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Error-correction breakthroughs bring quantum computing a step closer

Error-correction breakthroughs bring quantum computing a step closer

Quantum computing is still in its infancy, easily beaten by traditional computers. One of the biggest challenges? The fact that quantum bits — qubits —…

AI-powered 6G wireless promises big changes

AI-powered 6G wireless promises big changes

The next evolution in wireless communication, 6G is expected to arrive in 2030, driven by ever-increasing demands for speed and bandwidth from the explosive growth…

5 data center predictions: Surging demand and tighter rules squeeze operations

5 data center predictions: Surging demand and tighter rules squeeze operations

Five key data center trends will impact operators in the coming year, according to the Uptime Institute. The research firm highlighted the top trends –…

Data centers unprepared for new European energy efficiency regulations

Data centers unprepared for new European energy efficiency regulations

Europe’s new Energy Efficiency Directive goes into effect next May, but the vast majority of data center operators aren’t able to collect the capacity and utilization…

5 ways to boost server efficiency

5 ways to boost server efficiency

IT is under greater pressure to address energy efficiency in the data center, particularly as global regulations aimed at sustainability come into play. A key area of…

8 top industries for private 5G

8 top industries for private 5G

Private 5G networks promise lower latency, higher bandwidth, better security and broader coverage, particularly in challenging environments like mines and factories, compared to more established…

Hot (and not hot) networking skills

Hot (and not hot) networking skills

Today’s network engineers have to be flexible and adaptable, understand the new infrastructure-as-code paradigm, and stay on top of the latest developments in cloud, security,…

Generative AI dominates VMware Explore news

Generative AI dominates VMware Explore news

There were some cloud announcements this week at VMware Explore in Las Vegas, but AI was the star, as it has been at nearly every tech company…

VMware Cloud gains faster ransomware recovery, expanded management capabilities

VMware Cloud gains faster ransomware recovery, expanded management capabilities

VMware announced a raft of improvements to its VMware Cloud platform at this week’s VMware Explore conference in Las Vegas. Previously, VMware’s on-premises private cloud…

VMware NSX+ centralizes cloud networking and security for multicloud environments

VMware NSX+ centralizes cloud networking and security for multicloud environments

VMware customers that have both on-prem and cloud-based architecture can now manage networking and security for both in a single management console. Unveiled at this…

VMware combines SASE and edge management in new orchestration platform, announces private 5G service

VMware combines SASE and edge management in new orchestration platform, announces private 5G service

Combining things to make them easier to manage and secure is a recurring theme at this week’s VMware Explore conference in Las Vegas. To that end, VMware…

VMware, Nvidia team on enterprise-grade AI platform

VMware, Nvidia team on enterprise-grade AI platform

Companies trying to deploy generative AI today have a major problem. If they use a commercial platform like OpenAI, they have to send data up to the…

Hybrid mesh firewall platforms gain interest as management challenges intensify

Hybrid mesh firewall platforms gain interest as management challenges intensify

As enterprise networks get more complex, so do the firewall deployments. There are on-premises firewalls to manage, along with firewalls that are deployed in virtual…

Flight to cloud drives IaaS networking adoption

Flight to cloud drives IaaS networking adoption

As data, applications, and workloads continue to move to the cloud, demand for IaaS networking is surging. The market for cloud-based IaaS networking will reach…

Gartner: SSE landscape shifts as vendors add more security services

Gartner: SSE landscape shifts as vendors add more security services

The market for managed security services is shifting as enterprises weigh their requirements for cloud-based security capabilities and vendors refine their feature sets and product…

5G network slices could be vulnerable to attack, researchers say

5G network slices could be vulnerable to attack, researchers say

5G promises increased speed, lower latency, and support for a significantly larger number of connected devices. But the growth in devices and in new applications…

Commercial quantum networks inch closer to primetime

Commercial quantum networks inch closer to primetime

As commercial availability of quantum computers moves closer to reality, researchers and vendors are investing in efforts to create quantum-secured networks. Quantum networks use entangled…

Enterprises turn to single-vendor SASE for ease of manageability

Enterprises turn to single-vendor SASE for ease of manageability

Before the start of the Covid epidemic, a traditional WAN architecture with centralized security worked well for Village Roadshow. “Advanced security inspection services can be…

NTT, Palo Alto partner for managed SASE with AIOps

NTT, Palo Alto partner for managed SASE with AIOps

A new offering from IT services provider NTT combines Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma SASE offering with NTT’s managed network services and AIOps infrastructure. SASE – secure…

Pros and cons of managed SASE

Pros and cons of managed SASE

AmerCareRoyal, which provides disposable products for the food service and hospitality industries, is the product of six mergers and acquisitions over the past several years,…

What to expect from SASE certifications

What to expect from SASE certifications

Secure access service edge (SASE) is a network architecture that rolls SD-WAN and security into a single, centrally-managed cloud service that promises simplified WAN deployment,…

IT supply issues have organizations shifting from just-in-time to just-in-case buying

IT supply issues have organizations shifting from just-in-time to just-in-case buying

The past three years have been an unprecedented period of disruption in the semiconductor industry. The Covid pandemic and ensuing lockdowns shut down manufacturing, there…

IoT security strategy from those who use connected devices

IoT security strategy from those who use connected devices

Freeman Health System has around 8,000 connected medical devices in its 30 facilities in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Many of these devices have the potential…

Cisco DevNet certifications explained

Cisco DevNet certifications explained

The enterprise network is undergoing a fundamental transition from manual to automated, from hardware to software-defined, from tightly controlled to sprawling across SaaS, multi-cloud, remote work…

Early adopters embrace private 5G

Early adopters embrace private 5G

The appeal of private 5G is driving companies to explore ways to improve the performance, scalability and flexibility of their mobile networks. Enterprise deployment of…

Who’s selling private 5G and what do you get?

Who’s selling private 5G and what do you get?

Private 5G is technology that can be used in local area networks. Not to be confused with the public 5G connectivity offered by telephone companies, private 5G…

Private 5G promising for enterprises, but growth stymied by pandemic, lack of hardware

Private 5G promising for enterprises, but growth stymied by pandemic, lack of hardware

Private 5G networks promise to offer low latency, high reliability, and support for massive numbers of connected devices, but enterpise deployment has been slower than expected, experts say, due…

How SASE uses AI

How SASE uses AI

Secure access service edge, or SASE, combines networking and security into a cloud-based service, and it’s growing fast. According to Gartner projections, enterprise spending on SASE will…

Who’s selling SASE and what do you get?

Who’s selling SASE and what do you get?

Demand for secure access service edge (SASE) has grown tremendously during the pandemic. As adoption picks up, vendors are promising feature-rich and integrated SASE solutions. Customers have…

10 ways IT can navigate the chip shortage

10 ways IT can navigate the chip shortage

Exacerbated by the pandemic, the chip shortage neared crisis proportions at the start of the year. Network vendors calculated the impact on their businesses in…