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Network Hardware News
July 18, 2014
Half of networking devices are aging or obsolete, a new report says, as fallout from the recession continues to disrupt legacy network refresh cycles.
June 26, 2014
HP announced the next-generation version of a popular campus switch. The HP 5400R chassis has more resiliency and throughput than its predecessor.
February 26, 2014
IT professionals and vendors weigh in on the importance of energy-efficient switches and servers, and green data center designs.
January 06, 2014
German magazine Der Spiegel has reported routers and firewalls from top vendors have NSA backdoor hacks. Network engineers must take action.
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In this Q&A, one network manager discusses how he's ripping out routers and replacing them with smart switches at sites with Ethernet WAN transport. Continue Reading
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Juniper's QFX3500 and EX4550 are both capable 10 Gigabit Ethernet, top-of-rack switches. Deciding which to buy may mean choosing between traditional and fabric architectures. Continue Reading
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