Fri 8 March, 2019

How to determine if Wi-Fi 6 is right for you

2019-03-08T18:17:07+03:00Fri 8 March, 2019|Tags: , , |

There’s a lot of hype around the next Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax, more commonly known as Wi-Fi 6. Often new technologies are built up by the vendors as being the “next big thing” and then flop because they don’t live up to expectations. In the case of Wi-Fi 6, however, the fervor is warranted because ..

Thu 7 March, 2019

BrandPost: Resilience at Edge Computing Sites Is Resilience for the Whole IT Environment

2019-03-08T02:14:24+03:00Thu 7 March, 2019|Tags: , |

As edge computing deployments get under way, organizations need to make their edge computing sites resilient. As the saying goes, “you’re only as good as your weakest link,” so if edge computing locations are allowed to be the weakest link in a multi-location environment, the entire network surely w..

Thu 7 March, 2019

Wireless spectrum shortage? Not so fast

2019-03-07T18:14:09+03:00Thu 7 March, 2019|Tags: |

The wireless industry has always had to deal with regular (and alarming) pronouncements that we're somehow running out of radio spectrum. We’re not. But the misconception regardless gives many IT and network managers pause. After all, if the availability, reliability and especially the capacity..

Wed 6 March, 2019

Cisco uncorks 26 security patches for switches, firewalls

2019-03-07T01:57:39+03:00Wed 6 March, 2019|Tags: , |

Cisco has bundled 25 security advisories that describe 26 vulnerabilities in Cisco NX-OS switch and Firepower FXOS firewall software. While the 26 alerts describe vulnerabilities that have a Security Impact Rating of “High,” most –23 – affect Cisco NX-OS software, and the remaining three involve bot..

Wed 6 March, 2019

Why Wi-Fi needs artificial intelligence

2019-03-07T01:57:40+03:00Wed 6 March, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

This week Juniper Networks plunked down $405 million to acquire Wi-Fi vendor Mist Systems. As always, Network World's Michael Cooney did a fine job covering the news, so I won’t rehash that. What I want to look at is something specific that Cooney wrote — that “Mist touts itself as having devel..

Tue 5 March, 2019

4 Tips for Easier Edge Deployments

2019-03-06T01:27:05+03:00Tue 5 March, 2019|Tags: , |

There are plenty of reasons for organizations to embrace edge computing. By moving applications, data, and computing services to the edge of a network, as opposed to a large data center or cloud, organizations can lower operating costs, improve application performance, reduce network traffic, and ac..

Tue 5 March, 2019

How to configure a static IP address on Linux

2019-03-06T01:27:06+03:00Tue 5 March, 2019|Tags: , |

IP addresses on Linux systems are often assigned automatically by Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers. These are referred to as "dynamic addresses" and may change any time the system is rebooted. When a system is a server or will be remotely administered, however, it is generally more..