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Xilinx announces new line of adaptable SmartNIC cards

One thing is clear about Xilinx: It isn't waiting around for is acquisition by AMD to close. The latest initiatives from the company are a new SmartNIC card and an FPGA platform app store that features ready-to-deploy solutions for the card aimed at key markets, such as data analytics, video and image processing, machine learning, and security. The new Alveo SN1000 line features integrated "composability" features that allow for customization. Enterprise users can add their own custom network...

Enterprise networking trends in 2021: Preparing for the new normal

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, IT continues to support remote employees. As organizations begin planning to bring workers back into the office, IT must now consider upgrading their networks to best support employees in a post-COVID world. IDC Senior Research Analyst for enterprise networking, Brandon Butler, joins Juliet to discuss what permanent changes IT should implement as workers prepare to return to the office, and how these changes differ from the temporary solutions put into pl...

Microsoft, VMware marry Azure Virtual WAN Hub with VMware SD-WAN

Microsoft and VMware have taken their well-established relationship up a notch by tying together application and network technologies to help customers support secure WAN access to critical enterprise applications. Specifically, the companies have combined Azure Virtual WAN Hub with VMware's SD-WAN technology so that VMware's SD-WAN customers can link resources using the networking, security, and routing services in Azure WAN Hub. They announced the news at his week's Microsoft Ignite virtual...

John Deere invests $500k in private 5G licenses to support more flexible factory networks

John Deere, the $35.5 billion maker of farm equipment, is planting the seeds of company-owned 5G cellular networking in some of its manufacturing plants after investing half-a-million dollars in wireless licenses at an FCC auction last year . The company says that having a piece of wireless spectrum more or less to itself is key to updating certain of its production facilities. Deere bought citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) licenses in five Iowa and Illinois counties at that give it vir...

Comcast: Internet usage spiked in 2020 as working from home doubled

Overall Internet traffic on Comcast’s network spiked substantially at the beginning of the pandemic in the U.S. in March 2020, but normalized over the subsequent months, according to a report released today by the internet service provider. As the largest individual home ISP in the U.S., Comcast’s data on Internet usage represents a useful snapshot into overall home connectivity during the pandemic. Nearly two-thirds of Americans--62%--reported working from home at some point during the curre...

BrandPost: Aruba SD-WAN strengthens the weakest link in Microsoft 365 app performance

Your employees are complaining of poor performance when using Microsoft applications and services. The weakest link isn’t on the IT team; it’s your WAN! As frequent users of business applications such as Microsoft 365 (Office, Teams, SharePoint, and Exchange), we often fail to notice what peak performance feels like, but we certainly know what poor performance feels like! Our frustration builds as we wait on a frozen screen, watch a spinning wheel, or listen intently as we attempt to decipher...

BrandPost: Network Orchestration is a Key to Success in Meeting Application Synergies for Combined On-Prem and Edge Workloads

By: Simon McCormack, Senior Manager of Product Management at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company By the end of next year, the majority of enterprise network infrastructure teams will have completely changed their operating models to support applications, people, and IoT devices in entirely new ways. Network orchestration is a key technology that can help achieve success for tying everything together as the rapid shift to a “centers-of-data” model accelerates. Don’t be left on the tarm...

BrandPost: Take It from A CISO: Successful Transformation Depends on Your Plan for These 7 Forces

At the monumental intersection of digital transformation, an industry-wide focus on SASE, and the continuing effects of COVID-19 on the way workforces function, we have never experienced such a seismic shift in all facets of business over such a short period of time. Today we see this transformation driving changes to corporate culture, business processes, and technology at such a rapid pace, our current security strategy cannot keep up. Unlike past evolutions that were driven entirely by adv...

HPE debuts new Opportunity Engine for fast AI insights

HP Enterprise has announced what it calls the Software Defined Opportunity Engine (SDOE), a cloud-based machine-learning platform that enables partners that sell HPE gear to cut the time to create custom sales proposals from weeks to just 45 seconds. In a blog post announcing the service, HPE Storage senior vice president and general manager Tom Black said SDOE does away with an outdated IT infrastructure-buying process at a time when digital transformation has never been more critical. To re...

Cisco closes $4.5B deal on optical powerhouse Acacia

After some legal wrangling earlier this year, Cisco has closed the $4.5 billion deal for optical maker Acacia Communications, Inc. Cisco coveted Acacia for its high-speed, optical interconnect technologies that let data center operators, webscale companies and service providers offer ever-faster service access to widely distributed resources. It also reinforces Cisco’s commitment to optics as a critical building block for networks of the future. “Acacia offers a complete portfolio of long-dis...

IBM brings Red Hat to Power systems

IBM has introduced Red Hat Linux on its RISC-based Power systems, further expanding IBM's private- and hybrid-cloud offerings on the traditionally Unix-based hardware. IBM already has what it calls Enterprise Linux on Power, but this is bringing Red Hat, which IBM paid $34 billion to acquire, to its big iron. IBM Power systems now feature Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Power Virtual Server leveraging OpenShift's bare metal installer, Red Hat Runtimes, and newly certified Red Hat Ansible Content Col...

Creating and merging PDFs on Linux

There are a number of ways that you can create PDFs on a Linux system. You can use an application like LibreOffice or OpenOffice, or you can take advantage of any of a number of commands that can generate PDFs from text files or from a group of other file formats. There are also a number of ways that you can merge a group of PDFs into a single PDF file. Why PDFs? PDF is often the preferred format for files that you need to share with others or archive. This is because PDF is an open file form...

IT Salary Survey 2021: The results are in

The latest Insider Pro and Computerworld Salary Survey reveals the current salaries for dozens of tech titles, the IT skills most in demand (and those not), the tech hiring expectations for the coming year, and what matters most to IT pros in their current jobs.

IT Salary Survey 2021: Security and cloud computing certifications on the up

Do more certifications lead to new jobs, promotions or a pay rise? We asked 1,172 IT professionals their thoughts and whether or not they are currently pursuing certifications and in which areas of technology?

16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.(Insider Story)
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