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IDG Contributor Network: A C-level view of SD-WAN

If you ask a group of 10 people what SD-WAN is, there’s a good chance you will get 10 different answers. So, which one is right? Well, that depends on your perspective. If you take all the marketing and jargon out of the equation it will be some.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 25th, 2017Related News

IDG Contributor Network: Making smart cities a smarter way

Almost everywhere I travel these days I hear someone talking about making their city a "smart city." I personally put the most faith in those initiatives that have determined what they want "smart" to accomplish whether it be zero net water consum.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 25th, 2017Related News

How City Furniture built a better Wi-Fi network

Founded in 1971, City Furniture got its start when Kevin Koenig and his brothers constructed wood bed frames in a garage. They started with a single showroom, Waterbed City, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but have now grown to 27 locations across th.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 24th, 2017Related News

Bluetooth Mesh networks: Is a standards body right for IoT innovation?

Earlier this week, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standards have been extended to include mesh network features. It is clear that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the intended market. The SIG say.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 20th, 2017Related News

What SDN is and where it’s going

Forrester analyst Andre Kindness says a lot of clients ask him how they should think about software-defined networking (SDN), which has been heralded for years as the next great thing in the industry.SDN – which is an architecture approach, not.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 19th, 2017Related News

Apstra lands Tokyo Electron Device as first channel partner

Intent-based networking pioneer Apstra announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Tokyo Electron Device (TED) for the Japanese market.For those who don’t know Apstra, the company came to market with an intent-based ne.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 19th, 2017Related News

What SDN is and where it’s going?

Forrester analyst Andre Kindness says a lot of clients ask him how they should think about software-defined networking (SDN), which has been heralded for years as the next great thing in the industry.SDN – which is an architecture approach.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 19th, 2017Related News

IoT could benefit from mesh-networking capabilities in Bluetooth

Bluetooth is about to get some significant new mesh networking capabilities -- and the best bit is, you may not need new hardware to benefit from them.Mesh networking will make it simpler to connect sensors across industrial sites, or to create sm.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 18th, 2017Related News

Will IoT party like 1999?

After I read Brian Bailey’s IoT semiconductor design article, IoT Myth Busting, I thought of Prince’s song 1999, in particular, the line: “So tonight I'm gonna party like it's nineteen ninety-nine.”  Without a lot of irrational exuberance.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 17th, 2017Related News

What is 5G? Wireless tecnology that could enable mobile-only networking

The next step in the evolution of wireless WAN communications - known as 5G - is about to hit the front pages, and for good reason: it will complete the evolution of cellular from wireline augmentation to wireline replacement, and strategically from.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 13th, 2017Related News

Quantum fiber network to launch in August

The most secure form of network ever created has been successfully real-world-tested in China, said a publication there yesterday.Quantum entanglement—the tech that drives quantum networks—is a part of quantum-key distribution (QKD). Roughly,.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 12th, 2017Related News

Cisco"s M5 UCS servers take intent-based approach to data center

It's not the server -- it's the system. That's the word from Cisco as it rolls out its new, M5 generation Unified Computing System rack and blade servers, triggered by Intel's release of the Xeon Scalable Processor platform.Cisco's new servers use.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 12th, 2017Related News

What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system in an effort to reduce data center complexity and increase scalability. Hyperconverged platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computin.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 11th, 2017Related News

What is 5G? 1Gbps-plus wireless to enable mobile-only networking

The next step in the evolution of wireless WAN communications - known as 5G - is about to hit the front pages, and for good reason: it will complete the evolution of cellular from wireline augmentation to wireline replacement, and strategically from.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 11th, 2017Related News

Intel tightens data-center grip with Xeon Scalable Processor platform

Make no mistake: Intel's Xeon Processor Scalable Family, based on the company's Skylake architecture, is about much more than revving up CPU performance. The new processor line is essentially a platform for computing, memory and storage designed t.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 11th, 2017Related News

What is 5G? Gigabit-plus wireless to enable mobile-only networking

The next step in the evolution of wireless WAN communications - known as 5G - is about to hit the front pages, and for good reason: it will complete the evolution of cellular from wireline augmentation to wireline replacement, and strategically from.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 11th, 2017Related News

What’s the difference between SDN and NFV?

SDN, NFV & VNF are among the alphabet soup of terms in the networking industry that have emerged in recent years.Software defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV) and the related virtual network functions (VNF) are important.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 10th, 2017Related News

MIT IoT and wearable project foretells the future of industrial safety

The IoT in the commercial sector might better be called the Internet of Prototypes, the IoP.Few of the components for building the ubiquitous IoT that the future holds are available today. The best way to envision the future is by prototyping. Pro.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 10th, 2017Related News

Does MU-MIMO really expand Wi-Fi system capacity?

MU-MIMO enables multiple client stations to receive unique but simultaneous transmissions from a single access point (AP).Until this advance, each associated station had to wait its turn via the normal contention process and subject to whate.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 6th, 2017Related News

Mist’s wireless network lets companies personalize the user experience

The Wi-Fi networks of today were architected more than a decade ago. That even predates the iPhone, which ushered in the era of mobility. These old Wi-Fi architectures aren’t ready to handle the vast number of mobile devices that want to connect.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkJul 5th, 2017Related News