Beamforming explained: How it makes wireless communication faster

Beamforming explained: How it makes wireless communication faster

Beamforming is a technique that focuses a wireless signal towards a specific receiving device, rather than having the signal spread in all directions from a broadcast antenna, as it...
10 hot micro-data-center startups to watch

10 hot micro-data-center startups to watch

Data-hungry technology trends such as IoT, smart vehicles, drone deliveries, smart cities and Industry 4.0 are increasing the demand for fast, always-on edge computing. One solution that has emerged...
VMware builds security unit around Carbon Black tech

VMware builds security unit around Carbon Black tech

VMware has wrapped up its $2.1 billion buy of cloud-native endpoint-security vendor Carbon Black and in the process created a new security business unit that will target cybersecurity and...
Early adopter finds SD-WAN yields better management, costs, uptime

Early adopter finds SD-WAN yields better management, costs, uptime

Managing the Wide Area Network (WAN) for Redmond Inc., a supplier of industrial and commercial products – from salt that’s used to protect winter roadways to organic dairy products...
Cisco spreads ACI to Microsoft Azure, multicloud and SD-WAN environments

Cisco spreads ACI to Microsoft Azure, multicloud and SD-WAN environments

Cisco is significantly spreading its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology to help customers grow and control hybrid, multicloud and SD-WAN environments. ACI is Cisco’s flagship software-defined networking (SDN) data-center package,...
Best mesh Wi-Fi routers 2019: Reviews and buying advice

Best Wi-Fi routers 2019: Reviews and buying advice

A great wireless router is an essential element of tech life, whether you’re building out a smart home or you just want the best experience streaming music and video...
Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

Alternatives to Nmap: from simple to advanced network scanning

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nmap, the open-source network mapping tool that became the standard used by many IT professionals, but that can be a bit much...
Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

Review: 4 open-source network management tools improve usability, performance

Network management tools have come a long way from the early command-line products with arcane, text-based configuration files that kept everyone except the resident (typically Linux) guru in the dark....
Best mesh Wi-Fi routers 2019: Reviews and buying advice

Best mesh Wi-Fi routers 2019: Reviews and buying advice

A great wireless router is an essential element of tech life, whether you’re building out a smart home or you just want the best experience streaming music and video...
VMware touts hyperscale SD-WAN | ITworld

VMware touts hyperscale SD-WAN | ITworld

SAN FRANCISCO –  VMware teamed with Dell/EMC this week to deliver an SD-WAN service that promises to greatly simplify setting up and supporting wide-area-network connectivity.The Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution...

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Arista targets cloud networking with CloudEOS software

Arista targets cloud networking with CloudEOS software

Arista this week rolled out software it hopes will help customers more easily fuse enterprise-class networking with on-premises and hybrid-cloud services.The company rolled out...
Cisco Meraki ups security with new switch, software

Cisco Meraki ups security with new switch, software

Cisco Meraki has introduced new hardware and software the company says will help customers more effectively support and secure a wide variety of distributed...
VMware amps security with in-house, Carbon Black technology

VMware amps security with in-house, Carbon Black technology

VMware is moving quickly to meld its recently purchased Carbon Black technology across its product lines with an eye toward helping users protect their...