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Network Hardware News
June 23, 2017
This week, bloggers look into how to manage asymmetrical network traffic flows, Broadcom Trident telemetry and cloud security as part of a data protection strategy.
June 21, 2017
IDC's quarterly report shows continued Ethernet switch market growth; Cisco says global IP traffic will almost triple by 2021; and CenturyLink launches managed Wi-Fi service.
May 09, 2017
Dell EMC has made its network operating system standard on the vendor's latest open networking switches, which include the company's first open 25 GbE switch.
March 24, 2017
The latest Juniper line cards provide more connection options for companies using the vendor's data center interconnect technology.
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