that agility in their own infrastructure and operations. Automation initiatives have optimized many layers of the computing stack, but application delivery services remain a last-mile problem as network teams find themselves hamstrung by infle…
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Avaya plan deploys network virtualization, segmentation to guard business jewels

Avaya plan deploys network virtualization, segmentation to guard business jewels
Avaya has rolled out products it says will help enterprise customers more easily segment traffic between widely dispersed networked resources and effectively protect corporate data.The two central components of what the company calls its Data Center Everywhere plan include a new hardware-independent operating system for the company’s switches – the Virtual Service 8000 non-Avaya products such as x86, or ARM platforms – that lets customers deploy virtualized network functions anywhere in the net…
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The best VPNs 2017

The best VPNs 2017
If you're concerned about online privacy, a virtual private network (VPN) will help keep snoopers at bay. Here, we round up the best VPN services for hiding your location online and allowing you to access blocked content and blocked sites.Why you need a VPNOver the past few years public awareness of VPNs has grown, but for many they are still a mystery. Traditionally, they were used by businesses to enable their employees to access a company’s internal network securely. Nowadays people use them…
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Comcast Business offers direct connection to IBM Cloud network

Comcast Business offers direct connection to IBM Cloud network
Comcast Business announced Thursday it now offers direct, dedicated network links to the IBM Cloud global network. The move positions Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast, to compete against AT&T, Verizon, Bell Canada and telecom service providers already offering IBM Cloud Direct Link services. Comcast Business already claims to be the nation's biggest cable provider to small and mid-sized businesses. The IBM partnership could be a way for Comcast Business to grow, especially among larger busin…
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30% off TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini - Deal Alert

30% off TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini - Deal Alert
30% off TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini - Deal Alert | ITworld Shopping links may be manually or programmatically inserted into this content, and our site may receive payment for activity generated through them. They should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements. Thank youYour message has been sent.SorryThere was an error emailing this page. Credit: Amazon ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:…
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21% off Seagate Backup Plus Hub for Mac, 4TB External Desktop Hard Drive - Deal Alert

21% off Seagate Backup Plus Hub for Mac, 4TB External Desktop Hard Drive - Deal Alert
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The growing importance of Time Sensitive Networks

The growing importance of Time Sensitive Networks
We live in a world with self-driving automobiles, and reusable self-landing rockets.   Such complex systems of multiple sensors, computers, and actuators form a Cyber-Physical System (CPS).  Some CPSs will operate at scales that will challenge comprehension.  From autonomous platooning vehicle convoys communicating with each other and highway infrastructure, to Smart Cities coordinating resources (avoiding traffic congestion, coordinating parking, reducing emissions and power consumption), to S…
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Today, Get 43% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

Today, Get 43% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert
Today, Get 43% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert | ITworld Shopping links may be manually or programmatically inserted into this content, and our site may receive payment for activity generated through them. They should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements. Thank youYour message has been sent.SorryThere was an error emailing this page. ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout…
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64% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting - Deal Alert

64% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting - Deal Alert
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MSPs Need to Prep Now for an SDN Transition

MSPs Need to Prep Now for an SDN Transition
It's time for MSPs to prepare for the rise of software-defined networking and network virtualization because they stand to gain more than they might lose. Technological innovations are often one of those proverbial achievements that cut both ways: Tech disruption usually benefits one party at the expense of another. The rise of software-defined networking (SDN), alongside network virtualization, represents one of those times when managed service provid…
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