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eBay scores cost savings and a bandwidth boost with white-box switches running SONiC

Open-source software plus switches built from commodity parts transform eBay's data-center networks to a 400Gbps Layer 3 fabric.

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How to handle IT vendors' worst bad habits

Enterprises hate it when the companies they buy gear from pass the buck when issues arise, over-hype their sales pitches, and don’t give a heads-up about new products.

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IBM takes a pragmatic approach to enterprise AI

Using artificial-intelligence 'foundation models' and its Watson natural-language analytics platform, IBM hopes to automate creation of scripts, modernize legacy systems, and accelerate scientific R&D.

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IDC: Add used IT gear to the mix to stretch budgets, support sustainability

The most cited reason for using refurbished gear is reducing e-waste, an IDC survey found.

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MWC analysis: Conditions are ripe for cloud providers to drive faster network services.

Network operators need help finding applications that demand fast data delivery in order to justify infrastructure investment.

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Top 10 outages of 2022

The biggest outages of 2022 hindered services from AWS, British Airways, Google, Twitter and more, according to Cisco-owned network intelligence company ThousandEyes.

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IBM goes big on quantum-computer hardware, software

IBM's most powerful quantum computer yet, Osprey, is a 433-qubit machine, and the company is enlisting partners to identify quantum-computing use cases for businesses.

Kyndryl's first year yields revenue challenges and a plan to make more

Kyndryl looks to cloud integration, mainframe modernization, increased infrastructure management, and more to succeed a year after spinning out from IBM.

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AMD promises faster and more efficient networking, eventually

AMD has compiled diverse networking technology that it plans to optimize for enterprises, cloud providers, and the most demanding high-speed applications.

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Automation: How to streamline a network-wide switch upgrade

Automating an enterprise’s switch upgrade using Python and open-source tools saved time, money, and human errors compared to doing it manually.

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The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2022

Here’s our take on the top 10 vendors providing corporate networks with everything from SASE and NaaS to ZTNA and network automation.

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Nvidia strikes AI consulting deals with Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton

Consultancies bring experience that enterprises may not have to develop their AI strategy and products.

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Kyndryl service integrates, automates infrastructure resources

The Kyndryl Bridge service brings the company's engineering expertise and vendor alliances to bear on integrating enterprise tools and platforms to provide better performance.

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Juniper increases flexibility of its data-center automation and assurance platform

Juniper Networks broadens the scope of its Apstra intent-based networking software to include broader configuration and multivendor support as well as a new licensing scheme.

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How to set up DHCP failover on Windows Server

A few tips on how to make sure the DHCP infrastructure issuing IP addresses isn’t a single point of failure.

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Just-in-time IT infrastructure: How to attain it for strategic advantage

IT adaptation to COVID-19 accelerated demand for the elasticity that just-in-time hardware and software provide, and now for smart enterprises there’s no turning back.

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NaaS: Is it right for you, and how do you pick a vendor?

Network as a service can offer flexibility, fast deployment, predictable costs, and strong security, but it’s not for everybody.

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Linux Foundation works toward improved data-center efficiency

The Linux Foundation Open Programmable Infrastructure Project seeks to make it easier to offload tasks from CPUs and onto DPUs and IPUs for more efficient data centers.

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